Date: 7th February 2016 at 12:30pm
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Aberdeen’s Scottish Premiership season continued with a win against St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park on Saturday.

The midweek win over Celtic was followed up with a four-three win at St Johnstone to move Aberdeen joint-top of the Premiership, but the Bhoys keep the lead on goal-difference and do have a game in hand over the Dons too.

Adam Rooney got Aberdeen off to a flyer scoring after just five-minutes with the striker continuing his impressive run of goals after Cammy Smith and Shay Logan had combined with Logan finding the Irishman at the far post.

When Liam Craig brought down Graeme Shinnie it saw him given a yellow card and Aberdeen a freekick, which Peter Pawlett took to double the lead on 20-minute. His effort deflected in to leave the Dons in control.

Early in the second half David Wotherspoon got St Johnstone back into the game finishing off when Steven MacLean set him up.

Simon Church, who marked his debut with a goal against Celtic, set up one for Niall McGinn to restored the two-goal lead with Rooney’s second, after he had gone close a couple of times before McGinn’s goal, making it four-one and seemingly job done with his 12th-goal in his last 15-matches.

A 79th-minute Steven Anderson goal, as he headed home a Craig corner, gave St Johnstone some hope once more with Tam Scobbie scoring through a crowded box to pull another one back in the last minute for the Saints but Aberdeen held on.

After the Aberdeen opener St Johnstone soon threatened an equaliser but Scobbie’s effort beat Scott Brown but didn’t beat the post with it striking the woodwork then at two-down Graham Cummins went through but couldn’t hit the target.

In the second half, before the home side did score, Shinnie produced an important clearance off the line to deny Scobbie before Wotherspoon did strike.

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