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Summary

  1. FT: Inverness CT 0-1 Rangers (Miller 23 mins)
  2. Superb right-foot volley is striker's 100th Gers goal
  3. Rangers move up to third in the Premiership

Live Reporting

By Keir Murray

All times stated are UK

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Good night

Inverness CT 0-1 Rangers

And so ends the Friday football. It was a good game in the Highlands under the floodlights. Congratulations to Rangers on the win. They are tucked in behind Aberdeen, while for Inverness there are bags of positives despite the defeat. Their team spirit will surely help them climb the table. Thanks for your company.

One of the ones that got away

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Inverness sub Alex Fisher heads well wide of the Rangers goal after the ball had been delivered from the right touchline with pinpoint accuracy by Aaron Doran
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Inverness sub Alex Fisher heads well wide of the Rangers goal after the ball had been delivered from the right touchline with pinpoint accuracy by Aaron Doran

Job done for Rangers

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Rangers captain Lee Wallace and goalkeeper Wes Foderingham exchange a handshake at the final whistle
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Rangers captain Lee Wallace and goalkeeper Wes Foderingham exchange a handshake at the final whistle

'Lads have given it their all'

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Inverness CT manager Richie Foran: "I'm disappointed for the players. We gave it our all. On chances alone I think we deserved a draw. We just lacked that wee bit of quality in front of goal. 

"I think it's our best performance over the last six games. I knew we'd get chances. Bringing Jake Mulraney and Aaron Doran on can turn a game for you and I thought they might have nicked us a goal. We kept believing. I can't complain. The lads have given their all but it just wasn't their night."

Caley Thistle's twin sinners

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For Caley Thistle, they will look back at the two major chances that came their way - the misplaced headers from six or seven yards by Lonsana Doumbouya in the first half and by Alex Fisher in the second. On another day, both players would have scored.

ICT fall just short

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Inverness midfielder Greg Tansey: "We had enough chances to get a goal at the end. We needed little bits of quality in front of goal and unfortunately the lads didn't have that, but we dug in. They're a good side. We decided to press them high. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. We'll take the positives from today into next week."

Rangers enjoy another shut-out

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BBC Scotland football pundit Craig Paterson: "This takes the pressure off Warburton. You can see he's the kind of guy who just likes to get on with his job but you just don't get that at Rangers. That's four shut-outs in the last five games and that's massive for Rangers. Rangers just deserved to win but Richie Foran will look at those two gilt-edged chances. It's a big night for Rangers."

Rangers manager Mark Warburton and assistant David Weir
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Rangers manager Mark Warburton and assistant David Weir will feel their defending is improving

FULL-TIME

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Rangers move up to third in the Premiership with a hard-fought win in the Highland capital. Inverness did enough to just about deserve a point - not a great difference between the teams.

Can Inverness find an equaliser?

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Carl Tremarco launches a long throw into the Rangers box but the visitors get it clear. Inverness are launching wave after wave of attacks to snatch a point.

Let-off for Gers keeper

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Wes Foderingham can count himself lucky that Willie Collum blew for a foul on the big Rangers goalie after he had leapt from his line, banged into a couple of his own players and hit the deck.

ADDED TIME

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We have four minutes of added time.

The proverbial 'heid like a sheriff's badge'

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Inverness sub Aaron Doran swings in a cross so appetising it couldn't be improved if it came with whipped cream and vermicelli. However, Alex Fisher, seven yards out, somehow heads 10 yards wide of the Rangers goal. He slumps to the turf in horror.

YELLOW CARD

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ICT skipper Gary Warren scythes Jason Holt as he races down the left wing and is rightly booked. It was comically bad. James Tavernier's free-kick slams into the hosts' wall. Time is running out for Richie Foran's side.

Rugby update

Glasgow Warriors are leading Leicester Tigers 35-13 in the Champions Cup at Scotstoun. They have scored four tries so it's looking like a bonus-point win. I can't help wondering what Gregor Townsend could achieve in charge of a Premiership football team...

Kiernan stands tall

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And Rob Kiernan is on hand again to block a shot by Lonsana Doumbouya. That's the big striker's last contribution as Alex Fisher comes on for the last 11 minutes.

From one end to the other

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The game is raging from end to end. Wes Foderingham has a simple save to make from Jake Mulraney's curling shot from out on the right. In the Caley Thistle box Kenny Miller attempts a spectacular bicycle kick...except the ball didn't come his way. And back in the Rangers box, Aaron Doran mis-hits a shot just enough to get it past Foderingham but Rob Kiernan is on the goalline to hoof it clear.

Anything you can you do...

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Mark Warburton follows Richie Foran's lead as Rangers make a double substitution. Barrie McKay is replaced by Joe Garner and Martyn Waghorn makes way for Joe Dodoo.

Double switch for ICT

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Iain Vigurs and Billy King head off the pitch as Richie Foran makes a double switch for the hosts. On come Aaron Doran and Jake Mulraney.

Caley Thistle crank up the pressure

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Ross Draper cracks in a shot from the left side of the box but the ball ricochets out to the left where he races to collect it and win his team a throw-in. In the next move, as Caley Thistle press, Draper takes a tumble under a challenge from Kenny Miller right on the 18-yard line but Willie Collum is not interested in the half-hearted penalty claims.

'Admirable commitment'

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Martin Dowden

BBC Sport Scotland

You can't take your eyes off this for a second. It's flowing from one end to the other with challenges now beginning to fly in all over the pitch. The intensity and commitment from both sides is admirable. You sense it's Rangers who look more capable of adding to their tally.

Rangers pressing for a second

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Rangers midfielder Niko Kranjcar gets in to a good position 25 yards from goal but the Croat's shot is a bit of a trundler. Barrie McKay is next to get involved, setting up Jason Holt who forces a corner kick with his close-range effort.

Wayward Waghorn

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Martyn Waghorn works his way into the Inverness box and has space to bang in a shot with his right foot...which he does but it is horribly, horribly wide. If ever there was an example of a left-footed player not having a good right foot.

YELLOW CARD

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Rangers striker Martyn Waghorn goes into Willie Collum's book for a clumsy challenge. Richie Foran is angry that the ref didn't play advantage as Caley Thistle broke - and that's enough for Collum to head over to the technical area to inform the home manager that he has been a naughty boy.

Doumbouya's half-chance

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Inverness have a half chance through Lonsana Doumbouya from Gary Warren's cross but it's a difficult header and Wes Foderingham never looked like being beaten.

CLOSE!

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Rangers go close in the first piece of action of the second half, Kenny Miller curling a right-foot shot from 16 yards that may well have sneaked inside the post had it not been for bearded wonder Owain Fon Williams, who dived to his left to palm it away.

KICK-OFF

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Rangers kick off the second half. 

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BBC Scotland football pundit Barry Wilson: "He has scored many goals in his time, Kenny Miller, but that is right up there on technique alone."

Tavernier on the attack...again

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Billy King (right) will know all about James Tavernier's appetite for attack from his days as his team-mate last season
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Billy King (right) will know all about James Tavernier's appetite for attack from his days as his team-mate last season

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STATS: Here's a look at the statistics from the first half of tonight's match at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium

STATS: Here's a look at the statistics from the first half of tonight's match at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium

Miller strike is the difference so far

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Kenny Miller celebrates scoring with a thumping volley
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Kenny Miller's thumping volley was his 100th goal for Rangers

HALF-TIME

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Cracking Kranjcar

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Niko Kranjcar displays some magical skill inside the Caley Thistle box, dancing across the turf like a kid running across paving stones not wanting to stand on the cracks. He dinks the ball through for Barrie McKay but his cross is too strong for Kenny Miller and he just about jumps on the back of his opponent as he tried to clear it.

Rangers in control

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Martin Dowden

BBC Sport Scotland

It's been highly impressive from Rangers after the home side started brightly. Kenny Miller's strike was exceptional and the visitors showed Inverness the value of capitalising when you're on top. Mark Warburton's side seem totally in control now.

It's all in the technique

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Kenny Miller showed tremendous poise to hammer home a volley against Inverness
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Kenny Miller showed tremendous poise to hammer home a volley against Inverness

Wallace in the mood

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Barrie McKay teases the Inverness defence and cuts the ball back for Lee Wallace who curls a shot past the far post. He just didn't get the right angle on his shot.

And in tonight's European rugby

If you're interested in the rugby, it's good news for Glasgow Warriors in the Champions Cup. They are leading Leciester Tigers 22-10 at Scotstoun.

YELLOW CARD

Brad McKay gives Kenny Miller a sore one as he slides in on the Rangers striker and catches him with his studs. Ouch.

Rangers stick to the passing

BBC Scotland pundit Craig Paterson: "Rangers refuse to adapt because someone is giving them problems. They stuck with it, got through that sticky patch and now they are looking really good."

Inverness retaliate

Inverness looked to be reeling after Rangers sprung to life but they at least attempt to hit back as Ross Draper lays the ball off to Liam Polworth who leans back and hits a shot over Wes Foderingham's crossbar.