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Unfair challenge on Greg Tansey by Kari Arnason results in a free kick. Roman Golobart restarts play with the free kick.
Greg Tansey has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Shane Sutherland comes on in place of Billy McKay.
Kari Arnason takes a shot from long distance which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Free kick awarded for a foul by David Davis on Rory Fallon. Free kick taken by Kari Arnason.
Foul by Andrew Considine on Billy McKay, free kick awarded. Andrew Considine goes into the book. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Esson.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Greg Tansey on Kari Arnason. Direct free kick taken by Kari Arnason.
Mitchel Megginson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ryan Jack.
Unfair challenge on Chris Clark by Graeme Shinnie results in a free kick. Graeme Shinnie goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Jason Brown restarts play with the free kick.
Youl Mawene gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richie Foran. Ryan Esson takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Isaac Osbourne by David Davis results in a free kick. Robert Milsom takes the free kick.
Shot on goal by Robert Milsom from just inside the area goes over the target.
Johnny Hayes takes a shot. Save by Jason Brown.
(Inverness CT) makes a substitution, with Greg Tansey coming on for Lee Cox.
Rory Fallon gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Inverness CT 2-1 Aberdeen.Assist on the goal came from Robert Milsom.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Clark on Gregory Tade. Ryan Esson takes the free kick.
Johnny Hayes takes a shot. Jason Brown makes a save.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Richie Foran on Darren Mackie. Richard Foster takes the direct free kick.
Rory Fallon on for Scott Vernon. Darren Mackie on for Josh Magennis.
Outswinging corner taken by Johnny Hayes from the left by-line, Goal scored by Gregory Tade from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Inverness CT 2-0 Aberdeen.Assist on the goal came from Johnny Hayes.
Billy McKay produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Johnny Hayes from the right by-line, Roman Golobart finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Inverness CT 1-0 Aberdeen.Assist by Johnny Hayes.
David Davis takes a shot. Save by Jason Brown.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richie Foran by Isaac Osbourne. Kenny Gillet takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Roman Golobart by Josh Magennis. Roman Golobart restarts play with the free kick.
Josh Magennis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kenny Gillet. Johnny Hayes crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Youl Mawene concedes a free kick for a foul on Billy McKay. Free kick taken by Graeme Shinnie.
Robert Milsom fouled by Thomas Piermayr, the ref awards a free kick. Richard Foster takes the free kick.
Thomas Piermayr concedes a free kick for a foul on Robert Milsom.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Johnny Hayes, Roman Golobart produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Roman Golobart by Andrew Considine. Johnny Hayes crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance by Andrew Considine.
Foul by Youl Mawene on Lee Cox, free kick awarded. Johnny Hayes crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, clearance by Andrew Considine.
Unfair challenge on Johnny Hayes by Robert Milsom results in a free kick. Thomas Piermayr restarts play with the free kick.
Kari Arnason challenges David Davis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Kenny Gillet.
Unfair challenge on Scott Vernon by Johnny Hayes results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Richard Foster, save made by Ryan Esson.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Robert Milsom, save made by Ryan Esson.
Corner from left by-line taken by Robert Milsom.
Graeme Shinnie concedes a free kick for a foul on Kari Arnason. Ryan Jack takes the direct free kick.
Graeme Shinnie takes a shot.
Outswinging corner taken by Johnny Hayes from the left by-line, clearance made by Andrew Considine.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Robert Milsom, clearance by Kenny Gillet.
Josh Magennis takes a shot. Save by Ryan Esson.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Johnny Hayes played to the near post, Andrew Considine manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Josh Magennis on Roman Golobart. Ryan Esson takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Johnny Hayes on Robert Milsom. Free kick taken by Andrew Considine.
The official flags Lee Cox offside. Free kick taken by Andrew Considine.
Kari Arnason has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Robert Milsom, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kenny Gillet by Andrew Considine. Ryan Esson takes the free kick.
Billy McKay is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Jason Brown.
Foul by Kari Arnason on David Davis, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Graeme Shinnie.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Robert Milsom on Richie Foran. The ball is crossed by Johnny Hayes, Headed effort on goal by Richie Foran from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.
Youl Mawene challenges Billy McKay unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Kenny Gillet.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Roman Golobart on Scott Vernon. Roman Golobart goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Richard Foster from left channel.
Davis to return for Inverness
David Davis returns from suspension for Inverness's Clydesdale Bank Premier League game against Aberdeen at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium.
Midfielder Davis, on loan from Wolves, missed last week's game against Rangers at Ibrox following his red card against Dundee United but is expected to come straight back into Terry Butcher's side.
Inverness defender Roman Golobart will distract himself from a lonely Christmas by concentrating on winning three points against the Dons.
The 19-year-old Spaniard is on loan from Wigan and will be away from his family over the festive season.
However, Golobart claims he will be able to focus on the Clydesdale Bank Premier League game against the Dons.
"It is a difficult time," he said. "All my family are in Spain and I am here on my own.
"I don't have anything else to think about apart from a massive game, the most important game of 2011.
"It will not be a present (if Caley win) because if you work hard it is something that you deserve. But let's hope we get the three points."
Golobart was impressive against Rangers at Ibrox last week, as were the rest of his team-mates, but the 2-1 defeat left them one point off the bottom although the two sides below them, Hibernian and Dunfermline, both have a game in hand over Terry Butcher's side.
Aberdeen beat the Highlanders 2-1 at Pittodrie in August and are five points better off, but Golobart insists Caley have nothing to fear.
"When we played against them they had a lot of luck," he said. "I don't think they are better than us.
"With a good performance by us there is no question (we can win).
"We have to work hard and do the things that we have been doing and I'm sure the luck will come."
Aberdeen manager Craig Brown believes his side cannot afford to be complacent after a recent run of form.
"To become complacent would be a recipie for disaster," he told the club's official website.
"We have to go up to Inverness and treat the game as if our lives depended on it.
"I have great respect for Terry Butcher and for Inverness. They are a good side.
"It will be a competitive fixture and we will have to be at our best.
"Our players will be in no doubt as to the demands that will be on them for this game."
Golobart hands Inverness rare home success
Roman Golobart's first career goal helped Inverness notch their first home victory for almost three months with a 2-1 win against Aberdeen.
The Spanish defender's close-range header after 64 minutes was followed by Gregory Tade's 15-yard shot through a crowded area five minutes later to double the lead.
Substitute Rory Fallon's 76th-minute goal put the visitors back in it, but they failed to find an equaliser.
The win reduced the gap between the clubs to just two points and took the Highlanders further from the foot of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League.
Caley Thistle's top scorer Andrew Shinnie and defender Ross Tokely were both sidelined by injuries following last week's 2-1 loss at Rangers.
Defender Thomas Piermayr returned from a back injury while David Davis was also in for the hosts after serving a suspension.
The Dons made four changes to the side which beat Hibernian 1-0 last time out.
Youl Mawene, Andrew Considine, Chris Clark and Josh Magennis came in, while Rory McArdle, Rory Fallon and Fraser Fyvie dropped to the bench and Mohamed Chalali missed out.
There was little festive goodwill in the opening moments when Golobart picked up a yellow card for a challenge on Scott Vernon.
Richie Foran showed the home side's attacking intent with a diving header just wide from inside the box after a Jonny Hayes' free-kick.
Kari Arnason then powered a header wide from Robert Milson's corner before Vernon headed wide after connecting with an Arnason throw-in.
Jason Brown was equal to a low shot from outside the area by Hayes before, at the other end, Inverness goalkeeper Ryan Esson was forced into the first save of the game when he parried a Magennis shot wide.
Graeme Shinnie tried his luck from 40 yards with the wind behind him but his effort floated over the bar.
Magennis made Esson work again with a close-range shot which hit the goalkeeper and spun out for a corner.
Milson's cross-cum-shot was the best of the opening stages of the second period, but it was just off target.
Davis, who showed glimpses of the quality he possesses as a loanee from Premier League side Wolves, powered in a low, angled effort which Brown turned away for a corner.
Hayes took the resulting set piece to find on-loan Wigan teenager Golobart, who sent home a powerful header to open the scoring on 64 minutes.
Billy McKay shot over as Inverness continued in the ascendancy and their pressure paid dividends when Gregory Tade's low shot found the net through a crowded penalty area in 69 minutes from 15 yards, following a Hayes corner.
Hayes was next to test Brown with a low shot from 30 yards before Fallon pulled one back for Aberdeen on 76 minutes.
Six minutes after coming on as a substitute, Fallon's low shot from six yards beat Esson after he was picked out by Milson.
Milson himself sent a good chance over as Aberdeen looked for an equaliser, while substitute Greg Tansey almost extended his side's lead in stoppage time as Inverness held on for their first home win since October 1.
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