St Johnstone are set to write to the SFA to seek answers after their Scottish Premiership match with Aberdeen was marred by VAR controversy.

The Perth club ended up sharing the spoils with Barry Robson's Dons at McDiarmid Park on Wednesday night, but the outcome of the match could have been so different with two decisions going to the VAR monitor.

Saints thought they had opened the scoring through Graham Carey on 49 minutes when he steered a volley past Kelle Roos in the Aberdeen net, but after a lengthy VAR check, the goal was ultimately ruled out with referee John Beaton adjudging Liam Gordon to have fouled Jamie McGrath in the build-up.

Beaton had a clear view of the incident and judged there to be no foul at the time, but VAR official Steven Kirkland reviewed the footage and asked Beaton to take a second look on his monitor.

Herald Sport understands that St Johnstone will write to Hampden chiefs to seek clarity over the incident. The Perth club feel there was no 'clear and obvious' error by referee Beaton at the time and would like to question why VAR intervened.

Saints were then hit with another VAR sucker punch on the hour mark when captain Gordon was once again penalised for a foul on Aberdeen defender Slobodan Rubezic, which ultimately resulted in a penalty kick being awarded.

Again, Beaton had a clear view of the incident in question but he deemed the contact not to be worthy of a penalty. VAR thought otherwise though and after reviewing the footage Beaton was urged to take a second look.

It is understood that St Johnstone will not call into question the penalty decision when they write to the Head of Referee Operations Crawford Allan.

Saints managed to grab a point from the fixture when debutant David Keltjens headed home bravely on 78 minutes and they were denied three points when Max Kucheryavyi crashed a strike against the bar in the dying minutes of the game.

After the match last night, Levein told the press: “I haven’t seen any of the incidents. The boys said Gordy caught somebody for their penalty so that was fair enough. I don’t know what happened with their disallowed goal. I will wait and see.

“It was a bit of a palaver, to be honest. It does seem there is a lot of time taken to make decisions and if every decision was correct then I would be happy for them to spend as much time as they want.

“But when you have human beings involved, there is always a chance there is going to be errors. I’m not saying there was tonight because I don’t know.”