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Miller scores 100th goal to give Rangers win at Inverness

Kenny Miller

Kenny Miller celebrates after scoring his 100th goal for Rangers

Kenny Miller’s goal was enough to seal victory for Rangers over Inverness.

The visitors took the lead midway through the first-half when Miller met Lee Wallace’s cross with a perfectly-struck volley to net his 100th goal for the club.

Owain Fon Williams kept Inverness in the game with a marvellous save to deny Martyn Waghorn moments later.

Caley Thistle substitute Aaron Doran saw an effort cleared off the line as Rangers held on for the points.

The win moves Mark Warburton’s men up to third in the Premiership, four points behind Celtic having played two more matches than the league leaders.

Inverness’ five-match winning run comes to an end and they remain eighth in the table.

Magnificent Miller

Miller’s goal brought up his century for the Ibrox club and there can’t have been too many better.

It was expertly executed. He knew exactly what he was doing as Lee Wallace’s delivery arrived, pausing and contorting his body shape perfectly before volleying off the outside of the boot away from Fon Williams into the corner.

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Richie Foran saw his side-s five-match unbeaten run come to an end

Miller seemed full of confidence and was very unfortunate immediately after the break with a low shot which Fon Williams did well to turn away.

He later tried an acrobatic overhead kick which belied his years. He remains an important part of this Rangers side and proved the difference tonight.

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Taking your chances

Rangers capitalised quickly when they were on top, something Inverness failed to do when Doumbouya somehow sent a close range header over early on when they were pressuring the visiting defence.

He had time, he was alone and just six yards out. His attempt was inexplicably weak.

Credit is due to the home side though. They toughed it out, worked their way back into the game and really threatened an equaliser with an attacking approach.

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Alex Fisher puts a close range header wide late in the match

Carl Tremarco seemed to freeze when presented with a clear sight of goal before Doran scuffed one and then saw another effort saved.

Fellow sub Alex Fisher, who scored a late equaliser against Celtic, had the chance right at the end but misguided his header.

They simply never gave in, something that will stand Richie Foran’s side in good stead this season. He’ll feel they deserved something.

Rangers revival?

Rangers have lacked consistency in this campaign but this may prove a pivotal 90 minutes.

It’s back-to-back wins now and this came against a side brimming with confidence.

They had to weather an early storm with Inverness intent on unsettling them but they stuck to the game plan and thrived for a long spell before Inverness pushed on.

Rangers are climbing the table and will feel they are now closer to where they want to be.

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Match ends, Inverness CT 0, Rangers 1.

Second Half ends, Inverness CT 0, Rangers 1.

Wes Foderingham (Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ross Draper (Inverness CT).

Foul by Jason Holt (Rangers).

Jake Mulraney (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Joe Garner (Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Brad McKay (Inverness CT).

Attempt missed. Alex Fisher (Inverness CT) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Kenny Miller (Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jake Mulraney (Inverness CT).

Attempt blocked. James Tavernier (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Gary Warren (Inverness CT) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jason Holt (Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gary Warren (Inverness CT).

Clint Hill (Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ross Draper (Inverness CT).

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Rob Kiernan.

Foul by Kenny Miller (Rangers).

David Raven (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution, Inverness CT. Alex Fisher replaces Lonsana Doumbouya.

Attempt blocked. Lonsana Doumbouya (Inverness CT) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Andy Halliday (Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Brad McKay (Inverness CT).

Foul by Clint Hill (Rangers).

Gary Warren (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Carl Tremarco.

Attempt saved. Aaron Doran (Inverness CT) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution, Rangers. Josh Windass replaces Niko Kranjcar.

Attempt blocked. Aaron Doran (Inverness CT) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

James Tavernier (Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Carl Tremarco (Inverness CT).

Attempt saved. Jake Mulraney (Inverness CT) left footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Niko Kranjcar (Rangers).

Ross Draper (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Joe Garner (Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Brad McKay (Inverness CT).

Attempt missed. Jason Holt (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution, Rangers. Joseph Dodoo replaces Martyn Waghorn.

Substitution, Rangers. Joe Garner replaces Barrie McKay.

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37582001