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Premiership: Aberdeen recovers a 0-1 deficit to overcome Hearts 2-1

ABERDEEN. Aberdeen was able to turn the table against Hearts to win 2-1.

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ABERDEEN. Aberdeen found a way to turn the table against Hearts to win 2-1. It was Hearts to strike first with a penalty of J. Souttar at the 45′. Then it was a goal in the 49′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, L. Ferguson gave the win to Aberdeen in the 69′ minute with a goal.

A. Halliday received a red card (89′)​. This red card was one of the reason why Hearts lost the match.

The match was held at the Pittodrie Stadium Stadium in Aberdeen on Saturday and this began at 2:00 pm local time. The referee was Kevin Clancy who was helped by Ross MacLeod and Graham McNeillie. The 4th official was Colin Steven. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 9.6 degrees Celsius or 49.24 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 96%.​

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Aberdeen was in possession of the ball for 48% of the time vs. Hearts that controlled the ball for 52% of the time.

Aberdeen was more aggressive with 36 dangerous attacks and 17 shots of which 5 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Aberdeen won the match.

Aberdeen shot 17 times, 5 on target, 12 off target. On the opposite side, Hearts shot 6 times, 1 on target, 5 off target.


Aberdeen received 3 yellow cards (R. McCrorie, D. Campbell and ). On the other side, Hearts received 2 yellow cards (B. Woodburn and C. Halkett).

Also, Hearts didn’t manage to end the match with 11 players after A. Halliday (Hearts) was sent out after receiving a straight red card in the (89′).

After playing this match, Aberdeen will have 12 points to stay in the 8th place. On the opposite side, Hearts will stay with 21 points like Dundee United to stay in the 3rd place.

Match Events

  • 45'

    J. Souttar (Penalty)

  • 49'

    M. Watkins

  • 57'

    B. Woodburn

    G. Mackay-Steven

  • 57'

    B. McKay

    J. Ginnelly

  • 59'

    R. McCrorie

  • 61'

    B. Woodburn

  • 69'

    L. Ferguson

    D. McGeouch

  • 72'

    A. Halliday

    A. Cochrane

  • 82'

    D. Campbell

  • 85'

    J. Hayes

    M. Watkins

  • 86'

    C. Halkett

  • 88'

    N. McGinn

    D. McGeouch

  • 89'

    A. Halliday

Next match

In the upcoming Premiership match, Aberdeen will host Motherwell on the 6th of November with a 20-19 head to head in favor of Aberdeen (12 draws).

Hearts will host Dundee United on the 6th of November with a 15-13 head to head stats in favor of Dundee United (7 draws).

Aberdeen: Formation and Lineups

Aberdeen started with a 3-4-1-2 line-up (3-4-1-2).

The manager Stephen Glass chose to play with the following team: Joe Lewis (5.8), David Bates (7.1), Scott Brown (7.2), Ross McCrorie (6.2), Funso Ojo (6.1), Dylan McGeouch (7.2), Lewis Ferguson (7.6), Dean Campbell (6.8), Ryan Hedges (6.2), Marley Watkins (7.1) and Christian Ramirez (6.7).


Aberdeen made 2 changes: M. Watkins for J. Hayes (85′) and D. McGeouch for N. McGinn (88′).

Top player: Lewis Ferguson

The player who no doubt impressed Aberdeen the most was Lewis Ferguson.

His rating is (7.6) with 1 goal, 45 passes (80% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 9 duels out of 16.

Hearts: Formation and Lineups

Hearts started with an extremely aggressive line-up (3-4-3).

On the other side, Robbie Neilson played with: Craig Gordon (6.9), John Souttar (7.8), Craig Halkett (7.0), Stephen Kingsley (6.4), Michael Smith (6.2), Cameron Devlin (7.2), Beni Baningime (7.1), Alex Cochrane (6.8), Josh Ginnelly (6.7), Armand Gnanduillet (6.8) and Gary Mackay-Steven (6.2).


Hearts made 3 changes: G. Mackay-Steven for B. Woodburn (57′), J. Ginnelly for B. McKay (57′) and A. Cochrane for A. Halliday (72′).

Top player: John Souttar

The player who no doubt impressed Hearts the most was John Souttar.

His rating is (7.8) with 1 goal, 74 passes (70% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 9.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Premiership

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