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  • Date:15 Jan 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Fir Park Stadium
  • Attendance:3,728
Goal!

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88:06

Eric Odhiambo replaces Adam Rooney.

85:14

Steve Jennings challenges Shane Sutherland unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Graeme Shinnie.

84:34

The official flags Steven Meechan offside. Ryan Esson takes the free kick.

83:54

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Graeme Shinnie by Esteban Casagolda. Graeme Shinnie takes the free kick.

83:08

Steven Meechan takes a shot from 35 yards clearing the goal.

81:51

Stevie Hammell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shane Sutherland. Graeme Shinnie delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance by Tom Hateley.

80:44

Dani Sanchez is brought on as a substitute for Russell Duncan. Graeme Shinnie is penalised for a handball. Tom Hateley restarts play with the free kick.

80:00

Esteban Casagolda replaces Ross Forbes.

78:53

John Sutton is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Esson.

78:31

Effort on goal by Richie Foran from 25 yards. Save made by Darren Randolph.

75:29

Effort from the edge of the area by Richie Foran goes wide of the right-hand post.

73:27

Steven Meechan joins the action as a substitute, replacing Keith Lasley.

72:24

Jamie Murphy has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

71:41

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nick Ross by Tom Hateley. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Esson.

71:11

Corner taken by Chris Humphrey from the left by-line played to the near post, Grant Munro manages to make a clearance.

70:29

Corner taken right-footed by Chris Humphrey to the near post, Russell Duncan manages to make a clearance.

69:02

Russell Duncan is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Chris Humphrey fouled by Russell Duncan, the ref awards a free kick. Ross Forbes crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Richie Foran makes a clearance.

68:05

Stephen Craigan receives a yellow card. Unfair challenge on Shane Sutherland by Stephen Craigan results in a free kick. Stuart Duff crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Ross Forbes manages to make a clearance.

65:31

Foul by Shaun Hutchinson on Richie Foran, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Graeme Shinnie.

64:58

Jamie Murphy produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.

61:49

Unfair challenge on Nick Ross by Stevie Hammell results in a free kick. Stuart Duff takes the free kick.

58:06

Stephen Craigan challenges Adam Rooney unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stuart Duff takes the free kick.

53:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stevie Hammell by Shane Sutherland. Free kick crossed right-footed by Tom Hateley, save by Ryan Esson.

52:41

Foul by Ross Tokely on Jamie Murphy, free kick awarded. Tom Hateley takes the direct free kick.

51:38

Shot by Jamie Murphy. Save made by Ryan Esson.

49:18

Chris Innes challenges John Sutton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stevie Hammell takes the direct free kick.

47:13

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Grant Munro by John Sutton. Grant Munro takes the direct free kick.

45:55

The assistant referee flags for offside against Adam Rooney. Darren Randolph takes the free kick.

43:01

Handball by Richie Foran. Darren Randolph takes the direct free kick.

42:43

Foul by John Sutton on Russell Duncan, free kick awarded. Grant Munro takes the direct free kick.

39:24

Unfair challenge on Stevie Hammell by Shane Sutherland results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stevie Hammell.

37:38

Ross Tokely has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.

34:20

Chris Innes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Sutton. Ross Forbes takes the free kick.

34:03

Shot by Adam Rooney. Save by Darren Randolph.

32:48

Shot from 20 yards by Shane Sutherland. Save by Darren Randolph.

32:14

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Graeme Shinnie, Shaun Hutchinson makes a clearance.

31:56

Adam Rooney has a volleyed shot. Darren Randolph makes a save.

30:29

Keith Lasley is penalised for a handball. Free kick crossed right-footed by Graeme Shinnie, Tom Hateley manages to make a clearance.

29:42

Corner taken left-footed by Graeme Shinnie from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Shaun Hutchinson.

26:31

Unfair challenge on Shaun Hutchinson by Adam Rooney results in a free kick. Shaun Hutchinson restarts play with the free kick.

24:04

Corner from the right by-line taken by Ross Forbes, Grant Munro manages to make a clearance.

20:58

Inswinging corner taken by Graeme Shinnie from the right by-line played to the near post, save by Darren Randolph.

16:23

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Graeme Shinnie from the right by-line, clearance made by Shaun Hutchinson.

15:49

Inswinging corner taken by Graeme Shinnie from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by John Sutton.

14:09

Unfair challenge on Jamie Murphy by Chris Innes results in a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Ross Forbes from the free kick, blocked by Ryan Esson.

8:55

Adam Rooney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen Craigan. Free kick taken by Steve Jennings.

8:19

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stuart Duff by Keith Lasley. Stuart Duff restarts play with the free kick.

6:40

Ross Forbes challenges Russell Duncan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Grant Munro takes the direct free kick.

5:45

Unfair challenge on Nick Ross by Shaun Hutchinson results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Grant Munro.

2:23

Corner taken left-footed by Ross Forbes from the right by-line to the near post, Grant Munro makes a clearance.

0:55

Ross Tokely gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie Murphy. Free kick crossed by Tom Hateley, Ross Tokely manages to make a clearance.

0:25

Richie Foran challenges John Sutton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tom Hateley.

The game kicks-off.

The first half comes to an end.

The second half has started.

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

Match Preview

Our plans haven`t changed - McCall Motherwell manager Stuart McCall insists his January transfer plans have not been derailed by Nick Blackman`s decision to join Aberdeen. McCall last week stated he had been told by Blackman`s agent and Blackburn manager Steve Kean that the 21-year-old would re-sign for Motherwell if he came back to Scotland on loan. But he opted to join former Well boss Craig Brown at Pittodrie after netting 10 goals under the veteran manager during his five-month loan spell this term. However, McCall said: "I'm not too sore about Nick and his decision. Over the last 10 days or so I have had an idea that he wouldn't be coming back, so we have tried to look at different options. "He said after the Hamilton game that if he returned to Scotland he would love it to be with Motherwell because he was settled here, but I think he and his agent were hopeful he would stay in England. "I spoke to his agent yesterday and it sounded like even he was surprised with the decision. "Craig Brown and Steve Kean are very close and I can understand why it has happened. "Hopefully by the beginning of next season we will get someone in who can be just as good as Nick, if not better." McCall, who will enjoy his home debut when Motherwell host Inverness in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League, is on the hunt for a striker and a left winger after losing Blackman, Alan Gow and Marc Fitzpatrick. "Three players have left recently, so that frees up a little bit of money in the kitty to bring in new players, which we hope to do next week," McCall said. McCall could lose another player after Sheffield Wednesday had a bid rejected for defender Mark Reynolds, whose contract expires in the summer. "There hasn't been another offer for Mark since the limited offer we received about a week or so ago," the former Bradford boss said. "I know the lad has missed out on a couple of deals in the past, but unless the right offer comes in I don't think it is a good move to let him go. "I've been looking at players I think could come in and fill Mark's boots, and two have just gone to Championship clubs - we just can't compete with that. "I would like Mark Reynolds to stay, try and get to a cup final and go out on a real high. "He's a top player and a great lad and I want the best for him because he has been a great servant to Motherwell Football Club. "The worst thing that could happen would be for us to lose him late on in the transfer window, leaving us no time to replace him with a player of similar quality, but I understand the position of the club." Motherwell have an unchanged squad for the game. Steven Saunders remains on the sidelines with a hamstring injury. McCall will have to turn to youth to change the team that lost at Dundee United, where the only substitute aged over 20 was Esteban Casagolda. Meanwhile, veteran defender Chris Innes hopes Inverness can kick-start another unbeaten away run at Motherwell. Caley Thistle lost away from home in the league for the first time since November 2009 at St Johnstone on January 2. But Terry Butcher's men bounced back from the setback with a 2-0 Scottish Cup win over Elgin last weekend, ending a winless run of six games. Innes is aiming for Inverness to claim a second successive win as they return to Clydesdale Bank Premier League action at Fir Park. "We were going extremely well and riding the crest of a wave," he said. "Most teams have a blip in the season and hopefully that's ours done and dusted. "Confidence is back up - not that it was ever really a great issue, we still believed in what we were doing and how we were doing it. "But you have these wee spells and it's testament to the character of the club, the boys in the team and the management to bounce back from this. "Obviously we're hoping to continue that at Motherwell." David Proctor is to return to the Inverness squad following a knee injury. Dani Sanchez is pushing for a start after scoring one and making the other in last weekend's 2-0 Scottish Cup over Elgin, but Jonny Hayes, Gavin Morrison, Kenny Gillet and Kevin McCann remain out. McCann is recovering from knee surgery but Butcher may seek to extend the defender's loan from Hibernian, which ends on Sunday.

Formation:442Manager: Stuart McCall

Motherwell

Formation: 442Manager: Terry Butcher

Inverness CT

  • Darren Randolph
  • Tom Hateley
  • Shaun Hutchinson
  • Stephen Craigan
  • Stevie Hammell
  • Chris Humphrey
  • Steve Jennings
  • Keith Lasley
  • Ross Forbes
  • Jamie Murphy
  • John Sutton
  • SUBS
  • Lee Hollis
  • Robert McHugh
  • Jonathan Page
  • Angelis Charalambous
  • Esteban Casagolda
  • Steven Meechan
  • Jamie Pollock

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Match Report

McCall makes his point Stuart McCall had to settle for one Clydesdale Bank Premier League point on his Fir Park debut as Motherwell manager but had the bonus of a clean sheet following a 0-0 draw with Inverness, despite losing Sheffield Wednesday-bound Mark Reynolds. With Reynolds in Sheffield discussing a move after Wednesday had a second bid accepted for the defender, Shaun Hutchinson stepped up for an impressive first start for 13 months. Motherwell needed some excellent first-half saves from Darren Randolph to ensure the shut-out, but they had the better of the second period without working Inverness goalkeeper Ryan Esson. The half-time shift in power was entirely predictable given the fierce wind which, accompanied by a steady downpour rain and a heavy pitch, were a perfect advertisement for a winter break as the SPL clubs prepare to discuss changes to the calendar and league structure on Monday. With Nick Blackman, Alan Gow and Marc Fitzpatrick having left already this month, McCall was left with just eight players over the age of 21 but his side kept the third clean sheet in his four games as he prepares to rebuild. Motherwell started off playing into the wind and were gradually pushed back during a quiet opening half hour with several inswinging corners from Graeme Shinnie causing some problems. The hosts had a narrow escape in the 31st minute when Ross Forbes stopped Shinnie's cross with both hands in front of his face right on the edge of the box. Referee Euan Norris gave a free-kick with some degree of uncertainty as the visitors claimed for a penalty. Inverness soon created the first clear chance when Richie Foran knocked the ball through for Adam Rooney. The striker took the shot quickly but it bounced into the ground and up, allowing Randolph to make an impressive flying save. Motherwell struggled to clear the resulting corner and Randolph saved well from close range from Rooney, who looked suspiciously offside, before blocking Shinnie's powerful follow-up. The hosts had a penalty appeal rejected when they accused Foran of handball and they survived until half-time. Jamie Murphy got Motherwell's first shot on goal in the 52nd minute after turning inside well and firing a long-range effort that was held by Esson. Motherwell were now enjoying the territorial advantage and Chris Humphrey almost cut the visitors open when he got beyond Shinnie and pulled the ball across the face of goal, but Ross Tokely cleared. Murphy was next to threaten when he turned Chris Innes brilliantly on the left flank and burst towards the penalty area, but dragged his shot wide of the near post. Another Humphrey cross caused panic but Ross Forbes could not get a strong enough connection to convert at the back post. John Sutton then played Murphy through but the angle was tight and the ball would not fall kindly for the striker, who shot wide. Motherwell lost Keith Lasley in the 75th minute to what looked like a hamstring injury with 19-year-old Steven Meechan coming on. Hutchinson made his first mistake made when he failed to control a difficult Forbes pass, to allow Foran a clear run on goal, but the former Motherwell striker shot just wide with only Randolph to beat. Foran saw a shot saved from further out but Motherwell continued to look the more likely team to notch a winner and McCall brought on striker Esteban Casasgolda for midfielder Forbes. Inverness also went for the three points by bringing on Dani Sanchez and Eric Odhiambo but neither side could carve out a late opportunity.

Form Guide

    DLLLDL
  • Motherwell
  • VS
  • Inverness CT
  • DDDLLL

Last Meetings

  • Inverness CT
  • 1 - 2
  • Motherwell
  • 06/11/2010
  • Motherwell
  • 2 - 2
  • Inverness CT
  • 13/05/2009
  • Inverness CT
  • 1 - 2
  • Motherwell
  • 28/02/2009
  • Motherwell
  • 3 - 2
  • Inverness CT
  • 27/12/2008
  • Inverness CT
  • 1 - 2
  • Motherwell
  • 25/10/2008
  • Motherwell
  • 3 - 1
  • Inverness CT
  • 20/02/2008

Top Scorers

Motherwell

  • J Sutton 4
  • J Murphy 2
  • K Lasley 1
  • A Gow 1
  • C Humphrey 1

Inverness CT

  • A Rooney 6
  • J Hayes 5
  • E Odhiambo 4
  • G Munro 3
  • R Foran 3
  • R Duncan 1
  • S Duff 1
  • K McCann 1
  • L Cox 1

Goals

Motherwell

    • Total goals 49
    • Goals per game 24
  • 4 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Inverness CT

    • Total goals 55
    • Goals per game 30
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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