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Danni Sanchez is brought on as a substitute for Eric Odhiambo. Unfair challenge on Scott Robertson by Russell Duncan results in a free kick. Barry Douglas takes the direct free kick.
Prince Buaben takes a shot from a just insdie the box and hits the post. Short corner worked by Barry Douglas.
Shane Sutherland joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jonathan Hayes.
Garry Kenneth gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Adam Rooney. Adam Rooney scores a placed penalty. Dundee Utd 0-4 Inverness CT.
Barry Douglas gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Eric Odhiambo. Kevin McCann restarts play with the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken by Barry Douglas from the left by-line played to the near post, Kevin McCann makes a clearance.
Lee Cox fouled by David Goodwillie, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Esson.
David Goodwillie takes a shot. Grant Munro gets a block in.
Effort from outside the penalty area by Adam Rooney goes wide left of the target.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Grant Munro on Jon Daly. Shot comes in from Barry Douglas from the free kick. Sean Dillon has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the target.
Paul Dixon goes off and Danny Cadamarteri comes on. Craig Conway leaves the field to be replaced by Barry Douglas.
Jonathan Hayes takes the inswinging corner, Unfair challenge on Paul Dixon by Lee Cox results in a free kick. Dusan Pernis takes the direct free kick.
Outswinging corner taken by Jonathan Hayes, Craig Conway makes a clearance.
Russell Duncan fires in a goal from outside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Dundee Utd 0-3 Inverness CT.Assist by Kevin McCann.
Adam Rooney scores a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Dundee Utd 0-2 Inverness CT.Assist on the goal came from Eric Odhiambo.
Scott Robertson fouled by Lee Cox, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott Robertson.
Jonathan Hayes has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
Handball decision goes against Jonathan Hayes. Paul Dixon restarts play with the free kick. David Proctor challenges Prince Buaben unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Paul Dixon from right channel, save by Ryan Esson.
Foul by David Goodwillie on Kenny Gillet, free kick awarded. Grant Munro takes the direct free kick.
Prince Buaben takes a outswinging corner.
Craig Conway fouled by Nicholas Ross, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Paul Dixon, clearance by David Proctor. Outswinging corner taken by Craig Conway from the right by-line, clearance by Russell Duncan.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Craig Conway.
Eric Odhiambo takes a shot. Save by Dusan Pernis.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Morgaro Gomis on Nicholas Ross. Free kick crossed left-footed by Jonathan Hayes from left channel.
Kevin McCann fires in a goal from a long way out to the top right corner of the goal. Dundee Utd 0-1 Inverness CT.
Outswinging corner taken by Jonathan Hayes from the right by-line, clearance by Scott Robertson.
Scott Robertson takes a shot. Blocked by Russell Duncan.
Russell Duncan takes a shot. Scott Robertson gets a block in.
Adam Rooney takes a shot. Save by Dusan Pernis. Inswinging corner taken by Jonathan Hayes, clearance by Garry Kenneth.
Jonathan Hayes concedes a free kick for a foul on Morgaro Gomis. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Craig Conway from left wing.
Inswinging corner taken by Craig Conway.
Corner taken right-footed by Craig Conway, clearance by Kevin McCann.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Craig Conway. Free kick taken by Ryan Esson.
Keith Watson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Eric Odhiambo. Jonathan Hayes crosses the ball in from the free kick.
David Goodwillie fouled by Russell Duncan, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Craig Conway, save by Ryan Esson.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Craig Conway played to the near post, clearance by Lee Cox.
Corner taken by Craig Conway from the right by-line, Scott Robertson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Grant Munro. Ryan Esson takes the direct free kick.
Adam Rooney has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses left.
The official flags Craig Conway offside. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Esson.
The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.
The match has reached half-time.
The second half kicks off.
The match has reached full-time.
Swanson doubtful for United
Dundee United manager Peter Houston must decide whether to risk Danny Swanson for the Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash with Inverness.
The midfielder missed Thursday's Europa League defeat by AEK Athens after failing to recover in time following Achilles trouble but he could return on Sunday.
Striker Francisco Sandaza will miss the match as he bids to win a move to Swansea.
Dundee United legend Maurice Malpas is confident Inverness can heap more misery on his old club.
The Inverness assistant manager, who made more than 600 appearances for United over a glorious 19-year spell, watched his former team lose 1-0 to AEK Athens.
And he believes Caley Thistle can also come away from Tannadice with a result if they play as they did in the first half of their Premier League opener against Celtic.
Inverness were over-run in the second half of their 1-0 defeat but they created several good openings in the first period and dominated the early exchanges.
"Dundee United are a good team but if we can play in the same manner we did in the first half against Celtic, and create the same kind of chances, then we'll be okay," Malpas said.
"The level is slightly down from Celtic but we've got to make sure we're pushing our performances up the way.
"We will go there and make it difficult for United because, if they go a goal in front, they are very rarely beaten because they've got big strong lads and just sit in and defend.
"It's all about what we do, how we play, how we turn up and it's the only thing I've got an influence on.
"If we turn up with the right attitude, nice and bright, play with a smile on our faces, and hopefully have the bigger smile at the end of the game by winning it."
Eric Odhiambo is also making a return to Tannadice, having played on loan with United from Leicester two seasons ago.
And Malpas believes the Inverness forward can have a major impact on proceedings.
"Eric's an exciting player and makes people sit up and take notice of him when he's playing well," Terry Butcher's number two said.
"But sometimes fans are too quick to criticise him if he isn't sparkling. He's the type of player who needs to be in about the action and playing games."
Inverness new boy Gil Blumenshtein will miss out. The 19-year-old only lasted 17 minutes on his SPL debut against Celtic after
tearing a calf muscle and will be out for about four weeks.
Club captain Richie Foran is still out with a knee injury and defender Chris Innes serves the final match of a two-game ban.
Inverness boss Butcher has backed his team to bounce back from their disappointing second-half performance against Celtic ahead of their first away trip of the season.
The Highlanders impressed in the early stages of their opening 1-0 defeat but failed to get going in the second 45 minutes as Paddy McCourt's solo effort gave Celtic a victory that should have been more convincing given the number of chances the visitors created.
Scottish Cup holders Dundee United are next up for Inverness but Butcher is confident his men can get their league campaign off and running at Tannadice on Sunday.
"The lads didn't really enjoy the second half against Celtic last week but certainly enjoyed the first 45 and it's given us something to build on for this week and the season," the former Rangers and England captain said.
"We're up against teams now who have finished second and third last season so it's a fantastic test for us and we want to do well.
"We've got to play these kinds of teams at some stage of the season so may as well face them early on.
"But playing against top clubs makes you raise your game, as was the case last weekend, but we've had a look at the Celtic game and sat down to discuss what we did well and what we didn't and put what we do want into practice.
"We went to the city of Dundee last season but this time it's different and we're back in the big time on the other side of the road so it's exciting."
Thistle in stunning romp
Inverness Caledonian Thistle picked up their first win since returning to Scotland's top flight with a stunning 4-0 rout of Dundee United at Tannadice.
Kevin McCann, the right-back on loan from Hibernian, broke the deadlock with a terrific strike from distance 11 minutes before the break.
Adam Rooney coolly slotted home the second after 51 minutes before Russell Duncan added a spectacular third with an audacious half-volley three minutes later.
Rooney rounded off the scoring with a penalty after 82 minutes as United's Europa League exertions against AEK Athens appeared to have caught up with them.
The hosts kept faith with the same starting XI that lost 1-0 to AEK on Thursday with midfielder Danny Swanson again missing out with an Achilles injury, while former Caley defender Darren Dods had to be content with a place on the United bench.
Thistle boss Terry Butcher, without injured captain Richie Foran, made one change from the side that lost to Celtic last weekend with David Proctor stepping in to replace right-back Ross Tokely.
The visitors made a lively start but Eric Odhiambo, who had an unsuccessful stint on loan at Dundee United back in 2008, saw his low drive comfortably gathered by Dusan Pernis before Rooney rifled a shot past the post after seven minutes.
United created their first opening after 11 minutes when Morgaro Gomis found David Goodwillie with an intelligent pass but the young attacker blasted high and wide.
Prince Buaben created a yard of space for himself on the edge of the area with a neat turn to dart away from Russell Duncan, but the Ghanaian's powerful shot deflected off Grant Munro for a fruitless corner.
United almost broke the deadlock after 27 minutes when skipper Jon Daly was only inches away from connecting with an enticing Craig Conway corner.
At the other end, Rooney twisted Garry Kenneth inside and out but Slovakian stopper Pernis was equal to his left-footed shot.
Inverness were growing in confidence as the half wore on and opened the scoring in spectacular fashion after 34 minutes.
A Jonny Hayes corner was headed clear as far as McCann, who unleashed an unstoppable drive from all of 30 yards that gave Pernis no chance.
Caley were claiming for a penalty within two minutes of the restart when Hayes fell under pressure from Paul Dixon in the box but the United left-back looked to have won the ball first.
Hayes should have doubled his side's lead soon after when he was released by Rooney but the winger dragged his shot wide.
But the inevitable second came after 51 minutes when Odhiambo easily turned Kenneth before teeing up Rooney who slotted home from the edge of the area.
And the noisy travelling support were treated to a sensational third three minutes later when Duncan pulled off an audacious first-time shot from a McCann throw-in which sailed over Pernis and into the top corner.
The visitors had the chance to score a fourth with eight minutes remaining when Rooney was clumsily brought down in the area by Kenneth.
The Irishman dusted himself down before slamming the ball past Pernis with many of the home support deciding they had seen enough and heading for the exit.
Buaben was unfortunate not to add a consolation goal for United in the closing stages when his neat volley rebounded back off the post.
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