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  • Date:09 Nov 2010
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Pittodrie Stadium
  • Velicka (48)
  • Rooney - pen (33) Munro (80)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93mins

Adam Rooney has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

93mins

The ball is crossed by Jerel Ifil, blocked by Richie Foran.

93mins

The ball is crossed by Andrius Velicka.

92mins

Grant Munro challenges Sone Aluko unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Derek Young.

90mins

Unfair challenge on Richie Foran by Yoann Folly results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Richie Foran.

87mins

Jerel Ifil sends in a cross, Gavin Morrison makes a clearance.

85mins

Clark Robertson delivers the ball.

85mins

Clark Robertson produces a cross, clearance by Stuart Duff.

84mins

Adam Rooney concedes a free kick for a foul on Zander Diamond. Jamie Langfield restarts play with the free kick.

83mins

Chris Maguire sends in a cross.

82mins

(Inverness CT) makes a substitution, with Eric Odhiambo coming on for Nick Ross.

81mins

Grant Munro scores a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Aberdeen 1-2 Inverness CT.Richie Foran provided the assist for the goal.

81mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin McCann by Andrius Velicka. Free kick crossed by Stuart Duff.

79mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Zander Diamond. Ryan Esson restarts play with the free kick.

79mins

Outswinging corner taken by Chris Maguire from the right by-line, Nick Ross makes a clearance.

79mins

The ball is delivered by Chris Maguire, Grant Munro manages to make a clearance.

78mins

Jerel Ifil crosses the ball.

76mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Sone Aluko. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Esson.

76mins

The ball is swung over by Chris Maguire, clearance made by Ross Tokely.

75mins

The ball is sent over by Jerel Ifil, Sone Aluko has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

72mins

Jonathan Hayes sends in a cross, clearance by Rory McArdle.

72mins

The ball is sent over by Chris Maguire, save by Ryan Esson.

71mins

Kevin McCann crosses the ball.

70mins

Adam Rooney takes a shot. Blocked by Rory McArdle.

69mins

Sone Aluko delivers the ball, clearance by Ross Tokely.

67mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ross Tokely on Scott Vernon. Sone Aluko crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Ross Tokely.

67mins

The ball is delivered by Jonathan Hayes, save by Jamie Langfield.

66mins

Kevin McCann produces a cross, clearance by Yoann Folly. Effort on goal by Grant Munro from long distance goes harmlessly over the target.

65mins

Jerel Ifil goes into the referee's book. Foul by Jerel Ifil on Graeme Shinnie, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Stuart Duff, clearance made by Zander Diamond.

63mins

Adam Rooney has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

62mins

Richie Foran fouled by Jerel Ifil, the ref awards a free kick. Stuart Duff crosses the ball in from the free kick, Scott Vernon makes a clearance.

61mins

Corner taken left-footed by Sone Aluko to the near post, Grant Munro manages to make a clearance.

60mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nick Ross on Jerel Ifil. Free kick taken by Jerel Ifil.

59mins

Unfair challenge on Grant Munro by Scott Vernon results in a free kick. Ryan Esson takes the indirect free kick.

58mins

Nick Ross challenges Sone Aluko unfairly and gives away a free kick. Rory McArdle takes the free kick.

57mins

Ryan Jack goes off and Jerel Ifil comes on. The assistant referee flags for offside against Jonathan Hayes. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Langfield. The assistant referee flags for offside against Andrius Velicka. Ryan Esson takes the indirect free kick.

54mins

Jonathan Hayes takes a inswinging corner to the near post.

52mins

Yoann Folly concedes a free kick for a foul on Gavin Morrison. Stuart Duff crosses the ball in from the free kick, Zander Diamond makes a clearance.

49mins

A goal is scored by Andrius Velicka from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Aberdeen 1-1 Inverness CT.Derek Young provided the assist for the goal.

47mins

Ryan Jack crosses the ball, Graeme Shinnie gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Sone Aluko. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Maguire by Graeme Shinnie. A cross is delivered by Sone Aluko, Andrius Velicka produces a headed effort from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

47mins

The ball is crossed by Ryan Jack, blocked by Graeme Shinnie. Corner taken right-footed by Sone Aluko. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Maguire by Graeme Shinnie. Sone Aluko crosses the ball, Close range header by Jonathan Hayes misses to the right of the goal.

47mins

Ryan Jack delivers the ball, Graeme Shinnie gets a block in. Corner taken by Jonathan Hayes. Free kick awarded for a foul by Graeme Shinnie on Chris Maguire. Cross/shot by Sone Aluko.

47mins

The ball is crossed by Sone Aluko, Yoann Folly takes a shot. Ryan Esson makes a save.

46mins

Corner taken by Sone Aluko played to the near post, clearance made by Kevin McCann.

46mins

Jonathan Hayes takes a inswinging corner to the near post,

46mins

Corner taken left-footed by Sone Aluko from the right by-line, Rory McArdle takes a shot. Rory McArdle takes a shot. Kevin McCann manages to make a clearance. A cross is delivered by Chris Maguire.

46mins

Unfair challenge on Sone Aluko by Stuart Duff results in a free kick. Derek Young takes the free kick.

44mins

Andrius Velicka comes on in place of Darren Mackie.

42mins

Darren Mackie takes a shot. Ryan Esson gets a block in.

41mins

The ball is swung over by Graeme Shinnie, Jamie Langfield makes a save.

41mins

Sone Aluko has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.

40mins

The ball is crossed by Chris Maguire, save by Ryan Esson.

38mins

Scott Vernon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ross Tokely. Ryan Esson takes the free kick.

37mins

Unfair challenge on Scott Vernon by Ross Tokely results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Derek Young.

36mins

The ball is sent over by Derek Young, clearance by Ross Tokely.

32mins

The referee cautions Clark Robertson for unsporting behaviour. The referee cautions Darren Mackie for dissent. Zander Diamond receives a yellow card for dissent. Penalty scored by Adam Rooney. Aberdeen 0-1 Inverness CT.Jonathan Hayes fouled by Clark Robertson, the ref awards a free kick. Stuart Duff crosses the ball in from the free kick, Adam Rooney fouled by Yoann Folly, the ref awards a Penalty.

30mins

The official flags Scott Vernon offside. Ryan Esson takes the free kick.

30mins

Adam Rooney sends in a cross, save by Jamie Langfield.

29mins

A cross is delivered by Zander Diamond, Scott Vernon takes a shot. Save by Ryan Esson. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Sone Aluko, save made by Ryan Esson.

28mins

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Sone Aluko.

28mins

Centre by Darren Mackie, Scott Vernon takes a shot. Clearance made by Richie Foran.

27mins

Kevin McCann produces a cross, Derek Young makes a clearance.

26mins

Darren Mackie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richie Foran. Free kick taken by Ryan Esson.

24mins

Ross Tokely gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Vernon. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Derek Young from right channel.

22mins

Jonathan Hayes has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

22mins

Derek Young receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for a foul by Derek Young on Adam Rooney. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Stuart Duff.

20mins

Unfair challenge on Sone Aluko by Stuart Duff results in a free kick. The ball is delivered by Sone Aluko, Darren Mackie takes a shot. Clearance made by Ross Tokely.

18mins

The ball is swung over by Darren Mackie, comfortable save by Ryan Esson.

17mins

Scott Vernon takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Esson.

17mins

Scott Vernon crosses the ball.

15mins

Foul by Grant Munro on Scott Vernon, free kick awarded. Ryan Jack restarts play with the free kick.

14mins

Pass corner from left by-line crossed in by Stuart Duff.

13mins

Foul by Chris Maguire on Graeme Shinnie, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Grant Munro.

12mins

Chris Maguire has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.

11mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Richie Foran. Jamie Langfield takes the direct free kick.

11mins

Darren Mackie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stuart Duff. Indirect free kick taken by Graeme Shinnie.

10mins

Kevin McCann crosses the ball.

9mins

Darren Mackie concedes a free kick for a foul on Graeme Shinnie. Stuart Duff crosses the ball in from the free kick, Yoann Folly makes a clearance.

8mins

Jonathan Hayes has a shot on goal from long range that goes wide left.

7mins

Corner taken left-footed by Jonathan Hayes, Headed effort from inside the area by Richie Foran misses to the left of the target.

5mins

Jonathan Hayes produces a cross.

2mins

Zander Diamond gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Rooney. Stuart Duff takes the free kick.

2mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Jack on Stuart Duff. Ryan Esson takes the indirect free kick.

The game gets underway.

The ref blows to signal half-time.

The match restarts for the second half.

The final whistle is blown by the referee.

Match Preview

Suspended Hartley to miss Inverness match Paul Hartley is suspended for Aberdeen's Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash with Inverness at Pittodrie tomorrow night. The Dons skipper was red carded in Saturday`s record 9-0 defeat by Celtic at Parkhead and will serve an automatic one-game ban. Andy Considine (knee) and Nikola Vujadinovic (hamstring) are still struggling while Peter Pawlett (broken toe) and long-term casualty Fraser Fyvie are out. Mark McGhee refused to reveal the outcome of discussions with the Aberdeen board following Saturday's thrashing but insists he is "comfortable" with his position as boss. The Dons suffered their record defeat in a humiliating afternoon in Glasgow which led to reports that McGhee had been given the game against Inverness to save his job. The former Aberdeen and Celtic striker admitted speaking to chairman Stewart Milne and director of football Willie Miller over the weekend but while he would not reveal where he believed those talks left him, he claimed to be relaxed about his situation. "I'm not prepared to tell you what I believe," he said. "I have regular discussions with Stewart Milne and Willie and have since I came here, and they are the same as others - private and constructive. I can't tell you (what was said). "I'm comfortable with the situation. "I am focused on the game tomorrow night and I am comfortable with that." Pressed further on his position, McGhee said: "I'm a realist. I have been in the game a long time, I know how it works. "However, I am still the manager this morning and it looks like, regardless of what anyone may say, I will be the manager for the Inverness match. "So the most important thing for me is the Inverness game and that is a good thing. "It allows me to focus on that and not on what everyone else is saying. There will be strong feelings about me and the team and the club. "The fact is I'm still here, I will be taking the team tomorrow night and all I can say to the supporters is that we are hugely embarrassed by what happened on Saturday." Inverness are expected to name an unchanged squad. Midfielder Russell Duncan pulled out of the home defeat by Motherwell with a groin injury and is again doubtful. Gil Blumenshtein, David Proctor, Chris Innes (all hamstring) and Kenny Gillet (knee) remain on the sidelines. Manager Terry Butcher insists a combination of pride and fear of failure is what is driving his team on this term. The Highlanders only returned to Scottish football's top-flight this season but, after the first quarter of games, they sit in the top half of the table. Their success so far has largely been down to an impressive away record, which sees them unbeaten on the road in league competition for the last 12 months. Even Scottish champions Rangers were unable to end the run, surrendering their own 100% SPL record this season when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Butcher's men at Ibrox last week. But Butcher has no intention of seeing his side's incredible away form ending at Pittodrie now that they are used to delivering the right result on their travels. "We've got experience of a year ago of starting the unbeaten run and continuing it and maintaining it," he said. "The boys like to get their teeth into an unbeaten run and keep it going. "It does become a pride thing. You are proud of what you have achieved and you want to continue. "You don't want to be the one that stops it or the one that makes a mistake so you try even harder. That's the key. "I said at the start of the season that you're looking at several little runs that can take you up the league and I think that's true. "But one big run helped us last season so long may it continue."

Formation:442Manager: Mark McGhee

Aberdeen

Formation: 442Manager: Terry Butcher

Inverness CT

  • Jamie Langfield
  • Derek Young
  • Rory McArdle
  • Zander Diamond
  • Clark Robertson
  • Darren Mackie
  • Yoann Folly
  • Ryan Jack
  • Sone Aluko
  • Chris Maguire
  • Scott Vernon
  • SUBS
  • Mark Howard
  • Jerel Ifil
  • Andrius Velicka
  • Josh Magennis
  • Dean Jarvis
  • Hallur Hansson
  • Ryan Fraser

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Match Report

Pressure increases on McGhee The pressure mounted on Aberdeen manager Mark McGhee after his side followed up a 9-0 thrashing at Celtic with a 2-1 home defeat to Inverness at Pittodrie. Adam Rooney converted a 34th-minute penalty to give Caley Thistle the lead after Grant Munro had been fouled in the box in an off-the-ball incident. The Dons battled back and substitute Andrius Velicka, who had replaced the injured Darren Mackie, showed great composure in slotting the ball past the advancing Ryan Esson five minutes after the break. However, with nine minutes remaining Munro headed home Richie Foran's cross to defeat the Dons. The result preserves Terry Butcher's side's year-long unbeaten away run but may have severe repercussions for McGhee, whose team have now picked up only four points from the last possible 30. The visitors dominated the early stages against a nervous Aberdeen and should have taken the lead after only eight minutes when the unmarked Rooney headed wide from an inswinging Jonny Hayes corner. The Dons were struggling to maintain possession although Chris Maguire did have the opportunity to test Esson from distance after 12 minutes, but his weak effort sliced wide of the target. Only a superb save from Jamie Langfield prevented the Dons falling behind two minutes later after Irishman Rooney's glancing header from Stuart Duff's cross looked certain to find the corner of the net. At the other end Scott Vernon combined with Mackie to give himself a sight of goal but Esson managed to claw away the former Colchester striker's left-foot shot. The Dons should have broken the deadlock after 28 minutes but Vernon failed to direct his header on target from Mackie's enticing cross. Stand-in captain Zander Diamond was next to produce an inviting delivery into the box a minute later with Rory McArdle's downward header kept out brilliantly by Esson. But just as Aberdeen began to settle they fell behind in controversial circumstances after 34 minutes. A Duff free-kick appeared to be drifting harmlessly to safety when Munro fell in the box after colliding with a Dons defender in an off-the-ball incident and referee John McKendrick pointed to the spot. Mackie and Diamond were cautioned for their protests before Rooney coolly slotted the ball past Langfield from 12 yards. The Dons were dealt a further blow when Mackie suffered a serious-looking injury after a collision with Caley stopper Esson and was replaced by on-loan Rangers striker Velicka just before the interval. Aberdeen made a determined start to the second half and substitute Velicka should have equalised within four minutes but the Lithuanian headed over from a pinpoint Sone Aluko free-kick. However the on-loan Rangers striker got the Dons back on level terms a minute later when, after being played in one-on-one by Vernon, he calmly knocked the ball past the advancing Esson and into the net. The Dons were forced to make a second change after 57 minutes when youngster Ryan Jack suffered an injury and was replaced by Jerel Ifil. The home supporters were appealing for a penalty when Derek Young's powerful drive from the edge of the area looked to have deflected off the arm of a Caley defender but referee McKendrick waved play on. The visitors were looking increasingly dangerous as the game wore on and a terrific cross by full-back Kevin McCann was turned inches over the crossbar by the outstretched leg of Nick Ross. With 15 minutes remaining Aluko burst to life as he collected Ifil's deep cross and produced a neat turn to gain a yard of space before unleashing a right-foot shot which just drifted past the post. However with just nine minutes to go Caley scored what proved to be the winner when Foran crossed for Munro to head from 12 yards past the diving Langfield. The Dons surged forward in search of a second equaliser but Caley held on for victory in what could turn out to be McGhee's final match in charge of the Dons.

Form Guide

    LLLWLL
  • Aberdeen
  • VS
  • Inverness CT
  • WWDWDL

Last Meetings

  • Inverness CT
  • 2 - 0
  • Aberdeen
  • 02/10/2010
  • Aberdeen
  • 1 - 0
  • Inverness CT
  • 11/04/2009
  • Inverness CT
  • 0 - 3
  • Aberdeen
  • 20/12/2008
  • Aberdeen
  • 0 - 2
  • Inverness CT
  • 09/08/2008
  • Inverness CT
  • 3 - 4
  • Aberdeen
  • 29/03/2008
  • Aberdeen
  • 1 - 0
  • Inverness CT
  • 02/01/2008

Top Scorers

Aberdeen

  • S Vernon 4
  • C Maguire 2
  • D Mackie 1
  • Z Diamond 1
  • R McArdle 1

Inverness CT

  • E Odhiambo 4
  • J Hayes 3
  • A Rooney 2
  • R Duncan 1
  • S Duff 1
  • K McCann 1

Goals

Aberdeen

    • Total goals 38
    • Goals per game 14
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Inverness CT

    • Total goals 39
    • Goals per game 15
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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