Match Gallery | St Johnstone (H)
Kilmarnock moved out of the Scottish Premiership’s bottom two following a 1-1 draw at home to St Johnstone, thanks to an impressive team display anchored by 18-year-old David Watson who made his first professional league start for the Ayrshire side.
The hosts thought that they had capitalised on a bright start to the game when Kyle Vassell bundled the ball home from a corner after quarter of an hour, before a lengthy VAR check adjudged that the striker had handled the ball before knocking home.
The opener eventually came 20 minutes later as Jordan Jones swung in a set-piece from the left touchline which was knocked in by Joe Wright at the back stick.
VAR was once again the main talking point as Andrew Considine’s arm appeared to deny Joe Wright a second goal of the match when his goalbound header was halted inside the six-yard box.
The Saints found an equaliser with 20 minutes to play when Drey Wright fired a powerful shot into Sam Walker’s bottom right corner.
Kilmarnock starting XI: Walker, Mayo, Dorsett, Wright, Armstrong, Donnelly (Power 85’), Watson, McKenzie, Jones (Murray 86’), Vassell, Doidge (Robinson 76’)
Kilmarnock cautions: Watson, Donnelly, McKenzie
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