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  • Date:23 Jul 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Pittodrie Stadium
  • Attendance:10,001
Goal!

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92:28 +2.28

Steve May sends in a cross, clearance by Kari Arnason.

92:06 +2.06

David MacKay takes a outswinging corner.

92:01 +2.01

The ball is crossed by Chris Millar, blocked by Ricky Foster.

90:25 +0.25

Robert Milsom challenges Murray Davidson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kevin Moon is given a yellow card. Free kick crossed by Callum Davidson, clearance made by Kari Arnason.

89:01

Josh Magennis is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Callum Davidson takes the free kick.

87:01

Steven Anderson challenges Darren Mackie unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Robert Milsom.

86:31

Fraser Fyvie delivers the ball, clearance by Frazer Wright.

86:12

Robert Milsom sends in a cross, clearance made by Callum Davidson.

84:43

Unfair challenge on Kari Arnason by Murray Davidson results in a free kick. David Gonzalez takes the free kick.

82:11

The ball is delivered by Chris Millar, clearance by Fraser Fyvie.

77:04

Marcus Haber is caught offside. David Gonzalez takes the indirect free kick.

76:12

Josh Magennis has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

75:17

Cillian Sheridan goes off and Steve May comes on.

74:39

Josh Magennis is brought on as a substitute for Scott Vernon. (St Johnstone) makes a substitution, with Kevin Moon coming on for David Robertson.

72:55

Robert Milsom takes the inswinging corner, Scott Vernon takes a shot. Save by Peter Enckelman.

72:08

Outswinging corner taken by Robert Milsom from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Callum Davidson.

71:42

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Robert Milsom from the left by-line, clearance made by Callum Davidson.

71:36

The ball is sent over by Robert Milsom, clearance by Steven Anderson.

70:58

The ball is delivered by Callum Davidson.

69:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Frazer Wright on Darren Mackie. Frazer Wright goes into the book. Youl Mawene delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Steven Anderson manages to make a clearance.

69:04

The ball is swung over by Cillian Sheridan.

68:21

Kari Arnason takes a shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.

67:52

Marcus Haber concedes a free kick for a foul on Kari Arnason. David Gonzalez takes the free kick.

67:08

Kari Arnason on for Peter Pawlett.

64:21

Unfair challenge on Frazer Wright by Ryan Jack results in a free kick. Ryan Jack receives a red card. Peter Enckelman takes the direct free kick.

63:28

The ball is sent over by Fraser Fyvie, clearance by Frazer Wright.

62:28

Corner taken right-footed by Isaac Osbourne from the left by-line, Steven Anderson manages to make a clearance.

62:09

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Robert Milsom from the right by-line, clearance by Frazer Wright.

62:02

Fraser Fyvie crosses the ball, Callum Davidson gets a block in.

60:57

Shot from just outside the penalty area by Chris Millar misses to the left of the target.

60:28

The assistant referee signals for offside against Darren Mackie. Peter Enckelman takes the free kick.

60:11

The ball is crossed by David Robertson, save by David Gonzalez.

59:45

A cross is delivered by Fraser Fyvie, Steven Anderson makes a clearance.

57:49

Jody Morris handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Andrew Considine.

57:12

Effort from the edge of the box by Cillian Sheridan goes wide of the left-hand upright.

56:00

Isaac Osbourne concedes a free kick for a foul on Cillian Sheridan. Free kick taken by Callum Davidson.

54:55

Chris Millar sends in a cross, Murray Davidson has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

53:33

Corner taken left-footed by Robert Milsom from the right by-line, Close range header by Youl Mawene goes wide of the left-hand post.

53:28

Robert Milsom produces a cross, Frazer Wright makes a clearance.

52:52

Corner from the right by-line taken by Robert Milsom, Steven Anderson manages to make a clearance.

52:37

Inswinging corner taken by Robert Milsom from the right by-line, save by Peter Enckelman.

52:18

Darren Mackie takes a shot. Save by Peter Enckelman.

51:20

Inswinging corner taken by Jody Morris.

50:56

Marcus Haber takes a shot. Blocked by Andrew Considine.

48:36

Steven Anderson challenges Peter Pawlett unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ricky Foster takes the free kick.

47:34

The ball is sent over by David MacKay, Youl Mawene manages to make a clearance.

46:14

The assistant referee signals for offside against Cillian Sheridan. Free kick taken by David Gonzalez.

45:55

Free kick awarded for a foul by Isaac Osbourne on Murray Davidson. David Robertson takes the free kick.

45:01

Marcus Haber comes on in place of Liam Craig.

44:54

The ball is sent over by David MacKay, Cillian Sheridan takes a shot. Save by David Gonzalez.

44:36

The ball is swung over by Chris Millar, blocked by Ricky Foster.

43:52

Ryan Jack crosses the ball, Effort from inside the area by Scott Vernon misses to the right of the target.

42:39

Liam Craig takes the inswinging corner, save by David Gonzalez.

42:34

David MacKay crosses the ball, blocked by Ricky Foster.

40:27

Scott Vernon produces a cross, Frazer Wright makes a clearance.

37:47

Corner taken by Peter Pawlett, Peter Enckelman makes a save.

37:11

The referee blows for offside. David Gonzalez takes the indirect free kick.

36:27

The ball is delivered by Darren Mackie, Liam Craig gets a block in.

35:32

Fraser Fyvie is given a yellow card. Liam Craig takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Fraser Fyvie.

35:01

Shot by Callum Davidson went wide left of the target.

34:28

The ball is crossed by Robert Milsom, Jody Morris gets a block in.

33:38

Corner taken right-footed by Peter Pawlett, Murray Davidson manages to make a clearance.

33:04

Unfair challenge on Darren Mackie by Callum Davidson results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Robert Milsom, Murray Davidson manages to make a clearance.

28:49

Robert Milsom takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Steven Anderson.

28:23

Inswinging corner taken by Peter Pawlett, Frazer Wright makes a clearance.

25:07

Ryan Jack produces a cross, David MacKay makes a clearance.

24:36

Fraser Fyvie fouled by Callum Davidson, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Youl Mawene.

22:33

Unfair challenge on Darren Mackie by Frazer Wright results in a free kick. Darren Mackie takes the direct free kick.

21:34

Cillian Sheridan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Youl Mawene. Direct free kick taken by David Gonzalez.

20:43

Darren Mackie challenges Peter Enckelman unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Peter Enckelman.

16:32

Inswinging corner taken by Liam Craig.

14:07

Corner taken by Robert Milsom from the right by-line, save made by Peter Enckelman.

13:45

Fraser Fyvie takes a shot. Frazer Wright gets a block in.

12:59

Corner taken right-footed by Isaac Osbourne.

12:44

Shot by Ricky Foster. Peter Enckelman makes a save.

11:37

The referee blows for offside against David Robertson. Andrew Considine restarts play with the free kick.

9:28

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Anderson on Darren Mackie. Ricky Foster has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

8:54

The official flags David Robertson offside. David Gonzalez takes the free kick.

7:21

Youl Mawene challenges Cillian Sheridan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Callum Davidson.

5:16

The ball is delivered by Cillian Sheridan, save by David Gonzalez.

4:03

Steven Anderson concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Vernon. Direct free kick taken by Robert Milsom.

1:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Darren Mackie on Jody Morris. Peter Enckelman restarts play with the free kick.

1:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Fraser Fyvie by Jody Morris. David Gonzalez takes the direct free kick.

0:58

The ball is sent over by Peter Pawlett, save made by Peter Enckelman.

0:28

Steven Anderson concedes a free kick for a foul on Darren Mackie. Andrew Considine restarts play with the free kick.

Match Preview

Formation:352Manager: Craig Brown

Aberdeen

Formation: 451Manager: Derek McInnes

St Johnstone

  • David Gonzalez
  • Youl Mawene
  • Andrew Considine
  • Ricky Foster
  • Peter Pawlett
  • Fraser Fyvie
  • Isaac Osbourne
  • Ryan Jack
  • Robert Milsom
  • Scott Vernon
  • Darren Mackie
  • SUBS
  • Jason Brown
  • Kari Arnason
  • Michael Paton
  • Josh Magennis
  • Mitchel Megginson
  • Nicky Low
  • Jack Grimmer

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Match Report

Dons held in opener Ten-man Aberdeen were held to a goalless draw by St Johnstone in an engrossing Clydesdale Bank Premier League season opener at Pittodrie. Dons right-back Ryan Jack was shown a straight red card for a wild lunge on Rangers transfer target Murray Davidson in the game's major talking point after 65 minutes. Aberdeen had enjoyed the better possession and chances prior to the sending-off but were unable to find a way past Peter Enckelman in the Saints goal. Defender Youl Mawene and midfielder Isaac Osbourne both made their competitive debuts for Aberdeen. With Jamie Langfield still recovering from a brain seizure, Colombian David Gonzalez started in goal for the Dons. Richard Foster, back at Pittodrie following a season-long loan spell at Rangers, skippered the Dons with last season's top-scorer Scott Vernon and Darren Mackie leading the attack. Former Celtic striker Cillian Sheridan started for St Johnstone following his loan move from Bulgarian outfit CSKA Sofia. New signings Frazer Wright, Callum Davidson and David Robertson were also named in the Saints' starting XI. Aberdeen made a confident start to the match but almost went behind after six minutes when Mawene failed to deal with Sheridan's inswinging cross, but Robertson was unable to turn the ball past Gonzalez. Aberdeen captain Foster went close after 10 minutes when his dipping free-kick from 30 yards drifted just wide of Enckelman's post. The home side's encouraging start continued when Foster went even closer three minutes later when his powerful drive from the edge of the area was palmed away for a fruitless corner by the Finnish stopper. As the half progressed, the Dons continued to dominate proceedings with only some desperate defending from the Saints keeping the scores level. Youngster Fraser Fyvie received the game's first yellow card after 36 minutes for a late sliding challenge on Robertson. The Saints almost opened the scoring just before the break when Dave MacKay rose highest to nod Liam Craig's deep corner goalwards, but Gonzalez managed to gather the ball. St Johnstone made an attacking change at the break by bringing an additional striker on in Markus Haber at the expense of midfielder Craig. The visitors looked revitalised after the switch and could have made the breakthrough when Chris Millar released Haber, but Andrew Considine managed to block the striker's low shot. The game ensued at a frenetic pace as the Dons raced up the other end with Fyvie sending Mackie through on goal, but the Dons attacker drove the ball straight at Enckelman. St Johnstone survived another scare when a cross from Fyvie was terribly misjudged by Enckelman, who was struggling to deal with the swirling wind, and bounced back off the upright to safety. Aberdeen were reduced to 10 men after 65 minutes when Jack was shown a straight red card for a rash lunge on Davidson. Icelandic international Kari Arnason made his first Aberdeen appearance when he replaced the tiring Peter Pawlett three minutes later. With less than 15 minutes remaining, the Saints introduced Kevin Moon and Stevie May for Sheridan and Robertson. Josh Magennis, who had replaced the ineffectual Vernon, surged past two Saints defenders but the Northern Irishman dragged his eventual effort wide of the target. Despite their numerical disadvantage, it was Aberdeen who finished the stronger but the visitors held on for a hard-fought draw.

Form Guide

  • Aberdeen
  • VS
  • St Johnstone

Last Meetings

  • Aberdeen
  • 0 - 2
  • St Johnstone
  • 07/05/2011
  • St Johnstone
  • 0 - 0
  • Aberdeen
  • 02/03/2011
  • Aberdeen
  • 0 - 1
  • St Johnstone
  • 20/11/2010
  • St Johnstone
  • 0 - 1
  • Aberdeen
  • 21/08/2010
  • St Johnstone
  • 1 - 1
  • Aberdeen
  • 24/04/2010
  • Aberdeen
  • 1 - 3
  • St Johnstone
  • 11/04/2010

Top Scorers

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    St Johnstone

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