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  • Scottish Premier League
  • 26 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Tulloch Caledonian Stadium
InvernessInvernessvSt MirrenSt Mirren
2
  • Shinnie, 38
  • Foran, 67
2
  • Imrie, 2
  • Thompson, 55

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Match ends, Inverness CT 2, St Mirren 2.

90+3 mins:Second Half ends, Inverness CT 2, St Mirren 2.

90+2 mins:Foul by David Raven (Inverness CT).

90+2 mins:Dougie Imrie (St Mirren) wins a free kick.

87 mins:John McGinn (St Mirren) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

87 mins:Foul by John McGinn (St Mirren).

87 mins:Andrew Shinnie (Inverness CT) wins a free kick.

86 mins:Offside, St Mirren. Lewis Guy tries a through ball, but Lewis Guy is caught offside.

85 mins:Steve Thompson (St Mirren) hits the bar with a header from the left side of the six yard box. Assisted by Lewis Guy.

85 mins:Lewis Guy (St Mirren) hits the woodwork with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

84 mins:Foul by Richie Foran (Inverness CT).

84 mins:David van Zanten (St Mirren) wins a free kick.

84 mins:Substitution, Inverness CT. Philip Roberts replaces Billy McKay.

84 mins:Offside, St Mirren. Steve Thompson tries a through ball, but Steve Thompson is caught offside.

83 mins:Corner, St Mirren.

82 mins:Attempt missed. Andrew Shinnie (Inverness CT) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

80 mins:Offside, Inverness CT. Billy McKay tries a through ball, but Billy McKay is caught offside.

78 mins:Graham Carey (St Mirren) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

78 mins:Foul by Graham Carey (St Mirren).

78 mins:Andrew Shinnie (Inverness CT) wins a free kick.

76 mins:Lewis Guy (St Mirren) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

75 mins:Foul by Gary Warren (Inverness CT).

75 mins:Steve Thompson (St Mirren) wins a free kick.

74 mins:Attempt missed. Graham Carey (St Mirren) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

72 mins:Attempt missed. Aaron Doran (Inverness CT) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

72 mins:Foul by Dougie Imrie (St Mirren).

72 mins:Ross Draper (Inverness CT) wins a free kick.

69 mins:Attempt missed. Richie Foran (Inverness CT) header from the right side of the box is too high.

69 mins:Attempt saved. Andrew Shinnie (Inverness CT) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

67 mins:Goal! Inverness CT 2, St Mirren 2. Richie Foran (Inverness CT) header from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Aaron Doran.

67 mins:Corner, Inverness CT.

66 mins:Substitution, St Mirren. Lewis Guy replaces Paul McGowan.

66 mins:Foul by John McGinn (St Mirren).

66 mins:Owain Tudur-Jones (Inverness CT) wins a free kick.

65 mins:Attempt saved. Richie Foran (Inverness CT) header from the right side of the box is saved.

63 mins:Attempt missed. Andrew Shinnie (Inverness CT) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

60 mins:Attempt missed. Dougie Imrie (St Mirren) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

59 mins:Corner, St Mirren.

58 mins:Corner, Inverness CT.

58 mins:Foul by Steve Thompson (St Mirren).

58 mins:Gary Warren (Inverness CT) wins a free kick.

56 mins:Foul by David Raven (Inverness CT).

56 mins:Dougie Imrie (St Mirren) wins a free kick.

55 mins:Goal! Inverness CT 1, St Mirren 2. Steve Thompson (St Mirren) header from a difficult angle on the right to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Gary Teale with a cross.

54 mins:Foul by Ross Draper (Inverness CT).

54 mins:John Robertson (St Mirren) wins a free kick.

53 mins:Foul by Billy McKay (Inverness CT).

53 mins:Graham Carey (St Mirren) wins a free kick.

50 mins:Attempt missed. Billy McKay (Inverness CT) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

50 mins:Foul by Billy McKay (Inverness CT).

50 mins:Dougie Imrie (St Mirren) wins a free kick.

47 mins:Foul by Paul McGowan (St Mirren).

47 mins:Gary Warren (Inverness CT) wins a free kick.

46 mins:Attempt missed. Dougie Imrie (St Mirren) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Second Half begins Inverness CT 1, St Mirren 1.

45+1 mins:First Half ends, Inverness CT 1, St Mirren 1.

44 mins:Attempt missed. Billy McKay (Inverness CT) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Gary Warren with a cross.

43 mins:Foul by Graham Carey (St Mirren).

43 mins:Aaron Doran (Inverness CT) wins a free kick.

42 mins:Attempt missed. Steve Thompson (St Mirren) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Gary Teale.

42 mins:Corner, St Mirren.

38 mins:Goal! Inverness CT 1, St Mirren 1. Andrew Shinnie (Inverness CT) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Billy McKay.

36 mins:Foul by Ross Draper (Inverness CT).

36 mins:John McGinn (St Mirren) wins a free kick.

35 mins:Corner, Inverness CT.

35 mins:Attempt saved. Aaron Doran (Inverness CT) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved.

34 mins:Foul by John Robertson (St Mirren).

34 mins:Richie Foran (Inverness CT) wins a free kick.

32 mins:Offside, St Mirren. Steve Thompson tries a through ball, but Steve Thompson is caught offside.

29 mins:Attempt missed. Owain Tudur-Jones (Inverness CT) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

26 mins:Foul by Steve Thompson (St Mirren).

26 mins:Owain Tudur-Jones (Inverness CT) wins a free kick.

25 mins:Attempt missed. Andrew Shinnie (Inverness CT) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

24 mins:Attempt missed. Steve Thompson (St Mirren) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

22 mins:Corner, St Mirren.

21 mins:Graham Carey (St Mirren) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

20 mins:Foul by Matthew Cooper (Inverness CT).

20 mins:Paul McGowan (St Mirren) wins a free kick.

19 mins:Corner, Inverness CT.

19 mins:Attempt saved. Richie Foran (Inverness CT) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved.

18 mins:Attempt missed. Owain Tudur-Jones (Inverness CT) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

14 mins:Corner, St Mirren.

10 mins:Foul by David van Zanten (St Mirren).

10 mins:Billy McKay (Inverness CT) wins a free kick.

10 mins:Offside, St Mirren. Gary Teale tries a through ball, but Gary Teale is caught offside.

6 mins:Attempt saved. Owain Tudur-Jones (Inverness CT) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

5 mins:Foul by Steve Thompson (St Mirren).

5 mins:Owain Tudur-Jones (Inverness CT) wins a free kick.

4 mins:Attempt missed. Gary Warren (Inverness CT) header from the left side of the box is too high.

4 mins:Foul by John McGinn (St Mirren).

4 mins:Aaron Doran (Inverness CT) wins a free kick.

2 mins:Goal! Inverness CT 0, St Mirren 1. Dougie Imrie (St Mirren) left footed shot from long range on the left to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Steve Thompson.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • Scottish Premier League
  • 26 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Tulloch Caledonian Stadium
InvernessInvernessvSt MirrenSt Mirren
2
  • Shinnie, 38
  • Foran, 67
2
  • Imrie, 2
  • Thompson, 55

match report

Inverness came from behind twice to earn a 2-2 draw at home to St Mirren in the Scottish Premier League.

Inverness had lost only once in their previous 18 matches in all competitions and surpassed their goals tally for last season as they took their total to 44, two more than their entire haul in 2011-12.

Injuries and suspensions left St Mirren boss Danny Lennon a player short on the substitutes' bench but the Paisley side stunned Inverness when they scored after just 76 seconds following a lightning three-man move started by Stephen Thompson.

Dougie Imrie finished it off with a low angled shot from 18 yards after Paul McGowan had also played his part as the link man.

Andrew Shinnie equalised after 38 minutes only for Thompson to put St Mirren back in the driving seat 10 minutes after the restart. However, Inverness captain Richie Foran headed the home side level again with 67 minutes played.

St Mirren very nearly increased their lead after 21 minutes. Graham Carey's fiercely struck free-kick on the right side from 25 yards cannoned off the crossbar with goalkeeper Antonio Reguero rooted to the spot.

Thompson was presented with a half-chance for the Paisley side three minutes later after Gary Teale had engineered the opening, but proceeded to shoot wildly high over the crossbar.

Inverness returned to the offensive and top-scorer Billy McKay was denied his 19th goal of the season when Samson made an outstanding save to block the striker's header from point-blank range after Aaron Doran had played the ball in.

But the keeper was unable to stop Shinnie's strike drawing Inverness level after 38 minutes. McKay played a pass to the midfielder and Shinnie cut inside before looking up quickly to pick his spot and drove the ball in the top right-hand corner from approximately 25 yards.

Inverness began the second half encouragingly and McKay should have done better than shoot weakly wide from close range with only Samson to beat after Andrew Shinnie had cut the ball back for him.

It turned out to be an even costlier miss when Thompson atoned for his previous profligacy by restoring St Mirren's advantage 10 minutes after the restart, heading home Teale's cross from close in.

But Inverness continued to look capable of exploiting deficiencies in St Mirren's back division and they did so after 67 minutes. Doran lashed in a powerful shot and Samson could only push the ball into the air and Foran was able to head past him from close range.

team line-up

12Antonio Reguero
32Matthew Cooper
5Gary Warren
3Graeme Shinnie
2David Raven
8Ross Draper
4Owain Tudur-Jones
10Andrew Shinnie
9Richie Foran
7Billy McKay84
17Aaron Doran

substitutes

23Philip Roberts84
18Shane Sutherland
19Gavin Morrison
21Liam Polworth
31Scott Mathieson
20Martin Laing
22Conor Pepper

referee

William Collum

team line-up

1Craig Samson
23David Barron
2David van Zanten
5Lee Mair
21Gary Teale
8John Robertson
11Graham Carey
10Paul McGowan66
29John McGinn
9Steve Thompson
7Dougie Imrie

substitutes

33Mo Yaqub
25Sean Kelly
12Chris Smith
34Anthony Brady
27Lewis Guy66
19Sam Parkin

referee

William Collum

match stats

possession %5148
shots on target72
shots off target108
corners45
tackles won00
offsides14