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  • Date:19 Oct 2013
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Pittodrie Stadium
  • Attendance:12,654
  • Zola (53) Zola (53)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92mins

The referee brings the game to a close.

92mins

Russell Anderson manages to make a clearance.

91mins

Unfair challenge on Andrew Robertson by Jonny Hayes results in a free kick.

91mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Jonny Hayes.

91mins

Corner taken by Jonny Hayes.

89mins

Strike comes in from Brian Graham from the free kick which clears the crossbar.

89mins

Russell Anderson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nadir Ciftci.

88mins

Unfair challenge on Gavin Gunning by Scott Vernon results in a free kick.

87mins

Corner taken by Gary Mackay-Steven from the right by-line.

87mins

Corner taken by Gary Mackay-Steven.

86mins

Foul by Barry Robson on Ryan Dow, free kick awarded.

86mins

Booking for Jamie Langfield for time wasting.

84mins

Jamie Langfield takes the free kick.

84mins

Brian Graham gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Willo Flood.

82mins

Corner taken by Jonny Hayes from the right by-line.

82mins

Jonny Hayes sends in a cross.

80mins

Michael Hector comes on in place of Ryan Jack.

80mins

Ryan Dow joins the action as a substitute, replacing David Goodwillie.

79mins

Brian Graham delivers the ball.

77mins

(Aberdeen) makes a substitution, with Scott Vernon coming on for Calvin Zola.

76mins

Nadir Ciftci has a direct shot on goal from the free kick which goes over the bar.

75mins

Unfair challenge on John Rankin by Russell Anderson results in a free kick.

74mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Reynolds by David Goodwillie.

73mins

Shot by David Goodwillie.

72mins

Free kick crossed by Willo Flood.

71mins

Foul by Andrew Robertson on Jonny Hayes, free kick awarded.

71mins

Stuart Armstrong gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Barry Robson.

70mins

The ball is delivered by Keith Watson.

68mins

Free kick taken by Jamie Langfield.

68mins

The referee blows for offside against Peter Pawlett.

66mins

Foul by Niall McGinn on Andrew Robertson, free kick awarded.

66mins

Centre by Jonny Hayes.

65mins

Joe Shaughnessy leaves the field to be replaced by Barry Robson.

65mins

Nadir Ciftci has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.

62mins

The ball is sent over by David Goodwillie.

61mins

Andrew Considine makes a clearance.

61mins

Corner taken by Gary Mackay-Steven.

61mins

John Rankin takes a shot. Joe Shaughnessy gets a block in.

58mins

Radoslaw Cierzniak restarts play with the free kick.

58mins

Peter Pawlett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Robertson.

57mins

Mark Reynolds takes the free kick.

57mins

The referee blows for offside against David Goodwillie.

56mins

(Dundee Utd) makes a substitution, with Gary Mackay-Steven coming on for Ryan Gauld.

56mins

Nadir Ciftci takes the free kick.

55mins

Joe Shaughnessy challenges Ryan Gauld unfairly and gives away a free kick.

54mins

Calvin Zola slots the ball right footed into the goal. Aberdeen 1-0 Dundee Utd.

53mins

Niall McGinn produces a cross.

52mins

Jonny Hayes sends in a cross.

51mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Niall McGinn.

51mins

Corner taken by Peter Pawlett from the left by-line.

48mins

Mark Reynolds restarts play with the free kick.

46mins

Jamie Langfield manages to make a clearance.

46mins

The referee blows the whistle to start the second half.

46mins

Radoslaw Cierzniak restarts play with the free kick.

45mins

The referee calls an end to the first half.

45mins

Mark Reynolds fouled by John Rankin, the ref awards a free kick.

45mins

Free kick taken by Ryan Jack.

44mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Paton on Calvin Zola.

44mins

The ball is sent over by Andrew Robertson.

43mins

Free kick taken by Niall McGinn.

42mins

Sean Dillon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Calvin Zola.

41mins

Jamie Langfield takes the free kick.

41mins

David Goodwillie is caught offside.

39mins

Free kick taken by Jonny Hayes.

39mins

Nadir Ciftci challenges Willo Flood unfairly and gives away a free kick.

39mins

Centre by Willo Flood.

37mins

Free kick taken by Gavin Gunning.

37mins

Foul by Calvin Zola on John Rankin, free kick awarded.

36mins

Gavin Gunning has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.

36mins

Corner taken by Ryan Gauld.

35mins

Nadir Ciftci takes a shot. Russell Anderson gets a block in.

34mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Ryan Gauld.

32mins

Keith Watson concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Pawlett.

32mins

Corner taken by Niall McGinn.

32mins

Jonny Hayes takes a shot. Radoslaw Cierzniak parries the ball away.

31mins

The ball is crossed by Andrew Considine.

30mins

Stuart Armstrong takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand post.

29mins

Free kick taken by Keith Watson.

29mins

Jonny Hayes concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Gauld.

25mins

Joe Shaughnessy takes the free kick.

25mins

Foul by John Rankin on Joe Shaughnessy, free kick awarded.

23mins

Gavin Gunning takes the free kick.

22mins

Russell Anderson takes the free kick.

22mins

Nadir Ciftci gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Shaughnessy.

22mins

Unfair challenge on Russell Anderson by Sean Dillon results in a free kick.

21mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Ryan Gauld.

19mins

Andrew Robertson takes the free kick.

19mins

Willo Flood challenges Nadir Ciftci unfairly and gives away a free kick.

18mins

John Rankin challenges Willo Flood unfairly and gives away a free kick.

18mins

Andrew Robertson restarts play with the free kick.

17mins

Joe Shaughnessy concedes a free kick for a foul on Nadir Ciftci.

14mins

Calvin Zola challenges Sean Dillon unfairly and gives away a free kick.

14mins

Russell Anderson takes the free kick.

14mins

Foul by Nadir Ciftci on Russell Anderson, free kick awarded.

13mins

Jamie Langfield restarts play with the free kick.

12mins

David Goodwillie challenges Russell Anderson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

12mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Ryan Gauld.

11mins

Shot by Paul Paton. Blocked by Russell Anderson.

9mins

Russell Anderson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nadir Ciftci.

8mins

The referee cautions Andrew Considine for unsporting behaviour.

8mins

Foul by Andrew Considine on Ryan Gauld, free kick awarded.

6mins

Russell Anderson takes the free kick.

6mins

The referee blows for offside against David Goodwillie.

3mins

Peter Pawlett produces a cross.

2mins

Foul by Keith Watson on Peter Pawlett, free kick awarded.

2mins

Mark Reynolds restarts play with the free kick.

1mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Keith Watson on Peter Pawlett.

The match has kicked off.

Match Preview

Vernon feels like new man Aberdeen striker Scott Vernon admits he feels like a different player after rediscovering his goalscoring touch. Vernon looked like a player shorn of confidence when he passed up several good chances in his first appearance of the season, a 2-1 defeat by Hearts in August. But he came off the bench to fire an impressive winner against Inverness last month and followed that up with a hat-trick against Falkirk in the League Cup. The Englishman scored 28 times in his first two seasons at Pittodrie but the goals dried up last term and he only struck twice in 10 months before his recent spree. And he admits his confidence had suffered before he re-ignited his Dons career. "A striker scoring goals is a lot happier and feels like a lot better player than a striker that's not scoring," said Vernon ahead of the Scottish Premiership visit of Dundee United. "It's good for my confidence. Early on in the season I wasn't playing as much as I would have liked. I managed to get a chance and do the business and get a few goals. "I'm not looking to rest on my laurels and kick on and get more goals now." The 29-year-old could not deny that confidence is a huge factor in the life of a centre-forward. "I'd like to say it's not but it is," the former Oldham, Blackpool and Colchester player said. "With all strikers, it's a confidence position. Most positions on the pitch are confidence positions but strikers are under pressure to score goals. "If you go a few games without scoring all of a sudden the pressure is on. "It's that fine line of getting a goal or two and then all of a sudden you are in a totally different mindset and feel like a different player. That's how much it can change really." Barry Robson could make his comeback from knee surgery in the match. The midfielder has returned to training and could come into contention, along with Russell Anderson (fractured hand), but the game is likely to come too soon for Chris Clark (knee). Josh Magennis is out of action for four weeks after a knee operation, while Calvin Zola is still a doubt with a knock after missing the defeat to Ross County. Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara believes his side are heading into their SPFL match with Aberdeen at Pittodrie with confidence high thanks to their recent run of fine form. The Tangerines travel to take on Derek McInnes' men knowing that a win would see them move up from sixth place in the table and in so doing leapfrog their north-east rivals. United are undefeated in the league since losing to champions Celtic just before the close of the transfer window and McNamara believes they are in fine fettle ahead of Saturday's match with the Dons. McNamara said: "The lads are in good spirits. "We've had the international break and now it's up to us to try and carry on from where we left off. "Our last game was a very good 1-0 win over Kilmarnock in the league which was very pleasing. We played a lot of good football that day and won through an excellent goal from Nadir Ciftci. "I've been happy with how things have been going in the past few weeks and it's a case of trying to maintain those standards when we go to Aberdeen, which is never an easy place to go to." McNamara's side have been praised for their style of football and that is something he wants to see them continue as the SPFL resumes following the break for international duty. He said: "We're better suited to getting the ball down and playing football because that's what we're all about. "We've got players who like to play to their strengths and that's getting forward and trying to attack the opposition. "Aberdeen like to play as well so it should be a decent game. They have several talented players but as always we'll concentrate on ourselves and trying to get the right result." McNamara wants his side to continue their recent revival with a win for their fans. He said: "I think they appreciate what we're trying to do. "They've been brilliant in home games and it would be nice to give them something to cheer about up in Aberdeen." United are waiting to see how Scotland Under-19 pair John Souttar and Ryan Gauld are after their midweek exertions abroad. Winger Gary Mackay-Steven hurt his leg in training but McNamara hopes he will be fit to face the Dons. McNamara said: "Gary took a knock but we're hopeful he'll be all right in time."

Formation:442Manager: Derek McInnes

Aberdeen

Formation: 4231Manager: Jackie McNamara

Dundee Utd

  • Jamie Langfield
  • Joe Shaughnessy
  • Russell Anderson
  • Andrew Considine
  • Mark Reynolds
  • Jonny Hayes
  • Willo Flood
  • Ryan Jack
  • Peter Pawlett
  • Niall McGinn
  • Calvin Zola
  • SUBS
  • Scott Vernon
  • Cameron Smith
  • Barry Robson
  • Gregg Wylde
  • Nicky Low
  • Nicky Weaver
  • Michael Hector

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Match Report

Form Guide

    LDWWDL
  • Aberdeen
  • VS
  • Dundee Utd
  • WLWDDW

Last Meetings

  • Dundee Utd
  • 1 - 0
  • Aberdeen
  • 06/04/2013
  • Aberdeen
  • 2 - 2
  • Dundee Utd
  • 02/01/2013
  • Dundee Utd
  • 1 - 1
  • Aberdeen
  • 20/10/2012
  • Aberdeen
  • 3 - 1
  • Dundee Utd
  • 07/04/2012
  • Dundee Utd
  • 1 - 2
  • Aberdeen
  • 02/01/2012
  • Aberdeen
  • 3 - 1
  • Dundee Utd
  • 15/10/2011

Top Scorers

Aberdeen

  • P Pawlett 2
  • CM Zola 1
  • S Vernon 1
  • W Flood 1
  • J Hayes 1
  • M Reynolds 1
  • J Magennis 1

Dundee Utd

  • N Ciftci 3
  • S Armstrong 3
  • K Watson 1
  • D Goodwillie 1
  • G Mackay-Steven 1
  • A Robertson 1
  • R Gauld 1

Goals

Aberdeen

    • Total goals 17
    • Goals per game 10
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Dundee Utd

    • Total goals 19
    • Goals per game 12
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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