Aberdeen got their first win of the season as they produced one of the comfortable football scores of the weekend in the Scottish Premiership. Bojan Miovski opened the scoring in the 24th minute after Declan Gallagher got sent off a minute prior. He doubled their advantage in the 37th minute before Leighton Clarkson made it three in the 45th minute. Jonah Ayunga pulled one back for the visitors in the 53rd minute before Luis Lopes sealed the three points in the 87th minute.
Aberdeen manager Jim Goodwin: “We’re obviously delighted with the result and the overall performance,” he said. “As always, there are parts we can do better – we let the tempo drop in the second half but I can’t be too critical. We want to be entertaining for the fans and I think they saw that with some of the goals we scored. As much as I want the fans to go away excited, we were up against 10 men for large periods of the game, so we should be able to win the game. But some of the football we played was very exciting and entertaining which is what we’re looking for.”
St Mirren manager Stephen Robinson: “When you come here with 11 men it’s a tough game with the amount of money Aberdeen have spent and the squad they’ve put together. For 22 minutes I thought we were excellent, but once the penalty decision and red card happen, the game plan is out the window. It’s a double whammy. Declan is adamant it hit his chest and not his arm, but whether you have 11 men or ten men, the second and fourth goals are certainly preventable. The second goal killed us as had we gone in at half-time at 1-0 it’s a different game.”
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