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  • Scottish Premier League
  • 29 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • McDiarmid Park
  • Attendance: 2,975
St JohnstoneSt JohnstonevInvernessInverness
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Match ends, St Johnstone 0, Inverness CT 0.

90+3 mins:Foul by Rowan Vine (St Johnstone).

90+3 mins:Owain Tudur-Jones (Inverness CT) wins a free kick.

90+2 mins:Second Half ends, St Johnstone 0, Inverness CT 0.

90 mins:Hand ball by Rowan Vine (St Johnstone).

88 mins:Substitution, Inverness CT. Nick Ross replaces Billy McKay.

88 mins:Foul by Gregory Tade (St Johnstone).

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

85 mins:Attempt missed. Liam Craig (St Johnstone) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

83 mins:Foul by Aaron Doran (Inverness CT).

83 mins:David McCracken (St Johnstone) wins a free kick.

81 mins:Corner, St Johnstone.

80 mins:Foul by Frazer Wright (St Johnstone).

80 mins:Philip Roberts (Inverness CT) wins a free kick.

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

79 mins:Murray Davidson (St Johnstone) wins a free kick.

79 mins:Offside, Inverness CT. Philip Roberts tries a through ball, but Philip Roberts is caught offside.

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

77 mins:Peter Pawlett (St Johnstone) wins a free kick.

76 mins:Substitution, St Johnstone. Nigel Hasselbaink replaces Patrick Cregg.

75 mins:Attempt missed. Billy McKay (Inverness CT) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the left.

75 mins:Attempt missed. Philip Roberts (Inverness CT) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

74 mins:Substitution, Inverness CT. Philip Roberts replaces Andrew Shinnie.

74 mins:Corner, Inverness CT.

73 mins:David Raven (Inverness CT) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

72 mins:Foul by Rowan Vine (St Johnstone).

72 mins:David Raven (Inverness CT) wins a free kick.

71 mins:Ross Draper (Inverness CT) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

71 mins:Murray Davidson (St Johnstone) wins a free kick.

68 mins:Substitution, Inverness CT. Conor Pepper replaces Richie Foran.

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

68 mins:Patrick Cregg (St Johnstone) wins a free kick.

67 mins:Foul by Owain Tudur-Jones (Inverness CT).

67 mins:Frazer Wright (St Johnstone) wins a free kick.

67 mins:Owain Tudur-Jones (Inverness CT) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

64 mins:Foul by Patrick Cregg (St Johnstone).

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

63 mins:Attempt missed. Murray Davidson (St Johnstone) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Liam Craig with a cross.

60 mins:Attempt saved. Gregory Tade (St Johnstone) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved.

59 mins:Substitution, St Johnstone. Rowan Vine replaces Steven MacLean.

57 mins:Offside, St Johnstone. Steven MacLean tries a through ball, but Steven MacLean is caught offside.

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

53 mins:David Mackay (St Johnstone) wins a free kick.

48 mins:Foul by Aaron Doran (Inverness CT).

48 mins:Patrick Cregg (St Johnstone) wins a free kick.

46 mins:Corner, Inverness CT.

Second Half begins St Johnstone 0, Inverness CT 0.

45+2 mins:First Half ends, St Johnstone 0, Inverness CT 0.

45+1 mins:Corner, Inverness CT.

45 mins:Corner, Inverness CT.

44 mins:Patrick Cregg (St Johnstone) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

43 mins:Corner, St Johnstone.

42 mins:Attempt missed. Peter Pawlett (St Johnstone) right footed shot from outside the box.

41 mins:Corner, St Johnstone.

40 mins:Corner, St Johnstone.

38 mins:Corner, Inverness CT.

38 mins:Attempt missed. Aaron Doran (Inverness CT) right footed shot from outside the box.

37 mins:Foul by Liam Craig (St Johnstone).

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

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

36 mins:Murray Davidson (St Johnstone) wins a free kick.

34 mins:Foul by Owain Tudur-Jones (Inverness CT).

34 mins:Liam Craig (St Johnstone) wins a free kick.

33 mins:Attempt saved. Frazer Wright (St Johnstone) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

31 mins:Offside, St Johnstone. Steven MacLean tries a through ball, but Steven MacLean is caught offside.

29 mins:Attempt missed. Peter Pawlett (St Johnstone) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

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

26 mins:Foul by Owain Tudur-Jones (Inverness CT).

26 mins:Patrick Cregg (St Johnstone) wins a free kick.

22 mins:Corner, St Johnstone.

22 mins:Attempt missed. Gregory Tade (St Johnstone) right footed shot from the right side of the box. Assisted by Patrick Cregg with a cross.

18 mins:Foul by Steven MacLean (St Johnstone).

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

16 mins:Attempt saved. Liam Craig (St Johnstone) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

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

16 mins:Gregory Tade (St Johnstone) wins a free kick.

14 mins:Corner, St Johnstone.

14 mins:Attempt saved. Gregory Tade (St Johnstone) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

11 mins:Foul by Owain Tudur-Jones (Inverness CT).

11 mins:Liam Craig (St Johnstone) wins a free kick.

9 mins:Foul by Owain Tudur-Jones (Inverness CT).

9 mins:Murray Davidson (St Johnstone) wins a free kick.

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

6 mins:Foul by Frazer Wright (St Johnstone).

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

6 mins:Foul by Owain Tudur-Jones (Inverness CT).

6 mins:Murray Davidson (St Johnstone) wins a free kick.

5 mins:Offside, St Johnstone. Gregory Tade tries a through ball, but Gregory Tade is caught offside.

4 mins:Hand ball by Billy McKay (Inverness CT).

2 mins:Attempt missed. David Mackay (St Johnstone) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left misses to the right.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • Scottish Premier League
  • 29 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • McDiarmid Park
  • Attendance: 2,975
St JohnstoneSt JohnstonevInvernessInverness
00

match report

Inverness failed to score for the first time this season but stretched their unbeaten run to nine games with a 0-0 SPL draw at St Johnstone.

Caley Thistle retained second place in the Scottish Premier League with the draw.

Inverness had found the net in their previous 25 matches this season, with their SPL games averaging four goals a game, but they found St Johnstone difficult to break down despite having two one-on-ones in the opening stages, neither straightforward.

Gregory Tade had a similar chance saved for the hosts, who also saw David McCracken's header cleared off the line, but the game lacked the spark associated with Inverness throughout the season.

SPL top goalscorer Billy McKay had the opportunity to add to his tally in the second minute when he got the better of Frazer Wright on the left wing and bore down on goal but the angle proved too tight and he curled just beyond the far post.

McKay's lay-off soon set up Andrew Shinnie to run through on goal after nutmegging Wright. The Scotland international got past another defender but Alan Mannus was quickly off his line and blocked the shot with his legs.

The 10th minute saw widespread applause in a planned tribute for former Motherwell captain Phil O'Donnell, who died five years ago on Saturday after collapsing during a game against Dundee United.

St Johnstone's first effort on goal came from Liam Craig's powerful free-kick from 30 yards but it was straight at Antonio Reguero, who punched away.

Saints came close in the 41st minute when McCracken met Craig's deep corner but Owain Tudur Jones headed off the line. Caley Thistle almost snatched a half-time lead when McKay's flick set up Aaron Doran, whose angled left-footed shot was stopped by the diving Alan Mannus.

Saints changed their strikeforce in the 59th minute when Rowan Vine replaced Steven MacLean and the substitute soon played Tade through but the former Inverness forward could not steer his shot past Reguero, who blocked with his feet.

Tade almost made amends with a persistent run at the heart of the visiting defence that allowed Dave Mackay a strike at goal with Reguero stranded, but Warren was quickly out to block and Murray Davidson headed wide after Craig returned the ball into the box.

Conor Pepper and Philip Roberts came on for Inverness and the latter's header from a corner was flicked just over by McKay as the two sides shared the spoils.

team line-up

1Alan Mannus
18David McCracken
2David Mackay
3Callum Davidson
5Frazer Wright
8Murray Davidson
4Patrick Cregg76
22Peter Pawlett
10Liam Craig
17Steven MacLean59
9Gregory Tade

substitutes

11Nigel Hasselbaink76
19Gary Miller
40Andrew Steeves
14Kevin Moon
15Jonathan Tuffey
26Liam Caddis
23Rowan Vine59

referee

Bobby Madden

team line-up

12Antonio Reguero
2David Raven
5Gary Warren
3Graeme Shinnie
32Matthew Cooper
4Owain Tudur-Jones
10Andrew Shinnie74
8Ross Draper
7Billy McKay88
17Aaron Doran
9Richie Foran68

substitutes

18Shane Sutherland
22Conor Pepper68
23Philip Roberts74
19Gavin Morrison
21Liam Polworth
11Nick Ross88
1Ryan Esson

referee

Bobby Madden

match stats

possession %5148
shots on target41
shots off target63
corners65
tackles won00
offsides32