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  • Date:01 Jan 2014
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Fir Park Stadium
  • Attendance:3,763
  • Sutton (21) Sutton (21)
    Vigurs (48) Ainsworth (72)
    McFadden (86)
Goal!

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The match has reached full-time.

90:38 +0.38

Shot by Craig Moore missed to the left of the target.

86:30

James McFadden slots the ball right footed into the goal. Motherwell 4-0 St Johnstone.

84:57

Corner taken by Gwion Edwards.

83:56

Chris Millar comes on in place of Gary McDonald.

83:42

Keith Lasley leaves the field to be replaced by Paul Lawson.

82:48

Nigel Hasselbaink restarts play with the free kick.

82:42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nigel Hasselbaink by Simon Ramsden.

81:49

James McFadden comes on in place of John Sutton.

81:06

Craig Moore takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Alan Mannus catches the ball.

80:15

Frazer Wright challenges Craig Moore unfairly and gives away a free kick.

78:11

Shaun Hutchinson takes the free kick.

77:50

Murray Davidson goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

77:46

Murray Davidson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Keith Lasley.

75:22

Henri Anier leaves the field to be replaced by Craig Moore.

74:44

David Mackay produces a cross.

73:43

Lionel Ainsworth takes a weak shot and went wide right of the net.

72:01

Lionel Ainsworth scores with a right foot finish. Motherwell 3-0 St Johnstone.

71:27

Free kick crossed by Iain Vigurs.

71:07

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Keith Lasley by Gwion Edwards.

70:30

Corner taken by Tom Scobbie.

70:06

Nigel Hasselbaink takes a shot.

67:56

Scott Brown leaves the field to be replaced by Rory Fallon.

66:45

Tom Scobbie crosses the ball in from the free kick.

65:58

Steven Hammell concedes a free kick for a foul on Gwion Edwards.

64:53

Stuart Carswell makes a clearance.

64:45

Corner taken by Gwion Edwards from the left by-line.

63:09

Corner taken by John Sutton from the left by-line.

61:46

Corner from the left by-line taken by Gwion Edwards.

58:38

Nigel Hasselbaink joins the action as a substitute, replacing David Wotherspoon.

57:05

Keith Lasley restarts play with the free kick.

56:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Brown on John Sutton.

53:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by Simon Ramsden on Gwion Edwards.

52:08

Dan Twardzik takes the free kick.

52:06

The official flags Gary McDonald offside.

50:38

Alan Mannus takes the free kick.

50:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Murray Davidson by Stuart Carswell.

48:33

Iain Vigurs scores with their left foot. Motherwell 2-0 St Johnstone.

48:19

Lionel Ainsworth takes a shot.

The referee blows the whistle to start the second half.

The referee calls an end to the first half.

44:30

Murray Davidson takes a shot and cleared the net.

43:08

John Sutton makes a clearance.

43:04

Tom Scobbie restarts play with the free kick.

42:52

Scott Brown fouled by Henri Anier, the ref awards a free kick.

40:51

Dan Twardzik takes the free kick.

37:27

Alan Mannus restarts play with the free kick.

37:17

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Anderson by John Sutton.

34:59

Free kick taken by Dan Twardzik.

34:19

Shaun Hutchinson manages to make a clearance.

34:16

Corner taken by David Wotherspoon.

33:51

David Wotherspoon has an effort at goal.

32:03

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

30:53

Free kick taken by Keith Lasley.

30:30

Free kick awarded for a foul by Frazer Wright on John Sutton.

28:16

Corner taken by Lionel Ainsworth from the right by-line.

27:56

Corner from the right by-line taken by Lionel Ainsworth.

27:31

Stuart Carswell has an effort at goal. Shot by Lionel Ainsworth. Alan Mannus parries the ball away.

26:34

Shot by Stevie May.

22:28

Dan Twardzik restarts play with the free kick.

21:37

Shot by David Wotherspoon. Dan Twardzik parries the ball away.

21:07

John Sutton grabs a goal with a headed effort. Motherwell 1-0 St Johnstone.

20:54

The ball is crossed by Iain Vigurs.

19:32

Keith Lasley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Murray Davidson.

18:19

Unfair challenge on Tom Scobbie by Henri Anier results in a free kick.

17:08

Gwion Edwards takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

16:34

David Mackay takes a shot and bounced off the bar.

8:19

Tom Scobbie restarts play with the free kick.

8:14

Keith Lasley concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Brown.

5:01

Shaun Hutchinson takes a shot. A parry by Alan Mannus prevents the goal.

3:45

Corner from the right by-line taken by Lionel Ainsworth.

2:21

Shot by John Sutton went over the bar.

The match begins.

Match Preview

Hutchinson back for Well Motherwell are boosted by the return of Shaun Hutchinson for their Scottish Premiership game against St Johnstone. The defender missed the weekend win over Partick through suspension but is back in contention for the visit of the Perth side. Boss Stuart McCall has no fresh injuries ahead of the New Year's Day clash at Fir Park. James McFadden has set his sights on rediscovering his top form in the second half of the season after making a triumphant return to action for Motherwell. The forward was recalled to the starting line-up at the weekend for the first time since a shock William Hill Scottish Cup exit to Albion Rovers on November 30. And the Scotland international made the most of the opportunity by helping himself to a goal, and setting up another, as the Steelmen claimed an emphatic 5-1 victory over Partick Thistle. McFadden said: "I've got to take small steps and hopefully get back to what I know I'm capable of. "It was good to be involved and to play in what was a good game for us. "Hopefully I can kick on and make the most of it. "I felt better, it's the best I've felt this season, to get a goal and have a hand in another goal. "I enjoyed it. I think that's the main thing, I had fun playing in the game. It's something I've not done for a while. "I've been waiting for my chance to get involved again and I was delighted just to be playing. I was also happy with the result. "Like any player, you are not going to be delighted not to be playing but the team has been playing well. "It's part of the game, you have to wait for your chance and grab it when it comes." St Johnstone midfielder Patrick Cregg starts a two-game ban. The Irishman was handed the punishment after he failed to overturn his red card against Hibernian. Skipper Dave Mackay, meanwhile, remains a doubt after missing the 3-0 win over Dundee United on Sunday with a calf strain. McCall's side were beaten 2-0 when they last met at McDiarmid in October and goalkeeper Alan Mannus is aiming for a repeat display when they meet at Fir Park on Wednesday. "The last time we played Motherwell it was a good performance," he said. "When we are good, we can be very good and there were signs of that against Dundee United and in the second half against Celtic on Boxing Day. "We've kept two clean sheets in our last three games, one of which was against Hibs when were down to 10 men for the majority of the game. "It's important we try and keep that run going and score a few more goals."

Formation:442Manager: Stuart McCall

Motherwell

Formation: 4141Manager: Tommy Wright

St Johnstone

  • Dan Twardzik
  • Simon Ramsden
  • Shaun Hutchinson
  • Stephen McManus
  • Steven Hammell
  • Lionel Ainsworth
  • Keith Lasley
  • Stuart Carswell
  • Iain Vigurs
  • Henri Anier
  • John Sutton
  • SUBS
  • James McFadden
  • Paul Lawson
  • Gunnar Nielsen
  • Adam Cummins
  • Robert McHugh
  • Zaine Francis-Angol
  • Craig Moore

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WLWWWW
  • Motherwell
  • VS
  • St Johnstone
  • WLLDLW

Last Meetings

  • St Johnstone
  • 2 - 0
  • Motherwell
  • 27/10/2013
  • St Johnstone
  • 2 - 0
  • Motherwell
  • 19/05/2013
  • Motherwell
  • 3 - 2
  • St Johnstone
  • 20/01/2013
  • St Johnstone
  • 1 - 3
  • Motherwell
  • 03/11/2012
  • Motherwell
  • 1 - 1
  • St Johnstone
  • 11/08/2012
  • Motherwell
  • 5 - 1
  • St Johnstone
  • 28/04/2012

Top Scorers

Motherwell

  • J Sutton 9
  • H Anier 7
  • L Ainsworth 4
  • K Lasley 1
  • J McFadden 1
  • S McManus 1
  • R McHugh 1
  • S Hutchinson 1
  • Z Francis-Angol 1
  • C Moore 1

St Johnstone

  • S May 9
  • N Hasselbaink 5
  • S MacLean 4
  • D Mackay 2
  • R Fallon 1
  • D Wotherspoon 1

Goals

Motherwell

    • Total goals 52
    • Goals per game 27
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

St Johnstone

    • Total goals 50
    • Goals per game 25
  • (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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