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Rugby Park (ATT 4,073) 5th January 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Kilmarnock Kilmarnock vs Aberdeen Aberdeen


Aberdeen 1

M Reynolds (83)
N Low (S/O 90+2)

Scottish Premiership: Mark Reynolds goal gives Aberdeen a 1-0 win at Kilmarnock

Last Updated: 05/01/14 6:31pm

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Mark Reynolds: Netted the only goal at Rugby Park

Mark Reynolds: Netted the only goal at Rugby Park

Aberdeen moved second in the Scottish Premiership table after Mark Reynolds netted a late goal to beat Kilmarnock 1-0 at Rugby Park.

The defender headed home from close range 10 minutes from time when he met Niall McGinn's inswinging corner.

The win was just about deserved although the visitors ended the game with 10 men after substitute Nicky Low was shown a red card for a terrible two-footed tackle on Sean Clohessy in injury time.

Dons' keeper Jamie Langfield denied Kris Boyd and Sammy Clingan after the break, but Kilmarnock's second half chances were largely few and far between.

During a goalless first 45 minutes, the closest either side came to scoring was when Aberdeen's Ryan Jack headed Barry Robson's cross against the bar on 14.

McGinn had also gone close for the visitors after just 75 seconds while, at the other end, Rory McKenzie and Robbie Muirhead both had chances for Kilmarnock during the latter stages of the first half.

Boyd had a 12th minute effort ruled out by referee Craig Charleston as Killie lost at home for the sixth time in 11 league games.

In-form Aberdeen, meanwhile, are now Celtic's closest challengers following their seventh win in eight games.

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Scottish Premiership

Scottish Premiership
Pos Team P Pts
1 Celtic 38 92
2 Aberdeen 38 75
3 Inverness CT 38 65
4 St Johnstone 38 57
5 Dundee United 38 56
6 Dundee 38 45
7 Hamilton Academical 38 53
8 Partick Thistle 38 46
9 Ross County 38 44
10 Kilmarnock 38 41
11 Motherwell 38 36
12 St Mirren 38 30