PERTH, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 12: Blair Spittal (R) of Motherwell celebrates scoring to make it 1-1 with team mates during a Premiership cinch match between St Johnstone and Motherwell at McDiarmid Park on November 12, 2022 in Perth , in Scotland.  (Photo by Mark Scates/SNS Group)

St J’stone 1 – 1 Motherwell

St Johnstone prolonged their unbeaten streak to 5 matches as they had been held 1-1 at dwelling to Motherwell.

Drey Wright scored the opener for St Johnstone from shut vary within the twenty sixth minute, however Blair Spittal’s deflected leveler in first-half added time left each side content material with a degree.

Motherwell began the brightest, zipping passes across the slick McDiarmid Park floor.

Motherwell’s Blair Spittal (proper) celebrates the equalizer in first-half stoppage time

However they lacked the penetration wanted within the ultimate third to hassle St Johnstone’s three-man defence.

Kevin van Veen’s shot was saved by Remi Matthews eight minutes after a deflection snuffed out his effort.

On the different finish, 4 minutes later, Stephen O’Donnell needed to be fast to clear David Wotherspoon who was prowling after Stevie Might scampered from a free-kick excessive.

The house facet howled in protest within the twentieth minute as referee Nick Walsh hampered Graham Carey within the middle circle, permitting Motherwell to assault at tempo.

However Louis Moult’s contact on Stuart McKinstry’s low cross was blocked at his close to put up by Matthews.

Simply when the guests appeared to be constructing a steamy head, St Johnstone snatched the initiative with the opening aim.

Adam Montgomery picked Wotherspoon within the field and, after shopping for house for a shot with a trademark flip, Wright hit Liam Kelly’s parry.

The aim backed the Saints and Might lifted a lob over the bar after a free header from Callum Slattery and Nicky Clark was astray with a header from a Melker Hallberg nook.

However, with seconds remaining within the additional minute of first-half stoppage time, Motherwell restored parity.

Sean Goss was fouled within the left nook of the penalty space and Spittal’s free-kick took a nasty deflection on its method to the online after a missed Matthews.

Motherwell took the lion’s share of ball possession early within the second interval and McKinstry fired excessive and huge within the fifty fifth minute earlier than Spittal volleyed a innocent volley three minutes later.

PERTH, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 12: St Johntone manager Callum Davidson looks desperate during a Premiership cinch match between St Johnstone and Motherwell at McDiarmid Park on November 12, 2022 in Perth, Scotland.  (Photo by Mark Scates/SNS Group)
St Johnstone supervisor Callum Davidson exhibits his disappointment

However, simply as they’d within the first half, the Saints recovered to take issues into their very own palms and Hallberg’s highly effective drive was deflected twice as he flashed simply huge on the hour mark.

Motherwell responded as each side looked for the winner and Ryan McGowan bravely threw himself in the best way of a McKinstry net-bound effort.

With 11 minutes remaining, the guests elevated the stress once more as Moult robbed Liam Gordon of possession on the best facet of the penalty space.

His minimize was dealt by the Saints protection however the clearance was grabbed by Van Veen and one other block was wanted to maintain the Fir Park facet clear.

Substitute Ali Crawford had a Ninetieth-minute likelihood for the house facet however Kelly held on within the Motherwell aim to safe his first level in three outings.

And after?

The Scottish Premiership take a break for the World Cup with St. Johnstone return to motion away from Ross County December 17.

Motherwell host St. Mirren the identical day. Kick-off for each matches at 3 p.m.

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