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  • Date:16 Oct 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Pittodrie Stadium
  • Kyle (45)
Goal!

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92:46 +2.46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Stevenson by Paul Hartley. Marius Zaliukas takes the free kick.

91:35 +1.35

Ryan Stevenson replaces Rudolf Skacel.

90:28 +0.28

Header on goal by Scott Vernon from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

88:53

Ruben Palazuelos delivers the ball, clearance made by Andrew Considine.

88:14

Corner from the right by-line taken by Rudolf Skacel, clearance made by Scott Vernon.

88:04

Stephen Elliott produces a cross, blocked by Rory McArdle.

85:29

Calum Elliot delivers the ball, Headed effort from inside the area by Kevin Kyle misses to the right of the goal.

84:35

Ryan Fraser goes into the book. Ryan Fraser challenges Rudolf Skacel unfairly and gives away a free kick. Marius Zaliukas takes the free kick.

83:25

Corner taken left-footed by Rudolf Skacel, clearance made by Zander Diamond.

82:45

Corner from the right by-line taken by Rudolf Skacel, Kevin Kyle takes a shot. Ryan Jack gets a block in.

81:53

Effort on goal by Darren Barr from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.

80:24

Ryan Fraser comes on in place of Chris Maguire. Stephen Elliott comes on in place of Suso Santana.

80:01

Effort on goal by Kevin Kyle from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

79:09

Zander Diamond goes into the referee's book. Zander Diamond challenges Calum Elliot unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Rudolf Skacel.

76:50

Darren Barr sends in a cross, Ryan Jack makes a clearance.

76:14

Outswinging corner taken by Rudolf Skacel from the left by-line.

75:48

Suso Santana produces a cross, Kevin Kyle takes a shot. Blocked by Rory McArdle.

74:51

Corner taken left-footed by Rudolf Skacel from the right by-line, clearance by Scott Vernon.

74:44

Darren Barr sends in a cross, Ryan Jack manages to make a clearance.

73:06

Sone Aluko sends in a cross, clearance made by Rudolf Skacel.

72:41

Inswinging corner taken by Sone Aluko, clearance made by Darren Barr.

72:23

Darren Mackie produces a cross, blocked by Eggert Jonsson.

72:07

Centre by Chris Maguire, clearance by Marius Zaliukas.

71:38

Inswinging corner taken by Sone Aluko, clearance by Ismael Bouzid.

71:25

The ball is crossed by Chris Maguire, Marius Zaliukas gets a block in.

69:52

The ball is crossed by Calum Elliot, Ryan Jack makes a clearance.

68:48

Scott Vernon concedes a free kick for a foul on Darren Barr. Ismael Bouzid takes the free kick.

67:33

Scott Vernon takes a shot. Blocked by Ismael Bouzid.

66:07

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Suso Santana by Andrew Considine. The ball is delivered by Rudolf Skacel, Effort on goal by Kevin Kyle from just inside the area clears the bar.

65:11

Zander Diamond takes a shot. Marius Zaliukas gets a block in.

64:28

Adrian Mrowiec booked for unsporting behaviour. Adrian Mrowiec concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Maguire. Direct free kick taken by Andrew Considine.

63:29

Rory McArdle gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Calum Elliot. Free kick crossed left-footed by Rudolf Skacel, clearance by Rory McArdle.

62:27

Caution for Kevin Kyle. Unfair challenge on Zander Diamond by Kevin Kyle results in a free kick. Jamie Langfield takes the direct free kick.

60:47

Foul by Marius Zaliukas on Darren Mackie, free kick awarded. Sone Aluko crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by Marian Kello.

58:09

Inswinging corner taken by Rudolf Skacel from the right by-line, Headed effort from inside the area by Marius Zaliukas misses to the left of the target.

57:26

Calum Elliot challenges Zander Diamond unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul Hartley.

56:45

Darren Mackie comes on in place of Andrius Velicka.

56:35

The ball is crossed by Ryan Jack.

55:14

Ismael Bouzid gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrius Velicka. Paul Hartley delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance made by Kevin Kyle.

53:18

(Aberdeen) makes a substitution, with Jamie Langfield coming on for Mark Howard.

53:12

The ball is crossed by Kevin Kyle.

52:10

Ismael Bouzid fouled by Scott Vernon, the ref awards a free kick. Marian Kello takes the direct free kick.

50:00

A cross is delivered by Kevin Kyle.

49:02

Rory McArdle challenges Calum Elliot unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ismael Bouzid takes the free kick.

47:45

The ball is delivered by Calum Elliot, clearance made by Paul Hartley.

46:22 +1.22

Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Chris Maguire goes wide of the right-hand upright.

46:04 +1.04

Eggert Jonsson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Maguire. Paul Hartley takes the free kick.

45:43

Kevin Kyle grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Aberdeen 0-1 Hearts.Assist on the goal came from Calum Elliot.

43:44

Corner taken by Rudolf Skacel, clearance made by Zander Diamond.

43:35

Kevin Kyle delivers the ball, clearance by Rory McArdle.

42:57

Adrian Mrowiec produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.

42:16

Adrian Mrowiec challenges Yoann Folly unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Hartley takes the direct free kick.

41:53

A cross is delivered by Ruben Palazuelos, clearance made by Rory McArdle.

41:46

The ball is crossed by Ruben Palazuelos, Zander Diamond manages to make a clearance.

40:53

Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Rudolf Skacel goes wide of the left-hand post.

40:30

Foul by Scott Vernon on Ismael Bouzid, free kick awarded. Ismael Bouzid takes the direct free kick.

39:48

The ball is crossed by Suso Santana.

37:25

Chris Maguire is cautioned.

36:51

The ball is delivered by Scott Vernon, save by Marian Kello.

35:58

Paul Hartley fouled by Calum Elliot, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Zander Diamond.

35:04

Foul by Suso Santana on Andrew Considine, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Andrew Considine.

34:19

Unfair challenge on Sone Aluko by Ismael Bouzid results in a free kick. Rory McArdle takes the direct free kick.

33:42

A cross is delivered by Ruben Palazuelos, Kevin Kyle takes a shot. Mark Howard makes a comfortable save.

30:06

A cross is delivered by Calum Elliot, save by Mark Howard.

27:52

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Hartley.

27:47

Centre by Sone Aluko, Marius Zaliukas manages to make a clearance.

26:45

The referee cautions Rudolf Skacel for unsporting behaviour. Rudolf Skacel gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Maguire. Sone Aluko crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Adrian Mrowiec manages to make a clearance.

25:42

The referee books Darren Barr for unsporting behaviour. Darren Barr gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sone Aluko. Direct free kick taken by Rory McArdle.

25:13

Shot by Suso Santana. Save by Mark Howard.

24:59

Centre by Kevin Kyle.

22:59

The official flags Kevin Kyle offside. Free kick taken by Mark Howard.

22:22

Centre by Ruben Palazuelos, Paul Hartley makes a clearance.

21:11

Effort on goal by Scott Vernon from inside the box misses to the right of the target.

18:08

Centre by Ryan Jack.

16:01

Unfair challenge on Zander Diamond by Kevin Kyle results in a free kick. Mark Howard restarts play with the free kick.

14:58

Foul by Paul Hartley on Eggert Jonsson, free kick awarded. Ismael Bouzid restarts play with the free kick.

13:24

Suso Santana delivers the ball, save by Mark Howard.

11:45

Paul Hartley challenges Suso Santana unfairly and gives away a free kick. Eggert Jonsson crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, clearance made by Zander Diamond.

10:13

A cross is delivered by Calum Elliot.

9:12

Shot from 20 yards by Kevin Kyle. Save by Mark Howard.

8:18

Chris Maguire delivers the ball.

8:03

Suso Santana produces a cross, clearance by Rory McArdle.

6:38

Suso Santana crosses the ball, Rory McArdle makes a clearance.

5:34

Chris Maguire gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ruben Palazuelos. Direct free kick taken by Marius Zaliukas.

4:51

The referee blows for offside against Kevin Kyle. Mark Howard takes the indirect free kick.

3:53

The ball is sent over by Suso Santana, Kevin Kyle produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

3:16

Paul Hartley challenges Kevin Kyle unfairly and gives away a free kick. Marius Zaliukas takes the direct free kick.

1:54

Kevin Kyle gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Zander Diamond. Free kick crossed right-footed by Paul Hartley from left wing, Marius Zaliukas manages to make a clearance.

The match gets underway.

The second half begins.

The referee calls an end to the first half.

The referee ends the match.

Match Preview

Maguire back from ban Chris Maguire is back from suspension for Aberdeen's Clydesdale Bank Premier League game against Hearts at Pittodrie. Andrius Velicka (ankle), Paul Hartley (hamstring), Sone Aluko (Achilles), Fraser Fyvie (knee) and Peter Pawlett (toe) remain on the sidelines. Dons boss Mark McGhee said all his injured players are making progress but will not be taking any risks. McGhee knows the importance of the three points. "If we win we will go above them which is important and also trying to stay in touch until we do get all our players back is important," he said. "I see it as a long season, my priority is to be getting these guys back eventually and making sure they are fully fit." Hearts are preparing for the clash without skipper Marius Zaliukas amid the continuing impasse over his contract negotiations. David Obua has joined the injury list after suffering a groin strain while training with Uganda and Ian Black is doubtful after breaking two bones in his hand. Stephen Elliott returns from a hamstring injury but Andrew Driver (thigh) and Lee Wallace (knee) remain on the sidelines. Hearts travel to Pittodrie one point ahead of McGhee's men and boss Jim Jefferies acknowledges both clubs have had very similar starts to the season. "They got off to a flying start but they have been a bit up and down with results, just like ourselves," he said. "But they are always difficult to play up there. They played terrific against Rangers, just like we did, but they lost a two-goal lead. "On their day they have shown they can beat anyone. Mark has brought in a lot of new players but, like us, he has had a lot of injuries to key players."

Formation:442Manager: Mark McGhee

Aberdeen

Formation: 442Manager: Jim Jefferies

Hearts

  • Mark Howard
  • Ryan Jack
  • Rory McArdle
  • Zander Diamond
  • Andrew Considine
  • Chris Maguire
  • Paul Hartley
  • Yoann Folly
  • Sone Aluko
  • Scott Vernon
  • Andrius Velicka
  • SUBS
  • Jamie Langfield
  • Darren Mackie
  • Derek Young
  • Jerel Ifil
  • Michael Paton
  • Josh Magennis
  • Ryan Fraser

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Match Report

Kyle steals Hearts win Kevin Kyle's goal 40 seconds into the second half proved enough to separate the sides as Hearts overcame Aberdeen 1-0 at Pittodrie. Seven yellow cards were shown by referee Mike Tumilty in a bruising Clydesdale Bank Premier League encounter, with Dons assistant manager Scott Leitch sent to the stand late on for venting his frustrations. The Dons lined up against a Hearts side immediately above them in the league table with four changes after their 2-0 defeat to Inverness before the International break. Chris Maguire, boosted by his stunning goal for Scotland Under-21s against Iceland, returned from suspension to replace Darren Mackie in the starting XI. The break from action allowed injured trio Paul Hartley, Sone Aluko and Andrius Velicka to return to action, the latter making his Dons bow after his loan move from Rangers. The visitors made three changes, with Marius Zaliukas returning as a contractual dispute showed signs of easing. Spanish duo Ruben Palazuelos and Suso Santana also returned to action for the Jambos. Jim Jefferies' men were first to threaten after four minutes, Kyle getting on the end of a Santana cross, but Dons keeper Mark Howard was happy to watch as the ball sailed into the stand. Aluko showed the first flash of his creative abilities after eight minutes as he strode forward from his own half, and picked out Maguire on the right. His cross narrowly evaded both Velicka and Scott Vernon. At the other end, Jambos striker Calum Elliot saw his shot from the edge of the area crash off Howard's right post just a minute later. Just after the quarter-hour mark, Kevin Kyle and Zander Diamond clashed in an aerial challenge, earning the Hearts striker a talking-to from referee Mike Tumilty. Kyle continued to remonstrate with Diamond, incensing the home support, but no further action was taken. Hearts had a chance when Santana took advantage of an Andrew Considine error to force a save from Howard. The game was starting to warm up nicely, and Hearts Darren Barr became the first name to enter the book for a cynical foul on Aluko, and Rudi Skacel quickly followed for scything down Maguire. Maguire also earned a booking himself shortly afterwards. A nice link-up on the right between Vernon and full-back Ross Jack then saw the former put in a low cross to the near post, which Marian Kello claimed under pressure from Velicka. In injury time, Maguire shot narrowly wide from 18 yards after being played in by Hartley, and the half ended with Dons keeper Mark Howard receiving treatment after he was challenged strongly. Hearts took the lead within moments of the restart. Kyle had become a target for the home support following his clash with Diamond, but silenced the crowd as he threw himself full-length to head Elliott's cross beyond Howard. The goalkeeper had clearly not recovered from the knock he suffered on the stroke of half-time, though, as he was replaced by Jamie Langfield after 54 minutes. Three minutes later, Dons boss Mark McGhee used the second of his substitutes, throwing on Mackie in place of Velicka, who had been making his first appearance since suffering a cruciate ligament injury with Bristol City over a year ago. The physical element of the match continued, with Kyle picking up a yellow card for persistent fouling, and Zaliukas joining him for a crunching challenge on Maguire. With 20 minutes remaining, sub keeper Langfield also required treatment as he stretched to push Darren Barr's cross away from the sliding Skacel. The Dons began to push forward in search of a leveller, but that left them exposed at the back and they had Considine to thank for keeping them in the game when he blocked Kyle's close-range effort after a Santana cutback. Their frustration was clear to see as Diamond became the latest to be cautioned after a crunching late tackle on Elliott. Still it was Hearts who looked the more likely to score, and Jack had to be alert to head a Kyle header from a Skacel corner off the line. Dons substitute Ryan Fraser became the final player to pick up a card, and protests from the home dugout saw assistant boss Leitch sent to the stand.

Form Guide

    WLLDLL
  • Aberdeen
  • VS
  • Hearts
  • WDLWLL

Last Meetings

  • Aberdeen
  • 0 - 1
  • Hearts
  • 27/02/2010
  • Hearts
  • 0 - 3
  • Aberdeen
  • 27/01/2010
  • Aberdeen
  • 1 - 1
  • Hearts
  • 17/10/2009
  • Aberdeen
  • 0 - 0
  • Hearts
  • 12/05/2009
  • Hearts
  • 2 - 1
  • Aberdeen
  • 14/02/2009
  • Aberdeen
  • 1 - 0
  • Hearts
  • 27/12/2008

Top Scorers

Aberdeen

  • S Vernon 3
  • D Mackie 1
  • Z Diamond 1
  • C Maguire 1

Hearts

  • C Elliot 4
  • D Templeton 2
  • R Skacel 1
  • R Stevenson 1

Goals

Aberdeen

    • Total goals 19
    • Goals per game 9
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Hearts

    • Total goals 20
    • Goals per game 10
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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