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  • Date:05 Apr 2014
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Rugby Park
  • Attendance:3,665
  • Muirhead (4)
  • Wright (30)
    Anderson (43)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93mins

The game is over, as the referee blows the whistle.

93mins

Michael Gardyne crosses the ball in from the free kick.

92mins

Caution for David Mackay.

92mins

David Mackay challenges William Gros unfairly and gives away a free kick.

90mins

James Dunne restarts play with the free kick.

90mins

(Kilmarnock) makes a substitution, with Barry Nicholson coming on for Craig Slater.

90mins

Ross Barbour gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael O'Halloran.

89mins

Corner taken by Craig Slater.

88mins

The ball is swung over by David Wotherspoon.

87mins

Clearance by Frazer Wright.

87mins

Craig Slater restarts play with the free kick.

86mins

James Dunne challenges Michael Gardyne unfairly and gives away a free kick.

86mins

The ball is swung over by David Mackay.

85mins

Free kick crossed by David Wotherspoon.

84mins

Lee Croft fouled by Jeroen Tesselaar, the ref awards a free kick.

81mins

Michael O'Halloran is ruled offside.

77mins

Robbie Muirhead goes off and William Gros comes on.

77mins

Michael Gardyne takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

76mins

Brian Easton sends in a cross.

75mins

Shot by David Wotherspoon missed to the right of the target.

73mins

Michael Gardyne comes on in place of Alexei Eremenko.

73mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kris Boyd by Lee Croft.

69mins

Chris Millar restarts play with the free kick.

69mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Croft by Jackson Irvine.

67mins

(St Johnstone) makes a substitution, with Michael O'Halloran coming on for Stevie May.

67mins

Frazer Wright produces a cross.

66mins

Handball decision goes against Lee Ashcroft.

65mins

Unfair challenge on Ross Barbour by Brian Easton results in a free kick.

65mins

David Mackay gets a header at goal. Craig Samson catches the ball.

64mins

Lee Croft crosses the ball in from the free kick.

64mins

Jeroen Tesselaar concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Millar.

60mins

Header at goal by Vitalijs Maksimenko misses to the right.

59mins

Corner taken by Alexei Eremenko.

58mins

Free kick taken by Steven Anderson.

57mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jackson Irvine on David Mackay.

55mins

Ross Barbour crosses the ball in from the free kick.

54mins

Steven MacLean gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jackson Irvine.

53mins

A cross is delivered by David Wotherspoon.

52mins

Header by Steven Anderson goes harmlessly over the bar.

52mins

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

47mins

Jackson Irvine manages to make a clearance.

47mins

The ball is swung over by Brian Easton.

45mins

The match restarts for the second half.

45mins

The ref blows to signal half-time.

45mins

The offside flag is raised against Kris Boyd.

45mins

Kris Boyd takes a shot and missed to the right of the net.

43mins

Corner taken by David Wotherspoon from the left by-line. Steven Anderson scores a right footed goal. Kilmarnock 1-2 St Johnstone.

39mins

Chris Millar takes the free kick.

39mins

David Mackay fouled by Vitalijs Maksimenko, the ref awards a free kick.

33mins

Free kick crossed by Lee Croft.

32mins

Unfair challenge on Lee Croft by Jeroen Tesselaar results in a free kick.

31mins

Corner taken by Lee Croft. Frazer Wright scores with a header. Kilmarnock 1-1 St Johnstone.

31mins

Corner taken by Lee Croft. Frazer Wright scores. Kilmarnock 1-1 St Johnstone.

28mins

Robbie Muirhead gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Croft.

26mins

Corner taken by David Wotherspoon.

26mins

James Dunne takes a shot.

22mins

The referee gives a free kick against James Dunne for handball.

19mins

David Mackay concedes a free kick for a foul on Kris Boyd.

18mins

Craig Samson takes the free kick.

18mins

Frazer Wright challenges Vitalijs Maksimenko unfairly and gives away a free kick.

18mins

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

15mins

Corner taken by Alexei Eremenko from the left by-line.

14mins

Alexei Eremenko takes a shot and cleared the bar.

13mins

Chris Millar takes the free kick.

13mins

Unfair challenge on Chris Millar by Jeroen Tesselaar results in a free kick.

9mins

Lee Croft crosses the ball in from the free kick.

9mins

Unfair challenge on Lee Croft by Jeroen Tesselaar results in a free kick.

8mins

David Mackay restarts play with the free kick.

8mins

Craig Slater concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Croft.

6mins

Brian Easton takes a shot and goes over the bar.

5mins

Robbie Muirhead grabs a goal with a left foot finish. Kilmarnock 1-0 St Johnstone.

5mins

Kris Boyd takes a shot. A parry by Alan Mannus prevents the goal.

The referee gets the game underway.

Match Preview

Boyd keeps focus on Killie Kilmarnock striker Kris Boyd insists he will not make a decision about where he will play next season until he makes sure his current club are safe. Rangers boss Ally McCoist wants to hand the Scotland frontman an Ibrox return, while there is also interest from English League One side Rotherham. But Boyd insists he has put all thoughts about his future to one side after admitting he owes it to Killie to save Allan Johnston's side from the drop. The Rugby Park outfit have a five-point cushion separating them from the Scottish Premiership's relegation play-off spot but the 30-year-old is still worried. He said: "There has been a lot of rumours flying about. But I know I have not spoken to anyone and that's the way it will stay until the end of the season. "I want to stay fully focused, score as many goals as possible and hopefully help Kilmarnock stay in this division. "If the club were to go down, the way the finances are these days, it would be pretty difficult for them to sustain the number of players they have got, so it is the most important thing that the club stays in this division. "Kilmarnock gave me the chance to play football again and I'm grateful for that. I wasn't playing much football but I knew if I could get myself fit I could do it again and I was grateful for Kenny Shiels signing me last year. "But the club can't rely on individuals. We're a team and we have to march forward together, so that's why I can't go into training every day if my focus is elsewhere." Boyd won back-to-back league winner's medals with Rangers and knows what it takes to survive in a tense run-in. But he does not think his Ibrox experiences will necessarily benefit Killie as they approach their final six fixtures of the season. "I don't think you can compare the two run-ins. Nine times out of 10 when you are going for a title, you are winning games week in, week out. "But we are finding ourselves in a position where we might win one week but then not do it again for another two or three. "That's why we are where we are. The most important thing for us now is to focus on the performance we had against Motherwell in the second half last week and push on from there." Suspended Kilmarnock captain Manuel Pascali will complete his two-match ban but Rory McKenzie could feature despite being stretchered off with a shoulder injury after scoring the equaliser in last week's 2-1 win at Motherwell. Stevie May insists he would give up his shot at breaking a 22-year-old scoring record if it guaranteed the Perth men a third season of European football. The Scotland Under-21 international grabbed his 18th Scottish Premiership goal of the season last week against Partick to draw level with Paul Wright's post-war tally for most goals scored by a Saint during a league season. He now has six games - starting with Saturday's clash against Kilmarnock at Rugby Park - to claim the honour all for himself. But the 21-year-old - who was not even born when Wright set his record for the McDiarmid men - insists he would rather have another crack at the Europa League than revel in personal glory. May, who opened his account for the season with the winning goal to knock out Norwegian big guns Rosenborg back in July, said: "I'd put all my own personal achievements to one side if it meant we could climb the league or get to the final of the Scottish Cup and claim a Europa League place. "If it was a choice between me breaking the record and another crack at Europe, I'd take Europe. Easy. "The team is the most important thing. The record would be nice to have but it's not vitally important." The most prolific Saints striker in the top division of Scottish football was Jimmy Munro with 29 goals in 36 games back in season 1926/27. May is not betting on himself to beat that, but has backed himself to grab a goal a game for the rest of the campaign. "To score 29 league goals in a season is ridiculous. Whoever achieved that deserves a medal. I'm not sure that is achievable for me though. "But it would be nice to beat Paul Wright's record. I didn't really know much about it until somebody tweeted me to tell me I was one away. I don't know Paul and I wasn't even born when he set that record, but it would be great to beat it. "But I don't want to stop there. If I could get 25 goals I would be happy. My target has gone up a few times this season but 25 goals has to be a realistic aim." St Johnstone are 15 points adrift of third-placed Motherwell so their best hope of securing Europa League action would be to win the William Hill Scottish Cup. Saints midfielder Gary McDonald will miss Saturday's game with a knee injury but boss Tommy Wright will be able to call upon Lee Croft after he shook off a slight knock picked up in training.

Formation:4231Manager: Allan Johnston

Kilmarnock

Formation: 442Manager: Tommy Wright

St Johnstone

  • Craig Samson
  • Ross Barbour
  • Lee Ashcroft
  • Vitalijs Maksimenko
  • Jeroen Tesselaar
  • Alexei Eremenko
  • Jackson Irvine
  • Robbie Muirhead
  • Craig Slater
  • Rory McKenzie
  • Kris Boyd
  • SUBS
  • James Fowler
  • Barry Nicholson
  • William Gros
  • Antonio Reguero
  • Sean Clohessy
  • Michael Gardyne
  • Ismael Bouzid

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Match Report

Form Guide

    DLWLLW
  • Kilmarnock
  • VS
  • St Johnstone
  • LWLWWD

Last Meetings

  • St Johnstone
  • 3 - 1
  • Kilmarnock
  • 09/11/2013
  • Kilmarnock
  • 0 - 0
  • St Johnstone
  • 11/08/2013
  • St Johnstone
  • 2 - 0
  • Kilmarnock
  • 09/03/2013
  • Kilmarnock
  • 1 - 2
  • St Johnstone
  • 24/11/2012
  • St Johnstone
  • 2 - 1
  • Kilmarnock
  • 20/10/2012
  • Kilmarnock
  • 0 - 0
  • St Johnstone
  • 03/03/2012

Top Scorers

Kilmarnock

  • K Boyd 19
  • R McKenzie 4
  • C Johnston 3
  • B Nicholson 2
  • S Clohessy 2
  • A Eremenko 1
  • S Clingan 1
  • M Gardyne 1
  • D Barr 1
  • J Irvine 1
  • L Ashcroft 1
  • C Slater 1
  • R Muirhead 1

St Johnstone

  • S May 14
  • S MacLean 8
  • N Hasselbaink 5
  • D Mackay 2
  • G Miller 1
  • D Wotherspoon 1
  • M Davidson 1

Goals

Kilmarnock

    • Total goals 93
    • Goals per game 39
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 7 (For) 7 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 8 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 10 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 9 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

St Johnstone

    • Total goals 93
    • Goals per game 39
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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