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Aberdeen 4-1 St Mirren: Jim Goodwin says hosts may have hit 7

Bojan Miovski home, Aberdeen take the lead

Jim Goodwin could take a ‘6 or 7’ after Aberdeen beat 10-man St Mirren 4-1 at Pittodrie for the Dons to take their first win of the season in the Scottish Premiership. I think it is possible.

A double from Boyan Miovski, a spectacular strike from debutant Leighton Clarkson and a superb finish from Luis Lopez scored all three points, with Jonah Ayunga scoring a consolation penalty for the visitor.

“We had some great goals and probably should have scored a few more in the second half,” said Goodwin.

“I’ve played against 10 men in the past and it’s not always as simple as the players have shown.

“It can be difficult to break through a solid backline and a compact midfield. Sure, it’s 4-1, but realistically it would have been 6-7.”

St Mirren are still looking for their first league points of the season.

Both teams were very different from those who recorded a scoreless draw in the final game of last season. With only three Aberdeen players starting from that match, Goodwin added 11 new signings to the squad.

He had only signed Liverpool loaner Clarkson on the morning of the match, but the midfielder made his debut just 12 minutes after Declan Gallagher beat Hayden Coulson and injured the left-back. was put into

Gallagher’s afternoon was quickly cut short when Liam Scales threw a rebound into the arm of a St Mirren defender in the box. decided.

If the first goal was tough to forgive, the second was extremely sloppy. rice field. Miovski showed a predatory instinct to clip in front of the goalkeeper and slip the ball into the net.

Clarkson made a good impact, extending Aberdeen’s lead when he hit the ball into the top corner on his first strike from 20 yards.

St Mirren had a mountain to climb in the second half, but the journey seemed easier when Alan Muir pointed to the spot after Hayes was harshly judged to have tweaked Greg Kilty Kelle Roos could have done better with a strong arm for Ayunga’s penalty, but the ball looped into the net.

Lopez added icing to the cake with a last-minute strike. St Mirren’s line was pushed high and Christian Ramirez played Lopez cleanly to swallow Carson to give Goodwin his biggest league win as Aberdeen manager.

Man of the Match – Leighton Clarkson

Leighton Clarkson makes debut for Aberdeen
A memorable debut for the Liverpool loan player

Clarkson sheds light on Don’s performance

Aberdeen had a bad start and poor possession, putting St Mirren into a dangerous area. However, they quickly bounced back and took advantage of the opportunity St. Mirren gave them.

Coulson’s loss was a setback, but Clarkson’s introduction ended as a masterstroke.

This allowed Scales to move into left-back, giving Clarkson the opportunity to control the midfield that gave him time and space.

Aberdeen fans would love to be able to emulate James Maddison rather than Matty Longstaff.

When he wasn’t directing the tempo, I was determined to attack from a distance.

It was an interesting display from St. Mirren. Stephen Robinson has professed to want to play counter-attacking football, and at Pittodrie they failed to score his starting block.

what they said

Aberdeen Manager Jim Goodwin: “There were some great performances. No doubt people talk about the Clarkson goal, the 30-yard goal to the top bin. I want you to take care of me.”

Director Stephen Robinson of St. Mirren: “Coming here and playing with 10 people for 70 minutes is hard enough with 11 people. Double punishment.

“Then we showed character in the second half and got in a little bit. I couldn’t ask for more from them in terms of attitude and application in the last two games.”

what’s next?

Aberdeen will host managerless Motherwell next Saturday, while St Mirren will host Ross County at Paisley (both at 15:00 BST).

Player of the Match

MiovskiBoyan Miovsky


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  5. squad number11player nameDuc

  6. squad number33player nameKennedy

  7. squad number16player nameRamadan

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St Mirren

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  2. squad number2player nametight

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  14. squad number9player nameBrophy

  15. squad number31player nameGallagher



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  • twenty fiveRichardson
  • Fivestewart
  • Fourscale
  • twenty twoCoulsonsubstituteClarksonand 12′minutes
  • 16Ramadan
  • 2mccroryBook in 61 minutes
  • 33KennedysubstituteRobertsand 63′minutessubstituteand 81′minutes
  • TenBesuigen
  • 17hazesubstituteDe Barros Lopezand 72′minutes
  • 9MiovskysubstituteRamirezand 72′minutes


  • 1Lewis
  • 11De Barros Lopez
  • 15Watkins
  • 20Clarkson
  • twenty onePolvala
  • twenty threeDuncan
  • 28Milne
  • 37Roberts
  • 99Ramirez

St Mirren

formation 3-5-2

  • 1Carson
  • 31GallagherBook in 22 minutes
  • FourShaughnessy
  • 18group
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  • 17Bacchussubstitutegreavesand 78′minutes
  • 16El Hajon
  • 11kiltyBook in 85 minutes
  • 2tight
  • 7AyungaBook in 48 minutessubstituteBrophyand 78′minutes
  • TenmajorsubstituteFlynnand 45′minutes


  • 8Flynn
  • 9Brophy
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  • twenty fiveOfford
  • 27Urminski
  • 30taylor

Alan Muir


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