Thursday 10 July 2014, 11:30am at Murray Park, Glasgow
Rangers
4
Miller 11'; Macleod 20'; Law 67'; Faure 73'
Fulham FC
Fulham
2
Dembele 18'; Rodallega 28'
Fulham slipped to defeat against Rangers on Thursday, despite a positive showing at the Scottish side’s training ground.

11' Goal

Kenny Miller

20' Goal

Lewis Macleod

67' Goal

Nicky Law

73' Goal

Sebastien Faure

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Steve Simonsen
Off:Cammy Bell

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Barrie McKay
Off:David Templeton

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Nicky Clark
Off:Kenny Miller

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Darren McGregor
Off:Lewis Macleod

66' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Kyle Hutton
Off:Ian Black

66' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Andy Murdoch
Off:Lee McCulloch

66' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ryan Sinnamon
Off:Lee Wallace

66' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Sebastien Faure
Off:Bilel Mohsni

72' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Dean Shiels
Off:Fraser Aird

72' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Kris Boyd
Off:Nicky Law

72' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Robbie Crawford
Off:Richard Foster

18' Goal

Moussa Dembele
Assist by Konstantinos Stafylidis

28' Goal

Hugo Rodallega

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Elsad Zverotic
Off:Kay Voser

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ryan Williams
Off:Konstantinos Stafylidis

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Trialist B
Off:Tim Hoogland

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Dan Burn
Off:Shaun Hutchinson

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Jack Grimmer
Off:Cameron Burgess

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Trialist C
Off:Hugo Rodallega

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Emerson Hyndman
Off:Ryan Tunnicliffe

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Marcus Bettinelli
Off:Jesse Joronen

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Trialist A
Off:Moussa Dembele

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:George Williams
Off:Patrick Roberts

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Lasse Vigen Christensen
Off:Chris David

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Fulham slipped to defeat against Rangers on Thursday, despite a positive showing at the Scottish side’s Murray Park training ground.

The experienced Kenny Miller gave the hosts the lead in the behind-closed-doors friendly, with Moussa Dembélé levelling the score not long after. A superb effort from Lewis MacLeod handed Rangers the initiative, but Hugo Rodallega made sure the score was level at the break.

Rangers made the most of their opportunities after the break with Nicky Law and Sebastian Faure completing the scoring.

In the searing heat, Fulham started brightly, with Chris David testing the Rangers defence with a series of teasing set-pieces. However, the first chance of the game fell to the hosts with MacLeod drawing a decent stop from Jesse Joronen following some clever work by Miller.

In response, the Whites went agonisingly close to opening the scoring with Ryan Tunnicliffe freeing Kostas Stafylidis down the left. The Greek full-back whipped in a delightful cross but Dembélé just couldn’t get a touch at the back post.

So it was Rangers that made the breakthrough on 11 minutes, with Miller volleying home a fine finish after Fulham failed to clear Fraser Aird’s corner from the left.

Magath’s side sought an immediate reply with Shaun Hutchinson going close following a David corner and Stafylidis driving an ambitious effort over the bar from distance.

The latter was heavily involved in Fulham’s equaliser, though, delivering a pin-point cross for Dembélé. The young Frenchman showed his undoubted talent in front of goal to head beyond Cameron Bell on 18 minutes.

But just as the Whites looked like establishing control, Rangers pegged them back moments later following MacLeod’s stunning 25-yard strike. The number 10 took a composed touch before unleashing an unstoppable shot into the top-right corner.

Cameron Burgess did brilliantly to thwart a Rangers attack with Miller lurking to add a third, while Joronen made a confident take from Law’s curling effort.

A decent passage of play for Fulham saw Patrick Roberts deliver a telling run down the right, while David beat three players before seeing a shot well blocked by centre-back Bilel Moshni.

The Whites were eventually rewarded when Rodallega pounced on a defensive error to lift a cool finish over the dive of Bell in the 28th minute. The Colombian striker then tested the Rangers goal with a powerful long-range strike.

Both teams had half-chances to take a lead into the break, Miller seeing a strike blocked by Hutchinson and another teasing set-piece from David causing problems at the other end.

With 11 changes made at half-time, Fulham gradually began to settle with the two Williams - George and Ryan - driving their side forward. A foul on the latter, seven minutes in, eventually saw Trialist A bend an effort narrowly wide.

Barrie McKay went close at the other end, shooting wide from close range when getting on to a low cross from the left, while Jack Grimmer did well to block a powerful hit from Lee McCulloch.

An impressive run from Aird, when cutting in from the left, drew a foul from Lasse Vigen Christensen in a dangerous position just outside of the box. Thankfully, the Fulham defensive wall did its job, breaking to block Law’s stinging free-kick.

Law did have the ball in the net on 67 minutes, racing through to lift the ball over Marcus Bettinelli in the Fulham goal to restore his side’s lead.

Three became four six minutes later when Kyle Hutton carried the ball from deep before finding McKay on the right. The Rangers winger drove in a low cross, with Faure sweeping in a close-range finish on 73 minutes.

A nice move involving Emerson Hyndman and George Williams almost halved the hosts’ two-goal lead, the American’s lofted pass almost finding the run of his teammate. George Williams saw a deflected strike hit the woodwork late on, but Rangers held firm to secure the win.

Match Information

Competition: Pre-Season Friendly

Date: Thursday 10 July 2014
Kick-off: 11:30am

Venue: Murray Park, Glasgow

Rangers

Line-up: Bell (Simonsen 46'); Foster (Crawford 72'), Wallace (Sinnamon 66'), Aird (Shiels 72'), Mohsni (Faure 66'); Templeton (McKay 46'), McCulloch (Murdoch 66'), Black (Hutton 66'), Law (Boyd 72'); Macleod (McGregor 46'), Miller (Clark 46')

Fulham

Line-up: Joronen (Bettinelli 46'); Voser (Zverotic 46'), Hutchinson (Burn 46'), Burgess (Grimmer 46'), Stafylidis (Ryan Williams 46'); Roberts (George Williams 46'), Hoogland (Trialist B 46'), David (Christensen 46'), Tunnicliffe (Hyndman 46'); Rodallega (Trialist C 46'), Dembele (Trialist A 46')

Manager: Felix Magath

Rangers (4-4-2)
  • 1Cammy Bell
  • 2Richard Foster
  • 5Lee Wallace
  • 4Fraser Aird
  • 3Bilel Mohsni
  • 7David Templeton
  • 6Lee McCulloch
  • 8Ian Black
  • 11Nicky Law
  • 10Lewis Macleod
  • 9Kenny Miller
Substitutes
  • 12Steve Simonsen
  • 13Robbie Crawford
  • 14Andy Murdoch
  • 15Sebastien Faure
  • 16Ryan Sinnamon
  • 17Barrie McKay
  • 18Kyle Hutton
  • 19Kris Boyd
  • 20Dean Shiels
  • 21Darren McGregor
  • 22Nicky Clark
Fulham (4-4-2)
  • 41Jesse Joronen
  • 31Kay Voser
  • 4Shaun Hutchinson
  • 38Cameron Burgess
  • 3Konstantinos Stafylidis
  • 14Patrick Roberts
  • 2Tim Hoogland
  • 30Chris David
  • 19Ryan Tunnicliffe
  • 20Hugo Rodallega
  • 25Moussa Dembele
Substitutes
  • 28Emerson Hyndman
  • 34Trialist A
  • 35Trialist B
  • 36Trialist C
  • 39Ryan Williams
  • 40Marcus Bettinelli
  • 22Elsad Zverotic
  • 33Dan Burn
  • 37Jack Grimmer
  • 27George Williams
  • 37Lasse Vigen Christensen
Manager
  • Felix Magath