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James Vincent manages to make a clearance.
The referee ends the match.
Morgaro Gomis challenges Greg Tansey unfairly and gives away a free kick.
The offside flag is raised against Ryan Dow.
Mark Wilson fouled by Ryan Christie, the ref awards a free kick.
Free kick taken by Andrew Robertson.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Mackay-Steven by David Raven.
Morgaro Gomis comes on in place of Stuart Armstrong.
Nick Ross joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ross Draper.
A cross is delivered by Andrew Robertson.
Liam Polworth slots the ball right footed into the goal. Dundee Utd 2-1 Inverness CT.Assist on the goal came from Ross Draper.
Strike comes in from Graeme Shinnie from the free kick which clears the crossbar.
(Inverness CT) makes a substitution, with Ryan Christie coming on for Marley Watkins.
John Rankin concedes a free kick for a foul on Ross Draper.
Nadir Ciftci goes off and Brian Graham comes on.
Ryan Dow grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Dundee Utd 2-0 Inverness CT.
Liam Polworth takes the free kick.
John Rankin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Vincent.
Gary Warren manages to make a clearance.
Gary Mackay-Steven replaces Ryan Gauld.
Graeme Shinnie crosses the ball.
Centre by David Raven.
Nadir Ciftci takes a shot. Dean Brill blocks the ball.
Richie Foran leaves the field to be replaced by Liam Polworth.
Shot comes in from Nadir Ciftci from the free kick which clears the target.
David Raven receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
David Raven gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Rankin.
David Raven restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Warren by Nadir Ciftci.
Centre by John Rankin.
Nadir Ciftci restarts play with the free kick.
David Raven crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Paul Paton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marley Watkins.
Clearance made by Richie Foran.
Corner taken by Mark Wilson from the left by-line.
Andrew Robertson takes a shot. Gary Warren gets a block in.
Josh Meekings manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Stuart Armstrong on David Raven.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Greg Tansey on Paul Paton.
Dean Brill takes the free kick.
Shot by Greg Tansey. Radoslaw Cierzniak makes a block.
Ryan Gauld scores a left footed goal. Dundee Utd 1-0 Inverness CT.Assist by Andrew Robertson.
Billy McKay takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.
The referee starts the second half.
The referee blows for half time.
Ross Draper has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.
Graeme Shinnie restarts play with the free kick.
Ross Draper fouled by Ryan Dow, the ref awards a free kick.
Clearance made by Gary Warren.
Free kick taken by Dean Brill.
Nadir Ciftci concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Warren.
Andrew Robertson restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Ryan Gauld by Gary Warren results in a free kick.
Free kick taken by Mark Wilson.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Gauld by Marley Watkins.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Nadir Ciftci on Josh Meekings.
David Raven makes a clearance.
Greg Tansey crosses the ball.
The ball is swung over by Paul Paton.
Mark Wilson restarts play with the free kick.
Ryan Gauld fouled by Ross Draper, the ref awards a free kick.
Marley Watkins is caught offside.
Sean Dillon makes a clearance.
Ryan Dow has an effort at goal. Dean Brill makes a block.
Graeme Shinnie produces a cross.
Stuart Armstrong takes a shot and cleared the bar.
Free kick taken by Gary Warren.
Unfair challenge on Marley Watkins by Ryan Gauld results in a free kick.
Ryan Gauld has an effort at goal. Dean Brill parries the effort to safety.
Billy McKay takes the chance to get an effort at goal.
The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.
McNamara wants assertive approach
Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara has called on his players to assert their positive style of play when Inverness visit Tannadice on Wednesday night.
United thrashed Caley Thistle 5-0 in the William Hill Scottish Cup quarter-finals earlier this month during a rich vein of form for McNamara's side.
The Tayside club can move four points behind third-placed Motherwell in the Scottish Premiership, but their visitors are looking to leapfrog them.
McNamara said: "That's seven out of eight we've won and naturally we want to keep that going.
"We know what the players are capable of and we know we can match the best teams on our day.
"It's a good time to be hitting a bit of form and hopefully we can keep it going until the end of the season. They are all big games at this stage of the season.
"That's what you would rather have as a player rather than the other way about.
"It's about preparing as well as possible and giving yourself the best chance to get the three points.
"It's our home game and we want to assert ourselves and play in the manner which we know suits us best."
The cup thrashing is fresh in the memory of the visitors but they had two players sent off that day after gifting United two cheap goals and then a penalty before half-time.
McNamara does not feel that game will have any bearing on the league encounter.
"I don't think they will come here any more motivated," the former Celtic captain said.
"They are a good side and John Hughes will have them trying to win as they would any other match. That side of it will never change.
"We know we will have to play well to get the victory we're looking for.
"Inverness have some dangerous players who we'll need to watch but, at the end of the day, we'll be focusing on ourselves.
"Both teams have plenty to play for so it should be a good, open match."
Inverness full-back Carl Tremarco is suspended for the clash.
Tremarco sits out one game after picking up his sixth Scottish Premiership booking of the season earlier this month.
Winger Aaron Doran missed Saturday's home win over Partick Thistle with a hamstring injury and could be absent again.
Meanwhile, defender Gary Warren believes Inverness can still secure a top-three finish.
Caley Thistle go into their meeting with United nine points adrift of third-placed Motherwell, but they have a game in hand and host the Lanarkshire side next week.
Warren is focused on breaking into the top trio after missing out on a Europa League place on the final day of last season.
United won 5-0 on their most recent visit to the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium this season, but Warren is more interested in climbing above McNamara's side than avenging that Scottish Cup defeat.
"I don't think it will be a reaction, I think it will be more a case of trying to improve and be the best you can be, and striving to finish as high as we can," the centre-back said.
"That means everyone has to be at the top of their games.
"It's important we finish the season well. We finished fourth last season and we want to go one better than that.
"We have got a side that's more than capable of finishing in the top three but that's if we apply ourselves and everyone is at their very best."
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