Ryan Hedges’ late deflected strike saw an under-strength Aberdeen edge past St Johnstone 1-0 in their rearranged Scottish Premiership clash at McDiarmid Park on Thursday night.
The game had appeared destined to end goalless, until Hedges – who had been on the pitch for less than three minutes – cut inside and unleashed a low drive that took a crucial deflection off Liam Gordon on its way past Saints goalkeeper Elliot Parish with just eight minutes to go.
As a result, the visitors have moved up to eighth after their first win of the season, just a point behind their opponents, while St Johnstone stay seventh in the table, albeit having played two more matches.
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St Johnstone host Hibernian on Sunday at 4.30pm, live on Sky Sports Football, while Aberdeen entertain Livingston on the same day (3pm).