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Gregory Tade gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gavin Gunning. Scott Robertson takes the direct free kick.
John Rankin challenges Andrew Shinnie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Greg Tansey has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Graeme Shinnie by Keanu Marsh-Brown. Ross Tokely takes the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Ross Tokely, Effort on goal by Andrew Shinnie from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Greg Tansey challenges Daniel Swanson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Willo Flood. Greg Tansey goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
Keanu Marsh-Brown concedes a free kick for a foul on Graeme Shinnie. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Andrew Shinnie from left wing, Dusan Pernis makes a save.
Keanu Marsh-Brown is brought on as a substitute for Lauri Dalla Valle.
David Proctor fouled by Lauri Dalla Valle, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Graeme Shinnie. Lauri Dalla Valle booked.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Rankin by David Davis. Willo Flood takes the indirect free kick.
Andrew Shinnie fouled by Lauri Dalla Valle, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan Esson takes the free kick.
Greg Tansey takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.
Jon Daly finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Dundee Utd 3-1 Inverness CT.The assist for the goal came from Paul Dixon.
Foul by Thomas Piermayr on Daniel Swanson, free kick awarded. Thomas Piermayr is cautioned. Jon Daly comes on in place of Ryan Dow. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Paul Dixon from left wing.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Graeme Shinnie by Lauri Dalla Valle. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Graeme Shinnie from left channel, Paul Dixon makes a clearance.
Short corner taken by Nick Ross from the right by-line.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Nick Ross.
Unfair challenge on Graeme Shinnie by Ryan Dow results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Graeme Shinnie.
Unfair challenge on Lauri Dalla Valle by David Proctor results in a free kick. Willo Flood takes the indirect free kick.
Ryan Dow fouled by Andrew Shinnie, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Willo Flood.
Shane Sutherland is brought on as a substitute for Richie Foran.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Daniel Swanson from the right by-line, save by Ryan Esson.
Outswinging corner taken by Daniel Swanson from the right by-line played to the near post, Corner taken right-footed by Daniel Swanson to the near post, clearance by Ross Tokely. Graeme Shinnie makes a clearance. Gavin Gunning takes a shot. Save by Ryan Esson.
Close range shot by Greg Tansey goes wide of the left-hand upright.
The ball is sent over by Nick Ross.
Daniel Swanson concedes a free kick for a foul on Graeme Shinnie. Free kick taken by Graeme Shinnie.
David Proctor is brought on as a substitute for Roman Golobart.
Gregory Tade is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Dusan Pernis.
Nick Ross takes a short corner. Corner from left by-line crossed in by Graeme Shinnie.
Daniel Swanson gets on the score sheet with a goal from deep inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Dundee Utd 2-1 Inverness CT.Assist by Paul Dixon.
Effort on goal by Daniel Swanson from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
A cross is delivered by Nick Ross, Garry Kenneth manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Daniel Swanson by Roman Golobart results in a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Daniel Swanson from the free kick, blocked by Ryan Esson.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Daniel Swanson, clearance made by Roman Golobart. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Daniel Swanson from the left by-line to the near post, Ross Tokely manages to make a clearance.
Andrew Shinnie challenges Daniel Swanson unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Paul Dixon.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gavin Gunning by Richie Foran. Free kick taken by Dusan Pernis.
Unfair challenge on Richie Foran by Garry Kenneth results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Graeme Shinnie.
Scott Robertson concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Shinnie. Andrew Shinnie takes the free kick.
David Davis has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
David Davis takes a shot. Blocked by Dusan Pernis. Corner taken short by Nick Ross.
Daniel Swanson takes a corner. Inswinging corner taken by Daniel Swanson from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Ross Tokely.
A goal is scored by Nick Ross from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Dundee Utd 1-1 Inverness CT.The assist for the goal came from Andrew Shinnie.
Unfair challenge on Willo Flood by Greg Tansey results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Garry Kenneth.
Lauri Dalla Valle scores a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Dundee Utd 1-0 Inverness CT.Assist by Scott Robertson.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Daniel Swanson by Gregory Tade. Willo Flood takes the free kick.
The offside flag is raised against Ryan Dow. Ryan Esson restarts play with the free kick.
Gregory Tade takes a shot. Save by Dusan Pernis.
John Rankin handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Esson.
Ryan Dow takes a shot. Blocked by Roman Golobart.
Daly returns for United
Dundee United will welcome Jon Daly back into their squad for the visit of Inverness.
The striker had been ruled out for a month with a knee ligament injury but has returned ahead of schedule.
And he is likely to go straight back in as a replacement for Johnny Russell, who is banned following his red card against Rangers last weekend.
Boss Peter Houston has heaped praise on striker Jon Daly for coming back early.
He said: "The fact Jon is not 100% but he's desperate to play tells you everything about him. He's the club captain and he's always leading from the front.
"Jon is a big character in the dressing-room and a great example to the young players we have here. I know they all look up to him and he leads by example.
"Jon has had a hard time with injuries over the years but as soon as he's been able he's always wanted to get straight back in.
"He's a physical striker, he doesn't hold back. He puts his head in where it hurts and if it does hurt he doesn't moan about it - he just gets back up to go again.
"I just love the attitude he's got. Having him back this weekend, because Johnny Russell is suspended, is a major bonus for the team.
"And with such a young side we need all the experienced players we can get."
Defender Sean Dillon is also likely to miss out with a calf injury, while Scott Severin remains on the sidelines with a broken leg.
David Proctor comes back into contention following a hamstring injury.
Josh Meekings and Lee Cox are running again after injury but are unlikely to make the Tannadice squad.
Chris Hogg, Owain Tudur Jones (both knee), Jonny Hayes and Aaron Doran (both shoulder) are definitely out.
Dalla Valle inspires United win
Lauri Dalla Valle set Dundee United on the way to their first home win of the season as they worked hard to see off Inverness Caledonian Thistle 3-1.
A first goal in United colours for the 20-year-old on-loan Fulham striker arrived against the run of play in the 13th minute.
Nick Ross equalised for Inverness in the 16th minute, but a mistake by Roman Golobart allowed Danny Swanson to restore the hosts' lead just before half-time.
United made sure of the triumph in the 71st minute, with Jon Daly coming off the bench to score his fourth goal of the campaign.
United manager Peter Houston had resisted the temptation to throw captain Daly straight back into his starting line-up following his rapid return from a knee ligament injury.
Fellow forward Johnny Russell was suspended following his dismissal in the 1-0 defeat to Rangers, while Sean Dillon joined Scott Severin on the casualty list.
For Caley Thistle, David Proctor won himself a place on the bench after recovering from a hamstring problem.
Inverness, however, were still missing six players - Josh Meekings, Chris Hogg, Lee Cox, Owain Tudur Jones, Aaron Doran and Jonny Hayes - through injury.
The visitors were looking for their first Clydesdale Bank Premier League victory on the road since overcoming Hamilton 2-1 on the final day of last season, and they started positively at Tannadice.
Gregory Tade forced Dusan Pernis into a save at his near post before Andrew Shinnie's close-range header from the Frenchman's cross narrowly went the wrong side of the post.
Inverness were undone by a slick passing move from United.
Willo Flood found Scott Robertson 25 yards from goal and he in turn slipped in Dalla Valle, who from an acute angle fired low past Ryan Esson.
United's lead, however, lasted only three minutes.
Shinnie was given far too much time and space inside the box and his low ball across the goal was converted by Nick Ross from less than two yards.
A powerful run from on-loan Wolves midfielder David Davis then had United's rearguard backtracking, but Pernis came to the rescue with a good block.
The home side had barely been seen as an attacking force, although Richie Foran was at full stretch to prevent Dalla Valle heading in.
Dalla Valle was proving to be a real handful for the visiting defence and Esson had to move quickly off his line to block the Finn's shot after he had met John Rankin's quick free-kick.
United finished the first half the better and Danny Swanson was a yard away from restoring their lead, but his shot from the angle of the box whistled by the upright.
Two minutes before the interval, a moment of hesitancy by Golobart gifted United back the advantage.
Attempting to deal with a high ball, he was caught in possession by Swanson, who calmly lobbed Esson from 14 yards.
It was to be Golobart's last contribution as he was replaced at half-time by Proctor.
The change failed to affect the momentum built up by United just before the break, however, and Rankin forced a fine save from Esson, who was also at full stretch moments later to keep out Gavin Gunning's shot from long range.
Shane Sutherland was introduced to the action in place of Foran as Caley Thistle attempted to muster an equaliser for a second time.
It so nearly arrived through Tade as he collected a fine pass from Davis, but Pernis stood firm at his near post to make the block.
United introduced Daly into the action and he made an immediate impact, his header from Paul Dixon's corner - the striker's first touch - giving the home side a two-goal cushion.
Inverness attempted to get themselves back into the game, but there were no further goals as United claimed all three points.
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