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  • Date:31 Aug 2013
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Pittodrie Stadium
  • Attendance:9,478
Goal!

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92mins

The final whistle is blown by the referee.

92mins

Ryan Jack crosses the ball in from the free kick.

92mins

Craig Murray fouled by Gary McDonald, the ref awards a free kick.

90mins

Calvin Zola is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

89mins

Steve Banks takes the free kick.

88mins

Calvin Zola replaces Gregg Wylde.

86mins

Murray Davidson makes a clearance.

86mins

Shot by David Wotherspoon went wide right of the net.

80mins

Corner taken by Niall McGinn.

78mins

Free kick taken by Ryan Jack.

78mins

Russell Anderson fouled by Steve Banks, the ref awards a free kick.

78mins

Shot by Niall McGinn went over the net.

77mins

Centre by Gregg Wylde.

77mins

Liam Caddis is brought on as a substitute for Nigel Hasselbaink.

76mins

Craig Murray is brought on as a substitute for Joe Shaughnessy.

75mins

Corner taken by David Wotherspoon.

74mins

Corner taken by Peter Pawlett from the left by-line.

73mins

Niall McGinn takes a shot. Steve Banks parries the ball away.

73mins

Shot by Gregg Wylde.

72mins

Ryan Jack is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

72mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Jack on Murray Davidson.

71mins

Shot by Josh Magennis went wide of the left-hand post.

71mins

Russell Anderson restarts play with the free kick.

71mins

Unfair challenge on Peter Pawlett by Frazer Wright results in a free kick.

70mins

A cross is delivered by David Wotherspoon.

70mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by David Wotherspoon.

69mins

Free kick taken by Steve Banks.

69mins

Unfair challenge on David Wotherspoon by Cameron Smith results in a free kick.

68mins

Free kick taken by Frazer Wright.

67mins

Niall McGinn gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Frazer Wright.

66mins

Stevie May comes on in place of Steven MacLean.

65mins

Gary McDonald is ruled offside.

63mins

Tom Scobbie takes the free kick.

63mins

Joe Shaughnessy handles the ball and concedes a free kick.

61mins

Shot by Josh Magennis went wide of the right-hand post.

61mins

Cameron Smith takes a shot. Parried by Steve Banks back into danger.

59mins

Peter Pawlett takes the free kick.

58mins

Free kick taken by Steve Banks.

57mins

Murray Davidson takes a shot and missed to the right of the net.

57mins

Free kick crossed by David Wotherspoon.

56mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven MacLean by Mark Reynolds.

55mins

The ball is delivered by Tom Scobbie.

54mins

Clearance by Russell Anderson.

53mins

Free kick taken by David Mackay.

53mins

Steve Banks takes the free kick.

52mins

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

52mins

Clearance made by Frazer Wright.

52mins

Gregg Wylde crosses the ball.

51mins

Centre by Niall McGinn.

50mins

Corner taken by Ryan Jack from the left by-line.

50mins

Shot by Peter Pawlett. Steve Banks turns it away with a finger tip save.

49mins

Corner taken by Gregg Wylde from the left by-line.

46mins

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

46mins

The second half has started.

46mins

The ref blows to signal half-time.

46mins

Steven Anderson manages to make a clearance.

46mins

Michael Hector goes off and Cameron Smith comes on.

45mins

Header at goal by Niall McGinn goes right of the post.

44mins

The ball is crossed by David Mackay.

42mins

Peter Pawlett takes a weak shot. Steve Banks catches the ball.

41mins

Chris Millar crosses the ball.

40mins

David Wotherspoon takes a shot. Fine finger tip save by Jamie Langfield.

40mins

Shot by Chris Millar went wide left of the target.

39mins

Corner taken by David Wotherspoon.

38mins

Russell Anderson takes the free kick.

35mins

Steven Anderson manages to make a clearance.

35mins

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

34mins

Jamie Langfield takes the free kick.

33mins

Steven Anderson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Shaughnessy.

33mins

Free kick taken by Steven Anderson.

33mins

Josh Magennis challenges Murray Davidson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

33mins

Free kick taken by Jamie Langfield.

32mins

The ball is swung over by David Wotherspoon.

31mins

Chance falls to Steven MacLean who heads at goal. Jamie Langfield catches the ball.

29mins

The ball is swung over by Peter Pawlett.

28mins

Free kick taken by Peter Pawlett.

27mins

David Wotherspoon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Shaughnessy.

27mins

The ball is sent over by Joe Shaughnessy.

26mins

Niall McGinn has a direct shot on goal from the free kick which goes over the bar.

26mins

David Mackay challenges Niall McGinn unfairly and gives away a free kick.

24mins

David Mackay restarts play with the free kick.

24mins

David Mackay fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick. Fine finger tip save by Jamie Langfield.

23mins

David Mackay restarts play with the free kick.

23mins

Nigel Hasselbaink fouled by Mark Reynolds, the ref awards a free kick.

22mins

Nigel Hasselbaink is ruled offside.

20mins

Free kick taken by Tom Scobbie.

20mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Hector on Murray Davidson.

19mins

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

18mins

Jamie Langfield restarts play with the free kick.

17mins

David Mackay takes the free kick.

17mins

Murray Davidson fouled by Michael Hector, the ref awards a free kick.

15mins

Frazer Wright makes a clearance.

14mins

The ball is crossed by Niall McGinn.

14mins

Shot by Michael Hector went wide left of the target.

11mins

David Mackay takes the free kick.

11mins

Josh Magennis challenges Steven Anderson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

10mins

Caution for Nigel Hasselbaink.

8mins

The referee gets the game underway.

8mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Gregg Wylde.

4mins

Jamie Langfield restarts play with the free kick.

3mins

The referee gets the game underway.

3mins

Corner taken by David Wotherspoon.

2mins

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

1mins

The referee gets the game underway.

Match Preview

Millar backs McInnes to thrive Chris Millar is sure his former St Johnstone manager Derek McInnes will have Aberdeen challenging at the top end of the Scottish Premiership. But the midfielder will view St Johnstone's season as a failure if they are not challenging in the top six come the end of the campaign. McInnes has made an early impact at Pittodrie, although the Dons are looking to bounce back from their 2-1 defeat by Hearts last weekend when they host Saints on Saturday. And Millar feels his thorough approach will pay dividends. The 30-year-old, who is now in his sixth season at McDiarmid Park, said: "He had a big impact on my career. He brought me here from Morton and developed me. I have felt since I came here I have always improved. "He gave me a chance to play SPL football and his attention to detail and work ethos is something I have taken from him. We still keep in contact and he is good for advice. "Derek has always been very thorough in his preparation on and off the park, with sports science, analysis and different ways to improve. Sometimes it's the wee things, a tweak here and a tweak there, that can make things better. "If they continue going the way they are, Aberdeen are a fantastically-supported club, it's good for the Scottish game to have a strong Aberdeen side competing in the league. "They have a strong squad and they they have been rightly tipped to be challenging for second or third place this year." St Johnstone have no fresh injuries for the clash but goalkeeper Alan Mannus remains out with a shoulder injury. And midfielder David Robertson is set for some Under-20s action next week as he continues his return from a broken leg. Aberdeen winger Peter Pawlett insists he is not a diver - and that his "natural" way of falling is working against him. Pawlett was booked for simulation by Alan Muir during Aberdeen's 2-1 defeat by Hearts last weekend despite appearing to be caught by Jamie Walker's sliding challenge just inside the box. But it is not the first time the 22-year-old has been cautioned in such fashion. He received his second two-match ban for simulation from a Scottish Football Association panel in May over the penalty incident that sealed Dundee's relegation. Pawlett was also booked for diving twice in a month earlier this year. However, he argued he cannot easily change the way he goes down. Pawlett said: "I think I was unfortunate against Hearts, I think TV evidence clearly showed I was clipped. "I think the way I go down doesn't help the ref's decision but that's the natural way I go down. I'm not diving, I've done that ever since I was a kid. "I know when people look at it, and I sometimes look at it and think: 'What am I doing?' But at the time it's natural and I am not putting anything on. "The physio said to me: 'You need to change the way you go down'. But that would be diving. "It's difficult, especially when you are going at such a speed, to think about the way you are going to go down." Aberdeen have lost three players for the clash. Midfielder Willo Flood (hamstring), forward Josh Magennis (shoulder) and winger Jonny Hayes (concussion) all drop out of the squad. Midfielders Barry Robson and Chris Clark remain on the sidelines for Saturday's match as they continue to recover from knee injuries.

Formation:442Manager: Derek McInnes

Aberdeen

Formation: 451Manager: Tommy Wright

St Johnstone

  • Jamie Langfield
  • Joe Shaughnessy
  • Russell Anderson
  • Michael Hector
  • Clark Robertson
  • Peter Pawlett
  • Ryan Jack
  • Mark Reynolds
  • Gregg Wylde
  • Josh Magennis
  • Niall McGinn
  • SUBS
  • Andrew Considine
  • Calvin Zola
  • Scott Vernon
  • Cameron Smith
  • Nicky Low
  • Nicky Weaver
  • Craig Murray

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WWLL
  • Aberdeen
  • VS
  • St Johnstone
  • WDWL

Last Meetings

  • St Johnstone
  • 3 - 1
  • Aberdeen
  • 30/01/2013
  • Aberdeen
  • 2 - 0
  • St Johnstone
  • 22/12/2012
  • St Johnstone
  • 1 - 2
  • Aberdeen
  • 18/08/2012
  • Aberdeen
  • 0 - 0
  • St Johnstone
  • 19/02/2012
  • St Johnstone
  • 1 - 2
  • Aberdeen
  • 13/12/2011
  • Aberdeen
  • 0 - 0
  • St Johnstone
  • 23/07/2011

Top Scorers

Aberdeen

  • W Flood 1
  • J Hayes 1
  • M Reynolds 1

St Johnstone

  • S May 2
  • D Mackay 1
  • D Wotherspoon 1
  • N Hasselbaink 1

Goals

Aberdeen

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

St Johnstone

    • Total goals 10
    • Goals per game 5
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 61-70 mins

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