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  • Date:17 Dec 2011
  • Kick-off:12:30
  • Venue:Pittodrie Stadium
  • Attendance:7,137
  • Vernon - pen (58)
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93:16 +3.16

Daniel Galbraith has a volleyed shot. Save made by Jason Brown.

91:55 +1.55

Foul by Sean O'Hanlon on Scott Vernon, free kick awarded. Richard Foster takes the direct free kick.

90:03 +0.03

David Stephens gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Clark. Booking for David Stephens. Jason Brown takes the free kick.

88:23

The offside flag is raised against Garry O'Connor. Kari Arnason restarts play with the free kick.

87:54

Free kick awarded for a foul by Richie Towell on Isaac Osbourne. Rory McArdle takes the direct free kick.

86:23

Unfair challenge on Lewis Stevenson by Chris Clark results in a free kick. Chris Clark goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Lewis Stevenson.

85:01

Inswinging corner taken by Martin Scott from the left by-line, clearance made by Robert Milsom.

84:47

Akpo Sodje takes a shot. Save by Jason Brown.

82:59

Scott Vernon is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Graham Stack takes the free kick.

81:41

Isaac Osbourne concedes a free kick for a foul on Sean O'Hanlon. David Stephens restarts play with the free kick.

81:23

Chris Clark is brought on as a substitute for Fraser Fyvie.

78:40

Garry O'Connor concedes a free kick for a foul on Kari Arnason. Garry O'Connor is shown a yellow card. Jason Brown restarts play with the free kick.

76:55

Lewis Stevenson concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Vernon. Free kick taken by Kari Arnason.

75:07

Richie Towell on for Ivan Sproule.

73:19

Richard Foster fouled by Akpo Sodje, the ref awards a free kick. Jason Brown takes the free kick.

72:01

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Fraser Fyvie by Akpo Sodje. Direct free kick taken by Kari Arnason.

69:10

Youl Mawene replaces Rory Fallon. Michael Hart goes off and Akpo Sodje comes on.

68:30

Corner taken right-footed by Ivan Sproule, Garry O'Connor has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

66:50

Foul by Peter Pawlett on Lewis Stevenson, free kick awarded. Peter Pawlett sent off. Paul Hanlon takes the free kick.

65:12

Rory Fallon challenges Sean O'Hanlon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Garry O'Connor from the free kick, comfortable save by Jason Brown.

64:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Daniel Galbraith by Rory Fallon. Free kick taken by Michael Hart.

60:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robert Milsom by David Wotherspoon. Richard Foster takes the free kick.

58:12

The assist for the goal came from Peter Pawlett.

57:13

Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Peter Pawlett by Ivan Sproule. Caution for Ivan Sproule. Placed penalty scored by Scott Vernon. Aberdeen 1-0 Hibernian.

53:53

Unfair challenge on Robert Milsom by Daniel Galbraith results in a free kick. Fraser Fyvie delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.

52:35

Ivan Sproule takes a shot. Blocked by Rory McArdle.

51:34

Isaac Osbourne challenges Daniel Galbraith unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike comes in from Daniel Galbraith from the free kick.

50:26

Corner taken by Ivan Sproule, Isaac Osbourne makes a clearance.

45:55

Corner taken by Daniel Galbraith from the right by-line, clearance by Rory Fallon.

43:34

The referee blows for offside against Garry O'Connor. Direct free kick taken by Jason Brown.

43:01

Kari Arnason challenges Garry O'Connor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sean O'Hanlon takes the direct free kick.

38:56

Rory Fallon takes a shot. Blocked by Sean O'Hanlon.

38:04

Daniel Galbraith produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.

37:36

Unfair challenge on David Wotherspoon by Rory Fallon results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sean O'Hanlon.

34:41

Free kick awarded for a foul by Richard Foster on Daniel Galbraith. Graham Stack takes the free kick.

34:00

Peter Pawlett fouled by Ivan Sproule, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan Jack restarts play with the free kick.

31:16

Daniel Galbraith is adjudged to have handled the ball. Direct free kick taken by Kari Arnason.

28:37

Daniel Galbraith takes the inswinging corner, Close range headed effort by Paul Hanlon goes wide of the left-hand upright.

28:01

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Daniel Galbraith, clearance made by Rory Fallon.

27:12

Unfair challenge on Garry O'Connor by Kari Arnason results in a free kick. A cross is delivered by Daniel Galbraith, volleyed left-footed shot by Martin Scott. Jason Brown makes a save.

25:30

Headed effort from inside the area by Rory Fallon misses to the left of the goal.

25:06

Garry O'Connor produces a header from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

24:08

David Wotherspoon takes a shot. Richard Foster gets a block in.

21:35

Shot on goal by Rory McArdle from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

20:46

Unfair challenge on Rory Fallon by Michael Hart results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Fraser Fyvie, David Stephens manages to make a clearance.

18:26

Peter Pawlett concedes a free kick for a foul on David Wotherspoon. Ivan Sproule crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by Jason Brown.

17:58

Rory Fallon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sean O'Hanlon. Free kick taken by Graham Stack.

17:30

Martin Scott takes a shot. Save by Jason Brown.

16:52

Fraser Fyvie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Wotherspoon. Graham Stack restarts play with the free kick.

15:51

Ivan Sproule takes a shot. Save by Jason Brown.

15:23

Peter Pawlett fouled by David Wotherspoon, the ref awards a free kick. Robert Milsom takes the direct free kick.

14:25

Foul by Isaac Osbourne on Martin Scott, free kick awarded. Martin Scott takes the direct free kick.

11:58

(Aberdeen) makes a substitution, with Peter Pawlett coming on for Mohamed Chalali. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Daniel Galbraith played to the near post, clearance made by Kari Arnason.

10:13

Garry O'Connor is caught offside. Free kick taken by Kari Arnason.

4:32

Robert Milsom takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Paul Hanlon.

4:13

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Robert Milsom played to the near post, Sean O'Hanlon manages to make a clearance.

3:04

Sean O'Hanlon challenges Mohamed Chalali unfairly and gives away a free kick. Robert Milsom takes the free kick.

2:52

A cross is delivered by David Wotherspoon, comfortable save by Jason Brown.

Match Preview

Dons can do it again - Brown Manager Craig Brown hopes his Aberdeen side will begin to climb further up the Clydesdale Bank Premier League after claiming their first away win of the season. The Dons defeated fourth-placed St Johnstone 2-1 at McDiarmid Park on Tuesday night and enter the weekend's fixtures in ninth place. But Brown is wary of Saturday`s opponents Hibernian, who are three points and two places behind the Dons, under their new manager Pat Fenlon. Brown said: "We started the season with the objective of trying to get into the top six. "We haven't achieved anything like that so far. Our performance against St Johnstone was poorer than in some of the games we lost. "That's the beginning, I hope, of an evening out of good fortune, or bad fortune, in our case. "I wouldn't like those who saw us against St Johnstone to think that's the best we can do - far from it. We can play far better and we'll have to play far better against Hibs if we're going to win. "We want to win every game and we do feel that it would be a great opportunity to confirm that the result we got wasn't a one off. "This is a home game and if we can go away and beat the team that is fourth in the league, we've got to be optimistic about beating the team that's 11th at home." Andrew Considine is suspended for the Dons. Defender Considine was sent off in the midweek win at St Johnstone and will serve a suspension, but midfielder Fraser Fyvie is available after being banned for the trip to Perth. Forward Rory Fallon, defender Youl Mawene and midfielder Kari Arnason are doubts with knocks, while midfielder Yoann Folly remains out. Hibernian defender Paul Hanlon feels new manager Pat Fenlon has already made a major difference in terms of their tactics and approach to games. Hibs have looked a more solid unit and players have worked noticeably harder during the two games, against Motherwell and Rangers, that the Irishman has taken charge of. Fenlon has yet to pick up any points, although his team were leading 1-0 against Motherwell when that game was postponed, but Hanlon believes there is much to be positive about ahead of Saturday's clash at Pittodrie. The defender has seen a difference in the protection given to the back four with Lewis Stevenson and David Wotherspoon sitting in central midfield in Fenlon's 4-2-3-1 formation. When asked about Fenlon's impact, Hanlon told Hibernian TV: "It's been great. All the lads have been working really hard in training. Monday and Tuesday are really hard sessions. "The main thing he has been emphasising to us is how we need to work hard as a team and individually in your own positions, and help the team-mate next to you. "A lot of supporters will have seen a big difference in our shape as well. "With the two sitting midfielders, it's hard to get through us. "In the past at times we were quite easy to play through but the last couple of games it seems to be working. "We have not got the results yet but hopefully they will come soon." Fenlon spelled out his demands for the trip to Aberdeen, who have taken four points from two games to move off the bottom of the SPL and above Hibs. The former Bohemians manager said: "We need to go and pick up points. It doesn't matter how we get them. We are going to have to scrap for everything. "We are now in a battle. Aberdeen picked up a good win in the week and we can't allow a big gap to develop between ourselves and them. "It is getting to the stage where everything depends on the football club being a Premier League team. "That's what it is about and that affects everybody's livelihood and the way everyone approaches the game. "The players have got to realise that and they've got to give everything - be willing to die on the day - to make sure we get something out of the game." Garry O'Connor and Isaiah Osbourne are injury doubts. O'Connor's strike partner, Leigh Griffiths, will serve his one-match ban for making a gesture to Rangers fans. Captain Ian Murray is still working his way back from hip trouble.

Formation:442Manager: Craig Brown

Aberdeen

Formation: 442Manager: Pat Fenlon

Hibernian

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

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Match Report

Vernon keeps Hibs on the slide A Scott Vernon penalty was enough to give 10-man Aberdeen a 1-0 win, their second win on the bounce, against Hibernian in a fiery encounter at a snowy Pittodrie. The Dons opened the scoring after 59 minutes when Peter Pawlett was adjudged to have been brought down by Ivan Sproule in the box and Vernon slotted home from the spot. However, the main talking point of the match came after 67 minutes when Pawlett was shown a straight red card for a challenge on Lewis Stevenson, much to the fury of the home support. Despite their numerical disadvantage the Dons held on for the victory which moves them six points clear of Clydesdale Bank Premier League bottom side Dunfermline. Rory McArdle stepped in to replace the suspended Andrew Considine for Aberdeen, while Fraser Fyvie and Mohamed Chalali were both handed starts with Youl Mawene, who had been struggling with a knee injury, and Chris Clark dropping to the bench. Hibs, who were looking to end a run of five league games without a win, were missing Leigh Griffiths who was serving a one-match ban for making a gesture to Rangers fans during last week's 2-0 defeat. Martin Scott came in to replace the on-loan Wolves striker, while Danny Galbraith started in place of the injured Isaiah Osbourne. Aberdeen made a promising start with Chalali chipping a delightful ball towards Vernon at the back post after four minutes but Paul Hanlon made a brave clearance with the Englishman ready to pounce. The Dons were forced to make an early change with only 13 minutes gone when Chalali limped off with an injury and was replaced by youngster Pawlett. Hibs finally came to life after 16 minutes when Galbraith threaded a perfect pass through to Garry O'Connor but the striker's low drive was well held by Jason Brown in the Aberdeen goal. McArdle spurned a glorious opportunity to break the deadlock after 22 minutes when Hibs defender David Stephens carelessly nodded a Fyvie free-kick straight into his path but the defender blazed the ball high over the crossbar. Rob Milsom showed a great turn of pace to get past former Don Michael Hart before finding Rory Fallon in the centre but the New Zealand international was unable to divert his header on target. The Dons had a lucky escape after 28 minutes when Galbraith's deep free-kick found the unmarked Scott but Brown made a terrific save to keep out the former Ross County player's left-foot volley. Hibernian made the better start to the second half and were appealing for a penalty when O'Connor went down in the box under pressure from Arnason but referee Craig Thomson waved away the half-hearted protests. But the Dons had better luck after 59 minutes when Sproule felled Pawlett and this time Thomson did point to the spot and Aberdeen's top scorer Vernon assumed the penalty-taking responsibilities to rolled the ball home for his eighth goal of the season. The Dons were reduced to 10 men after 67 minutes when Pawlett was shown a straight red card for a sliding challenge on Stevenson. The Dons opted to bring on another defender with Mawene introduced for the tiring Fallon, while Hibernian introduced an extra attacker with Akpo Sodje replacing Hart. The visitors pressed for an equaliser in the closing stages, with Sodje in particular denied by a smart stop by Brown, as the Dons held on for maximum points. end

Form Guide

    LLDLDW
  • Aberdeen
  • VS
  • Hibernian
  • WDLDLL

Last Meetings

  • Hibernian
  • 0 - 0
  • Aberdeen
  • 11/09/2011
  • Hibernian
  • 1 - 3
  • Aberdeen
  • 14/05/2011
  • Aberdeen
  • 0 - 1
  • Hibernian
  • 09/04/2011
  • Hibernian
  • 1 - 2
  • Aberdeen
  • 26/12/2010
  • Aberdeen
  • 4 - 2
  • Hibernian
  • 23/10/2010
  • Hibernian
  • 2 - 2
  • Aberdeen
  • 10/02/2010

Top Scorers

Aberdeen

  • S Vernon 7
  • A Considine 3
  • Y Mawene 2
  • R Jack 2
  • R Fallon 1
  • R Foster 1
  • K Arnason 1
  • R Milsom 1
  • J Magennis 1
  • F Fyvie 1

Hibernian

  • G O'Connor 6
  • L Griffiths 3
  • I Sproule 2
  • S O'Hanlon 1
  • J Agogo 1
  • R Towell 1

Goals

Aberdeen

    • Total goals 47
    • Goals per game 21
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Hibernian

    • Total goals 42
    • Goals per game 16
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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