Select a Team

Scottish Premiership

Rugby Park (ATT 3,665) 5th April 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Kilmarnock Kilmarnock vs St Johnstone St J'stone

Kilmarnock 1

R Muirhead (5)

ft

St J'stone 2

F Wright (31)
S Anderson (44)

Scot Prem: St Johnstone fight back from goal down to defeat Kilmarnock

Last Updated: 05/04/14 5:29pm

  • Share:
Steven Anderson: Celebrates his goal for St Johnstone

Steven Anderson: Celebrates his goal for St Johnstone

Steven Anderson struck the winner as St Johnstone fought back from a goal down to claim a 2-1 victory at Kilmarnock.

Robbie Muirhead made an early breakthrough for Killie, but Frazer Wright and Muirhead hit back for St Johnstone, who should have stretched their winning margin in the second-half.

The hosts took just four minutes to find an opener as Muirhead fired the ball into the net after Alan Mannus had palmed out Kris Boyd's shot.

But Saints responded well to this early setback and David Wotherspoon went close with a drive before Wright (31) levelled with a precise header from Lee Croft's inviting cross.

Killie's defence was creaking and St Johnstone struck again before the break when Wotherspoon's corner fell to Anderson (44), who flicked the ball home.

Anderson nearly added a second after the break, nodding over from another corner, while fellow goalscorer Wright was inches away with a looping header.

There was a further let-off for the home side when Wotherspoon lashed the ball inches wide and Craig Slater could have snatched a point for Killie but he sliced his effort.

  • Share:

Matches

Table

Scottish Premiership

Scottish Premiership
Pos Team P Pts
1 Celtic 22 51
2 Aberdeen 23 48
3 Inverness CT 23 47
4 Dundee United 23 45
5 Hamilton Academical 24 39
6 St Johnstone 23 33
7 Dundee 24 32
8 Kilmarnock 23 28
9 Partick Thistle 22 25
10 Motherwell 23 17
11 St Mirren 24 15
12 Ross County 22 11