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  • Scottish Premier League
  • 29 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Dens Park
  • Attendance: 9,013
DundeeDundeevAberdeenAberdeen
1
  • Stewart, 82
3
  • McGinn, 46
  • McGinn, 69
  • McGinn, 89

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Match ends, Dundee 1, Aberdeen 3.

90+4 mins:Second Half ends, Dundee 1, Aberdeen 3.

90+3 mins:Attempt saved. John Baird (Dundee) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

89 mins:Goal! Dundee 1, Aberdeen 3. Niall McGinn (Aberdeen) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

89 mins:Attempt saved. Jonathan Hayes (Aberdeen) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

87 mins:Attempt missed. Mark Stewart (Dundee) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

85 mins:Offside, Aberdeen. Niall McGinn tries a through ball, but Niall McGinn is caught offside.

84 mins:Attempt missed. Iain Davidson (Dundee) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

82 mins:Goal! Dundee 1, Aberdeen 2. Mark Stewart (Dundee) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

81 mins:Substitution, Dundee. Mark Stewart replaces Nicholas Riley.

80 mins:Corner, Aberdeen.

79 mins:Foul by Russell Anderson (Aberdeen).

79 mins:Colin Nish (Dundee) wins a free kick.

75 mins:Attempt saved. Cameron Smith (Aberdeen) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

73 mins:Substitution, Aberdeen. Josh Magennis replaces Clark Robertson.

72 mins:Offside, Aberdeen. Niall McGinn tries a through ball, but Niall McGinn is caught offside.

71 mins:Foul by Nicholas Riley (Dundee).

71 mins:Ryan Fraser (Aberdeen) wins a free kick.

70 mins:Substitution, Aberdeen. Ryan Fraser replaces Jamie Masson.

69 mins:Goal! Dundee 0, Aberdeen 2. Niall McGinn (Aberdeen) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

68 mins:Corner, Aberdeen.

67 mins:Substitution, Dundee. Ryan Conroy replaces Kevin McBride.

65 mins:Foul by Iain Davidson (Dundee).

65 mins:Scott Vernon (Aberdeen) wins a free kick.

63 mins:Russell Anderson (Aberdeen) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

60 mins:Foul by Matthew Lockwood (Dundee).

60 mins:Jonathan Hayes (Aberdeen) wins a free kick.

58 mins:Attempt saved. Joe Shaughnessy (Aberdeen) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

57 mins:Substitution, Dundee. Iain Davidson replaces Stephen O'Donnell.

57 mins:Attempt missed. Stephen O'Donnell (Dundee) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Jim McAlister.

56 mins:Corner, Dundee.

56 mins:Attempt blocked. Matthew Lockwood (Dundee) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

56 mins:Corner, Dundee.

55 mins:Offside, Aberdeen. Niall McGinn tries a through ball, but Niall McGinn is caught offside.

52 mins:Corner, Dundee.

52 mins:Attempt missed. Scott Vernon (Aberdeen) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

48 mins:Offside, Dundee. John Baird tries a through ball, but John Baird is caught offside.

46 mins:Goal! Dundee 0, Aberdeen 1. Niall McGinn (Aberdeen) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jonathan Hayes with a cross.

46 mins:Corner, Aberdeen.

Second Half begins Dundee 0, Aberdeen 0.

45+5 mins:First Half ends, Dundee 0, Aberdeen 0.

45+4 mins:Attempt missed. Matthew Lockwood (Dundee) left footed shot from long range on the right misses to the left from a direct free kick.

45+3 mins:Foul by Clark Robertson (Aberdeen).

45+3 mins:Nicholas Riley (Dundee) wins a free kick.

45+2 mins:Gavin Rae (Aberdeen) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

45+2 mins:Foul by Gavin Rae (Aberdeen).

45+2 mins:Nicholas Riley (Dundee) wins a free kick.

45 mins:Corner, Dundee.

43 mins:Attempt saved. John Baird (Dundee) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

40 mins:Foul by Colin Nish (Dundee).

40 mins:Gavin Rae (Aberdeen) wins a free kick.

39 mins:Foul by Clark Robertson (Aberdeen).

39 mins:Nicholas Riley (Dundee) wins a free kick.

38 mins:Attempt missed. Jonathan Hayes (Aberdeen) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

37 mins:Foul by Matthew Lockwood (Dundee).

37 mins:Cameron Smith (Aberdeen) wins a free kick.

36 mins:Attempt missed. Colin Nish (Dundee) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

36 mins:Joe Shaughnessy (Aberdeen) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

36 mins:Foul by Joe Shaughnessy (Aberdeen).

36 mins:Jim McAlister (Dundee) wins a free kick.

32 mins:Substitution, Aberdeen. Russell Anderson replaces Andrew Considine.

29 mins:Foul by Stephen O'Donnell (Dundee).

29 mins:Cameron Smith (Aberdeen) wins a free kick.

28 mins:Foul by Gary Irvine (Dundee).

28 mins:Jamie Masson (Aberdeen) wins a free kick.

27 mins:Attempt missed. Colin Nish (Dundee) header from the centre of the box is too high.

20 mins:Foul by Matthew Lockwood (Dundee).

20 mins:Joe Shaughnessy (Aberdeen) wins a free kick.

20 mins:Attempt missed. Andrew Considine (Aberdeen) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jonathan Hayes.

19 mins:Corner, Aberdeen.

16 mins:Foul by Stephen O'Donnell (Dundee).

16 mins:Jonathan Hayes (Aberdeen) wins a free kick.

15 mins:Offside, Dundee. Colin Nish tries a through ball, but Colin Nish is caught offside.

14 mins:Attempt missed. Gavin Rae (Aberdeen) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

11 mins:Attempt saved. Jonathan Hayes (Aberdeen) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

7 mins:Corner, Aberdeen.

4 mins:Attempt missed. Cameron Smith (Aberdeen) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

1 mins:Attempt missed. Kevin McBride (Dundee) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • Scottish Premier League
  • 29 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Dens Park
  • Attendance: 9,013
DundeeDundeevAberdeenAberdeen
1
  • Stewart, 82
3
  • McGinn, 46
  • McGinn, 69
  • McGinn, 89

match report

Niall McGinn bagged a hat-trick as Aberdeen returned to winning ways in the SPL with a 3-1 win at Dundee.

McGinn produced the goods with an outstanding second-half showing against rock-bottom Dundee, who remain nine points adrift at the foot of the table in their fight to avoid relegation.

McGinn broke the deadlock a minute after the restart and put the rampant Reds further ahead in the 68th minute with a free header.

Dundee substitute Mark Stewart hit a consolation strike with eight minutes left but McGinn dashed any hopes of a comeback and completed his treble in the 88th minute.

But it was Dundee who came out with all guns blazing with the first real chance falling their way inside 60 seconds.

Matt Lockwood's cross wasn't properly cleared by the Dons defence and Kevin McBride latched onto the loose ball only to see his left-foot snap-shot from 12-yards just clear Jamie Langfield's far post.

It was the kind of start which gave them hope but they had to be on their toes at the other end.

Jonny Hayes found some space wide on the right to whip over one of his trademark crosses in search of striker Scott Vernon.

But just as Vernon was about to launch himself at it inside the penalty area, Dundee defender Kyle Benedictus reacted quickest to nod away the danger at the expense of a corner.

Then, midway through the first-half, Aberdeen's Joseph Shaughnessy crossed for Vernon but this time he fired over the bar from 10 yards.

Aberdeen got the second half off to a whirlwind start by taking the lead in the 46th minute. McGinn slid in to break the deadlock with a close-range tap-in from Cameron Smith's cross which eluded the Dundee defence.

The visitors now had a spring in their step as Hayes broke clear down the right shortly after and his pin-point cross was turned just wide by Vernon.

But on-form McGinn made it 2-0 after 68 minutes.

Again Hayes caused havoc with a whipped cross for McGinn, who was all alone to nod past the helpless Douglas and seal the three points.

Stewart pulled a goal back in the 82nd minute with a low drive, but McGinn made the game safe when he knocked home the rebound after Douglas had parried Hayes' shot.

team line-up

1Robert Douglas
3Matthew Lockwood
18Declan Gallagher
17Kyle Benedictus
2Gary Irvine
8Kevin McBride67
7Nicholas Riley81
20Jim McAlister
4Stephen O'Donnell57
10John Baird
24Colin Nish

substitutes

27Mark Stewart81
26Brian Easton
6Iain Davidson57
36Alex Baird
25Lewis Toshney
5Neil McGregor
11Ryan Conroy67

referee

Brian Colvin

team line-up

1Jamie Langfield
23Joe Shaughnessy
3Clark Robertson73
6Andrew Considine32
22Mark Reynolds
25Jamie Masson70
10Niall McGinn
5Gavin Rae
11Jonathan Hayes
38Cameron Smith
9Scott Vernon

substitutes

20Ryan Fraser70
32Jason Brown
14Rory Fallon
4Russell Anderson32
21Josh Magennis73
18Stephen Hughes
8Robert Milsom

referee

Brian Colvin

match stats

possession %4455
shots on target37
shots off target75
corners45
tackles won00
offsides23