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The referee brings the game to a close.
Niall McGinn crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Gavin Gunning is adjudged to have handled the ball.
Free kick crossed by Shaleum Logan.
Morgaro Gomis challenges Willo Flood unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Jamie Langfield takes the free kick.
Brian Graham is flagged offside by the assistant referee.
Ryan Jack has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.
John Rankin takes the free kick.
Russell Anderson challenges Ryan Gauld unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Barry Robson takes a shot and went wide right of the target.
The referee blows for offside.
Keith Watson crosses the ball.
Free kick taken by Radoslaw Cierzniak.
Russell Anderson challenges Gavin Gunning unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Barry Robson crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Foul by Morgaro Gomis on Joe Shaughnessy, free kick awarded.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Brian Graham.
Declan McManus replaces Cameron Smith.
Centre by Keith Watson.
Morgaro Gomis joins the action as a substitute, replacing Stuart Armstrong.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Jack on John Souttar.
Stuart Armstrong takes a shot and went wide right of the target.
The ball is crossed by Ryan Jack.
Ryan Gauld replaces Gary Mackay-Steven.
Shaleum Logan sends in a cross.
Shot by Cameron Smith went over the crossbar.
Willo Flood takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by John Rankin on Barry Robson.
Shot by Niall McGinn cleared the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Niall McGinn by Sean Dillon.
Niall McGinn takes a shot. Radoslaw Cierzniak catches the ball.
Niall McGinn scores a headed goal. Aberdeen 1-1 Dundee Utd.Barry Robson provided the assist for the goal.
Corner taken by Barry Robson.
Barry Robson takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Radoslaw Cierzniak fumbles the ball.
Ryan Jack takes a shot and went wide right of the goal.
Free kick crossed by Niall McGinn.
Barry Robson fouled by Stuart Armstrong, the ref awards a free kick.
Radoslaw Cierzniak restarts play with the free kick.
Niall McGinn concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Paton.
The referee blows the whistle to start the second half.
The ref blows to signal half-time.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Dow by Joe Shaughnessy.
The official flags Gary Mackay-Steven offside.
Header by Brian Graham goes over the bar.
Free kick crossed by Paul Paton.
Unfair challenge on Gary Mackay-Steven by Russell Anderson results in a free kick.
Barry Robson sends in a cross.
Free kick taken by Barry Robson.
Free kick awarded for a foul by John Souttar on Adam Rooney.
Barry Robson fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
Gary Mackay-Steven gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Barry Robson.
Shaleum Logan takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Russell Anderson by Brian Graham results in a free kick.
Shaleum Logan delivers the ball.
A cross is delivered by Willo Flood.
Cameron Smith challenges Sean Dillon unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Clearance made by Gavin Gunning.
A cross is delivered by Shaleum Logan.
Barry Robson takes the free kick.
Gary Mackay-Steven challenges Willo Flood unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Barry Robson takes a shot. Radoslaw Cierzniak fumbles the ball.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Barry Robson.
Centre by Barry Robson.
The ball is swung over by Cameron Smith.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Willo Flood on Ryan Dow.
The referee shows Russell Anderson a yellow card.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stuart Armstrong by Russell Anderson.
Niall McGinn delivers the ball.
John Souttar sends in a cross.
Shot by Willo Flood went wide of the left-hand post.
Corner taken by Gary Mackay-Steven from the right by-line.
John Rankin takes a shot. Jamie Langfield fumbles the ball.
John Rankin challenges Barry Robson unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Joe Shaughnessy concedes a free kick for a foul on Stuart Armstrong.
The ball is crossed by Shaleum Logan.
Paul Paton grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Aberdeen 0-1 Dundee Utd.
The ball is crossed by Brian Graham.
Shot by Barry Robson missed to the right of the target.
The offside flag is raised against Brian Graham.
Sean Dillon manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cameron Smith by Keith Watson.
The match gets underway.
United can have a go - Shaughnessy
Aberdeen defender Joe Shaughnessy believes Saturday's visitors Dundee United are still a threat to the Dons' hopes of a finishing best of the rest in the Scottish Premiership.
Derek McInnes' side are battling with Motherwell for second place behind champions Celtic but the Irishman is aware that the Tannadice side are on their shoulder as the race for the European spot enters the final furlong.
The Dons are one point ahead of Stuart McCall's side and five ahead of the Terrors, albeit they have played a game more.
The 21-year-old told RedTV: "United have had a really good season, they have been up there all season and they have a lot of exciting players who are on a good run, playing well.
"So we are well aware that they are capable of finishing above us so we just need to go out and perform and do our job.
"There is always a lot at stake wherever the teams are in the table when we play each other, so this just adds a bit more spice to the game.
"I think it will be really exciting. It will be a tough game but everyone is looking forward to it."
Shaughnessy insists the Pittodrie side's last two matches have shown, if evidence was ever required, that they will not give up second place without a fight.
The Scottish League Cup winners came from behind against Kilmarnock to win 2-1 last week and fought back for a draw at Ross County in midweek after falling a goal behind
The Galway man said: "You can see in all of our performance the team spirit we have in our team.
"Everyone is working towards getting the results and we have been doing well."
Aberdeen defender Andrew Considine is suspended after being sent off in the midweek draw with Ross County.
But Peter Pawlett could return from a hip problem after training with the squad on Thursday.
Jonny Hayes (collarbone) is still out but Clark Robertson continued his comeback from knee surgery by playing 60 minutes for the under-20s in midweek.
Dundee United pair Nadir Ciftci and Andrew Robertson are suspended. On-loan Newcastle defender Curtis Good is still sidelined for United with a hip injury.
Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara has his sights firmly set on runners-up spot.
The Tangerines head for Pittodrie on Saturday knowing a win would see them close the gap on their New Firm rivals to just two points.
And McNamara, whose side also have a William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final to look forward to against Rangers next month, insists his players' recent form has given them a fighting chance of securing that coveted second place.
United have won eight out of their last nine games and consolidated fourth spot with a 2-1 victory over Inverness on Wednesday.
McNamara said: "It would be a big lift for us if we were able to get a win over Aberdeen. It's at that stage of the season when things are quite tight and a win can make all the difference.
"We've said all along that we wouldn't give up hope of making second place as long as it was mathematically possible. That has never changed.
"We know there's obviously still a chance and that's what we'll aim for in the next few weeks. Aberdeen are obviously tough opponents but we'll go there looking to try and win the game as always."
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