skip to content
The match has reached full-time.
Corner taken by Mark Wilson.
Brian Graham takes a shot and cleared the crossbar.
Peter Pawlett leaves the field to be replaced by Joe Shaughnessy.
Peter Pawlett scores with a header. Dundee Utd 1-2 Aberdeen.
Barry Robson takes the free kick.
Nadir Ciftci challenges Willo Flood unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Jonny Hayes takes a shot and goes over the bar.
Free kick taken by Barry Robson.
Unfair challenge on Barry Robson by Andrew Robertson results in a free kick.
Nadir Ciftci sends in a cross.
Free kick awarded for a foul by John Rankin on Willo Flood.
Clearance by Mark Wilson.
Free kick crossed by Barry Robson.
Peter Pawlett fouled by Morgaro Gomis, the ref awards a free kick.
Corner taken by Niall McGinn from the right by-line.
Niall McGinn takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Radoslaw Cierzniak parries the effort to safety.
Free kick taken by Willo Flood.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Mackay-Steven on Barry Robson.
Radoslaw Cierzniak restarts play with the free kick.
Andrew Robertson fouled by Josh Magennis, the ref awards a free kick.
Jonny Hayes restarts play with the free kick.
Morgaro Gomis challenges Jonny Hayes unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Morgaro Gomis is brought on as a substitute for Paul Paton.
Brian Graham on for Ryan Gauld.
Barry Robson crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Michael Hector fouled by Ryan Gauld, the ref awards a free kick.
John Rankin manages to make a clearance.
Free kick taken by Gavin Gunning.
Foul by Willo Flood on Nadir Ciftci, free kick awarded.
Penalty taken left-footed by Barry Robson and scored. Dundee Utd 1-1 Aberdeen.
The offside flag is raised against Nadir Ciftci.
Josh Magennis replaces Scott Vernon.
Mark Reynolds restarts play with the free kick.
The referee shows Paul Paton a yellow card.
Paul Paton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Peter Pawlett.
The ball is swung over by Stuart Armstrong.
Russell Anderson restarts play with the free kick.
Andrew Robertson concedes a free kick for a foul on Barry Robson.
Clearance made by Paul Paton.
Free kick taken by Jamie Langfield.
Unfair challenge on Russell Anderson by Nadir Ciftci results in a free kick.
John Souttar scores a right footed goal. Dundee Utd 1-0 Aberdeen.
Corner taken by Barry Robson from the left by-line.
Ryan Jack takes the chance to get an effort at goal.
The ball is crossed by Scott Vernon.
The ball is swung over by Jonny Hayes.
The referee starts the second half.
The match has reached half-time.
Centre by Michael Hector.
Header by Scott Vernon misses to the right of the target.
Corner taken by Niall McGinn from the left by-line.
The ball is crossed by Gary Mackay-Steven.
Free kick taken by Radoslaw Cierzniak.
Gary Mackay-Steven is caught offside.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Ryan Gauld.
Jonny Hayes makes a clearance.
Foul by Ryan Gauld on Russell Anderson, free kick awarded.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Scott Vernon.
John Rankin concedes a free kick for a foul on Willo Flood.
Corner taken by Niall McGinn.
Peter Pawlett takes a shot. Radoslaw Cierzniak parries the effort to safety.
Mark Wilson is given a yellow card.
Unfair challenge on Willo Flood by Mark Wilson results in a free kick.
Corner taken by Ryan Gauld.
Ryan Gauld crosses the ball.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Niall McGinn.
Gavin Gunning makes a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Michael Hector.
Stuart Armstrong challenges Michael Hector unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Mackay-Steven by Peter Pawlett.
John Rankin restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Willo Flood on Paul Paton, free kick awarded.
Willo Flood goes into the referee's book.
Foul by Willo Flood on Gary Mackay-Steven, free kick awarded.
Free kick crossed by Ryan Jack.
Andrew Robertson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Hector.
Corner taken by Barry Robson.
Jamie Langfield takes the free kick.
Michael Hector takes the free kick.
Paul Paton concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Pawlett.
Jonny Hayes sends in a cross.
Willo Flood takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Willo Flood by John Rankin.
John Rankin challenges Barry Robson unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Header at goal by Scott Vernon misses left of the target.
Michael Hector produces a cross.
The game gets underway.
United without suspended duo
Dundee United have a double suspension to contend with ahead of the New Year's Day clash with Aberdeen.
Defenders Keith Watson and Calum Butcher are both banned following red cards against St Mirren and St Johnstone respectively and will miss the Scottish Premiership fixture at Tannadice.
Boss Jackie McNamara also has concerns over Ryan Gauld (groin) after he missed the 3-0 defeat to the Perth Saints, while Stuart Armstrong and Gary-Mackay-Steven are still nursing the knocks which meant they started the McDiarmid clash on the bench.
Defender John Souttar has issued an ominous warning to their Premiership rivals by claiming the Terrors have yet to hit top form.
The Tannadice men blasted 22 goals during a sensational six-game winning streak that was only halted by a surprise 4-1 drubbing by St Mirren on Boxing Day.
They were then humbled 3-0 by St Johnstone on Sunday as boss Jackie McNamara made eight changes to his fatigued side.
But Souttar has promised that, under the guidance of McNamara, the likes of Gauld, Andrew Robertson and Stuart have still to hit top gear.
He said: "The last two games have been disappointing but I just want to move on and get back to Tannadice where we have played a lot of good stuff this year.
"The gaffer believes in all of his players and I can tell you we have got a lot more to come. I don't think we have been properly at our best in any game this season yet - I mean top form.
"We played well against Motherwell when we beat them 4-0 but I think we can do even better."
Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes watched his side overcome Ross County 1-0, then revealed striker Calvin Zola was an injury concern.
Scott Vernon has been preferred in attack for the Dons in recent weeks, although he missed a penalty in Sunday's game, which was settled by Nicky Low's second-minute free-kick.
McInnes remains hopeful Zola will be fit, but the injury may affect the manager's plans for Wednesday's match.
He said: "Calvin over-stretched his knee in training (on Saturday). He should be fit for United, but that's why he missed out (against Ross County)."
Should Zola not recover, Vernon and Josh Magennis are the other options for the main striker's berth against United, but it is defence that McInnes will be focusing on in January.
He said: "It's got to be the priority now, with Reading's decision on Michael Hector (he will return to the Royals in January when his six-month loan deal expires), Andy Considine tearing his calf and Clark Robertson still some way away. That's not to say that we won't be looking elsewhere, but we are short and we're just about getting away with it just now.
"There's a few options out there, but we'll assess our options. Clubs are reluctant to give out good players in January, and it's a good player we'll need to improve things."
© 2004 - 2014 football.co.uk