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The referee ends the match.
Jonny Hayes takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.
Russell Anderson grabs a goal with a left foot finish. Motherwell 2-2 Aberdeen.Assist on the goal came from Andrew Considine.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Niall McGinn.
Zaine Francis-Angol gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Shaughnessy.
(Motherwell) makes a substitution, with Jack Leitch coming on for Lionel Ainsworth.
Jamie Langfield takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Keith Lasley on Willo Flood.
Free kick taken by Gunnar Nielsen.
Foul by Niall McGinn on Shaun Hutchinson, free kick awarded.
Jonny Hayes restarts play with the free kick.
Stuart Carswell concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Considine.
Foul by John Sutton on Russell Anderson, free kick awarded.
Steven Hammell fouled by Peter Pawlett, the ref awards a free kick.
Free kick taken by Willo Flood.
Unfair challenge on Willo Flood by Keith Lasley results in a free kick.
Adam Rooney takes a shot and cleared the crossbar.
Zaine Francis-Angol grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Motherwell 2-1 Aberdeen.Henri Anier provided the assist for the goal.
Henri Anier is brought on as a substitute for James McFadden.
Adam Rooney grabs a goal with a headed effort. Motherwell 1-1 Aberdeen.The assist for the goal came from Niall McGinn.
Corner taken by Niall McGinn from the left by-line.
Nicky Low joins the action as a substitute, replacing Barry Robson.
Adam Rooney is flagged offside by the assistant referee.
Adam Rooney fouled by Shaun Hutchinson, the ref awards a free kick.
Shot by Niall McGinn.
Lionel Ainsworth takes a shot and cleared the crossbar.
Paul Lawson is brought on as a substitute for Fraser Kerr.
Free kick taken by Shaun Hutchinson.
Booking for Adam Rooney for dissent.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stuart Carswell by Barry Robson.
Jamie Langfield restarts play with the free kick.
James McFadden is caught offside.
Shot by Lionel Ainsworth missed to the left of goal.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Niall McGinn.
Stephen McManus scores with a header. Motherwell 1-0 Aberdeen.Assist on the goal came from Lionel Ainsworth.
The match restarts for the second half.
The ref blows to signal half-time.
Corner taken by Barry Robson.
Corner taken by Lionel Ainsworth.
Adam Rooney takes a shot and went wide of the right hand upright.
Free kick crossed by Niall McGinn.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonny Hayes by Fraser Kerr.
The ball is delivered by Jonny Hayes.
Free kick taken by Stephen McManus.
Unfair challenge on Stephen McManus by Adam Rooney results in a free kick.
The official flags James McFadden offside.
Foul by Barry Robson on Keith Lasley, free kick awarded.
Unfair challenge on Willo Flood by James McFadden results in a free kick.
Header by Zaine Francis-Angol goes to the left of the goal.
Steven Hammell fouled by Niall McGinn, the ref awards a free kick.
Shot by John Sutton went wide of the left-hand upright.
Willo Flood restarts play with the free kick.
Russell Anderson fouled by Keith Lasley, the ref awards a free kick.
Russell Anderson restarts play with the free kick.
Keith Lasley concedes a free kick for a foul on Willo Flood.
Shot by Peter Pawlett missed to the left of goal.
Adam Rooney challenges Shaun Hutchinson unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Free kick taken by Steven Hammell.
Barry Robson concedes a free kick for a foul on James McFadden.
The offside flag is raised against John Sutton.
Barry Robson crosses the ball in from the free kick.
(Aberdeen) makes a substitution, with Peter Pawlett coming on for Ryan Jack.
Booking for Shaun Hutchinson for unsporting behaviour.
Foul by Shaun Hutchinson on Ryan Jack, free kick awarded.
Free kick taken by Russell Anderson.
Stephen McManus gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Rooney.
Unfair challenge on Shaun Hutchinson by Adam Rooney results in a free kick.
Adam Rooney has an effort at goal.
Free kick taken by Jamie Langfield.
Russell Anderson fouled by Shaun Hutchinson, the ref awards a free kick.
Joe Shaughnessy is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick.
Free kick crossed by Barry Robson.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Fraser Kerr on Jonny Hayes.
The match has kicked off.
All's Well for Sutton
Motherwell striker John Sutton feels familiarity has bred the goalscoring spree that gives Stuart McCall's side the chance to move second in the Scottish Premiership on Saturday.
Before last weekend's 3-0 defeat at Celtic Park, Motherwell had scored 16 goals in six consecutive victories and they can leapfrog Aberdeen if they beat the Dons at Fir Park.
Motherwell had a negative goal difference before that winning run and Sutton feels they finally clicked in December.
"There were a lot of new players and people run into form and out of form a little bit," said Sutton, who has scored 11 goals after returning from Hearts in the summer.
"But getting to know each other's game has certainly helped and hopefully that will put us in good stead for the future.
"We were all disappointed with the Celtic game. Obviously they are a good team but, with the run we were on, we would have liked to have done a little bit better. Hopefully we can put it right this Saturday.
"But the manner of the victories in the winning run was pleasing. There were a few games where we won by three or four and they were a lot more convincing than what we were doing earlier in the season.
"So I think everyone at the club is going into the game with a bit of confidence. It's a really good game to look forward to because I'm sure Aberdeen will bring a good crowd down and we are in front of our home support."
Like Sutton and fellow striker Henri Anier, versatile forward player James McFadden and wide men Iain Vigurs and Lionel Ainsworth were all on target and on form during that winning run.
"I think over that period all our forward players have played pretty well, whether it be Faddy, Henri, Lionel or Vigs," Sutton said.
"We have certainly started creating a bit more and scoring more goals. Earlier in the season we were grinding out results whereas recently we have created more clear-cut chances.
"But it's always a difficult one against Aberdeen. Derek McInnes's teams have always been very well-organised and it's a challenge for us to try to carve them open."
Motherwell have an unchanged squad for the Scottish Premiership top-three clash.
Simon Ramsden (knee), Lee Hollis (ankle) and Lee Erwin (knee) remain on the sidelines.
Fraser Kerr is pushing for a start after making his comeback from a hamstring injury from the bench at Celtic Park last weekend, while under-20s midfielder Dom Thomas could join the squad.
New signing Adam Rooney will go straight into the Aberdeen squad as they travel to Motherwell hoping to extend their lead over the Steelmen in second place.
The former Inverness striker has returned to Scotland following his release by Oldham and his first job as a Dons player will be to hold off the Fir Park outfit as they look to bridge a one-point gap separating the sides.
Boss Derek McInnes' only absentee is left-back Clark Robertson (knee).
McInnes has told his players he wants to see their fighting spirit as they look to stretch their narrow lead over Motherwell.
The Dons currently sit second in the Scottish Premiership, just a point ahead of Stuart McCall's Steelmen having played a game more.
They missed the chance to extended that advantage last week as they lost 1-0 at home to Inverness while the Fir Park side were losing 3-0 at Celtic.
Now McInnes has ordered his troops to prove their mettle when they take on their rivals in Lanarkshire on Saturday.
He told RedTV: "It's another very important game and whenever we've had a disappointing result, as we did last week, it's crucial we show that resilience to come back fighting again and get back to winning ways.
"To do that we will need a strong performance against Motherwell. They beat us here not so long ago so I don't think there will be any real surprises when we look at each other. We will know their team, they will know ours, and we also know what we are going to get is a really competitive match. It's a match that's very important."
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