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Adrian Mrowiec of Hearts at Aberdeen's Rory Fallon Windy conditions limited both teams at Pittodrie

Neither Aberdeen nor Hearts could break the deadlock over a blustery 90 minutes at Pittodrie.

Aberdeen's Rory Fallon had the best chance of the game on 17 minutes, but headed wide with the goal at his mercy.

Hearts forward John Sutton was foiled by Jason Brown after the goalkeeper's clearance was blown into his path.

Aberdeen looked the more likely to score, and in the second period first Kari Arnason and then Rob Milsom went wide as the game ended goalless.

Hearts had looked the more sprightly in the early stages, but it was New Zealander Fallon who had an excellent chance to open the scoring for the home team.

Scott Vernon did well on the right before crossing into the box but, with Hearts goalkeeper Marian Kello advancing for the ball, Fallon lacked conviction as he headed the ball wide.

That was the best chance for either side in a wind-affected first 45 minutes.

But, Ryan Jack also managed to force a save from Kello with a shot across goal, while Hearts' only half-chance came when Dons goalkeeper Jason Brown's clearance blew into the path of John Sutton - although the keeper saved the effort from 18 yards.

David Obua for Hearts and, in the second half, Aberdeen substitute Chris Clark both had snap-shots from inside the box, but both efforts ended up nearer the corner flag than the net.

The Dons went close again from a well-worked free kick after 54 minutes when Kari Arnason drilled a low shot into the side netting from 25 yards.

But, in general, both teams struggled to gain any real fluency, and when Andrew Driver had the chance to bear down on the Dons goal, the Hearts wide man's touch was too heavy, allowing Brown to collect at his feet.

Milsom watched a late header go past the post as Aberdeen finished the stronger side.

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Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Scottish Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Aberdeen 0-0 Hearts FT
(HT 0-0)

      Aberdeen

      • 32 Brown
      • 03 Foster
      • 05 Mawene yellow card
      • 06 Considine
      • 08 Milsom
      • 11 Arnason
      • 16 Osbourne
      • 22 Jack
      • 09 Vernon
      • 10 Mackie (Clark 64)
      • 14 Fallon (Magennis 88)

      Substitutes

      • 20 Gonzalez,
      • 02 McArdle,
      • 13 Robertson,
      • 07 Clark,
      • 34 Grimmer,
      • 21 Magennis,
      • 23 Megginson

      Hearts

      • 25 Kello
      • 05 Barr
      • 06 Webster
      • 13 Obua (Taouil 65)
      • 17 McGowan
      • 26 Zaliukas
      • 11 Driver
      • 12 Templeton
      • 19 Skacel (Black 46) (Novikovas 90+1)
      • 31 Mrowiec
      • 15 Sutton

      Substitutes

      • 30 MacDonald,
      • 08 Black,
      • 21 Taouil,
      • 34 Stewart,
      • 40 Hamilton,
      • 18 Novikovas,
      • 54 King
      Ref: WinterAtt: 9,210
      ABERDEEN
      HEARTS

      Possession

      • Aberdeen 51%
      • Hearts 49%

      Attempts on target

      • Aberdeen 1
      • Hearts 2

      Attempts off target

      • Aberdeen 5
      • Hearts 1

      Corners

      • Aberdeen 2
      • Hearts 3

      Fouls

      • Aberdeen 10
      • Hearts 6
      • Final Result
      • 90:00+2:41 The referee signals the end of the game.
      • Full Time
      • 90:00+1:57 Cross by Kari Arnason (Aberdeen), resulting in open play. Scott Vernon (Aberdeen) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Marian Kello (Hearts) from own half, resulting in open play.
      • 90:00+0:12 Goal kick taken long by Marian Kello (Hearts).
      • 90:00+0:12 Substitution Hearts substitution: Ian Black replaced by Arvydas Novikovas (injury).
      • 89:37 Cross by Ryan Jack (Aberdeen), header by Robert Milsom (Aberdeen) from right side of penalty area (6 yards), over the bar.
      • 89:22 Cross by Kari Arnason (Aberdeen), clearance by Ryan McGowan (Hearts).
      • 88:48 Attacking throw-in by Kari Arnason (Aberdeen).
      • 88:41 Cross by Kari Arnason (Aberdeen), clearance by Andy Webster (Hearts).
      • 87:41 Goal kick taken long by Marian Kello (Hearts).
      • 87:27 Substitution Aberdeen substitution: Rory Fallon replaced by Josh Magennis (tactical).
      • 86:51 Shot by Ryan Jack (Aberdeen) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), missed right.
      • 86:43 Cross by Chris Clark (Aberdeen), clearance by Ian Black (Hearts).
      • 86:36 Cross by Richard Foster (Aberdeen), clearance by Ian Black (Hearts).
      • 86:07 Attacking throw-in by Isaac Osbourne (Aberdeen).
      • 84:39 Attacking throw-in by Darren Barr (Hearts).
      • 83:39 Attacking throw-in by Kari Arnason (Aberdeen).
      • 83:11 Cross by Richard Foster (Aberdeen), resulting in ball out of play. Goal kick taken long by Marian Kello (Hearts).
      • 82:34 Attacking throw-in by Kari Arnason (Aberdeen).
      • 82:13 Defending throw-in by Ryan McGowan (Hearts).
      • 81:43 Defending throw-in by Isaac Osbourne (Aberdeen).
      • 81:05 Attacking throw-in by Ryan McGowan (Hearts).
      • 80:36 Foul by Chris Clark (Aberdeen) on Mehdi Taouil (Hearts). Free kick crossed right-footed by Ian Black (Hearts) from right channel, clearance by Isaac Osbourne (Aberdeen).
      • 80:24 Cross by Darren Barr (Hearts), blocked by Andrew Considine (Aberdeen).
      • 79:55 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Andrew Driver (Hearts) to far post, clearance by Isaac Osbourne (Aberdeen).
      • 79:50 Cross by David Templeton (Hearts), blocked by Richard Foster (Aberdeen).
      • 79:19 Defending throw-in by Richard Foster (Aberdeen).
      • 78:42 Defending throw-in by Darren Barr (Hearts).
      • 77:51 Foul by Andy Webster (Hearts) on Rory Fallon (Aberdeen). Free kick crossed right-footed by Richard Foster (Aberdeen) from left channel, clearance by Darren Barr (Hearts).
      • 77:29 Defending throw-in by Richard Foster (Aberdeen).
      • 76:37 Cross by Chris Clark (Aberdeen), foul by Rory Fallon (Aberdeen) on Darren Barr (Hearts). Free kick taken right-footed by Marian Kello (Hearts) from own half, resulting in open play.
      • 75:04 Pass corner from left by-line taken by Ian Black (Hearts) to short, clearance by Rory Fallon (Aberdeen).
      • 74:07 Foul by Andrew Considine (Aberdeen) on David Templeton (Hearts). Free kick crossed right-footed by Ian Black (Hearts) from right wing, clearance by Rory Fallon (Aberdeen).
      • 73:55 Defending throw-in by Darren Barr (Hearts).
      • 72:51 Goal kick taken long by Marian Kello (Hearts). Defending throw-in by Isaac Osbourne (Aberdeen).
      • 71:47 Cross by Isaac Osbourne (Aberdeen), comfortable save (caught) by Marian Kello (Hearts).
      • 71:28 Cross by Isaac Osbourne (Aberdeen), clearance by Marius Zaliukas (Hearts).
      • 71:20 Cross by Robert Milsom (Aberdeen), clearance by Andy Webster (Hearts).
      • 70:30 Defending throw-in by Richard Foster (Aberdeen).
      • 69:40 Foul by Kari Arnason (Aberdeen) on Ryan McGowan (Hearts). Free kick crossed right-footed by Ian Black (Hearts) from left channel, resulting in ball out of play. Defending throw-in by Richard Foster (Aberdeen).
      • 68:29 Attacking throw-in by Ryan McGowan (Hearts).
      • 68:11 Defending throw-in by Isaac Osbourne (Aberdeen).
      • 67:28 Weak shot by Kari Arnason (Aberdeen) right-footed from left channel (25 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Marian Kello (Hearts).
      • 66:55 Attacking throw-in by Kari Arnason (Aberdeen).
      • 66:18 Weak shot by Chris Clark (Aberdeen) volleyed right-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Marian Kello (Hearts).
      • 65:45 Attacking throw-in by Kari Arnason (Aberdeen).
      • 65:35 Cross by Chris Clark (Aberdeen), clearance by Andy Webster (Hearts).
      • 65:14 Defending throw-in by Isaac Osbourne (Aberdeen).
      • 64:33 Defending throw-in by Ryan McGowan (Hearts).
      • 64:33 Substitution Hearts substitution: David Obua replaced by Mehdi Taouil (tactical).
      • 63:56 Attacking throw-in by Darren Barr (Hearts).
      • 63:22 Substitution Aberdeen substitution: Darren Mackie replaced by Chris Clark (tactical).
      • 62:40 Attacking throw-in by Darren Barr (Hearts).
      • 61:50 Goal kick taken short by Jason Brown (Aberdeen).
      • 61:28 Foul by Youl Mawene (Aberdeen) on John Sutton (Hearts). Free kick taken right-footed by Marius Zaliukas (Hearts) from own half, resulting in open play.
      • 61:04 Defending throw-in by Ryan McGowan (Hearts).
      • 60:16 Darren Mackie (Aberdeen) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Marian Kello (Hearts) from own half, resulting in open play.
      • 59:54 Cross by Isaac Osbourne (Aberdeen), clearance by Marius Zaliukas (Hearts).
      • 58:48 Goal kick taken long by Marian Kello (Hearts).
      • 58:22 Attacking throw-in by Kari Arnason (Aberdeen).
      • 58:05 Attacking throw-in by Isaac Osbourne (Aberdeen).
      • 57:40 Defending throw-in by Richard Foster (Aberdeen).
      • 56:58 Attacking throw-in by Richard Foster (Aberdeen).
      • 56:21 Attacking throw-in by Ryan McGowan (Hearts).
      • 55:40 Attacking throw-in by Kari Arnason (Aberdeen).
      • 54:25 Cross by Darren Barr (Hearts), resulting in ball out of play. Goal kick taken long by Jason Brown (Aberdeen).
      • 53:58 Defending throw-in by Ryan McGowan (Hearts).
      • 52:25 Foul by Ian Black (Hearts) on Robert Milsom (Aberdeen). Free kick taken right-footed by Richard Foster (Aberdeen) from left channel, passed. Shot by Kari Arnason (Aberdeen) drilled right-footed from left channel (25 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Marian Kello (Hearts).
      • 51:07 Scott Vernon (Aberdeen) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Marian Kello (Hearts) from own half, resulting in open play.
      • 49:54 Cross by Andrew Driver (Hearts), comfortable save (caught) by Jason Brown (Aberdeen).
      • 49:17 Defending throw-in by Richard Foster (Aberdeen).
      • 48:59 Attacking throw-in by Darren Barr (Hearts).
      • 48:25 Defending throw-in by Ryan McGowan (Hearts).
      • 47:30 Defending throw-in by Isaac Osbourne (Aberdeen).
      • 46:54 Attacking throw-in by Darren Barr (Hearts).
      • 46:47 Attacking throw-in by Darren Barr (Hearts).
      • 46:02 Attacking throw-in by Kari Arnason (Aberdeen).
      • 45:50 Attacking throw-in by Richard Foster (Aberdeen).
      • 45:40 Defending throw-in by Richard Foster (Aberdeen).
      • 45:01 The second half has started.
      • 45:01 Defending throw-in by Darren Barr (Hearts).
      • 45:01 Substitution Hearts substitution: Rudi Skacel replaced by Ian Black (tactical).
      • 45:00+0:11 The referee blows for half time.
      • Half Time
      • 43:57 Cross by Darren Mackie (Aberdeen), resulting in ball out of play. Goal kick taken long by Marian Kello (Hearts).
      • 43:03 Attacking throw-in by Kari Arnason (Aberdeen).
      • 42:55 Cross by Scott Vernon (Aberdeen), clearance by Marius Zaliukas (Hearts).
      • 42:32 Defending throw-in by Isaac Osbourne (Aberdeen).
      • 41:52 Scott Vernon (Aberdeen) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Marian Kello (Hearts) from own half, resulting in open play.
      • 41:17 Defending throw-in by Isaac Osbourne (Aberdeen).
      • 40:45 Attacking throw-in by Isaac Osbourne (Aberdeen).
      • 40:34 Defending throw-in by Isaac Osbourne (Aberdeen).
      • 40:12 Defending throw-in by Isaac Osbourne (Aberdeen).
      • 39:37 Defending throw-in by Darren Barr (Hearts).
      • 38:58 Foul by John Sutton (Hearts) on Kari Arnason (Aberdeen). Free kick taken right-footed by Youl Mawene (Aberdeen) from own half, resulting in open play.
      • 38:16 Cross by Andrew Considine (Aberdeen), resulting in open play. Rory Fallon (Aberdeen) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Marian Kello (Hearts) from own half, resulting in open play.
      • 37:32 David Templeton (Hearts) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Youl Mawene (Aberdeen) from own half, passed.
      • 36:26 Goal kick taken long by Jason Brown (Aberdeen).
      • 35:47 Foul by Kari Arnason (Aberdeen) on Rudi Skacel (Hearts). Free kick crossed right-footed by David Templeton (Hearts) from left wing, clearance by Ryan Jack (Aberdeen).
      • 34:45 Goal kick taken long by Jason Brown (Aberdeen).
      • 33:25 Goal kick taken long by Marian Kello (Hearts).
      • 32:33 Attacking throw-in by Ryan McGowan (Hearts).
      • 31:08 Foul by Adrian Mrowiec (Hearts) on Rory Fallon (Aberdeen). Free kick crossed right-footed by Richard Foster (Aberdeen) from left channel, resulting in ball out of play. Goal kick taken long by Marian Kello (Hearts).
      • 30:28 Goal kick taken long by Marian Kello (Hearts).
      • 30:19 Cross by Richard Foster (Aberdeen), clearance by Andy Webster (Hearts).
      • 29:04 Ryan McGowan (Hearts) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Jason Brown (Aberdeen) from own half, resulting in open play.
      • 28:02 Goal kick taken long by Marian Kello (Hearts).
      • 27:43 David Templeton (Hearts) caught offside. Free kick taken left-footed by Richard Foster (Aberdeen) from own half, resulting in open play.
      • 27:20 Shot by Ryan Jack (Aberdeen) drilled left-footed from left side of penalty area (18 yards), brilliant save (caught) by Marian Kello (Hearts).
      • 26:55 Attacking throw-in by Isaac Osbourne (Aberdeen).
      • 26:33 Defending throw-in by Ryan McGowan (Hearts).
      • 25:56 Shot by John Sutton (Hearts) volleyed right-footed from centre of penalty area (18 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Jason Brown (Aberdeen).
      • 25:20 Defending throw-in by Isaac Osbourne (Aberdeen).
      • 24:35 Foul by Richard Foster (Aberdeen) on Darren Barr (Hearts). Free kick taken right-footed by Darren Barr (Hearts) from own half, resulting in open play.
      • 23:36 Attacking throw-in by Isaac Osbourne (Aberdeen).
      • 23:24 Attacking throw-in by Isaac Osbourne (Aberdeen).
      • 22:27 Foul by Kari Arnason (Aberdeen) on David Templeton (Hearts). Free kick taken right-footed by Andy Webster (Hearts) from own half, passed.
      • 21:46 Defending throw-in by Richard Foster (Aberdeen).
      • 21:37 Defending throw-in by Darren Barr (Hearts).
      • 20:47 Attacking throw-in by Ryan Jack (Aberdeen).
      • 20:13 Foul by Marius Zaliukas (Hearts) on Rory Fallon (Aberdeen). Free kick crossed left-footed by Robert Milsom (Aberdeen) from right wing, clearance by Marius Zaliukas (Hearts).
      • 20:05 Defending throw-in by Isaac Osbourne (Aberdeen).
      • 19:42 Goal kick taken long by Marian Kello (Hearts).
      • 18:30 Foul by Youl Mawene (Aberdeen) on David Templeton (Hearts). Free kick crossed right-footed by Andrew Driver (Hearts) from left channel, clearance by Andrew Considine (Aberdeen).
      • 17:32 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Ryan Jack (Aberdeen) to centre, comfortable save (caught) by Marian Kello (Hearts).
      • 17:26 Cross by Richard Foster (Aberdeen), clearance by Andy Webster (Hearts).
      • 16:36 Cross by Darren Mackie (Aberdeen), blocked by Marius Zaliukas (Hearts).
      • 16:14 Cross by David Templeton (Hearts), comfortable save (caught) by Jason Brown (Aberdeen).
      • 15:56 Attacking throw-in by Darren Barr (Hearts).
      • 15:35 Attacking throw-in by Darren Barr (Hearts).
      • 14:20 Cross by Scott Vernon (Aberdeen), resulting in ball out of play. Goal kick taken long by Marian Kello (Hearts).
      • 13:37 Attacking throw-in by Ryan McGowan (Hearts).
      • 12:26 Free kick drilled left-footed by Rudi Skacel (Hearts) from left channel (30 yards), hit wall.
      • 12:26 Booking Youl Mawene (Aberdeen) booked for unsporting behaviour.
      • 12:22 Foul by Youl Mawene (Aberdeen) on Marius Zaliukas (Hearts).
      • 12:15 Attacking throw-in by Marius Zaliukas (Hearts).
      • 10:58 Cross by Andrew Driver (Hearts), resulting in ball out of play. Goal kick taken long by Jason Brown (Aberdeen).
      • 10:32 Foul by David Templeton (Hearts) on Robert Milsom (Aberdeen). Free kick taken left-footed by Andrew Considine (Aberdeen) from own half, passed.
      • 10:02 Cross by Rudi Skacel (Hearts), resulting in ball out of play. Defending throw-in by Isaac Osbourne (Aberdeen).
      • 8:19 Goal kick taken long by Jason Brown (Aberdeen).
      • 7:38 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Robert Milsom (Aberdeen) to centre, clearance by John Sutton (Hearts).
      • 7:34 Cross by Darren Mackie (Aberdeen), blocked by Marius Zaliukas (Hearts).
      • 7:20 Defending throw-in by Andrew Considine (Aberdeen).
      • 5:55 Attacking throw-in by Kari Arnason (Aberdeen).
      • 3:30 Shot by David Templeton (Hearts) volleyed right-footed from right channel (20 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Jason Brown (Aberdeen).
      • 3:02 Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Andrew Driver (Hearts) to far post, clearance by Youl Mawene (Aberdeen).
      • 2:34 Attacking throw-in by Darren Barr (Hearts).
      • 1:32 Defending throw-in by Ryan McGowan (Hearts).
      • 0:30 Defending throw-in by Darren Barr (Hearts).
      • 0:00 The referee gets the game started.

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