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The referee brings the game to a close.
Russell Anderson manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Andrew Robertson by Jonny Hayes results in a free kick.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Jonny Hayes.
Corner taken by Jonny Hayes.
Strike comes in from Brian Graham from the free kick which clears the crossbar.
Russell Anderson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nadir Ciftci.
Unfair challenge on Gavin Gunning by Scott Vernon results in a free kick.
Corner taken by Gary Mackay-Steven from the right by-line.
Corner taken by Gary Mackay-Steven.
Foul by Barry Robson on Ryan Dow, free kick awarded.
Booking for Jamie Langfield for time wasting.
Jamie Langfield takes the free kick.
Brian Graham gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Willo Flood.
Corner taken by Jonny Hayes from the right by-line.
Jonny Hayes sends in a cross.
Michael Hector comes on in place of Ryan Jack.
Ryan Dow joins the action as a substitute, replacing David Goodwillie.
Brian Graham delivers the ball.
(Aberdeen) makes a substitution, with Scott Vernon coming on for Calvin Zola.
Nadir Ciftci has a direct shot on goal from the free kick which goes over the bar.
Unfair challenge on John Rankin by Russell Anderson results in a free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Reynolds by David Goodwillie.
Shot by David Goodwillie.
Free kick crossed by Willo Flood.
Foul by Andrew Robertson on Jonny Hayes, free kick awarded.
Stuart Armstrong gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Barry Robson.
The ball is delivered by Keith Watson.
Free kick taken by Jamie Langfield.
The referee blows for offside against Peter Pawlett.
Foul by Niall McGinn on Andrew Robertson, free kick awarded.
Centre by Jonny Hayes.
Joe Shaughnessy leaves the field to be replaced by Barry Robson.
Nadir Ciftci has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.
The ball is sent over by David Goodwillie.
Andrew Considine makes a clearance.
John Rankin takes a shot. Joe Shaughnessy gets a block in.
Radoslaw Cierzniak restarts play with the free kick.
Peter Pawlett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Robertson.
Mark Reynolds takes the free kick.
The referee blows for offside against David Goodwillie.
(Dundee Utd) makes a substitution, with Gary Mackay-Steven coming on for Ryan Gauld.
Nadir Ciftci takes the free kick.
Joe Shaughnessy challenges Ryan Gauld unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Calvin Zola slots the ball right footed into the goal. Aberdeen 1-0 Dundee Utd.
Niall McGinn produces a cross.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Niall McGinn.
Corner taken by Peter Pawlett from the left by-line.
Mark Reynolds restarts play with the free kick.
Jamie Langfield manages to make a clearance.
The referee blows the whistle to start the second half.
The referee calls an end to the first half.
Mark Reynolds fouled by John Rankin, the ref awards a free kick.
Free kick taken by Ryan Jack.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Paton on Calvin Zola.
The ball is sent over by Andrew Robertson.
Free kick taken by Niall McGinn.
Sean Dillon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Calvin Zola.
David Goodwillie is caught offside.
Free kick taken by Jonny Hayes.
Nadir Ciftci challenges Willo Flood unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Centre by Willo Flood.
Free kick taken by Gavin Gunning.
Foul by Calvin Zola on John Rankin, free kick awarded.
Gavin Gunning has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.
Corner taken by Ryan Gauld.
Nadir Ciftci takes a shot. Russell Anderson gets a block in.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Ryan Gauld.
Keith Watson concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Pawlett.
Corner taken by Niall McGinn.
Jonny Hayes takes a shot. Radoslaw Cierzniak parries the ball away.
The ball is crossed by Andrew Considine.
Stuart Armstrong takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand post.
Free kick taken by Keith Watson.
Jonny Hayes concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Gauld.
Joe Shaughnessy takes the free kick.
Foul by John Rankin on Joe Shaughnessy, free kick awarded.
Gavin Gunning takes the free kick.
Russell Anderson takes the free kick.
Nadir Ciftci gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Shaughnessy.
Unfair challenge on Russell Anderson by Sean Dillon results in a free kick.
Andrew Robertson takes the free kick.
Willo Flood challenges Nadir Ciftci unfairly and gives away a free kick.
John Rankin challenges Willo Flood unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Andrew Robertson restarts play with the free kick.
Joe Shaughnessy concedes a free kick for a foul on Nadir Ciftci.
Calvin Zola challenges Sean Dillon unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Foul by Nadir Ciftci on Russell Anderson, free kick awarded.
Jamie Langfield restarts play with the free kick.
David Goodwillie challenges Russell Anderson unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Ryan Gauld.
Shot by Paul Paton. Blocked by Russell Anderson.
The referee cautions Andrew Considine for unsporting behaviour.
Foul by Andrew Considine on Ryan Gauld, free kick awarded.
Peter Pawlett produces a cross.
Foul by Keith Watson on Peter Pawlett, free kick awarded.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Keith Watson on Peter Pawlett.
The match has kicked off.
Vernon feels like new man
Aberdeen striker Scott Vernon admits he feels like a different player after rediscovering his goalscoring touch.
Vernon looked like a player shorn of confidence when he passed up several good chances in his first appearance of the season, a 2-1 defeat by Hearts in August.
But he came off the bench to fire an impressive winner against Inverness last month and followed that up with a hat-trick against Falkirk in the League Cup.
The Englishman scored 28 times in his first two seasons at Pittodrie but the goals dried up last term and he only struck twice in 10 months before his recent spree.
And he admits his confidence had suffered before he re-ignited his Dons career.
"A striker scoring goals is a lot happier and feels like a lot better player than a striker that's not scoring," said Vernon ahead of the Scottish Premiership visit of Dundee United.
"It's good for my confidence. Early on in the season I wasn't playing as much as I would have liked. I managed to get a chance and do the business and get a few goals.
"I'm not looking to rest on my laurels and kick on and get more goals now."
The 29-year-old could not deny that confidence is a huge factor in the life of a centre-forward.
"I'd like to say it's not but it is," the former Oldham, Blackpool and Colchester player said.
"With all strikers, it's a confidence position. Most positions on the pitch are confidence positions but strikers are under pressure to score goals.
"If you go a few games without scoring all of a sudden the pressure is on.
"It's that fine line of getting a goal or two and then all of a sudden you are in a totally different mindset and feel like a different player. That's how much it can change really."
Barry Robson could make his comeback from knee surgery in the match.
The midfielder has returned to training and could come into contention, along with Russell Anderson (fractured hand), but the game is likely to come too soon for Chris Clark (knee).
Josh Magennis is out of action for four weeks after a knee operation, while Calvin Zola is still a doubt with a knock after missing the defeat to Ross County.
Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara believes his side are heading into their SPFL match with Aberdeen at Pittodrie with confidence high thanks to their recent run of fine form.
The Tangerines travel to take on Derek McInnes' men knowing that a win would see them move up from sixth place in the table and in so doing leapfrog their north-east rivals.
United are undefeated in the league since losing to champions Celtic just before the close of the transfer window and McNamara believes they are in fine fettle ahead of Saturday's match with the Dons.
McNamara said: "The lads are in good spirits.
"We've had the international break and now it's up to us to try and carry on from where we left off.
"Our last game was a very good 1-0 win over Kilmarnock in the league which was very pleasing. We played a lot of good football that day and won through an excellent goal from Nadir Ciftci.
"I've been happy with how things have been going in the past few weeks and it's a case of trying to maintain those standards when we go to Aberdeen, which is never an easy place to go to."
McNamara's side have been praised for their style of football and that is something he wants to see them continue as the SPFL resumes following the break for international duty.
He said: "We're better suited to getting the ball down and playing football because that's what we're all about.
"We've got players who like to play to their strengths and that's getting forward and trying to attack the opposition.
"Aberdeen like to play as well so it should be a decent game. They have several talented players but as always we'll concentrate on ourselves and trying to get the right result."
McNamara wants his side to continue their recent revival with a win for their fans.
He said: "I think they appreciate what we're trying to do.
"They've been brilliant in home games and it would be nice to give them something to cheer about up in Aberdeen."
United are waiting to see how Scotland Under-19 pair John Souttar and Ryan Gauld are after their midweek exertions abroad.
Winger Gary Mackay-Steven hurt his leg in training but McNamara hopes he will be fit to face the Dons.
McNamara said: "Gary took a knock but we're hopeful he'll be all right in time."
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