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  • Scottish Premier League
  • 2 January 2013, 3:00pm
  • Pittodrie
  • Attendance: 13,176
AberdeenAberdeenvDundee UDundee U
2
  • Vernon, 11
  • McGinn, 53
2
  • Gunning, 20
  • Langfield, og 34

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Match ends, Aberdeen 2, Dundee United 2.

90+3 mins:Second Half ends, Aberdeen 2, Dundee United 2.

90+2 mins:Attempt missed. Niall McGinn (Aberdeen) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

90+1 mins:Substitution, Aberdeen. Robert Milsom replaces Cameron Smith.

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

86 mins:Foul by Michael Gardyne (Dundee United).

86 mins:Clark Robertson (Aberdeen) wins a free kick.

85 mins:Substitution, Dundee United. Michael Gardyne replaces Johnny Russell.

85 mins:Attempt missed. Russell Anderson (Aberdeen) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Jonathan Hayes with a cross.

84 mins:Substitution, Aberdeen. Stephen Hughes replaces Ryan Fraser.

84 mins:Foul by Barry Douglas (Dundee United).

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

80 mins:Foul by John Rankin (Dundee United).

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

79 mins:Corner, Dundee United.

78 mins:Foul by Stuart Armstrong (Dundee United).

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

71 mins:Foul by Russell Anderson (Aberdeen).

71 mins:Johnny Russell (Dundee United) wins a free kick.

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

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

69 mins:Substitution, Dundee United. Darren Petrie replaces Jon Soutattar.

68 mins:Corner, Aberdeen.

66 mins:Attempt saved. Niall McGinn (Aberdeen) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

65 mins:Foul by John Rankin (Dundee United).

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

63 mins:Corner, Aberdeen.

62 mins:Attempt missed. Gavin Gunning (Dundee United) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Barry Douglas.

62 mins:Corner, Dundee United.

61 mins:Jonathan Hayes (Aberdeen) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

61 mins:Foul by Jonathan Hayes (Aberdeen).

61 mins:Stuart Armstrong (Dundee United) wins a free kick.

60 mins:Attempt missed. Scott Vernon (Aberdeen) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

59 mins:Foul by Joe Shaughnessy (Aberdeen).

59 mins:John Rankin (Dundee United) wins a free kick.

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

56 mins:Attempt saved. Stuart Armstrong (Dundee United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

55 mins:Offside, Aberdeen. Jonathan Hayes tries a through ball, but Jonathan Hayes is caught offside.

53 mins:Goal! Aberdeen 2, Dundee United 2. Niall McGinn (Aberdeen) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

53 mins:Foul by Gavin Gunning (Dundee United).

53 mins:Niall McGinn (Aberdeen) wins a free kick.

49 mins:Corner, Aberdeen.

49 mins:Attempt missed. Gavin Gunning (Dundee United) header from the right side of the box misses to the right.

48 mins:Corner, Dundee United.

47 mins:Corner, Dundee United.

46 mins:Foul by Willo Flood (Dundee United).

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

Second Half begins Aberdeen 1, Dundee United 2.

45+2 mins:First Half ends, Aberdeen 1, Dundee United 2.

44 mins:Attempt saved. Niall McGinn (Aberdeen) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

43 mins:Offside, Aberdeen. Ryan Fraser tries a through ball, but Ryan Fraser is caught offside.

42 mins:Attempt saved. Clark Robertson (Aberdeen) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

42 mins:Foul by Richie Ryan (Dundee United).

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

40 mins:Offside, Dundee United. Stuart Armstrong tries a through ball, but Stuart Armstrong is caught offside.

39 mins:Attempt missed. Willo Flood (Dundee United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

38 mins:Foul by Mark Reynolds (Aberdeen).

38 mins:Johnny Russell (Dundee United) wins a free kick.

37 mins:Corner, Aberdeen.

37 mins:Foul by Willo Flood (Dundee United).

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

35 mins:Hand ball by Willo Flood (Dundee United).

34 mins:Own Goal by Jamie Langfield, Aberdeen. Aberdeen 1, Dundee United 2.

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

31 mins:Foul by Clark Robertson (Aberdeen).

31 mins:Willo Flood (Dundee United) wins a free kick.

30 mins:Attempt missed. Johnny Russell (Dundee United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

29 mins:Hand ball by John Rankin (Dundee United).

26 mins:Corner, Aberdeen.

25 mins:Attempt saved. Johnny Russell (Dundee United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

25 mins:Corner, Aberdeen.

24 mins:Foul by Jonathan Hayes (Aberdeen).

24 mins:Barry Douglas (Dundee United) wins a free kick.

20 mins:Goal! Aberdeen 1, Dundee United 1. Gavin Gunning (Dundee United) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Barry Douglas with a cross.

19 mins:Foul by Russell Anderson (Aberdeen).

19 mins:John Rankin (Dundee United) wins a free kick.

17 mins:Offside, Dundee United. Johnny Russell tries a through ball, but Johnny Russell is caught offside.

16 mins:Attempt missed. Niall McGinn (Aberdeen) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Clark Robertson with a cross.

15 mins:Attempt saved. Niall McGinn (Aberdeen) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

14 mins:Foul by Richie Ryan (Dundee United).

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

11 mins:Goal! Aberdeen 1, Dundee United 0. Scott Vernon (Aberdeen) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ryan Fraser with a cross.

10 mins:Foul by Willo Flood (Dundee United).

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

9 mins:Foul by John Rankin (Dundee United).

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

6 mins:Corner, Dundee United.

4 mins:Attempt missed. Russell Anderson (Aberdeen) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Jonathan Hayes.

4 mins:Corner, Aberdeen.

2 mins:Foul by Mark Reynolds (Aberdeen).

2 mins:Johnny Russell (Dundee United) wins a free kick.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • Scottish Premier League
  • 2 January 2013, 3:00pm
  • Pittodrie
  • Attendance: 13,176
AberdeenAberdeenvDundee UDundee U
2
  • Vernon, 11
  • McGinn, 53
2
  • Gunning, 20
  • Langfield, og 34

match report

Niall McGinn's second-half free-kick gave Aberdeen a 2-2 draw with Dundee United in Wednesday's SPL clash at Pittodrie.

The home side had taken an early lead through Scott Vernon, but Gavin Gunning turned home a leveller, and Dons goalkeeper Jamie Langfield put through his own net to give the Arabs an unexpected half-time lead.

However, top scorer McGinn blasted a free-kick into the top corner to level the scores, and see that both sides began 2013 with a point.

Before kick-off, the selection which caused the biggest stir was the inclusion of John Souttar at right-back for Dundee United. The Aberdeen-born 16-year old was making his debut in his home town, and entered the record books as the youngest man ever to play for the Arabs at 16 years and 99 days.

The home side had the lead after 11 minutes. Joe Shaughnessy slipped a neat ball inside full-back Barry Douglas, and recalled winger Ryan Fraser hit the bye-line before pulling the ball back for Vernon to stroke home from six yards.

They could have had another shortly after, when Souttar's slack pass allowed McGinn to run from his own half. He checked, awaiting support, before opting to go himself, only to see his eight-yard shot palmed onto the woodwork by United keeper Radoslaw Cierzniak.

But the visitors were on level terms after 20 minutes. Daly's effort from a Douglas free-kick was saved by Langfield but he couldn't hold onto it, and Gunning threw himself at the ball to find the net from close range.

And they could have gone in front five minutes later had Johnny Russell not been so wasteful after an incisive counter-attack.

Jonny Hayes' corner was headed clear at the near post, allowing Stuart Armstrong the freedom of Pittodrie on the left. He played in Russell at the edge of the Dons area, but the striker shot straight at Langfield.

The striker passed up an even better opportunity just before the half-hour when Willo Flood dinked a neat pass into his path, but with only Langfield to beat he blazed over the crossbar.

He was again involved when his side did take the lead after 34 minutes- but it was Langfield who had the travelling support singing his name.

Russell sent in a low cross from the left, which Langfield seemed to have covered but, perhaps distracted by the run of Flood in front of him, the goalkeeper allowed the ball to slip through his legs and into the net.

The home side were back on level terms after 53 minutes, and it was top-scorer McGinn who grabbed the equaliser. Referee Alan Muir deemed Gunning to have fouled the former Celtic man as he went up for a header, and McGinn crashed his 20-yard free kick high past Cierzniak and into the top corner.

It was a nervy ending for United as Cammy Smith saw a low shot saved by Cierzniak, before a superb recovery challenge from Gunning denied McGinn, after Gunning's own hesitation seemed to allow the striker through on goal.

team line-up

1Jamie Langfield
3Clark Robertson
4Russell Anderson
22Mark Reynolds
23Joe Shaughnessy
5Gavin Rae
10Niall McGinn
11Jonathan Hayes
20Ryan Fraser84
38Cameron Smith91
9Scott Vernon

substitutes

32Jason Brown
18Stephen Hughes84
25Jamie Masson
19Mitchel Megginson
21Josh Magennis
14Rory Fallon
8Robert Milsom91

referee

Alan Muir

team line-up

1Radoslaw Cierzniak
5Gavin Gunning
2Sean Dillon
44Jon Soutattar69
3Barry Douglas
6Willo Flood
10Richie Ryan
8John Rankin
16Stuart Armstrong
7Johnny Russell85
9Jonathan Daly

substitutes

15Michael Gardyne85
40Darren Petrie69
13Steve Banks
18Ryan Dow
29Patrick Barrett
27Robert Thomson
51Rudolf Skacel

referee

Alan Muir

match stats

possession %5148
shots on target73
shots off target64
corners75
tackles won00
offsides52