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  • Scottish FA Cup
  • 11 December 2012, 7:45pm
  • Fir Park
  • Attendance: 4,516
MotherwellMotherwellvAberdeenAberdeen
1
  • Higdon, pen 90+2
2
  • Fallon, 51
  • Shaughnessy, 61

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Match ends, Motherwell 1, Aberdeen 2.

90+3 mins:Second Half ends, Motherwell 1, Aberdeen 2.

90+2 mins:Goal! Motherwell 1, Aberdeen 2. Michael Higdon (Motherwell) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

90+1 mins:Penalty conceded by Clark Robertson (Aberdeen) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

90 mins:Foul by Rory Fallon (Aberdeen).

90 mins:Steven Hammell (Motherwell) wins a free kick.

85 mins:Substitution, Motherwell. Fraser Kerr replaces Tom Hateley.

85 mins:Attempt missed. Robert McHugh (Motherwell) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

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

83 mins:Foul by Tom Hateley (Motherwell).

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

80 mins:Attempt missed. Niall McGinn (Aberdeen) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

79 mins:Foul by Tom Hateley (Motherwell).

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

79 mins:Attempt saved. Shaun Hutchinson (Motherwell) header from the centre of the box is saved.

78 mins:Foul by Josh Magennis (Aberdeen).

78 mins:Chris Humphrey (Motherwell) wins a free kick.

73 mins:Substitution, Motherwell. Robert McHugh replaces Henrik Ojamaa.

73 mins:Substitution, Motherwell. Zaine Francis-Angol replaces Adam Cummins.

71 mins:Attempt saved. Jonathan Hayes (Aberdeen) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

67 mins:Attempt saved. Rory Fallon (Aberdeen) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

65 mins:Corner, Motherwell.

61 mins:Goal! Motherwell 0, Aberdeen 2. Joe Shaughnessy (Aberdeen) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jonathan Hayes with a cross.

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

59 mins:Attempt missed. Joe Shaughnessy (Aberdeen) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

59 mins:Corner, Aberdeen.

59 mins:Corner, Aberdeen.

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

57 mins:Corner, Aberdeen.

57 mins:Corner, Motherwell.

56 mins:Foul by Niall McGinn (Aberdeen).

56 mins:Henrik Ojamaa (Motherwell) wins a free kick.

55 mins:Corner, Aberdeen.

54 mins:Foul by Adam Cummins (Motherwell).

54 mins:Rory Fallon (Aberdeen) wins a free kick.

51 mins:Goal! Motherwell 0, Aberdeen 1. Rory Fallon (Aberdeen) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Joe Shaughnessy.

Second Half begins Motherwell 0, Aberdeen 0.

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

42 mins:Attempt saved. Rory Fallon (Aberdeen) header from the centre of the box is saved.

39 mins:Foul by Mark Reynolds (Aberdeen).

39 mins:Michael Higdon (Motherwell) wins a free kick.

33 mins:Foul by Andrew Considine (Aberdeen).

33 mins:Henrik Ojamaa (Motherwell) wins a free kick.

32 mins:Offside, Motherwell. Michael Higdon tries a through ball, but Michael Higdon is caught offside.

32 mins:Foul by Michael Higdon (Motherwell).

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

29 mins:Foul by Rory Fallon (Aberdeen).

29 mins:Adam Cummins (Motherwell) wins a free kick.

29 mins:Corner, Aberdeen.

28 mins:Attempt saved. Jonathan Hayes (Aberdeen) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

27 mins:Corner, Motherwell.

27 mins:Foul by Gavin Rae (Aberdeen).

27 mins:Stuart Carswell (Motherwell) wins a free kick.

26 mins:Attempt missed. Jamie Murphy (Motherwell) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

20 mins:Foul by Keith Lasley (Motherwell).

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

20 mins:Foul by Mark Reynolds (Aberdeen).

20 mins:Henrik Ojamaa (Motherwell) wins a free kick.

14 mins:Attempt missed. Michael Higdon (Motherwell) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Chris Humphrey with a cross.

13 mins:Foul by Shaun Hutchinson (Motherwell).

13 mins:Rory Fallon (Aberdeen) wins a free kick.

9 mins:Foul by Michael Higdon (Motherwell).

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

9 mins:Hand ball by Stuart Carswell (Motherwell).

8 mins:Attempt missed. Chris Humphrey (Motherwell) left footed shot from the right side of the box.

7 mins:Foul by Andrew Considine (Aberdeen).

7 mins:Michael Higdon (Motherwell) wins a free kick.

7 mins:Attempt missed. Michael Higdon (Motherwell) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

6 mins:Foul by Gavin Rae (Aberdeen).

6 mins:Stuart Carswell (Motherwell) wins a free kick.

5 mins:Corner, Motherwell.

4 mins:Foul by Josh Magennis (Aberdeen).

4 mins:Jamie Murphy (Motherwell) wins a free kick.

3 mins:Attempt saved. Clark Robertson (Aberdeen) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Jonathan Hayes.

2 mins:Corner, Aberdeen.

2 mins:Attempt blocked. Josh Magennis (Aberdeen) right footed shot from long range on the left is blocked.

1 mins:Foul by Josh Magennis (Aberdeen).

1 mins:Chris Humphrey (Motherwell) wins a free kick.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • Scottish FA Cup
  • 11 December 2012, 7:45pm
  • Fir Park
  • Attendance: 4,516
MotherwellMotherwellvAberdeenAberdeen
1
  • Higdon, pen 90+2
2
  • Fallon, 51
  • Shaughnessy, 61

match report

Rory Fallon returned to torment Motherwell in the Scottish Cup as Aberdeen claimed a 2-1 victory in the fourth-round at Fir Park.

New Zealand striker Fallon, scorer of both goals in the Scottish Cup quarter-final win at Fir Park last season, netted a sublime 51st-minute strike and 10 minutes later Joe Shaughnessy completed a flowing move with the second, his first for the Dons.

Michael Higdon's stoppage-time penalty was merely a consolation as Motherwell, the 2011 runners-up who had lost just once in 13 prior games against Aberdeen, tumbled out of the cup to the same opponents for a second successive season.

Darren Randolph held an early header from the recalled Fallon before Jamie Langfield saved from Stuart Carswell after the midfielder drifted into the area unmarked and was found by Jamie Murphy.

Motherwell pushed on, with Murphy and Chris Humphrey threats, but were unable to test Langfield again in the opening period.

Higdon headed a Humphrey cross off target before Murphy moved into the area and a clumsy Shaughnessy stumbled into his back.

The Motherwell winger stayed on his feet, meaning referee Willie Collum, the official who awarded a controversial penalty in Sunday's Dundee derby, was not required to grant another spot-kick. A penalty would surely have been the result had Murphy gone to ground.

Aberdeen came close once more when Hayes, who was lively throughout, and Clark Robertson combined down the left and the full-back crossed to the back post. Fallon headed goalwards, but Randolph saved well before scrambling clear at the feet of Niall McGinn.

The visitors took the lead six minutes after the restart following a disputed corner deep in their own half.

The ball was worked up the left, McGinn crossed and Scott Vernon headed back across goal for Fallon to pounce with a precision volley which found the top corner.

The Dons continued to threaten and Vernon played McGinn through, the striker shooting towards Randolph's near post as the goalkeeper saved.

Shaughnessy's shot from the resulting corner flashed narrowly wide before the Dons raced through the Well rearguard once more.

McGinn again was to the fore, playing the ball back for Fallon, who had only Randolph to beat. Fallon's shot was met with a firm hand and McGinn's follow up ballooned off target.

Motherwell failed to heed the warnings, but could do little about Aberdeen's second as they were cut open. Jonny Hayes raced down the left to the by-line and crossed low, right-back Shaughnessy racing to meet it for a simple tap-in.

Hayes' attempt at a cheeky chip did not pay off, but slowly Motherwell were coming back into the game and Shaun Hutchinson headed weakly at Langfield from a Keith Lasley free-kick.

Try as they might Motherwell never looked like breaching the Dons defence until a penalty was awarded for handball against Robertson. Higdon's spot-kick went in off Langfield but it was the final act as the Dons advanced.

team line-up

1Darren Randolph
3Steven Hammell
5Shaun Hutchinson
30Adam Cummins73
14Keith Lasley
6Tom Hateley85
18Stuart Carswell
7Chris Humphrey
8Henrik Ojamaa73
9Michael Higdon
11Jamie Murphy

substitutes

19Fraser Kerr85
26Zaine Francis-Angol73
15Simon Ramsden
12Lee Hollis
16Robert McHugh73

referee

William Collum

team line-up

1Jamie Langfield
6Andrew Considine
3Clark Robertson
22Mark Reynolds
23Joe Shaughnessy
10Niall McGinn
11Jonathan Hayes
5Gavin Rae
9Scott Vernon
14Rory Fallon
21Josh Magennis

substitutes

32Jason Brown
38Cameron Smith
25Jamie Masson
19Mitchel Megginson
34Declan McManus

referee

William Collum

match stats

possession %5247
shots on target28
shots off target53
corners46
tackles won00
offsides11