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  • Scottish Premier League
  • 15 February 2013, 7:45pm
  • Pittodrie
  • Attendance: 7,841
AberdeenAberdeenvDundeeDundee
1
  • McGinn, 18
0

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Match ends, Aberdeen 1, Dundee 0.

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

90+3 mins:Corner, Aberdeen.

90+2 mins:Attempt blocked. Gary Harkins (Dundee) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90+1 mins:Foul by Gavin Rae (Aberdeen).

90+1 mins:Nicholas Riley (Dundee) wins a free kick.

87 mins:Foul by Gary Irvine (Dundee).

87 mins:Robert Milsom (Aberdeen) wins a free kick.

84 mins:Foul by Gary Irvine (Dundee).

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

83 mins:Attempt missed. Robert Milsom (Aberdeen) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

81 mins:Foul by Brian Easton (Dundee).

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

80 mins:Substitution, Dundee. Colin Nish replaces Ryan Conroy.

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

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

77 mins:Foul by Gary Irvine (Dundee).

77 mins:Robert Milsom (Aberdeen) wins a free kick.

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

75 mins:Substitution, Aberdeen. Josh Magennis replaces Joe Shaughnessy.

74 mins:Foul by Lewis Toshney (Dundee).

74 mins:Robert Milsom (Aberdeen) wins a free kick.

73 mins:Foul by Joe Shaughnessy (Aberdeen).

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

69 mins:Corner, Aberdeen.

67 mins:Foul by Scott Vernon (Aberdeen).

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

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

65 mins:Substitution, Aberdeen. Robert Milsom replaces Peter Pawlett.

64 mins:Declan Gallagher (Dundee) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

64 mins:Foul by Declan Gallagher (Dundee).

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

62 mins:Attempt missed. Ryan Conroy (Dundee) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

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

62 mins:Substitution, Aberdeen. Gary Naysmith replaces Clark Robertson because of an injury.

61 mins:Attempt missed. John Baird (Dundee) right footed shot from the right side of the box.

60 mins:Hand ball by Scott Vernon (Aberdeen).

57 mins:Foul by Gavin Rae (Aberdeen).

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

56 mins:Attempt missed. Niall McGinn (Aberdeen) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

55 mins:Hand ball by Iain Davidson (Dundee).

53 mins:Attempt missed. Ryan Conroy (Dundee) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

52 mins:Foul by Jim McAlister (Dundee).

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

52 mins:Corner, Dundee.

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

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

50 mins:Foul by Gavin Rae (Aberdeen).

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

48 mins:Foul by Clark Robertson (Aberdeen).

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

47 mins:Corner, Dundee.

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

Second Half begins Aberdeen 1, Dundee 0.

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

44 mins:John Baird (Dundee) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the left side of the box.

43 mins:Corner, Aberdeen.

42 mins:Attempt blocked. Stephen Hughes (Aberdeen) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

38 mins:Attempt missed. Isaac Osbourne (Aberdeen) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

36 mins:Foul by Lewis Toshney (Dundee).

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

33 mins:Offside, Dundee. Gary Harkins tries a through ball, but Gary Harkins is caught offside.

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

31 mins:Foul by Niall McGinn (Aberdeen).

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

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

26 mins:Corner, Dundee.

25 mins:Foul by Gavin Rae (Aberdeen).

25 mins:Iain Davidson (Dundee) wins a free kick.

24 mins:Foul by Iain Davidson (Dundee).

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

20 mins:Attempt missed. Gary Harkins (Dundee) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

18 mins:Goal! Aberdeen 1, Dundee 0. Niall McGinn (Aberdeen) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

18 mins:Corner, Dundee.

15 mins:Foul by Gary Irvine (Dundee).

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

15 mins:Corner, Aberdeen.

14 mins:Foul by Russell Anderson (Aberdeen).

14 mins:John Baird (Dundee) wins a free kick.

13 mins:Attempt saved. Brian Easton (Dundee) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

12 mins:Foul by Isaac Osbourne (Aberdeen).

12 mins:Gary Harkins (Dundee) wins a free kick.

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

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

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

7 mins:Attempt saved. Gary Harkins (Dundee) header from the right side of the box is saved. Assisted by John Baird with a cross.

5 mins:Attempt missed. Jonathan Hayes (Aberdeen) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

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

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • Scottish Premier League
  • 15 February 2013, 7:45pm
  • Pittodrie
  • Attendance: 7,841
AberdeenAberdeenvDundeeDundee
1
  • McGinn, 18
0

match report

Niall McGinn's 17th goal of the season was enough to guide Aberdeen to a 1-0 victory over SPL basement boys Dundee.

The home side made heavy work of their win on a Pittodrie pitch showing the scars of a hard winter, and they even had to play for the last 15 minutes with only 10 men, Isaac Osbourne going off injured after manager Craig Brown had made his third substitution.

Right from the off, Aberdeen were determined to attack a young and inexperienced Dundee central defence. As early as the third minute, a Johnny Hayes cross found Vernon at the back post, and although his close-range strike seemed to come off the arm of Gary Irvine, referee Brian Colvin was unmoved by the appeals for a penalty.

Ten minutes later, Dundee went close through Brian Easton, whose low shot was pushed away by Jamie Langfield. The Dons eventually scrambled clear as John Baird tried to pick out Lewis Toshney.

But after 18 minutes, Aberdeen took the lead, and a fine goal it was. McGinn picked up the ball on the halfway line and shuffled past two men before unleashing a low, 20-yard drive which bounced just in front of Rab Douglas, and nestled in the back of the net.

It was a full 20 minutes before the next real chance for either side. Douglas punched away a Hayes cross and Osbourne set himself for a strike from the edge of the area, but sliced his right-footed effort well wide of the upright.

A minute before the interval, the visitors were within inches of an equaliser. Gary Harkins played in Jim McAlister, and the former Morton man cannoned a shot past Langfield, off the underside of the crossbar and back out.

The Dees started the second half brightly and, six minutes in, McAlister tried a low shot from the edge of the area, which Langfield did well to push round the post.

Aberdeen made the first move from the bench just after the hour, with Naysmith replacing Clark Robertson, but a minute either side of the change, Dundee had half-chances for Baird and Riley, though neither really connected with their shot, and former Dark Blue Langfield remained untested.

The Dons switched Rob Milsom for Peter Pawlett with 25 minutes left, and five minutes later they had a brief glimpse of goal as McGinn flicked a shot across the face of goal with the outside of his right foot.

The third and final change for the home side saw Josh Magennis replace Joe Shaughnessy, much to the chagrin of the home support, and they cruelly lost Osbourne to injury just a minute later, reducing them to 10 men.

Dundee were making a decent attempt to find a way back into the game even before Osbourne went off, and they quickly brought on Nish for Conroy in a bid to make the most of their man advantage, but it was not to be for Barry Smith's men.

team line-up

1Jamie Langfield
23Joe Shaughnessy75
3Clark Robertson62
4Russell Anderson
10Niall McGinn
5Gavin Rae
11Jonathan Hayes
15Peter Pawlett65
16Isaac Osbourne
18Stephen Hughes
9Scott Vernon

substitutes

17Gary Naysmith62
14Rory Fallon
21Josh Magennis75
38Cameron Smith
20Dan Twardzik
2Ryan Jack
8Robert Milsom65

referee

Brian Colvin

team line-up

1Robert Douglas
2Gary Irvine
25Lewis Toshney
18Declan Gallagher
26Brian Easton
7Nicholas Riley
11Ryan Conroy80
6Iain Davidson
29Gary Harkins
20Jim McAlister
10John Baird

substitutes

22David Morgan
17Kyle Benedictus
24Colin Nish80
8Kevin McBride
36Alex Baird
15Steven Milne
3Matthew Lockwood

referee

Brian Colvin

match stats

possession %5049
shots on target23
shots off target45
corners44
tackles won00
offsides76