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St Johnstone   0 - 0   Kilmarnock

St Johnstone v Kilmarnock

SPL highlights: St Johnstone 0-0 Kilmarnock

Kilmarnock clinched a top six place in their first match since the departure of manager Mixu Paatelainen as St Johnstone missed a host of chances.

Frazer Wright made a goal-line clearance in the opening minute to prevent Saints' Collin Samuel scoring.

The hosts claimed unsuccessfully for a penalty after keeper Anssi Jaakkola tangled with Peter MacDonald.

MacDonald headed onto the crossbar and Jordan Robertson had an effort blocked as Saints failed to break through.

Kenny Shiels has expressed his wish to succeed his former boss Paatelainen but Kilmarnock turned in a strangely lacklustre performance.

And the visitors were caught napping straight from the kick off as they came close to going behind after just 12 seconds.

Danny Grainger's long diagonal ball into the box found Samuel on the right side of the area but, when he hooked his shot over the hesitant Jaakkola, Wright was on hand to head the net-bound effort away.

MacDonald was then left unattended in the penalty box but could not connect with a free header from Grainger's inswinging free-kick.

Soon after, a Liam Craig volley went straight into the chest of Jaakkola and the Finnish keeper was forced to tip away a Dave Mackay free-kick with only 13 minutes gone.

Jaakkola was called into action yet again as he dived full length to tip away a 20-yard drive from Danny Invincibile and only moments later Samuel dipped a long-range effort narrowly over the target.

Kilmarnock finally threatened in the 27th minute as playmaker Alexei Eremenko played in William Gros with a one-two on the right edge of the box but the French youngster's drive across the target was pushed away by Saints keeper Peter Enckleman.

Visiting skipper Craig Bryson sparked a break which allowed Gros to power away from the Saints defence but the former Le Havre player screwed his shot across the goal and wide from 20 yards out.

After the interval there was a moment of controversy as Jaakkola spilled Samuel's volley and, in trying to retrieve the loose ball, tangled with MacDonald.

However, despite loud claims from the home side, referee Stephen Finnie was unimpressed and waved play on.

Saints came within a whisker of the breakthrough in the 68th minute as Murray Davidson's cross from the right saw MacDonald rising highest but the diminutive marksman's header crashed down off the crossbar.

St Johnstone handed new signing Jordan Robertson his debut in the 71st minute and the Englishman almost made an immediate impact as he shrugged off Wright before shooting wide from eight yards out.

Chris Millar then speared in a 20-yard drive that Jaakkola needed two attempts to gather.

Saints were presented with yet another golden chance with 12 minutes remaining as Mackay's corner fell to Michael Duberry 12 yards out.

But the former Chelsea defender lifted his effort over the bar when he should have hit the target.

The final chance again fell to St Johnstone but Davidson's header from Millar's cutback was blocked at point-blank range by a combination of Jaakkola and the defenders in front of him and the same fate met Robertson's follow-up.

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Saturday, 2 April 2011

Scottish Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
St Johnstone 0-0 Kilmarnock FT
(HT 0-0)

      St Johnstone

      • 01 Enckelman
      • 02 MacKay
      • 03 Grainger
      • 06 Duberry yellow card
      • 19 Maybury
      • 07 Millar
      • 10 Craig (Novikovas 88)
      • 20 Davidson
      • 22 Invincibile
      • 16 MacDonald
      • 21 Samuel (Moon 82)

      Substitutes

      • 15 Smith,
      • 37 Caddis,
      • 11 Taylor,
      • 14 Moon,
      • 28 Robertson,
      • 32 May,
      • 08 Novikovas

      Kilmarnock

      • 53 Jaakkola
      • 02 Clancy
      • 03 Hay
      • 05 Wright (Fisher 85)
      • 06 Sissoko
      • 04 Fowler
      • 07 Bryson
      • 08 Hamill yellow card
      • 14 Silva (Taouil 61)
      • 20 Eremenko
      • 28 Gross (Agard 78)

      Substitutes

      • 21 Letheren,
      • 35 Fisher,
      • 10 Taouil,
      • 24 Evans,
      • 09 Rui Miguel,
      • 17 Agard,
      • 38 McKenzie
      Ref: FinnieAtt: 3,083
      ST JOHNSTONE
      KILMARNOCK

      Possession

      • St Johnstone 56%
      • Kilmarnock 44%

      Attempts on target

      • St Johnstone 1
      • Kilmarnock 1

      Attempts off target

      • St Johnstone 5
      • Kilmarnock 2

      Corners

      • St Johnstone 6
      • Kilmarnock 2

      Fouls

      • St Johnstone 8
      • Kilmarnock 7
      • Final Result
      • 90:00+3:47 The referee ends the match.
      • Full Time
      • 90:00+3:20 Goal kick taken long by Anssi Jaakkola (Kilmarnock).
      • 90:00+2:05 Foul by Mehdi Taouil (Kilmarnock) on Kevin Moon (St Johnstone). Free kick taken left-footed by Daniel Grainger (St Johnstone) from right channel, resulting in open play.
      • 90:00+2:01 Goal kick taken long by Anssi Jaakkola (Kilmarnock).
      • 90:00+1:41 Attacking throw-in by Daniel Grainger (St Johnstone).
      • 90:00+0:15 Booking Jordan Robertson (St Johnstone) booked for unsporting behaviour.
      • 89:58 Attacking throw-in by Daniel Grainger (St Johnstone).
      • 88:55 Attacking throw-in by Daniel Grainger (St Johnstone).
      • 88:31 Cross by Arvydas Novikovas (St Johnstone), save (caught) by Anssi Jaakkola (Kilmarnock).
      • 87:52 Substitution St Johnstone substitution: Liam Craig replaced by Arvydas Novikovas (tactical).
      • 87:25 Defending throw-in by Tim Clancy (Kilmarnock).
      • 87:09 Attacking throw-in by Daniel Grainger (St Johnstone).
      • 86:42 Goal kick taken long by Anssi Jaakkola (Kilmarnock).
      • 85:59 Defending throw-in by Alan Maybury (St Johnstone).
      • 84:57 Goal kick taken long by Peter Enckelman (St Johnstone).
      • 84:13 Substitution Kilmarnock substitution: Frazer Wright replaced by Gary Fisher (serious injury).
      • 82:46 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by David MacKay (St Johnstone) to centre, save (caught) by Anssi Jaakkola (Kilmarnock).
      • 81:59 Substitution St Johnstone substitution: Collin Samuel replaced by Kevin Moon (tactical).
      • 81:41 Attacking throw-in by Daniel Grainger (St Johnstone).
      • 80:33 Foul by Daniele Invincibile (St Johnstone) on Frazer Wright (Kilmarnock). Free kick taken right-footed by Anssi Jaakkola (Kilmarnock) from own half, resulting in open play.
      • 80:21 Cross by Daniel Grainger (St Johnstone), clearance by Mohamadou Sissoko (Kilmarnock).
      • 79:49 Defending throw-in by Daniel Grainger (St Johnstone).
      • 79:26 Defending throw-in by Daniel Grainger (St Johnstone). Defending throw-in by Daniel Grainger (St Johnstone).
      • 79:00 Defending throw-in by Daniel Grainger (St Johnstone).
      • 77:42 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by David MacKay (St Johnstone) to centre,
      • 77:42 Substitution Kilmarnock substitution: William Gros replaced by Kieran Agard (tactical).
      • 76:39 Cross by Chris Millar (St Johnstone), clearance by Mohamadou Sissoko (Kilmarnock).
      • 75:30 Shot by Chris Millar (St Johnstone) drilled left-footed from right channel (20 yards), save (caught) by Anssi Jaakkola (Kilmarnock).
      • 74:58 Attacking throw-in by Daniel Grainger (St Johnstone).
      • 74:08 Defending throw-in by Jamie Hamill (Kilmarnock).
      • 73:23 Goal kick taken long by Peter Enckelman (St Johnstone).
      • 72:52 Goal kick taken long by Anssi Jaakkola (Kilmarnock).
      • 72:03 Goal kick taken long by Anssi Jaakkola (Kilmarnock).
      • 70:58 Defending throw-in by Tim Clancy (Kilmarnock).
      • 70:30 Substitution St Johnstone substitution: Peter MacDonald replaced by Jordan Robertson (tactical).
      • 70:19 Defending throw-in by Tim Clancy (Kilmarnock).
      • 70:06 Attacking throw-in by Alan Maybury (St Johnstone).
      • 69:30 Foul by James Fowler (Kilmarnock) on Chris Millar (St Johnstone). Free kick taken right-footed by Michael Duberry (St Johnstone) from own half, resulting in open play.
      • 68:15 Foul by Murray Davidson (St Johnstone) on William Gros (Kilmarnock). Free kick taken left-footed by Alexei Eremenko (Kilmarnock) from left channel, passed.
      • 67:57 Goal kick taken long by Anssi Jaakkola (Kilmarnock).
      • 67:50 Shot by Collin Samuel (St Johnstone) right-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), missed left.
      • 67:34 Cross by Murray Davidson (St Johnstone), header by Peter MacDonald (St Johnstone) from centre of penalty area (12 yards),
      • 66:26 Defending throw-in by Tim Clancy (Kilmarnock).
      • 65:32 Booking Michael Duberry (St Johnstone) booked for unsporting behaviour.
      • 64:51 Defending throw-in by Tim Clancy (Kilmarnock).
      • 64:39 Defending throw-in by Alan Maybury (St Johnstone).
      • 64:02 Goal kick taken long by Anssi Jaakkola (Kilmarnock).
      • 63:50 Cross by Alan Maybury (St Johnstone), resulting in ball out of play.
      • 62:31 Cross by Daniele Invincibile (St Johnstone), save (caught) by Anssi Jaakkola (Kilmarnock).
      • 60:33 Substitution Kilmarnock substitution: David Silva replaced by Mehdi Taouil (tactical).
      • 59:56 Foul by Alexei Eremenko (Kilmarnock) on Daniel Grainger (St Johnstone). Free kick taken right-footed by David MacKay (St Johnstone) from own half, resulting in open play.
      • 59:09 Goal kick taken long by Anssi Jaakkola (Kilmarnock).
      • 58:25 Goal kick taken long by Peter Enckelman (St Johnstone).
      • 57:27 Defending throw-in by Jamie Hamill (Kilmarnock).
      • 56:39 Goal kick taken long by Anssi Jaakkola (Kilmarnock).
      • 56:18 Defending throw-in by Tim Clancy (Kilmarnock).
      • 54:57 Attacking throw-in by Jamie Hamill (Kilmarnock).
      • 53:10 Cross by Collin Samuel (St Johnstone), save (caught) by Anssi Jaakkola (Kilmarnock).
      • 52:20 Attacking throw-in by Alexei Eremenko (Kilmarnock).
      • 51:34 Foul by Frazer Wright (Kilmarnock) on Alan Maybury (St Johnstone). Free kick taken right-footed by Alan Maybury (St Johnstone) from left channel, resulting in open play.
      • 50:48 Foul by Chris Millar (St Johnstone) on Craig Bryson (Kilmarnock). Free kick taken right-footed by Garry Hay (Kilmarnock) from left channel, resulting in open play.
      • 49:10 Cross by Daniele Invincibile (St Johnstone), clearance by Garry Hay (Kilmarnock).
      • 48:31 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Daniel Grainger (St Johnstone) to far post, resulting in open play.
      • 48:18 Cross by Chris Millar (St Johnstone), clearance by Tim Clancy (Kilmarnock).
      • 46:48 Goal kick taken long by Peter Enckelman (St Johnstone).
      • 46:41 Shot by William Gros (Kilmarnock) drilled right-footed from right channel (18 yards), missed left.
      • 45:41 Goal kick taken long by Anssi Jaakkola (Kilmarnock).
      • 45:34 Shot by Chris Millar (St Johnstone) right-footed from right channel (12 yards), missed left.
      • 45:07 Goal kick taken long by Anssi Jaakkola (Kilmarnock).
      • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
      • Half Time
      • 45:00+1:03 The half-time whistle blows.
      • 45:00+0:46 Cross by Craig Bryson (Kilmarnock), save (caught) by Peter Enckelman (St Johnstone).
      • 44:47 Goal kick taken long by Peter Enckelman (St Johnstone).
      • 44:27 Foul by Chris Millar (St Johnstone) on Mohamadou Sissoko (Kilmarnock). Free kick taken right-footed by Tim Clancy (Kilmarnock) from own half, resulting in open play.
      • 41:51 Defending throw-in by Tim Clancy (Kilmarnock).
      • 41:10 Goal kick taken long by Anssi Jaakkola (Kilmarnock).
      • 41:05 Cross by Daniele Invincibile (St Johnstone), resulting in ball out of play.
      • 40:41 Foul by Daniele Invincibile (St Johnstone) on Craig Bryson (Kilmarnock). Free kick taken right-footed by Craig Bryson (Kilmarnock) from own half, resulting in open play.
      • 40:23 Defending throw-in by Alan Maybury (St Johnstone).
      • 39:58 Attacking throw-in by Alan Maybury (St Johnstone).
      • 39:52 Goal kick taken long by Peter Enckelman (St Johnstone).
      • 38:03 Defending throw-in by Alan Maybury (St Johnstone).
      • 37:56 Cross by Jamie Hamill (Kilmarnock), resulting in ball out of play.
      • 37:34 Attacking throw-in by Tim Clancy (Kilmarnock).
      • 37:01 Goal kick taken long by Peter Enckelman (St Johnstone).
      • 36:00 Foul by Jamie Hamill (Kilmarnock) on Peter MacDonald (St Johnstone). Free kick crossed right-footed by Liam Craig (St Johnstone) from left wing, clearance by Garry Hay (Kilmarnock).
      • 36:00 Booking Jamie Hamill (Kilmarnock) booked for unsporting behaviour.
      • 35:10 Peter MacDonald (St Johnstone) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Frazer Wright (Kilmarnock) from own half, resulting in open play.
      • 33:36 Goal kick taken long by Anssi Jaakkola (Kilmarnock).
      • 33:02 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Daniel Grainger (St Johnstone) to far post, resulting in ball out of play.
      • 32:52 Cross by Daniele Invincibile (St Johnstone), clearance by Frazer Wright (Kilmarnock).
      • 32:31 Goal kick taken long by Peter Enckelman (St Johnstone).
      • 31:19 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Alexei Eremenko (Kilmarnock) to short, cross by Garry Hay (Kilmarnock), save (caught) by Peter Enckelman (St Johnstone).
      • 30:32 Defending throw-in by Garry Hay (Kilmarnock).
      • 30:02 Attacking throw-in by Daniel Grainger (St Johnstone).
      • 29:54 Attacking throw-in by Frazer Wright (Kilmarnock).
      • 29:21 Defending throw-in by Tim Clancy (Kilmarnock).
      • 28:49 Foul by Murray Davidson (St Johnstone) on William Gros (Kilmarnock). Free kick taken right-footed by Alexei Eremenko (Kilmarnock) from right channel (35+ yards), save (caught) by Peter Enckelman (St Johnstone).
      • 27:37 Attacking throw-in by Daniel Grainger (St Johnstone).
      • 26:10 Shot by William Gros (Kilmarnock) right-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), save (fumbled) by Peter Enckelman (St Johnstone).
      • 25:09 Goal kick taken long by Anssi Jaakkola (Kilmarnock).
      • 24:53 Shot by Peter MacDonald (St Johnstone) volleyed right-footed from right channel (12 yards), missed left.
      • 24:43 Attacking throw-in by Daniel Grainger (St Johnstone).
      • 24:11 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Daniel Grainger (St Johnstone) to centre, clearance by Craig Bryson (Kilmarnock).
      • 23:54 Shot by Daniele Invincibile (St Johnstone) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), save (tipped over) by Anssi Jaakkola (Kilmarnock).
      • 21:01 Tim Clancy (Kilmarnock) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Michael Duberry (St Johnstone) from own half, resulting in open play.
      • 20:54 Cross by Alexei Eremenko (Kilmarnock), resulting in open play.
      • 19:59 Foul by Michael Duberry (St Johnstone) on Alexei Eremenko (Kilmarnock). Free kick taken right-footed by Craig Bryson (Kilmarnock) from right channel, resulting in open play.
      • 18:36 Jamie Hamill (Kilmarnock) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Peter Enckelman (St Johnstone) from own half, resulting in open play.
      • 17:21 Cross by Collin Samuel (St Johnstone), save (caught) by Anssi Jaakkola (Kilmarnock).
      • 15:42 Foul by Michael Duberry (St Johnstone) on Alexei Eremenko (Kilmarnock). Free kick taken right-footed by Frazer Wright (Kilmarnock) from own half, resulting in open play.
      • 15:18 Defending throw-in by Alan Maybury (St Johnstone).
      • 15:10 Defending throw-in by Alan Maybury (St Johnstone).
      • 13:44 Goal kick taken long by Anssi Jaakkola (Kilmarnock).
      • 13:12 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by David MacKay (St Johnstone) to far post, resulting in ball out of play.
      • 12:12 Foul by Garry Hay (Kilmarnock) on Daniele Invincibile (St Johnstone). Free kick taken right-footed by Chris Millar (St Johnstone) from left wing, resulting in open play.
      • 10:27 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Alexei Eremenko (Kilmarnock) to near post, save (caught) by Peter Enckelman (St Johnstone).
      • 9:52 Goal kick taken long by Anssi Jaakkola (Kilmarnock).
      • 9:14 Goal kick taken long by Anssi Jaakkola (Kilmarnock).
      • 9:08 Cross by Collin Samuel (St Johnstone), resulting in ball out of play.
      • 8:03 Attacking throw-in by Alan Maybury (St Johnstone).
      • 6:55 Attacking throw-in by Chris Millar (St Johnstone).
      • 6:18 Defending throw-in by Daniel Grainger (St Johnstone).
      • 5:17 Attacking throw-in by Daniel Grainger (St Johnstone).
      • 4:29 Cross by Daniel Grainger (St Johnstone), clearance by Tim Clancy (Kilmarnock).
      • 3:52 Goal kick taken long by Anssi Jaakkola (Kilmarnock). Goal kick taken long by Anssi Jaakkola (Kilmarnock).
      • 3:34 Goal kick taken long by Anssi Jaakkola (Kilmarnock).
      • 3:23 Cross by Daniel Grainger (St Johnstone), resulting in open play.
      • 1:28 Attacking throw-in by Daniele Invincibile (St Johnstone).
      • 0:38 Foul by Craig Bryson (Kilmarnock) on Collin Samuel (St Johnstone). Free kick taken left-footed by Liam Craig (St Johnstone) from right channel, resulting in open play.
      • 0:31 Goal kick taken long by Peter Enckelman (St Johnstone).
      • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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