Aberdeen took the lead early on when Paul Sheerin dispatched a penalty. David Partridge had hauled down Phil McGuire when he looked certain to head home at the back post.
The game was mainly played in the midfield with both sides struggling to create openings. Aberdeen never looked like increasing their lead in the first half, while we could only test Kjaer from long range, McFadden having the best effort.
As the game wore on, Aberdeen began to threaten and it took some good defending and goalkeeping to keep us in with a chance. A McFadden free kick caused Kjaer to scramble across his line but when Lehmann’s penalty claims for a pull in the box were turned away, it was game over.
There was enough time left for Pearson to be red carded for lashing out at Darren Young and he became our ninth red card of the season. With our next two league games being away to Rangers and Dunfermline, we may live to rue the missed chances in the last two matches.