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  • Date:03 May 2014
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Fir Park Stadium
  • Attendance:7,201
  • Ainsworth (20) McManus (35)
  • Mackay (26)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92mins

The referee signals the end of the game.

92mins

Chris Millar restarts play with the free kick.

92mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Shaun Hutchinson on Nigel Hasselbaink.

90mins

Lee Hollis restarts play with the free kick.

90mins

Stevie May is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick.

89mins

Alan Mannus crosses the ball in from the free kick.

89mins

John Sutton concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Miller.

88mins

Gary Miller has an effort at goal.

86mins

Iain Vigurs fouled by Chris Millar, the ref awards a free kick.

86mins

(St Johnstone) makes a substitution, with Gary McDonald coming on for James Dunne.

84mins

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

84mins

Henri Anier has an effort at goal. Steven Anderson gets a block in.

82mins

Free kick taken by Gary Miller.

82mins

Fraser Kerr concedes a free kick for a foul on David Mackay.

81mins

Nigel Hasselbaink comes on in place of David Wotherspoon.

76mins

The ball is crossed by Gary Miller.

75mins

Fraser Kerr is brought on as a substitute for Lionel Ainsworth.

71mins

Henri Anier concedes a free kick for a foul on David Mackay.

71mins

Steven Anderson restarts play with the free kick.

71mins

Henri Anier challenges Brian Easton unfairly and gives away a free kick.

70mins

David Mackay restarts play with the free kick.

70mins

James McFadden leaves the field to be replaced by Henri Anier.

69mins

Foul by John Sutton on Steven Anderson, free kick awarded.

69mins

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

67mins

Gary Miller takes the free kick.

66mins

Foul by Stephen McManus on David Wotherspoon, free kick awarded.

65mins

Steven MacLean is caught offside.

64mins

Free kick taken by David Wotherspoon.

64mins

Stevie May fouled by Shaun Hutchinson, the ref awards a free kick.

63mins

James Dunne takes the free kick.

63mins

Zaine Francis-Angol challenges David Wotherspoon unfairly and gives away a free kick.

61mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Reid on Steve Banks.

60mins

Stevie May goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

56mins

David Wotherspoon crosses the ball in from the free kick.

55mins

Unfair challenge on Michael O'Halloran by Zaine Francis-Angol results in a free kick.

51mins

James Dunne is ruled offside.

49mins

The referee blows for offside against Zaine Francis-Angol.

47mins

John Sutton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Mackay.

47mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shaun Hutchinson by David Wotherspoon.

46mins

The referee starts the second half.

46mins

The referee blows for half time.

46mins

Free kick taken by Lee Hollis.

46mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven MacLean on Steven Hammell.

46mins

Michael O'Halloran takes a shot and goes over the bar.

45mins

Iain Vigurs takes the free kick.

43mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Sutton by Brian Easton.

43mins

David Mackay takes the free kick.

42mins

Brian Easton crosses the ball in from the free kick.

42mins

Unfair challenge on Stevie May by Craig Reid results in a free kick.

39mins

Lee Hollis takes the free kick.

39mins

Stephen McManus fouled by Stevie May, the ref awards a free kick.

37mins

Free kick taken by Steven Hammell.

37mins

David Wotherspoon challenges Keith Lasley unfairly and gives away a free kick.

36mins

David Mackay goes into the book.

35mins

Iain Vigurs crosses the ball in from the free kick. Stephen McManus grabs a goal with a headed effort. Motherwell 2-1 St Johnstone.

34mins

Foul by James Dunne on James McFadden, free kick awarded.

32mins

The referee blows for offside against James McFadden.

31mins

Iain Vigurs takes the free kick.

30mins

Unfair challenge on James McFadden by Steven Anderson results in a free kick.

29mins

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

29mins

John Sutton takes a shot. Alan Mannus parries the ball away.

27mins

Corner taken by David Wotherspoon. David Mackay scores with a header. Motherwell 1-1 St Johnstone.

26mins

Keith Lasley challenges Stevie May unfairly and gives away a free kick.

25mins

Iain Vigurs restarts play with the free kick.

24mins

Steven MacLean concedes a free kick for a foul on Iain Vigurs.

23mins

Free kick taken by Brian Easton.

23mins

Foul by Iain Vigurs on James Dunne, free kick awarded.

21mins

Lionel Ainsworth slots the ball right footed into the goal. Motherwell 1-0 St Johnstone.Assist by James McFadden.

20mins

Stevie May is ruled offside.

19mins

Lee Hollis takes the free kick.

19mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven MacLean on Lionel Ainsworth.

17mins

David Mackay makes a clearance.

17mins

Shot by Iain Vigurs.

16mins

David Wotherspoon takes the free kick.

15mins

Shaun Hutchinson challenges Stevie May unfairly and gives away a free kick.

15mins

Alan Mannus takes the free kick.

15mins

Gary Miller fouled by Zaine Francis-Angol, the ref awards a free kick.

14mins

Lee Hollis takes the free kick.

14mins

Michael O'Halloran challenges Craig Reid unfairly and gives away a free kick.

13mins

Alan Mannus restarts play with the free kick.

12mins

Foul by James McFadden on David Mackay, free kick awarded.

11mins

Shot by Stevie May went wide left of the target.

9mins

Shot by James McFadden. Alan Mannus safely holds on.

8mins

Free kick taken by Iain Vigurs.

7mins

Steven Anderson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Sutton.

7mins

Steven Anderson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Iain Vigurs.

7mins

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

4mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Iain Vigurs by Michael O'Halloran.

4mins

Free kick taken by Gary Miller.

4mins

Stephen McManus concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven MacLean.

3mins

Shot by Keith Lasley cleared the crossbar.

The referee gets the match started.

Match Preview

McCall wants determination Motherwell manager Stuart McCall has urged his players to show belief that they can repeat three victories that could clinch second place in the Scottish Premiership. The Lanarkshire side are four points off Aberdeen but, with the Dons facing tough trips to Celtic Park and Tannadice, Motherwell know that consecutive home wins over St Johnstone and Inverness could set them up for a final-day decider at Pittodrie. McCall said: "We are not going to ask them to do anything we have not done before. We beat St Johnstone out here 4-0 and played really well. "We then play Inverness, we beat them here and played well, and we have also been to Pittodrie and won this season. "It's a big ask to win them all but it's not beyond the realms of possibility. We have to take it a game at a time and whoever goes out there on Saturday will go out there determined to get three points." McCall knows there is no chance of Saints slacking off ahead of their William Hill Scottish Cup final date with Dundee United. The Perth side are unbeaten in seven games and have taken 10 points from their last four away matches. "We're against the in-form side in St Johnstone," said McCall, whose side lost 5-1 at Tannadice last weekend. "Everyone is in there playing for cup final places. "The likes of (Sean) Dillon and (Ryan) Dow, who are sort of on the fringes for United, those two were probably United's best players in a really good team performance. "So I'm sure St Johnstone will have lads who are maybe not sure they will be in the cup final side who will be desperate to play for a place. "It won't be a case of them taking their foot off the gas - they have proved that in the last few weeks." Motherwell have an unchanged squad. James McFadden could come into the team after staying on the bench at Tannadice last week having recovered from a hamstring injury. Midfielders Paul Lawson (Achilles) and Stuart Carswell (knee) and defender Simon Ramsden (knee) remain on the sidelines following surgery. St Johnstone goalkeeper Alan Mannus is looking to keep their recent form going at a ground which hosted one of his most difficult afternoons between the posts. Saints travel to Fir Park looking to atone for a 4-0 defeat on New Year's Day, although they have comfortably beaten Motherwell twice at home this season. Saints have taken 10 Scottish Premiership points from their last four away games, more than they had done in the previous 13, and Mannus wants to make amends. "They hammered us, it wasn't a good day for us at all," the Northern Ireland international said. "To concede so many goals and be dominated so much, it was probably as one-sided a game as I have been involved in. "So hopefully we can put in a better performance. We have been doing well recently and we need to keep that run going. "It gives confidence and it's good to be in a routine where you are playing well and getting results. "Motherwell are a top team, up there fighting for second place as well, so it will be a strong test for us. We have shown we can do well against them at home but we need to do it away now." Saints' form is coming at the right time - they are unbeaten in seven games with three weeks left until their William Hill Scottish Cup final against Dundee United. But Mannus said: "I haven't really thought about the final and I'm sure the other players haven't. I haven't thought past Saturday because it's important to do well for lots of reasons - to get as many points as we can and finish as high up the league as possible." The former Shamrock Rovers and Linfield player has had practice at shutting out thoughts of upcoming finals during his time in his home island. However, he said: "People here don't really care too much about what I've done over there, or what anyone has done in Ireland and Northern Ireland. "From my point of view, I have been in that position I guess before, and that's all we did then as well, always kept looking at each game as it came along, and not bother too much about a game two weeks down the line until we get there." St Johnstone welcome Gary McDonald and Michael O'Halloran back into the fold. McDonald has been out for several weeks with a knee injury while O'Halloran missed last weekend's 1-1 draw with Aberdeen. Long-term injury victims Tam Scobbie (ankle) and Murray Davidson (knee) remain out.

Formation:442Manager: Stuart McCall

Motherwell

Formation: 442Manager: Tommy Wright

St Johnstone

  • Lee Hollis
  • Craig Reid
  • Shaun Hutchinson
  • Stephen McManus
  • Steven Hammell
  • Lionel Ainsworth
  • Keith Lasley
  • Iain Vigurs
  • Zaine Francis-Angol
  • John Sutton
  • James McFadden
  • SUBS
  • Gunnar Nielsen
  • Fraser Kerr
  • Craig Moore
  • Euan Murray
  • Henri Anier
  • Jack Leitch
  • Dominic Thomas

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WLWLDL
  • Motherwell
  • VS
  • St Johnstone
  • WWDWWD

Last Meetings

  • St Johnstone
  • 3 - 0
  • Motherwell
  • 25/02/2014
  • Motherwell
  • 4 - 0
  • St Johnstone
  • 01/01/2014
  • 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

Top Scorers

Motherwell

  • J Sutton 20
  • L Ainsworth 10
  • H Anier 9
  • J McFadden 4
  • I Vigurs 4
  • S McManus 3
  • Z Francis-Angol 3
  • K Lasley 2
  • S Hutchinson 1
  • C Moore 1

St Johnstone

  • S May 16
  • S MacLean 8
  • N Hasselbaink 5
  • D Mackay 2
  • S Anderson 2
  • G Miller 1
  • F Wright 1
  • D Wotherspoon 1
  • M Davidson 1

Goals

Motherwell

    • Total goals 117
    • Goals per game 59
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 9 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 9 (For) 9 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 11 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 8 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 10 (For) 11 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

St Johnstone

    • Total goals 102
    • Goals per game 44
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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