Aberdeen 2
Dundee Utd 0
League (SPL)


Aberdeen 

2 - 0

Dundee Utd


League (SPL)
Saturday, November 3rd, 2007
Pittodrie. Att. 11,964
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Sone Aluko (45)
Lee Miller (90)
None.

Team Managers
Jimmy Calderwood Craig Levein

Starting Eleven
Jamie Langfield
Michael Hart
Andrew Considine
Lee Mair
Richie Byrne
Jeffrey De Visscher
Barry Nicholson
Karim Touzani
Derek Young
Sone Aluko
Chris Maguire
Grzegorz Szamotulski .21
Seán Dillon .2
Lee Wilkie .4
Christian Kalvenes .3
Darren Dods .5
Prince Buaben .20
Willo Flood .6
Barry Robson .11
Morgaro Gomis .16
Jordan Robertson .22
Noel Hunt .10

Bench
Greg Kelly
Jackie McNamara
Lee Miller
Jonathan Smith
Dan Smith
Neil McVitie
Michael Paton
Euan McLean .13
Stuart Duff .24
Garry Kenneth .18
Mark Kerr .7
Steven Robb .14
Jon Daly .9
Johnny Russell .30

Substitutions
Lee Miller for Sone Aluko (65)
Jackie McNamara for Karim Touzani (70)
Daniel Smith for Chris Maguire (83)
Steven Robb for Willo Flood (46)
Mark Kerr for Morgaro Gomis (56)
Garry Kenneth for Jordan Robertson (71)

Cautions
Karim Touzani (49)
Andrew Considine (51)
Derek Young (77)
Lee Wilkie (77)
Lee Wilkie (89)

Red Cards
None. Barry Robson (77)
Lee Wilkie (89)

Match Officials

Kenny Clark (Referee)



Match Report


United’s good run of results was brought to a halt with goals from Aluko and Miller giving Aberdeen a 2-0 victory. To round off a miserable afternoon
United finished the game with nine men with both Barry Robson and Lee Wilkie seeing red.

Craig Levein named the same side that started the midweek CIS Cup victory over Hamilton. Grzegorz Szamotulski retained his place between the posts with Euan McLean, a hero from last weekend against Rangers, listed as a substitute. There were two former United men in the Aberdeen ranks with Lee Mair in the heart of the home defence and Lee Miller starting on the bench.

United had their share of the chances in the opening period and were twice undone by outstanding saves by Langfield from Kalvenes and Wilkie. Jordan Robertson also went close when he held off Mair and sent a left foot shot inches wide. With five minutes of the half left the Dons broke the deadlock when Aluko burst clear and slammed the ball past Szamotulski. Seconds before the break United should have equalised when Robertson was one on one with Langfield but he screwed his effort just past the right hand post.

With an hour on the clock the home side were very unlucky not to double their lead when de Visscher burst into the United area and slammed the ball off the underside of the bar. With United pressing for a leveller their afternoon took a turn for the worse when firstly Robson was given a straight red card for a two footed challenge on Maguire and then towards the final whistle Lee Wilkie was harshly sent off after two bookings. The game was put beyond United in the 90th minute when former United man Miller shot home from 20 yards out.



Squad Statistics (as at November 3rd, 2007)


2007-08 All Time
Age
Grzegorz Szamotulski (GK)31 14 - 14 -
Lee Wilkie27 133283
Darren Dods32 151151
Seán Dillon24 151311
Christian Kalvenes30 12 - 441
Prince Buaben19 151151
Morgaro Gomis22 14 - 26 -
Barry Robson28 14515630
Willo Flood22 13 - 13 -
Noel Hunt24 1574617
Jordan Robertson19 114114
Garry Kenneth (sub)20 5 - 483
Steven Robb (sub)25 9 - 261
Mark Kerr (sub)25 9 - 1595






League Table (as at November 3rd, 2007)


No league table has been added for this season.