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  • Date:18 Apr 2014
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Tulloch Caledonian Stadium
  • Attendance:4,224
Goal!

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92:08 +2.08

Corner taken by Aaron Doran.

The referee ends the match.

90:46 +0.46

Cameron Smith takes a shot and went wide left of the target.

90:03 +0.03

Russell Anderson manages to make a clearance.

88:45

Shot by Niall McGinn. Dean Brill catches the ball.

86:30

Free kick taken by Carl Tremarco.

86:13

Unfair challenge on Greg Tansey by Willo Flood results in a free kick.

85:28

(Aberdeen) makes a substitution, with Calvin Zola coming on for Adam Rooney.

83:46

Shot by Aaron Doran. Jamie Langfield safely holds on.

82:22

David Raven takes the free kick.

82:07

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Considine on Nick Ross.

80:31

Clearance made by Gary Warren.

80:05

Free kick taken by Jamie Langfield.

79:51

Nick Ross is brought on as a substitute for Marley Watkins.

79:35

The assistant referee flags for offside against Billy McKay.

76:36

Strike comes in from Barry Robson from the free kick which clears the crossbar.

75:56

Foul by Ross Draper on Peter Pawlett, free kick awarded.

74:23

Shot by Shaleum Logan went wide right of the target.

73:25

Cameron Smith delivers the ball.

72:01

Free kick crossed by Barry Robson.

71:53

Foul by Marley Watkins on Barry Robson, free kick awarded.

70:46

Billy McKay is caught offside.

69:57

Cameron Smith concedes a free kick for a foul on Marley Watkins.

69:33

Adam Rooney takes the free kick.

69:28

Ross Draper challenges Adam Rooney unfairly and gives away a free kick.

67:55

Corner taken by Aaron Doran from the left by-line.

67:05

Cameron Smith sends in a cross.

65:57

Ryan Christie on for James Vincent.

65:25

Gary Warren fouled by Adam Rooney, the ref awards a free kick.

64:32

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

62:30

Cameron Smith on for Jonny Hayes.

62:15

David Raven concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonny Hayes.

61:46

Billy McKay takes the free kick.

61:40

Andrew Considine gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marley Watkins.

59:42

The official flags Marley Watkins offside.

55:45

Gary Warren takes the free kick.

55:11

Marley Watkins fouled by Jonny Hayes, the ref awards a free kick.

55:03

David Raven manages to make a clearance.

54:49

Corner from the right by-line taken by Barry Robson.

51:34

Corner taken by Aaron Doran from the .

48:03

Jamie Langfield restarts play with the free kick.

47:57

Aaron Doran challenges Russell Anderson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

The referee gets the second half underway.

The match has reached half-time.

45:22 +0.22

Corner taken by Aaron Doran from the right by-line.

45:05 +0.05

Billy McKay has an effort at goal.

44:28

Unfair challenge on Marley Watkins by Willo Flood results in a free kick.

43:36

Jamie Langfield takes the free kick.

43:29

Carl Tremarco challenges Shaleum Logan unfairly and gives away a free kick.

41:51

A cross is delivered by Jonny Hayes.

40:39

Shot by Shaleum Logan.

35:51

Dean Brill restarts play with the free kick.

35:42

Mark Reynolds concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Warren.

35:25

Corner taken by Barry Robson from the left by-line.

31:53

Shaleum Logan takes the free kick.

31:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Willo Flood by Greg Tansey.

29:47

Barry Robson restarts play with the free kick.

29:35

Greg Tansey concedes a free kick for a foul on Willo Flood.

28:05

Corner taken by Aaron Doran.

27:16

Greg Tansey takes the free kick.

27:07

Russell Anderson concedes a free kick for a foul on Aaron Doran.

25:11

Willo Flood restarts play with the free kick.

25:06

Foul by Ross Draper on Barry Robson, free kick awarded.

24:41

Free kick crossed by Mark Reynolds.

24:15

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonny Hayes by David Raven.

23:40

Andrew Considine sends in a cross.

21:43

Centre by Shaleum Logan.

20:32

Russell Anderson restarts play with the free kick.

20:23

The referee blows for offside.

20:12

Headed chance falls to Jonny Hayes. Dean Brill catches the ball.

20:05

Shaleum Logan sends in a cross.

17:42

Shaleum Logan takes the free kick.

17:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Vincent on Barry Robson.

16:40

Billy McKay takes a shot and missed to the right of the goal.

15:39

Corner taken by Aaron Doran.

12:30

Dean Brill restarts play with the free kick.

12:05

Adam Rooney concedes a free kick for a foul on Carl Tremarco.

11:33

Free kick taken by Shaleum Logan.

11:27

Foul by Ross Draper on Peter Pawlett, free kick awarded.

10:03

Niall McGinn produces a cross.

8:14

Josh Meekings restarts play with the free kick.

8:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Billy McKay by Barry Robson.

6:44

Corner from the right by-line taken by Aaron Doran.

6:09

Shot by Billy McKay. Jamie Langfield fumbles the ball.

4:25

Niall McGinn takes the free kick.

3:47

Ross Draper concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonny Hayes.

1:55

Andrew Considine crosses the ball.

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

Match Preview

Shoot for Europe, urges Hughes Inverness manager John Hughes has challenged his players to end a memorable season with one last surge for Europe. Caley Thistle were pipped to a Europa League spot by St Johnstone on the final day last season and their prospects look bleaker this time around. They need to haul back Motherwell, who sit eight points above them, and possibly finish above William Hill Scottish Cup finalists Dundee United. But they have the chance to liven up the race when they host second-placed Aberdeen on Friday night. Hughes, whose side are two Scottish Premiership points short of last season's total, said: "We have already amassed the points total that we got last year. It's been a right good season and let's go and finish it on a high. "To get to a cup final and the top six for the second year running sets us up for the remainder of the season and hopefully we can go and clinch that European spot." Caley Thistle will need to improve their home form if they are to give themselves a chance. Inverness have only won one of their last 10 home matches in the Premiership, a run that started with a 4-3 defeat by Aberdeen, when they were four goals down at half-time. Hughes has been working on providing more support to lone striker Billy McKay and banishing their vulnerability to the counter-attack, and he feels his players are responding. "We want to give our home supporters that winning feeling every Saturday but some of the performances, even in defeat, have been good," said Hughes, whose team won in Dingwall on their last outing. "We have been working a lot more on defending as a team and not leaving ourselves open to counter-attacks. "We have left ourselves too open in the past and what we are working on is having players sitting behind the ball so that if players up the park go and express themselves and it breaks down, we are not leaving ourselves wide open. "I think that was evident against Ross County so all credit to the players for taking it on board." Aberdeen are looking to bounce back from their William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final defeat to St Johnstone while Caley Thistle are looking to avenge their League Cup final loss. "Being on the losing side in the League Cup final, the mental effects it has, it's a real job picking the boys up and getting going again," Hughes added. "So I feel for Aberdeen, they will be very disappointed. "But beware the wounded animal. They will want to go and get that European spot, as we do. "So it will be 'game on' on Friday." Ryan Jack is suspended for Aberdeen. Winger Jonny Hayes has returned to training following a collarbone injury but he is unlikely to make the game against his former club. Derek McInnes otherwise has a full squad with Alan Tate and Calvin Zola both fit. "Obviously Sunday was a major disappointment," McInnes said."We weren't feeling great there for a few days, but we're glad there is another game coming quickly and we've got to pick ourselves up and go again. "We've got to have complete focus on the league campaign. We've got to come out fighting and have a go. "We're at the stage of the season now where there are no real surprises. "Going away from home at this stage in the season is always tough and I think every game with Inverness has been fiercely fought and each game has been tight so I expect something similar. "If we keep working hard and if we play the way we can I think we can win the game."

Formation:4411Manager: John Hughes

Inverness CT

Formation: 4411Manager: Derek McInnes

Aberdeen

  • Dean Brill
  • David Raven
  • Gary Warren
  • Josh Meekings
  • Carl Tremarco
  • Aaron Doran
  • Greg Tansey
  • Ross Draper
  • Marley Watkins
  • James Vincent
  • Billy McKay
  • SUBS
  • Ryan Esson
  • Nick Ross
  • Daniel Devine
  • Danny Williams
  • Liam Polworth
  • Ryan Christie
  • Adam Evans

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Match Report

Form Guide

    LWLDLW
  • Inverness CT
  • VS
  • Aberdeen
  • WWDDDW

Last Meetings

  • Aberdeen
  • 0 - 1
  • Inverness CT
  • 18/01/2014
  • Inverness CT
  • 3 - 4
  • Aberdeen
  • 21/12/2013
  • Aberdeen
  • 1 - 0
  • Inverness CT
  • 21/09/2013
  • Inverness CT
  • 3 - 0
  • Aberdeen
  • 19/01/2013
  • Aberdeen
  • 2 - 3
  • Inverness CT
  • 27/11/2012
  • Inverness CT
  • 1 - 1
  • Aberdeen
  • 15/09/2012

Top Scorers

Inverness CT

  • B McKay 18
  • A Doran 5
  • R Foran 4
  • G Warren 2
  • G Shinnie 2
  • D Raven 1
  • G Tansey 1
  • R Draper 1
  • M Watkins 1
  • L Polworth 1
  • D Williams 1
  • R Christie 1

Aberdeen

  • N McGinn 9
  • A Rooney 5
  • P Pawlett 5
  • CM Zola 3
  • S Vernon 3
  • W Flood 3
  • B Robson 2
  • J Hayes 2
  • M Reynolds 2
  • R Jack 2
  • R Anderson 1
  • N Low 1

Goals

Inverness CT

    • Total goals 75
    • Goals per game 40
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Aberdeen

    • Total goals 81
    • Goals per game 46
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 9 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 10 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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