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Free kick awarded for a foul by Fraser Kerr on Gregg Wylde.
Robert McHugh takes a shot and went wide left of the net.
Jonny Hayes restarts play with the free kick.
Fraser Kerr challenges Jonny Hayes unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Lee Hollis restarts play with the free kick.
Jamie Langfield takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by John Sutton on Michael Hector.
Robert McHugh on for Henri Anier.
Keith Lasley goes off and Fraser Kerr comes on.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Simon Ramsden on Gregg Wylde.
Shaun Hutchinson is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
Shaun Hutchinson is penalised for handball and concedes a .
Corner from the right by-line taken by Niall McGinn.
Josh Magennis takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Lee Hollis parries the ball but the danger is not over.
Free kick taken by Lee Hollis.
Josh Magennis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Zaine Francis-Angol.
Mark Reynolds scores. Motherwell 1-2 Aberdeen.The assist for the goal came from Jonny Hayes.
Free kick crossed by Jonny Hayes.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Josh Magennis by Simon Ramsden.
Niall McGinn takes a brilliant shot and went wide of the left-hand upright.
Keith Lasley restarts play with the free kick.
(Aberdeen) makes a substitution, with Gregg Wylde coming on for Peter Pawlett.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Josh Magennis on Iain Vigurs.
Corner taken by James McFadden.
The assistant referee signals for offside against James McFadden.
Michael Hector is shown a yellow card.
Michael Hector challenges John Sutton unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Mark Reynolds takes the free kick.
Foul by Henri Anier on Clark Robertson, free kick awarded.
Calvin Zola leaves the field to be replaced by Josh Magennis.
Unfair challenge on Willo Flood by Keith Lasley results in a free kick.
Booking for Stephen McManus for unsporting behaviour.
Penalty awarded for a foul by Stephen McManus on Jonny Hayes.
Shot by Calvin Zola went wide of the left-hand upright.
Corner taken by Jonny Hayes from the right by-line.
Jamie Langfield restarts play with the free kick.
Lee Hollis takes the free kick.
Clark Robertson is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick.
James McFadden has an effort direct from the free kick that flies over the crossbar.
Ryan Jack takes the free kick.
Iain Vigurs goes into the book.
Unfair challenge on Peter Pawlett by Iain Vigurs results in a free kick.
Corner taken by Willo Flood.
Willo Flood takes the free kick.
Free kick taken by Jamie Langfield.
Foul by Keith Lasley on Niall McGinn, free kick awarded.
Clark Robertson replaces Russell Anderson.
Niall McGinn takes the free kick.
Steven Hammell restarts play with the free kick.
Willo Flood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Zaine Francis-Angol.
Free kick taken by Niall McGinn.
Stephen McManus takes the free kick.
Foul by Calvin Zola on Stephen McManus, free kick awarded.
Willo Flood is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
The offside flag is raised against Zaine Francis-Angol.
Unfair challenge on Keith Lasley by Jonny Hayes results in a free kick.
Keith Lasley takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Willo Flood on James McFadden.
Free kick taken by Keith Lasley.
Russell Anderson concedes a free kick for a foul on John Sutton.
Chance falls to John Sutton who heads at goal. Jamie Langfield safely holds on.
Calvin Zola takes the chance to get an effort at goal and strikes the post.
James McFadden restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Henri Anier by Russell Anderson results in a free kick.
Corner taken by James McFadden from the right by-line.
Niall McGinn is caught offside.
Ryan Jack takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.
Iain Vigurs takes the free kick.
Joe Shaughnessy challenges John Sutton unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Free kick taken by Jonny Hayes.
Peter Pawlett fouled by Simon Ramsden, the ref awards a free kick.
Calvin Zola challenges Stephen McManus unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Joe Shaughnessy makes a clearance.
Corner from the left by-line taken by James McFadden.
Peter Pawlett takes a fantastic shot and bounced off the bar.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Calvin Zola.
Niall McGinn has an effort at goal. Lee Hollis fumbles the ball.
Willo Flood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Iain Vigurs.
Niall McGinn takes a fantastic shot and cleared the crossbar.
Henri Anier scores a right footed goal. Motherwell 1-0 Aberdeen.John Sutton provided the assist for the goal.
We have work to do - McInnes
Derek McInnes insists Aberdeen have some way to go before they can be considered realistic contenders for second spot in the Scottish Premiership this season.
The Dons enjoyed a positive start to the campaign by recording a 2-1 win over Kilmarnock last week and will be hoping for a repeat of the result at Motherwell on Sunday.
The Steelmen are tipped to be strong contenders for the runners-up spot again this term but McInnes believes it is far too early to bill this weekend's clash at Fir Park as a battle between the 'best of the rest' challengers.
He said: "I will down-play that. How can we say we are the two contenders for second spot when we've only played 90 minutes?
"I get what the media think and there are a lot of people predicting that. But Motherwell have proved themselves and they deserve that tag of being up there.
"We haven't and we've got work to do to prove that tag."
McInnes is hopeful of a victory over Stuart McCall's men but says he will not read too much into the result if they do return to the Granite City with three points.
He added: "I wouldn't say it puts down a marker. Again, I think that's getting ahead of ourselves.
"For me, if we can go and get a positive result at Motherwell, it's a fantastic result and no more than that.
"It's always a tough fixture and always has been a tough fixture. If we can take all three points, it will be a fantastic result.
"If we can take a point, I'm sure that's a decent result on the road as well but we want to try to win the game."
Motherwell head into the meeting with Aberdeen on the back of their Europa League qualifying exit at the hands of Kuban Krasnodar.
The odds were stacked against Well after they suffered a 2-0 defeat at home last week, before a 1-0 loss to the Russians last night sealed their fate.
McInnes said: "I don't think they'll be hurting and I don't think the game will be a factor at all.
"Come Sunday, the Motherwell players will be more than ready to take part in a game against us."
McInnes has no fresh injury concerns and while Andrew Considine is edging closer to a first-team return as he continues his recovery from a broken leg that has sidelined him since December Chris Clark remains out with a knee injury.
Barry Robson has been struggling with a slight knee knock but will be fit for the trip to Fir Park.
Motherwell manager Stuart McCall is confident his players will be fully prepared for the clash with Aberdeen following their trek to Russia.
Motherwell arrived back at Fir Park after 6am on Friday morning following their Europa League exit against Kuban Krasnodar.
But key forward-thinking trio James McFadden, John Sutton and Iain Vigurs did not make the trip and McCall believes the players who did play in the 1-0 defeat have recovered well.
McCall told MFC TV today: "I've spoken to the players and they've all said they had a good sleep.
"Just like the staff, the worst they've suffered is mosquito bites. They must have had a feast the night we trained in Russia - I am covered in them and have had to use Calamine lotion to take the itch out.
"Other than that, everyone is feeling good. We've trained well and we now prepare for a big match against Aberdeen on Sunday."
McCall will welcome back James McFadden, Iain Vigurs and John Sutton for the clash after the trio were left behind to prevent them aggravating tight muscles.
Lee Hollis will start in goal despite Gunnar Nielsen's penalty-saving debut in Russia.
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