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Hamilton   0 - 3   Aberdeen

By Andy Campbell

Aberdeen defender Charlie Mulgrew
Mulgrew (left) was crucial to Aberdeen's victory

Aberdeen registered their first Scottish Premier League win of the campaign as Hamilton lost at home.

Charlie Mulgrew's 23rd-minute free-kick opened the scoring and the defender was instrumental in the Dons other goals.

Andrew Considine slammed past Tomas Cerny from another Mulgrew set-piece just before the half-hour mark.

And it was from a Mulgrew cross that substitute Chris Maguire superbly volleyed Aberdeen's third on 63 minutes as the visitors dominated.

Aberdeen, who gave debuts to teenagers Jonathan Crawford and Fraser Fyvie, made the early running with Lee Miller and Charlie Mulgrew drawing saves from Tomas Cerny.

And it was not long until the visitors took the lead as Mulgrew punished Accies for conceding a free-kick on the edge of the area.

Mulgrew curled the ball into Cerny's top left-hand corner with an excellent strike.

The Dons extended their advantage when Considine, who replaced Zander Diamond in the starting line-up, beat Izzy Iriekpen to Mulgrew's deep cross and volleyed powerfully past Cerny.

The home side went on the offensive in the hope of earning a quick reply but Jamie Langfield comfortably held tame efforts by Luis Rubiales and Flavio Paixao, who was joined in the starting line-up by his twin brother Marco.

After Maguire had replaced the injured Darren Mackie, Hamilton twice came close to reducing the deficit from debutant Kyle Wilkie's free-kick.

First, Martin Canning flicked a header against the post and then, as Accies tried to keep the attack alive, Grant Evans' shot was cleared off the line by Considine.

The Dons claimed for a penalty seconds before the half-time whistle after Lee Miller went down in the box under the challenge of Iriekpen but referee Brian Winter waved play on.

A double substitution at the break that saw recent signing Leon Knight and David Louhoungu replace Wilkie and John Paul Kissock gave Hamilton fresh impetus at the start of the second half.

And Accies almost took advantage of uncertainty in the Aberdeen defence when Simon Mensing was presented with a chance but Jamie Langfield was alert to save the snapshot.

Knight then headed wide before, at the other end, 16-year-old Fyvie flashed a shot across Cerny's goal.

Mensing had another chance to find the net when he met Knight's cross but the midfielder's header was high and wide.

But Maguire's superb strike killed off any prospect of Hamilton getting back into the match.

Mulgrew's deep cross picked out the striker on the right-hand side of the box and Maguire belted a diagonal shot into the far corner of the net.

Aberdeen continued to put Hamilton under pressure and may have scored more with Mulgrew and Aluko dragging shots wide of Cerny's goal.


Hamilton Accies manager Billy Reid:
"I'm disappointed. I warned them about Aberdeen coming here. Aberdeen have had a

couple of bad results in Europe and against Celtic so they came here a wounded animal.

"I knew they would be up for it. They started much better than we did. We were second to every ball. They thoroughly deserved their win.

"Goals change games. The free-kick for the first goal, I don't see anything in it at all, I'm amazed. It's changed the whole outlook of the game. It was a fantastic finish and then we were a wee bit all over the place.

"With the chances we've had, we've not really had a break but there's more to it than that, you've got to earn your breaks and, at the moment, we're a wee bit off where we have to be to win games at this level but we realise that.

"There is some pleasing signs in the performance when we've got the ball but in terms of when we don't have the ball, we need to do more.

"All my leaders are not on the park yet. My captain, my vice-captain and my big centre-back are our leaders, they're not on the park yet. Once we get them in, I think you'll see a different Accies."

Aberdeen manager Mark McGhee:
"My first observation would be that we worked harder from the start of the game. We established ourselves well in the game in terms of our shape and our work ethic was good, it was better. The three goals were good.

"We're not going to kid ourselves. We know there's a lot of work to be done, for the players that played today, the ones that were sitting at the side, with the job of bringing in people and with the job of improving things.

"Hamilton had a couple of their better players missing, which has not helped them and therefore it possibly made it a little bit easier for us than it would be on another day.

"Scoring goals and keeping clean sheets and getting three points is great for us at this stage.

"It's good for the supporters as well, there was a great support down here. They were fantastic and they deserve a little bit of a cheer, given the disappointments they've had with the European games and obviously at home last week to Celtic. So, it's a start.

"I thought the young players were terrific. Jonathan did a good, good shift and we weren't disappointed in him. Young Fivey kept going and was terrific, even at the end, mopping things up and playing simple passes."

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Saturday, 22 August 2009

Scottish Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Hamilton 0-3 Aberdeen FT
(HT 0-2)
    • Mulgrew 23
    • Considine 29
    • Maguire 63

    Hamilton

    • 01 Cerny
    • 03 Rubiales
    • 04 Canning
    • 05 Iriekpen
    • 07 Wesolowski
    • 12 Evans
    • 24 Kissock (Knight 46)
    • 27 Mensing
    • 33 Wilkie yellow card (Louhoungu 46)
    • 18 Flavio Paixao yellow card (Lyle 58)
    • 21 Marco Paixao

    Substitutes

    • 19 Murdoch,
    • 15 Andrews,
    • 25 Elebert,
    • 14 Louhoungu,
    • 20 Gillepsie,
    • 11 Lyle,
    • 26 Knight

    Aberdeen

    • 01 Langfield
    • 02 Mulgrew
    • 03 Foster
    • 06 Considine yellow card
    • 22 Ifil yellow card
    • 25 Crawford (Duff 67)
    • 08 Kerr
    • 11 Aluko
    • 34 Fyvie
    • 09 Miller
    • 10 Mackie yellow card (Maguire 41)

    Substitutes

    • 21 Nelson,
    • 14 Young,
    • 16 Duff,
    • 07 Maguire,
    • 24 Paton,
    • 31 Megginson,
    • 33 Hansson
    Ref: WinterAtt: 3,347
    HAMILTON
    ABERDEEN

    Possession

    • Hamilton 50%
    • Aberdeen 50%

    Attempts on target

    • Hamilton 4
    • Aberdeen 10

    Attempts off target

    • Hamilton 6
    • Aberdeen 7

    Corners

    • Hamilton 3
    • Aberdeen 3

    Fouls

    • Hamilton 16
    • Aberdeen 9
    • Final Result
    • 90:00+0:38 The referee signals the end of the game.
    • Full Time
    • 87:27 Cross by Fraser Fyvie (Aberdeen), resulting in ball out of play. Goal kick taken short by Tomas Cerny (Hamilton).
    • 86:26 Foul by Luis Rubiales (Hamilton) on Richard Foster (Aberdeen). Free kick taken left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew (Aberdeen) from right channel, passed.
    • 85:36 Attacking throw-in by Grant Evans (Hamilton).
    • 84:29 Goal kick taken long by Tomas Cerny (Hamilton).
    • 82:07 Defending throw-in by Charlie Mulgrew (Aberdeen). Leon Knight (Hamilton) caught offside. Free kick taken left-footed by Jamie Langfield (Aberdeen) from own half, resulting in open play. Goal kick taken long by Tomas Cerny (Hamilton).
    • 81:54 Attacking throw-in by Luis Rubiales (Hamilton).
    • 81:43 Defending throw-in by Stuart Duff (Aberdeen).
    • 81:27 Attacking throw-in by Luis Rubiales (Hamilton).
    • 80:57 Christopher Maguire (Aberdeen) caught offside. Free kick taken left-footed by Luis Rubiales (Hamilton) from own half, passed.
    • 80:02 Shot by Fraser Fyvie (Aberdeen) left-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Tomas Cerny (Hamilton).
    • 79:07 Defending throw-in by Stuart Duff (Aberdeen).
    • 78:36 Cross by Christopher Maguire (Aberdeen), resulting in open play. Goal kick taken long by Tomas Cerny (Hamilton).
    • 77:40 Goal kick taken long by Jamie Langfield (Aberdeen).
    • 76:19 Foul by Christopher Maguire (Aberdeen) on Leon Knight (Hamilton). Free kick taken right-footed by Derek Lyle (Hamilton) from left wing, resulting in open play. Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Luis Rubiales (Hamilton) to centre, header by Martin Canning (Hamilton) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed right.
    • 75:55 Shot by Christopher Maguire (Aberdeen) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Tomas Cerny (Hamilton).
    • 74:58 Foul by Martin Canning (Hamilton) on Lee Miller (Aberdeen). Free kick taken left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew (Aberdeen) from left wing, passed.
    • 74:37 Defending throw-in by Charlie Mulgrew (Aberdeen).
    • 73:57 Christopher Maguire (Aberdeen) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Martin Canning (Hamilton) from own half, passed.
    • 73:38 Goal kick taken long by Tomas Cerny (Hamilton).
    • 73:22 Shot by Charlie Mulgrew (Aberdeen) right-footed from left channel (20 yards), missed right.
    • 72:39 Attacking throw-in by Luis Rubiales (Hamilton).
    • 72:13 Foul by Stuart Duff (Aberdeen) on Derek Lyle (Hamilton). Free kick taken left-footed by Luis Rubiales (Hamilton) from left wing, passed.
    • 71:33 Attacking throw-in by Luis Rubiales (Hamilton).
    • 70:57 Attacking throw-in by Charlie Mulgrew (Aberdeen).
    • 69:50 Shot by Sone Aluko (Aberdeen) right-footed from left side of penalty area (18 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Tomas Cerny (Hamilton).
    • 68:31 Goal kick taken long by Tomas Cerny (Hamilton).
    • 67:54 Attacking throw-in by Stuart Duff (Aberdeen).
    • 66:53 Substitution Aberdeen substitution: Jonathan Crawford replaced by Stuart Duff (injury).
    • 65:36 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Derek Lyle (Hamilton) to centre, header by Leon Knight (Hamilton) from right side of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Jamie Langfield (Aberdeen).
    • 62:58 Assist (cross) by Charlie Mulgrew (Aberdeen) from left wing.
    • 62:58 GOAL - Christopher MaguireHamilton 0 - 3 Aberdeen Goal by Christopher Maguire (Aberdeen) volleyed right-footed (bottom-left of goal) from right side of penalty area (18 yards).Hamilton 0-3 Aberdeen.
    • 60:04 Header by Simon Mensing (Hamilton) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Jamie Langfield (Aberdeen).
    • 59:07 Foul by Izzy Iriekpen (Hamilton) on Lee Miller (Aberdeen). Free kick taken right-footed by Jonathan Crawford (Aberdeen) from right wing, passed.
    • 58:47 Defending throw-in by Jonathan Crawford (Aberdeen).
    • 58:04 Foul by Grant Evans (Hamilton) on Sone Aluko (Aberdeen). Free kick taken left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew (Aberdeen) from own half, passed.
    • 57:04 Substitution Hamilton substitution: Flavio Paixao replaced by Derek Lyle (tactical).
    • 57:03 Attacking throw-in by Charlie Mulgrew (Aberdeen).
    • 56:33 Shot by Christopher Maguire (Aberdeen) left-footed from right channel (20 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Tomas Cerny (Hamilton).
    • 56:11 Attacking throw-in by Jonathan Crawford (Aberdeen).
    • 55:15 Shot by Richard Foster (Aberdeen) right-footed from right side of penalty area (6 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Tomas Cerny (Hamilton).
    • 54:41 Foul by David Louhoungu (Hamilton) on Mark Kerr (Aberdeen). Free kick taken right-footed by Christopher Maguire (Aberdeen) from right channel, passed.
    • 54:01 Foul by Simon Mensing (Hamilton) on Jerel Ifil (Aberdeen). Free kick taken left-footed by Jamie Langfield (Aberdeen) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 53:11 Attacking throw-in by Luis Rubiales (Hamilton).
    • 52:57 Defending throw-in by Jonathan Crawford (Aberdeen).
    • 51:39 Shot by Christopher Maguire (Aberdeen) right-footed from left channel (25 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Tomas Cerny (Hamilton).
    • 51:20 Foul by Grant Evans (Hamilton) on Sone Aluko (Aberdeen). Free kick taken left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew (Aberdeen) from left wing, passed.
    • 50:56 Goal kick taken long by Tomas Cerny (Hamilton).
    • 50:40 Goal kick taken long by Tomas Cerny (Hamilton).
    • 50:04 Shot by Fraser Fyvie (Aberdeen) left-footed from left channel (18 yards), missed right.
    • 49:45 Attacking throw-in by Charlie Mulgrew (Aberdeen).
    • 49:15 Defending throw-in by Grant Evans (Hamilton).
    • 48:53 Goal kick taken long by Tomas Cerny (Hamilton).
    • 47:54 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Luis Rubiales (Hamilton) to centre, comfortable save (caught) by Jamie Langfield (Aberdeen).
    • 47:18 Header by Sone Aluko (Aberdeen) from left side of penalty area (6 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Tomas Cerny (Hamilton).
    • 46:59 Attacking throw-in by Richard Foster (Aberdeen).
    • 46:32 Foul by Martin Canning (Hamilton) on Christopher Maguire (Aberdeen). Free kick taken right-footed by Mark Kerr (Aberdeen) from left channel, passed.
    • 46:05 Defending throw-in by Luis Rubiales (Hamilton).
    • 45:28 Header by Leon Knight (Hamilton) from right side of penalty area (12 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Jamie Langfield (Aberdeen).
    • 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
    • 45:01 Substitution Hamilton substitution: John Kissock replaced by Leon Knight (tactical).
    • 45:01 Substitution Hamilton substitution: Kyle Wilkie replaced by David Louhoungu (tactical).
    • 45:00+1:35 The referee calls an end to the first half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+0:37 Foul by Fraser Fyvie (Aberdeen) on Kyle Wilkie (Hamilton). Free kick taken left-footed by Grant Evans (Hamilton) from left channel, passed.
    • 45:00+0:30 Attacking throw-in by James Wesolowski (Hamilton).
    • 41:56 Foul by Jerel Ifil (Aberdeen) on Izzy Iriekpen (Hamilton). Free kick taken right-footed by Kyle Wilkie (Hamilton) from left wing, header by Martin Canning (Hamilton) from centre of penalty area (12 yards),
    • 40:47 Substitution Aberdeen substitution: Darren Mackie replaced by Christopher Maguire (injury).
    • 40:33 Foul by Simon Mensing (Hamilton) on Andrew Considine (Aberdeen). Free kick taken left-footed by Jamie Langfield (Aberdeen) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 38:20 Defending throw-in by Jonathan Crawford (Aberdeen).
    • 36:11 Attacking throw-in by Charlie Mulgrew (Aberdeen).
    • 35:58 Attacking throw-in by Charlie Mulgrew (Aberdeen).
    • 35:39 Attacking throw-in by Charlie Mulgrew (Aberdeen).
    • 35:12 Attacking throw-in by Charlie Mulgrew (Aberdeen).
    • 33:07 Attacking throw-in by Luis Rubiales (Hamilton).
    • 33:07 Booking Andrew Considine (Aberdeen) booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 32:44 Shot by Flavio Paixao (Hamilton) right-footed from left channel (20 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Jamie Langfield (Aberdeen).
    • 30:54 Free kick taken right-footed by Luis Rubiales (Hamilton) from left channel (18 yards), save (caught) by Jamie Langfield (Aberdeen).
    • 30:54 Booking Jerel Ifil (Aberdeen) booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 30:51 Foul by Jerel Ifil (Aberdeen) on Marco Paixao (Hamilton).
    • 29:00 Assist (cross) by Charlie Mulgrew (Aberdeen) from left channel.
    • 29:00 GOAL - Andrew ConsidineHamilton 0 - 2 Aberdeen goal by Andrew Considine (Aberdeen) left-footed (bottom-right of goal) from right side of penalty area (12 yards).Hamilton 0-2 Aberdeen.
    • 28:14 Free kick taken left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew (Aberdeen) from left wing,
    • 28:14 Booking Kyle Wilkie (Hamilton) booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 27:44 Foul by Kyle Wilkie (Hamilton) on Andrew Considine (Aberdeen).
    • 27:00 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew (Aberdeen) to centre, clearance by Izzy Iriekpen (Hamilton).
    • 26:38 Shot by Marco Paixao (Hamilton) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Jamie Langfield (Aberdeen).
    • 25:43 Defending throw-in by Grant Evans (Hamilton).
    • 24:49 Foul by Sone Aluko (Aberdeen) on John Kissock (Hamilton). Free kick taken right-footed by Martin Canning (Hamilton) from right wing, passed.
    • 24:40 Attacking throw-in by John Kissock (Hamilton).
    • 23:59 Defending throw-in by Grant Evans (Hamilton).
    • 22:46 GOAL - Charlie MulgrewHamilton 0 - 1 Aberdeen Free kick scored by Charlie Mulgrew (Aberdeen) left-footed (high centre of goal) from right channel (25 yards).Hamilton 0-1 Aberdeen.
    • 21:49 Header by Simon Mensing (Hamilton) from left side of penalty area (12 yards), foul by Martin Canning (Hamilton) on Darren Mackie (Aberdeen). Comfortable save (caught) by Jamie Langfield (Aberdeen).
    • 21:02 Booking Darren Mackie (Aberdeen) booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 20:30 Attacking throw-in by Grant Evans (Hamilton).
    • 19:48 Defending throw-in by Luis Rubiales (Hamilton).
    • 19:25 Defending throw-in by Jonathan Crawford (Aberdeen).
    • 18:21 Handball by Sone Aluko (Aberdeen). Free kick taken left-footed by Tomas Cerny (Hamilton) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 17:59 Attacking throw-in by Charlie Mulgrew (Aberdeen).
    • 17:09 Attacking throw-in by Grant Evans (Hamilton).
    • 16:06 Defending throw-in by Charlie Mulgrew (Aberdeen).
    • 15:13 Shot by Lee Miller (Aberdeen) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Tomas Cerny (Hamilton).
    • 14:55 Attacking throw-in by Jonathan Crawford (Aberdeen).
    • 13:52 Free kick taken right-footed by Lee Miller (Aberdeen) from left channel, resulting in open play.
    • 13:52 Booking Flavio Paixao (Hamilton) booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 13:44 Foul by Flavio Paixao (Hamilton) on Richard Foster (Aberdeen).
    • 13:06 Foul by Kyle Wilkie (Hamilton) on Charlie Mulgrew (Aberdeen). Free kick taken left-footed by Jamie Langfield (Aberdeen) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 11:53 Shot by Marco Paixao (Hamilton) left-footed from left channel (20 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Jamie Langfield (Aberdeen).
    • 11:22 Attacking throw-in by Luis Rubiales (Hamilton).
    • 11:01 Foul by Jonathan Crawford (Aberdeen) on Flavio Paixao (Hamilton). Free kick taken right-footed by Kyle Wilkie (Hamilton) from left wing, passed.
    • 9:59 Foul by Jerel Ifil (Aberdeen) on Flavio Paixao (Hamilton). Free kick crossed right-footed by Kyle Wilkie (Hamilton) from left wing, save (caught) by Jamie Langfield (Aberdeen).
    • 9:14 Foul by Flavio Paixao (Hamilton) on Jerel Ifil (Aberdeen). Free kick taken left-footed by Jamie Langfield (Aberdeen) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 8:57 Defending throw-in by Charlie Mulgrew (Aberdeen).
    • 7:19 Shot by Sone Aluko (Aberdeen) right-footed from left channel (12 yards), inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Fraser Fyvie (Aberdeen) to centre, clearance by Kyle Wilkie (Hamilton). Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew (Aberdeen) to centre, clearance by Tomas Cerny (Hamilton). Save (tipped over) by Tomas Cerny (Hamilton).
    • 6:51 Shot by Charlie Mulgrew (Aberdeen) volleyed left-footed from left channel (20 yards), save (caught) by Tomas Cerny (Hamilton).
    • Correction - 6:02 Free kick awarded for a foul by Kyle Wilkie on Fraser Fyvie. Jerel Ifil takes the indirect free kick.
    • 6:02 Foul by Kyle Wilkie (Hamilton) on Fraser Fyvie (Aberdeen). Free kick taken right-footed by Jerel Ifil (Aberdeen) from own half, passed.
    • 5:25 Foul by Andrew Considine (Aberdeen) on Marco Paixao (Hamilton). Free kick taken right-footed by Kyle Wilkie (Hamilton) from right channel, passed.
    • 4:42 Attacking throw-in by Charlie Mulgrew (Aberdeen).
    • 4:09 Goal kick taken long by Jamie Langfield (Aberdeen).
    • 3:54 Attacking throw-in by Grant Evans (Hamilton).
    • 3:29 Defending throw-in by Charlie Mulgrew (Aberdeen).
    • 2:55 Shot by Darren Mackie (Aberdeen) volleyed right-footed from right side of penalty area (18 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Tomas Cerny (Hamilton).
    • 2:13 Foul by Marco Paixao (Hamilton) on Mark Kerr (Aberdeen). Free kick taken right-footed by Jerel Ifil (Aberdeen) from own half, passed.
    • 1:44 Goal kick taken long by Jamie Langfield (Aberdeen).
    • 1:00 Shot by Lee Miller (Aberdeen) right-footed from right channel (18 yards), save (caught) by Tomas Cerny (Hamilton). Attacking throw-in by Luis Rubiales (Hamilton).
    • 0:27 Defending throw-in by Charlie Mulgrew (Aberdeen).
    • 0:15 Defending throw-in by Grant Evans (Hamilton).
    • 0:00 The game begins.

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    22 Aug 2009 23:59 UK

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    Celtic 5-2 St Johnstone R
    Falkirk 1-3 Hibernian R
    Hamilton 0-3 Aberdeen R
    Motherwell 3-1 Kilmarnock R
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