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The assistant referee flags for offside against Nick Blackman. Ryan Esson restarts play with the free kick.
Zander Diamond concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Rooney. Direct free kick taken by Nick Ross.
Ross Tokely gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Josh Magennis. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Hartley.
Derek Young replaces Chris Maguire.
Aaron Doran joins the action as a substitute, replacing Stuart Duff.
Shot from just outside the box by Adam Rooney goes over the crossbar.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Nick Blackman on Chris Innes. Free kick taken by Ryan Esson.
Adam Rooney takes a shot. Brilliant save by Jamie Langfield.
Stuart Duff takes the inswinging corner, save made by Jamie Langfield.
Shot from just outside the penalty area by Andrew Considine misses to the left of the target.
Jonathan Hayes goes off and Eric Odhiambo comes on.
Richie Foran produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.
Stuart Duff takes the inswinging corner, Andrew Considine makes a clearance.
(Aberdeen) makes a substitution, with Josh Magennis coming on for Scott Vernon.
Chris Maguire takes a shot. Fantastic save by Ryan Esson.
Inswinging corner taken by Stuart Duff, Nikola Vujadinovic makes a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Paul Hartley from the left by-line, Ross Tokely makes a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Robert Milsom from the right by-line.
Nick Blackman takes a shot. Save by Ryan Esson.
Effort from just outside the box by Graeme Shinnie goes over the bar.
Scott Vernon is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Ryan Esson.
Corner taken by Robert Milsom from the right by-line, Chris Maguire takes a shot. Comfortable save by Ryan Esson.
Short corner taken by Robert Milsom from the right by-line.
The referee blows for offside against Scott Vernon. Ryan Esson restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Stuart Duff from the left by-line.
Shot from just outside the area by Scott Vernon goes over the bar.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Hartley, clearance made by Richie Foran.
Nick Blackman finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Inverness CT 0-2 Aberdeen.Assist on the goal came from Chris Maguire.
Close range effort by Adam Rooney clears the crossbar.
Dani Sanchez goes off and David Proctor comes on.
Ryan Jack finds the back of the net with a goal from just outside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Inverness CT 0-1 Aberdeen.
Unfair challenge on Chris Innes by Chris Maguire results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Nick Ross.
Nikola Vujadinovic gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Hayes. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Duff.
Rory McArdle is booked.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Hayes by Nick Blackman. Jonathan Hayes restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Robert Milsom from the right by-line to the near post, Richie Foran manages to make a clearance.
The referee blows for offside against Dani Sanchez. Free kick taken by Jamie Langfield.
Robert Milsom concedes a free kick for a foul on Nick Ross. Free kick taken by Stuart Duff.
Paul Hartley challenges Richie Foran unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Innes restarts play with the free kick.
Dani Sanchez challenges Rory McArdle unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Robert Milsom.
Rory McArdle fouled by Adam Rooney, the ref awards a free kick. Rory McArdle restarts play with the free kick.
Andrew Considine gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Hayes. Direct free kick taken by Chris Innes.
Grant Munro is sent off by the referee for violent conduct.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Robert Milsom, Zander Diamond has a headed effort from close range and clears the crossbar.
Foul by Scott Vernon on Graeme Shinnie, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Esson.
Shot from inside the six-yard box by Nick Blackman goes wide right of the target.
Jonathan Hayes takes a shot. Comfortable save by Jamie Langfield.
Foul by Adam Rooney on Nikola Vujadinovic, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Nikola Vujadinovic.
Short corner taken by Jonathan Hayes.
Stuart Duff fouled by Ryan Jack, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Grant Munro.
Robert Milsom concedes a free kick for a foul on Stuart Duff. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Esson.
Jonathan Hayes decides to take a short corner.
Jonathan Hayes takes a shot. Save by Jamie Langfield.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jonathan Hayes, Chris Innes takes a shot. Save by Jamie Langfield.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Adam Rooney. Direct free kick taken by Rory McArdle.
Inswinging corner taken by Stuart Duff, Jamie Langfield makes a clearance.
Ryan Jack takes a shot. Save by Ryan Esson.
The referee gets the game underway.
The match has reached half-time.
The referee brings the game to a close.
The referee gets the second half started.
Hayes hopes for inverness start
Jonny Hayes is pushing for a start for Inverness in their Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash against Aberdeen.
The Irishman made his comeback from a knee injury from the bench as Inverness drew 1-1 with Hamilton on Saturday.
Kenny Gillet and Gavin Morrison are both a week or two away from comebacks but Lee Cox has returned to training following a knee injury.
Boss Terry Butcher feels his players have responded well following the 1-1 home draw against Hamilton.
"The boys were very sharp on Monday, it was one of the best training sessions we've had for a long time," Butcher said.
"I said on Saturday we had to train better in terms of being more ruthless when we have opportunities so we can do what we did at the start of the season.
"I don't think we are far away to getting that form again."
David McNamee is back in contention for Aberdeen. The defender has returned to full training after recovering from a groin problem.
Dons manager Craig Brown believes winger Sone Aluko, who has been out with an Achilles injury, has a chance of featuring against Caley.
Dons down 10-man ICT
Aberdeen beat 10-man Inverness for the first time this season thanks to goals seconds before and moments after half-time.
The Dons revival under manager Craig Brown continued with youngster Ryan Jack rocketing home his first goal for the club with a 25-yard thunderbolt in the 44th minute.
And Nick Blackman wrapped up the victory on 48 when his close-range effort was deflected past keeper Ryan Esson.
Inverness were at a disadvantage for most of the game after central defender Grant Munro was dismissed for an off-the-ball incident after 18 minutes.
Influential Irish midfielder Jonny Hayes started for Inverness after being sidelined with an ankle injury for a month.
The talented playmaker showed glimpses of what he could offer when he returned for 15 minutes in the 1-1 draw at home to Hamilton Accies at the weekend and was preferred here to Eric Odhiambo.
Meanwhile, 18-year-old Jack was included ahead of Derek Young in the only change to the Aberdeen starting line-up from the side who lost 1-0 at Celtic on Saturday.
Aberdeen started brightly with Robert Milsom testing Esson in the opening seconds with a low shot from just outside the box.
The hosts responded well with Chris Innes powering a header on target from a Hayes corner moments later.
Blackman might have broken the deadlock in the 13th minute when he latched onto a long clearance but the Dons frontman sent his angled shot wide of the mark.
Even closer was Zander Diamond seconds later when his header from a Milsom corner hit the post.
Inverness were reduced to 10 men after 18 minutes when Munro was shown red.
The central defender was dismissed for an off-the-ball incident by referee Steve Conroy after he discussed the matter with his assistant.
Inverness manager Terry Butcher shuffled his pack to deal with the setback by switching full-back Ross Tokely to centre-half and dropping midfielder Stuart Duff into defence.
Blackman was next in the referee's notebook when he was shown yellow for a reckless challenge on Hayes, with the home fans calling for the whistler to even up the numbers.
The demands were repeated moments later when Rory McArdle lunged at Graeme Shinnie, leaving the Inverness youngster needing treatment while the Dons full-back was booked.
Inverness midfielder Dani Sanchez carved out an opportunity for top scorer Adam Rooney, but the striker failed to connect with the chance.
The visitors hit back in sensational fashion when Jack scored his wonder strike.
Blackman doubled Aberdeen's lead three minutes into the second half when his deflected shot found the net in front of the visiting fans. It appeared as if Caley Thistle defender Tokely got the last touch on the eight-yard shot.
Moments earlier Rooney squandered a glorious chance for an equaliser when he lashed an effort over the bar from around 10 yards after being found by Shinnie.
Chris Maguire would have added to Aberdeen's advantage just before the hour but for Esson, who stopped his bullet header from Milsom's corner.
Aberdeen were in the ascendancy and Blackman was next to be deprived by Esson when he was one-on-one after being played in by Dons captain Paul Hartley.
Esson was almost becoming a one-man barrier and stopped Maguire's shot from the edge of the area when the ball was laid back by Scott Vernon.
Hayes appeared to take a knock to his knee and was soon replaced by Odhiambo with just over 15 minutes to go as Inverness searched for a comeback.
It seemed to add a spark to the hosts with a couple of chances falling to Rooney, but his dry spell in the SPL continued.
The barren run, which stretches back to mid-November, looked likely to end with 10 minutes remaining when Rooney rounded keeper Jamie Langfield but Diamond cleared off the line.
On-loan Blackburn winger Aaron Doran was introduced with eight minutes to go and showed promising signs, but it was little consolation for the Highlanders whose two-month league winless run was extended while resurgent Aberdeen roll on.
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