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The assistant referee flags for offside against Niall McGinn. Alan Mannus restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Niall McGinn, clearance by David MacKay.
A cross is delivered by Niall McGinn, Liam Craig gets a block in.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Doughty by Joe Shaughnessy. Booking for Joe Shaughnessy for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by David McCracken.
Johnny Hayes produces a cross.
Unfair challenge on Peter Pawlett by David MacKay results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Robert Milsom, clearance made by Thomas Scobbie.
The ball is crossed by Josh Magennis, save by Alan Mannus.
Effort on goal by Liam Craig from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
Thomas Scobbie replaces Rowan Vine.
Robert Milsom takes a corner.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Robert Milsom.
Robert Milsom takes a shot. Frazer Wright gets a block in.
Niall McGinn delivers the ball, David McCracken manages to make a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Josh Magennis, save made by Alan Mannus.
Robert Milsom is caught offside. Alan Mannus takes the free kick.
Isaac Osbourne leaves the field to be replaced by Robert Milsom.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Liam Craig from the left by-line, save by Jamie Langfield.
Rory Fallon goes off and Peter Pawlett comes on.
Effort on goal by Rory Fallon from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
Unfair challenge on Isaac Osbourne by Michael Doughty results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jamie Langfield.
Foul by Stephen Hughes on Liam Craig, free kick awarded. Stephen Hughes booked for unsporting behaviour. Callum Davidson takes the free kick.
David MacKay fires in a goal from close range high into the middle of the goal. St Johnstone 3-1 Aberdeen.Assist on the goal came from Steven MacLean.
Foul by Gavin Rae on Liam Craig, free kick awarded. Callum Davidson takes the direct free kick.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Liam Craig, Rowan Vine finds the net with a goal from close range high into the middle of the goal. St Johnstone 2-1 Aberdeen.
Scott Vernon goes off and Johnny Hayes comes on.
A cross is delivered by Liam Craig, Joe Shaughnessy manages to make a clearance.
Michael Doughty replaces Nigel Hasselbaink.
Clark Robertson takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.
Gavin Rae challenges Frazer Wright unfairly and gives away a free kick. Callum Davidson restarts play with the free kick.
Niall McGinn has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.
A cross is delivered by Niall McGinn, clearance made by Liam Craig.
Rowan Vine gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Josh Magennis. Free kick taken by Niall McGinn.
Liam Craig produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.
Isaac Osbourne concedes a free kick for a foul on Nigel Hasselbaink. David MacKay takes the direct free kick.
Rowan Vine is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
Header on goal by Gavin Rae from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
Isaac Osbourne challenges Liam Craig unfairly and gives away a free kick. David McCracken takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Liam Craig by Scott Vernon results in a free kick. Patrick Cregg takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken by Stephen Hughes from the right by-line, Frazer Wright makes a clearance.
Scott Vernon takes a shot. Blocked by Frazer Wright.
Scott Vernon is ruled offside. Alan Mannus restarts play with the free kick.
Gregory Tade is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Shaughnessy.
The official flags Niall McGinn offside. Alan Mannus restarts play with the free kick.
Nigel Hasselbaink fouled by Isaac Osbourne, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Callum Davidson.
The ball is delivered by Josh Magennis, A goal is scored by Niall McGinn from inside the penalty area high into the middle of the goal. St Johnstone 1-1 Aberdeen.Assist on the goal came from Josh Magennis.
Unfair challenge on Clark Robertson by Nigel Hasselbaink results in a free kick. Jamie Langfield takes the free kick.
The official flags Gregory Tade offside. Free kick taken by Joe Shaughnessy.
Joe Shaughnessy fouled by Steven MacLean, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jamie Langfield.
A cross is delivered by Liam Craig, comfortable save by Jamie Langfield.
The ball is swung over by Niall McGinn, clearance by Patrick Cregg.
Josh Magennis takes a shot. Blocked by Callum Davidson. Inswinging corner taken by Stephen Hughes from the left by-line, Frazer Wright manages to make a clearance.
Gregory Tade fires in a goal from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. St Johnstone 1-0 Aberdeen.
Doughty ready for Saints debut
St Johnstone have agreed a deal to sign QPR midfielder Michael Doughty on loan.
The 20-year-old arrived in Scotland on Tuesday morning and could feature in Wednesday's Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash against Aberdeen at McDiarmid Park.
Saints manager Steve Lomas said: "QPR have kindly let us have Michael.
"He's a very silky midfielder who is good on the ball and can play in various positions across the middle."
Fellow midfielder Murray Davidson remains a doubt after missing the recent defeat against Motherwell with an ankle injury.
Gary Miller is out for eight weeks with an ankle injury suffered at Fir Park while Steven Anderson (knee) and Jamie Adams (back) remain out and Peter Pawlett has returned to Aberdeen since the Motherwell loss.
Aberdeen defender Russell Anderson has a chance of making the clash after missing the draw with Hibernian with what manager Craig Brown described as a training injury.
Gary Naysmith and Ryan Jack are still out but are edging towards fitness while reserve goalkeeper Jason Brown has left the club.
Andrew Considine (broken leg) and Chris Clark (broken ankle) are out for the rest of the season.
Brown will look to bring in a replacement before Thursday's deadline but does not expect to sign anyone other than a goalkeeper.
His main priority is the trip to McDiarmid Park to face St Johnstone in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League tomorrow night.
And boss Brown is looking for a more urgent and clinical display than he saw in the final third from his side in the goalless draw against Hibernian on Sunday, when Niall McGinn missed an early penalty.
He said: "I felt we played well on Sunday but could not get the goal we required. You cannot get a better chance than from the penalty spot so when you miss a spot-kick you think it might be one of those days, another of those 0-0 games that we had at the start of the season.
"I am not too displeased though because I thought the team played well. Any football aficionado knows that we played well but we must get the ball into the net. There is no excuse if we continue to fire blanks like we did against Hibs.
"I was disappointed with the players when they were stepping over the ball, making an extra pass when they could have got an early shot away. The lads are aware of that and we talked about it when we watched the video as we always do.
"Watching the games allows them to pick up things and learn from their mistakes. Not enough of our shots troubled the goalkeeper."
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