Dundee v Aberdeen

Results

Scottish Premiership 2018-19

Kilmac Stadium

Dundee
Aberdeen
0 - 1
Final Score
Gary Mackay-Steven - 1 (75')
Game Statistics
1 Yellow cards 3
0 Red cards 0
8 Corner Kick 12
0 Saves 0
1 Shots on Goal 3
11 Shots 15
0%
Pass Accuracy
9.1%
Shot Accuracy
OFF
0
F
12
SH
11
0%
Pass Accuracy
20.0%
Shot Accuracy
OFF
0
F
13
SH
15
Ball Possession
46%
54%
Game Timeline
KO
KO
19. Lewis Ferguson
24'
6. Michael Devlin
32'
Adil Nabi
45'
8. Stephen Gleeson
49'
25. Bruce Anderson
56'
2. Cammy Kerr
67'
15. Craig Wighton
71'
5. Genséric Kusunga
74'
Chris Forrester
74'
11. Gary Mackay-Steven
75'
15. Scott Wright
80'
FT

Recap

A Gary Mackay-Steven penalty was the difference between the sides at Dens Park to give Aberdeen all three points against Dundee and give the Dons their first league win of the season.

Aberdeen made one change form the side that started against The Rangers last weekend.  Stevie May stepped in to replace the injured Scott McKenna.

Kharl Madianga had the first attempt on goal, after his attempt from 25 yards flew over the crossbar.

Mackay-Steven caused problems down the right flank for most of the game, and setup May, but his low drive was blocked by Nathan Ralph.

Aberdeen became more comfortable as they got into the came, with Andrew Considine nodding wide from a Niall McGinn cross.

May was unlucky not to score two minutes before the break in a packed penalty area, but Hamilton came to the rescue for Dundee.

Following the interval Dundee made an immediate change at half-time with Adil Nabi making his debut for Dundee in place of the injured Lewis Spence.

And it was Dundee who should have scored within two minutes of the second half starting.  Josh Meekings somehow failed to convert from an Elton Ngwatala corner.

The Dons made their first change in the 56th minute with Bruce Anderson coming on for Sam Cosgrove.

The goal eventually came for the Dons, after Bobby Madden pointed to the spot after Dundee defender Genseric Kusunga was penalised for handball and Gary Mackay-Steven calmly slotted the ball into the net as he sent Dundee goalie, Hamilton the wrong way.

McGinn, went close to a second with a curling free kick that was inches too high towards the end of the match but it wasn’t to be.

It wasn’t a pretty affair, but Derek McInnes will be happy with the win given the injuries that have blighted the team of late.

Derek McInnes said after the match “I thought wee Bruce gave us a spark up front,”

“We introduced him at the right time.

“We definitely thought about starting him today. He is infectious and was just sitting there desperate to get on.

“He gave the defenders something different to think about when he came on. He chased everything, he was like a wasp. Sometimes it’s difficult for defenders to react to that added energy so Bruce for that reason became more effective as a sub today.

“What he is is a goalscorer. There’s no other thought than getting the ball out his feet and shooting when he hits the ball.

“I could do with more in the team expecting to score like him – and that goes throughout, whether it be centre-halves going up at corners or midfielders.

“I need more with that intent that I’m going to score today rather hoping to score.”

 

Video

Details

Date Time League Season Full Time Attendance
11th August 2018 3:00 pm Scottish Premiership 2018-19 90' 7,581

Ground

Kilmac Stadium
Dens Park Stadium, Sandeman St, Dundee DD3 7JY, UK

Results

Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsPossession
Dundee00046%
Aberdeen01154%

Dundee

2Cammy Kerr 3 Goalkeeper
3Nathan Ralph 2 Defender
4Steven Caulker Defender
5Genséric Kusunga Defender 74'
9Sofien Moussa Forward
10Elton Ngwatala Midfielder
12Elliot Parish Goalkeeper
13Jack Hamilton Goalkeeper
18Paul McGowan Midfielder
22Karl Madianga Midfielder
24Josh Meekings Defender
27Jesse Curran Midfielder
28Lewis Spence 14 Midfielder
33Craig Wighton 11 Forward
11Jean Alassane Mendy 33 Forward
46Matthew Henvey Forward
45Callum Moore Midfielder
14Adil Nabi 28 Midfielder

Staff

Aberdeen

1Joe Lewis Goalkeeper
3Graeme Shinnie Defender
7Chris Forrester 8 Midfielder
8Stephen Gleeson 7 Midfielder 49'
10Niall McGinn Forward
11Gary Mackay-Steven Midfielder 75'
15Scott Wright 17 Forward
16Sam Cosgrove 25 Forward
17Stevie May 15 Forward
18Michael Devlin Defender 32'
19Lewis Ferguson Midfielder 24'
20Tomáš Černý Goalkeeper
21Dominic Ball Defender
23Frank Ross Midfielder
24Dean Campbell Midfielder
25Bruce Anderson 16 Forward
36Ryan Harrington Defender
4Andrew Considine Defender

Staff

Match Stats

Goals
0
1
Assists
0
0
Yellow Cards
1
3
Red Cards
0
0
DRB
0
0
CK
8
12
OFF
0
0
F
12
13
S
0
1
MIN
0
900
P%
0
0
KP
0
0
PS
0
0
PA
0
0
PKG
0
1
PKA
0
1
SH%
9.1
20.0
SOG
1
3
SH
11
15

Officials

Referee
Bobby Madden
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