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  • Date:19 Feb 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Caledonian Stadium
  • Attendance:3,942
Goal!

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92:48 +2.48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Daniel Grainger on Shane Sutherland. Free kick taken by Ryan Esson.

92:30 +2.30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Duberry by Aaron Doran. Free kick taken by Jody Morris.

91:24 +1.24

Stuart Golabek on for Adam Rooney.

91:05 +1.05

Shane Sutherland produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

87:53

Shot from just outside the penalty area by Alex MacDonald misses to the left of the target.

85:48

Peter MacDonald is ruled offside. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Esson.

85:23

Foul by Alex MacDonald on Michael Duberry, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Peter Enckelman.

84:45

Daniel Grainger concedes a free kick for a foul on Shane Sutherland. Russell Duncan restarts play with the free kick.

82:20

Richie Foran goes off and Alex MacDonald comes on.

81:31

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Liam Craig, Steven Anderson produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.

78:57

Corner taken left-footed by Daniel Grainger from the left by-line, clearance made by Chris Innes.

78:38

Murray Davidson takes a shot. Clearance made by Peter Enckelman.

78:23

Corner taken by Daniel Grainger, clearance made by Russell Duncan.

77:05

Shane Sutherland takes a shot. Save by Peter Enckelman.

76:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richie Foran by Murray Davidson. Stuart Duff restarts play with the free kick.

75:34

Jody Morris fouled by Russell Duncan, the ref awards a free kick. Liam Craig takes the free kick.

73:36

Daniel Grainger takes the inswinging corner, Chris Innes makes a clearance. Corner taken left-footed by Daniel Grainger from the left by-line, Adam Rooney makes a clearance.

72:25

Unfair challenge on Arvydas Novikovas by Shane Sutherland results in a free kick. Daniel Grainger takes the free kick.

71:39

(St Johnstone) makes a substitution, with Peter MacDonald coming on for Steve May.

67:36

Adam Rooney takes a shot. Save made by Peter Enckelman.

65:40

Shane Sutherland produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.

64:46

Aaron Doran takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Michael Duberry manages to make a clearance.

61:43

Russell Duncan grabs a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Inverness CT 2-0 St Johnstone.Assist by Richie Foran.

58:40

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Anderson by Richie Foran. Peter Enckelman restarts play with the free kick.

57:29

Andrew Jackson replaces Sam Parkin.

54:54

Corner taken right-footed by Aaron Doran from the right by-line, Michael Duberry manages to make a clearance.

54:06

Effort on goal by Aaron Doran from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

53:33

Foul by Arvydas Novikovas on Ross Tokely, free kick awarded. Russell Duncan restarts play with the free kick.

51:25

Liam Craig takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Esson.

50:21

David Proctor leaves the field to be replaced by Chris Innes. Unfair challenge on Steve May by Shane Sutherland results in a free kick. Daniel Grainger restarts play with the free kick.

47:47

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Anderson by Richie Foran. Free kick taken by Daniel Grainger.

42:08

Murray Davidson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Cox. Stuart Duff restarts play with the free kick.

40:02

Richie Foran is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Peter Enckelman restarts play with the free kick.

39:07

Arvydas Novikovas replaces Chris Millar.

36:01

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Duberry by Richie Foran. Peter Enckelman takes the free kick.

27:35

Ross Tokely grabs a headed goal from close range. Inverness CT 1-0 St Johnstone.Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Aaron Doran from the right by-line, Aaron Doran provided the assist for the goal.

26:22

Foul by Murray Davidson on Stuart Duff, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Esson.

25:06

Michael Duberry concedes a free kick for a foul on Richie Foran. Stuart Duff takes the free kick.

23:32

Richie Foran concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Duberry. Free kick taken by David MacKay.

22:04

Michael Duberry concedes a free kick for a foul on Ross Tokely. Stuart Duff takes the free kick.

21:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ross Tokely on Steve May. Direct free kick taken by Jody Morris.

19:34

The assistant referee flags for offside against Richie Foran. Daniel Grainger takes the free kick.

16:07

Steve May takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Esson.

13:51

Shot from just outside the area by Murray Davidson goes over the bar.

12:35

Left-footed shot by Aaron Doran went wide left of the net.

11:48

Murray Davidson challenges Russell Duncan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Esson restarts play with the free kick.

11:13

The assistant referee signals for offside against Adam Rooney. Peter Enckelman restarts play with the free kick.

9:37

Chris Millar takes a shot.

8:16

Unfair challenge on Murray Davidson by Lee Cox results in a free kick. Jody Morris takes the direct free kick.

3:27

Unfair challenge on Richie Foran by Jody Morris results in a free kick. Russell Duncan restarts play with the free kick.

1:45

Aaron Doran is penalised for a handball. Direct free kick taken by Michael Duberry.

Match Preview

Tokely back after ban Ross Tokely returns from suspension as Inverness go in search of a first Clydesdale Bank Premier League win since November when they play St Johnstone. Tokely is available again after missing the 3-3 draw with St Mirren but Jonny Hayes, who returned from an ankle injury against the Buddies, is doubtful with a foot problem. Grant Munro must serve the second game of a two-match ban, Gavin Morrison and Kenny Gillett are back in light training and Graeme Shinnie, Nick Ross and Stuart Golabek remain out. Caley manager Terry Butcher believes Derek McInnes could emulate the success of his St Johnstone predecessor Owen Coyle, but first hopes to claim revenge against the Perth side. McInnes was appointed St Johnstone boss after Coyle left for Burnley, where he secured promotion to the Barclays Premier League before taking charge of Bolton. McInnes has been linked with numerous positions in England, including recent vacancies at Burnley and West Brom, but so far has stayed at McDiarmid Park. Butcher said: "Derek's a terrific young manager and no wonder he's being courted down south. "Owen Coyle came from St Johnstone and Derek could follow along the same lines." He added: "They're very strong, very determined, very resilient. They've got experienced players throughout the spine of their team and that little bit of flair as well that can provide goals. "We haven't managed to get the better of them and it would be nice on Saturday to do that. "We feel we're overdue a win and three points is there for us if we can apply ourselves properly." McInnes has no fresh injury concerns and has Arvydas Novikovas back in contention for the visit to the Caledonian Stadium. He was cup-tied for the Scottish Cup win over Partick Thistle in Saints` last outing and is likely to be added to the squad for the weekend.

Formation:4411Manager: Terry Butcher

Inverness CT

Formation: 442Manager: Derek McInnes

St Johnstone

  • Ryan Esson
  • David Proctor
  • Ross Tokely
  • Stuart Duff
  • Lee Cox
  • Russell Duncan
  • Richie Foran
  • Adam Rooney
  • Shane Sutherland
  • Aaron Doran
  • Chris Hogg
  • SUBS
  • Jonny Tuffey
  • Stuart Golabek
  • Eric Odhiambo
  • Chris Innes
  • Alex MacDonald
  • Liam Polworth

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Match Report

Inverness break barren run Rare goals from Ross Tokely and Russell Duncan gave Inverness a 2-0 win against St Johnstone - ending an 11-game run without an SPL victory. Inverness, who had not won a league game since beating Hibernian at Tulloch Caledonian Stadium 4-2 on November 20 last year, claimed only their third success at home this season. Tokely's powerful header from five yards out put Caley Thistle ahead in the 28th minute and Russell Duncan sealed the victory with a tap-in after 62 minutes. St Johnstone could have leapfrogged their hosts into the top six had they capitalised on Inverness's poor home form, but they could not despite Caley Thistle's injury problems. Influential midfielder Jonny Hayes missed out for the Highlanders due to a foot injury, while defender Chris Innes was replaced by Tokely who returned from suspension after missing last Saturday's 3-3 draw at St Mirren. Inverness manager Terry Butcher also gave a rare start to Shane Sutherland. Derek McInnes made two changes to his St Johnstone starting line-up which beat Partick Thistle 2-0 in the Scottish Cup on Wednesday with Liam Craig and Sam Parkin replacing Cleveland Taylor and Collin Samuel. Supporters enjoyed the unseasonal warm sunshine in Inverness more than the uninspiring contest in front of them for much of the first half. Chris Millar came closest in the opening stages with a dipping volley in the 10th minute. The winger's 25-yard effort was inches over the bar after he was found by Sam Parkin. Caley Thistle responded with Aaron Doran dragging a low shot from a similar distance just wide. Moments later Ryan Esson was forced into the first save of the match when he blocked Stevie May's low shot from the edge of the box. The hosts' only on-target effort of the first period proved fruitful with Tokely scoring with a powerful header after connecting with a Doran corner in the 28 minute. Lithuanian under-21 international Arvydas Novikovas was introduced after 40 minutes for Millar. The on-loan winger from Hearts appeared to be a tactical switch as the Saints tried to create something from a contest that was turning into a midfield battle. Inverness's injury woes continued after the restart with David Proctor adding to the growing list. The defender came off second best from a fair challenge five minutes after the interval but could not return to action. Proctor, who was replaced by Innes, is now Caley Thistle's 10th injured player. Despite their woes, Doran might have doubled the lead when he flashed a volley over after being found by a Tokely flick-on from a Duncan free-kick. Duncan made a telling impact in the 62nd minute when he netted at the near post. The midfielder met a perfect cutback from striker Adam Rooney to add the hosts' second. Murray Davidson might have pulled a goal back for the visitors with 15 minutes to go but he squandered an excellent chance. The midfielder had a free header which he nodded over from a Danny Grainger corner. Saints' captain Jody Morris and Davidson linked up well moments later with the latter firing over seconds before Novikovas forced a diving save from Esson. The missed chances were in complete contrast to the clinical finishing of Caley Thistle who netted their only two shots on target.

Form Guide

    LDLDLD
  • Inverness CT
  • VS
  • St Johnstone
  • WDDWLW

Last Meetings

  • St Johnstone
  • 1 - 0
  • Inverness CT
  • 02/01/2011
  • Inverness CT
  • 1 - 1
  • St Johnstone
  • 16/10/2010

Top Scorers

Inverness CT

  • A Rooney 8
  • J Hayes 5
  • E Odhiambo 4
  • G Munro 3
  • R Foran 3
  • R Duncan 1
  • S Duff 1
  • A Doran 1
  • L Cox 1
  • D Sanchez 1

St Johnstone

  • S Parkin 4
  • D Grainger 2
  • C Samuel 2
  • L Craig 2
  • S May 2
  • C Taylor 1
  • A Jackson 1

Goals

Inverness CT

    • Total goals 67
    • Goals per game 34
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 8 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

St Johnstone

    • Total goals 50
    • Goals per game 17
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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