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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

The referee signals the end of the game.

91:57 +1.57

Chris Millar restarts play with the free kick.

91:42 +1.42

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

89:46

Lee Hollis restarts play with the free kick.

89:31

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

88:37

Alan Mannus crosses the ball in from the free kick.

88:12

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

87:21

Gary Miller has an effort at goal.

85:31

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

85:16

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

83:28

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

83:05

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

81:42

Free kick taken by Gary Miller.

81:20

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

80:07

Nigel Hasselbaink comes on in place of David Wotherspoon.

75:50

The ball is crossed by Gary Miller.

74:35

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

70:52

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

70:46

Steven Anderson restarts play with the free kick.

70:30

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

69:08

David Mackay restarts play with the free kick.

69:02

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

68:31

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

68:15

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

66:05

Gary Miller takes the free kick.

65:43

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

64:09

Steven MacLean is caught offside.

63:44

Free kick taken by David Wotherspoon.

63:06

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

62:55

James Dunne takes the free kick.

62:16

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

60:57

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

59:07

Stevie May goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

55:09

David Wotherspoon crosses the ball in from the free kick.

54:50

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

50:07

James Dunne is ruled offside.

48:05

The referee blows for offside against Zaine Francis-Angol.

46:53

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

46:19

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

The referee starts the second half.

The referee blows for half time.

45:37 +0.37

Free kick taken by Lee Hollis.

45:23 +0.23

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

45:23

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

44:11

Iain Vigurs takes the free kick.

42:33

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

42:20

David Mackay takes the free kick.

41:46

Brian Easton crosses the ball in from the free kick.

41:35

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

38:20

Lee Hollis takes the free kick.

38:04

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

36:59

Free kick taken by Steven Hammell.

36:24

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

35:44

David Mackay goes into the book.

34:01

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

33:44

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

31:08

The referee blows for offside against James McFadden.

30:03

Iain Vigurs takes the free kick.

29:43

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

28:31

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

28:02

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

26:07

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

25:06

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

24:06

Iain Vigurs restarts play with the free kick.

23:53

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

22:29

Free kick taken by Brian Easton.

22:14

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

20:26

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

19:27

Stevie May is ruled offside.

18:36

Lee Hollis takes the free kick.

18:20

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

16:57

David Mackay makes a clearance.

16:39

Shot by Iain Vigurs.

15:21

David Wotherspoon takes the free kick.

14:58

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

14:39

Alan Mannus takes the free kick.

14:20

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

13:40

Lee Hollis takes the free kick.

13:21

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

12:28

Alan Mannus restarts play with the free kick.

11:48

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

10:54

Shot by Stevie May went wide left of the target.

8:39

Shot by James McFadden. Alan Mannus safely holds on.

7:23

Free kick taken by Iain Vigurs.

6:48

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

6:24

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

6:04

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

3:57

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

3:42

Free kick taken by Gary Miller.

3:17

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

2:36

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

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