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Paul Dixon is booked.
David Goodwillie fires in a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Aberdeen 1-1 Dundee Utd.Assist on the goal came from Garry Kenneth.
Centre by Scott Vernon, Garry Kenneth makes a clearance.
Stuart Armstrong challenges Zander Diamond unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andrew Considine takes the free kick.
David Goodwillie concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Hartley. Andrew Considine restarts play with the free kick.
Effort on goal by Jon Daly from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.
Josh Magennis fouled by Stuart Armstrong, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Hartley crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, save made by Dusan Pernis.
Corner taken by Paul Hartley, Garry Kenneth makes a clearance.
Chris Maguire delivers the ball, clearance made by Keith Watson.
Jerel Ifil is brought on as a substitute for David McNamee.
Keith Watson delivers the ball.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Maguire from the right by-line to the near post, Paul Dixon makes a clearance.
Jon Daly is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Jamie Langfield.
(Aberdeen) makes a substitution, with Josh Magennis coming on for Ryan Jack. David Robertson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Scott Robertson. Stuart Armstrong is brought on as a substitute for Barry Douglas. Foul by Scott Robertson on Paul Hartley, free kick awarded. Ryan Jack restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Sone Aluko from the right by-line played to the near post, Scott Robertson manages to make a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Chris Maguire.
Unfair challenge on Andrew Considine by David Goodwillie results in a free kick. Rory McArdle restarts play with the free kick.
Sone Aluko produces a cross.
Yoann Folly leaves the field to be replaced by Derek Young.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Andrew Considine. Dusan Pernis takes the indirect free kick.
The ball is crossed by Andrew Considine, clearance by Garry Kenneth.
The ball is swung over by Sone Aluko, Paul Dixon manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken by Barry Douglas played to the near post, David McNamee manages to make a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Ryan Jack, Effort on goal by Scott Vernon from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Paul Hartley fouled by David Goodwillie, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Hartley takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Paul Hartley by Barry Douglas results in a free kick. Rory McArdle takes the free kick.
Foul by Sean Dillon on Scott Vernon, free kick awarded. Shot comes in from Paul Hartley from the free kick.
(Dundee Utd) makes a substitution, with Jon Daly coming on for Morgaro Gomis.
Garry Kenneth produces a cross, comfortable save by Jamie Langfield.
The ball is crossed by Chris Maguire, Dusan Pernis makes a comfortable save.
Morgaro Gomis goes off and Jon Daly comes on.
Foul by Garry Kenneth on Yoann Folly, free kick awarded. Paul Hartley takes the direct free kick.
Garry Kenneth takes a shot. Save by Jamie Langfield.
Barry Douglas takes the outswinging corner, Andrew Considine makes a clearance.
Garry Kenneth fouled by Andrew Considine, the ref awards a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Barry Douglas, save by Jamie Langfield.
Andrew Considine goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Andrew Considine concedes a free kick for a foul on Johnny Russell. Cross/shot by Scott Robertson.
Chris Maguire finds the back of the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Aberdeen 1-0 Dundee Utd.
Effort from the edge of the penalty area by David Goodwillie hits the post.
Paul Dixon delivers the ball.
The ball is sent over by David Goodwillie, Morgaro Gomis takes a shot. Comfortable save by Jamie Langfield.
Shot from just outside the area by Paul Dixon goes over the bar.
The ball is swung over by Paul Dixon, clearance by Andrew Considine.
Morgaro Gomis is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Ryan Jack goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Ryan Jack fouled by Morgaro Gomis, the ref awards a free kick. Cross/shot by Scott Vernon.
Sean Dillon goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
Centre by Keith Watson, Sean Dillon challenges Chris Maguire unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Hartley sends in a cross, Scott Vernon has a headed effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
Unfair challenge on Scott Robertson by Paul Hartley results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Dusan Pernis.
Yoann Folly crosses the ball, Garry Kenneth makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Prince Buaben by Paul Hartley. Dusan Pernis restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Sone Aluko, clearance by Scott Robertson.
The ball is sent over by Chris Maguire, Garry Kenneth manages to make a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Barry Douglas.
Unfair challenge on Yoann Folly by Scott Robertson results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Langfield.
Close range effort by Chris Maguire misses to the right of the goal.
Unfair challenge on Keith Watson by Sone Aluko results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sean Dillon.
The referee blows for offside against David Goodwillie. Free kick taken by Jamie Langfield.
The ball is delivered by Ryan Jack.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Hartley from the right by-line, David Goodwillie manages to make a clearance.
David Goodwillie takes a shot. Save by Jamie Langfield.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Morgaro Gomis, clearance by Rory McArdle.
David Goodwillie takes a shot. Save made by Jamie Langfield.
Inswinging corner taken by Morgaro Gomis, Rory McArdle manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Barry Douglas by David McNamee. Free kick taken by Paul Dixon.
The game gets underway.
The ref blows to end the first period.
The referee gets the second half underway.
The final whistle goes and the game is over.
On-loan defender misses out for Dons
Nikola Vujadinovic will miss Aberdeen's first Clydesdale Bank Premier League game of 2011 against Dundee United due to a hamstring injury.
The on-loan Udinese defender sustained the problem during Wednesday's win at Hamilton and is expected to be out for several games.
Darren Mackie and Fraser Fyvie remain on the sidelines with long-term knee injuries.
Craig Brown attempted to play down expectations ahead of his first home match in charge after leading the team to successive away wins.
A big New year's Day crowd is expected at Pittodrie for the derby following away wins against Hibernian and Hamilton.
Brown has already secured more points in two games in charge than the club managed in their previous 14 matches, but he was eager to stress he and assistant Archie Knox had not transformed the team.
"We want to put a lid on the expectation a bit," the former Motherwell manager said.
"Not to say we're lacking in confidence but we don't want to get carried away. We have won two games, that's all.
"In all honesty we were fortunate to get the winner at the end of the Hamilton game. I think we deserved it at Easter Road.
"The determination was excellent and in fact Hamilton were time-wasting at home to hold on to a draw, we felt the goalkeeper was taking an age to take his goal-kicks.
"I think we deserved a goal although we didn't play particularly well.
"So I would like fans to understand that we don't all of a sudden think we are a great team because we've got six points from two games.
"There's a lot improvement required so if they can be understanding, patient and supportive that's all we ask.
"Every player will give his all, that's all we can guarantee."
Danny Swanson is suspended for Dundee United.
Midfielder Swanson came on as a substitute before being sent off for two bookable offences as United let slip a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at Hibernian on Wednesday night.
Defender Garry Kenneth is available following a ban, meaning Jon Daly can revert back to being a striker, while Craig Conway (knee), Scott Severin (foot), Mihael Kovacevic (knee) and Darren Dods (knee) remain out.
Manager Peter Houston watched the Dons win 2-1 at Hibs on Boxing Day in Craig Brown's first match in charge.
Since the appointment of Brown and his assistant Archie Knox, the Dons have now won two games out of two, defeating Hamilton 1-0 on Wednesday, something which has not surprised Houston.
He added: "They've got the reaction I expected them to get. Craig and Archie are experienced, know the game inside out.
"They'll have given the players a lift and tried to put confidence into them. I think it's proved over the two games."
United have played fewer games than anyone else in the top flight due to the snow and ice which hit the fixture schedule.
Houston added: "To only have played 15 games after this length of time is rather strange.
"Tomorrow will be our third away game on the trot and if we win tomorrow and we can say we took five points out of nine and the games included Hibs away and Celtic away I'd be more than happy with that.
"We've got to go to Aberdeen and try to win the match - it's going to be very difficult.
"They're on the up but I have real confidence in my players and I expect them to do well."
No goodwill from David
David Goodwillie scored deep into injury time to earn Dundee United a 1-1 draw against Aberdeen in an entertaining New Firm derby at Pittodrie.
Craig Brown's dream start as Aberdeen manager looked set to continue when a lapse in concentration from Keith Watson gifted the Dons the opener.
Chris Maguire raced on to the full-back's short back-pass before rounding Dusan Pernis and slotting home after 37 minutes.
The Dons dominated the second period but could not find a second goal to kill off a below-par United and Goodwillie popped up in the fifth minute of added on time to volley past Jamie Langfield and earn his side a share of the spoils.
Full-back David McNamee was handed his Dons debut in place of Nikola Vujadinovic, who picked up an injury in the 1-0 win over Hamilton Accies on Wednesday.
Winger Sone Aluko and youngster Ryan Jack also started with Derek Young and Josh Magennis dropping to the bench.
United, without the suspended Danny Swanson following his red card in their 2-2 draw with Hibernian, made only one change with Garry Kenneth taking his place at the heart of defence after returning from a ban.
Jamie Langfield prevented Aberdeen conceding an early goal when he pulled off an instinctive stop to keep out Goodwillie's close-range volley after four minutes.
The game continued at a frantic pace with Aberdeen surging up the other end, spearheaded by Aluko but the Nigeria international delayed his pass to Maguire after an enterprising run allowing Sean Dillon to make a vital block.
Dillon picked up the first caution of the game after 18 minutes when he brought down Maguire as he raced down the right flank before Morgaro Gomis joined him in the book for a late challenge on Jack.
Scott Vernon, who bagged his eighth goal of the season with a late winner against Accies midweek, had a chance to break the deadlock but the former Colchester striker headed over from a Paul Hartley free-kick.
United created the next opening after 31 minutes when Goodwillie managed to out-muscle Zander Diamond and crossed for the inrushing Prince Buaben but the Ghanaian could not divert his downward header past Langfield.
The visitors had been enjoying a period of dominance but it was Aberdeen who opened the scoring after 37 minutes courtesy of a careless error by Watson.
The right-back's pass was woefully short and Maguire immediately latched on to the loose ball and rounded Pernis before passing the ball into the unguarded net.
United made an attack-minded switch at the break with striker Daly introduced at the expense of Senegalese midfielder Gomis.
But it was the Dons who continued to press for a second with an appeal for a penalty waved away after Maguire fell in the box under pressure from Paul Dixon before Vernon flashed a low shot wide of the target.
The Dons had United pinned back in their own half and were creating the better of the chances but were forced to make a change after 66 minutes when Yoann Folly was stretchered off with a serious-looking injury following a challenge from Dixon and was replaced by Young.
With 15 minutes remaining both sides made changes with Josh Magennis replacing Jack for the Dons, while United introduced David Robertson and Stuart Armstrong for Scott Robertson and Barry Douglas.
McNamee's solid debut came to a premature end as he limped off with cramp and was substituted for Jerel Ifil.
The home side's relentless pursuit of a second continued with Maguire unlucky to see his well-struck shot blocked by Dillon.
And the Dons paid the price for their profligacy when, in the fifth of six minutes of injury time, Dillon's cross into the box was headed down by David Robertson for Goodwillie who volleyed the ball past Langfield and silence the home support.
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