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  • Date:10 Aug 2014
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Pittodrie Stadium
  • Attendance:16,471
  • Dow (28) Mackay-Steven (44)
    Erskine (90)
Goal!

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The final whistle is blown by the referee.

91:49 +1.49

Chris Erskine scores with a right foot finish. Aberdeen 0-3 Dundee Utd.Mario Bilate provided the assist for the goal.

88:34

Centre by Nicky Low.

87:04

The ball is swung over by Niall McGinn.

86:13

Nicky Low crosses the ball.

85:35

Free kick taken by Nicky Low.

85:28

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Jack by Ryan Dow.

81:34

Charlie Telfer is brought on as a substitute for Nadir Ciftci.

81:20

Centre by Peter Pawlett.

80:37

Nicky Low on for Andrew Considine.

78:54

The ball is sent over by Andrew Considine.

77:34

Centre by Niall McGinn.

75:52

Free kick taken by Mark Reynolds.

75:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Reynolds by Nadir Ciftci.

73:10

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Niall McGinn by Nadir Ciftci.

72:58

Mario Bilate is brought on as a substitute for Gary Mackay-Steven.

72:03

Andrew Considine challenges Ryan Dow unfairly and gives away a free kick.

69:51

A cross is delivered by Willo Flood.

68:55

Corner taken by Niall McGinn.

68:24

Shot by Ryan Dow went wide right of the post.

65:00

Header by Jaroslaw Fojut misses right.

64:42

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

63:47

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

62:49

Foul by Mark Reynolds on Nadir Ciftci, free kick awarded.

61:58

Jamie Langfield takes the free kick.

60:47

Booking for Keith Watson for unsporting behaviour.

60:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Peter Pawlett by Keith Watson.

58:36

Gary Mackay-Steven has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.

56:39

Corner taken by Gary Mackay-Steven.

55:16

Ryan Jack restarts play with the free kick.

55:10

Foul by John Rankin on Niall McGinn, free kick awarded.

54:18

The ball is sent over by Peter Pawlett.

53:25

Chris Erskine replaces Stuart Armstrong.

52:03

Niall McGinn takes a shot and goes over the bar.

51:19

Nadir Ciftci has an effort at goal. Jamie Langfield fumbles the ball.

49:19

The ball is sent over by Shaleum Logan.

48:38

Mark Reynolds restarts play with the free kick.

48:30

Callum Morris gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Niall McGinn.

The second half has started.

46:53 +1.53

Nadir Ciftci takes a shot. Jamie Langfield safely holds on.

46:06

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Paton on Peter Pawlett.

The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:46 +0.46

The ball is sent over by Shaleum Logan.

45:22

Niall McGinn takes the free kick.

45:07

Peter Pawlett fouled by Paul Paton, the ref awards a free kick.

45:01

Cameron Smith replaces Barry Robson.

45:01

Adam Rooney is brought on as a substitute for Barry Robson.

44:32

Gary Mackay-Steven scores with a left foot finish. Aberdeen 0-2 Dundee Utd.Nadir Ciftci provided the assist for the goal.

42:53

Jaroslaw Fojut challenges Barry Robson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

42:09

Shaleum Logan sends in a cross.

39:05

Radoslaw Cierzniak restarts play with the free kick.

38:45

Foul by Andrew Considine on Callum Morris, free kick awarded.

38:18

Ryan Jack takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Jaroslaw Fojut.

37:42

Shaleum Logan sends in a cross.

37:17

Paul Paton restarts play with the free kick.

37:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Paton by Willo Flood.

34:20

Free kick crossed by Paul Paton.

34:05

Gary Mackay-Steven fouled by Mark Reynolds, the ref awards a free kick.

32:30

Willo Flood takes the free kick.

32:25

Foul by Paul Paton on Niall McGinn, free kick awarded.

31:47

Clearance made by Callum Morris.

30:50

Radoslaw Cierzniak takes the free kick.

30:34

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Mackay-Steven by Andrew Considine.

30:18

The ball is delivered by Niall McGinn.

28:10

Ryan Dow grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Aberdeen 0-1 Dundee Utd.

25:22

Short corner worked by Ryan Dow.

23:18

Peter Pawlett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Dow.

22:44

Unfair challenge on Shaleum Logan by Stuart Armstrong results in a free kick.

21:25

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

21:03

Andrew Considine produces a cross.

16:24

Paul Paton takes the free kick.

16:09

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Mackay-Steven by Barry Robson.

15:43

Niall McGinn crosses the ball in from the free kick.

14:45

Unfair challenge on Peter Pawlett by John Rankin results in a free kick.

12:47

Paul Paton crosses the ball in from the free kick.

12:40

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

9:59

Ryan Jack gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Dow.

9:08

Clearance made by Keith Watson.

8:41

Foul by Paul Paton on Willo Flood, free kick awarded.

7:49

Nadir Ciftci fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick. Blocked by Willo Flood.

7:14

Andrew Considine concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Mackay-Steven.

6:13

Centre by Keith Watson.

4:19

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Reynolds on Nadir Ciftci.

3:46

The ball is crossed by Shaleum Logan.

1:47

Radoslaw Cierzniak takes the free kick.

1:39

Foul by Barry Robson on Keith Watson, free kick awarded.

1:19

Free kick taken by Shaleum Logan.

1:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Paton on David Goodwillie.

0:17

Stuart Armstrong crosses the ball.

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

Match Preview

Considine plays down title hopes Aberdeen defender Andrew Considine feels his side have been boosted by their European exploits - but not enough to challenge Celtic. Celtic's performances against Legia Warsaw, despite their Champions League reprieve, have given some Dons fans hope that they are vulnerable under new boss Ronny Deila, who has had limited activity in the transfer market. Aberdeen showed huge improvement under Derek McInnes last year and have added David Goodwillie to the first team that finished third and won the League Cup last season. But Considine is not eyeing a title challenge ahead of their Scottish Premiership opener against Dundee United at Pittodrie on Sunday. The defender said: "Celtic are still Celtic. They spend millions of pounds on players and they are still streets ahead of us. "All we want to do is have a season like last year, finish third or second or something like that. "It's going to be another tough league but I feel, with the way the boys are performing this year, that we have got it in the bag." Aberdeen beat Celtic home and away last season but Considine knows they face a battle to keep up with Celtic's ongoing standards. "Don't get me wrong, last year we took Celtic to the wire when we played them at home and away, but it's about having that consistency," he said. "It's maybe one thing we need to work on this year. We slipped up once or twice, which Celtic don't do. It's going to be tough to catch Celtic but you never know." Aberdeen lifted their home support with their performance against Real Sociedad on Thursday before two late goals saw the Spaniards seal a 3-2 win, 5-2 on aggregate. Earlier thumping wins over Daugava Riga and a memorable victory against Groningen in Holland have also boosted the team. Considine said: "All six games have been tough games. I'd say it's given the whole squad a massive bit of confidence. You can see that every day in training and even in the game on Thursday night. "All we are looking for is a good start to the season and just have a consistent season like last year. "It will be nice to do a bit better than last year but all we are after is a solid season and to get top four." Aberdeen are without the suspended Jonny Hayes and Russell Anderson but Clark Robertson returns to the squad following knee surgery while teenage winger Scott Wright is also included. Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara believes his side face almost as tough a task as they could get at Pittodrie. The Tangerines head for the Granite City to take on their New Firm rivals in an opening-day encounter hoping to begin the new campaign on a positive note. Derek McInnes's Dons were put out of the Europa League by Spanish side Real Sociedad on Thursday night so are now focusing fully on their domestic duties. And McNamara believes games do not come much harder then their first-day test away to the Reds. He said: "It's a tough one - no doubt about it. "Aberdeen are a strong side who proved themselves last season by winning the League Cup. "So all credit to them and they will be looking to build on those achievements. "It's never an easy game up there. "But we want to look on it from the positive viewpoint that it's a game we should be really looking forward to. "These are the kind of fixtures you want to play in and that's what we've been telling the players. "We'll be as prepared as possible and hopefully the hard work we've put in during pre-season can pay off for us." United will be without Sean Dillon after the defender underwent surgery on his fractured cheekbone. Dillon is joined on the sidelines by Mark Wilson who is recovering from a broken foot. Another defender, John Souttar, is still out due to an ankle injury but Keith Watson should make it back from a calf injury.

Formation:4411Manager: Derek McInnes

Aberdeen

Formation: 451Manager: Jackie McNamara

Dundee Utd

  • Jamie Langfield
  • Shaleum Logan
  • Ash Taylor
  • Mark Reynolds
  • Andrew Considine
  • Niall McGinn
  • Willo Flood
  • Ryan Jack
  • Barry Robson
  • Peter Pawlett
  • David Goodwillie
  • SUBS
  • Jeffrey Monakana
  • Adam Rooney
  • Cameron Smith
  • Nicky Low
  • Clark Robertson
  • Scott Brown
  • Joe Shaughnessy

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