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David Silva sends in a cross, Dusan Pernis makes a save.
David Silva crosses the ball, clearance by Paul Dixon.
David Silva takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Liam Kelly, clearance made by Garry Kenneth.
Corner taken left-footed by James Dayton, John Rankin makes a clearance.
Liam Kelly gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Willo Flood. Free kick taken by Willo Flood.
Shot by James Dayton from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.
Long range shot by James Fowler goes wide right of the net.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Liam Kelly, Zdenek Kroca takes a shot. Garry Kenneth gets a block in.
Short corner taken by James Dayton from the left by-line.
Garry Kenneth takes a shot from a long way out clearing the bar.
Corner taken right-footed by James Dayton, clearance made by Keith Watson.
Corner taken left-footed by John Rankin, Garry Kenneth takes a shot. Save made by Cameron Bell.
Shot from just outside the area by Daniel Swanson goes over the bar.
David Silva takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.
Willo Flood delivers the ball, clearance made by Garry Hay.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Willo Flood played to the near post.
Garry Hay replaces Rory McKeown. Manuel Pascali concedes a free kick for a foul on David Goodwillie. Willo Flood takes the direct free kick.
Daniel Swanson finds the net with a goal from just outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Dundee Utd 1-1 Kilmarnock.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jon Daly by Patrick Ada. Daniel Swanson fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Dixon on James Fowler. Cameron Bell restarts play with the free kick.
Shot by James Dayton from just outside the area goes over the net.
David Silva on for Gary Harkins.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Willo Flood played to the near post, Patrick Ada manages to make a clearance.
Outswinging corner taken by Willo Flood from the right by-line, Jon Daly takes a shot. Patrick Ada makes a clearance.
Corner from right by-line taken by Willo Flood.
(Dundee Utd) makes a substitution, with Gary Mackay-Steven coming on for Barry Douglas.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Barry Douglas, Manuel Pascali makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Harkins on Keith Watson. Free kick taken by Keith Watson.
Daniel Swanson is brought on as a substitute for Johnny Russell.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Willo Flood, clearance by Manuel Pascali.
Liam Kelly challenges Sean Dillon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Willo Flood.
Unfair challenge on Rory McKeown by Johnny Russell results in a free kick. Cameron Bell restarts play with the free kick.
Keith Watson receives a caution. Keith Watson concedes a free kick for a foul on Patrick Ada. Manuel Pascali restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Willo Flood.
James Dayton receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
Headed effort from inside the area by Jon Daly misses to the right of the target.
Goal scored by Rory McKeown from 35+ yards to the top left corner of the goal. Dundee Utd 0-1 Kilmarnock.
Outswinging corner taken by Liam Kelly, Barry Douglas manages to make a clearance.
Foul by Patrick Ada on David Goodwillie, free kick awarded. Barry Douglas crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, clearance by Zdenek Kroca.
Garry Kenneth is brought on as a substitute for Stuart Armstrong.
Corner taken by Willo Flood, Patrick Ada manages to make a clearance.
Johnny Russell has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.
Foul by Paul Dixon on James Dayton, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Manuel Pascali.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Willo Flood from the right by-line, clearance made by Patrick Ada.
Corner taken left-footed by Liam Kelly.
Corner from the left by-line taken by James Dayton, Gary Harkins takes a shot. Save by Dusan Pernis.
Willo Flood takes a short corner, clearance by Liam Kelly.
Gary Harkins takes a shot. Save made by Dusan Pernis.
Outswinging corner taken by Liam Kelly from the right by-line.
Gary Harkins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Willo Flood. The ball is crossed by Willo Flood, Headed effort from inside the area by Keith Watson misses to the left of the goal.
Corner taken by Willo Flood, clearance by Manuel Pascali.
The ball is swung over by Paul Dixon, Effort from inside the six-yard box by David Goodwillie goes wide right of the target.
James Dayton produces a right-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.
John Rankin challenges James Dayton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Liam Kelly takes the direct free kick.
Keith Watson challenges Gary Harkins unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Manuel Pascali.
Shot from outside the box by John Rankin misses to the left of the goal.
Inswinging corner taken by Willo Flood from the right by-line, Patrick Ada manages to make a clearance.
Foul by James Fowler on Barry Douglas, free kick awarded. Paul Dixon takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on James Dayton by John Rankin results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Liam Kelly.
Swanson strike ensures share of spoils
Dundee United substitute Danny Swanson denied Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels a first competitive win as the points were shared in a 1-1 draw in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League opener at Tannadice.
On their sun-drenched home pitch, United looked set to be undone by another wonder goal after Kilmarnock's summer signing Rory McKeown broke the deadlock a minute after half-time.
Peter Houston's team were knocked out of Europe on Thursday night after Sebastian Dudek of Slask Wroclaw curled home superbly from 25 yards - and left-back McKeown's effort was equally eye-catching from an even greater distance.
But Swanson ensured a share of the spoils with a sweet strike of his own 20 minutes from time.
United, who lost their Europa League second round qualifying tie on away goals to the Polish side, set out seeking to improve on last season's fourth-place league finish.
Garry Kenneth and Scott Severin dropped out from Houston's midweek team, with Barry Douglas and 19-year-old midfielder Stuart Armstrong brought in.
A much-changed Kilmarnock, now under the permanent charge of last term's caretaker boss Shiels and new assistant Jimmy Nicholl, started with five of their eight summer signings.
McKeown, Patrick Ada, Gary Harkins, Zdenek Kroca and Ben Hutchinson were all handed competitive debuts.
United made the more purposeful start, dominating possession as Kilmarnock struggled to find any kind of early rhythm.
Former Hibernian midfielder John Rankin registered the first effort for the hosts after eight minutes, trying his luck from long range on the half-volley but his strike flew just wide.
Rankin was soon involved again, cutting the ball back from the left, but David Goodwillie could not connect and team-mate Armstrong was unable to put sufficient power on a shot to overly trouble Cammy Bell.
It was 17 minutes before a serious threat came from the Ayrshire outfit and they almost profited.
Captain Manuel Pascali fed James Dayton in a central position and the former Crystal Palace youth-team player surged toward goal, leaving Paul Dixon in his wake, only to drag his angled shot inches wide.
Goodwillie should have put United ahead after 20 minutes. Dixon's inviting cross from the left landed at the feet of the in-demand striker six yards from goal, yet somehow he put the ball the wrong side of the post.
The Taysiders were showing no signs of a European hangover, with skipper Jon Daly next heading off-target from a Keith Watson flick-on.
As the game became stretched, Harkins brought a first save from Dusan Pernis as the Slovakian clutched his 22-yard effort.
Kilmarnock suddenly had their tails up and former Dundee midfielder Harkins had two close calls in quick succession.
First his close-range shot was blocked by Pernis from a Dayton corner, then - as the loose ball bobbled around - his follow-up effort was blocked on the line by his own player, Pascali.
Johnny Russell and Goodwillie combined at the other end a minute before half-time but Kroca was well placed to divert the latter's effort around the post.
The visitors stunned United by making the breakthrough in grand style after the re-start.
McKeown, the Northern Ireland Under-19 international released by Ipswich this summer, collected a loose ball from a Kilmarnock corner around 30 yards from goal and fiercely drove his shot past Pernis.
It was a wonderful strike, with the ball appearing to move in the air to outfox the United `keeper.
Daly nodded a Sean Dillon cross wide as Houston's charges sought an immediate reply, before Ada brilliantly challenged Goodwillie to deflect his chance wide for a corner.
Houston had made all three of his substitutions just after the hour mark as he sought to pile the pressure on the away defence.
Cameroon defender Ada next blocked a net-bound Daly header as the onslaught continued.
Dayton fired an angled shot wide as Kilmarnock made a rare foray forward, but the equaliser was only delayed until the 70th minute.
Swanson, who had only been on the field for 13 minutes after replacing Russell, initially struck a tame free-kick into the visitors' wall.
But the 24-year-old made no mistake with the rebound, driving low past Bell from 20 yards, before earning a booking for taking his shirt off during a gleeful celebration.
Ada was again well-placed to deflect yet another Goodwillie strike away from goal, before the dangerous Dayton once more tried his luck from an angle.
Two minutes into injury-time, Goodwillie - coveted by clubs in Scotland and England - was handed the perfect chance to further enhance his reputation.
Collecting a pass from Daly, the 22-year-old was clean through on goal but as he tried to go wide of Bell the `keeper clawed the ball from his feet.
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