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  • Date:15 Oct 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Pittodrie Stadium
  • Attendance:10,256
  • Arnason (13) Mawene (50)
    Considine (59)
  • Dalla Valle (78)
Goal!

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92mins

The referee blows for offside against Darren Mackie. Garry Kenneth takes the free kick.

91mins

Corner taken by Gary Mackay-Steven from the left by-line played to the near post, Ryan Jack makes a clearance.

90mins

Darren Mackie comes on in place of Scott Vernon.

88mins

Gavin Gunning is shown a yellow card.

86mins

Kari Arnason challenges Gary Mackay-Steven unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gavin Gunning.

85mins

Paul Dixon takes a shot from 35 yards and went wide of the left-hand upright.

84mins

Corner taken left-footed by Robert Milsom to the near post, clearance made by Paul Dixon.

83mins

Willo Flood crosses the ball, Lauri Dalla Valle takes a shot.

82mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Robert Milsom on John Rankin. Direct free kick taken by Paul Dixon.

81mins

Willo Flood produces a cross, Andrew Considine manages to make a clearance.

79mins

Lauri Dalla Valle finds the back of the net with a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Aberdeen 3-1 Dundee Utd.Assist on the goal came from Stuart Armstrong.

78mins

Scott Vernon challenges Gary Mackay-Steven unfairly and gives away a free kick. Dusan Pernis takes the free kick.

78mins

(Aberdeen) makes a substitution, with Chris Clark coming on for Fraser Fyvie.

77mins

Scott Vernon challenges Garry Kenneth unfairly and gives away a free kick. Garry Kenneth takes the free kick.

76mins

Corner taken by Willo Flood from the right by-line to the near post.

75mins

Paul Dixon crosses the ball.

74mins

Josh Magennis joins the action as a substitute, replacing Rory Fallon.

73mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robert Milsom by Gary Mackay-Steven. Andrew Considine takes the direct free kick.

72mins

Scott Allan goes off and Stuart Armstrong comes on. Gary Mackay-Steven takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post.

72mins

Kari Arnason has an effort at goal from just outside the box that bounces off the post.

70mins

Kari Arnason produces a right-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the goal.

70mins

The ball is swung over by Kari Arnason, clearance made by Gavin Gunning.

69mins

Foul by Scott Allan on Fraser Fyvie, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Youl Mawene.

68mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Isaac Osbourne by Willo Flood. Direct free kick taken by Richard Foster.

67mins

Paul Dixon sends in a cross.

65mins

Foul by Kari Arnason on Gary Mackay-Steven, free kick awarded. Scott Allan takes the free kick.

64mins

Willo Flood fouled by Scott Vernon, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Willo Flood. Scott Vernon is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

62mins

Paul Dixon booked.

62mins

Ryan Jack crosses the ball, clearance made by Gavin Gunning.

61mins

Andrew Considine delivers the ball, Dusan Pernis makes a save.

60mins

Andrew Considine scores a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Aberdeen 3-0 Dundee Utd.

59mins

Gary Mackay-Steven challenges Fraser Fyvie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Robert Milsom.

57mins

A cross is delivered by Paul Dixon.

57mins

Fraser Fyvie challenges Gary Mackay-Steven unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul Dixon.

55mins

Scott Allan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kari Arnason. Free kick taken by Ryan Jack. The official flags Scott Vernon offside. Direct free kick taken by Dusan Pernis.

54mins

Robert Milsom has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

53mins

Foul by Jon Daly on Andrew Considine, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Andrew Considine.

53mins

Gary Mackay-Steven is brought on as a substitute for Johnny Russell.

50mins

Rory Fallon fouled by Garry Kenneth, the ref awards a free kick. Richard Foster crosses the ball in from the free kick, Youl Mawene gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Aberdeen 2-0 Dundee Utd.

48mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Scott Vernon. Free kick taken by Dusan Pernis.

48mins

Gavin Gunning produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

47mins

Kari Arnason challenges Scott Allan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gavin Gunning takes the free kick.

42mins

Unfair challenge on Kari Arnason by Scott Robertson results in a free kick. Youl Mawene takes the free kick.

41mins

Kari Arnason fouled by Scott Allan, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Jack. Lauri Dalla Valle on for Danny Swanson.

38mins

Effort from deep inside the area by Danny Swanson misses to the right of the target.

37mins

Unfair challenge on Rory Fallon by Danny Swanson results in a free kick. Ryan Jack takes the indirect free kick.

31mins

Corner taken by Danny Swanson from the left by-line played to the near post, Ryan Jack manages to make a clearance.

30mins

Robert Milsom takes a shot. Dusan Pernis makes a save.

29mins

A cross is delivered by Robert Milsom.

27mins

Paul Dixon sends in a cross.

26mins

Unfair challenge on Danny Swanson by Isaac Osbourne results in a free kick. John Rankin takes the indirect free kick.

24mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gavin Gunning by Rory Fallon. Free kick taken by Garry Kenneth.

23mins

Centre by Richard Foster, clearance made by Gavin Gunning.

22mins

Isaac Osbourne concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Robertson. Strike comes in from Scott Allan from the free kick.

21mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Allan by Robert Milsom.

20mins

Rory Fallon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Allan. Scott Allan takes the direct free kick.

17mins

Richard Foster produces a cross.

14mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Fraser Fyvie, Kari Arnason grabs a goal from close in to the top right corner of the goal. Aberdeen 1-0 Dundee Utd.

14mins

The ball is crossed by Ryan Jack, Paul Dixon gets a block in.

9mins

Unfair challenge on Paul Dixon by Andrew Considine results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Dixon.

7mins

Danny Swanson takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post.

7mins

Paul Dixon sends in a cross, Willo Flood makes a clearance.

6mins

Danny Swanson takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Andrew Considine.

5mins

Johnny Russell has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

5mins

Scott Robertson fouled by Isaac Osbourne, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Allan.

4mins

Foul by Scott Robertson on Rory Fallon, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Andrew Considine.

3mins

Corner taken by Danny Swanson from the left by-line to the near post.

3mins

Paul Dixon sends in a cross.

2mins

Ryan Jack concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Swanson. Free kick taken by Scott Allan.

Match Preview

Fallon warming to Vernon partnership Rory Fallon believes his off-field relationship with strike partner Scott Vernon will be crucial as they forge an understanding on the pitch. The pair linked up well as Aberdeen put a barren start to the campaign behind them with a 4-0 victory over Dunfermline before the international break. Aberdeen had failed to score in seven out of nine Clydesdale Bank Premier League matches before Vernon's hat-trick helped them to a convincing Pittodrie win over the Pars. Vernon and Fallon have shown signs they could be an imposing test for SPL defences and the New Zealand international feels they are bonding well. Former Plymouth striker Fallon, whose goal in the cup defeat by East Fife is his only strike in four matches since leaving Yeovil in August, told RedTV: "He's a good player and there are certain things that he already knows, like the secret shouts I say on the field. "As soon as I say them he knows exactly what he needs to do and vice versa. "It helps that we get on as well in the changing room. "With strike partners, it's totally different to anyone else on the field because if you two aren't gelling, it's just not going to happen." Fallon believes the general rapport between the players can also help them climb up the table as they prepare to face Dundee United at Pittodrie. "I think the lads are a good bunch of lads first and foremost," the 29-year-old said. "Everyone respects each other. "You've got a couple of mad lads like Josh (Magennis). He's like the energiser bunny, he never stops. "Sometimes I wish he did have batteries so I could take them out and have 10 minutes' rest. "You have quiet lads, but everyone is respectful of each other. "It was quite tough at the start because everyone was uncertain with the results but, after that win, it just feels that everyone is themselves. "Prior to that I felt there was a bit of fear in our play, as a team and individually. "I felt the shackles came off that night and the boys came out and played. "It helps to get an early goal because that settles you down. "Not every game will be like that because sometimes you have to win ugly and grind out 1-0 wins." The Dons have an unchanged squad, with midfielder Yoann Folly the only outfield absentee after being hit by a chest infection. Goalkeeper Jamie Langfield remains out but underwent a successful procedure in hospital on Monday as he looks to return from the brain seizure he suffered in the summer. Dundee United boss Peter Houston wants his players to give their fans something to shout about. The Tannadice supporters were left frustrated following their defeat to Motherwell before the SPL broke up for Scotland's double-header against Liechtenstein and Spain. United's players did not get any time off during the international break so have been training hard in a bid to bounce back against Brown's side. Houston's men have made a habit of quickly getting over disappointing results in the past, so with the north east derby looming he reckons they can do it again this weekend. "We always take a very good support up to Pittodrie and I would expect this weekend will be no different," Houston said. "It is a north east derby and it's one the supporters always look forward to. "Our record up there in recent years is pretty decent so hopefully we will be able to give them more to shout about this time. "Obviously we didn't break up for the international games the way we wanted. "You always want to go into these breaks on the back of a win, but for us it was a defeat. "But the lads have been working very hard in training and there is a determination to put things right after the Motherwell game. "In the past when we have come off a bad result the players have always been able to bounce back. "And I'd like to think we'll get a reaction this week and make the fans happy." Defender Sean Dillon looks set to miss the trip. The Irishman has not recovered from a calf problem so looks like missing out and he could be joined in the stand by Keith Watson, who is doubtful with a twisted ankle. Danny Swanson is available after returning from Scotland duty, but long-term absentee Scott Severin remains sidelined with a broken leg.

Formation:442Manager: Craig Brown

Aberdeen

Formation: 442Manager: Peter Houston

Dundee Utd

  • David Gonzalez
  • Ryan Jack
  • Youl Mawene
  • Andrew Considine
  • Richard Foster
  • Fraser Fyvie
  • Isaac Osbourne
  • Kari Arnason
  • Robert Milsom
  • Scott Vernon
  • Rory Fallon
  • SUBS
  • Jason Brown
  • Rory McArdle
  • Chris Clark
  • Darren Mackie
  • Peter Pawlett
  • Mohamed Chalali
  • Josh Magennis

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Match Report

Rejuventated Aberdeen tame Terrors A superb display from Aberdeen gave them a 3-1 win over a disappointing Dundee United at Pittodrie. Icelandic international Kari Arnason opened the scoring when he fired the ball into the roof of the net from close range after Rory Fallon's header had been kept out by Dusan Pernis. A Youl Mawene header six minutes after the break gave the Dons a second before Andrew Considine added a third when he slotted the ball home at the back post. United substitute Lauri Dalla Valle pulled a goal back, but Aberdeen held on for all three points. Aberdeen stuck with the same team that thrashed Dunfermline 4-0, with Scott Vernon - the hat-trick hero of the SPL's Friday night football experiment - again partnered New Zealand international Fallon in attack. The Terrors, looking to bounce back after a 3-1 home defeat to Motherwell, made two changes. Youngsters Johnny Russell and Scott Allan were both handed starts in place of the injured Keith Watson and Ryan Dow, who dropped to the bench. Dundee United made an encouraging start with Russell's snap-shot from the edge of the box drawing a fine save from David Gonzalez after only five minutes. Aberdeen skipper Richard Foster was next to try his luck with a curling free-kick which was well held by Pernis. The Dons made the breakthrough after 14 minutes from a Fraser Fyvie corner when Fallon's downward header was well kept out by Pernis, only for midfielder Arnason to scoop the ball into the roof of the net from close range. The home support were appealing for a penalty after 28 minutes when Rob Milsom tumbled in the box under pressure from United's makeshift right-back Willo Flood. The Dons came close to doubling their advantage a couple of minutes later when Fallon was unable to turn the ball home after a tantalising cross from Fyvie. United had a penalty appeal of their own turned down before the break when Danny Swanson looked to have been clipped by Ryan Jack, but referee Willie Collum waved away the protests. Swanson failed to recover from the challenge and was replaced by Dalla Valle after 41 minutes. The Dons carved out an early opening within minutes of the restart when Arnason laid the ball into the path of the onrushing Vernon, but the Englishman's effort was blocked by Flood. Mawene increased Aberdeen's lead after 51 minutes when he rose highest to head home Foster's free-kick to the delight of the home support. And Mawene's central defensive partner Considine squeezed the ball home at the back post on the hour mark for Aberdeen's third after the United rearguard failed to deal with a Milsom free-kick into the box. United pulled a goal back after 78 minutes when Stuart Armstrong, who had replaced Scott Allan, drove the ball across the face of goal for Valle who had the easiest of finishes. Despite a late spell of United pressure, Aberdeen held on to record back-to-back wins for the first time in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League this season.

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