Alashkert oust St Johnstone

Date published: Thursday 9th July 2015 7:20

Trailing 1-0 from the first leg, the Saints drew level when Michael O’Halloran fired home an angled drive from 18 yards after 38 minutes at McDiarmid Park.

The Scottish side were given a further boost to their chances of qualification when Karen Muradyan was sent off for a second booking midway through the second half.

But Norayr Gyozalyan’s clinical finish on 72 minutes made it 1-1 on the night and gave Alashkert the away goal which was to prove vital.

Brad McKay put the Saints 2-1 up with four minutes left to play to set up the grandstand finish at McDiarmid Park.

However, Scott Brown failed to hit the target with a late chance and St Johnstone exited the competition.

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