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The ball is delivered by Steve May, save made by Cameron Bell.
Corner taken by Alexei Eremenko from the right by-line, Steve May manages to make a clearance.
Headed effort from deep inside the area by Sam Parkin misses to the left of the goal.
Manuel Pascali is booked. Billy Berntsson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Mehdi Taouil. Unfair challenge on Murray Davidson by Manuel Pascali results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jody Morris.
A goal is scored by Cleveland Taylor from just inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Kilmarnock 1-1 St Johnstone.
Steve May is brought on as a substitute for Daniel Grainger. Murray Davidson challenges Alexei Eremenko unfairly and gives away a free kick. Garry Hay restarts play with the free kick.
Alexei Eremenko delivers a pass corner to short, save by Peter Enckelman.
Conor Sammon has an effort at goal from 12 yards. Peter Enckelman makes a save.
The ball is delivered by Chris Millar, Murray Davidson takes a shot. Save by Cameron Bell.
Centre by Jody Morris, Tim Clancy makes a clearance.
Conor Sammon has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.
Tim Clancy fouled by Sam Parkin, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Alexei Eremenko, clearance made by Murray Davidson.
Corner taken by Daniel Grainger from the right by-line, Michael Duberry has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.
Collin Samuel leaves the field to be replaced by Sam Parkin.
Daniel Grainger takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Tim Clancy makes a clearance.
Daniel Grainger sends in a cross, Shot by Cleveland Taylor. Blocked by Mohamadou Sissoko.
Daniel Grainger takes a shot. Blocked by Mohamadou Sissoko.
Unfair challenge on Collin Samuel by Mohamadou Sissoko results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Jody Morris.
Cleveland Taylor is brought on as a substitute for Liam Craig.
Conor Sammon has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
The ball is swung over by Murray Davidson, Frazer Wright manages to make a clearance.
Centre by Chris Millar, Tim Clancy manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Mehdi Taouil on Murray Davidson. Indirect free kick taken by Jody Morris.
Liam Kelly fouled by David MacKay, the ref awards a free kick. Liam Kelly takes the indirect free kick.
Liam Craig produces a cross.
Chris Millar delivers the ball.
Liam Craig takes a shot. Garry Hay gets a block in.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Daniel Grainger.
The ball is delivered by Tim Clancy.
Murray Davidson is penalised for a handball. Manuel Pascali takes the free kick.
Collin Samuel fouled by James Fowler, the ref awards a free kick. Daniel Grainger shoots direct from the free kick.
Foul by David MacKay on Mehdi Taouil, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Alexei Eremenko, Murray Davidson makes a clearance.
Liam Kelly fouled by Murray Davidson, the ref awards a free kick. Alexei Eremenko fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Craig on Tim Clancy. Mohamadou Sissoko takes the free kick.
Centre by David MacKay, clearance made by James Fowler.
Alexei Eremenko challenges Jody Morris unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michael Duberry takes the indirect free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Daniel Grainger from the right by-line, Headed effort from inside the area by Peter MacDonald misses to the left of the goal.
David MacKay produces a cross, clearance by James Fowler.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alexei Eremenko by Jody Morris. Mohamadou Sissoko takes the free kick.
Daniel Grainger shown a yellow card. Unfair challenge on James Fowler by Daniel Grainger results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Alexei Eremenko.
Centre by Tim Clancy.
David MacKay concedes a free kick for a foul on Mehdi Taouil. Manuel Pascali takes the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Peter MacDonald, Frazer Wright makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Peter MacDonald by Garry Hay. Daniel Grainger takes the direct free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Daniel Grainger.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Daniel Grainger, clearance by Manuel Pascali.
Collin Samuel takes a shot. Save by Cameron Bell.
The ball is swung over by Peter MacDonald.
The ball is crossed by Chris Millar.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by David MacKay, clearance made by James Fowler.
Conor Sammon takes a shot. Save made by Peter Enckelman.
Garry Hay fouled by David MacKay, the ref awards a free kick. Cameron Bell restarts play with the free kick.
Alexei Eremenko delivers the ball, Garry Hay takes a shot. Fantastic save by Peter Enckelman.
The ball is sent over by Liam Kelly, save by Peter Enckelman.
Garry Hay sends in a cross.
Alexei Eremenko sends in a cross, clearance by Steven Anderson.
Corner taken right-footed by Alexei Eremenko, Michael Duberry makes a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Tim Clancy, blocked by Daniel Grainger.
Manuel Pascali gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Duberry. Free kick taken by Michael Duberry.
Daniel Grainger takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.
The ball is delivered by Daniel Grainger, Manuel Pascali manages to make a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Chris Millar.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jody Morris by Alexei Eremenko. Michael Duberry restarts play with the free kick.
Michael Duberry concedes a free kick for a foul on Conor Sammon. Mehdi Taouil takes the free kick.
The official flags Peter MacDonald offside. Frazer Wright restarts play with the free kick.
Murray Davidson produces a cross.
Conor Sammon scores a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Kilmarnock 1-0 St Johnstone.David MacKay concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Kelly. Alexei Eremenko restarts play with the free kick. Assist by Alexei Eremenko.
The ball is crossed by Daniel Grainger, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Peter MacDonald misses to the left of the goal.
The ball is crossed by Chris Millar, clearance by Tim Clancy.
The ball is delivered by Alexei Eremenko, clearance by David MacKay.
Alexei Eremenko decides to take a short corner.
A cross is delivered by Conor Sammon, blocked by Michael Duberry.
The ball is delivered by Peter MacDonald, clearance made by Mohamadou Sissoko.
David MacKay sends in a cross, Mohamadou Sissoko fouled by Peter MacDonald, the ref awards a free kick. Cameron Bell restarts play with the free kick.
Tim Clancy sends in a cross.
The offside flag is raised against Peter MacDonald. Indirect free kick taken by Frazer Wright.
Alexei Eremenko fouled by David MacKay, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Manuel Pascali.
Liam Craig delivers the ball, clearance by Manuel Pascali.
Chris Millar produces a cross, James Fowler manages to make a clearance.
Mehdi Taouil produces a cross.
Inswinging corner taken by Alexei Eremenko from the left by-line, Steven Anderson makes a clearance.
Tim Clancy sends in a cross, Liam Craig manages to make a clearance.
The match gets underway.
The half-time whistle blows.
The second half begins.
The referee blows for the end of the match.
Clancy eager to grab chance
Kilmarnock full-back Tim Clancy is relishing the prospect of his first start for four months as he prepares to replace the suspended Jamie Hamill.
Clancy has made five substitute appearances since his last start, a 2-1 defeat by Celtic on September 19, but has no complaints amid Killie's fine form.
Kilmarnock have lost just once in 10 Clydesdale Bank Premier League games ahead of the visit of St Johnstone on Saturday.
And Hamill has been one of the most impressive performers in the team, netting seven goals from the right-back position.
Clancy said: "It's been hard getting into the team because the lads have been doing so well, and Jamie has been brilliant this season.
"I've been biding my time and through suspension I've got my chance.
"Hopefully I will be able to do as well as he has done.
"Obviously it's difficult for the lads who are not in the team but we are professionals who are here to do the best for the club as we can.
"The club are doing really, really well. On a personal level you would like to be playing more games but you totally understand, when the lads in the team are doing well, there is not a lot you can do but wait your chance."
The Irishman is eager to play in manager Mixu Paatelainen's new-look tactical formation, with the team playing some of the best football in Scotland this season.
"I don't mind in possession getting forward - it's an enjoyable part of the game," Clancy said.
"The way the team sets out the full-backs do get forward and get more involved at the far end of the pitch, so it's something I'm looking forward to.
"The way we are playing now is fantastic to watch. The lads have adapted really well to the manager's ideas.
"The results have been really good as well as the performances."
Swedish full-back Billy Berntsson and French midfielder Benjamin Laurant come into contention for Kilmarnock after signing for the club this week.
Their arrival comes at a convenient time with Craig Bryson and Jamie Hamill missing out.
Hamill begins a two-match suspension while Bryson has been told he will be out for four to six weeks after going over on his ankle during Monday night's 3-0 defeat by Rangers.
St Johnstone manager Derek McInnes has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the game.
Graham Gartland has joined Irn-Bru First Division side Ross County on a one-month loan deal.
Jamie Adams still has a slight problem with his ankle and is rated as "touch and go" for the visit to Rugby Park, while Kevin Moon and Kevin Rutkiewicz have both returned to light training.
Taylor rescues Saints
Cleveland Taylor scored a late equaliser to give St Johnstone a point from a 1-1 draw with high-flying Kilmarnock in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League.
The St Johnstone substitute drilled home a diagonal effort four minutes from time to cancel out Conor Sammon's first-half opener for the hosts following an Alexei Eremenko free-kick.
Kilmarnock dominated the first half and could easily have been further in front before the break after further opportunities for Garry Hay and Sammon in particular.
However, the second half was a much more even affair, with Saints having the better chances in front of goal.
Kilmarnock's new signings, midfielder Benjamin Laurent and defender Billy Berntsson, had to settle for places on the bench.
Home manager Mixu Paatelainen made just two enforced changes following the Ayrshire side's Scottish Cup defeat at Ibrox last Monday - James Fowler and Tim Clancy started in place of the injured Craig Bryson and suspended Jamie Hamill.
Peter MacDonald, who came off the bench to net St Johnstone's late winner in their midweek Scottish Cup tie at Hearts, was rewarded with a starting place for the visitors, swapping places with Sam Parkin, who was among the substitutes' ranks.
Kilmarnock earned a corner in the first minute, and although Eremenko's delivery from the left was cleared, it set the tone for an entertaining opening period.
Mehdi Taouil was particularly lively on the hosts' left wing, and David MacKay made an important clearance in the six-yard box after 10 minutes when an Eremenko cross from the right looked destined to arrive perfectly for Liam Kelly.
At the other end, MacDonald had St Johnstone's first real chance when he sent a diving diagonal header well wide of the left-hand post.
Kilmarnock took a deserved lead after 16 minutes with a clever, well-worked goal from the training ground after Kelly had been brought down for a free-kick.
Eremenko stood over the set-piece, towards the left flank, and bypassed the visiting defence by slipping it neatly up the line for the anticipating Sammon, who slid a neat close-range finish low into Peter Enckelman's net.
Kilmarnock remained in the ascendancy with Sammon and Taouil regularly bearing down on goal.
Enckelman had to be alert to rush out and scoop the ball to safety after 27 minutes following another impressive Kilmarnock move starting with an Eremenko back-heel to Tim Clancy, who was advancing at pace from right-back.
Michael Duberry did well to intercept a Taouil pass intended for well-positioned Sammon on the half-hour, and visiting goalkeeper Enckelman then made two important saves just a few moments apart.
First he caught the ball at the left-hand post to prevent Hay doubling his side's lead by meeting Eremenko's precise long cross from the right with a good header.
Enckelman then stopped Sammon making it 2-0 after the striker beat Duberry to latch onto a fantastic Taouil pass from inside his own half.
The hosts were well in control, but they almost saw Samuel equalise two minutes from the break with a rising shot which home goalkeeper Cammy Bell stretched to tip over the bar.
MacDonald came agonisingly close to an equaliser for St Johnstone eight minutes after the restart, but put his glancing header from Danny Grainger's corner narrowly wide of the opposite post.
Grainger then took a free-kick from just outside the box, but his effort sailed harmlessly over the crossbar.
St Johnstone enjoyed far more possession and goal attempts in a more even second half, but without seriously troubling Bell in the home goal.
Sammon squandered a good opportunity as the game entered its final quarter, Taouil skipping past Duberry on the halfway line to put the striker clear, only for him to pull his shot well wide.
The visitors introduced forward Taylor for the final 20 minutes and pressed hard for an equaliser but without being able to capitalise on a number of free-kicks and corners.
Bell was relieved only to concede a corner after 76 minutes when he was unable to control a quick close-range passback from Mohamadou Sissoko in the miserable and blustery conditions.
The home goalkeeper reacted well to push away a close-range header from Murray Davidson eight minutes from time - and almost immediately, at the other end, Enckelman was called into action to stop a Sammon effort.
However, four minutes from time, St Johnstone earned the equaliser that their second-half showing had merited when Taylor ran onto a ball down the right wing and was able to slot home a drilled effort which nestled in the opposite corner of the net.
Berntsson made a late debut for the hosts with two minutes left.
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