Silva lining for Killie at Well

David Silva's late header against Motherwell gave Kilmarnock a 1-0 win in a SPL clash at Fir Park which only came to the boil at the death.

Last Updated: 02/02/11 at 22:14

David Silva: Scored only goal

David Silva: Scored only goal

After a dull first half on Wednesday night, the game livened up and Well goalkeeper Darren Randolph made a fine save from Rui Miguel before Steven Hammell beat Cameron Bell with a free-kick from 25 yards only to see the ball hit the crossbar on its way over.

However, in the 81st minute Killie defender Tim Clancy sent in a great cross from the right which allowed Silva, on for Willy Aubameyang with less than 20 minutes remaining, to score the winner from close range.

In a dramatic finale, Kilmarnock skipper Garry Hay picked up a straight red card for a foul on Chris Humphrey but the visitors held out.

The visitors had lost their top two goalscorers going into the game with Conor Sammon having signed for Wigan on transfer deadline day and midfielder Jamie Hamill suspended.

Midfielder Alexei Eremenko returned from a ban while French striker Aubameyang replaced Sammon to make his first start.

Well manager Stuart McCall took the opportunity to freshen up his side as Steve Jones and Esteban Casagolda came in for Tom Hateley and John Sutton, who both started on the bench.

The lashing rain and driving wind which arrived in time for kick-off did little to help the spectacle but in the fourth minute Jamie Murphy raced onto Keith Lasley's long ball and flicked it over the advancing Bell, only for Mohamadou Sissoko to get back to clear.

Moments later Humphrey had an angled drive from just inside the box after getting past Hay, but Bell was in the right place to gather.

Kilmarnock came back into the game with the talented Eremenko pulling the strings in midfield, although a cheeky attempt at a lob in the 19th minute from 40 yards failed to find the target as Randolph raced back after making a clearance.

Liam Kelly was booked in the 32nd minute for a foul on Lasley as referee Stevie O'Reilly tried to put an end to the infringements which had begun to mount up.

The home side won the first corner of the game three minutes later but it was easily defended by the visitors.

Five minutes before the break Killie defender Frazer Wright was carried off on a stretcher after a clash with Motherwell defender Steven Saunders, to be replaced by James Fowler.

Motherwell started the second half better and in the 50th minute midfielder Steve Jennings slipped in Murphy but under pressure from Fowler, his effort from 14 yards lacked the power to trouble Bell.

At the other end Clancy found himself racing into the box with time and space but dragged his shot wide of the far post.

The Steelmen stepped up the pace and in the 56th minute Humphrey's low corner from the left almost sneaked past Bell.

But in the 61st minute it was Killie came closest to opening the scoring when Rui Miguel got on the end of a Hay cross but his flick was saved down at the near post by Randolph.

The Steelmen stormed back and Bell made a good point-blank save from Murphy after he

had worked his way past Sissoko.

As the game appeared to be swinging towards the home side, Well defender Steven Hammell beat Bell with a free-kick from 25 yards but it struck the top of the crossbar before going over.

Bell made another good block from Jennings but in the 81st minute Silva raced into the box to get on the end of a Clancy cross to head in the winner.

However, before the final whistle Hay picked up a straight red card for a blatant foul on Humphrey as Motherwell broke.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

More Match Results

Monday, 07 April 2014
19:45
Hibernian 0-2 Aberdeen Report
Saturday, 05 April 2014
15:00
Kilmarnock 1-2 St J'stone Report
Partick 2-4 Hearts Report
St Mirren 3-2 Motherwell Report
12:45
Dundee Utd 0-2 Celtic Report
Friday, 04 April 2014
19:45
Ross Co 1-2 Inverness Report
Wednesday, 02 April 2014
Hearts 1-1 Aberdeen  
Tuesday, 01 April 2014
Inverness 1-2 Motherwell  
Sunday, 30 March 2014
12:45
Hearts 2-0 Hibernian Report
Saturday, 29 March 2014
15:00
Aberdeen 1-1 Dundee Utd  

Scottish Premiership

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Celtic 33 66 88
2 Aberdeen 33 17 63
3 Motherwell 33 5 60
4 Dundee Utd 33 17 54
5 Inverness 33 5 52
6 St J'stone 33 7 48
7 Hibernian 33 -15 34
8 Kilmarnock 33 -16 33
9 Ross Co 33 -18 31
10 St Mirren 33 -21 31
11 Partick 33 -21 30
12 Hearts 33 -26 13

Updated Wed, 16 Apr 2014

Footer 365

Championship: Burnley beat Blackpool to move closer to automatic promotion

Burnley moved to the brink of promotion to the Premier League after beating Blackpool 1-0 at Bloomfield Road.

Top three falter in League Two

Promotion nerves hit the top three clubs in Sky Bet League Two as Scunthorpe, Chesterfield and Rochdale all failed to win on Good Friday.

Brentford promoted, Wolves hit six

Brentford sealed promotion from League One with a 1-0 win over Preston, coupled with defeats for Rotherham and Leyton Orient.

Mail Box

Kieran's Not The Only One Keeping Notes

Another chap in the mailbox has been keeping notes on comments made by optimistic Man United fans. Plus, Garey Vance is offering a double-or-quits on his new tattoo...

Mignolet Is The Reason For Liverpool Flying

Mignolet's bad kicking is the reason for Liverpool's success, whilst one man keep notes on F365 mails. Plus England excitement, Arteta and a bad Walsall experience...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property