Rangers 1-1 Kilmarnock: Burke strikes late to earn draw

Rangers 1-1 Kilmarnock: Burke strikes late to earn draw

in Match Reports October 25, 2017

Chris Burke struck in injury time to give Kilmarnock a deserved 1-1 draw with Rangers at Ibrox.

The substitute crept in at the back post to tap home after a crazy final few minutes saw Jamie MacDonald save a penalty and Ryan Jack sent off.

In his first game as Killie manager, Steve Clarke stuck with the same starting XI that secured a 2-0 win over Partick Thistle last time out.

Jordan Jones was once again handed a free role and he helped to get Killie up the park as the hosts dominated the ball.

The men from Ayrshire remained disciplined throughout the half but they came undone just before the break as Tavernier's run down the right found Alfredo Morelos. He cut the ball back for Jason Holt who lashed his shot past the helpless Jamie MacDonald.

Rather than crumble, Killie grew in confidence and had the best chances in the second period.

Rory McKenzie and Kris Boyd tested Wes Foderingham with fine efforts but Clarke's men were not going to give in.

Lee Erwin and Chris Burke were introduced into the action and they were to make an impact late on.

Rangers were handed the chance to seal victory when Kirk Broadfoot was adjudged to have brought down Herrera in the penalty area with Killie players protesting the decision.

In the wait for the kick to be taken, Rangers midfielder Ryan Jack was shown a red card as Broadfoot went down off the ball amid claims of an attempted headbutt.

After a delay Daniel Candeias struck the spot kick but MacDonald got down low to save the shot and give the visiting crowd hope.

That faith was rewarded when Killie drove down the right flank, sending a tempting ball across goal and Burke was on hand to send Steve Clarke's Blue and White Army wild.

Kilmarnock: MacDonald; O'Donnell, Greer, Broadfoot, Findlay; Power, Taylor, McKenzie, Frizzell (Burke); Jones, Boyd (Erwin)