Aberdeen FC 1-1 Burnley

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Gary Mackay-Steven puts the Dons ahead

Sam Vokes equalises for Burnley

Dons Sub: Lewis Ferguson off for Stephen Gleeson, Sam Cosgrove off for Stevie May

Burnley Sub: Jed Hendrick off for Sam Vokes

26/07/18 Reverse order Timestamp format


  1. Aberdeen look as if they will set up in a 4-5-1 formation as normal tonight. New signing Tommie Hoban goes straight in, likely at left-back. #ABEBUR
  2. Sam Cosgrove retains his place upfront from the West Brom friendly draw, same for Lewis Ferguson in midfield. Chris Forrester and Stephen Gleeson on the bench. #ABEBUR
  3. Teams out warming up and Pittodrie starting to fill. It’s a sell-out, so plenty more fans to pack in by kick-off in half an hour’s time. #ABEBUR pic.twitter.com/PNjREGY4hx
  4. The winner of this two-legged tie, which will conclude next Thursday at Turf Moor, will play Istanbul Basaksehir in the third qualifying round... #ABEBUR
  5. ... After the third qualifying round, there is a play-off and (finally) the Europa League group stages beyond. #ABEBUR
  6. Steak Pie 🥧 top notch at Pittodrie tonight. Crispy crust with a generous, quality meat centre. Automatic qualification for the Champions League of pies. #ABEBUR pic.twitter.com/K9hFEfjQho
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  8. Difficult to make out (we’ll post better pics later) but the Richard Donald Stand is adorned with a tribute to late Dons legend Neale Cooper. #ABEBUR pic.twitter.com/XvqxgebbYd
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  10. 1: Aaron Lennon has a shot from the right of the box. Joe Lewis then holds a long-range effort. #ABEBUR
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  12. 4: Both sides feeling each other out. Burnley edging possession so far, but the Reds look ready to break when they get it back. #ABEBUR
  13. 6: Burnley shifting it horizontally on halfway. Good pressing from Derek McInnes' side is preventing the Clarets making inroads forward. Free kick near the dugouts as Mee wipes out GMS.
  14. 7: Nothing comes of it and England keeper Nick Pope has the ball. #ABEBUR
  15. 8: Oooooh chance. McGinn puts in a brilliant low ball across the six-yard box from the left. No one there. It's worked back to him and his right-footed shot is high and wide. #ABEBUR
  16. 10: Lewis parries a Lennon cross and GMS breaks with the ball downfield. Shinnie gets it and looks to be wiped out on the edge of the Burnley area. Nothing given. #ABEBUR
  17. 11: Boos ring out at Pittodrie. Ferguson jumps in for a loose high ball and appears to catch Pope with a boot. Ref gives the keeper, whose down receiving treatment, the free-kick. #ABEBUR
  18. It's the right decision from German official Daniel Siebert to be fair. Pope being replaced by Andes Lindegaard. #ABEBUR
  19. 15: Play back underway and Cosgrove wins a free-kick this time on halfway. #ABEBUR
  20. 16: Devlin fires it forward, but Cosgrove's flick on doesn't find anybody. Burnley's ball now. #ABEBUR
  21. Aberdeen's Lewis Ferguson clashes with Burnley's Nick Pope - SNS

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  22. 18: GOOOOALLLLLL!!!!! Cosgrove hits the deck holding his head after going up with Tarkowski and GMS buries the spot-kick in the bottom left corner. #ABEBUR
  23. 19: Burnley claim for similar penalty decision of their own, but ref Siebert says no. #ABEBUR
  24. Aberdeen’s Gary Mackay-Steven (right) celebrates his opening goal with Graeme Shinnie

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  25. 23: Ferguson close to latching on to a through ball which would have left him bearing down on Lindegaard's goal. Dons still look composed, despite goal. #ABEBUR
  26. 25: Aberdeen are playing all the football. Shinnie just broke from a fair distance out, but only roll a timid right-footed effort into the keeper's hands. Lennon then goes up the other end and crosses the ball harmlessly on to the roof of Lewis' goal. #ABEBUR
  27. 27: Burnley go forward again but Wood is penalised for barging Ferguson to the floor 25 yards from goal. #ABEBUR
  28. GMS puts the Dons ahead from the penalty spot - PJ/Scott Baxter

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  29. Feels like there has been a LOT of niggly free-kicks so far. #ABEBUR
  30. 28: Another dangerous McGinn cross almost finds Shinnie, but he looks to be penalised for pushing the defender in the box and Lindegaard can hoof the free-kick clear. #ABEBUR
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  32. 30: Good from Lewis, who holds a Burnley corner at the back post despite having to dive backwards to get in. #ABEBUR
  33. 33: GMS swings a cross in from the right byeline, but it's meat and drink for Lindegaard. #ABEBUR
  34. 37: Aberdeen almost away on the counter there, but Lowton cynically chops down Ferguson and is booked. #ABEBUR
  35. 38: The Dons are far and away the better team here. They look much more capable of scoring in attack, with Burnley restricted to runs down the left from Lennon and long-range efforts. #ABEBUR
  36. 40: Burnley flash a ball right across the box from the left, but the Dons hook it away. #ABEBUR
  37. 41: Ball, Shinnie and Ferguson in midfield are winning the battle for the centre of the park. They're getting to the second balls first and starting moves forward rapidly. Another one ends with Cosgrove unable to create anything out on the left. #ABEBUR
  38. 43: Half-time very close. The Reds looking to get in with their lead intact and, currently, look likely to do so. Lennon again can't get the ball in after a mazy run and Westwood fires wide from the edge of the area. #ABEBUR
  39. 45+: Into stoppage time, with three minutes added on. #ABEBUR
  40. 45+: Ward dives in a cleans out GMS from behind, again near the dugouts. Looks like Burnley are frustrated. Devlin then fouled in the Clarets' half. #ABEBUR
  41. HT: The ref blows for half-time and Aberdeen, from a country whose national game is allegedly at a "new low", lead Premier League Burnley 1-0 in Europa League qualifying. #ABEBUR
  42. Elsewhere - Rangers lead Osijek 1-0 and Hibernian are 2-0 down against Asteras Tripoli

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  44. The teams are back out for the second half and Aberdeen are 45 minutes from another famous European win. #ABEBUR
  45. 47: Premier League side out with intent. Lennon cuts inside and chips a ball over the back four to Cork, who can't quite get there. #ABEBUR
  46. 48: Break in play, with a Burnley player Mee down injured on the far side. #ABEBUR
  47. 49: With play restarted, GMS picks out Ferguson with a cross, but the midfielder can't find a connection with his shot from the edge of the area. McGinn then flashes a cross in from the other side, but it's cleared. #ABEBUR
  48. 51: BRILLIANT DOUBLE STOP FROM LEWIS!! First he saves a header from point-blank range from Cork, then he tips yet another Lennon cross away from danger. #ABEBUR
  49. 53: Now McKenna's at it. Lowton almost gets the ball in behind but the big centre-back uses his size and strength to let it run for a goal kick. #ABEBUR
  50. 54: Second half set to be more of battle in defence for Aberdeen, but they look up to it. #ABEBUR
  51. 55: CHANCE: Cork misses a header in the Dons' half and Aberdeen break on Burnley. GMS streaks down the right, passes to Cosgrove, but the big striker's low shot from the edge of the area is held by Lindegaard. #ABEBUR
  52. 56: Ouch. Logan booked for lunging in late on Wood on halfway. McInnes then takes the opportunity to replace Ferguson with Stephen Gleeson as he attempts to shore up the Reds' midfield against the Clarets' attacks. #ABEBUR
  53. 60: It goes all the way through and the Dons clear. #ABEBUR
  54. 62: Unlucky. Good Aberdeen play sees Ball feed Shinnie to the left of the box, but the skipper's cross goes too high and it's a goal-kick. #ABEBUR
  55. 63: McInnes' side doing well to keep the ball up the pitch for a spell here and take some of the pressure off. #ABEBUR
  56. 64: They're slightly deeper with their press when Burnley have the ball, but still look to have the energy to last the 90 minutes. #ABEBUR
  57. 65: MY WORD IT WAS ALMOST 2!! GMS' header tipped round the post after Cosgrove nodded McGinn's cross to him. Shinnie then hits a volley from the resultant corner miles wide. #ABEBUR
  58. 68: Ref misses a clear push on Ball on the edge of the Aberdeen box and a Burnely player almost gets a 20-yard volley on target. Lewis wouldn't have reached it. #ABEBUR
  59. 68: Ref misses a clear push on Ball on the edge of the Aberdeen box and a Burnley player almost gets a 20-yard volley on target. Lewis wouldn't have reached it. #ABEBUR
  60. 71: A timid Vokes header hits side netting at Lewis near post as Burnley search for a way back. #ABEBUR
  61. 75: McGinn cuts in off the right and just fails to curl a low shot into the far corner. 20,313 is the official attendance at Pitttodrie tonight. #ABEBUR
  62. Well deserved standing ovation for Sam Cosgrove

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  63. 77: Devlin on the deck winded for a moment, but back on his feet now. #ABEBUR
  64. 77: Cosgrove hobbles off for Aberdeen, with Stevie May coming on. #ABEBUR
  65. 79: Aberdeen's final change as McGinn leaves the field for Scott Wright. #ABEBUR
  66. 78: Another Burnley cross from the left sails over everyone and out. The Premier League side's deliveries have been off-kilter this evening so far. #ABEBUR
  67. 81: Disaster as Vokes equalises for Burnley and the Dons concede the away goal. 1-1. #ABEBUR
  68. 81: The big Welsh forward was given too much time in the box to pick his spot and fire past Lewis. #ABEBUR
  69. 83: Aberdeen, so good at the back all evening, caught napping there. #ABEBUR
  70. 87: Stevie May claims furiously for handball after the ball is taken away from him in the Burnley box, but ref isn't interested. #ABEBUR
  71. 90+3: Wright appeals for a pen after going down in the box, but the ref again waves away shouts. #ABEBUR
  72. FULL-TIME: Aberdeen draw 1-1 with Premier League Burnley in their Europa League second qualifying round first leg. Match report to follow. #ABEBUR