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John Rankin takes the free kick.
Frazer Wright concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Gauld.
Corner taken by Ryan Gauld from the left by-line.
David Mackay delivers the ball.
David Wotherspoon takes the free kick.
Foul by John Rankin on Stevie May, free kick awarded.
Nadir Ciftci takes a shot. A parry by Steve Banks prevents the goal.
Corner taken by David Wotherspoon.
(Dundee Utd) makes a substitution, with Chris Erskine coming on for David Goodwillie.
Corner taken by Ryan Gauld.
Stuart Armstrong leaves the field to be replaced by Ryan Gauld.
Ryan Dow goes off and Nadir Ciftci comes on.
Header at goal by Steven MacLean goes over the frame of the goal.
The ball is delivered by Gwion Edwards.
Gwion Edwards is brought on as a substitute for Nigel Hasselbaink.
Corner taken by Ryan Dow from the right by-line.
Tom Scobbie takes the free kick.
Paul Paton concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary McDonald.
Shot by John Rankin cleared the target.
Gary McDonald concedes a free kick for a foul on John Rankin.
David Wotherspoon restarts play with the free kick.
Paul Paton concedes a free kick for a foul on David Wotherspoon.
Clearance by David Wotherspoon.
Paul Paton sends in a cross.
Gary McDonald is brought on as a substitute for Murray Davidson.
Stevie May produces a cross.
Chris Millar restarts play with the free kick.
Gary Mackay-Steven goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Mackay-Steven on Murray Davidson.
Chris Millar shown a yellow card.
Chris Millar gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Robertson.
Stuart Armstrong scores with their right foot. Dundee Utd 4-0 St Johnstone.Assist by Gary Mackay-Steven.
Murray Davidson crosses the ball.
Nigel Hasselbaink takes a shot. Radoslaw Cierzniak parries the ball away.
Ryan Dow takes a strike on goal from the free kick which goes harmlessly over the bar.
Chris Millar challenges Ryan Dow unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Shot by David Goodwillie missed to the right of the target.
(St Johnstone) makes a substitution, with Chris Millar coming on for Patrick Cregg.
Free kick taken by Radoslaw Cierzniak.
Free kick taken by Steve Banks.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Ryan Dow.
Keith Watson restarts play with the free kick.
Patrick Cregg gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Mackay-Steven.
Free kick taken by Stevie May.
Gary Mackay-Steven scores with a left foot finish. Dundee Utd 3-0 St Johnstone.Assist by Andrew Robertson.
Tom Scobbie crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Clearance made by Frazer Wright.
Corner taken by Ryan Dow.
David Goodwillie has an effort at goal. Steve Banks parries the effort to safety.
David Wotherspoon crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Foul by Andrew Robertson on David Mackay, free kick awarded.
David Goodwillie scores. Dundee Utd 2-0 St Johnstone.Keith Watson provided the assist for the goal.
Ryan Dow crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Patrick Cregg concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Mackay-Steven.
Steve Banks takes the free kick.
Murray Davidson fouled by Andrew Robertson, the ref awards a free kick.
Corner from the left by-line taken by David Wotherspoon.
David Mackay takes the free kick.
Paul Paton makes a clearance.
Corner taken by David Wotherspoon from the left by-line.
Steve Banks restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick taken by Paul Paton.
Unfair challenge on Paul Paton by Murray Davidson results in a free kick.
Centre by Nigel Hasselbaink.
Header by Stevie May goes over the bar.
Shot by Paul Paton missed to the left of goal.
Keith Watson scores with their left foot. Dundee Utd 1-0 St Johnstone.Assist by John Rankin.
McNamara calls for courage
Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara has urged his side to be brave when St Johnstone visit Tannadice in the Scottish Premiership match.
The Tayside club lost their last home league encounter to Inverness a fortnight ago, which led to McNamara admitting they needed to show their mettle more in front of their home supporters.
Now they have a chance to make amends as Tommy Wright's in-form St Johnstone visit them this weekend and McNamara wants to see his own team take responsibility from the first whistle.
McNamara said: "We'll be looking to do better than we did against Inverness, both in terms of the performance and the result.
"What was most disappointing that day was the manner of our defeat when we weren't brave enough on the ball.
"That's something we'd like to change and if we can get the ball down and play we know we can cause other teams problems.
"That's what we're all about. We're not about trying to win second balls.
"We need to knock the ball around and give ourselves a chance of doing what we're good at."
McNamara knows their Tayside rivals have made an impressive start to the new campaign.
But he's challenged his own players to focus on their own game and try to end their home hoodoo.
He said: "Saints have looked good so far this season.
"They showed that when they did well in Europe only to go out in unfortunate circumstances.
"But as always we'll be concentrating on our own jobs.
"From the back right through to up front, we have to be confident in ourselves.
"We played much better at Easter Road last week and although we only got a draw, the signs were more encouraging.
"We have to take that into this weekend's game and hopefully get the three points and start making Tannadice a harder place for teams to come to."
Defender Gavin Gunning is suspended for the Tangerines following his sending-off against Hibs last Saturday.
But new signing Mark Wilson is set to be included in the squad after he signed a short-term deal earlier this week.
Murray Davidson has set his sights on repeating the form that put Ross County to the sword after refusing to let St Johnstone's season be defined by their European exit.
Saints have been quick to bounce back from their Europa League penalty shoot-out defeat by FC Minsk by earning a hard-fought point at Kilmarnock and then thrashing Ross County 4-0.
There was real disappointment at McDiarmid Park after St Johnstone missed a number of chances following their win in Belarus as they failed to build on their surprise win over Rosenborg.
But they have put that behind them and travel to Tannadice still unbeaten in the Scottish Premiership.
Midfielder Davidson said: "Obviously we went out of Europe but the boys can take a lot of positives from that and seven points out of nine in the league. It's up to us to build on that start.
"It was good that we had to play Kilmarnock on the Sunday because there was no time to dwell on the European defeat.
"We had to make a lot of changes with the game going to extra-time. That looks like a good point now looking back.
"We made a few changes again on Saturday and put in a very good team performance to beat a team who had a very good season.
"There was no time to dwell on it and it's out the system now. All the focus is on Dundee United."
Gary McDonald returns to the Saints squad after recovering from a head knock.
And both Davidson and Frazer Wright have shaken off knocks to declare themselves fit.
Goalkeeper Alan Mannus (shoulder) remains out while midfielder David Robertson has started training with the Under-20s after recovering from his broken leg.
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