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Nov 28, 2020 at 5.15pm UK at The Paisley 2021 Stadium
St MirrenSt Mirren
2-1
AberdeenAberdeen
Durmus (4'), McGrath (88')
MacPherson (65'), Doyle-Hayes (87')
FT(HT: 1-1)
McGinn (43')
Considine (53')

Result: St Mirren advance in Betfred Cup following Joe Lewis howler

Result: St Mirren advance in Betfred Cup following Joe Lewis howler
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The Aberdeen goalkeeper allowed the ball to between his own legs and he was unable to claw it off the line.

An uncharacteristic mistake by Joe Lewis handed St Mirren a place in the quarter-finals of the Betfred Cup.

A fiercely-contested encounter looked to be heading into extra-time until Lewis' howler on 88 minutes.

Jamie McGrath unleashed a shot from 22 yards straight at the experienced goalkeeper, who attempted to parry the ball down but it calamitously slipped between his own legs and he was unable to claw it off the line.

St Mirren deserved the victory after an excellent first-half performance where they grabbed an early lead courtesy of Ilkay Durmus' stunning free-kick on four minutes. After Dylan Connolly was fouled by Jonny Hayes, Durmus – making his return from injury – fired left-footed past Lewis into the bottom corner from 20 yards out.

The Buddies have struggled for goals this season but pushed forward relentlessly early on and almost doubled their advantage on eight minutes. Richard Tait was afforded the freedom to drive forward and the left-back crashed a low shot past Lewis but it struck the post and bounced to safety.

After an eventful opening 10 minutes, Aberdeen established a foothold in the game although they badly lacked the drive provided by the missing midfield duo of Ross McCrorie and Lewis Ferguson.

Despite Aberdeen's slight improvement, the hosts remained comfortable and had a strong shout for a penalty on 28 minutes. Tommie Hoban was manhandling Jonathan Obika as he attempted to reach a cross but referee Don Robertson wasn't interested and waved play on.

The impressive Connolly was a constant threat and he forced Lewis into a smart save after the Irishman displayed excellent skill to burst through defenders on 38 minutes. Minutes later, Obika somehow squandered an easy chance from four yards out, dragging the ball wide, and it proved to be costly.

Aberdeen had offered nothing as an attacking threat until they scored an equaliser on 42 minutes. The goal came in fortuitous fashion after Jonny Hayes' strike deflected into the path of Niall McGinn to poke past the advancing Jak Alnwick.

Derek McInnes made two changes at the interval and Aberdeen immediately went close when Ryan Hedges found Hoban unmarked from a corner but the 26 year-old headed wide when he should have scored.

Aberdeen appealed strongly for two penalties for handball around the 80th minute but those appeals were more in hope than expectation.

Substitute Junior Morias almost won it for the hosts in the 85th but Lewis made a smart stop low to his right before his late mistake.

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ChinaChina22131247
United StatesUnited States19201352
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AustraliaAustralia1331430
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Sunday's key events


GOLF
· The men's golf reaches its conclusion, with plenty of players still in medal contention. Home favourite Hideki Matsuyama is one shot off Xander Schauffele's lead, while Great Britain's Paul Casey is another shot further back and Tommy Fleetwood is also in the mix (11.30pm-8am)

CYCLING - BMX
· Great Britain have already made history in the BMX events in Tokyo, something Charlotte Worthington and Declan Brooks will be looking to add to in the women's (2.10am) and men's (3.10am) freestyle finals

SWIMMING
· The final day of swimming action begins with the men's 50m freestyle final. Ben Proud could add to a medal-laden Games in the pool for Team GB so far, although he is up against USA's Caeleb Dressel, who is going for his fourth gold in Tokyo (2.30am)
· From sprint to endurance, Great Britain's second medal hope of the day comes through Daniel Jervis in the men's 1500m freestyle final (2.44am)
· Team GB will again be among the heavy favourites for gold in the last swimming event of the Games - the men's 4x100m medley relay final - having won the mixed event in a world record time on Saturday (3.36am)

BOXING
· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Pat McCormack takes part in the men's welterweight semi-final against Ireland's Aidan Walsh with a spot in the gold medal final at stake (4.03am)
· Ben Whittaker is also in the semi-finals of the men's light heavyweight and will be looking to continue Team GB's success in the ring (4.51am)

TENNIS
· There will be a surprise on the top of the men's tennis podium after Novak Djokovic missed out on a medal altogether. Alexander Zverev takes on Karen Khachanov in the second match on Centre Court at the Ariake Tennis Park (7am-2pm)

SAILING
· Alison Young will be going for gold in the women's laser radial medal race (7.33am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Team GB's Max Whitlock will look to defend his 2016 Olympic title in the men's pommel horse final (10.41am)

ATHLETICS
· The men's high jump final includes GB's Tom Gale, although his chances of a medal look bleak (11.10am)
· So often the blue-riband event of the Olympics, the men's 100m final takes place as the world's fastest bid to be crowned Usain Bolt's successor. Three Brits have made it into the semi-finals (11.15am-11.32am), and the final looks wide open after an underwhelming display by favourite Trayvon Bromell on Saturday (1.50pm)

HOCKEY
· Great Britain face India in the men's quarter-final (1pm)

> Today's schedule in full
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EFL Cup
Scottish Premiership
Pre-Season Friendlies
Trophee des Champions
Taca da Liga
Belgian Pro League
Swiss Super League
Russian Premier League
Ukrainian Premier League
Swedish Allsvenskan
Danish Superliga
Belarusian Premier League
2.Bundesliga
Major League Soccer
Brasileiro
Copa Diego Maradona
Uruguayan Primera Division
Liga MX
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2Hearts11002113
3Dundee10102201
4St Mirren10102201
5Ross County10100001
6St Johnstone10100001
7Aberdeen00000000
8Dundee UnitedDundee Utd00000000
9Hibernian00000000
10Motherwell00000000
11Celtic100112-10
12Livingston100103-30

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