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Scott Robertson takes a shot. Richard Foster gets a block in.
Gavin Gunning concedes a free kick for a foul on Isaac Osbourne. Isaac Osbourne takes the direct free kick.
Willo Flood takes the outswinging corner, Jon Daly takes a shot. Blocked by Ryan Jack. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Willo Flood, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rory McArdle by Jon Daly. Free kick taken by Jason Brown.
John Rankin leaves the field to be replaced by Lauri Dalla Valle.
Kari Arnason scores a goal from a long way out high into the middle of the goal. Dundee Utd 1-2 Aberdeen.Richard Foster provided the assist for the goal.
Chris Clark produces a cross.
(Aberdeen) makes a substitution, with Chris Clark coming on for Robert Milsom.
Corner taken right-footed by Willo Flood, Gavin Gunning produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
Richie Ryan on for Stuart Armstrong.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Sean Dillon on Scott Vernon. Free kick crossed by Robert Milsom.
A cross is delivered by Scott Vernon, Robert Milsom takes a shot.
Jon Daly is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Jason Brown.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Willo Flood, Kari Arnason manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Robertson by Scott Vernon. Paul Dixon restarts play with the free kick.
Rory McArdle challenges Scott Robertson unfairly and gives away a free kick. The ball is delivered by Paul Dixon, Johnny Russell takes a shot. Andrew Considine gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Willo Flood from the left by-line, Scott Robertson takes a shot. Save by Jason Brown.
The offside flag is raised against Mohamed Chalali. Indirect free kick taken by Dusan Pernis.
Mohamed Chalali finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Dundee Utd 1-1 Aberdeen.The assist for the goal came from Scott Vernon.
Mohamed Chalali is brought on as a substitute for Rory Fallon.
Unfair challenge on Ryan Jack by Paul Dixon results in a free kick. Jason Brown takes the free kick.
Scott Robertson fouled by Rory Fallon, the ref awards a free kick. Sean Dillon takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Robertson by Fraser Fyvie. Paul Dixon has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
Gary Mackay-Steven leaves the field to be replaced by Willo Flood.
Rory McArdle comes on in place of Peter Pawlett.
Gary Mackay-Steven concedes a free kick for a foul on Isaac Osbourne. Gary Mackay-Steven booked. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Robert Milsom from right wing, Gavin Gunning manages to make a clearance.
Scott Robertson produces a cross, Shot from close range by Jon Daly misses to the right of the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Mackay-Steven by Peter Pawlett. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Paul Dixon, Fraser Fyvie gets a block in. John Rankin takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Fraser Fyvie.
Peter Pawlett challenges Gary Mackay-Steven unfairly and gives away a free kick. Dusan Pernis takes the free kick.
Richard Foster delivers the ball, save made by Dusan Pernis.
A cross is delivered by Peter Pawlett, Gavin Gunning manages to make a clearance.
Centre by Richard Foster, clearance by Gavin Gunning.
The offside flag is raised against Robert Milsom. Dusan Pernis takes the indirect free kick.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Robert Milsom played to the near post, Scott Robertson makes a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Rory Fallon, Dusan Pernis makes a save.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Jack on Gary Mackay-Steven. Paul Dixon takes the direct free kick.
Richard Foster crosses the ball, Sean Dillon manages to make a clearance.
Shot from just outside the box by Fraser Fyvie goes over the bar.
Johnny Russell fouled by Kari Arnason, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Dixon delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, Andrew Considine manages to make a clearance.
Paul Dixon sends in a cross, clearance by Andrew Considine.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rory Fallon by John Rankin. Isaac Osbourne takes the direct free kick. John Rankin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Jack. Robert Milsom restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Gary Mackay-Steven from the left by-line.
Gary Mackay-Steven fouled by Rory Fallon, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Paul Dixon from left wing, Andrew Considine makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kari Arnason by Johnny Russell. Jason Brown takes the free kick.
The ball is delivered by Paul Dixon, Andrew Considine manages to make a clearance.
Gary Mackay-Steven crosses the ball. Jon Daly concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Considine. Free kick taken by Jason Brown.
Ryan Jack takes a shot. Dusan Pernis makes a save.
Rory Fallon takes a shot. Dusan Pernis makes a save.
John Rankin fouled by Ryan Jack, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sean Dillon.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Mackay-Steven by Isaac Osbourne. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Paul Dixon, Andrew Considine manages to make a clearance.
Richard Foster produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty area and misses left.
Robbie Neilson challenges Robert Milsom unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Fraser Fyvie. Scott Vernon is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Dusan Pernis takes the indirect free kick.
The ball is crossed by Gary Mackay-Steven.
Johnny Russell is ruled offside. Jason Brown restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Richard Foster, clearance made by Sean Dillon.
Gavin Gunning takes a shot. Save made by Jason Brown.
The ball is crossed by Paul Dixon.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Dixon by Kari Arnason. Dusan Pernis restarts play with the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Isaac Osbourne, save by Dusan Pernis.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Gary Mackay-Steven, Ryan Jack makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Johnny Russell by Isaac Osbourne. Free kick taken by Paul Dixon.
Jon Daly finds the net with a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Dundee Utd 1-0 Aberdeen.Assist on the goal came from Scott Robertson.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Gary Mackay-Steven, save made by Jason Brown.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Robert Milsom on John Rankin. Free kick taken by Sean Dillon.
Johnny Russell takes a shot. Save made by Jason Brown.
Johnny Russell takes a shot. Save by Jason Brown. Corner from the right by-line taken by Gary Mackay-Steven, clearance by Isaac Osbourne.
Houston keen to extend Dalla Valle stay
Dundee United manager Peter Houston is hoping to extend Lauri Dalla Valle's loan spell from Fulham.
The 20-year-old striker has scored three goals in 13 appearances since moving to the Clydesdale Bank Premier League in August on a deal that initially runs until January 16
The Finn's opportunities have been limited of late due to the form of Jon Daly and Johnny Russell, but Houston is keen to keep him for the remainder of the campaign.
Houston said: "I haven't spoken to the boy or Fulham. I'd like to keep him to the end of the season.
"He's got a great attitude, he's a wee bit unfortunate that Daly and Russell are starting to score goals, so he's not getting a starting position just now.
"I find it difficult to change guys that are scoring goals and he's not really had a wee sniff.
"I still like him enough that I'd keep him until the end of the season."
Dalla Valle missed the midweek draw at St Mirren through illness but is set to return to the squad when United play Aberdeen at Tannadice.
The former Liverpool forward could be joined in the squad by midfielder Richie Ryan.
Ryan agreed to move to Tannadice from Sligo Rovers in November and is set to be included in the squad for the Dons clash, where he could make his debut.
Meanwhile, Aberdeen boss Craig Brown has welcomed the return of Peter Pawlett.
The midfielder was suspended for two games after being found guilty of simulation in winning a penalty in the recent game against Hibernian at Pittodrie but is back in contention for the trip to Tayside.
The Dons drew 0-0 with Hearts at Pittodrie on Wednesday night and have moved seven points away from bottom side Dunfermline thanks to a run of only one defeat in five matches.
And the Aberdeen boss is looking for the Scotland under-21 player to help the Dons to build on that encouraging form.
"It will be good to have Peter back," Brown told Press Association Sport.
"He gives us something different.
"He is flash, has a bit of pace and good all-round ability.
"So we hope he can bring something to the team."
Pawlett had a red card, for a lunging tackle on Hibernian's Lewis Stevenson, rescinded by the Scottish Football Association's fast-track tribunal. His sending off was downgraded to a yellow card.
But Pawlett got a two-match ban for simulation in the same match when he went down under pressure from Ivan Sproule and referee Craig Thomson gave a penalty. Scott Vernon converted the spot-kick and the Dons won the match 1-0.
Midfielder Fraser Fyvie (knee) and striker Mohamed Chalali (ankle) will be given every opportunity to make the game against the Tangerines.
The former Scotland manager said: "We will make a last-minute decision on both of them.
But we have a bit of time because the game isn't until Monday."
Arnason gives Dons last-gasp win
Kari Arnason scored a spectacular late winner as Aberdeen came from behind to beat Dundee United 2-1 at Tannadice.
United skipper Jon Daly had given his side an early lead when he slotted the ball home after six minutes.
But Mohamed Chalali equalised with his first touch after 67 minutes, only a few seconds after replacing Rory Fallon.
Iceland international Arnason gave the Dons their second away win of the season three minutes from time with a long-range strike which crashed off the crossbar and into the net to the delight of the large travelling support.
United kept with the same starting XI for the fourth successive match with Irishman Richie Ryan handed a place on the bench after gaining international clearance following his move from Sligo Rovers in November.
Aberdeen made two changes with Peter Pawlett returning following his two-match suspension for simulation and Fraser Fyvie started after recovering from a knee injury.
There was also a place on the Dons bench for goalkeeper Jamie Langfield following his return from a short spell on loan at Forfar as he continued his comeback after suffering a seizure in the summer.
The hosts almost broke the deadlock within three minutes of kick-off when Scott Robertson was afforded too much time to pick out Johnny Russell in the box but the United striker's header deflected off Andrew Considine and trickled past the post for a fruitless corner.
But Peter Houston's side did make the breakthrough with only six minutes gone when, after a poor punch out from Aberdeen goalkeeper Jason Brown, John Rankin's shot fell kindly to Daly and the Irishman slotted the ball home in off the post for his 14th goal of the season.
Aberdeen midfielder Robert Milsom, who was celebrating his 25th birthday, played an intelligent pass to Fallon on the edge of the area after 27 minutes but the New Zealander's low drive was ably handled by Dusan Pernis in the United goal.
The visitors almost handed United a second when Considine's back-pass nearly caught out Brown but the Welshman managed to clear the ball to safety before it crossed the line.
United had a strong appeal for a penalty turned down when Considine looked to have brought down Russell with the goal at his mercy just before the interval.
The first real chance of the second half fell to United after Gary Mackay-Steven was fouled by Pawlett on the edge of the area but Paul Dixon's shot from the resulting set-piece deflected wide.
Aberdeen made their first change after 60 minutes when Pawlett was replaced by defender Rory McArdle before Mackay-Steven made way for Willo Flood for United.
The Dons then introduced Chalali for Fallon and the change had an immediate impact when the Algerian headed the ball home with his first touch only seconds after coming on after McArdle had flicked on an Arnason long throw with 67 minutes gone.
Milsom should have given the Dons the lead after 74 minutes when, with the goal gaping, he somehow missed the target with a diving header from a perfect Scott Vernon cross.
United threw Ryan on for his first appearance in place of Stuart Armstrong with 10 minutes remaining as they looked to regain the advantage.
But it was the Dons who ended the game on top and Arnason scored a wonderful winner after 87 minutes with a thunderous shot from 30 yards, which Pernis could not keep out.
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