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Motherwell 1-2 Aberdeen: Dons maintain 100% record

By August 15, 2015No Comments

Aberdeen maintained their winning start to the Scottish Premiership season after coming from behind against Motherwell.

The Steelmen gained the lead on six minutes when Marvin Johnson fired home from close range after Danny Ward had parried Scott McDonald’s effort.

Derek McInnes’ men restored parity when Niall McGinn’s cross evaded everyone before trundling in at the corner of the net.

The Dons turned the game around when Ash Taylor powered a header beyond Connor Ripley from McGinn’s free kick in the second half.

The victory made it Aberdeen’s best start to a league campaign in 24 years. However, they failed to find the start they were looking for here when the Steelmen seized the initiative.

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McInnes though insists despite going behind he never felt his side were in trouble.

“As difficult as it was at times second half I always felt we were going to win the game.

“Even when we went behind I thought there was real dominance and control in the first half and we were frustrated to go behind.

“There were enough areas of sloppiness from us at times, playing in the wrong areas, not being totally organised in our defensive work, that gave Motherwell a bit of encouragement.

“We have got things we need to get better at but some of our play box to box was outstanding – the movement, the one-touch play, getting into good areas. I felt Niall’s equaliser was no more than we deserved.”

Motherwell boss Ian Baraclough was upbeat despite the defeat.

“It was a fantastic achievement to keep chipping away,” he said. “Blow for blow, shot for shot, we were the same as them. I’m annoyed that the game has been decided by a set-piece.”