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Paul Dixon is brought on as a substitute for Daniel Swanson.
A goal is scored by David Goodwillie from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Dundee Utd 1-0 Hibernian.The assist for the goal came from Daniel Swanson.
Valdas Trakys replaces Daniel Galbraith.
Corner taken by Derek Riordan, save made by Dusan Pernis.
Scott Robertson fouled by Edwin De Graaf, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Barry Douglas.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Derek Riordan, Unfair challenge on Garry Kenneth by Souleymane Bamba results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Dusan Pernis.
Handball by John Rankin. Barry Douglas restarts play with the free kick.
Jon Daly goes off and Danny Cadamarteri comes on. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Souleymane Bamba by Jon Daly. Free kick taken by Michael Hart.
Daniel Swanson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Prince Buaben.
Outswinging corner taken by Barry Douglas, Jonathan Grounds makes a clearance.
John Rankin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Goodwillie. Barry Douglas takes the free kick.
Daniel Galbraith fouled by Prince Buaben, the ref awards a Penalty. Power penalty taken by John Rankin saved by Dusan Pernis. Dundee Utd 0-0 Hibernian.Outswinging corner taken left-footed by John Rankin from the left by-line, Dusan Pernis makes a save.
Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by John Rankin, clearance made by David Robertson.
Unfair challenge on Morgaro Gomis by Derek Riordan results in a free kick. Garry Kenneth takes the free kick.
Liam Miller concedes a free kick for a foul on Prince Buaben. Shot comes in from Barry Douglas from the free kick, save by Mark Brown.
Effort from deep inside the area by David Goodwillie clears the bar.
Daniel Galbraith is shown a yellow card. Unfair challenge on Barry Douglas by Daniel Galbraith results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Barry Douglas.
Barry Douglas is shown a yellow card. Edwin De Graaf fouled by Barry Douglas, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by John Rankin, clearance made by Scott Robertson.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Rankin by David Robertson. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Derek Riordan from right channel.
Foul by Liam Miller on David Goodwillie, free kick awarded. Barry Douglas delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel.
Corner taken short by Barry Douglas.
Unfair challenge on David Goodwillie by Liam Miller results in a free kick. The ball is delivered by Barry Douglas, Garry Kenneth produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.
David Goodwillie produces a cross, Jon Daly takes a shot. Save by Mark Brown.
Barry Douglas takes a shot. Save by Mark Brown.
Daniel Galbraith fouled by Barry Douglas, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Michael Hart.
Foul by Barry Douglas on Daniel Galbraith, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Derek Riordan, clearance made by Garry Kenneth.
Edwin De Graaf challenges Garry Kenneth unfairly and gives away a free kick. Garry Kenneth takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Lewis Stevenson by David Robertson results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Hanlon.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Goodwillie by Paul Hanlon. Barry Douglas takes the indirect free kick.
Liam Miller gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Goodwillie. Barry Douglas crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance by Michael Hart.
Long range effort by Garry Kenneth goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Miller by Scott Robertson. Mark Brown restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Souleymane Bamba on Jon Daly, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Barry Douglas.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by John Rankin, clearance made by Scott Robertson.
Corner taken by Barry Douglas, Jon Daly takes a shot. Clearance made by John Rankin.
David Goodwillie concedes a free kick for a foul on Souleymane Bamba. Mark Brown takes the indirect free kick.
Effort on goal by John Rankin from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.
Unfair challenge on Keith Watson by John Rankin results in a free kick. Dusan Pernis takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Derek Riordan by Morgaro Gomis results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Brown.
Daniel Galbraith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Robertson. Garry Kenneth takes the indirect free kick.
Morgaro Gomis challenges Daniel Galbraith unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Derek Riordan.
Corner taken right-footed by Derek Riordan.
Lewis Stevenson produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.
David Goodwillie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Souleymane Bamba. Free kick taken by Mark Brown.
The referee penalises David Goodwillie for handball. Free kick taken by Mark Brown.
The referee ends the match.
The game restarts for the second half.
The referee starts the match.
The whistle is blown to end the first half.
Danny buoys United
Midfielder Danny Swanson will return to the squad as Dundee United seek to end a run of three straight defeats in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash at home to Hibernian.
Swanson has made one four-minute appearance this season due to sciatica in his back, but he could come off the bench at Tannadice.
Craig Conway, Scott Severin, Darren Dods, and Mihael Kovacevic are all struggling to be fit as United seek to bounce back from defeat to Celtic and two successive losses to Motherwell.
Manager Peter Houston hopes to arrest the losing streak by encouraging his side to shoot.
"We need to score more goals from all areas of the park," said Houston.
"We've been working on finishing this week and a bit more shooting, more crossing - hopefully it will pay off."
Strikers David Goodwillie, with five, including in the last four SPL fixtures, and Jon Daly have contributed eight of United's 10 top-flight goals this season.
Morgaro Gomis netted against Hearts in August, while an own goal was scored in the Aberdeen meeting the following month.
"We can't just rely on Goodwillie and Daly to score all our goals," added Houston.
"I'm looking for when we get set plays, centre backs to chip in, I'm looking for midfield players from the edge of the box to shoot more, I'm looking for midfield players to get into the box.
"If you look at it Morgaro came on in the last 10 minutes against Hearts and scored a cracker from 30 yards.
"Scottie Robertson, Davie Robertson, Prince (Buaben) and Morgaro are all capable of scoring from that distance, so I feel they should do more shooting."
Colin Nish is not expected to recover from his ankle injury in time.
Striker Nish suffered the injury in scoring during last Saturday's 4-2 loss at Aberdeen in Colin Calderwood's first match in charge.
David Wotherspoon is rated 50-50 for the match at Tannadice, with Graham Stack (back), Darryl Duffy (metatarsal) and Merouane Zemmama (knee) still out.
Calderwood said: "If you're above Dundee United, you'll definitely be in the top six come the end of the season."
Goodwillie leaves it late
David Goodwillie netted an 87th-minute winner as Dundee United ended a run of three straight losses with a 1-0 Clydesdale Bank Premier League victory over hapless Hibernian.
Hibs forward John Rankin blocked Jon Daly's first-half diving header on the line but spurned the opportunity for further heroics as his 65th-minute penalty was saved by Dusan Pernis.
And Hibs' misery was compounded when Goodwillie latched on to a loose ball and visiting goalkeeper Mark Brown was caught in no-man's land as the United striker tucked in.
The result means Colin Calderwood now has two losses in two matches in charge of Hibs, who now have two wins from 13 games in all competitions this term ahead of next weekend's Edinburgh derby with Hearts.
United, meanwhile, ended a run of three straight defeats with a fortunate victory.
Hibs' last visit to Tannadice in May resulted in a 2-0 win and confirmed a fourth-placed finish and European qualification.
How different it is now after a poor start to the campaign which resulted in Calderwood succeeding John Hughes as boss.
The former Scotland defender oversaw the 4-2 loss at Aberdeen last week as Hibs lost four goals before replying late on.
United were eager to bounce back from three losses in succession - including two in four days this week to Motherwell - and their last home outing was the controversial 2-1 defeat to Celtic, the fallout of which continued until yesterday.
Lewis Stevenson thrashed a left-footed shot wide after six minutes before Paul Hanlon timed his tackle well at the other end after going to ground inside the penalty box to challenge David Goodwillie.
Rankin shot over for Hibs before United had the best opportunity of the half after 19 minutes.
Daly's diving header from Barry Douglas' corner hit Rankin on the line before being held by Hibs goalkeeper Mark Brown.
Derek Riordan shot wide before seeing an attempt held by Pernis.
Garry Kenneth, Daly and Gomis had opportunities before Riordan spurned Hibs' best chance of the opening period.
After strong work from Galbraith and Edwin de Graaf, the striker only lofted the ball into Pernis' arms as he tried to curl a right-footed effort into the top corner.
Riordan shot straight at Pernis again, but it was the hosts who finished the half the better with three chances in quick succession.
Douglas cracked a left-footed shot from the edge of the area straight at Brown, Goodwillie's turn and shot was cleared before Daly's header fell comfortably for the Hibs goalkeeper.
Douglas and Galbraith were booked for fouls on each other in quick succession early in the second period before Goodwillie shot into the side-netting when he should have done better after being played through by Daly's knock down.
Stevenson glanced a header wide for Hibs and Douglas shot a free-kick at Brown before the visitors were awarded a penalty when Buaben fouled Galbraith.
Rankin hit the resulting spot-kick left-footed, but Pernis pushed it away diving down to his left and the Hibs forward failed to connect with the rebound.
Hibs' misery was complete when Goodwillie pounced on a long ball.
Brown and his defence misjudged the bounce, allowing Goodwillie to knock the ball between the Hibs goalkeeper's legs and run through to make sure by prodding in.
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