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  • Date:16 Mar 2014
  • Kick-off:14:30
  • Venue:Celtic Park
  • Attendance:51,143
Aberdeen win 4-2 on penalties.
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124:33

Adam Rooney scores a penalty. Aberdeen 4-2 Inverness CT on penalties.

124:03

Penalty scored by Aaron Doran. Aberdeen 3-2 Inverness CT on penalties.

123:38

Penalty scored by Scott Vernon. Aberdeen 3-1 Inverness CT on penalties.

123:09

Penalty scored by Nick Ross. Aberdeen 2-1 Inverness CT on penalties.

122:28

Nicky Low scores a penalty. Aberdeen 2-0 Inverness CT on penalties.

121:45

Spot kick missed by Greg Tansey.

120:52

Barry Robson scores a penalty. Aberdeen 1-0 Inverness CT on penalties.

120:14

A save by Jamie Langfield from penalty by Billy McKay.

120:12

The first player steps forward to start the penalty shoot-out.

120:11

The match is going to penalties.

120:10 +0.10

Foul by Ryan Christie on Willo Flood, free kick awarded.

119:08

Aaron Doran has an effort direct from the free kick that misses right.

118:01

Foul by Nicky Low on Nick Ross, free kick awarded.

116:38

Ross Draper is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

116:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ross Draper on Nicky Low.

115:22

Barry Robson sends in a cross.

113:38

The ball is delivered by Shaleum Logan.

112:19

Barry Robson crosses the ball in from the free kick.

111:28

Scott Vernon fouled by Graeme Shinnie, the ref awards a free kick.

110:50

Russell Anderson takes the free kick.

110:26

The assistant referee signals for offside against Billy McKay.

109:35

Shot by Aaron Doran.

107:48

(Aberdeen) makes a substitution, with Scott Vernon coming on for Andrew Considine.

106:53

Aaron Doran takes the free kick.

106:46

Nicky Low concedes a free kick for a foul on Aaron Doran.

106:32

The ball is sent over by Adam Rooney.

105:29

The referee blows the whistle to start the second half of extra time.

105:28 +0.28

Header by Adam Rooney misses to the right of the target.

104:22

Header at goal by Josh Meekings goes over the frame of the goal.

104:13

Corner taken by Aaron Doran.

102:53

The ball is crossed by Adam Rooney.

102:15

Greg Tansey fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick over the bar.

101:27

Mark Reynolds challenges Aaron Doran unfairly and gives away a free kick.

99:12

Richie Foran goes off and Ryan Christie comes on.

98:32

Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Barry Robson and goes over.

97:50

Niall McGinn fouled by Daniel Devine, the ref awards a free kick.

95:42

Ross Draper fouled by Ryan Jack, the ref awards a free kick.

94:49

Dean Brill restarts play with the free kick.

94:10

Niall McGinn challenges Greg Tansey unfairly and gives away a free kick.

92:48

Dean Brill takes the free kick.

92:38

Foul by Adam Rooney on Daniel Devine, free kick awarded.

91:45

The whistle goes for the end of normal time.

91:44 +1.44

Free kick crossed by Graeme Shinnie.

91:17 +1.17

Shaleum Logan concedes a free kick for a foul on Richie Foran.

91:02

Free kick taken by Greg Tansey.

90:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aaron Doran by Willo Flood.

89:14

Jamie Langfield restarts play with the free kick.

88:39

Russell Anderson fouled by Billy McKay, the ref awards a free kick.

87:19

Niall McGinn takes a shot and missed to the right of the net.

86:08

Corner from the left by-line taken by Graeme Shinnie.

85:12

Free kick taken by Dean Brill.

84:43

Ryan Jack challenges Graeme Shinnie unfairly and gives away a free kick.

82:18

Clearance by Josh Meekings.

82:15

The ball is swung over by Nicky Low.

80:24

Free kick crossed by Greg Tansey.

80:04

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nick Ross by Niall McGinn.

79:32

Marley Watkins goes off and Nick Ross comes on.

78:11

Unfair challenge on Barry Robson by Graeme Shinnie results in a free kick.

75:29

Free kick taken by Andrew Considine.

75:03

Marley Watkins concedes a free kick for a foul on Barry Robson.

74:34

Adam Rooney concedes a free kick for a foul on David Raven.

74:03

Corner taken by Barry Robson.

72:26

Greg Tansey takes the free kick.

71:59

Richie Foran fouled by Russell Anderson, the ref awards a free kick.

70:23

The ball is delivered by Adam Rooney.

69:09

Nicky Low on for Cameron Smith.

67:30

Daniel Devine makes a clearance.

67:25

Adam Rooney produces a cross.

62:53

Aaron Doran is brought on as a substitute for James Vincent.

62:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Barry Robson on Graeme Shinnie.

61:45

Greg Tansey produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick. A parry by Jamie Langfield prevents the goal.

60:54

Unfair challenge on Billy McKay by Mark Reynolds results in a free kick.

60:32

Centre by David Raven.

58:14

The ball is swung over by Shaleum Logan.

53:21

Corner taken by Graeme Shinnie from the left by-line.

51:54

Russell Anderson takes the free kick.

51:44

Unfair challenge on Barry Robson by Graeme Shinnie results in a free kick.

49:59

Andrew Considine gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ross Draper.

49:16

Jamie Langfield takes the free kick.

48:55

Willo Flood fouled by Marley Watkins, the ref awards a free kick.

48:22

Ross Draper fouled by Willo Flood, the ref awards a free kick.

47:14

Free kick crossed by Andrew Considine.

46:56

Greg Tansey challenges Willo Flood unfairly and gives away a free kick.

The referee gets the second half started.

The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:07 +0.07

Adam Rooney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Josh Meekings.

44:24

Josh Meekings takes the free kick.

44:01

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richie Foran by Adam Rooney.

43:14

Marley Watkins takes the free kick.

42:43

Mark Reynolds gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marley Watkins.

41:08

The ball is swung over by Mark Reynolds.

36:48

Willo Flood restarts play with the free kick.

36:37

Richie Foran gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Willo Flood.

35:56

David Raven crosses the ball in from the free kick.

35:32

Foul by Mark Reynolds on Billy McKay, free kick awarded.

30:27

Daniel Devine delivers the ball.

29:33

Josh Meekings takes the free kick.

29:14

Cameron Smith challenges Richie Foran unfairly and gives away a free kick.

25:58

Richie Foran gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Barry Robson.

24:27

Corner from the left by-line taken by Barry Robson.

24:08

Russell Anderson takes the chance to get an effort at goal and bounces off the post.

23:44

Barry Robson restarts play with the free kick.

23:03

Richie Foran concedes a free kick for a foul on Barry Robson.

20:24

Ryan Jack takes the free kick.

19:57

Niall McGinn fouled by Marley Watkins, the ref awards a free kick.

18:01

Josh Meekings restarts play with the free kick.

17:54

Willo Flood concedes a free kick for a foul on Richie Foran.

17:31

Josh Meekings concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Rooney.

17:22

Corner taken by James Vincent from the right by-line.

15:24

The ball is crossed by Barry Robson.

12:54

Header by Cameron Smith misses right.

12:12

Mark Reynolds restarts play with the free kick.

11:54

Daniel Devine concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Rooney.

9:17

Corner taken by Graeme Shinnie from the left by-line.

7:41

Free kick taken by Josh Meekings.

7:13

Ryan Jack gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Vincent.

5:39

Shot by Niall McGinn missed to the right of the target.

5:15

Cameron Smith is brought on as a substitute for Jonny Hayes.

1:29

Shot by Niall McGinn missed to the right of the target.

The match begins.

Match Preview

McInnes: Players eager for cup win Derek McInnes believes victory for Aberdeen in the Scottish League Cup final against Inverness on Sunday could give his players a greater thirst for success. The Dons will be backed by around 40,000 fans at Celtic Park as they look to bring silverware back to Pittodrie for the first time since 1995. The William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final against St Johnstone at Ibrox next month offers the possibility of a memorable cup double this season. However, while McInnes - who, along with assistant Tony Docherty, signed a two-year contract extension until the summer of 2017 this week - is not looking past Caley, he knows just how important the club's first piece of silverware in 19 years could be to his players. The former St Johnstone and Bristol City boss, 42, said: "I don't think it is more likely (they will win the Scottish Cup) if we win on Sunday, but I don't think it will do any harm. "There is nothing better than that taste of success. "It should be like a drug to players. Winning games should be like that and if there is a prize at the end of it, a trophy, then I don't think it would do us any harm going forward because once they have experienced it, they will want it again as quickly as possible. "We don't want to get ahead of ourselves, but if we can win the trophy there will be huge celebration across the board, myself and the players included. "We realise how many people want this, the numbers coming to watch us will suggest that. "But the most pleasing thing for me will be how rewarding a win will be for the players, because I see them every day and how much they want it." McInnes admits things could hardly have gone any better for him and Docherty in their first year in the job. They officially took charge of the team last April after Craig Brown moved into the boardroom, and the former Rangers and Dundee United midfielder believes those final games in the league campaign allowed him to get his plans in place for this season. "At this juncture I don't think things could have gone much better to be honest," he said. "We are delighted with the response we are getting from the players and delighted that the players we signed have connected well with the players who were there when we came in. "I think it was important that we had that period before the end of last season to make those calls of who was staying and who wasn't. "When they all came back in the summer, they all knew - even those who weren't my signings - that they were my players, they were there because I wanted them there and so that period was important. "I am delighted with what we have got up until now, but as I said before, the season still has a bit to go and we still have it all to do." Terry Butcher has called on the city of Inverness to honour his former Inverness players no matter how well they do in Sunday's League Cup final. Butcher admits he was hurt by Highland Council's failure to offer his promotion-winning Caley Thistle team a civic reception in 2010. And he feels the city should support the club more after the clash with Aberdeen. "I'd like to see the council or the beaks do the club justice," Butcher said. "We never got a civic reception or an open-top bus tour round the city. It would have only taken five minutes right enough. "But we were never offered that and that really hurt me, because we did really well when we won the First Division title. "So I hope, whatever the result, that the boys and the club get the recognition it should do from the council and the people round Inverness." Aberdeen sold out their 40,000 allocation for Celtic Park and were denied an extra batch of tickets by police and safety officials. Inverness were edging towards selling their initial 7,500 allocation in the lead-up to the final and Butcher admits the city has still not fully embraced the club, which formed from a merger of two Highland League clubs 20 years ago. "There is a good die-hard hardcore of fans there but it's not a football city," the Hibernian manager said. "It's probably shinty more than anything else and there's probably more fans go and watch Celtic and Rangers than watch Inverness play. "The club deserves far more than that and I hope that it gets it. I can say these things now because I'm not there anymore. "Even if I was there I was bitterly disappointed that we never got a reception. Ross County got a reception. We didn't." Highland Council, whether responding to Butcher's criticism or not, issued a statement on the club's website promising to honour the club with "civic recognition later in the year" whatever the result. Inverness Provost Alex Graham said: "It would be a very fitting way for the club to mark 20 years...by winning its first major cup. The club have done the city and the Highlands proud in fighting their way to the final and no matter the outcome the council will wish to mark their achievement in a meaningful way."

Formation:442Manager: Derek McInnes

Aberdeen

Formation: 4411Manager: John Hughes

Inverness CT

  • Jamie Langfield
  • Shaleum Logan
  • Russell Anderson
  • Mark Reynolds
  • Andrew Considine
  • Barry Robson
  • Ryan Jack
  • Willo Flood
  • Jonny Hayes
  • Niall McGinn
  • Adam Rooney
  • SUBS
  • Scott Vernon
  • Cameron Smith
  • Nicky Low
  • Nicky Weaver
  • Alan Tate

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