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  • Date:07 Dec 2013
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:McDiarmid Park
  • Attendance:4,741
  • Pawlett (17) McGinn (84)
    McGinn (84)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93mins

The referee ends the match.

93mins

Corner taken by Nicky Low.

91mins

Free kick crossed by David Wotherspoon.

91mins

Foul by Michael Hector on Stevie May, free kick awarded.

90mins

Clearance by Murray Davidson.

89mins

Barry Robson goes off and Nicky Low comes on.

89mins

Unfair challenge on Michael Hector by Stevie May results in a free kick.

88mins

Liam Caddis comes on in place of Gary McDonald.

88mins

Josh Magennis replaces Scott Vernon.

86mins

A cross is delivered by Gary McDonald.

85mins

Niall McGinn scores with their right foot. St Johnstone 0-2 Aberdeen.

85mins

Tom Scobbie takes the free kick.

84mins

Peter Pawlett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gwion Edwards.

84mins

Frazer Wright makes a clearance.

83mins

Shot by Scott Vernon went wide of the left-hand upright.

78mins

A cross is delivered by Andrew Considine.

77mins

(Aberdeen) makes a substitution, with Willo Flood coming on for Jonny Hayes.

75mins

The ball is delivered by Gwion Edwards.

74mins

Michael Hector takes a shot.

71mins

Rory Fallon shown a red card for violent conduct.

71mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Hector by Rory Fallon.

70mins

Rory Fallon is brought on as a substitute for Nigel Hasselbaink.

69mins

Barry Robson takes the free kick.

69mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Murray Davidson on Scott Vernon.

67mins

Clearance made by Mark Reynolds.

63mins

Andrew Considine crosses the ball in from the free kick.

63mins

Unfair challenge on Barry Robson by David Wotherspoon results in a free kick.

60mins

Corner taken by Niall McGinn.

58mins

Gwion Edwards takes a shot. Jamie Langfield safely holds on.

57mins

Barry Robson is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

57mins

Unfair challenge on Murray Davidson by Barry Robson results in a free kick.

56mins

Michael Hector makes a clearance.

55mins

Chris Millar leaves the field to be replaced by Gwion Edwards.

53mins

Murray Davidson makes a clearance.

51mins

Clearance by Andrew Considine.

50mins

Corner taken by Barry Robson.

50mins

Shot by Peter Pawlett. A parry by Alan Mannus prevents the goal.

49mins

Russell Anderson manages to make a clearance.

48mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Niall McGinn.

47mins

Clearance by Michael Hector.

47mins

The second half kicks off.

47mins

A cross is delivered by Tom Scobbie.

46mins

Clearance made by Murray Davidson.

46mins

The half-time whistle blows.

46mins

David Wotherspoon crosses the ball in from the free kick.

45mins

Jonny Hayes challenges Stevie May unfairly and gives away a free kick.

44mins

Murray Davidson produces a cross.

43mins

Andrew Considine makes a clearance.

43mins

Andrew Considine concedes a free kick for a foul on David Wotherspoon.

40mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Barry Robson.

40mins

Murray Davidson makes a clearance.

38mins

Alan Mannus takes the free kick.

38mins

Jonny Hayes challenges Stevie May unfairly and gives away a free kick.

37mins

Clearance made by Sanel Jahic.

36mins

The referee blows for offside.

34mins

Foul by Niall McGinn on Murray Davidson, free kick awarded.

33mins

Clearance made by Mark Reynolds.

32mins

Centre by David Mackay.

30mins

David Mackay crosses the ball in from the free kick.

30mins

Andrew Considine challenges David Wotherspoon unfairly and gives away a free kick.

30mins

Mark Reynolds makes a clearance.

29mins

Clearance made by Russell Anderson.

29mins

Ryan Jack concedes a free kick for a foul on Murray Davidson.

28mins

Alan Mannus takes the free kick.

28mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Frazer Wright by Scott Vernon.

28mins

Clearance by Michael Hector.

26mins

Shot by Scott Vernon went wide of the right-hand post.

25mins

Alan Mannus restarts play with the free kick.

25mins

Russell Anderson challenges Stevie May unfairly and gives away a free kick.

25mins

Frazer Wright makes a clearance.

24mins

David Mackay crosses the ball in from the free kick.

24mins

Foul by Andrew Considine on David Wotherspoon, free kick awarded.

19mins

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

19mins

Michael Hector manages to make a clearance.

17mins

Peter Pawlett grabs a goal with a left foot finish. St Johnstone 0-1 Aberdeen.Scott Vernon provided the assist for the goal.

16mins

Mark Reynolds restarts play with the free kick.

16mins

Murray Davidson concedes a free kick for a foul on Barry Robson.

14mins

Clearance by Michael Hector.

11mins

Free kick taken by David Mackay.

10mins

David Wotherspoon fouled by Andrew Considine, the ref awards a free kick.

10mins

Clearance made by Alan Mannus.

7mins

Clearance made by Frazer Wright.

5mins

Alan Mannus restarts play with the free kick.

4mins

Chris Millar fouled by Ryan Jack, the ref awards a free kick.

3mins

David Wotherspoon takes the free kick.

3mins

Unfair challenge on Stevie May by Russell Anderson results in a free kick.

2mins

Mark Reynolds restarts play with the free kick.

2mins

Foul by Stevie May on Barry Robson, free kick awarded.

1mins

The ball is delivered by Peter Pawlett.

The game gets underway.

Match Preview

Pawlett progress no shock to Wright St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright has not been surprised to see Peter Pawlett flourish in the Aberdeen team this season. Pawlett has been given a key role under Derek McInnes, playing both out wide and off the central striker, scoring twice in 18 games this season. The 22-year-old made nine appearances for St Johnstone in a five-month loan spell in the first half of last season and Wright, who was assistant manager at the time, feels the Perth club can take some credit for his recent progress. Wright, whose team face Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership on Saturday, told Press Association Sport: "Peter is a very good young player and someone I really like. "He had injury problems here but we have to take some credit because we helped diagnose and get him on a programme which has helped him. "And I think Peter Pawlett is a real handful and a top player. They are seeing the benefits. "Derek has done the right thing, he probably gave him the confidence to go and play as well, which I think to be fair we did when he was here. When he was fit he played most of the games. "He's got pace, he is someone who has had a very good season so far." Both sides go into the game on a high with Saints having won five of their last six matches and Aberdeen getting back on track with a cup win at Partick Thistle following defeats by Hearts and Celtic. St Johnstone have the incentive of jumping above Aberdeen in the top six if they win. Wright said: "They are a massive club, a club that is crying out for success. "I think Derek has assembled a really good squad, a strong squad, and they are the type of club that could probably go and strengthen in the window because of the supporter base they have got. "Everybody is expecting them to do really well this season and I'd be one of those people because I think they have a really good squad. "They are strong at the back and don't give much away. They are a real force up front, (Niall) McGinn seems to be coming into a bit of form and Peter Pawlett has had an excellent season. "It's going to be a difficult game but Derek could say the same about us, that we will be difficult opponents, and let's hope that's the case because we do believe that we can beat anybody on any given day." Aberdeen striker Calvin Zola admits he may need to change his style of play if he is to keep himself on the right side of Scotland's referees. The Burton Albion frontman has cut a frustrated figure for much of his six-month stint with the Dons having netted just three times in 17 appearances. And Pittodrie boss McInnes admits the burly striker's mood has hardly been helped by his continual run-ins with the match officials who have taken issue with his combative style. Zola, 28, has given away 22 fouls so far but says he may have to tone down his approach if he is to avoid adding to the three bookings he collected this term. He told Red TV: "The treatment I get from referees up here is new to me. In 10 or 11 years in the game I have never experienced anything like it. My game hasn't changed much in that time and I am what I am. "I've never had any problems at all with the way I play. But I've come to a new league and new referees and it is different. I'm penalised at times when I'm barely doing anything. "It makes me think I should change my style of play a little but that isn't easy because I've been playing this way for so many years. It's a different league but maybe I need to adapt." Aberdeen kicked off a busy festive period by securing a William Hill Scottish Cup fifth-round slot with a 1-0 away win at Partick. They now face St Johnstone in Perth on Saturday but Zola is not concerned by the heavy workload that will see them contest seven games over the next four weeks. "The festive schedule is always good," he said. "Any footballer will tell you they would rather play than train so the more games the better. "Some people may be rested and some others will come in. But with the squad we have we should look forward to it because we want to win every game we play."

Formation:442Manager: Tommy Wright

St Johnstone

Formation: 4141Manager: Derek McInnes

Aberdeen

  • Alan Mannus
  • David Mackay
  • Sanel Jahic
  • Frazer Wright
  • Tom Scobbie
  • Chris Millar
  • Murray Davidson
  • Gary McDonald
  • David Wotherspoon
  • Stevie May
  • Nigel Hasselbaink
  • SUBS
  • Patrick Cregg
  • Gwion Edwards
  • Steve Banks
  • Liam Caddis
  • Gary Miller
  • Scott Brown
  • Rory Fallon

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WLWWWL
  • St Johnstone
  • VS
  • Aberdeen
  • LWWWLL

Last Meetings

  • Aberdeen
  • 0 - 0
  • St Johnstone
  • 31/08/2013
  • St Johnstone
  • 3 - 1
  • Aberdeen
  • 30/01/2013
  • Aberdeen
  • 2 - 0
  • St Johnstone
  • 22/12/2012
  • St Johnstone
  • 1 - 2
  • Aberdeen
  • 18/08/2012
  • Aberdeen
  • 0 - 0
  • St Johnstone
  • 19/02/2012
  • St Johnstone
  • 1 - 2
  • Aberdeen
  • 13/12/2011

Top Scorers

St Johnstone

  • S May 7
  • N Hasselbaink 5
  • S MacLean 4
  • D Mackay 2
  • R Fallon 1
  • D Wotherspoon 1
  • L Caddis 1

Aberdeen

  • N McGinn 4
  • CM Zola 3
  • S Vernon 2
  • P Pawlett 2
  • W Flood 1
  • J Hayes 1
  • M Reynolds 1
  • J Magennis 1
  • G Wylde 1
  • M Hector 1

Goals

St Johnstone

    • Total goals 37
    • Goals per game 22
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (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
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Aberdeen

    • Total goals 34
    • Goals per game 19
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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