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Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Hartley from the left by-line, clearance made by Scott Robertson.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Maguire by Scott Severin. Paul Hartley crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance made by Prince Buaben. Corner taken by Paul Hartley played to the near post, Morgaro Gomis makes a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Scott Severin by Scott Vernon results in a free kick. Paul Dixon on for David Robertson. Free kick taken by Garry Kenneth.
Andrew Considine takes a shot. Save made by Dusan Pernis.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Barry Douglas.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Goodwillie by Andrew Considine. Barry Douglas produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
Foul by Nikola Vujadinovic on David Goodwillie, free kick awarded. Nikola Vujadinovic is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Barry Douglas.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Maguire by Morgaro Gomis. Shot comes in from Paul Hartley from the free kick, Dusan Pernis makes a save. Corner taken by Paul Hartley from the right by-line, Jon Daly manages to make a clearance. Craig Conway leaves the field to be replaced by Scott Robertson.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Hartley, clearance made by David Robertson. Corner taken right-footed by Paul Hartley, clearance made by Garry Kenneth.
Corner taken right-footed by Craig Conway to the near post, Jon Daly has a headed effort from close in and clears the bar.
Nikola Vujadinovic challenges Jon Daly unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike comes in from Barry Douglas from the free kick.
Scott Severin fouled by Josh Magennis, the ref awards a free kick. Dusan Pernis takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Prince Buaben by Andrew Considine. Free kick taken by Dusan Pernis.
Zander Diamond gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Conway. Shot comes in from Barry Douglas from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Hartley by David Goodwillie. Darren Mackie comes on in place of Peter Pawlett. Josh Magennis is brought on as a substitute for Mitchel Megginson. Paul Hartley takes the free kick.
The offside flag is raised against Craig Conway. Free kick taken by Mark Howard.
Inswinging corner taken by Barry Douglas from the right by-line, clearance made by Zander Diamond.
Zander Diamond concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Conway. Zander Diamond is given a yellow card. Free kick crossed right-footed by Craig Conway from left channel, save made by Mark Howard.
Jerel Ifil leaves the field to be replaced by Nikola Vujadinovic.
Nikola Vujadinovic joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jerel Ifil.
The official flags Jon Daly offside. Free kick taken by Rory McArdle.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Paul Hartley, clearance made by Sean Dillon.
Scott Severin takes a shot. Save made by Mark Howard. Corner taken by Barry Douglas, Jerel Ifil makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken by Barry Douglas from the right by-line, Unfair challenge on Mark Howard by Garry Kenneth results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Howard.
Scott Severin takes a shot. Save by Mark Howard. Corner taken by Barry Douglas from the right by-line, Jerel Ifil makes a clearance. Corner taken by Barry Douglas, Mark Howard fouled by Garry Kenneth, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Howard takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken by Craig Conway from the left by-line.
Corner taken short by Craig Conway.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Craig Conway, Jerel Ifil makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Conway by Jerel Ifil. Craig Conway crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Andrew Considine manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Barry Douglas on Mitchel Megginson. Rory McArdle restarts play with the free kick.
Morgaro Gomis challenges Paul Hartley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Hartley takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on Jerel Ifil by Jon Daly results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Zander Diamond.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Conway by Andrew Considine. Barry Douglas crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Rory McArdle makes a clearance.
Corner taken by Paul Hartley, Zander Diamond takes a shot. Save by Dusan Pernis.
Scott Vernon scores a goal from inside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Dundee Utd 3-1 Aberdeen.
Corner taken by Paul Hartley from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Prince Buaben.
Jon Daly takes a shot. Mark Howard makes a save.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Robertson by Yoann Folly. Free kick taken by Garry Kenneth.
Andrew Considine concedes a free kick for a foul on David Robertson. Booking for Andrew Considine. Free kick crossed left-footed by Barry Douglas from own half, clearance by Zander Diamond.
Craig Conway fouled by Rory McArdle, the ref awards a free kick. Craig Conway crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Jerel Ifil.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Paul Hartley, clearance by Jon Daly.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Paul Hartley, clearance by Garry Kenneth.
Craig Conway fouled by Rory McArdle, the ref awards a Penalty. Rory McArdle receives a yellow card. David Goodwillie scores a power penalty. Dundee Utd 3-0 Aberdeen.
Foul by Paul Hartley on Craig Conway, Penalty awarded. Paul Hartley receives a caution. Penalty taken right-footed by David Goodwillie and scored. Dundee Utd 3-0 Aberdeen.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Craig Conway, save by Mark Howard. An own goal is conceded by Mark Howard. Dundee Utd 2-0 Aberdeen.
Goal scored by Jon Daly from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Dundee Utd 1-0 Aberdeen.
Free kick awarded for a foul by David Robertson on Mitchel Megginson. Paul Hartley crosses the ball in from the free kick, Zander Diamond manages to make a clearance.
The match has kicked off.
The referee signals the end of the game.
The ref blows to end the first period.
The match restarts for the second half.
Familiar faces await Severin
Scott Severin could make his debut against his former club as Dundee United host Aberdeen at Tannadice in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League.
Severin joined at the end of the summer transfer window, ending a season-long spell with Watford, while United managed to retain Craig Conway after rebuffing a bid from Middlesbrough in another boost for manager Peter Houston.
Midfielder Danny Swanson (hamstring) is the only absentee, with forward Danny Cadamarteri fit to return.
Houston believes Severin - a player he finally recruited on August 31 after spending all summer trying - can play a similar role to that last season of defender Andy Webster, who has since returned to parent club Rangers.
"Garry Kenneth likes somebody who is experienced alongside him," added Houston.
"Garry's still learning and I'm sure he'll complement Garry Kenneth in the way that Andy Webster did last year.
"Scott hasn't played for a while so it might be a few games before we see him at his very best, but I know for a fact that if he goes on to the park he'll give us 100%."
Nikola Vujadinovic could make his debut for Aberdeen.
The Dons have received clearance for his work permit and the on-loan Udinese defender is likely to start on the bench at Tannadice.
Andrius Velicka is set to miss out through injury, while Sone Aluko remains on the sidelines with an Achilles problem.
Aberdeen manager Mark McGhee insists he has no concerns about the fitness of Velicka in the season ahead even though injury has robbed the striker of the chance to make his debut.
The Rangers forward joined the Dons on loan on transfer deadline day, with Richard Foster heading in the other direction to Ibrox, and will no doubt feel as though he has a point to prove while at Pittodrie.
The Lithuanian - who returned from international duty this week with an ankle knock - has not played for the Scottish champions for well over a year and suffered a serious knee injury during his first game on loan at Bristol City last term.
"It's not a concern," said McGhee. "He's got a little injury now, he's come back with an ankle injury, which is disappointing but he will be training by the middle of next week with the squad.
"As far as his longer term future, the rehab from his knee injury is well-advanced. Our medical team has spoken closely with theirs and we know the programme that he's on.
"We will watch him, we will monitor him but we don't really expect any other problems with the knee. All we do expect is that he's going to need brought back up to full speed. We've got a season ahead of us to do that and we will do it as quickly as we can but we will be scientific about it."
United gain home comfort
Dundee United scored three times in the opening nine minutes as they won at home for the first time this season with a 3-1 victory over a below-par Aberdeen.
The hosts took the lead after only three minutes through captain Jon Daly before Aberdeen goalkeeper Mark Howard punched the ball into his own net three minutes later.
David Goodwillie looked to have put the game beyond the Dons when he slotted home from the penalty spot after Paul Hartley had fouled Craig Conway in the box with only nine minutes on the clock. However, Scott Vernon pulled a goal back with a magnificent volley after 26 minutes to give his side some hope for the second half.
Aberdeen boss Mark McGhee was sent to the stand just before the break for his over-zealous protests after his side were denied a penalty when Zander Diamond looked to have been held in the box by Garry Kenneth.
After surviving an early scare when Chris Maguire was denied by an instinctive stop by Dusan Pernis in the opening 60 seconds, it was United who broke the deadlock after less than three minutes of play when David Goodwillie's blocked shot rolled kindly into the path of Irishman Daly who scored from six yards out. And the Tangerines doubled their lead after six minutes when Mark Howard, from an inswinging Conway corner, haplessly punched the ball into his own net - much to the frustration of the Dons supporters who had travelled down the A90 to cheer on their team in impressive numbers.
With the home side reeling, United had the chance to add a third after only nine minutes when Hartley was adjudged to have tripped Conway in the box.
The Dons skipper received a booking for his angry protests at the decision and Goodwillie powered the ball past Howard.
United should have added a fourth when Daly, clean through on goal, weakly shot into the grateful hands of Howard before the Dons pulled a goal back after 26 minutes.
Following a Jerel Ifil cross into the penalty area, Vernon - the former Colchester striker - showed terrific skill to chest and volley the ball high past Pernis.
The Dons were denied a penalty six minutes before the break when Zander Diamond looked to have been held by Kenneth, with the frustrated Aberdeen manager McGhee sent to the stands for his protest.
There was still time before the whistle for Howard to tip Scott Severin's rasping 40-yard drive over the bar as an action-packed half came to a close.
Nikola Vujadinovic made his first appearance for the Dons after 50 minutes in place of the injured Ifil.
Goalkeeper Howard had to be alert to push a curling Conway free-kick over the crossbar in United's opening attack of the second half.
Aberdeen made a double change after 62 minutes with Darren Mackie and Josh Magennis replacing the tiring Peter Pawlett and Mitchel Megginson as they searched for the goal that would get them back into the match.
However, it was United who looked the more likely to add another with full-back Barry Douglas going close from a set-piece and David Robertson blazing over from 10 yards.
United's Slovakian stopper Pernis produced a superb save to keep out Hartley's powerful free-kick after 78 minutes.
The hosts finished the game strongly with the lively Goodwillie going close on a couple of occasions.
The Dons produced a better display in the second half but were made to pay for their terrible start as they slumped to a second Clydesdale Bank Premier League defeat in a row.
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