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  • Date:19 May 2013
  • Kick-off:12:45
  • Venue:McDiarmid Park
  • Attendance:5,025
  • Craig (35) Hasselbaink (46)
Goal!

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94:35 +4.35

Corner taken right-footed by Nicky Law, save made by Alan Mannus.

94:10 +4.10

Kallum Higginbotham takes a shot. Chris Millar gets a block in.

92:11 +2.11

Unfair challenge on Mehdi Abeid by Omar Daley results in a free kick. Liam Craig restarts play with the free kick.

90:37 +0.37

Short corner worked by Mehdi Abeid.

89:31

Foul by Chris Millar on Nicky Law, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Lee Hollis.

86:59

Mehdi Abeid produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

85:41

Shaun Hutchinson takes a shot. Save by Alan Mannus.

85:06

Liam Craig challenges Fraser Kerr unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nicky Law restarts play with the free kick.

82:30

Robert McHugh challenges Callum Davidson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Callum Davidson, save made by Lee Hollis.

80:17

Gary Miller leaves the field to be replaced by Thomas Scobbie.

78:10

Omar Daley on for Henrik Ojamaa.

77:47

Gregory Tade replaces Nigel Hasselbaink.

77:22

Chris Millar has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target.

76:15

Liam Craig takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

75:22

Mehdi Abeid takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

73:50

Corner from the right by-line taken by Liam Craig, Steven Anderson has a headed effort at goal from just inside the penalty area that misses to the left of the goal.

73:32

Mehdi Abeid takes a shot. Lee Hollis makes a save.

73:05

Volleyed right-footed shot by Murray Davidson.

71:38

Henrik Ojamaa concedes a free kick for a foul on Murray Davidson. Free kick taken by Alan Mannus.

68:17

Mehdi Abeid on for Rowan Vine.

66:42

Murray Davidson challenges Robert McHugh unfairly and gives away a free kick. Murray Davidson booked for unsporting behaviour. Strike on goal comes in from Michael Higdon from the free kick.

64:37

The assistant referee flags for offside against Rowan Vine. Lee Hollis restarts play with the free kick.

62:55

Nicky Law takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Steven Anderson.

61:13

Kallum Higginbotham replaces James McFadden.

60:44

(Motherwell) makes a substitution, with Robert McHugh coming on for Stewart Carswell.

53:07

James McFadden takes a shot. Alan Mannus makes a comfortable save.

50:58

David MacKay has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

50:20

Corner from the left by-line taken by Rowan Vine, Michael Higdon makes a clearance.

46:31 +1.31

Nicky Law produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.

46:22

A goal is scored by Nigel Hasselbaink from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. St Johnstone 2-0 Motherwell.Assist by David MacKay.

45:40 +0.40

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Nicky Law, Michael Higdon takes a shot. Save by Alan Mannus.

45:26

Rowan Vine takes the inswinging corner, Fraser Kerr manages to make a clearance.

44:22

Chris Millar takes a shot. Comfortable save by Lee Hollis.

40:35

Foul by Chris Millar on Michael Higdon, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Nicky Law, Gary Miller manages to make a clearance.

38:31

Stewart Carswell challenges Murray Davidson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Alan Mannus.

35:54

Liam Craig fires in a goal from long range to the bottom right corner of the goal. St Johnstone 1-0 Motherwell.

34:34

Shot from just outside the area by Murray Davidson misses to the right of the target.

33:44

Corner from the right by-line taken by Liam Craig, Lee Hollis makes a save.

33:23

Inswinging corner taken by Rowan Vine, Simon Ramsden manages to make a clearance.

33:03

Chris Millar has an effort at goal from deep inside the box hitting the post.

31:21

Henrik Ojamaa fouled by Liam Craig, the ref awards a free kick. Liam Craig is given a yellow card. Free kick crossed right-footed by Nicky Law.

30:25

Murray Davidson has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

28:17

Unfair challenge on Chris Millar by Keith Lasley results in a free kick. Callum Davidson restarts play with the free kick.

24:29

Steven Anderson concedes a free kick for a foul on James McFadden. Shaun Hutchinson takes the direct free kick.

23:09

Henrik Ojamaa challenges Callum Davidson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alan Mannus takes the free kick.

21:29

Shaun Hutchinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven MacLean. Liam Craig takes the direct free kick.

20:55

James McFadden concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Anderson. Free kick taken by Alan Mannus.

20:25

Outswinging corner taken by Nicky Law from the right by-line, clearance by Steven MacLean.

17:59

Foul by Liam Craig on James McFadden, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered left-footed by James McFadden from right channel, blocked by Callum Davidson.

16:44

Unfair challenge on Keith Lasley by Chris Millar results in a free kick. Simon Ramsden restarts play with the free kick.

14:42

The official flags Michael Higdon offside. Indirect free kick taken by Alan Mannus.

12:43

A cross is delivered by Stevie Hammell, clearance made by Gary Miller.

8:30

Gary Miller produces a cross, save by Lee Hollis.

7:20

Henrik Ojamaa gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rowan Vine. Rowan Vine takes the free kick.

6:57

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Simon Ramsden by Nigel Hasselbaink. Lee Hollis takes the free kick.

6:23

Steven MacLean is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Lee Hollis takes the free kick.

5:07

Nicky Law has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.

3:41

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Shaun Hutchinson.

Match Preview

Craig puts team first Liam Craig insists his last game for St Johnstone against Motherwell at McDiarmid Park is all about securing a Europa League berth rather than personal emotions. Realistically, Saints' only hope of clinching a European spot for the second successive season is to beat the Steelmen in their final Clydesdale Bank Premier League fixture and hope that Inverness do not beat Highland rivals Ross County in Dingwall. The 26-year-old midfielder will make his last appearance for the Perth club before he moves to Hibernian and is looking to leave Steve Lomas's side with a place in Europe. He said: "It is just like as any other game, really, although the fact that there is Europe depending on it makes it even better. "Even though it is my last game and as I have said, I have had a great time here, it is not about me, it is about the club. "It is also Murray Davidson's last game and a few others have not sorted out their contracts yet, so it is all about pulling together and making one last push for Europe. "Yes, it will be emotional but as I say, it is not about me, it is about doing my best for the club. "All we can do is win the game and if we finish fourth and Inverness get into Europe then we will say well done to Inverness. "The boys at the club have been excellent this season. Now we have to give it one last push and if we get into Europe in back-to-back seasons then that would be excellent." On the face of it, with Ross County yet to beat Inverness this season and desperate to block Caley's path to Europe and Motherwell safely ensconced in second place in the table, there would be little surprise if St Johnstone leapfrogged Terry Butcher's side into third spot. However, while Craig acknowledges County could do Saints a turn, he insists the Well players will be equally determined to finish their season on a positive note. The former Falkirk player said: "It is obviously a Highland derby, Ross County will want to finish on a high and so it will be a difficult game for both teams. "But it doesn't matter what happens up there if we don't take care of Motherwell, who have rightly finished second and who have had a great season. "A lot of their players are probably going to be leaving and it could be their last game for the club. "So I think they will want to end a great season on a high. They won't want to disappoint their fans by turning up here at McDiarmid Park and not putting in an effort. "So if we are going to take anything from the game then we are going to have to be at our best." St Johnstone will be without Frazer Wright. The Saints defender is serving a two-match ban for violent conduct against Celtic's Mikael Lustig in last week's 4-0 defeat at Parkhead. Manager Steve Lomas hope to have midfielders Mehdi Abeid (thigh) and Chris Millar (hamstring) back in contention. Motherwell striker Henrik Ojamaa returns from suspension for the clash. Manager Stuart McCall is considering giving goalkeeper Lee Hollis a game to stake his claim for next season after Darren Randolph agreed to join Birmingham. Motherwell have a full squad for the game with the likes of Nicky Law and Steven Saunders looking for farewell appearances. Simon Ramsden is desperate to see boss McCall remain at Motherwell after committing his own future to the club. The defender, who joined from Bradford last summer, put pen to paper on a new two-year deal. His new contract came amid speculation linking McCall with the Sheffield United job, although the manager has stressed he has no great desire to quit Fir Park. Ramsden would be reluctant to witness the departure of a boss he has had a happy history of working under. He said: "Personally, it would be a huge loss because this is the second time I've played under the manager. "He signed me for Bradford and then brought me up here. From my point of view, it would be a massive loss. "I'm sure for the club and the fans it would be exactly the same, after what he has done over the last few seasons. We'll all be hoping that he stays."

Formation:451Manager: Steve Lomas

St Johnstone

Formation: 442Manager: Stuart McCall

Motherwell

  • Alan Mannus
  • Gary Miller
  • Steven Anderson
  • David MacKay
  • Callum Davidson
  • Nigel Hasselbaink
  • Chris Millar
  • Murray Davidson
  • Liam Craig
  • Rowan Vine
  • Steven MacLean
  • SUBS
  • Jonny Tuffey
  • Patrick Cregg
  • Gregory Tade
  • Gwion Edwards
  • Mehdi Abeid
  • Liam Caddis
  • Thomas Scobbie

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Match Report

Form Guide

    DDDWWL
  • St Johnstone
  • VS
  • Motherwell
  • WDWWLW

Last Meetings

  • Motherwell
  • 3 - 2
  • St Johnstone
  • 20/01/2013
  • St Johnstone
  • 1 - 3
  • Motherwell
  • 03/11/2012
  • Motherwell
  • 1 - 1
  • St Johnstone
  • 11/08/2012
  • Motherwell
  • 5 - 1
  • St Johnstone
  • 28/04/2012
  • Motherwell
  • 3 - 2
  • St Johnstone
  • 28/01/2012
  • St Johnstone
  • 0 - 3
  • Motherwell
  • 10/12/2011

Top Scorers

St Johnstone

  • R Vine 7
  • M Davidson 7
  • L Craig 6
  • N Hasselbaink 6
  • S MacLean 5
  • G Tade 4
  • D MacKay 3
  • D Robertson 2
  • F Wright 1
  • P Cregg 1

Motherwell

  • M Higdon 24
  • N Law 6
  • J McFadden 5
  • H Ojamaa 4
  • C Humphrey 3
  • T Hateley 3
  • R McHugh 3
  • K Lasley 1
  • O Daley 1
  • K Higginbotham 1
  • S Hutchinson 1
  • A Cummins 1

Goals

St Johnstone

    • Total goals 87
    • Goals per game 43
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 9 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Motherwell

    • Total goals 111
    • Goals per game 67
  • 12 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 7 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 10 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 12 (For) 7 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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