Premiership: Livingston overcomes St. Johnstone 4-2

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PERTH. Livingston prevails over St. Johnstone 4-2.

PERTH. Livingston prevails over St. Johnstone 4-2.

The match was played at the McDiarmid Park stadium in Perth on Saturday and it started at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was John Beaton who had the assistance of Graeme Stewart and Alastair Mather. The 4th official was Barry Cook. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant around 19.7 degrees Celsius or 67.46 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 46%.​

Match Statistics

St. Johnstone was in firm control of the ball 55% while Livingston was struggling with a 45% ball possession.

Livingston was more aggressive with 33 dangerous attacks and 11 shots of which 4 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Livingston won the contest.​

St. Johnstone shot 11 times, 3 on target, 8 off target. On the other side, Livingston shot 11 times, 4 on target, 7 off target.


St. Johnstone received 1 yellow card (L. Gordon). On the other side, Livingston received 1 yellow card (Stephane Omeonga).

After this contest, St. Johnstone will stay with 24 points to stay in the 8th place. Talking about the opposition, Livingston will have 28 points to stay in the 5th place.

Match Events

  • 8'

    S. Kelly

  • 15'

    S. Kelly

  • 39'

    James Penrice

    Bruce Anderson

  • 46'

    Cammy MacPherson

    Alex Mitchell

  • 46'

    Connor McLennan

    Graham Carey

  • 46'

    Jamie Murphy

    David Wotherspoon

  • 50'

    Daniel Phillips

    Ryan McGowan

  • 64'

    Stephane Omeonga

  • 65'

    Jamie Murphy

  • 67'

    Connor McLennan

  • 69'

    L. Gordon

  • 70'

    Jason Holt

    Stephane Omeonga

  • 70'

    Scott Pittman

    Andrew Shinnie

  • 76'

    T. Bair

    Nicky Clark

  • 76'

    Kurtis Guthrie

    Bruce Anderson

  • 81'

    James Penrice

  • 84'

    Ayo Obileye

    S. Kelly

Next match

In the upcoming Premiership match, St. Johnstone will play away with Rangers on the 28th of January with a 22-3 head to head stats in favor of Rangers (6 draws).

Livingston will host Dundee United on the 18th of January with a 7-3 head to head record in favor of Livingston (1 draw).

St. Johnstone: Formation and Lineups

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

The manager Callum Davidson chose to play with the following team: Remi Matthews (5.3), Alex Mitchell (6.4), Liam Gordon (6.6), Andy Considine (6.8), Drey Wright (6.5), Graham Carey (6.7), Ryan McGowan (6.4), Adam Montgomery (6.1), David Wotherspoon (6.5), Nicky Clark (6.9) and Stevie May (6.4).

St. Johnstone could not rely on the presence of Daniel Phillips (injured).


St. Johnstone made 5 changes: Alex Mitchell for Cammy MacPherson (46′), Graham Carey for Connor McLennan (46′), David Wotherspoon for Jamie Murphy (46′), Ryan McGowan for Daniel Phillips (50′) and Nicky Clark for T. Bair (76′).

Top player: Jamie Murphy

Probably the most impressive player in St. Johnstone was Jamie Murphy.

His rating is (7.2) with 1 goal, 13 passes (76% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 2 duels out of 5. He performed 4 crosses.

His performance was notable also because he began the game from the bench before entering the field in the 46′.

Livingston: Formation and Lineups

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

On the opposite side, David Martindale played with: Shamal George (6.2), Nicky Devlin (7.1), Jack Fitzwater (6.4), Morgan Boyes (6.4), James Penrice (7.9), Andrew Shinnie (6.6), Sean Kelly (6.4), Stephane Omeonga (6.8), Steven Bradley (6.2), Bruce Anderson (7.0) and Stephen Kelly (9.0).

Livingston could not rely on the presence of Kurtis Guthrie (injured).


Livingston made 4 changes: Stephane Omeonga for Jason Holt (70′), Andrew Shinnie for Scott Pittman (70′), Bruce Anderson for Kurtis Guthrie (76′) and S. Kelly for Ayo Obileye (84′).

Top player: Stephen Kelly

The player who no doubt impressed Livingston the most was Stephen Kelly.

His rating is (9.0) with 2 goals, 23 passes (65% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 3 duels out of 6. He performed 4 crosses.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Premiership


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