It was a misty day with not too bad a wind blowing. Dons fans in the South Stand unfurled a banner simply stating ‘Derek McInnes Manager of the Year’.
It didn’t take long to break the deadlock.
Clark Robertson made a poor pass back trying to find Mark Reynolds and the Saints jumped at the opportunity.
0-1 St Johnstone (Stevie May) on the 8 minute mark.
It was twenty three minutes later before Aberdeen suitably responded. A similar mistake was made in the McDiarmid Park men’s box and Adam Rooney leapt to beat the keeper, coolly knocking the ball into the net.
Barry Robson came on for Clark Robertson come 57 minutes. Peter Pawlett then came off for Cammy Smith eleven minutes later.
Aberdeen made their final substitution four minutes from fulltime, with Calvin Zola replacing Niall McGinn.
Keeper Jamie Langfield almost threw the game away after he misjudged a pass back.
The only positives this weekend in the Reds race for Europe was the 5-1 demolition of Motherwell by the hands of a rampant Dundee United at Tannadice.
Final score: 1-1.
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