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Andy Webster gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Mackay-Steven. Andy Webster goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Willo Flood takes the direct free kick.
Suso Santana has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Foul by Arvydas Novikovas on Paul Dixon, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Dusan Pernis.
John Rankin produces a left-footed shot from just inside the area and strikes the post.
Unfair challenge on Paul Dixon by Stephen Elliott results in a free kick. Dusan Pernis restarts play with the free kick.
Arvydas Novikovas gets on the score sheet with a goal from just inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Dundee Utd 2-2 Hearts.
(Dundee Utd) makes a substitution, with Richie Ryan coming on for Johnny Russell.
Andrew Driver leaves the field to be replaced by Arvydas Novikovas.
Shot from 12 yards from David Templeton.
Inswinging corner taken by Willo Flood from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Stephen Elliott.
Unfair challenge on Robbie Neilson by Suso Santana results in a free kick. Suso Santana is given a yellow card. Sean Dillon takes the free kick.
Willo Flood takes a outswinging corner to the near post.
Foul by Suso Santana on Paul Dixon, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Paul Dixon.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Daniel Grainger, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Andy Webster misses to the right of the target.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Daniel Grainger, clearance made by Scott Robertson.
David Templeton comes on in place of Ryan McGowan.
Jon Daly concedes a free kick for a foul on Marius Zaliukas. Free kick taken by Jamie MacDonald.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Stephen Elliott. Dusan Pernis restarts play with the free kick.
Handball by Rudi Skacel. Dusan Pernis restarts play with the free kick.
Ian Black takes a outswinging corner.
Foul by John Rankin on Ian Black, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Daniel Grainger.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Willo Flood, Gary Mackay-Steven fires in a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Dundee Utd 2-1 Hearts.Assist on the goal came from Willo Flood.
Ian Black challenges Johnny Russell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Robbie Neilson takes the direct free kick.
Rudi Skacel takes a shot. Save made by Dusan Pernis.
Ian Black decides to take the corner short.
Outswinging corner taken by Daniel Grainger, clearance made by Scott Robertson.
Suso Santana gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Rankin. Willo Flood takes the free kick.
Jon Daly gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daniel Grainger. Direct free kick taken by Jamie MacDonald.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Ian Black, Header from deep inside the area by Marius Zaliukas goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Unfair challenge on Suso Santana by John Rankin results in a free kick. Strike comes in from Daniel Grainger from the free kick, Dusan Pernis makes a brilliant save.
The referee blows for offside against Johnny Russell. Jamie MacDonald takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robbie Neilson by Suso Santana. Free kick taken by Dusan Pernis.
John Rankin has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.
Foul by Garry Kenneth on Stephen Elliott, free kick awarded. Garry Kenneth is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Andy Webster.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Rudi Skacel. Sean Dillon takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Sean Dillon by Stephen Elliott results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Dusan Pernis.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marius Zaliukas by Jon Daly. Direct free kick taken by Jamie MacDonald.
Gary Mackay-Steven fouled by Suso Santana, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul Dixon.
Darren Barr takes a shot from 35 yards and missed to the left of the target.
Andrew Driver challenges Paul Dixon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Willo Flood takes the free kick.
Rudi Skacel finds the back of the net with a headed goal from deep inside the penalty box. Dundee Utd 1-1 Hearts.
Willo Flood scores a goal. Dundee Utd 1-0 Hearts.The assist for the goal came from Johnny Russell.
Unfair challenge on Willo Flood by Marius Zaliukas results in a free kick. Marius Zaliukas is cautioned. Strike on goal comes in from Paul Dixon from the free kick.
Stephen Elliott is brought on as a substitute for Craig Beattie.
Rudi Skacel is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Dusan Pernis.
Paul Dixon takes a shot from a long way out which goes wide of the right-hand post.
Craig Beattie is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Darren Barr shown a yellow card. Dusan Pernis takes the direct free kick.
Paul Dixon concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Beattie. Ian Black restarts play with the free kick.
Jon Daly is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Andy Webster.
Free kick awarded for a foul by John Rankin on Suso Santana. Jamie MacDonald takes the direct free kick.
The official flags Rudi Skacel offside. Dusan Pernis takes the indirect free kick.
Corner taken by Daniel Grainger from the left by-line, clearance by Robbie Neilson.
Andrew Driver takes a shot. Blocked by Robbie Neilson.
The ball is crossed by Willo Flood, Johnny Russell takes a shot. Save made by Jamie MacDonald.
Inswinging corner taken by Daniel Grainger from the left by-line, clearance by Gary Mackay-Steven.
Craig Beattie takes a shot. Clearance by Garry Kenneth.
Darren Barr concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Robertson. The ball is crossed by Willo Flood, Jon Daly takes a shot. Jamie MacDonald makes a comfortable save.
Unfair challenge on Johnny Russell by Andy Webster results in a free kick. Paul Dixon delivers the ball, Header by Sean Dillon from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
Scott Robertson sends in a cross.
Daniel Grainger challenges Johnny Russell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Robbie Neilson.
Unfair challenge on Andy Webster by Jon Daly results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Andy Webster.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Daniel Grainger, Ryan McGowan has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the target.
Houston wary of Beattie
Dundee United manager Peter Houston has warned his European hopefuls to beware of Hearts striker Craig Beattie in Saturday's Clydesdale Bank Premier League match at Tannadice.
The former Celtic, West Brom and Swansea forward has found a new lease of life since signing a short-term deal for the Edinburgh club in February.
The 28-year-old helped clinch their place in the William Hill Scottish Cup final by scoring a late winner from the penalty spot against Celtic to make him a fans' favourite at Tynecastle.
Beattie could spearhead the Hearts attack when they visit Tayside for the lunchtime SPL meeting with Houston fully aware of the threat posed by the seven-times-capped Scotland forward.
Houston said: "Beattie has been a revelation since singing for Hearts.
"I've always rated him highly. Hearts have done well to get him fit and he's looking the part again.
"When you look at the level he's played at there's no doubt he's a quality player so we'll obviously have to watch him.
"As well as Beattie, they've got attack-minded players like Rudi Skacel, Stephen Elliott and Andrew Driver in their ranks.
"With that in mind, it's going to be an extremely difficult game for us and one where we'll need to be at our best to get the victory."
A win for United would see them go above third-placed Motherwell on goal difference before the Steelmen host St Johnstone later in the day as the race for that coveted third spot and Champions League qualification hots up.
The Tangerines have earned the bragging rights in all three previous outings but Houston doesn't see that having any influence over this encounter.
He said: "It's fair to say that Hearts could have won every one of those games this season.
"They've all been extremely close with just the odd goal deciding two of them so I'd expect this one to be along the same lines.
"We're just taking one game at a time and not really thinking too far ahead in terms of what a win might mean.
"Right after we beat St Johnstone last weekend our thoughts turned immediately to Hearts and how we can go about hopefully getting another three points."
Midfielder Jason Holt is set to return to the scene of his Hearts debut after a glowing endorsement of his talent from manager Paulo Sergio.
The 19-year-old made his debut as a substitute on the final day of the last Clydesdale Bank Premier League season at Tannadice and Sergio had nothing but praise for Holt, who scored on his first start for Hearts, a 2-1 loss at St Johnstone last month.
Sergio said: "He had his opportunity, he played very well, he scored a goal, which caught the attention of everybody.
"He has a lot of quality but we shouldn't rush, because I believe we have a great talent there.
"He has time. He should wait for his moment and he knows.
"He's humble, a hard worker with fantastic technical ability. Different class. He's a kid that can go far in this profession."
With Hearts seeking to climb from sixth place in the SPL standings and in the William Hill Scottish Cup final against Hibernian on May 19, Holt may have to wait for another chance.
Sergio added: "We are playing very, very important games and it's not the kids that should take responsibility at this moment."
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