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  • Scottish Premier League
  • 2 January 2013, 2:00pm
  • McDiarmid Park
  • Attendance: 5,055
St JohnstoneSt JohnstonevDundeeDundee
1
  • Craig, 33
0

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Match ends, St Johnstone 1, Dundee 0.

90+4 mins:Second Half ends, St Johnstone 1, Dundee 0.

90+3 mins:Corner, Dundee.

90+1 mins:Corner, St Johnstone.

89 mins:Foul by Kevin McBride (Dundee).

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

86 mins:Corner, St Johnstone.

86 mins:Attempt blocked. Steven MacLean (St Johnstone) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

84 mins:Foul by Iain Davidson (Dundee).

84 mins:Thomas Scobbie (St Johnstone) wins a free kick.

82 mins:Substitution, St Johnstone. Nigel Hasselbaink replaces Rowan Vine.

82 mins:Substitution, Dundee. John Baird replaces Steven Milne.

78 mins:Foul by David Mackay (St Johnstone).

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

77 mins:Foul by Chris Millar (St Johnstone).

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

75 mins:Attempt missed. Nicholas Riley (Dundee) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

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

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

73 mins:Frazer Wright (St Johnstone) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Liam Craig.

73 mins:Corner, St Johnstone.

71 mins:Corner, Dundee.

70 mins:Peter Pawlett (St Johnstone) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

69 mins:Foul by Jim McAlister (Dundee).

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

68 mins:Substitution, St Johnstone. Steven MacLean replaces Gregory Tade.

67 mins:Foul by Iain Davidson (Dundee).

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

64 mins:Substitution, Dundee. Mark Stewart replaces Colin Nish.

64 mins:Corner, Dundee.

63 mins:Attempt blocked. Colin Nish (Dundee) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

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

63 mins:Lewis Toshney (Dundee) wins a free kick.

62 mins:Murray Davidson (St Johnstone) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

62 mins:Foul by Murray Davidson (St Johnstone).

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

60 mins:Foul by Iain Davidson (Dundee).

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

59 mins:Attempt missed. Rowan Vine (St Johnstone) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

58 mins:Jim McAlister (Dundee) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

57 mins:Foul by Jim McAlister (Dundee).

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

52 mins:Substitution, Dundee. Kevin McBride replaces Stephen O'Donnell.

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

49 mins:Declan Gallagher (Dundee) wins a free kick.

47 mins:Stephen O'Donnell (Dundee) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

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

46 mins:Hand ball by Gregory Tade (St Johnstone).

Second Half begins St Johnstone 1, Dundee 0.

45+1 mins:First Half ends, St Johnstone 1, Dundee 0.

45+1 mins:Foul by Liam Craig (St Johnstone).

45+1 mins:Stephen O'Donnell (Dundee) wins a free kick.

43 mins:Foul by Declan Gallagher (Dundee).

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

42 mins:Attempt missed. Gregory Tade (St Johnstone) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Liam Craig.

42 mins:Corner, St Johnstone.

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

41 mins:Rowan Vine (St Johnstone) wins a free kick.

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

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

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

39 mins:Stephen O'Donnell (Dundee) wins a free kick.

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

37 mins:Steven Milne (Dundee) wins a free kick.

36 mins:Foul by Peter Pawlett (St Johnstone).

36 mins:Robert Douglas (Dundee) wins a free kick.

35 mins:Attempt missed. Iain Davidson (Dundee) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high.

35 mins:Substitution, St Johnstone. Thomas Scobbie replaces Callum Davidson.

34 mins:Foul by Callum Davidson (St Johnstone).

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

33 mins:Goal! St Johnstone 1, Dundee 0. Liam Craig (St Johnstone) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Peter Pawlett.

29 mins:Foul by Nicholas Riley (Dundee).

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

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

23 mins:Foul by Peter Pawlett (St Johnstone).

23 mins:Brian Easton (Dundee) wins a free kick.

21 mins:Offside, Dundee. Nicholas Riley tries a through ball, but Nicholas Riley is caught offside.

16 mins:Foul by Gary Irvine (Dundee).

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

16 mins:Attempt missed. Declan Gallagher (Dundee) header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Jim McAlister.

15 mins:Corner, Dundee.

15 mins:Foul by Callum Davidson (St Johnstone).

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

14 mins:Foul by David McCracken (St Johnstone).

14 mins:Steven Milne (Dundee) wins a free kick.

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

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

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

8 mins:Hand ball by Gary Irvine (Dundee).

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

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • Scottish Premier League
  • 2 January 2013, 2:00pm
  • McDiarmid Park
  • Attendance: 5,055
St JohnstoneSt JohnstonevDundeeDundee
1
  • Craig, 33
0

match report

Liam Craig grabbed the only goal of the game to hand St Johnstone a 1-0 victory as Dundee's SPL survival hopes were dealt a further blow.

Nearest rivals Ross County's own match fell victim to the weather but the Dens Park side failed to edge closer to the Highland outfit. Defeat means Dundee have claimed just one point from their last seven matches.

The home side started well with plenty of possession but the first chance instead fell to Dundee when Iain Davidson collected a Colin Nish pass and lashed just over from inside the area.

Saints almost sparked the match into life after 31 minutes when an angled drive from the left from Rowan Vine forced a rapid response from Brian Easton, who cleared off the line.

The game was crying out for a goal and the breakthrough came two minutes later.

Gregory Tade delivered a cross from the right and as Peter Pawlett challenged Dundee keeper Rab Douglas the ball broke kindly for Craig and he rifled it into the empty net from 10 yards.

Dundee were dealt an injury blow when Stephen O'Donnell left the field on a stretcher after 53 minutes following a clash with Murray Davidson.

The home side claimed for a penalty when Tade went to ground under pressure from Declan Gallagher but there was no spot kick award by referee John McKendrick.

Saints were threatening again when Craig rolled a low free kick into the path of Vine and he hooked a shot inches wide of the far post.

At the other end, the Dark Blues almost levelled when Nish unleashed from 12 yards but a timely block from Scobbie ensured the effort dropped harmlessly over the crossbar.

Saints continued to push forward and Frazer Wright saw his header skim the crossbar after meeting Craig's free-kick.

Dundee were still hopeful of snatching a share of the points and Nicky Riley saw an impressive effort from distance fizz just past the upright but Saints held on.

team line-up

1Alan Mannus
5Frazer Wright
3Callum Davidson35
2David Mackay
18David McCracken
8Murray Davidson
22Peter Pawlett
10Liam Craig
7Chris Millar
23Rowan Vine82
9Gregory Tade68

substitutes

33Thomas Scobbie35
17Steven MacLean68
15Jonathan Tuffey
26Liam Caddis
11Nigel Hasselbaink82
40Andrew Steeves
14Kevin Moon

referee

John McKendrick

team line-up

1Robert Douglas
25Lewis Toshney
26Brian Easton
2Gary Irvine
18Declan Gallagher
7Nicholas Riley
6Iain Davidson
4Stephen O'Donnell52
24Colin Nish64
20Jim McAlister
15Steven Milne82

substitutes

5Neil McGregor
23Martin Boyle
36Alex Baird
27Mark Stewart64
10John Baird82
11Ryan Conroy
8Kevin McBride52

referee

John McKendrick

match stats

possession %5050
shots on target10
shots off target44
corners44
tackles won00
offsides02