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  • Date:04 Nov 2013
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Pittodrie Stadium
  • Attendance:10,057
  • McGinn (24) Zola (39)
    McGinn (86)
Goal!

Live Commentary

The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:57 +0.57

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

88:43

Barry Robson restarts play with the free kick.

88:23

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Considine by John Baird.

87:04

Free kick taken by Sean Welsh.

86:55

Sean Welsh fouled by Barry Robson, the ref awards a free kick.

86:05

Niall McGinn scores a right footed goal. Aberdeen 4-0 Partick.Michael Hector provided the assist for the goal.

84:25

The referee blows for offside.

82:07

Clearance by Stephen O'Donnell.

81:35

The ball is swung over by Niall McGinn.

80:02

Free kick taken by Aaron Sinclair.

79:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sean Welsh by Michael Hector.

79:05

Scott Vernon is ruled offside.

77:55

John Baird is brought on as a substitute for Kallum Higginbotham.

77:46

Russell Anderson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Peter Pawlett.

77:21

Gabriel Piccolo goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

77:07

Niall McGinn fouled by Gabriel Piccolo, the ref awards a free kick.

76:46

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

76:06

Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Niall McGinn. A parry by Scott Fox prevents the goal.

75:21

Unfair challenge on Scott Vernon by Sean Welsh results in a free kick.

74:04

Kallum Higginbotham is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

72:22

Corner taken by Kallum Higginbotham from the left by-line.

69:26

Ross Forbes takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

69:07

Corner taken by Kallum Higginbotham.

68:43

(Partick) makes a substitution, with Christie Elliot coming on for Kris Doolan.

68:37

Ross Forbes comes on in place of James Craigen.

68:07

Shot by Kallum Higginbotham.

67:21

Corner from the right by-line taken by Kallum Higginbotham.

66:26

Shot by Sean Welsh. Jamie Langfield safely holds on.

65:59

Kallum Higginbotham takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

64:44

Kallum Higginbotham takes a shot and bounced off the bar.

63:25

Free kick taken by Barry Robson.

63:02

(Aberdeen) makes a substitution, with Scott Vernon coming on for Calvin Zola.

62:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Aaron Muirhead on Calvin Zola.

61:08

Aaron Sinclair has an effort direct from the free kick. Jamie Langfield makes a block.

60:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kallum Higginbotham by Barry Robson.

57:07

Jamie Langfield restarts play with the free kick.

56:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Barry Robson by Stuart Bannigan.

55:16

Barry Robson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Cameron Smith.

54:52

Shot by James Craigen missed to the left of the target.

53:38

Corner taken by Kallum Higginbotham from the left by-line.

52:15

The ball is delivered by Calvin Zola.

51:39

Kallum Higginbotham takes the free kick.

51:09

Unfair challenge on Kallum Higginbotham by Michael Hector results in a free kick.

49:58

Aaron Sinclair takes the free kick.

49:47

Willo Flood challenges Aaron Sinclair unfairly and gives away a free kick.

48:22

The assistant referee flags for offside against Kris Doolan.

46:39

Sean Welsh takes a shot and missed to the right of the target.

The second half has started.

The ref blows to end the first period.

46:02 +1.02

Peter Pawlett booked for unsporting behaviour.

45:13 +0.13

Foul by Ryan Jack on Kallum Higginbotham, free kick awarded.

44:19

Ryan Jack takes the free kick.

44:04

Cameron Smith fouled by Aaron Sinclair, the ref awards a free kick.

43:21

Aaron Muirhead takes the free kick.

43:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Calvin Zola on Gabriel Piccolo.

39:19

Calvin Zola scores a right footed goal. Aberdeen 2-0 Partick.The assist for the goal came from Peter Pawlett.

38:43

Willo Flood takes the free kick.

38:31

Kallum Higginbotham is penalised for a handball.

36:03

Free kick taken by Stuart Bannigan.

35:55

Foul by Andrew Considine on Kris Doolan, free kick awarded.

31:57

Jamie Langfield restarts play with the free kick.

31:26

Free kick taken by Sean Welsh.

31:14

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gabriel Piccolo by Cameron Smith.

26:58

Jamie Langfield takes the free kick.

25:57

Kris Doolan concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Hector.

24:50

Niall McGinn finds the net with a shot from the free kick. Aberdeen 1-0 Partick.

24:11

Foul by Isaac Osbourne on Jonny Hayes, free kick awarded.

23:58

Centre by Ryan Jack.

22:52

Niall McGinn has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

21:07

Kallum Higginbotham restarts play with the free kick.

20:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by Cameron Smith on Kallum Higginbotham.

18:40

Corner taken by Kallum Higginbotham from the .

18:27

Corner from the right by-line taken by Kallum Higginbotham.

17:42

Unfair challenge on James Craigen by Peter Pawlett results in a free kick.

17:28

Clearance made by Sean Welsh.

17:21

Corner from the left by-line taken by Niall McGinn.

16:49

Jonny Hayes delivers the ball.

5:36

The ball is sent over by Jonny Hayes.

4:43

Header at goal by Calvin Zola goes over the frame of the goal.

4:33

Mark Reynolds sends in a cross.

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

Match Preview

McInnes praises mental toughness Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has been delighted with his side's mentality during their first round of games in the Scottish Premiership ahead of Monday's clash with Partick. Aberdeen were second after completing their opening fixtures with a 2-0 win at Hibernian last Saturday when Scott Vernon and Gregg Wylde came off the bench to score. The Dons followed that up with an even later 2-0 League Cup win at Motherwell despite being reduced to 10 men in the 13th minute when Joe Shaughnessy was sent off for a reckless tackle. Aberdeen teams have been on the end of a number of cup shocks in recent years so McInnes was thrilled to win against the odds. And the Dons boss believes their mental toughness will stand them in good stead as they prepare to begin their second round of fixtures at home. McInnes said: "It's a big part of the game and I think we have shown that this season. "We have had a lot of late winners. On Saturday at Easter Road, in the last 10 minutes we scored a couple of goals, Wednesday night we scored a couple of goals late on, against Inverness we got a late goal, Dundee United a goal in the second half as well. "So I think there has been a lot of games that have been in the balance for us this season already and the players have never accepted anything other than going for that win. "That's great to see and hopefully we can keep producing that because I do think it's important that when we go out on the pitch that we're always out there to win the game." Aberdeen had their previous game against Thistle won early on as they swept to a 3-0 victory at Firhill. But that was a rare heavy defeat for the Jags this season and McInnes knows his former Dundee United team-mate, Alan Archibald, will have his team well prepared. "I think it's been the only game, big Archie said that, that they have been well beaten," McInnes said. "We played well on the day and I think we capitalised on a couple of mistakes but that has been uncharacteristic by them, they have been excellent. "Every time I have seen them I have never failed to be impressed. "They have really brought something to the league and all the plaudits they have been getting are well deserved. "I really enjoy watching them when I go to games and we have a tough match ahead of us." Partick striker Kris Doolan feels his side have adapted well to the increased physical presence of defences in the Scottish Premiership. Thistle took 13 points from their opening 11 matches after coming up from the First Division and Doolan has netted five goals. The Jags have impressed with their passing game and Doolan believes the major difference in the two leagues is the size and strength of his direct opponents. Doolan said: "They are all big and strong. You'll not find any small defenders in the Premier League and if there are they are few and far between. "That means we have to work the ball into the box differently. We can't just throw balls in on top of them because these guys will clear them. "That's probably the main difference, for me going forward anyway, that we have got to work the ball differently into the box. "You just adapt as quickly as you can. I think as a team we've adapted well. "We have not changed the philosophy, the way we play football. We did in the First Division and we're continuing that in the Premiership. "But I think that's down to the gaffer setting us out in the right way and the boys continuing to do well. "We all know how good the players in this club are. The gaffer encourages us to play the same way and we all trust each other, we know how good each other is on the ball. "That allows us to play the football we play."

Formation:442Manager: Derek McInnes

Aberdeen

Formation: 4231Manager: Alan Archibald

Partick

  • Jamie Langfield
  • Ryan Jack
  • Michael Hector
  • Mark Reynolds
  • Andrew Considine
  • Peter Pawlett
  • Willo Flood
  • Cameron Smith
  • Jonny Hayes
  • Calvin Zola
  • Niall McGinn
  • SUBS
  • Russell Anderson
  • Scott Vernon
  • Barry Robson
  • Gregg Wylde
  • Nicky Low
  • Nicky Weaver
  • Lawrence Shankland

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WWDLWW
  • Aberdeen
  • VS
  • Partick
  • LDDLWL

Last Meetings

  • Partick
  • 0 - 3
  • Aberdeen
  • 14/09/2013
  • Partick
  • 2 - 0
  • Aberdeen
  • 01/05/2004
  • Aberdeen
  • 0 - 0
  • Partick
  • 09/03/2004
  • Partick
  • 0 - 3
  • Aberdeen
  • 13/12/2003
  • Aberdeen
  • 2 - 1
  • Partick
  • 13/09/2003
  • Aberdeen
  • 2 - 1
  • Partick
  • 10/05/2003

Top Scorers

Aberdeen

  • CM Zola 2
  • S Vernon 2
  • P Pawlett 2
  • W Flood 1
  • J Hayes 1
  • M Reynolds 1
  • J Magennis 1
  • G Wylde 1

Partick

  • K Doolan 5
  • S Lawless 2
  • R Forbes 1
  • K Higginbotham 1

Goals

Aberdeen

    • Total goals 20
    • Goals per game 13
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Partick

    • Total goals 18
    • Goals per game 11
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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