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Rooney runs riot for Aberdeen against St Johnstone | Scotland

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Rooney runs riot for Aberdeen against St Johnstone | Scotland
Rooney runs riot for Aberdeen against St Johnstone | Scotland


Aberdeen 3 St Johnstone 0

Early gains: Adam Rooney nods in for his and Aberdeen’s second after 18 minutesCRAIG FOY

The arrival of Stevie May from Preston North-End didn’t signal the end for Adam Rooney at Aberdeen, however, it suggested that the club’s top scorer in the last three seasons may be taking a back seat whilst the new £400,000 signing takes centre stage. More fool those who thought that would be the case: as if someone who possesses such a predatory instinct as Rooney would allow someone else to hog all the goals.

His hat-trick against St Johnstone moved Aberdeen to level on points with Celtic at the top of the Premiership, extended their undefeated run in the league to eight matches, and moved them six points ahead of Rangers, who were their nearest challengers for second last season.

That Aberdeen have not hit…

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