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  • Date:09 Mar 2013
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Pittodrie Stadium
  • Attendance:8,210
Goal!

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91:51 +1.51

Niall McGinn takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

91:05 +1.05

Nicky Law goes off and Steven Saunders comes on.

90:49 +0.49

Niall McGinn produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

89:55

The assistant referee signals for offside against Josh Magennis. Darren Randolph takes the direct free kick.

88:50

(Aberdeen) makes a substitution, with Rory Fallon coming on for Ryan Jack.

87:50

Foul by Adam Cummins on Scott Vernon, free kick awarded. Strike comes in from Niall McGinn from the free kick.

84:47

Corner taken by Nicky Law.

84:32

Outswinging corner taken by Tom Hateley.

83:37

Outswinging corner taken by Tom Hateley from the right by-line, Michael Higdon takes a shot.

82:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Cummins by Josh Magennis. Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.

81:43

Josh Magennis is ruled offside. Direct free kick taken by Tom Hateley.

80:08

Zaine Francis-Angol joins the action as a substitute, replacing Henrik Ojamaa.

79:12

Tom Hateley takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Stephen Hughes makes a clearance.

78:49

Nicky Law takes a shot. Blocked by Darren Randolph.

78:11

Inswinging corner taken by Ryan Jack from the left by-line played to the near post, Stevie Hammell manages to make a clearance.

77:38

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ryan Jack from the right by-line, Stevie Hammell makes a clearance.

77:12

Corner taken by Ryan Jack from the left by-line, save by Darren Randolph.

75:45

Corner from the left by-line taken by Ryan Jack, Darren Randolph makes a save.

74:25

Stephen Hughes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tom Hateley. Tom Hateley crosses the ball in from the free kick.

73:49

Unfair challenge on Michael Higdon by Russell Anderson results in a free kick. Stevie Hammell crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Gary Naysmith.

73:15

Kallum Higginbotham replaces James McFadden.

70:49

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ryan Jack from the right by-line, Darren Randolph makes a save.

70:14

Josh Magennis takes a shot. Save by Darren Randolph.

69:38

Josh Magennis replaces Johnny Hayes.

68:03

Handball decision goes against Simon Ramsden. Gary Naysmith takes the direct free kick.

65:19

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Hateley on Johnny Hayes. Tom Hateley receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed by Ryan Jack.

63:36

Corner taken right-footed by Tom Hateley from the right by-line, Michael Higdon has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

61:54

Centre by Johnny Hayes, save by Darren Randolph.

61:17

Henrik Ojamaa takes a shot. Save by Jamie Langfield.

60:53

Scott Vernon delivers the ball.

60:08

The ball is sent over by Joe Shaughnessy.

58:43

Outswinging corner taken by Tom Hateley, Jamie Langfield makes a save.

57:17

Henrik Ojamaa is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Jamie Langfield.

55:21

Corner taken right-footed by Tom Hateley from the right by-line to the near post, Gary Naysmith makes a clearance.

54:32

Scott Vernon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Keith Lasley. Free kick taken by Stevie Hammell.

52:55

Foul by Gavin Rae on Keith Lasley, free kick awarded. James McFadden has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

50:29

Scott Vernon is caught offside. Darren Randolph restarts play with the free kick.

47:54

Effort from the edge of the box by Johnny Hayes goes wide of the left-hand upright.

47:31

Niall McGinn takes a shot. Blocked by Darren Randolph.

46:45 +1.45

The referee blows for offside. Darren Randolph takes the direct free kick.

45:30 +0.30

The official flags James McFadden offside. Jamie Langfield restarts play with the free kick.

45:19

Unfair challenge on Keith Lasley by Gavin Rae results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stevie Hammell.

44:02

Scott Vernon is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Keith Lasley.

43:37

The official flags James McFadden offside. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Langfield.

41:40

Gary Naysmith joins the action as a substitute, replacing Clark Robertson.

39:28

Nicky Law challenges Clark Robertson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jamie Langfield restarts play with the free kick.

37:10

The assistant referee signals for offside against Niall McGinn. Adam Cummins takes the direct free kick.

35:47

Shot from outside the area by Joe Shaughnessy misses to the left of the target.

35:27

The ball is delivered by Joe Shaughnessy.

34:56

The ball is delivered by Clark Robertson, clearance made by Stevie Hammell.

33:07

Corner taken right-footed by Ryan Jack.

32:50

The ball is sent over by Clark Robertson,

32:05

Clark Robertson sends in a cross, clearance made by Stewart Carswell.

30:44

Foul by Mark Reynolds on Henrik Ojamaa, free kick awarded. Tom Hateley shoots direct from the free kick, Jamie Langfield makes a save.

29:03

Keith Lasley challenges Stephen Hughes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Johnny Hayes fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

28:44

Niall McGinn sends in a cross, James McFadden manages to make a clearance.

27:13

Unfair challenge on James McFadden by Gavin Rae results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Tom Hateley, clearance made by Mark Reynolds.

26:20

Ryan Jack has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.

25:53

The ball is delivered by Stephen Hughes, James McFadden manages to make a clearance.

24:24

Niall McGinn is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Tom Hateley.

22:30

James McFadden fouled by Gavin Rae, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Stevie Hammell from left channel.

20:48

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Nicky Law played to the near post, clearance by Mark Reynolds.

19:00

Ryan Jack produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

18:05

Clark Robertson produces a cross.

16:31

Joe Shaughnessy sends in a cross.

16:11

Simon Ramsden concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Vernon. Free kick taken by Russell Anderson.

15:29

Niall McGinn has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

12:36

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Shaughnessy by Michael Higdon. Free kick taken by Russell Anderson.

10:37

Corner taken left-footed by Johnny Hayes from the right by-line, Scott Vernon takes a shot from close in clearing the crossbar.

9:47

The ball is delivered by Niall McGinn, Darren Randolph makes a save.

9:06

The ball is swung over by Henrik Ojamaa, Mark Reynolds manages to make a clearance.

7:00

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Nicky Law, Shot from deep inside the area by James McFadden clears the bar.

4:13

Header from close range by Joe Shaughnessy misses to the right of the target.

3:48

Short corner worked by Johnny Hayes.

3:14

Nicky Law fouled by Gavin Rae, the ref awards a free kick. Tom Hateley takes the direct free kick.

0:52

The referee blows for offside against Ryan Jack. Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.

0:29

Michael Higdon is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Russell Anderson.

Match Preview

Brown `not losing sleep' over Dons position Craig Brown insists he is not losing sleep over Aberdeen's position in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League as he backed his side to make a late bid for a place in the top six, starting against Motherwell. The Dons sit ninth in the table and have picked up just one victory in their last nine outings in all competitions. They face a tough challenge when Well come calling on Saturday - a side the Dons have failed to defeat in the league since 2008. But veteran boss Brown refused to be downbeat about forthcoming matches, while claiming he is not feeling the pressure. He said: "You've got an accountability to everyone here at the football club - the chairman, the board, the fans. You've got that in every game. I want the best for Aberdeen Football Club, that's my job. I'm certainly accountable. "But I don't feel pressure. I'm not losing sleep. I'm conscious of the fact that we want to do as well as we can. I think the fair-minded people will look and say that we've had some misfortune but we've had some poor performances. "Not all that many, I would have to say, but the last game was one of them and we must get that out of our system. I'm not contemplating not being in the top six. I'm optimistic about it and we're focused on getting there." Asked if James McFadden - back at Motherwell for a second spell - will be the one to watch at Pittodrie, Brown said: "He's one of many. The Motherwell team are confirming they are the second best team in the country. "We've put them out of the cup in the last two seasons away from home and the last two games we've played here have been draws. "So we just need to try to edge a step further. I think they are respectful of our team and we are certainly respectful of theirs." Aberdeen are boosted by the return of Joe Shaughnessy. The defender had been sidelined with a broken nose but is back in contention for the visit of the Steelmen. The Dons will again be without longer-term casualties Isaac Osbourne, Andrew Considine and Chris Clark. Motherwell are looking to extend their 12-game unbeaten run against Aberdeen in the SPL. And manager Stuart McCall still feels the Dons could be contenders for a European spot despite sitting in ninth place. "I think they have the strongest squad out with Celtic," he said. "They have had their injury problems and I'm sure Craig will point to that and rightly so. "I'm sure if they had a full squad throughout the season they would be higher up but nobody is saying they can't put three or four victories together and be right up there at the end of the season. "I still think they have the players and experience to do it." McCall, whose side are on the back of victories over Celtic and Hearts, witnessed the poor Pittodrie pitch at first hand on Scotland duty last month and will bear it in mind. "We went to Ross County and didn't adapt to the conditions well and got beat," he said. "Aberdeen's (pitch) doesn't look to be in the best condition. It's the same for both sides but it does affect your planning and selection." Motherwell defender Shaun Hutchinson is suspended after picking up a sixth booking. But Simon Ramsden is available after missing the defeat of Hearts with a knock.

Formation:442Manager: Craig Brown

Aberdeen

Formation: 442Manager: Stuart McCall

Motherwell

  • Jamie Langfield
  • Joe Shaughnessy
  • Russell Anderson
  • Mark Reynolds
  • Clark Robertson
  • Ryan Jack
  • Gavin Rae
  • Stephen Hughes
  • Johnny Hayes
  • Niall McGinn
  • Scott Vernon
  • SUBS
  • Danny Rogers
  • Robert Milsom
  • Rory Fallon
  • Peter Pawlett
  • Gary Naysmith
  • Josh Magennis
  • Cameron Smith

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Match Report

Form Guide

    DLDWDL
  • Aberdeen
  • VS
  • Motherwell
  • LWLLWW

Last Meetings

  • Motherwell
  • 4 - 1
  • Aberdeen
  • 26/12/2012
  • Aberdeen
  • 3 - 3
  • Motherwell
  • 23/09/2012
  • Motherwell
  • 1 - 0
  • Aberdeen
  • 17/03/2012
  • Aberdeen
  • 1 - 2
  • Motherwell
  • 19/11/2011
  • Motherwell
  • 1 - 0
  • Aberdeen
  • 24/09/2011
  • Motherwell
  • 2 - 1
  • Aberdeen
  • 02/04/2011

Top Scorers

Aberdeen

  • N McGinn 16
  • J Hayes 4
  • G Rae 3
  • J Magennis 3
  • S Vernon 2
  • C Clark 1
  • R Fallon 1
  • I Osbourne 1
  • M Reynolds 1
  • C Smith 1

Motherwell

  • M Higdon 19
  • N Law 4
  • R McHugh 3
  • C Humphrey 2
  • T Hateley 2
  • H Ojamaa 2
  • K Lasley 1
  • O Daley 1
  • S Hutchinson 1
  • A Cummins 1

Goals

Aberdeen

    • Total goals 69
    • Goals per game 33
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 8 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Motherwell

    • Total goals 83
    • Goals per game 47
  • 8 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 11 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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