Aberdeen came from behind to earn a 2-1 cinch Premiership win over Covid-hit Dundee at Pittodrie on Sunday, December 26th. So, among other Scottish Premiership football news, Aberdeen won 2-1 over Dundee, which moved them into the table’s top six.
Leigh Griffiths’ 30-yard free-kick was a fantastic opener for Dundee, but the visitors were open at the back and allowed Ryan Hedges a scrappy equaliser just five minutes later, with Lewis Ferguson putting his side in front with 20 minutes to go.
Several Dundee squad members were missing after one positive Covid test. The affected player and five further individuals who were his close contacts thus missed the game.
Plus, Dundee’s captain himself was absent because Charlie Adam recently suffered an arrest for driving under influence (football news).
All this saw them name just four substitutes for the game, and what an odd line-up they made for. These subs included 17-year-old Callum Lamb and 40-year-old assistant manager Dave Mackay, who registered as a player to compensate. Goalkeeper Harrison Sharp was also a substitute in this roster, present as an outfield sub.
Scottish Premiership Football News – Aberdeen Won 2-1 over Dundee
Ross McCrorie fouled the on-loan Celtic man to step up himself and shot an unstoppable free-kick past Joe Lewis. The ball promptly flew into the top left corner of the net.
But Dundee, playing in a 5-3-2 formation, looked ragged at the back.
So, Aberdeen were soon level as Hedges, exchanging passes with Teddy Jenks, aimed a low shot past goalkeeper Adam Legzdins.
Aberdeen continued dangerously for the rest of the half, but neither goalkeeper had to make saves again before the interval. The best chances, falling to Hedges and right-back Calvin Ramsay, ended up in the stand behind the goal.
The home side then made a fast start to the second half and almost won a penalty. A Christian Ramirez header seemingly came off a Dundee hand, but referee Nick Walsh only rewarded Abereen with a corner.
Hedges had another effort shortly after, with Legzdins getting down low to his left to beat away the effort.
But the game would soon settle down, and Aberdeen suffered a blow as Marley Watkins quit the pitch through injury.
Just a minute later, though, Ferguson fired home a superb drive from the edge of the penalty area. This put Aberdeen in front.
And the hosts looked the more likely to score again, too, but Aberdeen were nearly beat in the final minute. Both central defenders got caught out under a long ball, with Funso Ojo having to hack the ball to safety.