St Johnstone

St Johnstone

Hearts’ Steven Naismith calls for Betfred Cup semi-final rethink

Hearts have made near faultless progression this season to set themselves apart from all others and sit firmly top of the Premiership pile. The contrast with the unfavourable perception of the SPFL could not be more marked following their decision to stage the Betfred Cup semi-finals at Hampden on the same day.

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Graeme Shinnie, left, celebrates with goalscorer Niall McGinn after telling him the free-kick was 'for a left-footer'. Picture: SNS

Niall McGinn stands his ground to salvage point for Aberdeen

Aberdeen relied on Niall McGinn’s dead-ball expertise
to salvage a point in Perth. Dons manager Derek McInnes got the reaction he demanded at the interval from players who had been distinctly second best to an effervescent 
St Johnstone side, the hosts having led through an early header converted by former Dundalk centre-forward David McMillan.

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