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Ross County vs Aberdeen. Scottish Premiership.

Global Energy StadiumAttendance5,791.

Ross County 0

  • J Baldwin (sent off 91st minute)

Aberdeen 3

  • J McGrath (24th minute, 30th minute)
  • B Miovski (80th minute)

Ross County 0-3 Aberdeen: Jamie McGrath scores twice as Dons pick up vital victory

Report as Aberdeen win 3-0 at at fellow Scottish Premiership strugglers Ross County; Jamie McGrath scored a first-half double; Bojan Miovski added a third to make it 15 goals across all competitions this season; win lifts the Dons four points above second-bottom County

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Aberdeen were rarely troubled as they moved clear of the cinch Premiership relegation places with a 3-0 win at fellow strugglers Ross County.

A first-half double from Jamie McGrath was added to in the 80th minute by Bojan Miovski, who took his personal tally to 15 goals across all competitions this season.

The win lifted the Dons four points above second-bottom County.

A cagey start saw both teams trying to gain the upper hand tactically, with County's midfield being put under plenty of pressure by the Dons' high press.

That made it difficult for the Staggies to consistently play in the Aberdeen half, and it was the visitors who got the first goal.

Miovski recovered well after his shot was blocked by Jack Baldwin to send a cross into the middle, and in line with the back post McGrath was able to control the ball and leave Ross Laidlaw powerless to prevent it finding the bottom corner.

DINGWALL, SCOTLAND - JANUARY 02: Aberdeen's Bojan Miovski celebrates scoring to make it 3-0 with his teammates during a cinch Premiership match between Ross County and Aberdeen at the Global Energy Stadium, on January 02, 2024, in Dingwall, Scotland. (Photo by Ross Parker / SNS Group)
Image: Bojan Miovski scored Aberdeen's third

The same player doubled the Dons' advantage on the hour mark, this time taking advantage of a piece of magic from Leighton Clarkson to weave past Ryan Leak and tee McGrath up for a tap-in.

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County's best chance of the first half fell for Simon Murray, who cut inside from the left channel to force Kelle Roos into a reaction save at his near post.

Aberdeen thought they had extended their lead even further shortly after the restart, only for the offside flag to go up after they had the ball in the net.

They also thought they had a claim for a penalty when back-to-back shots were blocked inside the County box, but VAR helped confirm that no spot-kick was necessary.

County struggled to land a punch on their opponents, even into the latter stages, with the Dons content to counter-attack into space when the opportunity presented itself.

One such occasion led to their third goal. Miovski ended up in a foot race with Baldwin, and got the better of the Staggies captain to squeeze a shot past Laidlaw and seal the points for Aberdeen.

There was a further late blow for Ross County, who saw Baldwin sent off for clattering into Ester Sokler when the Dons forward would have been through on goal.

What's next?

The Scottish Premiership now stops for the winter break, with all teams returning to action in the Scottish Cup.

Ross County are at home to Championship side Partick Thistle on January 20 at 3pm.

Aberdeen face League Two club Clyde on January 19. Kick-off 7.45pm.

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