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  • Date:29 Dec 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:McDiarmid Park
  • Attendance:2,975
Goal!

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89:15

The referee penalises Rowan Vine for handball. Direct free kick taken by Antonio Reguero.

87:46

Nick Ross comes on in place of Billy McKay. Unfair challenge on Gary Warren by Gregory Tade results in a free kick. Aaron Doran takes the free kick.

84:08

Effort from long distance by Liam Craig goes wide right of the goal.

82:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Aaron Doran on David McCracken. Free kick taken by Alan Mannus.

80:23

Liam Craig takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Owain Tudur Jones.

79:45

Unfair challenge on Philip Roberts by Frazer Wright results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Gary Warren.

78:31

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ross Draper on Murray Davidson. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Liam Craig from right channel, clearance made by Gary Warren.

78:10

The referee blows for offside. Alan Mannus takes the direct free kick.

76:20

Ross Draper challenges Peter Pawlett unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David MacKay.

75:16

Nigel Hasselbaink replaces Patrick Cregg.

74:27

Billy McKay has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the goal.

74:03

Effort on goal by Philip Roberts from inside the box misses to the right of the target.

73:16

(Inverness CT) makes a substitution, with Philip Roberts coming on for Andrew Shinnie. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Aaron Doran,

72:29

David Raven goes into the referee's book.

71:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Rowan Vine on David Raven. Direct free kick taken by Antonio Reguero.

70:10

Ross Draper is cautioned. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Murray Davidson by Ross Draper. David MacKay crosses the ball in from the free kick, Gary Warren makes a clearance.

68:21

David MacKay delivers the ball, save made by Antonio Reguero.

67:35

Conor Pepper is brought on as a substitute for Richie Foran. Unfair challenge on Patrick Cregg by Richie Foran results in a free kick. Free kick taken by David MacKay.

66:19

Owain Tudur Jones is given a yellow card. Foul by Owain Tudur Jones on Frazer Wright, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Liam Craig from left channel.

63:59

Patrick Cregg gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Billy McKay. Free kick crossed left-footed by Graeme Shinnie from left channel, Frazer Wright manages to make a clearance.

62:05

The ball is crossed by Liam Craig, Header from close range by Murray Davidson misses to the right of the goal.

59:26

Gregory Tade takes a shot. Save made by Antonio Reguero.

57:56

Rowan Vine is brought on as a substitute for Steven MacLean.

57:20

Gregory Tade crosses the ball.

56:15

Steven MacLean is ruled offside. Antonio Reguero takes the direct free kick.

55:04

The ball is delivered by Liam Craig, clearance made by Gary Warren.

52:01

Richie Foran gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David MacKay. David MacKay restarts play with the free kick.

51:46

David McCracken crosses the ball.

47:12

Aaron Doran gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Patrick Cregg. Alan Mannus restarts play with the free kick.

45:29

Corner taken by Graeme Shinnie from the right by-line, clearance made by Frazer Wright.

45:16

A cross is delivered by Billy McKay, blocked by Frazer Wright.

45:05 +0.05

Corner from the right by-line taken by Graeme Shinnie, save by Alan Mannus.

44:51

David Raven delivers the ball, blocked by Callum Davidson.

44:03

Aaron Doran takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, save made by Alan Mannus.

43:21

The referee books Patrick Cregg for unsporting behaviour.

42:05

Corner taken left-footed by Liam Craig.

41:37

Peter Pawlett takes a shot. Gary Warren makes a save.

40:26

Corner taken left-footed by Liam Craig, clearance made by Owain Tudur Jones.

39:55

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Liam Craig played to the near post, David Raven manages to make a clearance.

37:54

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Richie Foran, David McCracken manages to make a clearance.

37:18

Aaron Doran takes a shot. Save by Frazer Wright.

36:28

Liam Craig gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Owain Tudur Jones. Matthew Cooper takes the direct free kick.

35:02

Gary Warren concedes a free kick for a foul on Murray Davidson. Free kick crossed left-footed by Liam Craig from right channel, clearance made by Owain Tudur Jones.

33:16

Unfair challenge on Liam Craig by Owain Tudur Jones results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Callum Davidson.

32:02

Frazer Wright takes a shot. Save by Antonio Reguero.

30:13

The referee blows for offside against Steven MacLean. Gary Warren takes the free kick.

28:42

Effort from the edge of the area by Peter Pawlett goes wide of the right-hand post.

26:13

Billy McKay is ruled offside. Alan Mannus restarts play with the free kick.

25:39

Centre by Steven MacLean, save made by Antonio Reguero.

25:04

Owain Tudur Jones gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Patrick Cregg. Liam Craig restarts play with the free kick.

21:35

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Liam Craig.

21:00

Patrick Cregg delivers the ball, Gregory Tade takes a shot.

18:59

David MacKay crosses the ball.

17:36

Steven MacLean concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Warren. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Cooper.

16:10

A cross is delivered by Callum Davidson.

15:11

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gregory Tade by Gary Warren. Liam Craig fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save made by Antonio Reguero.

13:42

Liam Craig delivers the ball in from the corner, Owain Tudur Jones makes a clearance.

13:10

Gregory Tade takes a shot. Save by Matthew Cooper.

12:02

David Raven delivers the ball, clearance made by David McCracken.

10:01

Owain Tudur Jones gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Craig. Direct free kick taken by Callum Davidson.

8:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by Owain Tudur Jones on Murray Davidson. Direct free kick taken by Callum Davidson.

7:20

Andrew Shinnie takes a shot. Save made by Alan Mannus.

6:00

Frazer Wright concedes a free kick for a foul on Aaron Doran. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Aaron Doran from right channel, Frazer Wright manages to make a clearance.

5:09

Owain Tudur Jones challenges Murray Davidson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by David McCracken, clearance made by Matthew Cooper.

4:18

The assistant referee signals for offside against Gregory Tade. Antonio Reguero restarts play with the free kick.

3:32

The referee gives a free kick against Billy McKay for handball. Direct free kick taken by Alan Mannus.

1:47

Effort from the edge of the box by David MacKay goes wide of the right-hand upright.

Match Preview

Lomas wary of Inverness threat St Johnstone boss Steve Lomas hopes to end the year with a home win over a free-scoring Inverness side he believes to be "the team of the season" so far. Terry Butcher's men have climbed into second place in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League behind Celtic with a fantastic run of form which has seen them lose only three games in all competitions. In addition, Caley are the SPL's top scorers with 44 goals and have also scored in every match. However, the admiring Lomas is more concerned with simply winning three points than becoming the first side this season to keep Inverness out. The Northern Irishman said: "We've had our ups and downs this season but our performances have mostly been good. "However, those performances have not yielded the points that they should have so we hope to sign off this year with a win. "Terry Butcher's team have been the team of the first-half of the season and all credit to him and his troops. They are a fantastic team and it will be a very tough game. "If we are not at the races they will turn us over as they have turned over so many sides this season. We played them up there earlier in the season and probably rode our luck a bit in getting a draw, scoring a late goal. "So we know that they are a handful. They are scoring goals and with players like Richie Foran, Billy McKay and Andrew Shinnie they have plenty of threat in the team so we have to concentrate at the back. "Scoring goals always helps, obviously, and they are getting them from different avenues which is a big plus and when you do that it doesn't matter so much if you do concede. But the incentive is to win three points whichever way we do it, that is what we are looking for." Inverness boss Terry Butcher is understandably keen for the goal-rush to keep flowing - something very much at odds with their struggles for SPL survival last term. Caley drew 0-0 at McDiarmid Park on April 7 and another goalless draw, at home against Dunfermline, secured their Clydesdale Bank Premier League status on May 2. "Certainly that 0-0 was a great point for us, we were still trying to stay in the SPL," said Butcher. "It is amazing how far we have come. "The last 0-0 draw was against Dunfermline with three games to go. That gave us 33 points, which is what we are on now after 20 matches. "We have a great amount of goals and we have surpassed last season's total. Nil-nil is a thing we don't do very often. "If we did draw 0-0 it would send seismic shock waves through the SPL if we failed to score, because it has been a remarkable success story and we are making chances all the time. "I spoke to the players and they said 'look gaffer, all we are concerned about is scoring more goals than the opposition'. "That's a pretty basic way of looking at it but it is certainly working for us." Inverness will assess the fitness of defender Josh Meekings, who missed the Boxing Day draw against St Mirren with a groin injury and could return. Nick Ross (shoulder), Simon King (ankle) and Chris Hogg (knee) are still short of fitness

Formation:442Manager: Steve Lomas

St Johnstone

Formation: 442Manager: Terry Butcher

Inverness CT

  • Alan Mannus
  • David MacKay
  • David McCracken
  • Frazer Wright
  • Callum Davidson
  • Peter Pawlett
  • Patrick Cregg
  • Murray Davidson
  • Liam Craig
  • Steven MacLean
  • Gregory Tade
  • SUBS
  • Jonny Tuffey
  • Nigel Hasselbaink
  • Kevin Moon
  • Gary Miller
  • Rowan Vine
  • Liam Caddis
  • Andrew Steeves

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WLDDLD
  • St Johnstone
  • VS
  • Inverness CT
  • WWWDWD

Last Meetings

  • Inverness CT
  • 1 - 1
  • St Johnstone
  • 27/10/2012
  • St Johnstone
  • 0 - 0
  • Inverness CT
  • 07/04/2012
  • Inverness CT
  • 0 - 1
  • St Johnstone
  • 28/03/2012
  • St Johnstone
  • 2 - 0
  • Inverness CT
  • 15/10/2011
  • St Johnstone
  • 0 - 3
  • Inverness CT
  • 25/04/2011
  • Inverness CT
  • 2 - 0
  • St Johnstone
  • 19/02/2011

Top Scorers

St Johnstone

  • M Davidson 5
  • N Hasselbaink 4
  • R Vine 3
  • S MacLean 2
  • L Craig 2
  • D Robertson 2
  • G Tade 2
  • D MacKay 1
  • F Wright 1

Inverness CT

  • B McKay 11
  • R Foran 7
  • A Shinnie 6
  • R Draper 4
  • G Warren 3
  • O Tudur Jones 2
  • C Pepper 2
  • A Doran 1
  • N Ross 1
  • P Roberts 1

Goals

St Johnstone

    • Total goals 49
    • Goals per game 23
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Inverness CT

    • Total goals 70
    • Goals per game 44
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 10 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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