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  • Date:11 May 2014
  • Kick-off:12:15
  • Venue:Tulloch Caledonian Stadium
  • Attendance:3,121
  • Christie (58) Tansey (90)

Live Commentary

The referee blows for the end of the match.


Dean Brill restarts play with the free kick.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ross Draper by Chris Iwelumo.


Nick Ross replaces Ryan Christie.


Corner taken by Graeme Shinnie.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Brian Easton by Aaron Doran.


Marley Watkins fouled by James Dunne, the ref awards a free kick.


Steven MacLean goes off and Stevie May comes on.


Billy McKay goes off and Danny Williams comes on.


Marley Watkins joins the action as a substitute, replacing James Vincent.


James Dunne crosses the ball in from the free kick.


James Dunne fouled by Graeme Shinnie, the ref awards a free kick.


Nigel Hasselbaink leaves the field to be replaced by Chris Iwelumo.


Greg Tansey takes the free kick.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Billy McKay by Chris Millar.


Clearance made by Graeme Shinnie.


Corner taken by Lee Croft from the right by-line.


Lee Croft comes on in place of David Wotherspoon.


Free kick taken by Dean Brill.


Foul by Steven Anderson on Carl Tremarco, free kick awarded.


Corner taken by David Wotherspoon.


Alan Mannus restarts play with the free kick.


Steven Anderson fouled by Billy McKay, the ref awards a free kick.


The ball is sent over by Graeme Shinnie.


Corner from the right by-line taken by James Vincent.


Dean Brill takes the free kick.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven MacLean on Ross Draper.


Corner from the right by-line taken by David Wotherspoon.


Shot by Michael O'Halloran. Dean Brill turns it away with a finger tip save.

The second half begins.

The ref blows to signal half-time.


Corner from the right by-line taken by David Wotherspoon.


Ross Draper restarts play with the free kick.


James Dunne goes into the book.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aaron Doran by James Dunne.


Free kick taken by Nigel Hasselbaink.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Daniel Devine on James Dunne.


The assistant referee flags for offside against Steven MacLean.


Greg Tansey takes a shot. Alan Mannus safely holds on.


Centre by David Raven.


Shot by Michael O'Halloran.


Ryan Christie takes the free kick.


Foul by Steven Anderson on Ryan Christie, free kick awarded.


Steven Anderson restarts play with the free kick.


Foul by Greg Tansey on James Dunne, free kick awarded.


Free kick taken by Alan Mannus.


Greg Tansey challenges Brian Easton unfairly and gives away a free kick.


Greg Tansey manages to make a clearance.


Corner taken by David Wotherspoon from the right by-line.


Chris Millar restarts play with the free kick.


Daniel Devine gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven MacLean.

The game begins.

Match Preview

Hughes: We're getting there Inverness manager John Hughes believes the learning process between himself and his players has been a success. Caley Thistle have only won two out of their last 14 games ahead of their final Scottish Premiership game of the season, against St Johnstone at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium. But Hughes, who took over from Terry Butcher in December, feels his players have adapted well to the ideas of himself and assistant manager Russell Latapy. Hughes said: "We're starting to find out their strengths and their weaknesses, who can play where and what kind of systems we can play. "We are constantly looking at that. One thing I will say is what a wonderful bunch of boys Terry had, he had a great dressing room. "All I have done is come in and put my style of play and wee bits of pieces on how I like to see the game played. "The boys have adjusted and adapted fantastically well and I think they are really enjoying it. I like to think they are enjoying it because sometimes it goes a long way to bringing success." A draw will secure fifth spot for Inverness and Hughes wants no slip-ups. "We know what we're playing for," he said. "If they beat us, they overtake us, so there is plenty to play for in the last game of the season." Hughes hopes to have an unchanged squad with defender Josh Meekings (groin) and skipper Richie Foran (knee) still out. There may be more high-profile games this weekend but St Johnstone midfielder Gary McDonald is delighted to get the chance to play for fifth place and a cup final spot at Inverness. Saints will leapfrog Caley Thistle if they win their final Scottish Premiership game of the season in the Highlands on Sunday and there will be several players in Tommy Wright's line-up looking to secure a starting place against Dundee United at Celtic Park the following weekend. "It's all to play for," McDonald said. "At this stage you don't want a meaningless game. I have played in a few of them myself, sometimes it gets to the last game of the season and it's like a friendly fixture. But obviously it's not going to be like that. "We have a lot to play for. When we got in the top six, our aim was to cvatch the teams above us. We can't catch United but we can catch Inverness, so it's all there for us." McDonald has returned from a six-week lay-off with a knee injury just in time to push for a place in the William Hill Scottish Cup final team. And he is desperate to feature in a match that will eclipse anything he experienced so far in a career which has seen him play for Kilmarnock, Oldham, Aberdeen, Hamilton and Morecambe. "I'm no different to everybody, I'd love to play in the cup final," the 32-year-old said. "Everyone is exactly the same, we all have our heads down working hard and trying to do as best as we can. "I've played in play-off games down south but nothing like the cup final. For everyone, I think this will be the biggest game of their careers." Stevie May (shin) and Gary Miller (ankle) will be assessed but they are not expected to be risked for the Scottish Premiership finale, which falls six days before Saints' Scottish Cup final debut.

Formation:4411Manager: John Hughes

Inverness CT

Formation: 442Manager: Tommy Wright

St Johnstone

  • Dean Brill
  • David Raven
  • Ross Draper
  • Daniel Devine
  • Carl Tremarco
  • Aaron Doran
  • Greg Tansey
  • James Vincent
  • Graeme Shinnie
  • Ryan Christie
  • Billy McKay
  • SUBS
  • Ryan Esson
  • Nick Ross
  • Marley Watkins
  • Danny Williams
  • Liam Polworth
  • Jason Brown
  • Alasdair Sutherland



Match Report

Form Guide

  • Inverness CT
  • VS
  • St Johnstone

Last Meetings

  • St Johnstone
  • 0 - 1
  • Inverness CT
  • 22/02/2014
  • Inverness CT
  • 1 - 0
  • St Johnstone
  • 23/11/2013
  • St Johnstone
  • 4 - 0
  • Inverness CT
  • 05/10/2013
  • St Johnstone
  • 1 - 0
  • Inverness CT
  • 27/04/2013
  • Inverness CT
  • 0 - 0
  • St Johnstone
  • 05/04/2013
  • St Johnstone
  • 0 - 0
  • Inverness CT
  • 29/12/2012

Top Scorers

Inverness CT

  • B McKay 18
  • A Doran 5
  • R Foran 4
  • G Shinnie 3
  • G Warren 2
  • R Christie 2
  • D Raven 1
  • G Tansey 1
  • R Draper 1
  • M Watkins 1
  • L Polworth 1
  • D Williams 1

St Johnstone

  • S May 16
  • S MacLean 8
  • N Hasselbaink 5
  • D Mackay 3
  • S Anderson 2
  • S Brown 1
  • G Miller 1
  • F Wright 1
  • T Clancy 1
  • D Wotherspoon 1
  • M Davidson 1
  • M O'Halloran 1


Inverness CT

    • Total goals 86
    • Goals per game 42
  • 8 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 8 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

St Johnstone

    • Total goals 92
    • Goals per game 48
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins