Aberdeen 1-0 Motherwell: Stephen Gordonman goal boosts Aberdeen's survival hopes | Football News

Aberdeen beat Motherwell 1-0 in Pittodrie


18:52, UK, Saturday 27 April 2024

Stephen Gordonman's goal eased Aberdeen's relegation worries to a 1-0 win over 10-man Motherwell at Pittodrie.

Gordonman scored the only goal on the hour mark, minutes after Jack Vale was sent off for catching Jack McKenzie with a raised boot.

Motherwell were unhappy with Craig Napier's red card decision and the award of the corner that led to the goal after Gordonman put the ball behind him.

The Dons missed chances to leave the game on a knife edge until the end of nine minutes of stoppage time.

The result moved Aberdeen a point clear of their rivals and both teams were buoyed by defeats to Ross County and St Johnstone, with the Steelmen still seven points and 20 goals clear of the second-bottom Staggies.

How Aberdeen beat Motherwell

Motherwell made the bright start and Stephen O'Donnell's first-time strike was saved by the legs of Kelle Roos.

Aberdeen grew into the game on 20 minutes but were unable to test Liam Kelly in the first half.

Bojan Miovski did well to meet McKenzie's cross but could not turn his acrobatic effort on target and Dante Bolvara sent a powerful effort over from 22 yards.

Blair Spittal threatened two headers from Georgi Gent's cross at the other end, but the Roos weren't too concerned.



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Motherwell's Jack Vale and Aberdeen's Jack McKenzie were in action during the match

Aberdeen's first shot on target came after a 52nd-minute corner, but Lennon Miller made an excellent goal-line clearance to head out Angus McDonald's well-struck volley.

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The visitors defended their box well as the Dons continued to press and Connor Barron's lofted diagonal ball soon prompted a red card.

Vale cut out the pass but his lifted boot flew past Mackenzie's midsection and Napier was immediately shown a red card.

There was no VAR review despite mass protests from the Motherwell players, who were soon unhappy again when a corner was awarded after Gordonman took a swipe at a deflected free-kick following a Wales error.

Gordonman made it count this time when he guided junior Hoilett's delivery to a post. It was the Dane's third goal for Aberdeen and his second against the Steelmen.

Aberdeen continued to create chances. Devlin and Gordonman followed with goals from corners and Miovski poked just wide after Hoilett over-hit the pass on the counter-attack for two.

Kelly saved Miovski's low drive and pushed away Hoilett's long-range strike before drawing an excellent stop from substitute Tuck.

Motherwell manager Stuart Kettlewell threw on the attackers and they pushed for a late equalizer but Spittal had a half-chance hit the bar in stoppage time.

What's next?

of Aberdeen The next Scottish Premiership match is at home St. Johnstone On May 4, when mother well Composer Livingston.

Both the games will start at 3 pm.

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