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Livingston vs St Johnstone: Scottish Premiership – BBC Sport



Showing their attacking threat right from the first whistle, St Johnstone nearly found the net inside 60 seconds when Nicky Clark fired over.

Shamal George was twice called into action early on as his side struggled. Stevie May’s glancing header and Sidibeh’s point-blank diving header were both excellently kept out by the Livingston number one.

George could do little with the opener, however, after being wrong-footed by a scuffed shot by May that found Sidibeh at the back post.

The away side attempted 10 shots in a domineering opening 20 minutes, but struggled to keep that intensity up for the remainder of the first half.

As Livingston began to grow into the game, Perth goalkeeper Dimitar Mitov was tested three times before the interval – a sign of what was to come.

The home side kept battling and levelled in the 70th minute. Montano was unmarked at the back post and, without any contest, tidily fired in the equaliser.

A flurry of changes set up a chaotic end to the game, which culminated in Livingston finding the winner five minutes into stoppage-time – not long after Clark missed a gilt-edged chance to win the game for the visitors.

Steven Bradley picked out fellow substitute Shinnie with a cross, allowing him to fire past Mitov to seal all three points for the Championship-bound club.

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