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The assistant referee signals for offside against Andrew Shinnie. Indirect free kick taken by Jamie Langfield.
Unfair challenge on Gary Warren by Cameron Smith results in a free kick. Josh Meekings takes the direct free kick.
Rory Fallon challenges Owain Tudur Jones unfairly and gives away a free kick. Declan McManus on for Johnny Hayes. Free kick taken by Gary Warren.
The ball is delivered by Johnny Hayes, save by Antonio Reguero.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Johnny Hayes, Josh Meekings manages to make a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Johnny Hayes, Gary Warren manages to make a clearance.
Johnny Hayes crosses the ball, clearance by David Raven.
The referee blows for offside against Billy McKay. Mark Reynolds takes the indirect free kick.
Foul by Andrew Considine on Billy McKay, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Gary Warren.
Billy McKay scores a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Aberdeen 2-3 Inverness CT.
(Aberdeen) makes a substitution, with Cameron Smith coming on for Jamie Masson.
Owain Tudur Jones fouled by Scott Vernon, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Vernon receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Graeme Shinnie.
Andrew Shinnie produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.
Mark Reynolds challenges Billy McKay unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary Warren takes the direct free kick.
The referee blows for offside against Billy McKay. Jamie Langfield takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on David Raven by Johnny Hayes results in a free kick. Graeme Shinnie takes the direct free kick.
Short corner taken by Johnny Hayes from the right by-line.
Andrew Shinnie produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Owain Tudur Jones on Niall McGinn. Direct free kick taken by Mark Reynolds.
Josh Magennis takes a shot. Save made by Antonio Reguero.
Effort from the edge of the area by Richie Foran goes wide of the right-hand post.
The ball is delivered by Aaron Doran, comfortable save by Jamie Langfield.
Effort on goal by Rory Fallon from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Effort from outside the penalty box by Johnny Hayes goes wide right of the target.
Corner taken right-footed by Aaron Doran from the right by-line, clearance made by Russell Anderson.
A cross is delivered by Aaron Doran, clearance made by Mark Reynolds.
The official flags Andrew Shinnie offside. Ross Draper replaces Philip Roberts. Jamie Langfield takes the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Niall McGinn.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Aaron Doran from the left by-line, Gary Warren grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Aberdeen 2-2 Inverness CT.Assist on the goal came from Aaron Doran.
Niall McGinn produces a cross, save by Antonio Reguero.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Considine on Aaron Doran. David Raven takes the direct free kick.
Outswinging corner taken by Johnny Hayes from the left by-line, clearance by Owain Tudur Jones.
Gary Warren challenges Josh Magennis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Johnny Hayes delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, Billy McKay manages to make a clearance.
A goal is scored by Josh Magennis from just inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Aberdeen 2-1 Inverness CT.Assist on the goal came from Johnny Hayes.
Shot from just outside the area by Johnny Hayes misses to the right of the target.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Johnny Hayes, clearance by Gary Warren.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Rory Fallon on Gary Warren. Josh Meekings takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Graeme Shinnie on Johnny Hayes. Johnny Hayes restarts play with the free kick.
The referee shows Josh Magennis a yellow card.
Goal scored by Josh Magennis from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Aberdeen 1-1 Inverness CT.The assist for the goal came from Johnny Hayes.
Foul by Gary Warren on Russell Anderson, free kick awarded. Gary Warren goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Mark Reynolds.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Richie Foran on Rory Fallon. Russell Anderson takes the direct free kick.
Andrew Considine gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richie Foran. Josh Meekings takes the free kick.
David Raven delivers the ball, clearance by Mark Reynolds.
The official flags Rory Fallon offside. Free kick taken by Antonio Reguero.
David Raven produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.
The ball is swung over by Aaron Doran, Billy McKay finds the net with a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Aberdeen 0-1 Inverness CT.Assist by Aaron Doran.
Effort by Scott Vernon from a long way out goes over the target.
Centre by Aaron Doran, comfortable save by Jamie Langfield.
The ball is swung over by Russell Anderson, clearance made by David Raven.
Andrew Shinnie fouled by Jamie Masson, the ref awards a free kick. Owain Tudur Jones takes the free kick.
Jamie Masson replaces Chris Clark.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aaron Doran by Chris Clark. Chris Clark is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Owain Tudur Jones.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Josh Magennis by Philip Roberts. Russell Anderson takes the free kick.
Foul by Russell Anderson on Andrew Shinnie, free kick awarded. Andrew Shinnie takes the free kick.
Billy McKay concedes a free kick for a foul on Russell Anderson. Jamie Langfield takes the direct free kick.
Injury woe continues for Dons
Aberdeen could be without eight players for their Clydesdale Bank Premier League game against Inverness.
Isaac Osbourne is doubtful after limping out of the weekend win over Hibernian, while the match is likely to come too soon for Clark Robertson, Ryan Fraser and Gavin Rae to make their comebacks.
Gary Naysmith, Stephen Hughes, Ryan Jack and Rob Milsom remain on the sidelines ahead of the clash at Pittodrie.
Boss Craig Brown believes his side is up against it and said: "We've got a very difficult fixture. Even with our full strength squad Inverness constitutes a real challenge.
"They're playing very well, they have been to Glasgow and won at Ibrox and Celtic Park this season so another trophy would be a victory at Pittodrie. We intend to make sure they don't get that but it will be a hard game.
"We have a huge handicap with the number of injuries we currently have. We've got a possibility of 8 players being out.
"Clark Robertson, Ryan Fraser and Gavin Rae are still in the same situation as last week but it's highly unlikely that they'll be ready and now of course Isaac Osbourne is added to that.
"It would be great for the fans to find their team and our team at the top of this league.
"That would be my wish for them for Christmas but we've got to win to ensure that we're there and it will be a very difficult game."
Terry Butcher wants his to side forget their momentous win over Celtic at Parkhead.
Billy McKay's second-half strike against the champions was enough to give Caley their first league win at Celtic Park and Butcher's first victory as a manager in the east end of Glasgow.
However, next up are the second-placed Dons who can leapfrog Celtic at the top of the table with a win, albeit the Hoops would have two games in hand.
A win for the fifth-placed visitors could take them level on points with Neil Lennon's side but Butcher is looking only at getting his players in the right frame of mind.
He said: "We are looking forward to the Aberdeen game now and we want to make sure all those thoughts about Celtic have gone.
"It is nice to think back about Celtic and what we have achieved but that's history now.
"Sometimes when you have a big match against someone like Aberdeen at Pittodrie very quickly you have to re-focus very quickly and make sure that you give the match 100% concentration.
"It is a top-of-the-table clash again, Aberdeen are going well, they have had certainly had some great results and scored some goals as well.
"It is very impressive how Aberdeen have changed their fortunes round, the same as Hibs.
"It is a great challenge and a great test to go through there.
"What we have done is pretty impressive but now it is a case of rolling up our sleeves and doing the job that we have been doing virtually all season.
"But in saying that, we won there with 10 men last year, we have won there before so we want to make good memories this week.
Ross Draper (ankle) and Ryan Esson (hip) are back in training for Inverness.
Nick Ross (shoulder) is back but not taking part in full contact training while Simon King is about to start training after his ankle injury.
Chris Hogg remains out with a knee injury.
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