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Motherwell 1-0 Livingston: overcomes 1-0 with a goal scored by K. van

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MOTHERWELL. Motherwell prevails over Livingston 1-0 after K. van scored a penalty (67').

MOTHERWELL. Motherwell prevails over Livingston 1-0 after K. van scored a penalty (67′). Motherwell took advantage of its superior ball possession (58%).

D. Bahamboula received a red card (77′)​. This double yellow card was one of the reason why Livingston lost the match.

The match was played at the Fir Park stadium in Motherwell on Saturday and it started at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was Nick Walsh who had the assistance of Alan Mulvanny and John McCrossan. The 4th official was Duncan Williams. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant around 17.3 degrees Celsius or 63.14 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 57%.​

Match Statistics

Motherwell was in firm control of the ball 58% while Livingston was struggling with a 42% ball possession.

Motherwell was more aggressive with 37 dangerous attacks and 13 shots of which 2 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Motherwell won the match.

Motherwell shot 13 times, 2 on target, 11 off target. On the other side, Livingston shot 4 times, 0 on target, 4 off target.


Motherwell received 1 yellow card (J. Morris). On the opposite side, Livingston received 1 yellow card (D. Bahamboula).

Also, Livingston didn’t manage to end the match with 11 players after D. Bahamboula (Livingston) was sent out after receiving a second yellow card (77′).

After playing this encounter, Motherwell will have 6 points like Livingston to stay in the 4th place. On the other side, Livingston will stay with 6 points like Motherwell to stay in the 5th place.

Match Events

  • 54'

    J. Morris

    D. Cornelius

  • 54'

    J. Efford

    C. Shields

  • 61'

    J. Morris

  • 65'

    D. Bahamboula

    S. Kelly

  • 67'

    K. van Veen (Penalty)

  • 69'


    A. Shinnie

  • 74'

    D. Bahamboula

  • 77'

    D. Bahamboula

  • 81'

    J. Mullin

    J. Holt

  • 83'

    B. Maguire

    B. Spittal

Next match

In the upcoming Premiership match, Motherwell will play away with Kilmarnock on the 27th of August with a 23-20 head to head in favor of Motherwell (9 draws).

Livingston will play away against Aberdeen on the 27th of August with a 9-3 head to head in favor of Aberdeen (4 draws).

Motherwell: Formation and Lineups

Motherwell started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

The manager Graham Alexander chose to play with the following team: Liam Kelly (6.8), Paul McGinn (7.1), Sondre Solholm Johansen (7.1), Ricki Lamie (6.8), Stephen O’Donnell (7.0), Callum Slattery (6.6), Sean Goss (7.1), Dean Cornelius (6.4), Connor Shields (6.4), Kevin van Veen (7.4) and Blair Spittal (7.1).


Motherwell made 3 changes: D. Cornelius for J. Morris (54′), C. Shields for J. Efford (54′) and B. Spittal for B. Maguire (83′).

Top player: Kevin van Veen

Probably the most impressive player in Motherwell was Kevin van Veen.

His rating is (7.4) with 1 goal, 16 passes (68% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 8. He performed 2 crosses.

Livingston: Formation and Lineups

Livingston started with a christmas tree line-up (4-3-2-1).

On the opposite side, David Martindale played with: Shamal George (6.2), Nicky Devlin (6.6), Jack Fitzwater (6.8), Ayo Obileye (6.6), Cristian Montano (6.9), Stephane Omeonga (6.6), Jason Holt (6.4), Sean Kelly (6.4), Andrew Shinnie (6.7), Scott Pitman (6.2) and Joel Nouble (6.2).


Livingston made 2 changes: S. Kelly for D. Bahamboula (65′) and J. Holt for J. Mullin (81′).

Top player: Cristian Montano

The player who no doubt impressed Livingston the most was Cristian Montano.

His rating is (6.9) with 31 passes (64% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 14 duels out of 19. He performed 1 cross.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Premiership



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