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Aberdeen 0-0 Partick Thistle

By Scott DavieBBC Scotland at Pittodrie
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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Aberdeen 0, Partick Thistle 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Aberdeen 0, Partick Thistle 0.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Jonny Hayes (Aberdeen).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Abdul Osman (Partick Thistle).

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Partick Thistle. David Wilson replaces David Amoo.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Abdul Osman (Partick Thistle).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Corner, Aberdeen. Conceded by Danny Seaborne.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Booking

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Shaleum Logan (Aberdeen).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Mathias Pogba (Partick Thistle).

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