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  • Scottish Premier League
  • 30 January 2013, 7:30pm
  • McDiarmid Park
  • Attendance: 2,167
St JohnstoneSt JohnstonevAberdeenAberdeen
3
  • Tade, 33
  • Vine, 68
  • Mackay, 70
1
  • McGinn, 44

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Match ends, St Johnstone 3, Aberdeen 1.

90+3 mins:Second Half ends, St Johnstone 3, Aberdeen 1.

90+2 mins:Offside, Aberdeen. Niall McGinn tries a through ball, but Niall McGinn is caught offside.

90+2 mins:Corner, Aberdeen.

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

90 mins:Foul by Joe Shaughnessy (Aberdeen).

90 mins:Michael Doughty (St Johnstone) wins a free kick.

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

88 mins:Peter Pawlett (Aberdeen) wins a free kick.

85 mins:Attempt missed. Liam Craig (St Johnstone) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

83 mins:Substitution, St Johnstone. Thomas Scobbie replaces Rowan Vine.

83 mins:Corner, Aberdeen.

82 mins:Corner, Aberdeen.

82 mins:Attempt blocked. Robert Milsom (Aberdeen) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

76 mins:Offside, Aberdeen. Robert Milsom tries a through ball, but Robert Milsom is caught offside.

76 mins:Substitution, Aberdeen. Robert Milsom replaces Isaac Osbourne.

75 mins:Corner, St Johnstone.

74 mins:Substitution, Aberdeen. Peter Pawlett replaces Rory Fallon.

74 mins:Attempt missed. Rory Fallon (Aberdeen) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

72 mins:Foul by Michael Doughty (St Johnstone).

72 mins:Isaac Osbourne (Aberdeen) wins a free kick.

72 mins:Stephen Hughes (Aberdeen) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

71 mins:Foul by Stephen Hughes (Aberdeen).

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

70 mins:Goal! St Johnstone 3, Aberdeen 1. David Mackay (St Johnstone) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Steven MacLean.

69 mins:Foul by Gavin Rae (Aberdeen).

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

68 mins:Goal! St Johnstone 2, Aberdeen 1. Rowan Vine (St Johnstone) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the high centre of the goal.

68 mins:Corner, St Johnstone.

66 mins:Substitution, Aberdeen. Jonathan Hayes replaces Scott Vernon.

63 mins:Substitution, St Johnstone. Michael Doughty replaces Nigel Hasselbaink.

63 mins:Attempt missed. Clark Robertson (Aberdeen) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

62 mins:Foul by Gavin Rae (Aberdeen).

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

62 mins:Attempt missed. Niall McGinn (Aberdeen) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

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

61 mins:Josh Magennis (Aberdeen) wins a free kick.

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

59 mins:Foul by Isaac Osbourne (Aberdeen).

59 mins:Nigel Hasselbaink (St Johnstone) wins a free kick.

56 mins:Rowan Vine (St Johnstone) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

54 mins:Attempt missed. Gavin Rae (Aberdeen) header from the centre of the box is too high.

53 mins:Foul by Isaac Osbourne (Aberdeen).

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

52 mins:Foul by Scott Vernon (Aberdeen).

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

52 mins:Corner, Aberdeen.

51 mins:Attempt blocked. Scott Vernon (Aberdeen) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

49 mins:Offside, Aberdeen. Scott Vernon tries a through ball, but Scott Vernon is caught offside.

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

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

Second Half begins St Johnstone 1, Aberdeen 1.

45+2 mins:First Half ends, St Johnstone 1, Aberdeen 1.

45 mins:Foul by Isaac Osbourne (Aberdeen).

45 mins:Nigel Hasselbaink (St Johnstone) wins a free kick.

44 mins:Goal! St Johnstone 1, Aberdeen 1. Niall McGinn (Aberdeen) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Josh Magennis with a cross.

43 mins:Foul by Nigel Hasselbaink (St Johnstone).

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

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

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

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

35 mins:Corner, Aberdeen.

35 mins:Attempt blocked. Josh Magennis (Aberdeen) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

33 mins:Goal! St Johnstone 1, Aberdeen 0. Gregory Tade (St Johnstone) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

32 mins:Attempt saved. Gregory Tade (St Johnstone) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

31 mins:Corner, Aberdeen.

30 mins:Attempt blocked. Niall McGinn (Aberdeen) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

24 mins:Foul by Nigel Hasselbaink (St Johnstone).

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

19 mins:Foul by Scott Vernon (Aberdeen).

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

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

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

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

14 mins:Stephen Hughes (Aberdeen) wins a free kick.

13 mins:Foul by Rory Fallon (Aberdeen).

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

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

6 mins:Attempt saved. Frazer Wright (St Johnstone) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Liam Craig.

5 mins:Corner, St Johnstone.

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

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • Scottish Premier League
  • 30 January 2013, 7:30pm
  • McDiarmid Park
  • Attendance: 2,167
St JohnstoneSt JohnstonevAberdeenAberdeen
3
  • Tade, 33
  • Vine, 68
  • Mackay, 70
1
  • McGinn, 44

match report

St Johnstone capitalised on some hesitant Aberdeen defending as two goals in three second-half minutes sealed a 3-1 victory at McDiarmid Park.

Rowan Vine hooked home after a 68th-minute corner and Dave Mackay soon forced home to move Saints above the Dons into fifth place in the SPL.

Gregory Tade opened the scoring for the home side in the 33rd minute after a mistake from stand-in centre-back Isaac Osbourne, but Niall McGinn's superb volley had brought the Dons level a minute before half-time.

St Johnstone midfielder Liam Craig had an early header cleared off the line by Clark Robertson, but that was a rare piece of goalmouth action in the first half hour with the wind appearing to cause problems for the players.

Then Tade was gifted a chance to give his side the lead, when Osbourne took a poor touch after Callum Davidson had played a hopeful ball up the left flank and allowed the striker to run through on goal, with the former Raith Rovers and Inverness striker making no mistake, taking the ball around Langfield and stroking home before Osbourne could get back.

McGinn's cross soon took out home goalkeeper Alan Mannus and allowed Rory Fallon a great chance to equalise but Mackay got a touch just before the New Zealand international, who could not divert it home.

Aberdeen equalised out of the blue. Stephen Hughes played the ball down the right to Magennis, who got away from Davidson and sent over a dangerous ball into the heart of the goalmouth. McGinn reacted quickly and was well placed, but the chance was far from easy and he struck a powerful first-time effort into the roof of the net.

Michael Doughty, who signed on loan from QPR, replaced Nigel Hasselbaink in the 64th minute as Saints matched Aberdeen's 4-3-3 formation.

And they soon went ahead following Craig's deep corner. Langfield stayed on his line and Magennis could only head into the air under pressure from Vine, who showed impressive agility to volley into the roof of the net.

Saints doubled their lead two minutes later with Vine again capitalising on hesitancy. The forward chased a ball dinked into the left channel and appeared second favourite - but he hurled himself towards the ball and neither Robertson nor Magennis could clear with Langfield again staying put. The ball broke for Mackay, who fired home from close range.

Aberdeen claimed for a penalty when substitute Hayes hit the ball off Frazer Wright but referee Steven MacLean played on and the visitors could not get back into the game.

team line-up

1Alan Mannus
5Frazer Wright
2David Mackay
3Callum Davidson
18David McCracken
10Liam Craig
4Patrick Cregg
9Gregory Tade
17Steven MacLean
11Nigel Hasselbaink63
23Rowan Vine83

substitutes

15Jonathan Tuffey
34Kieran Stewart
16Michael Doughty63
43Gareth Rodger
39Scott Gray
41Christopher Kane
33Thomas Scobbie83

referee

Steven McLean

team line-up

1Jamie Langfield
22Mark Reynolds
23Joe Shaughnessy
3Clark Robertson
16Isaac Osbourne76
18Stephen Hughes
5Gavin Rae
10Niall McGinn
14Rory Fallon74
21Josh Magennis
9Scott Vernon66

substitutes

34Declan McManus
11Jonathan Hayes66
13Nicky Low
30Daniel Rogers
38Cameron Smith
15Peter Pawlett74
8Robert Milsom76

referee

Steven McLean

match stats

possession %4950
shots on target51
shots off target25
corners36
tackles won00
offsides35