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  • Date:20 Aug 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Pittodrie Stadium
  • Attendance:7,989
  • Milsom (11) Vernon (26)
  • Foran (78)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94mins

Shot by Robert Milsom from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.

92mins

Graeme Shinnie produces a cross, comfortable save by David Gonzalez.

91mins

Greg Tansey produces a cross.

91mins

The ball is crossed by Shane Sutherland, clearance made by Ryan Jack.

89mins

Mitchel Megginson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Roman Golobart. Graeme Shinnie crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, clearance made by Isaac Osbourne.

88mins

Foul by Chris Clark on Ryan Esson, free kick awarded. Ryan Esson takes the direct free kick.

87mins

Outswinging corner taken by Robert Milsom from the left by-line, Roman Golobart manages to make a clearance. (Inverness CT) makes a substitution, with Gregory Tade coming on for Jonathan Hayes.

87mins

The ball is swung over by Ryan Jack, clearance by Chris Hogg.

86mins

The ball is delivered by Aaron Doran, Rory McArdle manages to make a clearance.

85mins

The ball is crossed by Mitchel Megginson, clearance by Chris Hogg.

84mins

Shane Sutherland fouled by Richard Foster, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Jonathan Hayes, Rory McArdle makes a clearance.

83mins

Richard Foster delivers the ball, Roman Golobart makes a clearance.

81mins

(Aberdeen) makes a substitution, with Rory McArdle coming on for Youl Mawene.

80mins

Richie Foran takes a shot. David Gonzalez makes a fantastic save.

79mins

Richie Foran fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Aberdeen 2-1 Inverness CT.

78mins

Unfair challenge on Aaron Doran by Youl Mawene results in a free kick. Jonathan Hayes crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Andrew Considine makes a clearance.

75mins

Robert Milsom delivers the ball, clearance by Shane Sutherland.

74mins

Chris Clark on for Fraser Fyvie.

73mins

Jonathan Hayes takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post. A cross is delivered by Shane Sutherland, clearance made by Youl Mawene.

72mins

The ball is sent over by Aaron Doran, clearance made by Youl Mawene. Greg Tansey takes a shot. David Gonzalez makes a comfortable save.

70mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gavin Morrison by Isaac Osbourne. Shane Sutherland replaces Nick Ross. Free kick crossed right-footed by Thomas Piermayr, Header from deep inside the area by Richie Foran goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

69mins

Richie Foran takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

68mins

Gavin Morrison takes a brilliant shot. David Gonzalez makes a brilliant save.

68mins

The ball is delivered by Jonathan Hayes, blocked by Richard Foster. Corner taken by Jonathan Hayes from the right by-line, Scott Vernon manages to make a clearance.

67mins

Robert Milsom produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target. Mitchel Megginson is brought on as a substitute for Josh Magennis.

67mins

Foul by Thomas Piermayr on Robert Milsom, free kick awarded. Thomas Piermayr is shown a yellow card. Richard Foster takes the free kick.

66mins

Effort from the edge of the area by Jonathan Hayes goes wide of the right-hand post.

65mins

Kari Arnason takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Chris Hogg.

64mins

Graeme Shinnie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Fraser Fyvie. The referee cautions Graeme Shinnie for unsporting behaviour. Robert Milsom crosses the ball in from the free kick, Chris Hogg makes a clearance.

64mins

Richard Foster sends in a cross, Chris Hogg gets a block in.

63mins

Shot on goal by Gavin Morrison from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

62mins

Richie Foran takes a shot. Clearance made by Youl Mawene.

62mins

Graeme Shinnie delivers the ball, save made by David Gonzalez.

60mins

The ball is sent over by Jonathan Hayes, clearance by Youl Mawene. Nick Ross delivers the ball, Youl Mawene makes a clearance.

60mins

Centre by Nick Ross, clearance made by Youl Mawene.

60mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Robert Milsom on Nick Ross. Chris Hogg takes the free kick.

59mins

The ball is swung over by Fraser Fyvie.

58mins

The offside flag is raised against Scott Vernon. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Esson.

57mins

Jonathan Hayes crosses the ball.

57mins

Outswinging corner taken by Jonathan Hayes from the left by-line.

56mins

Corner taken by Robert Milsom.

55mins

Scott Vernon takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

54mins

The official flags Richie Foran offside. Free kick taken by David Gonzalez.

53mins

Aaron Doran is brought on as a substitute for Andrew Shinnie.

52mins

Richie Foran crosses the ball.

51mins

The ball is sent over by Richie Foran, clearance by Fraser Fyvie. Jonathan Hayes takes the inswinging corner, Kari Arnason manages to make a clearance.

50mins

The ball is delivered by Fraser Fyvie.

47mins

Thomas Piermayr sends in a cross, clearance made by Kari Arnason.

47mins

The ball is sent over by Jonathan Hayes, Youl Mawene makes a clearance.

45mins

Kari Arnason crosses the ball, Josh Magennis takes a shot. Save by Ryan Esson.

44mins

Nick Ross crosses the ball, save made by David Gonzalez.

43mins

Roman Golobart fouled by Josh Magennis, the ref awards a free kick. Graeme Shinnie takes the free kick.

42mins

The ball is crossed by Graeme Shinnie, save by David Gonzalez.

40mins

Robert Milsom produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.

39mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Hogg on Josh Magennis. Chris Hogg goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed by Robert Milsom.

38mins

Josh Magennis sends in a cross, clearance by Roman Golobart. Kari Arnason takes a shot from 30 yards. Fantastic save by Ryan Esson.

36mins

Richie Foran fouled by Youl Mawene, the ref awards a free kick. Nick Ross has an effort direct from the free kick.

33mins

Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Josh Magennis goes wide of the left-hand post.

32mins

Unfair challenge on Fraser Fyvie by Andrew Shinnie results in a free kick. Youl Mawene restarts play with the free kick.

31mins

Effort on goal by Greg Tansey from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

30mins

Richie Foran crosses the ball, comfortable save by David Gonzalez.

27mins

Scott Vernon fires in a goal from just outside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Aberdeen 2-0 Inverness CT.

26mins

The ball is delivered by Nick Ross.

25mins

The ball is swung over by Nick Ross, clearance made by Andrew Considine.

23mins

Foul by Greg Tansey on Kari Arnason, free kick awarded. Youl Mawene restarts play with the free kick.

22mins

Josh Magennis challenges Roman Golobart unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ryan Esson.

18mins

Josh Magennis has an effort at goal from 35+ yards. Ryan Esson makes a comfortable save.

16mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Robert Milsom, clearance made by Richie Foran.

15mins

Centre by Fraser Fyvie, Chris Hogg gets a block in. Corner taken by Robert Milsom from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Gavin Morrison.

12mins

The ball is swung over by Josh Magennis, Goal scored by Robert Milsom from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Aberdeen 1-0 Inverness CT.Assist on the goal came from Josh Magennis.

12mins

The ball is swung over by Richard Foster, comfortable save by Ryan Esson.

11mins

Jonathan Hayes fouled by Ryan Jack, the ref awards a free kick. Roman Golobart takes the direct free kick.

10mins

Unfair challenge on Chris Hogg by Josh Magennis results in a free kick. Roman Golobart restarts play with the free kick.

8mins

Foul by Chris Hogg on Josh Magennis, free kick awarded. Robert Milsom has an effort direct from the free kick. Robert Milsom takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Header from deep inside the area by Youl Mawene goes over the bar.

6mins

Kari Arnason sends in a cross, Close range headed effort by Scott Vernon clears the crossbar.

6mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Hayes by Youl Mawene. Direct free kick taken by Graeme Shinnie.

5mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Richard Foster. Ryan Esson takes the indirect free kick.

4mins

The ball is sent over by Jonathan Hayes, Youl Mawene manages to make a clearance.

3mins

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Jonathan Hayes, clearance made by Ryan Jack. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Jonathan Hayes, Andrew Considine makes a clearance.

3mins

The ball is sent over by Jonathan Hayes, Fraser Fyvie gets a block in.

2mins

Short corner taken by Robert Milsom.

Match Preview

Butcher impressed by Shinnie recovery Inverness manager Terry Butcher has hailed Graeme Shinnie following his comeback from serious illness. Shinnie was struck down by an intestinal problem halfway through last season and played his first full game for seven months in last Saturday's 2-0 defeat by Rangers. Shinnie, whose brother Andrew signed for Inverness this summer, is set to keep his place for the Clydesdale Bank Premier League visit to Aberdeen on Saturday with fellow left-back Kenny Gillet still out with a hamstring problem. Butcher, whose side were beaten by two controversial penalties against Rangers, said: "It was his first competitive 90 minutes since the Morton cup tie and that was in January. I thought he had a fantastic match. "It's such a pity the way the penalties overshadowed his performance. The back four were immense. "That's a massive success story. When you stand back and look at it, you would say `wow'. "I was really pleased with Graeme. I honestly thought he had never been out. "I have seen him in hospital with the tubes and his parents there and his brother, and the emotions they went through and the hard time. "It was just brilliant to see him out on the pitch, it really made your heart glow because he's such a lovely kid and he's tough as teak, he really is. There's a lot of steel there. "Him and his brother desperately want to do so well this year. "Graeme certainly took his chance on Saturday and I'm really delighted with him." Shinnie was delighted to be back in action following his health scare. "I'm back to full health and full fitness and to be back on the pitch was really good, I was buzzing," he said. "My health was under a bit but I have come back strong. "Everyone from Raigmore Hospital helped me out really well, and the boys and the manager and the coaching staff. "It was a hard time but I got through it and everything is good now." Inverness sit bottom of the SPL on one point, one goal worse off than Aberdeen, and Butcher is determined to move up the table. The Caley Thistle manager has signed Wigan defender Roman Golobart on loan as he faces a seven-strong absentee list for the Pittodrie clash, the suspended Ross Tokely joining that list along with knee injury victim Owain Tudur Jones. Butcher said: "When you look at the league and see we are bottom, people think we must be the worst team in the league. That's not the case. "The worst thing is we didn't pick up points when we should have. "We know we're not the worst team in the league, we know what we're all about and what we have to do. "I have still got that confidence in the team, there is still a lot to come from this team. "I'm looking at my fifth team in five matches, probably my seventh back four. "Someone said to me I was moaning and to stop prattling on. But I'm just saying these are the facts and this is what we have to deal with. "And we will deal with it and move on." Aberdeen manager Craig Brown remains full of optimism as his side bid for their first win of the season at Pittodrie. The Dons lost 3-0 at Hearts last weekend and have one point from four matches so far this term. Brown said: "At this juncture any win would be acceptable. We want to win a game, get some points on the board and get some justification for the optimism I have about this team." Brown believes it is merely about the Dons' luck turning. He added: "I don't feel any pressure at all. "The atmosphere in the dressing room is good and I'm not deluded. "Players know when they're playing badly or they're unlucky. We could easily have had a lot more points this season. "We just need a turn of the ball to get a result which would transform the league position. "I detect a determination to rectify the indifferent results we've had. "I'm quite sure we're capable of that. We've got to start sooner rather than later to get some points on the board. "If the lads get what they deserve they will get a victory."

Formation:442Manager: Craig Brown

Aberdeen

Formation: 451Manager: Terry Butcher

Inverness CT

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

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Match Report

Dons end goal drought Aberdeen picked up their first Clydesdale Bank Premier League win of the season with a 2-1 home victory over Inverness. The Dons had failed to find the back of the net in their first four matches of the new SPL campaign but it took them only 12 minutes to take the lead, Rob Milsom slotting home after fine play by Josh Magennis. The home side doubled their advantage after 27 minutes when Scott Vernon took full advantage of a defensive mistake by Caley debutant Roman Golobart to drive the ball past Ryan Esson . Inverness pulled a goal back with 11 minutes remaining when Richie Foran seized upon Youl Mawene's careless header to fire past David Gonzalez, but it was not enough. Aberdeen made two changes to the side that was defeated 3-0 by Hearts at Tynecastle last weekend with Magennis and Ryan Jack both handed starts, defender Rory McArdle and striker Darren Mackie making way. Inverness went into the match without seven players - including Ross Tokely who failed to overturn the red card he received in last weekend's 2-0 loss against Rangers. Manager Terry Butcher handed a debut to new loan signing Golobart, while there were also starts for Andrew Shinnie, Nick Ross and Gavin Morrison. Welshman Owain Tudor Jones missed out after undergoing knee surgery, while Gregory Tade and Aaron Doran dropped to the bench. The Dons could have broken the deadlock after six minutes when Kari Arnason sent a tantalising cross into the box but Vernon failed to keep his header under the bar from only six yards out. The opening goal for Aberdeen arrived after 12 minutes when Magennis showed great strength to ease past two defenders before slotting the ball across goal for Milsom, who turned the ball home. The hosts may have had a long wait for their first strike of the season but they did not have to wait long for their second as Vernon pounced on a mistake from Golobart to run through on goal and coolly fire past Esson. Aberdeen were looking full of confidence and energy and could have had a third when Magennis linked up with Fraser Fyvie, but the Northern Irishman's powerful effort whistled past the post. Inverness thought they had pulled a goal back after 36 minutes when Jonny Hayes found the back of the net but referee Crawford Allan had already blown his whistle for an earlier infringement. The Dons could have extended their lead before the break when Milsom's curling free-kick evaded everyone, but it bounced back off the post. Inverness made the better start to the second half and Golobart could have made amends for his earlier error but the Spaniard failed to connect with Greg Tansey's inviting delivery. The visitors made an early switch with Doran replacing the ineffective Shinnie after 53 minutes. Aberdeen goalkeeper Gonzalez had enjoyed a relatively quiet afternoon but the Colombian was alert to gather the ball at the feet of Foran after an intelligent pass by Hayes. The hosts were still looking dangerous on the counter-attack with Esson called upon to make a terrific save to deny Iceland international Arnason. Aberdeen had a penalty appeal waved away after 73 minutes when substitute Mitch Megginson, who had replaced Magennis, fell under pressure from Chris Hogg. Chris Clark was given his Dons debut in his second spell at the club when he came on for Fyvie with 15 minutes remaining. A defensive lapse by Aberdeen gifted the Highlanders a way back into the match when Mawene carelessly headed the ball into the path of Caley skipper Foran, who had the easiest of tasks to pass the ball into the net after 79 minutes. Foran then had a great chance to earn his side a point when he raced through on goal, but Gonzalez made a smart stop to ensure the Dons collected all three points.

Form Guide

    DLLL
  • Aberdeen
  • VS
  • Inverness CT
  • LLDL

Last Meetings

  • Aberdeen
  • 1 - 0
  • Inverness CT
  • 30/04/2011
  • Inverness CT
  • 0 - 2
  • Aberdeen
  • 26/01/2011
  • Aberdeen
  • 1 - 2
  • Inverness CT
  • 09/11/2010
  • Inverness CT
  • 2 - 0
  • Aberdeen
  • 02/10/2010
  • Aberdeen
  • 1 - 0
  • Inverness CT
  • 11/04/2009
  • Inverness CT
  • 0 - 3
  • Aberdeen
  • 20/12/2008

Top Scorers

Aberdeen

    Inverness CT

    • G Tansey 2
    • J Hayes 1

    Goals

    Aberdeen

      • Total goals 5
      • Goals per game 0
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins

    Inverness CT

      • Total goals 8
      • Goals per game 3
    • (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
    • 1 (For) Period 41-50 mins
    • (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
    • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
    • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

    possession


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