Tony Watt scored the equalizer with ten minutes to go to earn Motherwell a point against St Johnstone. Any worries about a European hangover were brushed aside as they put up a brilliant performance at Perth. Hayden Miller made his debut and had a solid performance at the back. He recently returned on loan from Rangers. Zander Clark was the busier of the two keepers in front of Scotland manager Steve Clarke.
The hosts took the lead after 34 minutes when O’Donnell turned the ball into his own net after a brilliant cross by David Wotherspoon. Liam Kelly could not do much as the ball went past him. Motherwell came out the stronger of the sides in the second half. Steven Lawless crossed into Watt who smashed home past Clark in goal.
St Johnstone boss Callum Davidson: “The disappointing thing is we did not see the game out in the last 10 minutes.” he added after St Johnstone shared the spoils with Motherwell. “Motherwell gets a throw-in and five seconds later they’ve equalized, when we are 1-0 up with 10 minutes to go I expect us to be a little bit better. When you are playing Thursdays and Sundays and at that intensity then it’s important that you take your chances. I asked for intensity before the game, I am disappointed not to win the game but I’ll take that level of performance.”
Motherwell boss Graham Alexander: “Based on the chances we created, I am a little bit disappointed not to pick up all three points.” he added. “Zander Clark produced some great saves this afternoon and we should have been in the lead with the opportunities before we conceded. St Johnstone scores through an unfortunate deflection and we came into the second half well having had the setback.”