Uk news St Johnstone striker Guy Melamed proves his worth in Tannadice draw PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - The Israeli forward netted his first for the club but the teams drew for the fourth time this season
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! He’s required the patience of a Saint. But Guy Melamed more than proved he can be a real asset in Perth colours. The Israeli striker netted his first for the club in Tuesday’s rearranged Premiership fixture at Tannadice and his all-round performance, before tiring second half, was a real positive. He had cancelled out Louis Appere’s opener before Chris Kane gave Saints the lead as the break approached. But a second half moment of magic from Lawrence Shankland meant it was a share of the spoils for the fourth time this season. The big pre-match team news was Melamed being hoisted in for only his second league start in a Saints jersey. Ali McCann being deployed in a right wing-back role also raised a few eyebrows. It was not the opening manager Callum Davidson was after, though. Far from it. His backline was sleeping in the 10th minute. And that allowed Appere to steer beyond Zander Clark from close range after neat work from Shankland and Nicky Clark. The lead did not last long, though. Six minutes actually. When David Wotherspoon’s corner came swinging into the box, Melamed’s eyes were glued to the ball. He was determined. His determination was rewarded with a memorable moment which would’ve had Perth fans jumping about their living rooms in delight. The close-range header navigated beyond Benjamin Siegrist and into the net.
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. He had his goal. But it must be noted that his all-round performance was improving by the minute. With 39 minutes clocked, he again showed his class by killing a lofted ball stone dead on the left side of the box. He shifted into the path of assist king Wotherspoon whose wicked delivery was met by a beautiful glancing header from Kane. A player often praised for his work-rate, this was a finish of quality and proved how clinical he can be in the box. And so there was a half-time lead. Could Saints build on it? The answer was no and instead United levelled in quite sublime fashion. There didn’t appear all that much danger when Shankland picked up the ball way out on the touchline, not far from the halfway line. But suddenly his audacious 53rd-minute long-ranger was drifting over the head of Clark and into the net. It was a wonderful piece of imagination. Saints didn’t let their heads drop and Melamed forced a clever save from Siegrist around the hour mark. Then the forward picked up a loose pass back but his shot was blocked. A Perth break in the 84th minute resulted in Stevie May slipping in fellow substitute Scott Tanser. It was a glorious chance but the full-back dragged wide of the mark. Neither side could find the winner in the closing stages.
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