Scottish Premiership
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Aberdeen 0-0 Partick Thistle

Mathias Pogba
Aberdeen and Partick both had chances but could not find a goal

Aberdeen missed the chance to go top of the Scottish Premiership for the second time in five days after they drew a blank at home to Partick Thistle.

The hosts' Graeme Shinnie hit the crossbar in the first half, but most of the action came after the interval.

Kenny McLean and Niall McGinn forced good saves, and Peter Pawlett beat two Thistle men before a shot was blocked.

As the Dons piled forward, Shinnie was denied from point-blank range and Adam Rooney shot wide late on.

The result means Aberdeen go level on points with Celtic, but Derek McInnes' side have an inferior goal difference and have played two games more.

The Dons produced a disappointing performance on a night when they could have gone clear at the top with a win.

They were flat for long spells in last Saturday's draw with Inverness Caledonian Thistle and they struggled to make much headway against the Glasgow Jags as well.

Shinnie did send a shot crashing against the crossbar in the first half and Jonny Hayes posed a real threat with some direct wing play.

But Partick Thistle have now gone six games unbeaten and the organised way they defended was ample evidence of why that is the case.

Aberdeen did mount a late rally to try to make the breakthrough but Shinnie could not make the most of a late chance to score in a packed penalty area.

Then a clear sign that it was not going to be the Dons' night came when top scorer Rooney miscued from just six yards at the death.

In fact it could have been even worse as the visitors made a couple of late chances themselves only for Stuart Bannigan and substitute Mathias Pogba to fire wide.

Now Aberdeen will be hoping Thistle prove just as tough to beat when they go to Celtic Park on Saturday.

Line-ups

Aberdeen

  • 19Ward
  • 2LoganBooked at 87mins
  • 5Taylor
  • 6Reynolds
  • 3Shinnie
  • 22JackSubstituted forPawlettat 65'minutes
  • 8Flood
  • 10McGinnSubstituted forSmithat 83'minutes
  • 7McLeanBooked at 44mins
  • 11Hayes
  • 9Rooney

Substitutes

  • 4Considine
  • 14Smith
  • 15Robson
  • 16Pawlett
  • 17Goodwillie
  • 18Quinn
  • 20Brown

Partick Thistle

  • 1Cerny
  • 15Dumbuya
  • 17LindsayBooked at 14mins
  • 3Seaborne
  • 5Booth
  • 6OsmanBooked at 58mins
  • 19EdwardsSubstituted forPogbaat 76'minutes
  • 11Lawless
  • 7AmooBooked at 45minsSubstituted forWilsonat 90+4'minutes
  • 8Bannigan
  • 9Doolan

Substitutes

  • 2Miller
  • 12Scully
  • 13Frans
  • 18Wilson
  • 20McDaid
  • 23Muirhead
  • 99Pogba
Referee:
Kevin Clancy
Attendance:
12,583

Match Stats

Home TeamAberdeenAway TeamPartick Thistle
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home16
Away4
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Aberdeen 0, Partick Thistle 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Aberdeen 0, Partick Thistle 0.

Attempt missed. Abdul Osman (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Foul by Jonny Hayes (Aberdeen).

Mustapha Dumbuya (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Ash Taylor (Aberdeen) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Abdul Osman (Partick Thistle).

Substitution

Substitution, Partick Thistle. David Wilson replaces David Amoo.

Attempt blocked. Peter Pawlett (Aberdeen) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Peter Pawlett (Aberdeen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Abdul Osman (Partick Thistle).

Attempt missed. Mark Reynolds (Aberdeen) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Aberdeen. Conceded by Danny Seaborne.

Attempt blocked. Graeme Shinnie (Aberdeen) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Shaleum Logan (Aberdeen) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Shaleum Logan (Aberdeen).

Steven Lawless (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Mathias Pogba (Partick Thistle) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Kenny McLean (Aberdeen) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mathias Pogba (Partick Thistle).

Foul by Cameron Smith (Aberdeen).

Abdul Osman (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Aberdeen. Cameron Smith replaces Niall McGinn.

Attempt missed. Stuart Bannigan (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Graeme Shinnie.

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Mark Reynolds.

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Ash Taylor.

Mark Reynolds (Aberdeen) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Abdul Osman (Partick Thistle).

Substitution

Substitution, Partick Thistle. Mathias Pogba replaces Ryan Edwards.

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Mark Reynolds.

Corner, Aberdeen. Conceded by Liam Lindsay.

Graeme Shinnie (Aberdeen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Abdul Osman (Partick Thistle).

Attempt saved. Peter Pawlett (Aberdeen) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Aberdeen. Conceded by Callum Booth.

Attempt saved. Kenny McLean (Aberdeen) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Niall McGinn (Aberdeen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mustapha Dumbuya (Partick Thistle).

Corner, Aberdeen. Conceded by Danny Seaborne.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Celtic19134247163143
2Aberdeen21134434201443
3Hearts20106434221236
4St Johnstone209473531431
5Ross County219393631530
6Inverness CT206772730-325
7Partick Thistle196671923-424
8Motherwell197392025-524
9Dundee205872935-623
10Hamilton2064102534-922
11Kilmarnock2155112239-1720
12Dundee Utd2024141739-2210
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