PERTH. St. Johnstone and Ross County didn’t manage to score any goal on Saturday..
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 Matthew McDermid assisted by Dougie Potter and Gordon Crawford. The 4th official was John Beaton. The weather was clear. The temperature was cold at 13.2 degrees Celsius or 55.72 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 88%.
None of the teams had a clear upper hand in terms of ball possession. St. Johnstone was in possession of the ball for 48% of the time vs. Ross County that controlled the ball for 52% of the time.
Attitude and shots
Ross County was more aggressive with 42 dangerous attacks and 9 shots of which 1 were on target. Nevertheless, that was not enough Ross County to win the contest.
St. Johnstone shot 15 times, 1 on target, 14 off target. Talking about the opposition, Ross County shot 9 times, 1 on target, 8 off target.
St. Johnstone received 4 yellow cards (R. McGowan, D. Wright, L. Gordon and M. Hallberg). Regarding the opposition, Ross County received 2 yellow cards (D. Cancola and K. Olaigbe).
After playing this encounter, St. Johnstone will have 7 points to remain in the 9th place. Regarding the opposition, Ross County will have 5 points to remain in the 10th place.
In the next match in the Premiership, St. Johnstone will host Dundee United on the 2nd of January with a 10-9 head to head in favor of Dundee United (12 draws).
Ross County will play away agasint Aberdeen on the 2nd of January with a 15-9 head to head record in favor of Aberdeen (5 draws).
St. Johnstone – Formation
St. Johnstone started with a 5-3-2 line-up (5-3-2).
The manager Callum Davidson decided to play with the following team: Remi Matthews, Drey Wright , Alex Mitchell , Liam Gordon , Andy Considine , Adam Montgomery , Melker Hallberg , Ryan McGowan , Jamie Murphy , Stevie May and Nicky Clark .
The home team had on the bench: Elliot Parish, James Brown, Murray Davidson, John Moreland, Maksym Kucheriavyi, Thelonius Bair, Ali Crawford , Michael O’Halloran and Connor McLennan .
St. Johnstone made 3 changes: J. Murphy for A. Crawford (68′), R. McGowan for M. Davidson (75′) and S. May for C. McLennan (75′).
Best player: Liam Gordon
The most impressive player for St. Johnstone was Liam Gordon.
His rating iswith 41 passes (43% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 8 duels out of 13.
Ross County – Formation
Ross County started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
Malky Mackay played with: Ross Laidlaw, Keith Watson , Jack Baldwin , Alex Iacovitti , Ben Purrington , Jordan Tillson , David Cancola , William Akio , Ross Callachan , Kazeem Olaigbe and Jordan White .
They had on the bench: Jake Eastwood, Dylan Smith, Victor Loturi, Josh Sims, Owura Edwards , Yan Dhanda , Ben Paton, Dominic Samuel and Jordy Hiwula.
Ross County could not rely on the presence of D. Samuel (injured).
Ross County made 5 changes: D. Cancola for Y. Dhanda (65′), K. Olaigbe for O. Edwards (65′), K. Watson for V. Loturi (66′), J. Tillson for D. Samuel (76′) and W. Akio for J. Hiwula (88′).
Best player: Ben Purrington
As per our analysis, the most impressive player for Ross County was Ben Purrington.
His rating iswith 44 passes (63% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 9 duels out of 11.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Premiership.