24/08/2014 Sportscene


24/08/2014

Jonathan Sutherland presents highlights of Celtic v Inverness Caledonian Thistle, Ross County v Dundee United, Aberdeen v St Johnstone and Motherwell v Kilmarnock.


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STUDIO: Good evening, the third weekend of the premiership season

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already, six one or two surprise results and as always, a countless

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number of talking points, controversial moments and goals

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galore. A couple of top pundits joining us as well. They will be

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crunching the numbers with us this evening. We begin with first against

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second, Inverness began the weekend in pole position. Celtic in second.

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Who would be top of the pile come the final whistle?

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COMMENTATOR: What a strike that is! The 19-year-old from Brussels!

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Spectacular effort! All of the headlines coming, the

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Celtic line-up, it is easy for John Hughes and Caley Thistle, the same

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11 starting again, two wins and a draw, no goals conceded so far for

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the league leaders. No fewer than ten changes in the Celtic 11 from

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the one that began in Slovenia in midweek:

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Only Charlie Mulgrew survives from the start.

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Shinnie we've set. -- weaves it. They thought that had gone in, as

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did John Hughes, he has just passed from Tanzi. The skipper, Shinnie,

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Williams... It is a bright start from the highlanders.

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Highly ambitious from Tansey. But why not have a go? The Celtic boss,

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with a big decision beforehand, to rescue the players ahead of the

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play-off second leg. Tipped over by Dean Brill, the goalkeeper. Good

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effort from Efe Ambrose. The likes of wild sick -- Twardzik in the

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line-up. Teemu Pukki you is going to get a second bite at the cherry. --

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Teemu Pukki. Getting the first bombs from his team-mates, Little wonder,

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yet to concede a goal so far this season, Dean Brill, and 22 clean

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sheets last season. Biting back, Twardzik. Hitting the deck...

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Referee Matt and says no penalty. -- Madden. Celtic trying to make Caley

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Thistle soph on the counter, Kris Commons can do that but he has been

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denied by Brill. This was the penalty shout.

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Christie, down under the challenge of wild Twardzik --.

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-- Twardzik. On loan at Coventry last season, working some space...

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Wonderful effort, and that time, the goalkeeper was beaten.

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He has got his crossbar to thank for keeping the score line 0-0.

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Top-of-the-line by Mulberry. Finding great space.

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Celtic have not failed to score in a league game since December 29, 2012.

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Griffiths got the only goal of the game for Hibernian that day.

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It is one that puts the league leaders in front against the

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champions. O Connell in for a start today, just his second appearance

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for the first team. And it came bouncing back off him. Not much that

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he could have done. Caley Thistle, fully deserving of

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their elite. Getting it back to Collins, the

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substitute. Great ball by Anthony Stokes.

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Shinnie, Williams now... Looking for a second. He has been robbed!

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Christie! Should have been two. The son of the Caley Thistle great,

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Charlie, Ryan Christie had the chance to cement his reputation

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there. Here come the highlanders on the

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counterattack, Celtic all of the way up the other end of the park,

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understandably, lock ticking down, Danny Williams moving through...

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Cannot get past the goalkeeper. They are so close to a famous victory

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here. We were unlucky on the goal but we

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will take it. -- they were unlucky. Scoring against Celtic, for the rest

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of the match, backs against the wall. We have got to think of

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Tuesday as well, I think we got a lot of answers today. We have got to

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work from there. STUDIO: Fantastic victory for Inverness, a lot was

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made of Celtic playing the second string yesterday but how much credit

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do Inverness deserve? Total credit, they still have top talent playing,

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Celtic, Griffiths is there, Charlie Mulgrew, Commons... You have still

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got to beat them, confidence is high, and the performance was

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excellent as well. Nothing but credit for them. For the neutrals,

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plenty of neutrals, glad to see Celtic dropping points as well. So

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that it does not become a procession. I thought that they were

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naive, making ten changes against the league leaders, who have not

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conceded. Tough day for Owen O'Connell, he gave away the goal.

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Was Billy Mackay definitely onside in the build-up? It is his movement

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that does the young Owen O'Connell, showing inexperience. There is

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nothing he can do about it. Clearly onside, Zaluska could do better. The

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movement has done him. The goalkeeper has got to be brave, if

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you are going to get anything on the ball, then you have got to take the

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hit. I would apportion blame all with the goalkeeper than with the

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youngster. Should Caley Thistle have had a penalty? I think so, I think

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that this is a penalty kick. A defender should not stick out his

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leg here. The first two angles are not great, but the referee is in a

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wonderful position. It is not this angle, it is the next one... He is

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hanging out a leg. He has caught him. You thought it was a wee bit

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theatrical. That is why he never got the penalty. Should have been a

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penalty? As soon as you do that you are in trouble. For me, a definite

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penalty. Ronnie Deila left out many players because of the match in the

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Champions League in midweek, Tuesday, usually important, how

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confident are you that Celtic will go through to the group stages? I'm

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very confident, Maribor will not progress. They did not -- I did not

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think they were a good team when they played Rangers, I do not think

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they are a good team now, basically have not progressed as 18. Massive

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match for Ronnie Deila. Absolutely huge. -- basically they have not

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progressed as a team. We will hope that they make it. Hamilton

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academical have raced out of the blocks in the premiership, they seem

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intent on proving everybody wrong, and it has been a good start the

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campaign proving those relegation predictions wrong. I would rather

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see us going down, trying to play good football then, playing good

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football, rather than plain bad football and staying up. On the

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ground, passing game, superb. COMMENTATOR: Following the red card

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last week, the goalkeeper is suspended, Gallagher comes in.

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Hamilton make only one change as they look to maintain their good

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start to the season. Longridge taking the place of Henry. Gill SP

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moves to full-back. -- Gillespie. Almost 50 years since the sides last

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met in a top tier match in Scottish football. Early chance for

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Longridge. A chance to put Hamilton in front. Denied by Paul Gallacher.

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Lovely floated ball through. This is for the opener, Ryan Stevenson...

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Straight at Michael McGovern. Expecting better from Ryan

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Stevenson. Higginbotham, driving it in... The

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pace of the shot taken off by canning. This was a lovely delivery.

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From cleaning, for Stevenson, you expected the next bulge. -- Keenan.

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-- you expected the net to bulge. Flicked a higher. Stevenson,

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knocking it on, this is a chance for Gary Fraser. -- flicked high. He has

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pulled it wide, but Thistle are pushing for the opener.

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Excellent save by Michael McGovern, terrific flowing football this time,

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from the home team. Looking for the bottom corner. Double change for

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Hamilton: It is a game of headers at the

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moment, year is Jason Scotland. Excellent ball, finding Danny

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Redmond. He has a man in the centre. It is Ali Crawford. And it is Paul

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Gallacher, to the rescue of this all, yet again. Looks as though he

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was going the wrong way, still got a hook to it. Deflecting it wide.

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Higginbotham. What a strike that is! Spectacular from the Thistle man!

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They are in front with five minutes left to play! No hanging about after

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the initial control. McGovern got a hand to it, could not keep it out.

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Picked up by Redmond. Anthony Andreu! Within 90 seconds, Hamilton

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are back level, it is a good strike from the substitute.

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Crawfords... Pushing it through, Balatoni has missed it, it is Jason

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Scotland! Two minutes into stoppage time, that will surely be the winner

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for Hamilton! Andreu Scored the first and it is

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another substitute that scores the second, the slip from Balatoni. And

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he was punished. Jason and Tony played a huge part in success last

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season. Jason has just recovered from injury. I have great options

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and I knew that bringing them in would do something the team. Luckily

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they got the two goals. We did not turn up today, we played into their

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hands. We were the home side, I think we needed to take the game by

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the scruff of the neck. STUDIO: Painful for Partick, heroic once

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again for Hamilton. You tipped Hamilton for the drop, are you

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sticking with that? It was not a tip, just a suggestion. Perhaps they

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can inspire the pundits and prove us wrong. Nine points after that first

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result, absolutely brilliant, confidence growing. They must fancy

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themselves to not even get into the relegation play-off and it is

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already that early in the season. Are you sticking by it? It is a long

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way to go! LAUGHTER Jason Scotland and Anthony Andreu

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coming on late in the match. It was the late late show. When they went

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1-0 up they were probably thinking they had won the match but when he

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seizes the ball, he's already the other side of the Partick

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midfielder, they should be tightening up with the game at 1-0,

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when the ball is passed, definitely on-site, and when he opens up his

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body, lovely finish. From the point of view of Partick they will be

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disappointed. They should be sitting deeper, seeing when you see it

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here... They still have plenty of bodies back, there is not much

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movement but I tell you what it is a fine finish, does not even take a

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touch. Big blow for Partick. It all happened at the end of the match,

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must have been so painful for Alan Archibald to be watching this. He

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admitted that, they will be disappointed defensively, good

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finisher and Jason Scotland, he has done it his whole career. Archie has

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admitted that Partick were not at their best, and Hamilton were.

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Resilient, that is the word that reduced. Start of the season for

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Partick, not great, but they had the hoodoo from hell, they will not want

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to see that comeback. When they thumped Ross County, that was put to

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bed, but two wins and a draw would have been a brilliant start,

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Archibald will be scratching his head. He used the word streetwise,

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that epitomises it. Plenty of chat about the new kill Marnoch plastic

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pitch and also about Motherwell's poor start to the premiership

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season. Both elements would come crashing together this weekend. --

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crashing. COMMENTATOR: Looking to build on

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their victory against Ross County last weekend, but if kill Marnoch

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are to do that, it will be without Slater and their new signing, who

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are both injured. Motherwell have lost their last two in a stuttering

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start of the season, Stuart McCall is satisfied, Ojamaa is fit enough

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to begin, having rejoined from the injury list.

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Muirhead, sizing it up. Little wonder! Wonderful goal for Robbie

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Muirhead! He has lashed this one past the goalkeeper, Twardzik. It

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may have moved through the wind. Getting the better of him, Muirhead

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is waiting... Decided to go it alone. Maybe living to regret that

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now. Looking lively. Infancy of his kill

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Marnoch career. Going it is only a matter of time,

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looks like. He's in behind here... Was he clipped by Pascali? That is

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the question Motherwell are asking now, of the referee. He says, no.

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John Sutton tried to stay on his feet, that may well have cost him

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and his team, if indeed he was clipped by the Italian.

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Did that come off the arm of Chandler? The referee and his

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assistant choosing to ignore that one. McManus has crumbled to the

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ground. The kill Marnoch fans are warming to

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Josh Magennis, we only saw him fleetingly when he was at

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Aberdeen... That is a bad challenge there, that could be a red card for

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Kerr. He has gone right in on Jamie Hamill here, very late and very

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ugly. It is a red card for the Motherwell defender.

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Absolutely majestic! That will surely be the points, double

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jeopardy for Motherwell, they lose a man and they lose another goal!

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Sammy Clingan! Rolled in by McGuinness, McKenzie! And then over,

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from O'Hara! Really good kill Marnoch performance, on the

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artificial turf. -- really good kill Marnoch -- Kilmarnock. Eremenko,

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McKenzie... It is just not going in for Josh

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Magennis, he has done everything but score. Real team performance,

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intelligent, passing the ball very well, Motherwell put pressure on us

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but we defended very well when they did that, I am very pleased. I do

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not think he clipped him... I think he's just an honest person trying to

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score a goal, trying to stay on his feet and then tumbling with the

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momentum. If he had gone down on contact, it would have been a red

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card and he would have gone off. Little things like that can change

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football teams. Pumping beats coming from the home dressing room, in

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terms of Muirhead and McGuinness, looks like kill Marnoch may have a

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good partnership on their hands. -- kill

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-- Kilmarnock. I worked with Josh at St Mirren and he has all of the

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attributes to do well. I think the defender backed off, taking the

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touch... You have got to go over the ball, Ni invites him to hit it.

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Again, possibly, straight at the goalkeeper. He has tremendous

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attributes, pace and power, directness, big John. Finishing? He

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has got to add that to his game. It is something that has been missing,

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the amount of goals he scores. He has presence, pace, power, the good

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attributes. Bit of competition for places with kill Marnoch as well.

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They have got several players, including Lee Miller. Motherwell do

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not have that competition, they have maybe Saturn, maybe Henrik jammer.

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-- Sutton. -- Henrik Ojamaa. In terms of decisions can they be

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feeling hard done by? Looking at it, maybe John Sutton... He has done him

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a favour by not going to ground straight. From his experience you

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would think that he would go down. They have overachieved. Fine line.

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Stonewall for me, armed to ball. You can see it. Was this a sending off?

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Definite sending-off, the argument made, play should have been stopped,

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it is at the referee 's discretion. I think that the game should have

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been stopped, that is the referee 's discretion, no doubt it was a red

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card. Who is most likely to finish in the top six? It is difficult to

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write off Motherwell, with their consistency levels, but I think they

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have missed Shaun Hutchinson leaving, he is a real big mess. I am

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going to say both! Because Kilmarnock our playing with

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confidence. LAUGHTER Good start to the season for Dundee

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United but it came to a halt last weekend, losing 6-1 at Illtyd Park.

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Could they pick themselves up for the visit of Ross County? So far,

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Ross County had played three and lost three. -- Celtic Park.

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COMMENTATOR: No Stuart Armstrong for Dundee United, that is the only

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change to the United side under an at Celtic Park last week. Mario

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Balotelli coming in. Three changes, Ross County look to win at Tannadice

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with a first time. -- Mario Balati. It is a good save. Kept his eye on

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it. Townsend. Taken down. Free kick. No

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complaints. Sends it in, nice ball, cheeky. 1-0, Dundee United. Will he

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escape the attentions of Scott Boyd and send them into the opposite

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corner? Court betwixt and in between. Made them pay. -- caught

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Some Bilate. -- some refreshment for Jackie McNamara.

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The move had broken down. Great resolve.

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Dundee United, starting the second half brightly. Giving that one away.

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Chance here for Ross County. Out wide. Comes short. Into Carey,

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brilliant ball... Missed by one but not by the other. Ross County

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level, Jake Jarvis did not miss that one. Classic counterattacking

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football. Jake Jervis Bay his run at the back post to perfection. One

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one, at Tannadice. -- 1-1. Good play... Had to be 2-1. Put on a

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plate for him. Did not take it. Linking well. Away from Payton.

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Chance for Ross County. Second great chance they have had to take the

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lead. Spurned the first one... Jake Jervis Bay and is that one well

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over. Payton... Pushed away by the goalkeeper. Good

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play from Dundee United, the pass from Payton, and first time in,

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Rankin. Gary Mackay-Steven... Cutting through, punched straight

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on... 2-1, United! Four minutes remaining. Dundee United back in

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front. Great match, a lot of energy. Two

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teams looking to attack. Having scored the first goal we are

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disappointed to lose the equaliser on the break when we were pushing

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forward, but I thought it was a good match. Overall, performance wise,

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delighted, it has been a defeat, it has been hard to take, because of

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the way that we played at times. Great for Dundee United to bounce

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back after the defeat against Celtic. Great moment for Chris

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Erskine. Yes, needed the same thing at Pittodrie the other day, couple

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of weeks ago. The goalkeeper needs to take a look

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at himself. Take it down on the half volley, superb. Jackie McNamara has

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a great problem, he has a lot of talent in the midfield areas to

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choose from. After losing Ryan Gauld, an opportunity for Chris

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Erskine. Chris Erskine is challenging. The goalkeeper has two

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looked at himself there. He has plunged it into the ground. Derek

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Adams talked about how United stole the game. County passed up their

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chances. They did. Creating their opportunities. County were in the

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same position last year. But they won't win games of the goalkeeper

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does things like that, anywhere but do that. This one for me, is

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fantastic play. I know what you are going to say. You have to do side

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footed of the net. Just open your foot up and guide it into the net

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but he tried to put the laces through it. How do you feel about

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Dundee United facing St Mirren next weekend? It will be a difficult

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game. The one criticism of them last year was they did not keep a lot of

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clean sheets but this year they have a new left-back and two new centre

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halves and I think they're looking good defensively and they are a

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threat going forward. It will be tough. Stevie May was on the

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scoresheet yesterday but sadly for St Johnstone fans it was for his new

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club, Sheffield Wednesday. The big question in Perth is how St

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Johnstone will cope without his goals. They faced a stern test

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yesterday, Aberdeen at McDiarmid Park. Rob MacLean was there for us.

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COMMENTATOR: Gary MacDonald and Lee Croft brought into the starting

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line-up for St Johnstone. Aberdeen club captain Russell Anderson is

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back in action on grass having stayed away from Camara's artificial

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pitch. He replaces Taylor in central defence. -- from Kilmarnock's

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artificial pitch. In from what the spoon. Gary MacDonald with a near

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post header. It flashed wide of target.

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That backpass is not finding Jamie Langfield. Steven MacLean with a

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golden chance for the opening goal. He can't quite believe he hasn't

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taken the opportunity here. What was Jonny Hayes thinking? Steven MacLean

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clips the out side of the post. Steven MacLean lining up for the

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shot. Langfield spills it and Gary MacDonald... He must have thought he

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was scoring here. Poor goalkeeping from Langfield. Should have been

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punished. St Johnstone miss another chance. In from Logan. Consett dine.

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A thumping header so close to putting Aberdeen ahead. --

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Considine. They could have been 1-0 in front.

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Miller's packs. Lee Croft threads it through for Steven MacLean in a good

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position. There is both Halloran. The shot was blocked by Andy

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Considine. St Johnstone are screaming penalty, claiming handball

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against the Aberdeen defender. Chris Miller was bundled over by

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Ryan Jack. Free kick quickly taken. Will Halloran looks to make

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something happen for Steven MacLean, and he does fact or! Steven MacLean

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strikes against his old team. Sharpshooting. Not picked up. He

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started the move and he finishes it. A yellow card which doesn't wipe the

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smile off his face. A miscue by Scobey. David Goodwill E is in here

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with a shot that rebound is off the chest of McManus. In a game of

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precious few opportunities for Aberdeen, that was half a chance for

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the substitute to strike. Aberdeen chasing an equaliser.

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Robson's pass. Down goes Peter Pawlett. That will be a yellow card

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for diving. There was a brush therewith Scobey 's not enough to

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knock over Peter Pawlett and he's booked for that. At the very least

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we should be the moaning the fact it was 0-0. But we lost a poor goal and

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we were chasing it from there on in. We had a couple of opportunities

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ourselves. We should maybe do better. We got into decent areas but

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were not convincing in the final third. A poor afternoon's work for

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others. We emphasise the importance of starting the game. If you don't

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start the game well it is so difficult in this league. We started

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well and were competitive from the first whistle and that helped build

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the overall performance. Great win for St Johnstone. Steven MacLean has

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three goals already. He had 11 last season. Could he get anywhere near

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the Stevie May total of 27? The onus is on him to get more goals, I think

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you can get more than 15. It is not just his goals, his intelligence.

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After the free kick he has space to run into. It is not the Aberdeen

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midfield's job to track him but they switch off. He runs onto the back

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watch row. He gains the yard, and that intelligence, that is what gets

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him away. I think Russell Anderson's eyes were taken off the

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run of Macdonald when he comes into the box. They contested finish and

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he's a good player. Did Peter Pawlett deserve his yellow card? It

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is a bit like Christie at Inverness. It is theatrical, not a natural

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fall. I think she gets lent on a little bit. You can see why he

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wasn't given the penalty. I think yellow card is harsh. He has been

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blocked so me times before for diving. He has gone down

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theatrically. I don't think it's a penalty kick. It's hard to give

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yellow but Craig Thomson produces it. Controversial. Were Aberdeen

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below par? Are other teams raising their game against them? Definitely.

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Aberdeen with their performances last year, winning the cup. We

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tipped them to be second. But they are now a scalp for other teams and

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they will have to handle that as other teams raise their game. We

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finish with St Mirren against Dundee. Could Paul Hartley's side,

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Dundee, build on the positive signs of their return to the top flight?

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COMMENTATOR: Tommy Craig makes two changes to the side that lost to

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Hamilton ten days ago. Jim Goodwin returns from suspension and bears a

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home debut for Adam Drury who joined midweek from Manchester City on

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loan. McBride comes in for Simon Ferry who was injured in the warm up

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for Dundee. Teenage striker Craig Whiten replaces Peter MacDonald

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upfront. Good ball to Maclean. He cuts it

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back. Adam Drury with the effort but cleared by the Dundee defence. The

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shot comes in by Naismith. Cleared away by the Dundee defence.

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Naismith, the goalkeeper got a hand to the ball to push it away. Long

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throw cleared but Adam Drury on the volley. What a debut that would have

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been for Adam Drury. On the volley from 12 yards out. But high over the

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crossbar. Paul McGinn, former St Mirren player, tackled by Jim

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Goodwin. A long ball through to Whiten. Good chances for Dundee as

:38:34.:38:38.

they have men forward. Harkins is all alone at the back post but it

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was a poor first touch which allows the St Mirren defence to get back

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again. Harkins, a great chance at the back post. Acres of space. His

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first touch took the ball too far away and it gives the defence time

:38:53.:38:56.

to get back. Maclean's Corner punched away by the goalkeeper. Good

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cross deep to the back post, knocked back. Naismith with the shot but it

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is cleared away. It was Kevin McBride putting his body on the

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line. is cleared away. It was Kevin

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McBride putting his Naismith from just eight yards out. Good ball

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again. Maclean. Adam Drury at the back post. If you can find him... He

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does but again his shot goes over the top of the crossbar. What a

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chance that was. Possibly the best of the game for St Mirren. Great

:39:35.:39:40.

ball by Maclean but not so good a finish by Adam Drury. A number of

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former buddies in the Dundee line-up this afternoon. Here's one of them,

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Gary Harkins. Long ball over the top cleared. A chance for Peter

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MacDonald. Good save by the goalkeeper. The Saints defence, it

:39:55.:40:01.

was Goodwin who cleared it. McDonald, he's only been on a few

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minutes as substitute. That was a terrific stop by the former Hearts

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keeper. A long, high ball. Macdonald has

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beaten the offside trap. Great first touch and great finish from Peter

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MacDonald to give Dundee the lead. It was the first touch by Macdonald

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that made the goal. It took him away from the Saints' defence. The

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goalkeeper with little chance. Great finish from the striker.

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Maclean with the corner. Another chance. Cleared away once again. A

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fantastic stop. Jason Naismith again. I thought we worked hard. We

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competed in terms of possession and passing the ball. But we are away

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from home. We had to grind out the result, had a few chances and the

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keeper made some saves but we will take the three points. A solid start

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so far. I want us to keep playing the way we are playing. I'm a firm

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believer in what we are doing. I know the fans will be frustrated and

:41:17.:41:20.

angry and they understand because they care about the club but overall

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I think we did more than enough to win the game today. Good victory for

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Dundee as their solid start to the season continues. Not St Mirren's

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day yesterday. You had 27 minutes off the bench yesterday. Peter

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MacDonald was the striker who stole the show. What do you make of his

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goal? And tested. Poor from us defensively. -- fantastic. His

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finish was excellent. He had a couple of efforts on goal and he

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caused us problems when he came on as substitute. Whether he was

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intending to go there, his first touch, he does not need a second and

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he slots it home. Plenty of chances yesterday for St Mirren. You were

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there but why couldn't they take those chances? I think it's

:42:09.:42:13.

confidence. They have new players at the club and they need something to

:42:14.:42:20.

happen for them. Jason Naismith had a lot of good opportunities in the

:42:21.:42:23.

match and he didn't take them but I would be more worried if we were

:42:24.:42:26.

looking disjointed and disorganised, weren't creating and passing, but we

:42:27.:42:30.

are doing all of those things and playing well. We just need something

:42:31.:42:34.

to drop for us which will be the catalyst for us to go on a run. This

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was the pick of the bunch. Young Adam probably should have done

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better. Jason had four attempts from right back yesterday. We are playing

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well but are missing the final touch. Not hitting the panic button.

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The McGinn brothers were up against each other. John against Paul. How

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did you gauge that? I think John was apprehensive knowing he was playing

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against his big brother. They are both great lads and they never

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shirked any challenges. Both getting fired into each other. I thought

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they both had good games. They were possibly more up for it because they

:43:12.:43:14.

were against each other. This was the funniest. A little brotherly

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love. Their mum can sort it out later when they get home. I think

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Paul was going to apologise to John for tackling. I don't think Paul

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Hartley was best pleased. Great victory for Dundee yesterday. Paul

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Hartley is doing well so far. Three draws and a win, six points, that is

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all you can ask for. They work hard. I thought St Mirren have the edge

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yesterday and they were the team who looked like they might win. But the

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hard work and endeavour got them that result in the end. At least one

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substitute made an impact yesterday. Peter MacDonald was inspirational in

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getting them that victory. Billy and Stephen, thank you very much will

:44:04.:44:06.

stop six games this weekend, what does it mean in terms of the

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Premiership table this evening? Inverness remained proudly on top

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with ten points after that victory over Celtic.

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There is a long way to go. The season has just started. We are back

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next week. Until then, from all of us, good night.

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Jonathan Sutherland introduces highlights from all the matches in the SPFL Premiership.

Celtic travel to Inverness knowing the chances of victory are high, winning three-quarters of all the league clashes between the sides including the last five games in the Highland capital. Billy McKay scored the winner the last time Caley won at Celtic Park in November 2012. Ross County face a Dundee United side buoyed by their opening-day victory over Aberdeen, while the Dons take on St Johnstone in Perth and Motherwell experience the new artificial pitch at Kilmarnock.


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