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Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gavin Gunning by John Sutton. Direct free kick taken by Gavin Gunning.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Scott Robinson, Ryan McGowan has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.
Andrew Driver produces a cross, Gavin Gunning makes a clearance.
Corner taken by Scott Robinson, save made by Radoslaw Cierzniak.
Corner taken by Scott Robinson from the right by-line, Marius Zaliukas takes a shot. Save by Radoslaw Cierzniak.
Foul by Willo Flood on Arvydas Novikovas, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Stevenson.
Mehdi Taouil goes off and Dylan McGowan comes on.
Effort from deep inside the area by John Sutton misses to the left of the target.
John Sutton replaces Callum Paterson.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Ryan Gauld. Jamie MacDonald takes the free kick.
Ryan Stevenson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Gauld. Free kick crossed right-footed by Willo Flood from left channel, Callum Paterson manages to make a clearance.
Foul by Mehdi Taouil on John Rankin, free kick awarded. Willo Flood delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance made by Marius Zaliukas.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Stuart Armstrong. (Hearts) makes a substitution, with Andrew Driver coming on for Dale Carrick. Free kick taken by Jamie MacDonald.
Callum Paterson challenges Sean Dillon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Radoslaw Cierzniak restarts play with the free kick.
Callum Paterson challenges Brian McLean unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gavin Gunning restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Willo Flood by Scott Robinson. Scott Robinson is booked. Free kick taken by Willo Flood.
Mehdi Taouil goes into the book.
Goal scored by Callum Paterson from just inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Dundee Utd 0-3 Hearts.
Daniel Grainger gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Willo Flood. Michael Gardyne leaves the field to be replaced by Jon Daly. Ryan Gauld on for Ryan Dow. Willo Flood crosses the ball in from the free kick, Unfair challenge on Marius Zaliukas by Gavin Gunning results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Jamie MacDonald.
A cross is delivered by Brian McLean, save made by Jamie MacDonald.
Willo Flood fouled by Mehdi Taouil, the ref awards a free kick. The ball is delivered by John Rankin, Headed effort from inside the area by Keith Watson misses to the right of the target.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Willo Flood on Callum Paterson. Direct free kick taken by Ryan McGowan.
Stuart Armstrong challenges Daniel Grainger unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jamie MacDonald.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Mehdi Taouil on Johnny Russell. John Rankin restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ryan Dow from the left by-line, Brian McLean takes a shot.
Unfair challenge on Sean Dillon by Callum Paterson results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gavin Gunning.
Stuart Armstrong takes a shot. Save by Jamie MacDonald.
Keith Watson crosses the ball.
Stuart Armstrong has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Willo Flood, Stuart Armstrong takes a shot. Save made by Jamie MacDonald.
Corner taken by Willo Flood, clearance made by Darren Barr.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Dow by Ryan McGowan. Willo Flood delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Marius Zaliukas manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Arvydas Novikovas on Keith Watson. Radoslaw Cierzniak takes the free kick.
Johnny Russell is caught offside. Jamie MacDonald restarts play with the free kick.
The offside flag is raised against Ryan Dow. Jamie MacDonald takes the indirect free kick.
Unfair challenge on Gavin Gunning by Callum Paterson results in a free kick. Radoslaw Cierzniak takes the indirect free kick.
Shot from deep inside the area by Brian McLean clears the crossbar.
Willo Flood takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Darren Barr makes a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Ryan Stevenson by Willo Flood results in a free kick. Daniel Grainger crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, clearance made by Johnny Russell.
Foul by John Rankin on Arvydas Novikovas, free kick awarded. Daniel Grainger crosses the ball in from the free kick.
The referee blows for offside against Michael Gardyne. Jamie MacDonald restarts play with the free kick.
Arvydas Novikovas fires in a goal from outside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Dundee Utd 0-2 Hearts.
Callum Paterson fires in a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Dundee Utd 0-1 Hearts.The assist for the goal came from Daniel Grainger.
Daniel Grainger concedes a free kick for a foul on John Rankin. Free kick taken by Keith Watson.
Foul by Darren Barr on Radoslaw Cierzniak, free kick awarded. Radoslaw Cierzniak takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Scott Robinson from the right by-line, Radoslaw Cierzniak makes a save.
Scott Robinson takes a shot. Radoslaw Cierzniak makes a save.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Daniel Grainger on Michael Gardyne. Willo Flood sends in a cross, Gavin Gunning has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the goal.
Outswinging corner taken by Scott Robinson from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Brian McLean.
Dale Carrick takes a shot. Blocked by Gavin Gunning.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Arvydas Novikovas by Keith Watson. Free kick taken by Daniel Grainger.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Dow by Ryan McGowan. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Willo Flood from left channel, clearance made by Ryan McGowan.
Corner taken right-footed by Willo Flood to the near post, clearance by Daniel Grainger.
Stuart Armstrong produces a cross, Ryan McGowan makes a clearance.
Short corner taken by Willo Flood.
The ball is delivered by Willo Flood, Johnny Russell takes a shot. Save by Jamie MacDonald.
Ryan Dow is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Jamie MacDonald takes the indirect free kick.
The ball is swung over by Keith Watson, Darren Barr makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Willo Flood by Darren Barr. Shot comes in from Willo Flood from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Mehdi Taouil on Stuart Armstrong. Sean Dillon restarts play with the free kick.
Houston wary of Hearts threat
Peter Houston has told Dundee United to ignore Hearts' sluggish start to the Clydesdale Bank Premier League season ahead of their visit to Tannadice.
The United manager firmly expects John McGlynn's side to pick things up and show why many observers were tipping them to challenge for second place in the absence of Rangers before the campaign got under way.
Hearts currently sit ninth with just one league win to their credit but Houston is refusing to believe the Scottish Cup holders have become a bad team overnight.
Houston said: "Hearts are still a good side. It's still very much early days with regards to league positions so you can't look too much into anything at this stage.
"John McGlynn has got some very good players to chose from even though they've let go some of the bigger name players.
"We know this will be a very difficult match. It's never easy coming up against any Hearts team.
"That's always been the case in recent seasons and it's not something that is about to change.
"We're going to have to be at our best to get the result we're looking for and anything we get will be hard earned for sure."
Houston has nothing but admiration for opposite number McGlynn, who he knows from their time together at Tynecastle.
The Tangerines boss was assistant while McGlynn was youth coach in Gorgie so knows he will bring his team to Tayside fully focused for the job in hand.
Houston, whose side were held to a goalless draw by Ross County last weekend, said: "John is a very professional guy. He works ever so hard at anything he does and we know his Hearts team will be very well organised and hard to beat.
"John is working on limited resources but that won't bother him at all.
"Because of circumstances he's having to go with younger players but that is what he's good at.
"In saying that, I still expect to come up against a good Hearts team.
"They have as good a back four as anywhere in the SPL.
"And when you look elsewhere in their team they still have a lot of quality which can hurt teams.
"We're under no illusions about the task we face but it's up to us to try and reach our own high standards and get back to winning ways.
"It was a tough match against Ross County last Friday but I think Hearts will come here and give it a go which might suit us a bit better on the day."
Manager John McGlynn is bullish at the prospect of his Hearts side overcoming the spectre of delayed wages by winning at Dundee United for the first time in more than three years.
McGlynn was one of two members of staff and six players who received their monthly salaries late this week as the issue resurfaced following four significant delays last season.
The former Raith boss takes his side to Tannadice seeking an on-field improvement following five Clydesdale Bank Premier League matches without a win.
Hearts have lost five and drawn one of their last six meetings with United, their last win coming in February 2011, while the Edinburgh club's most recent triumph at Tannadice was the 1-0 win two years earlier.
"It's a privilege to be the manager of Hearts Football Club, even under these circumstances," said McGlynn, who was appointed as successor to Scottish Cup-winning boss Paulo Sergio.
"I'm still very, very optimistic and enjoying the job, frustrated because I feel we deserve more points than we have.
"But that's not unusual in football. You get these runs when you don't get the run of the ball and it turns. We're hoping it will turn on Saturday.
"There's no better time to go up there and break that record.
"I've not been involved in the last three years, I've been involved in this one.
"I still believe we're playing well; I still have loads of belief in the players that we have here."
Hearts began the campaign with a 2-0 win over St Johnstone, before successive draws against Hibernian, Inverness and Aberdeen and two straight defeats, against Dundee and St Mirren.
McGlynn added: "We've shot ourselves in the foot in a couple of games. Inverness, Dundee were games when we should've picked up more points.
"Last week (at St Mirren), we played good football, passed the ball well and created chances. We just need that ball to go in the back of the net and get on a run."
McGlynn is likely to have to improve results without influential defender Andy Webster.
The Scotland international, who captained Dundee United to Scottish Cup victory in 2010, is "extremely doubtful" with a back/hip injury.
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