Aberdeen have dropped two points away to St Johnstone as the pair played out a 1-1 draw despite the home side finishing the game with nine men.
Sam Cosgrove’s super strike had them one up before they were denied a clear penalty. Wallace Duffy should have been sent off following a deliberate handball as a goal beckoned.
Matthew Kennedy equalised in the second half before Murray Davidson was sent off for a terrible challenge on Craig Bryson. Callum Hendry then was given his marching orders for a ridiculous challenge on Lewis Ferguson.
St Johnstone remain bottom although they’ll be happy with a point. Aberdeen are three points clear in third. Here are three things we learned.
Cosgrove will hit 30 this term
Prior to this game, St Johnstone were the only Scottish Premiership team Cosgrove hadn’t scored against. He put that right with a stunning effort from range.
It’s his 17th of the season as he continues to get better and better. His movement is improving, his hold-up play is superb and from all sorts of situations, he’s lethal in front of goal.
He’ll score 30 this season if he keeps going at this rate. Cosgrove really is proving to be one of Aberdeen’s best purchases of the McInnes era.
Considine’s memorable day
It was a brilliant tribute from McInnes to hand Andy Considine the armband on what was his 500th appearance for the club. As per usual, he turned in an assured performance at the back.
Filling in at left-back, the Dons stalwart dealt with everything that came his way and forced Drey Wright out of the game.
He’ll be disappointed though that his side didn’t manage to take all three points from this game.
St Johnstone will wonder what if
Wright will be fuming with his players after getting themselves back in the game. It’s no wonder they’re fighting down the bottom with moments of madness like the ones displayed in the match against the Dons.
Davidson’s challenge was a shocker before Hendry let his anger get the better of him. It allowed Aberdeen to get back into the game in a time where their backs were against the ball.
St Johnstone to their credit held on for a point but Wright will be fuming with his side’s indiscipline.