Aberdeen 1
Dundee 0
League (Premiership)


1 - 0


League (Premiership)
Saturday, March 17th, 2018
Pittodrie Stadium
Attendance: 15,208
3:00 PM Kick-off

Graeme Shinnie (35) None.

Team Managers
Derek McInnes Neil McCann

Starting Eleven
30. Freddie Woodman
2. Shay Logan
3. Graeme Shinnie
4. Andy Considine
5. Anthony O'Connor
19. Scott McKenna
23. Chidiebere Nwakali
7. Kenny McLean
22. Ryan Christie
17. Niall McGinn
83. Stevie May
Elliot Parish .12
Steven Caulker .4
Kevin Holt .3
Josh Meekings .24
Darren O'Dea .6
Roarie Deacon .21
Glen Kamara .8
Paul McGowan .18
Mark O'Hara .14
A-Jay Leitch-Smith .7
Sofien Moussa .9

20. Danny Rogers
14. Kári Árnason
18. Dominic Ball
11. Gary Mackay-Steven
27. Sam Cosgrove
9. Adam Rooney
8. Greg Stewart
Calum Ferrie .38
Jon Aurtenetxe .15
Cammy Kerr .2
Jesse Curran .27
Jack Lambert .47
Faissal El Bakhtaoui .20
Simon Murray .17

Greg Stewart for Chidiebere Nwakali (72)
Adam Rooney for Stevie May (91)
Adam Rooney for Niall McGinn (92)
Simon Murray for Sofien Moussa (47)
Cammy Kerr for Josh Meekings (78)

Graeme Shinnie (9) None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Willie Collum (Referee)
Frank Connor & David McGeachie (Assistants)

Photography by David Young

Match Report

Graeme Shinnie’s first half goal consigned Dundee to defeat in Aberdeen. The midfielder fired home five minutes after A-Jay Leitch-Smith had squandered Dundee’s best chance of a lacklustre 90 minutes.

Neil McCann made five changes to the side that was beaten by St Johnstone last Saturday. Darren O’Dea returned and captained the side, Kevin Holt and Sofien Moussa were included, as were Paul McGowan and Glen Kamara, who returned from suspension.

Graeme Shinnie was shown an early yellow card for catching Roarie Deacon before Kevin Holt nearly caught out Freddie Woodman with a half volley from 25 yards.

Shay Logan beat Elliott Parish with a close range volley after 21 minutes, but the ball hit Kenny McLean on the goal line, and the Dee survived.

A long ball from Darren O’Dea released A-Jay Leitch-Smith on the half hour mark, but he couldn’t beat Woodman one-on-one.

Dundee were made to pay as Aberdeen broke the deadlock five minutes later. Ryan Christie’s cross wasn’t dealt with allowing Graeme Shinnie a simple finish after Parish clashed with a Dundee defender.

Simon Murray replaced Sofien Moussa at the interval as Dundee looked for a way back into the game.

Parish made a fine double save 10 minutes after the restart, first keeping out a dangerous strike from Chidiebere Nwakali and then denying Christie from point blank range.

The hosts were dominating possession, winning several corners but they couldn’t create anything more than a half chance.

Christie slipped in Stevie May, but he could only shoot straight at Parish. May had the ball in the net eight minutes from time, but was adjudged to have fouled Kevin Holt in the build up.

Aberdeen saw the game out without the Dee creating any kind of chance.

Match report written by James Christie - Official Dundee website

Squad Statistics (as at March 17th, 2018)

2017-18 All Time
Elliot Parish (GK)27 21 - 21 -
Steven Caulker26 5151
Kevin Holt25 2411057
Josh Meekings25 20 - 20 -
Darren O'Dea31 18 - 765
Roarie Deacon26 301301
Glen Kamara22 38 - 38 -
Paul McGowan30 3521438
Mark O'Hara22 3366511
A-Jay Leitch-Smith28 276276
Sofien Moussa30 28102810
Cammy Kerr (sub)22 36 - 931
Simon Murray (sub)26 6262

League Table (as at March 17th, 2018)

No league table has been added for this season.