Jim Goodwin believes Aberdeen may have scored “six or seven” after their 4-1 victory over 10-man St Mirren at Pittodrie gave the the Dons their first Scottish Premiership win of the season.
Bojan Miovski’s double, a shocking strike from debutant Leighton Clarkson and a dinked Luis Lopes end had been sufficient for all 3 issues, with Jonah Ayunga scoring a comfort penalty for the guests.
“Some unbelievable objectives and we more than likely must have had every other two or 3 in the second one part,” mentioned Goodwin.
“I have performed in opposition to 10 males myself previously and it is not at all times fairly as easy as my gamers made it glance.
“It may be tough to damage down a cast again line and a compact midfield. Sure it is 4-1, but it surely must had been six or seven, realistically.”
St Mirren are nonetheless searching for their first league level of the season.
Either side regarded very other from the groups that produced a goalless draw within the ultimate recreation of final season. Best 3 Aberdeen gamers from that fit began, with Goodwin having added 11 new signings to the squad.
He handiest signed Liverpool loanee Clarkson at the morning of the sport, however the midfielder was once thrown on for his debut after simply 12 mins after Declan Gallagher scythed down Hayden Coulson, forcing the left-back off injured.
Gallagher’s afternoon was once quickly reduce brief when Liam Scales blasted a rebound into the St Mirren defender’s arm within the field. Gallagher noticed pink, and Aberdeen’s new quantity 9 Miovski rifled house the penalty.
If the primary purpose was once harsh to concede, the second one was once sloppy within the excessive. Jonny Hayes’ low pass was once deflected and Trevor Carson waited for the ball to come back to him on his line. Miovski confirmed predatory instincts to nip in entrance of the goalkeeper and slide the ball into the web.
Clarkson had made a excellent have an effect on and would lengthen Aberdeen’s lead when he laced the ball into the highest nook with a first-time strike from 20 yards.
St Mirren had a mountain to climb in the second one part, however the adventure regarded more uncomplicated when Alan Muir pointed to the spot after Hayes was once harshly judged to have nudged Greg Kiltie. Kelle Roos may have executed higher, getting a powerful arm to Ayunga’s penalty, however the ball looped into the web.
Lopes added the icing to the cake along with his last-minute strike. St Mirren’s line had been pressed prime and Christian Ramirez was once in a position to play Lopez blank thru to dink over Carson and provides Goodwin his largest league win as Aberdeen supervisor.
Guy of the fit – Leighton Clarkson
Clarkson lighting fixtures up Dons’ efficiency
Aberdeen began poorly, sloppy in ownership and permitting St Mirren into bad spaces. On the other hand, they bounced again temporarily and took benefit of the alternatives St Mirren afforded them.
The lack of Coulson was once a setback however the advent of Clarkson ended up as a masterstroke.
It allowed Scales to fit into left-back and Clarkson the chance to keep watch over a midfield that was once giving him time and area.
It was once an excellent debut from the Liverpool loanee – who Aberdeen enthusiasts will likely be hoping can emulate James Maddison reasonably than Matty Longstaff.
When he was once no longer dictating the pace he was once made up our minds to strike from distance.
It was once a being worried show from St Mirren. Stephen Robinson has publicly said he needs to play a counter-attacking logo of soccer. At Pittodrie, they did get out the beginning blocks.
What they mentioned
Aberdeen supervisor Jim Goodwin: “There have been some terrific performances. Unquestionably, other people will discuss Clarkson’s purpose, 30 yards into the highest bin. However that fourth purpose for me, is how I need our group to play.”
St Mirren supervisor Stephen Robinson: “To return right here and play with 10 males for 70-odd mins, it is onerous sufficient with 11. It is a double punishment.
“After that, we confirmed persona in the second one part and were given into it a bit of. I will’t ask any longer from them in the case of angle and alertness within the final two video games.”
What is subsequent?
Aberdeen host managerless Motherwell subsequent Saturday, with St Mirren welcoming Ross County to Paisley (each 15:00 BST).
- 22CoulsonSubstituted forClarksonat 12′mins
- 2McCrorieBooked at 61mins
- 33KennedySubstituted forRobertsat 63′minsSubstituted forat 81′mins
- 17HayesSubstituted forde Barros Lopesat 72′mins
- 9MiovskiSubstituted forRamírezat 72′mins
- 11de Barros Lopes
- 31GallagherBooked at 23mins
- 23PressureSubstituted forTaylorat 90+1′mins
- 17BaccusSubstituted forGreiveat 78′mins
- 11KiltieBooked at 85mins
- 7AyungaBooked at 48minsSubstituted forBrophyat 78′mins
- 10MajorSubstituted forFlynnat 45′mins
- Alan Muir
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Fit ends, Aberdeen 4, St. Mirren 1.
2d Part ends, Aberdeen 4, St. Mirren 1.
Anthony Stewart (Aberdeen) wins a loose kick within the defensive part.
Foul by way of Alex Greive (St. Mirren).
Foul by way of Ylber Ramadani (Aberdeen).
Greg Kiltie (St. Mirren) wins a loose kick within the attacking part.
Charles Dunne (St. Mirren) wins a loose kick within the defensive part.
Substitution, St. Mirren. Fraser Taylor replaces Ryan Pressure.
Offside, St. Mirren. Richard Tait tries a thru ball, however Eamonn Brophy is stuck offside.
Strive stored. Liam Scales (Aberdeen) header from the centre of the field is stored within the centre of the purpose. Assisted by way of Vicente Besuijen with a pass.
Function! Aberdeen 4, St. Mirren 1. Duk (Aberdeen) proper footed shot from the centre of the field to the ground left nook. Assisted by way of Christian Ramírez with a thru ball.
Greg Kiltie (St. Mirren) is proven the yellow card for a nasty foul.
Jayden Richardson (Aberdeen) wins a loose kick within the defensive part.
Foul by way of Greg Kiltie (St. Mirren).
Strive neglected. Eamonn Brophy (St. Mirren) proper footed shot from the centre of the field is prime and extensive to the best. Assisted by way of Joe Shaughnessy.
Strive neglected. Joe Shaughnessy (St. Mirren) header from the centre of the field misses to the left. Assisted by way of Ryan Pressure with a pass following a nook.
Nook, St. Mirren. Conceded by way of Ylber Ramadani.
Foul by way of Ylber Ramadani (Aberdeen).
Ethan Erhahon (St. Mirren) wins a loose kick at the left wing.