Aberdeen survived a scare against Championship side Dundee to progress to the League Cup quarter-finals.
The Dons trailed the Dee for the entire second half after Danny Johnson netted a penalty. An Andy Considine goal in the final minute of normal time sent the tie to extra time.
Sam Cosgrove once again stepped up for Derek McInnes, scoring the match winner. It sets them up for a match with Hearts at Tynecastle in the next round of the competition.
Some Aberdeen fans have reacted to their Dundee victory.
Utterly unacceptable #McInnesOut
— FreeJamesWilson (@KevinRohan3) August 18, 2019
— Conor (@ConorBruce1903) August 18, 2019
— Kieran (@kieran_philip) August 18, 2019
And so McInnes survives another game.
— S H W (@Scott_H_Wilk) August 18, 2019
Never in doubt. 😳
— Abo (@stevenabercrom2) August 18, 2019
Papering over the cracks an understatement, once again that was shocking.
— Scott Stewart (@ScottStewart_1) August 18, 2019
Aberdeen must show improvement from their League Cup victory
If James McPake’s side had held on for one minute longer, they would have mounted serious pressure on Dons boss McInnes.
After an underwhelming Europa League exit, being dumped out the League Cup by a Championship side would have been borderline disastrous.
Alas, Aberdeen were able to show who was the Premiership side in the end. Rest assured though that urgent changes are needed as this wasn’t a great performance. Dundee were still arguably the better team over the course of the match.
The Red Army are too predictable with one up top. They’re luck Cosgrove is in such good form, as without him, Aberdeen would be seriously struggling.
Again they showed no desire to win the ball, with the Dark Blues winning most individual battles before fading out the game a bit.
An away trip to Tynecastle awaits McInnes now. Hearts haven’t exactly set the world alight recently either, but their 2-1 victory over Motherwell showed they have some very good players within their ranks.
Aberdeen can count themselves luck that they are in the quarter finals of the League Cup. Improvements are needed though for next week’s league clash with Kilmarnock.