St Johnstone have picked up their first win of the season, beating Aberdeen 1-0 at Pittodrie as former Dons striker Stevie May came back to haunt his former side and score his 50th goal for the Saints.

With only six minutes remaining, May fired home to prevent what looked like a surefire stalemate as both sides toiled in front of goal and chances few and far between.

The defeat extends Aberdeen’s run of games without a win to seven in all competitions while the Saints climbed up the table after securing their first win.

Glenn Middleton had the ball in the net for the Perth side just after the hour, only for the on-loan Rangers winger to be flagged for a blatant offside.

As Aberdeen failed to take the few real chances they had, May silenced Pittodrie with a composed finish from 20-yards which Joe Lewis couldn’t keep out.

 

Saints boss Callum DAvidson called his side’s performance “probably our worst” but he was delighted to come away with the three points and end his side’s winless start to the seaosn.

“It was great. If you ask me it was probably our worst performance in the league,” Davidson said.

“What we did do was keep at it. Stevie was very good. When you go back to our old club you can be horrendous or very good.

“Thankfully, it was the latter for us today. He was probably disappointed he didn’t start but he came on with a fantastic attitude.

“I am just delighted it hit the net and he was able to celebrate in the corner.”

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