St Johnstone 1 Aberdeen 1: Rooney earns title hopefuls a point

Celtic remain Scottish Premiership leaders after Aberdeen dropped points at St Johnstone, drawing 1-1 on Friday.

Aberdeen missed the chance to go top of the Scottish Premiership after being held to a 1-1 draw at St Johnstone. 

Victory at McDiarmid Park would have seen Derek McInnes' men leapfrog Celtic, but Aberdeen can perhaps count themselves as fortunate to get a share of the spoils. 

David Goodwillie had an early effort disallowed for offside for the visitors, before Simon Lappin put St Johnstone in front on the half-hour mark. 

Lappin's first league goal since 2008 was worth the wait as he netted a superb volley. 

Aberdeen were given a let-off when Lee Croft's shot struck the post and it was a reprieve they took advantage of it as Adam Rooney hauled the sides level 12 minutes after the restart, powering home from outside the area. 

A double save from Scott Brown to thwart Murray Davidson and Michael O'Halloran then denied St Johnstone a late winner.