LIVE UPDATES: Dundee 0-1 Aberdeen

Dundee face Aberdeen at Dens Park with both sides looking for their first league wins of the campaign.

The Dark Blues hand a league debut to fullback Nathan Ralph, who comes in for Cammy Kerr.

Also in is Genseric Kusunga. He takes over from Steven Caulker in central defence.

After a goalless first half Aberdeen take the lead through a Gary Mackay-Steven penalty.

Teams: -

Dundee: Hamilton, Ralph, Kusunga, Moussa, Ngwatala, Mendy, McGowan, Madianga, Meekings, Curran, Spence.

Aberdeen: Lewis, Ball, Devlin, Considine, Shinnie, Gleeson, Ferguson, McGinn, Mackay-Steven, May, Cosgrove.

Ref; Bobby Madden.


10/08/18 Reverse order Timestamp format


  1. 1' - We're off at Dens.

    TD Tom Duthie
  2. 2' - Early Dons attack down the right brings a corner. May's kick is way off and easily clear

    TD Tom Duthie
  3. 3' - Dundee respond with good work from McGowan. He's crowded out on the edge of the area.

    TD Tom Duthie
  4. 5' - Moussa gives away possession cheaply. It allows McGinn the chance to cross, but Ralph deals with it at the back post.

    TD Tom Duthie
  5. 7' - Dundee move forward. Spence feeds Mendy, but his pass is slack and goes out for a throw.

    TD Tom Duthie
  6. 9' - Curran sets off down the right and tries to find Moussa with a cross. It's cut out, but that was encouraging.

    TD Tom Duthie
  7. 10' - It's been a low key start, but Dundee have looked comfortable.

    TD Tom Duthie
  8. 11' - The game comes to life as McGowan finds Madianga and he moves forward before sending a 25 yarder just over.

    TD Tom Duthie
  9. 13' - Ralph fouls Ball on the right. GMS sends the free-kick in and it's scrambled away.

    TD Tom Duthie
  10. 13' - The Dons keep the pressure up and Ralph does well to block shots from GMS and May.

    TD Tom Duthie
  11. 14' - Two corners in quick succession to the visitors . From the second Cosgrove heads over.

    TD Tom Duthie
  12. 16' - Dundee have the chance to attack when Mendy wins a free kick on halfway. Kusunga launches the ball long. So long it goes behind.

    TD Tom Duthie
  13. 17' - Kusunga with another long ball. Too long again and Moussa is offside to boot. #mustdobetter

    TD Tom Duthie
  14. 18' - Corner to Aberdeen on their left. Just to show they can waste good situations as well, GMS kicks the ball behind.

    TD Tom Duthie
  15. 19' - Pressure is mounting. McGinn crosses and Considine knocks the ball wide.

    TD Tom Duthie
  16. 20' - Dundee get forward and Curran sets up Moussa for a shot. It's expected to re-enter the earth's atmosphere around half-time.

    TD Tom Duthie
  17. 22' - Dundee corner on the left. Ngwatala overhits it.

    TD Tom Duthie
  18. 24' - Ferguson booked for a foul on Ngwatala.

    TD Tom Duthie
  19. 25' - Spence gets forward and has a shot. It goes wide and he goes down holding his Achilles. Worrying, but he's going to continue.

    TD Tom Duthie
  20. 29' - Quick free kick from Aberdeen brings a corner. McGinn floats it over, but after a scramble May fouls Hamilton.

    TD Tom Duthie
  21. 31' - GMS shot is headed away by Meekings. Good defending.

    TD Tom Duthie
  22. 32' - A Devlin cross from the left is a good one, but the Dons in the Dee box seem to get in each other's way. That should have been a chance.

    TD Tom Duthie
  23. 32'- Devlin booked for giving Moussa a dull one.

    TD Tom Duthie
  24. 33' - Ngwatala's free kick is only half cleared and McGowan sees a powerful shot blocked.

    TD Tom Duthie
  25. 35' - Yet another Aberdeen corner. GMS's kick is awful and Dundee break through Mendy. He can't find a team-mate when he tries to pass and the attack breaks down.

    TD Tom Duthie
  26. 37' - Ngwatala moves forward and shoots over from distance. He had better options that time.

    TD Tom Duthie
  27. 38' - Hamilton does well to punch a GMS cross clear. The ball comes back in and Cosgrove shoots. The keeper does well again, this time saving low to his left.

    TD Tom Duthie
  28. 39' - Shinnie trips Ngwatala. That should have been a booking. The Dee midfielder sends the free kick into the box and it's easily cleared.

    TD Tom Duthie
  29. 40' - Both teams have got themselves into some decent positions, the Dons more so, but the final ball today has been poor.

    TD Tom Duthie
  30. 41' - Another Dons corner. GMS's kick reaches McGinn and he blooters the ball over from 16 yards.

    TD Tom Duthie
  31. 43' - Low shot on the turn from May well saved by Hamilton. Aberdeen will feel they should be ahead.

    TD Tom Duthie
  32. 45' - Great cross from the right from McGinn, but there are no takers. Again.

    TD Tom Duthie
  33. 45' - HT 0-0.

    TD Tom Duthie
  34. 46' - Second half kicks off. Nabi on for Spence

    TD Tom Duthie
  35. 47' - Nabi wins a corner. Ngwatala takes it and Meekings must score. He fails to connect. What a miss that was, and he knows it.

    TD Tom Duthie
  36. 48' - The Dons move up and win a corner of their own. Dundee clear.

    TD Tom Duthie
  37. 48' - A May cross is deflected by Meekings and that's enough to stop Cosgrove heading home.

    TD Tom Duthie
  38. 50' - GMS goes down the right. He crosses and that's a good take by Hamilton in the middle.

    TD Tom Duthie
  39. 50' - Gleeson booked for a foul on Ngwatala.

    TD Tom Duthie
  40. 52' - Ngwatala sends Moussa away. Great chance, but he shoots way over the top. That was a dreadful finish.

    TD Tom Duthie
  41. 54' - Nabi jinks into the box before seeing a low shot blocked. He looks decent.

    TD Tom Duthie
  42. 55' - Ferguson shoots just over from a McGinn pass. That was close.

    TD Tom Duthie
  43. 56' - Dons send on Anderson for Cosgrove.

    TD Tom Duthie
  44. 57' - GMS comes inside and shoots well wide. Given his Utd connections, the homes fans enjoyed that.

    TD Tom Duthie
  45. 58' - A fine move involving McGowan, Nabi, Moussa and Mendy ends with a shot wide, but that was good stuff.

    TD Tom Duthie
  46. 59' - McGinn shoots wide from well wide and some distance. Dundee are happy to see have let fly from that kind of angle.

    TD Tom Duthie
  47. 61' - It's a better game this half. Both teams have stepped up the pace.

    TD Tom Duthie
  48. 65' - Shinnie shot blocked, then Anderson rattles the bar from 10 yards. that's the closest we've had to a goal.

    TD Tom Duthie
  49. 66' - Dons keep pressure up. Shinnie shoots again and Kusunga with a superb block. He put his body on the line there.

    TD Tom Duthie
  50. 68' - Kerr replaces Ralph.

    TD Tom Duthie
  51. 71' - Wighton on for Mendy. He's tried hard.

    TD Tom Duthie
  52. 74' - Forrester on for Gleeson for the Dons.

    TD Tom Duthie
  53. 74' - Penalty. Handball by Kusunga. He's booked.

    TD Tom Duthie
  54. 75' - GMS takes the kick and scores.

    TD Tom Duthie
  55. 77' - Dundee try to hit back. A McGowan shot from a Nabi corner is blocked.

    TD Tom Duthie
  56. 79' - Curran wins a corner after another fine run. Ngwatala's kick is too long.

    TD Tom Duthie
  57. 80' - Wright on for May is Aberdeen's final change.

    TD Tom Duthie
  58. 82' - Curran to Nabi. His shot is brilliantly saved by Lewis.

    TD Tom Duthie
  59. 84' - Dundee are battling hard, but it's looking like another frustrating day for them.

    TD Tom Duthie
  60. 86' - Aberdeen free kick near the home box. McGinn shoots and it's just inches away from being number two.

    TD Tom Duthie
  61. 88' - Nabi sends a free kick into the Dons box. Moussa heads it across goal, but Kusunga can't get a touch.

    TD Tom Duthie
  62. 90' - FT 0-1. Dundee were decent, but Aberdeen will feel they deserved these three points.

    TD Tom Duthie