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  • Date:12 Mar 2014
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Tannadice Park
  • Attendance:6,720
Goal!

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The referee signals the end of the game.

93:44 +3.44

Free kick taken by Keith Watson.

93:33 +3.33

Stevie May challenges Gavin Gunning unfairly and gives away a free kick.

91:52 +1.52

Nadir Ciftci takes the free kick.

91:37 +1.37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Anderson on Brian Graham.

90:57 +0.57

Stevie May is caught offside.

90:17 +0.17

Patrick Cregg on for Gary Miller.

89:07

Alan Mannus restarts play with the free kick.

89:00

Foul by Andrew Robertson on Lee Croft, free kick awarded.

88:26

Stevie May takes a shot and missed to the right of the target.

87:26

Gavin Gunning takes the free kick.

87:20

Unfair challenge on Gavin Gunning by Stevie May results in a free kick.

84:19

(Dundee Utd) makes a substitution, with Brian Graham coming on for Sean Dillon.

83:26

Nadir Ciftci takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.

82:13

Lee Croft joins the action as a substitute, replacing Michael O'Halloran.

81:37

Free kick taken by John Rankin.

81:27

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Miller on Nadir Ciftci.

79:35

James Dunne goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

79:28

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Dunne on Ryan Gauld.

76:11

Chris Millar goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

75:39

Ryan Gauld takes a shot and cleared the net.

73:37

Nadir Ciftci is shown a yellow card.

72:45

Corner taken by David Wotherspoon.

70:46

Shot by James Dunne went wide right of the post.

69:53

Unfair challenge on Michael O'Halloran by John Rankin results in a free kick.

69:20

Free kick taken by Alan Mannus.

69:14

Foul by Ryan Gauld on Michael O'Halloran, free kick awarded.

67:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Mackay on Gary Mackay-Steven.

65:30

(Dundee Utd) makes a substitution, with Ryan Gauld coming on for Ryan Dow.

65:18

Farid El Alagui on for Stuart Armstrong.

64:06

Corner taken by Ryan Dow from the left by-line.

60:06

Ryan Dow concedes a free kick for a foul on James Dunne.

59:48

Stevie May takes the free kick.

59:37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stevie May by Sean Dillon.

58:47

David Mackay takes the free kick.

58:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nadir Ciftci on David Mackay.

54:48

Corner taken by David Wotherspoon from the left by-line.

52:30

The ball is swung over by Andrew Robertson.

51:29

Gary McDonald challenges Paul Paton unfairly and gives away a free kick.

51:07

Free kick taken by Alan Mannus.

50:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stevie May by Sean Dillon.

50:10

Clearance made by Gary McDonald.

50:01

Corner taken by Gary Mackay-Steven from the right by-line.

49:06

Andrew Robertson delivers the ball.

47:34

Stevie May scores a right footed goal. Dundee Utd 0-1 St Johnstone.

46:42

The ball is crossed by Paul Paton.

The referee blows the whistle to start the second half.

40:44

Tim Clancy crosses the ball in from the free kick.

The first half comes to an end.

40:29

Nadir Ciftci gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tim Clancy.

40:00

David Wotherspoon sends in a cross.

36:44

Paul Paton takes the free kick.

36:10

Sean Dillon takes the free kick.

36:04

Stevie May challenges Gavin Gunning unfairly and gives away a free kick.

34:04

Free kick crossed by David Wotherspoon.

33:52

Stevie May fouled by Paul Paton, the ref awards a free kick.

33:13

David Wotherspoon takes the free kick.

32:50

Foul by Ryan Dow on James Dunne, free kick awarded.

32:26

Centre by David Mackay.

31:30

Header by Nadir Ciftci misses to the right of the target.

29:29

Corner taken by Gary Mackay-Steven from the right by-line.

27:24

Sean Dillon takes the free kick.

27:19

Chris Millar challenges Ryan Dow unfairly and gives away a free kick.

26:39

Nadir Ciftci takes a shot.

25:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stevie May on Sean Dillon.

24:56

Free kick taken by Andrew Robertson.

24:26

Unfair challenge on Andrew Robertson by Stevie May results in a free kick.

23:22

Corner taken by Ryan Dow.

22:38

Gary Mackay-Steven takes a shot.

21:06

Gary Miller fouled by Stuart Armstrong, the ref awards a free kick.

20:47

Tim Clancy is brought on as a substitute for Brian Easton.

19:20

Free kick taken by Alan Mannus.

18:46

The referee penalises Nadir Ciftci for handball.

17:57

Radoslaw Cierzniak restarts play with the free kick.

17:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary McDonald on Paul Paton.

16:50

Free kick taken by Gavin Gunning.

16:45

Stevie May gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Robertson.

15:44

John Rankin restarts play with the free kick.

15:30

Unfair challenge on Paul Paton by Gary McDonald results in a free kick.

14:56

Free kick taken by Brian Easton.

14:31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stevie May by Sean Dillon.

12:16

Paul Paton restarts play with the free kick.

12:06

Stevie May is caught offside.

11:38

Stuart Armstrong gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Millar.

10:39

David Wotherspoon crosses the ball in from the free kick.

10:24

Free kick awarded for a foul by John Rankin on Gary McDonald.

9:31

Radoslaw Cierzniak takes the free kick.

8:58

Unfair challenge on Keith Watson by Michael O'Halloran results in a free kick.

7:51

The ball is sent over by Michael O'Halloran.

6:18

Corner taken by David Wotherspoon from the right by-line.

5:51

Stevie May has an effort at goal.

4:47

Shot by Chris Millar missed to the right of the target.

3:20

Radoslaw Cierzniak restarts play with the free kick.

3:11

Stevie May concedes a free kick for a foul on Sean Dillon.

0:32

David Mackay takes the free kick.

0:28

Nadir Ciftci concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Anderson.

The match has kicked off.

Match Preview

United taking it one game at a time Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara insists his side will not get carried away with their recent run of fine form ahead of Wednesday night's Scottish Premiership clash with St Johnstone at Tannadice. The Tayside club are on a roll with five straight wins under their belts and have a Scottish Cup semi-final to look forward to after beating Inverness 5-0 in last Sunday's quarter-final tie. Their next test comes in the form of Tommy Wright's Saints and McNamara knows his side will not get ahead of themselves. McNamara said: "We'll just be treating this game as we do any other one. "We're on a good run right now but won't be taking anything for granted. "Even when we were on that good run before Christmas we didn't get too high and that will be the same this time. We won't be looking too far ahead between now and the end of the season. "It's just one game at a time as far as we're concerned and giving St Johnstone our full focus is what we'll be doing." United face either Rangers or Albion Rovers in the cup semi-final but McNamara maintains they will not let their attention turn towards that last-four tie until nearer the time. He said: "We can think of that when the time comes. "But in the meantime, we're thinking of the league and trying to keep things going. "It's great to be in the semi-final of the cup and it's all credit to the players. But we have a very tough league match on Wednesday night which will get our full attention. "St Johnstone are never easy opponents and we know it will be a very tough 90 minutes," added McNamara, who nevertheless is optimistic about his side's chances. He said: "The lads can go into it confident as we believe we can beat anyone on our day. We have to stick to doing what we're good at and hopefully get another positive result. "It's nice when things are going well and you want to continue that for as long as possible." Meanwhile, United teenager Ryan Gauld could be back in the squad after missing out through injury in recent weeks. Gauld has been laid low by a hip problem but is back in contention for the first team. Defender John Souttar is still out with an Achilles injury, while on-loan Newcastle defender Curtis Good is out for around four to six weeks with a hip strain he picked up while playing against Ecuador in a friendly last week. Tommy Wright has told his St Johnstone players to forget the prospect of cup glory to continue in their quest for a top-six finish. The Perth club were drawn on Sunday to face Aberdeen in the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-finals next month. Saints were beaten 4-0 by the Dons in the Scottish League Cup semi-final at Tynecastle at the end of January and inevitably there will be talk of revenge in the coming week as the McDiarmid Park side get another chance to win the first major trophy in the club's history. However, Wright is focused only on remaining in the top half of the table. His side are in sixth place, nine points behind Inverness, who have played a game less, and two points ahead of Hibernian, who have played a game more. "No matter who came out of the hat it would have been a tough draw and we just have to deal with that when it comes around," the Northern Irishman told Press Association Sport. "But I haven't given it much thought other than we can do better against Aberdeen. "Our focus is on the league and that is all I will concentrate on until that comes around. "We must cement that top-six place and it is getting tough. "So we just cannot have any thoughts about the cup. Our only focus is league games and trying to get in the top-six. "One or two wins for us will make a big difference. We have to try to pick up as many points as possible at this stage of the season. "The next game is the most important one. Hopefully we will go to Dundee United and get something." Saints lost 4-0 at Tannadice last August before beating United 3-0 at McDiarmid Park in December. However, Wright is aware that Jackie McNamara's side, sitting in fourth place, are back on form, unbeaten in six games and full of confidence after qualifying for the William Hill Scottish Cup semis on Sunday with a 5-0 thrashing of Inverness at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium. He said: "It is going to be a difficult game but we know if we go about it in the right manner we can get a result."

Formation:4231Manager: Jackie McNamara

Dundee Utd

Formation: 4231Manager: Tommy Wright

St Johnstone

  • Radoslaw Cierzniak
  • Keith Watson
  • Sean Dillon
  • Gavin Gunning
  • Andrew Robertson
  • Paul Paton
  • John Rankin
  • Stuart Armstrong
  • Ryan Dow
  • Gary Mackay-Steven
  • Nadir Ciftci
  • SUBS
  • Brian Graham
  • Mark Wilson
  • Ryan Gauld
  • John Souttar
  • Marc McCallum
  • Morgaro Gomis
  • Farid El Alagui

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Match Report

Form Guide

    DLDWWW
  • Dundee Utd
  • VS
  • St Johnstone
  • DWLLWL

Last Meetings

  • St Johnstone
  • 3 - 0
  • Dundee Utd
  • 29/12/2013
  • Dundee Utd
  • 4 - 0
  • St Johnstone
  • 24/08/2013
  • Dundee Utd
  • 0 - 1
  • St Johnstone
  • 04/05/2013
  • St Johnstone
  • 1 - 1
  • Dundee Utd
  • 01/04/2013
  • Dundee Utd
  • 1 - 1
  • St Johnstone
  • 26/12/2012
  • St Johnstone
  • 0 - 0
  • Dundee Utd
  • 01/09/2012

Top Scorers

Dundee Utd

  • G Mackay-Steven 6
  • N Ciftci 6
  • S Armstrong 6
  • R Gauld 5
  • B Graham 3
  • K Watson 3
  • G Gunning 3
  • A Robertson 3
  • J Rankin 2
  • F El Alagui 2
  • P Paton 1
  • R Dow 1
  • C Good 1
  • J Souttar 1

St Johnstone

  • S May 12
  • S MacLean 6
  • N Hasselbaink 5
  • D Mackay 2
  • G Miller 1
  • D Wotherspoon 1
  • M Davidson 1

Goals

Dundee Utd

    • Total goals 81
    • Goals per game 49
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 8 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

St Johnstone

    • Total goals 66
    • Goals per game 34
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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