Scottish Premiership
St JohnstoneSt Johnstone1Inverness CTInverness Caledonian Thistle1
By Connie McLaughlinBBC Scotland at McDiarmid Park
Graham Cummins scores for St Johnstone against Inverness Caledonian Thistle
Graham Cummins levelled in the final minute of regulation time

Substitute Graham Cummins salvaged a point for St Johnstone with a last-minute goal against Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

Ryan Christie's drilled shot gave the visitors an early lead.

Christie came close to adding to Caley Thistle's advantage and Michael O'Halloran had an effort saved for Saints.

And, with time running out, Cummins headed in Joe Shaughnessy's delivery to restore parity.

A draw gives both sides a first Scottish Premiership point this season.

But for Inverness the result may well feel like two points dropped having dominated for much of the match and led for so long.

They took the initiative when a mix-up at the back for St Johnstone was picked up by Dani Lopez, who played in Christie.

The attacking midfielder cut into the box on the left-hand side and, from 15 yards, fired across goalkeeper Alan Mannus into the net.

Christie continued to be the danger man for Inverness and almost doubled their lead. He made a surging run from the right only for the Saints defence to block midway inside the penalty box.

O'Halloran found space with some intelligent play and forced a decent save from Owain Fon Williams.

Inverness threatened again on the stoke of half-time, Andrea Mutombo flashing across the face of goal with no takers.

The visitors started the second half as brightly as the first and had a great chance following a corner from Ross Draper. The ball was headed down by Danny Devine and a scramble ensued before the ball was eventually cleared by the hosts.

Ryan Christie scores for Inverness Caledonian Thistle against St Johnstone
Christie capped a fine performance for Inverness with the opening goal

Christie came close again when he spotted Mannus off his line and tried a shot but the keeper made an excellent one-handed save.

Cummins replaced Simon Lappin and his contribution proved crucial for St Johnstone as he connected with Shaughnessy's cross from the right to level the match.

Line-ups

St Johnstone

  • 1Mannus
  • 14Shaughnessy
  • 3Scobbie
  • 5Wright
  • 24Easton
  • 10Wotherspoon
  • 8Davidson
  • 4LappinSubstituted forCumminsat 62'minutes
  • 26Craig
  • 11SuttonSubstituted forMacLeanat 61'minutes
  • 29O'Halloran

Substitutes

  • 9MacLean
  • 12Clark
  • 15McKay
  • 16Caddis
  • 18Cummins
  • 20Brown
  • 25Kane

Inverness CT

  • 25Fon Williams
  • 2Raven
  • 8Draper
  • 14Devine
  • 17Horner
  • 20Polworth
  • 22ChristieBooked at 90mins
  • 16Tansey
  • 19Williams
  • 7Lopez RoblesSubstituted forSutherlandat 84'minutes
  • 28Mbuyi-MutomboSubstituted forWedderburnat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Esson
  • 15Wedderburn
  • 24Ferguson
  • 34Brown
  • 37Sutherland
Referee:
William Collum
Attendance:
2,959

Match Stats

Home TeamSt JohnstoneAway TeamInverness CT
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home5
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, St. Johnstone 1, Inverness CT 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, St. Johnstone 1, Inverness CT 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Frazer Wright (St. Johnstone).

  4. Post update

    Ross Draper (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Liam Craig (St. Johnstone) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Danny Williams (Inverness CT).

  7. Booking

    Ryan Christie (Inverness CT) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Post update

    Joe Shaughnessy (St. Johnstone) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Christie (Inverness CT).

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Inverness CT. Nathaniel Wedderburn replaces Andrea Mbuyi-Mutombo.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Christie (Inverness CT) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  12. Goal!

    Goal! St. Johnstone 1, Inverness CT 1. Graham Cummins (St. Johnstone) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Joe Shaughnessy.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Frazer Wright (St. Johnstone).

  14. Post update

    Andrea Mbuyi-Mutombo (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    David Wotherspoon (St. Johnstone) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Christie (Inverness CT).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Inverness CT. Alisdair Sutherland replaces Dani López.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Murray Davidson (St. Johnstone).

  19. Post update

    Greg Tansey (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Corner, St. Johnstone. Conceded by Greg Tansey.

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