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A cross is delivered by Paul Dixon, Header by Stuart Armstrong from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
Scott Robertson grabs a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Dundee Utd 4-0 Kilmarnock.Assist on the goal came from Milos Lacny.
Milos Lacny fouled by Mohamadou Sissoko, the ref awards a free kick. Booking for Mohamadou Sissoko. Free kick taken by Willo Flood.
Richie Ryan is brought on as a substitute for Gary Mackay-Steven.
Dieter Van Tornhout gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Rankin. Stuart Armstrong replaces Johnny Russell. Shot comes in from John Rankin from the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Garry Hay, Johnny Russell makes a clearance.
Gary Mackay-Steven takes a shot. Cameron Bell makes a save.
Johnny Russell has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.
(Dundee Utd) makes a substitution, with Milos Lacny coming on for Jon Daly.
Johnny Russell fouled by Mohamadou Sissoko, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Paul Dixon, clearance made by Mohamadou Sissoko.
James Dayton on for Dean Shiels.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Dieter Van Tornhout. Dean Shiels goes into the book for dissent. Dusan Pernis restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Garry Hay from the left by-line, Michael Nelson takes a shot. Save made by Dusan Pernis.
Paul Heffernan goes off and Matthew Kennedy comes on.
John Rankin finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Dundee Utd 3-0 Kilmarnock.
Outswinging corner taken by Willo Flood, save made by Cameron Bell.
John Rankin has a drilled shot. Save by Cameron Bell.
Paul Dixon has an effort at goal from just outside the area that bounces off the post.
The ball is crossed by Lewis Toshney, Dieter Van Tornhout takes a shot. Comfortable save by Dusan Pernis.
Johnny Russell is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Garry Hay.
Centre by Johnny Russell, clearance by Ben Gordon.
The ball is sent over by Jon Daly, Michael Nelson makes a clearance.
Ben Gordon crosses the ball.
Outswinging corner taken by Willo Flood, save by Cameron Bell.
Paul Dixon produces a cross, save made by Cameron Bell.
Dieter Van Tornhout comes on in place of Lee Johnson.
Paul Dixon finds the net with a goal from a long way out to the top right corner of the goal. Dundee Utd 2-0 Kilmarnock.The assist for the goal came from John Rankin.
Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Mackay-Steven by Liam Kelly. Red card for Liam Kelly. Placed penalty scored by Jon Daly. Dundee Utd 1-0 Kilmarnock.Gary Mackay-Steven provided the assist for the goal.
Long range shot from Paul Dixon misses to the left of the target.
Gary Mackay-Steven takes a shot. Mohamadou Sissoko gets a block in.
The ball is crossed by John Rankin, Lewis Toshney gets a block in.
Johnny Russell takes a shot. Cameron Bell makes a save.
Shot from just outside the box by Johnny Russell goes over the bar.
The ball is crossed by Garry Hay.
Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Johnny Russell misses to the left of the goal.
John Rankin takes a shot. Save made by Cameron Bell.
Willo Flood takes a outswinging corner.
John Rankin takes a shot. Save by Cameron Bell.
Jon Daly has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
Gary Mackay-Steven sends in a cross, Mohamadou Sissoko makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Kelly by Scott Robertson. Free kick taken by Ben Gordon.
Scott Robertson concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Johnson. Liam Kelly takes the direct free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Willo Flood. Cameron Bell takes the indirect free kick.
Gary Mackay-Steven takes a shot. Liam Kelly gets a block in. Willo Flood takes the outswinging corner, Ben Gordon manages to make a clearance.
Dean Shiels crosses the ball, Liam Kelly produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
Foul by Robbie Neilson on Ben Gordon, free kick awarded. Robbie Neilson booked. Dean Shiels restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Paul Dixon, Effort from inside the six-yard box by Johnny Russell goes wide left of the target.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Johnson on Jon Daly. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Paul Dixon, save made by Cameron Bell.
Johnny Russell has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.
A cross is delivered by Gary Mackay-Steven, clearance by Ben Gordon.
Mohamadou Sissoko concedes a free kick for a foul on Jon Daly. Gavin Gunning restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is delivered by Willo Flood, Johnny Russell produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.
Gary Mackay-Steven gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Garry Hay. Cross/shot by Garry Hay, save made by Dusan Pernis.
The ball is crossed by Paul Dixon.
Robbie Neilson sends in a cross, Mohamadou Sissoko manages to make a clearance.
Johnny Russell takes a shot. Save by Cameron Bell.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Kelly on Johnny Russell. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Scott Robertson from left channel, clearance made by Lee Johnson.
Lewis Toshney goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
The ball is swung over by Gary Mackay-Steven, clearance made by Ben Gordon.
Corner taken by Dean Shiels from the left by-line.
Inswinging corner taken by Dean Shiels, clearance made by Willo Flood.
Garry Hay challenges Robbie Neilson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Robbie Neilson takes the free kick.
Centre by Johnny Russell.
Scott Robertson delivers the ball, Strike by Jon Daly from inside the six-yard box clear the bar.
Centre by Lewis Toshney.
Jon Daly is ruled offside. Garry Hay takes the indirect free kick.
A cross is delivered by Paul Dixon.
Kenneth and Swanson unlikely to figure
Dundee United have no fresh injury worries for the visit of Kilmarnock in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League.
However, defender Garry Kenneth remains doubtful with a groin strain, while Danny Swanson is unlikely to make the Tannadice contest after having sugar injections in his troublesome knee.
Scotland Under-21 call-ups Gary Mackay-Steven, Stuart Armstrong and Johnny Russell are all expected to play but long-term crocks Scott Severin (knee) and Felipe Mentel (knee) are out.
United fought out a drab goalless draw with St Mirren last weekend but boss Peter Houston predicts a much livelier encounter against Killie.
Kenny Shiels' side come into the contest on the back of a win over Rangers at Ibrox, so Houston knows they will be brimming with confidence.
"It wasn't the best of games at the weekend. The pitch wasn't great but I hate making excuses," he said.
"We just needed a wee bit more quality but I was still pleased with the boys' work-rate and we will need that again against Killie.
"They are coming into the game on the back of a very good result at Ibrox so will be full of confidence.
"I spoke to Kenny Shiels when I met him at Easter Road on Sunday.
"He was very happy with his team's performance in beating Rangers at the weekend.
"We have always had good games with Killie in the past.
"This will also be tough as they are an attack-minded side who like to get the ball down and play.
"Kenny has done an excellent job. He has come in and developed things a bit in his own way.
"It will be tough but we are really looking forward to it."
Lewis Toshney is doubtful for Kilmarnock.
The right-back is struggling with a calf strain ahead of the clash at Tannadice.
Striker Dieter van Tornhout is set to return from suspension after sitting out Saturday's win over Rangers.
Shiels believes his side must now build on the win at Ibrox.
He said: "In the two games prior to the Rangers game, we drew with Dunfermline and Hearts in two games that we did enough to win.
"We had good energy about us and we are playing well and I feel we have substantiated that now and we are in a position to go to Dundee United with more confidence.
"It's a tough game, we are aware of that, and we will have to be bang on our game to get something from it.
"It's better for us to take points off Dundee United than to take points off Rangers because Rangers are in a different league to us in terms of being uncatchable.
"This is a game where it would be fantastic for us to get something from."
Top six for Terrors
Dundee United moved into the top-six of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League with a crushing 4-0 victory over Kilmarnock.
Jon Daly netted from the penalty spot 10 minutes into the second half, after Liam Kelly was dismissed for a last-man challenge on Gary Mackay-Steven.
Paul Dixon blasted in a superb 30-yard effort to double the hosts' lead and John Rankin then slammed home their third after 70 minutes.
With six minutes remaining Scott Robertson capped an excellent display by firing beyond Cammy Bell to add gloss to a superb evening for the Tannadice side.
Daly passed up a glorious opportunity to open the scoring with the first chance of the game after five minutes.
Johnny Russell combined with Robertson who slipped the ball inside to the striker, but his effort sailed well over.
Michael Nelson had to be alert to deal with Rankin's cross as the home side pushed for an opener and Kilmarnock responded by forcing two corners at the other end.
Lewis Toshney infuriated the home support with a late lunge on Paul Dixon and referee Craig Thomson brandished a yellow card after initially allowing play to go on.
Bell comfortably gathered from Russell after the Kilmarnock defence failed to deal with Robbie Neilson's long throw just after the 20-minute mark and the winger then fizzed an effort wide five minutes later.
Russell continued to be the heart of every United attack and he should have done better when he met Dixon's cross at the front post after 30 minutes.
The home side almost took the lead in controversial fashion as Rankin's free-kick, which was intended to be sportingly returned to Bell, looped just over the bar.
Kelly headed over as Kilmarnock created their first chance of the first half, however it was their opponents that continued to look the more likely.
He was then involved at the other end as he diverted Mackay-Steven's shot out for a corner and Daly blazed over on the stroke of half time when a pass to Russell was perhaps a better option.
United made a lightning fast start to the second half and Bell produced a wonderful stop to deny Rankin in the opening minute.
The former Hibernian midfielder came close again from the resulting corner as he forced Bell to push away his fizzing strike from the edge of the area and Robertson could not quite adjust himself to head home the rebound.
Russell was next to work Bell and the Scotland international did well to block at the winger's feet after good work by Flood on 50 minutes.
United were handed the perfect opportunity to open the score five minutes later when Thomson pointed to the spot after Kelly upended Mackay-Steven inside the area after he latched on to Daly's flick-on.
Kelly also received his marching orders after Thomson deemed that the defender was the last man.
Daly stepped up to take the resulting kick and despite diving the right way, the keeper could not keep the ball out.
The home side doubled their advantage just before the hour mark when Dixon's stunning long-range drive left Bell with no chance.
Dixon struck the base of the post as United looked to put the game beyond the reach of their opponents and they eventually stretched their lead to three with 20 minutes remaining.
Bell's punch from Flood's corner broke to John Rankin and the midfielder slammed the ball high into the net.
Nelson failed to trouble Dusan Pernis with a close-range header as the visitors tested the United keeper for the first time in the match.
It was the hosts who continued to threaten to add to their tally though and Mackay-Steven should have done better when he found himself clean through on goal.
With his side cruising, Peter Houston also made full use of his substitutes and Stuart Armstrong, Richie Ryan and Milos Lacny were all given opportunities.
Armstrong was involved in the lead-up to United's fourth goal, chipping a sublime through-pass to Robertson and he made no mistake in firing low beyond Bell.
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