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  • Date:14 Dec 2013
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Pittodrie Stadium
  • Attendance:9,332
  • Vernon (19) Vernon (19)
    Robson (65)
Goal!

Live Commentary

The game is over, as the referee blows the whistle.

89:19

Joe Shaughnessy takes the free kick.

89:10

Ryan Jack fouled by Paul McGowan, the ref awards a free kick.

87:50

Joe Shaughnessy manages to make a clearance.

87:38

Steven Thompson fouled by Russell Anderson, the ref awards a free kick.

87:18

Shot by Scott Vernon. Marian Kello catches the ball.

87:13

The ball is delivered by Niall McGinn.

85:55

Michael Hector takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.

85:06

(Aberdeen) makes a substitution, with Joe Shaughnessy coming on for Peter Pawlett.

83:47

Free kick taken by Jamie Langfield.

83:39

Gary Harkins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Jack.

83:04

Niall McGinn produces a cross.

82:30

The ball is sent over by Jonny Hayes.

82:21

A cross is delivered by Jim Goodwin.

80:46

Shot by Gary Harkins went wide of the left-hand upright.

80:35

Paul McGowan delivers the ball.

79:55

Andrew Considine delivers the ball.

79:27

Sean Kelly restarts play with the free kick.

79:20

Michael Hector gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Harkins.

77:02

Jim Goodwin makes a clearance.

76:58

A cross is delivered by Niall McGinn.

75:44

Corner taken by Kenny McLean.

75:23

The ball is crossed by Steven Thompson.

72:59

Gary Harkins is brought on as a substitute for John McGinn.

71:46

A cross is delivered by Niall McGinn.

71:28

Paul McGowan concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Reynolds.

70:49

The assistant referee signals for offside against Steven Thompson.

70:32

Nicky Low is brought on as a substitute for Barry Robson.

68:48

The ball is crossed by Michael Hector.

67:55

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

64:21

Andrew Considine sends in a cross.

63:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sean Kelly by Jonny Hayes.

62:58

Jonny Hayes has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.

62:11

Jim Goodwin restarts play with the free kick.

62:06

Jim Goodwin fouled by Peter Pawlett, the ref awards a free kick.

59:42

Jonny Hayes delivers the ball.

58:16

Jamie Langfield restarts play with the free kick.

57:55

The referee penalises Steven Thompson for handball.

55:33

Clearance by Scott Vernon.

55:18

Corner taken by Conor Newton.

54:38

The ball is delivered by Sean Kelly.

53:49

Willo Flood leaves the field to be replaced by Jonny Hayes.

51:27

Paul McGowan takes a shot.

50:22

Unfair challenge on Conor Newton by Barry Robson results in a free kick.

49:36

A cross is delivered by Niall McGinn.

48:04

Marc McAusland concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Vernon.

47:01

Conor Newton fouled by Barry Robson, the ref awards a free kick.

46:29

Free kick crossed by Sean Kelly.

46:23

John McGinn fouled by Michael Hector, the ref awards a free kick.

45:53

The offside flag is raised against Steven Thompson.

The referee gets the second half started.

The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:13 +0.13

Jamie Langfield restarts play with the free kick.

44:18

Corner from the left by-line taken by Kenny McLean.

43:31

The ball is swung over by Jason Naismith.

40:58

Corner taken by Kenny McLean from the right by-line.

39:29

John McGinn takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

34:20

Corner from the right by-line taken by Kenny McLean.

31:15

The ball is delivered by Willo Flood.

30:01

Corner taken by Kenny McLean.

29:28

The ball is sent over by Kenny McLean.

29:13

A cross is delivered by Jason Naismith.

28:20

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Jack on Kenny McLean.

27:51

Niall McGinn sends in a cross.

27:38

Barry Robson has an effort at goal.

26:35

Marian Kello restarts play with the free kick.

26:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Conor Newton by Andrew Considine.

23:50

Marian Kello restarts play with the free kick.

23:45

Peter Pawlett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sean Kelly.

22:18

Free kick taken by Darren McGregor.

22:13

Barry Robson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kenny McLean.

19:01

Scott Vernon grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Aberdeen 1-0 St Mirren.Jamie Langfield provided the assist for the goal.

17:07

Niall McGinn crosses the ball in from the free kick.

17:01

Foul by Jim Goodwin on Niall McGinn, free kick awarded.

16:11

Niall McGinn crosses the ball.

13:08

Jason Naismith crosses the ball in from the free kick.

13:04

Paul McGowan fouled by Russell Anderson, the ref awards a free kick.

10:19

Peter Pawlett is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

8:15

Andrew Considine takes the free kick.

8:09

Andrew Considine fouled by Darren McGregor, the ref awards a free kick.

6:56

Jamie Langfield restarts play with the free kick.

5:58

Foul by Ryan Jack on Paul McGowan, free kick awarded.

5:29

Michael Hector restarts play with the free kick.

5:24

Michael Hector fouled by John McGinn, the ref awards a free kick.

4:04

Michael Hector concedes a free kick for a foul on John McGinn.

3:12

Corner taken by Barry Robson.

2:20

Peter Pawlett has an effort at goal.

0:19

The ball is sent over by Niall McGinn.

The match gets underway.

Match Preview

Jack aiming to build on form Ryan Jack is looking for Aberdeen to build on their good recent Scottish Premiership form against St Mirren at Pittodrie on Saturday but knows they will come up against a Saints side who are vastly improved since the start of the season. Danny Lennon's men had a miserable start to their campaign, failing to win any of their opening seven matches but their resurgence began, ironically, with a 1-1 home draw against the Dons at the end of September. The Paisley side travel north unbeaten in six games in all competitions and sitting in eighth place. And while Derek McInnes' men are looking to make it three-in-a-row after good away wins at Partick Thistle and St Johnstone, the Scotland Under-21 midfielder knows it will not be easy. He told RedTV: "It is a good chance to build some momentum and get another league victory and another three points on the board which would be great. "But we know it is going to be a difficult game, they are a decent football side, so we need to approach it well and be at our best. "I think they have turned the corner, they have had some impressive results and we know they have some good players to look out for. "But if we are at our best and approach it the right way hopefully we will get the three points." The 21-year-old is looking forward to a hectic festive schedule with three games out of four in December at home but is determined not looking too far ahead. "It is a great time of the year to play a lot of games, there is nothing better than to have a schedule with a good few games," he said. "But we will take every game as it comes, that is the way the manager wants us to approach things. "The last couple of seasons we have underachieved as a club so I don't think we need to to set our sights too high and too far and at the end of the season we will see where it takes us. "The manager wants us to go out and show no fear, express ourselves as much as we can and show our abilities as individuals and as a team. "I think you saw against St Johnstone last week that we can show other side to our game as well as passing the ball and creating good chances. "All the boys are looking forward to Saturday and hoping we can get three points." McInnes has just one injury absence for the Scottish Premiership clash. Full-back Clark Robertson remains on the sidelines with a knee injury. Irish midfield pair Jonny Hayes and Willo Flood both returned from injury in last weekend's victory at St Johnstone. St Mirren manager Danny Lennon has urged his side to use their Scottish Premiership trip to Aberdeen to prove their recent form can be lasting. A 1-1 draw with the Dons at St Mirren Park in September halted a five-match losing run for Lennon's side and they followed that with their first win of the season against Hearts four days later. Saints have only lost one out of 10 games since that meeting with Aberdeen and Lennon wants to see his side show that confidence at Pittodrie against a similarly in-form Dons side. "The momentum we have gathered since that game - goals, picking up points, climbing up the table - breeds confidence," he said. "I think any club that is successful, that has a big part to play. "We must focus on continuing that. We have done well in the last 10 games - the aim now is to do it in the next 10." Lennon added: "The last time we played Aberdeen it was the kick-start of our good run we are on just now and we earned ourselves a very valuable point that evening. "Since then we have gone nine unbeaten out of 10 and managed to keep five clean sheets within that. That's the kind of consistency that we want. "But Aberdeen are going very well themselves, they have won six out their last eight games, they have had six clean sheets in there. "Derek (McInnes) has got them sitting at the right end of the table and going forward well in all cup competitions, so it's certainly the direction that a club like Aberdeen want to be in. So we certainly know we are in for a very difficult challenge." Lennon will have midfield playmaker Paul McGowan at his disposal after fears over a broken toe were banished on Tuesday night. McGowan was in the stand wearing a protective boot as he watched replacement Gary Harkins open the scoring in a 3-0 William Hill Scottish Cup win over Queen of the South on Tuesday, but results of a scan later showed no fracture. "Paul trained on Wednesday so Paul travels with us," Lennon said. "It was just a matter of getting clarification if there was a hairline fracture there. "He's got a wee sore paw, so he went away and licked it for the last couple of days like a wee puppy and got better." Meanwhile, Lennon refused to rule out a January loan move for Newcastle forward Adam Campbell after the player's agent revealed his player was on his way to Paisley. "We are very aware of Adam Campbell and the ability that he has," Lennon said. "We were in for him in the summer and he went out on loan to Carlisle United. It didn't work out for him. "I wouldn't rule anything out on players coming in or going out in the January window."

Formation:442Manager: Derek McInnes

Aberdeen

Formation: 451Manager: Danny Lennon

St Mirren

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

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WWWLLW
  • Aberdeen
  • VS
  • St Mirren
  • WLWWDD

Last Meetings

  • St Mirren
  • 1 - 1
  • Aberdeen
  • 30/09/2013
  • St Mirren
  • 0 - 0
  • Aberdeen
  • 11/05/2013
  • Aberdeen
  • 0 - 0
  • St Mirren
  • 09/02/2013
  • St Mirren
  • 1 - 4
  • Aberdeen
  • 10/11/2012
  • Aberdeen
  • 0 - 0
  • St Mirren
  • 01/09/2012
  • Aberdeen
  • 0 - 0
  • St Mirren
  • 12/05/2012

Top Scorers

Aberdeen

  • N McGinn 5
  • CM Zola 3
  • P Pawlett 3
  • S Vernon 2
  • W Flood 1
  • J Hayes 1
  • M Reynolds 1
  • J Magennis 1
  • G Wylde 1
  • M Hector 1

St Mirren

  • S Thompson 5
  • P McGowan 2
  • C Newton 2
  • K McLean 2
  • G Harkins 1
  • J McGinn 1

Goals

Aberdeen

    • Total goals 34
    • Goals per game 21
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

St Mirren

    • Total goals 27
    • Goals per game 14
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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