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  • Date:22 Mar 2014
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:McDiarmid Park
  • Attendance:3,553
  • MacLean (17) Ryan McGivern - og (54)
Goal!

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93mins

The referee signals the end of the game.

93mins

Free kick taken by Gary Miller.

92mins

Paul Cairney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Miller.

91mins

Michael Nelson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Anderson.

91mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Paul Cairney.

90mins

Ryan McGivern restarts play with the free kick.

90mins

Chris Millar is penalised for a handball.

88mins

Corner taken by Stevie May from the left by-line.

87mins

Gary Miller sends in a cross.

86mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Lee Croft.

85mins

(St Johnstone) makes a substitution, with Lee Croft coming on for David Wotherspoon.

84mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Handling by Chris Millar.

83mins

Michael Nelson restarts play with the free kick.

83mins

Lewis Stevenson replaces Sam Stanton.

82mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sam Stanton by Gary Miller.

81mins

Danny Handling gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary McDonald.

80mins

Steven MacLean concedes a free kick for a foul on Sam Stanton.

78mins

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

77mins

Stevie May takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand post.

76mins

The ball is swung over by David Wotherspoon.

74mins

Chris Millar on for James Dunne.

74mins

Paul Cairney is brought on as a substitute for Kevin Thomson.

72mins

Corner taken by David Wotherspoon.

72mins

David Wotherspoon takes a shot. Michael Nelson gets a block in.

71mins

James Dunne gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Stanton.

70mins

Michael Nelson manages to make a clearance.

70mins

Stevie May takes a shot. Sean Murdoch parries the effort to safety.

69mins

David Mackay takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Sean Murdoch parries the effort to safety.

68mins

Michael Nelson makes a clearance.

68mins

Jordon Forster concedes a free kick for a foul on Stevie May.

67mins

Tom Taiwo leaves the field to be replaced by Danny Handling.

66mins

Corner taken by David Wotherspoon.

64mins

Michael O'Halloran has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

61mins

Paul Heffernan is caught offside.

58mins

Free kick taken by Steven Anderson.

58mins

Unfair challenge on David Wotherspoon by Liam Craig results in a free kick.

57mins

Steven Anderson restarts play with the free kick.

56mins

Danny Haynes is shown a red card.

56mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Haynes on David Wotherspoon.

53mins

The ball is swung over by Ryan McGivern.

52mins

Michael Nelson manages to make a clearance.

52mins

Stevie May heads at goal. Sean Murdoch parries the effort to safety.

51mins

David Wotherspoon takes a shot. Sean Murdoch catches the ball.

50mins

Foul by Ryan McGivern on David Wotherspoon, free kick awarded.

49mins

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

47mins

Sean Murdoch restarts play with the free kick.

47mins

David Wotherspoon concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Craig.

46mins

David Mackay crosses the ball.

45mins

The referee gets the second half started.

45mins

The ref blows to signal half-time.

45mins

The ball is delivered by David Mackay.

41mins

The ball is crossed by Stevie May.

41mins

Corner taken by Stevie May from the left by-line.

38mins

Alan Mannus restarts play with the free kick.

38mins

Danny Haynes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Frazer Wright.

38mins

David Wotherspoon produces a cross.

36mins

Corner taken by Liam Craig.

30mins

Clearance made by Steven Anderson.

29mins

Michael Nelson takes the free kick.

29mins

David Mackay challenges Jordon Forster unfairly and gives away a free kick.

28mins

Shot by Steven MacLean cleared the net.

26mins

Liam Craig takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand upright.

25mins

Corner taken by Liam Craig.

22mins

Ryan McGivern takes the free kick.

22mins

David Wotherspoon concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan McGivern.

20mins

Kevin Thomson is shown a yellow card for dissent.

19mins

Corner taken by Liam Craig from the right by-line.

18mins

Steven MacLean scores a right footed goal. St Johnstone 1-0 Hibernian.

17mins

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

14mins

The ball is sent over by Ryan McGivern.

14mins

Shot by Tom Taiwo went harmlessly over the bar.

11mins

Shot by Danny Haynes went wide of the left-hand upright.

10mins

Free kick taken by Alan Mannus.

9mins

Corner taken by Liam Craig.

8mins

Steven Anderson crosses the ball in from the free kick.

8mins

Danny Haynes challenges James Dunne unfairly and gives away a free kick.

5mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven MacLean on Liam Craig.

5mins

Clearance made by Frazer Wright.

5mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Liam Craig.

4mins

Free kick crossed by Ryan McGivern.

4mins

Gary Miller gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Heffernan.

The referee gets the game underway.

Match Preview

Wotherspoon says the cup can wait St Johnstone are focusing all their energies on a top-six finish in the Scottish Premier League before thinking again about cup glory, according to midfielder David Wotherspoon. The Perth side play Aberdeen in the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final at Ibrox next month, looking to avenge the 4-0 League Cup semi-final defeat by the Dons in January and hoping ultimately to win the first major trophy in the club's history. However, Wotherspoon, 24, insists clinching a top-half place is at the forefront of the Saints players' minds and they will all but confirm it with victory over his former club Hibernian at McDiarmid Park on Saturday. The former Scotland Under-21 defender told Press Association Sport: "It is the biggest game of the season and we are working towards getting the three points to secure the top-six place. "That was the aim at the start of the season, and to do well in the cups. "Obviously we are doing well so far but we have to keep going. "We want to get that top-six place sorted and move on to the cup semi-final." Struggling Hibernian, four points behind St Johnstone and having played a game more, have won once in their last 11 games but Wotherspoon is discounting that poor form. He said: "We went through a similar spell when we didn't get the results we wanted but I am sure they will pick themselves up. "It is a massive match and I am sure they will be fired up for it. "But they will have to be on their A-game because we are confident at home. "Obviously we didn't do well against Ross County at the weekend but we will put that aside and go on to this one." Frazer Wright returns to the St Johnstone squad. The former Kilmarnock central defender has recovered from an ankle knock and has trained all week. Left-backs Tam Scobbie (ankle) and Brian Easton (hamstring) are still out, along with midfielder Murray Davidson who remains on the sidelines with a knee injury. Boss Terry Butcher has no fresh injury worries for Hibernian but will carry out his promise to make changes following last week's defeat at Partick Thistle. Midfielders Scott Robertson (knee) and Owain Tudur Jones (hamstring) remain out of the picture heading into Saturday's game, although the latter is back training again. Defender James McPake continues on his road back to fitness following back surgery but is nowhere near playing. Michael Nelson is hoping to ask questions of Hibernian's top-six rivals by bouncing back to form at McDiarmid Park. The Perth club are four points ahead of seventh-placed Hibs with a game in hand, and a home win would consign the struggling Easter Road side, who have won only one of their last 11 matches, to a bottom-half finish. However, Hibees defender Nelson is looking to put pressure on Tommy Wright's men, who lost at home to Ross County last week, by recording their second victory of the season in Perth following their 2-1 win last September. "Everyone is aware of the importance of the game," he said. "But if we do put in a performance and get a win then it puts a little bit of pressure on St Johnstone, especially after they lost last week to Ross County. "The situation would still be very much in their hands. But all we can do is affect this game, so we have to make sure that's what we do and see how they react to it. "It's good that we have good memories from the last time we were up there. Hopefully, that victory we had will give the boys something positive to take to McDiarmid Park. "That's what all the lads are focusing on. Trying to be as positive as we can and taking it into the game."

Formation:442Manager: Tommy Wright

St Johnstone

Formation: 451Manager: Terry Butcher

Hibernian

  • Alan Mannus
  • Gary Miller
  • Steven Anderson
  • Frazer Wright
  • David Mackay
  • David Wotherspoon
  • Gary McDonald
  • James Dunne
  • Michael O'Halloran
  • Stevie May
  • Steven MacLean
  • SUBS
  • Patrick Cregg
  • Chris Millar
  • Nigel Hasselbaink
  • Steve Banks
  • Lee Croft
  • Tim Clancy
  • Chris Iwelumo

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Match Report

Form Guide

    LLWLWL
  • St Johnstone
  • VS
  • Hibernian
  • WDLDDL

Last Meetings

  • Hibernian
  • 0 - 0
  • St Johnstone
  • 21/12/2013
  • St Johnstone
  • 1 - 2
  • Hibernian
  • 14/09/2013
  • Hibernian
  • 1 - 3
  • St Johnstone
  • 11/02/2013
  • St Johnstone
  • 0 - 1
  • Hibernian
  • 28/11/2012
  • Hibernian
  • 2 - 0
  • St Johnstone
  • 25/08/2012
  • Hibernian
  • 2 - 3
  • St Johnstone
  • 21/01/2012

Top Scorers

St Johnstone

  • S May 13
  • S MacLean 6
  • N Hasselbaink 5
  • D Mackay 2
  • G Miller 1
  • D Wotherspoon 1
  • M Davidson 1

Hibernian

  • J Collins 6
  • P Heffernan 4
  • L Craig 4
  • J Forster 3
  • M Nelson 2
  • S Robertson 1
  • D Haynes 1
  • L Stevenson 1
  • P Cairney 1
  • T Taiwo 1
  • P Hanlon 1
  • S Stanton 1
  • D Watmore 1

Goals

St Johnstone

    • Total goals 67
    • Goals per game 35
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Hibernian

    • Total goals 61
    • Goals per game 29
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 10 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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