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Willo Flood produces a cross, Lee Mair makes a clearance.
Foul by Garry Kenneth on Jon McShane, free kick awarded. Craig Samson restarts play with the free kick.
John Rankin delivers the ball, Marc McAusland makes a clearance.
Paul Dixon sends in a cross, blocked by Jim Goodwin. Outswinging corner taken by Willo Flood from the right by-line, clearance made by Jon McShane.
Paul Dixon sends in a cross, clearance made by Marc McAusland.
Booking for Paul Dixon for unsporting behaviour.
The ball is swung over by Paul Dixon, clearance by Jeroen Tesselaar.
The referee blows for offside against Johnny Russell. Craig Samson restarts play with the free kick.
Paul Dixon delivers the ball, Kenny McLean makes a clearance.
Jeroen Tesselaar takes a shot. Save made by Dusan Pernis.
A cross is delivered by Paul Dixon, Headed effort on goal by Jon Daly from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.
John Rankin produces a left-footed shot from long range that goes harmlessly over the bar. Kenny McLean replaces Steven Thompson.
Gary Mackay-Steven produces a cross, blocked by David van Zanten. Inswinging corner taken by Willo Flood, clearance made by Jon McShane. Inswinging corner taken by Willo Flood from the left by-line, save by Craig Samson.
Centre by Willo Flood, blocked by Steven Thomson. Short corner taken by Willo Flood from the right by-line. Keith Watson produces a cross, clearance made by Jim Goodwin.
Free kick awarded for a foul by John Rankin on Jon McShane. Jim Goodwin delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from own half, save made by Dusan Pernis.
Scott Allan delivers the ball.
Jon Daly delivers the ball, Shot from inside the area by Gary Mackay-Steven clears the bar.
The ball is sent over by Paul Dixon.
Darren McGregor leaves the field to be replaced by Marc McAusland.
Centre by Steven Thompson, clearance by Garry Kenneth.
The ball is crossed by Willo Flood. Shot on goal by Scott Allan from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
Steven Thompson challenges Garry Kenneth unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sean Dillon takes the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Gary Mackay-Steven, save made by Craig Samson.
Jon Daly grabs a goal from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. Dundee Utd 1-1 St Mirren.Scott Allan provided the assist for the goal.
Effort on goal by Johnny Russell from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal. Jon McShane on for Gary Teale.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul McGowan on Scott Robertson. The referee cautions Paul McGowan for unsporting behaviour. Gary Mackay-Steven comes on in place of Scott Robertson. Free kick taken by Sean Dillon.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Mair on Johnny Russell. Free kick taken by John Rankin.
Willo Flood sends in a cross, Header by Jon Daly from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
The ball is crossed by Keith Watson, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Jon Daly misses to the left of the goal.
Jon Daly takes a shot. Blocked by Jim Goodwin.
Willo Flood takes a shot. Clearance made by Darren McGregor.
Centre by Paul Dixon, clearance made by Lee Mair.
Keith Watson challenges Paul McGowan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jim Goodwin restarts play with the free kick.
Centre by Gary Teale, Sean Dillon manages to make a clearance.
Paul McGowan challenges Keith Watson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Willo Flood crosses the ball, Header by Jon Daly from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
Scott Allan takes a shot. Save by Craig Samson.
The ball is sent over by John Rankin, clearance by Jim Goodwin.
The ball is sent over by Steven Thompson.
The ball is delivered by Paul Dixon, Darren McGregor manages to make a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Paul Dixon, clearance made by David van Zanten.
The ball is swung over by Garry Kenneth.
Jon Daly is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Craig Samson.
Shot from just outside the penalty area by Johnny Russell misses to the left of the target.
Keith Watson sends in a cross, Lee Mair manages to make a clearance.
Nigel Hasselbaink takes a shot. Dusan Pernis makes a save. Nigel Hasselbaink is sent off by the referee for serious foul play. Caution for Steven Thompson.
Scott Robertson crosses the ball, Lee Mair manages to make a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Paul Dixon, Johnny Russell takes a shot. Craig Samson makes a save.
The official flags Johnny Russell offside. Free kick taken by Craig Samson.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Willo Flood on Paul McGowan. Craig Samson restarts play with the free kick.
Keith Watson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nigel Hasselbaink. Gary Teale restarts play with the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Willo Flood from the right by-line, clearance made by Lee Mair. John Rankin takes a shot. Blocked by Lee Mair. Jim Goodwin is shown a yellow card. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Willo Flood from the left by-line.
Centre by Keith Watson.
The referee blows for offside against Steven Thompson. Keith Watson restarts play with the free kick.
Scott Allan produces a right-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.
Willo Flood takes the outswinging corner, Header from deep inside the area by Sean Dillon goes over the bar.
The ball is delivered by Scott Robertson, clearance made by David van Zanten.
Unfair challenge on Paul McGowan by Garry Kenneth results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Gary Teale, Sean Dillon manages to make a clearance.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Johnny Russell. Free kick taken by Craig Samson.
Paul McGowan takes a shot. Save made by Dusan Pernis. Inswinging corner taken by Jeroen Tesselaar from the right by-line.
Unfair challenge on Lee Mair by Jon Daly results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Craig Samson.
The ball is swung over by Jeroen Tesselaar, clearance by Garry Kenneth.
Shot by Nigel Hasselbaink from a long way out goes over the crossbar.
Header by Willo Flood from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
Jim Goodwin concedes a free kick for a foul on Willo Flood. Garry Kenneth has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, blocked by Lee Mair.
Paul McGowan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Allan. Garry Kenneth fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Craig Samson makes a save. Mishit shot by Jon Daly.
Paul Dixon crosses the ball.
Effort from the edge of the area by Nigel Hasselbaink goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Effort from the edge of the area by Willo Flood goes wide of the right-hand upright.
The ball is crossed by David van Zanten, Steven Thompson takes a shot. Steven Thompson challenges Keith Watson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Dusan Pernis takes the direct free kick.
Scott Allan concedes a free kick for a foul on Jeroen Tesselaar. Lee Mair restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Keith Watson, Darren McGregor makes a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Nigel Hasselbaink, save by Dusan Pernis.
John Rankin takes a shot. Blocked by Paul McGowan. Outswinging corner taken by Willo Flood from the right by-line, clearance made by Steven Thompson.
The ball is sent over by Jon Daly, blocked by Darren McGregor. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Willo Flood, clearance made by Jim Goodwin.
Steven Thompson finds the back of the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Dundee Utd 0-1 St Mirren.Assist on the goal came from Nigel Hasselbaink.
Scott Robertson takes a shot. Blocked by Darren McGregor.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Thompson on Garry Kenneth. Garry Kenneth restarts play with the free kick.
Scott Allan produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.
Scott Allan fouled by Jim Goodwin, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Dixon produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
Scott Severin goes off and Scott Robertson comes on.
Johnny Russell challenges David van Zanten unfairly and gives away a free kick. Craig Samson takes the direct free kick.
Houston hails buccaneering Buddies
Dundee United manager Peter Houston expects St Mirren to continue with their attacking philosophy against his team.
Houston has been impressed by the Buddies in the early part of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League campaign as they have won rave reviews for their free-flowing approach.
St Mirren boss Danny Lennon appears to have injected a new level of confidence into his players over the summer and Houston, whose team were unable to beat Saints in three attempts last season, is expecting a cracker on Saturday.
United have also enjoyed a creditable opening few weeks, drawing with Killie and beating Hearts after narrowly losing out in Europe to Slask Wroclaw, so fans can expect to see two form teams.
Houston said: "I saw St Mirren against Dunfermline and was very impressed by them.
"There is no doubt in my mind that they will come to Tannadice to play an open game, which will suit both sides.
"(First-team coach) Paul Hegarty watched them against Aberdeen and said they really deserved their victory so we know it's going to be tough.
"I think the standard on offer in the first few weeks has been excellent throughout the SPL.
"Every game I have seen has been full of teams attacking, trying to score goals and being really open.
"It's really encouraging for the league and we will certainly be having a go at the weekend."
Lennon has added two Scotland internationals in the shape of Gary Teale and Steven Thomson over the summer and their experience has been vital in the games so far.
They were tipped by many to be in danger of relegation this season but Houston, who will head off after this weekend's game to assist Craig Levein with Scotland's match against Denmark, never agreed with that.
He said: "Danny has added great experience to his squad this season with the likes of Gary Teale and Steven Thomson.
"They have a lot of players I really rate so we know it's going to be tough.
"We didn't manage to get a win over them last season so that's something we'll be hoping to do early in this campaign.
"It's refreshing to see St Mirren do so well early on because a lot of people tipped them to struggle - but I never thought that for a minute."
United midfielder Danny Swanson will not feature has he is suffering with a virus, but winger Gary Mackay-Steven is back fit following an ankle problem.
St Mirren manager Lennon revealed his elation over their performance against Aberdeen quickly gave way to the pressure of repeating the feat.
Saints drew huge plaudits for their stylish display against the Dons last Saturday with Nigel Hasselbaink's well-worked goal in a 1-0 win scant reward for their dominance.
And Lennon has been anxious to keep their run going since last Saturday evening.
"Last week I really enjoyed it but 20 minutes after the game I could feel myself flat again, because you have got to go and repeat that," he told Press Association Sport.
"And that's us not even really scratched the surface yet on a lot of things.
"You want to go and do it again and again and again and even make it better.
"That's what we will continue to do. I have a great group of staff and players, the way they have built a togetherness so quickly."
Lennon was naturally keen to play down their start of the season but he is not seriously worried about his players getting ahead of themselves.
"It's not a challenge," he said. "I've got a group of guys who are very level-headed.
"We know where we want to be and they are setting very good standards. I just want them to concentrate.
"Yes, they need to be clapped on the back, but there are another 36 games.
"Last week I really enjoyed the performances and it has pleasantly surprised me how far they have come in a short space of time and how quickly they have grasped it, but that's what good players do."
Buddies hang on for point
Ten-man St Mirren held on for a point against Dundee United in a highly entertaining 1-1 draw at Tannadice in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League.
Steven Thompson netted his first competitive goal for the Buddies after 11 minutes with a neat finish from close range to give them a half-time lead over his former club.
However the visitors were reduced to 10 men in first half injury-time when Nigel Hasselbaink was dismissed for catching United defender Paul Dixon with his arm.
Jon Daly levelled after 67 minutes after turning home a Scott Allan cross but, despite their second half dominance, the Terrors were unable to find a winner.
United, who were without Danny Swanson through a virus and departed striker David Goodwillie, stuck with the same side that defeated Hearts 1-0 last weekend.
St Mirren, who received plenty of plaudits for their attacking displays against Dunfermline and Aberdeen, also named an unchanged starting XI from the side that ran out 1-0 winners over the Dons.
United suffered an early setback when defensive midfielder Scott Severin was carried off on a stretcher after coming off second best in a robust challenge with Buddies skipper Jim Goodwin only a couple of minutes into the match - he was replaced by Scott Robertson.
And things went from bad to worse for the hosts when the Buddies took the lead after 11 minutes.
Hasselbaink showed great trickery down the left wing to evade the challenges of two United defenders before finding Thompson at the near post, who prodded the ball home from close range.
The lively Hasselbaink showed great skill once again to jink past Garry Kenneth after 15 minutes but this time his left-footed shot at goal was gathered by United stopper Dusan Pernis.
United should have squared things after 27 minutes when St Mirren's Craig Samson could only parry Kenneth's powerful free-kick into the path of Keith Watson - but the full-back completely missed the ball with the goal at his mercy.
St Mirren continued to impress with former Celtic youngster Paul McGowan seeing his dipping long-range effort tipped over by Pernis for a fruitless corner just before the break.
The half ended in controversy when Hasselbaink was given a straight red card in the fifth minute of injury-time after catching Paul Dixon with his arm when running in on goal.
United came out for the second half determined to get an equaliser with Willo Flood's deep corner dropping kindly to John Rankin - but Darren McGregor made a desperate block to thwart the former Hibernian midfielder.
Johnny Russell was the next player to try his luck, with Samson equal to his diving header, before the striker drilled a left-footed strike inches past the upright.
The home side went even closer on the hour mark when Watson's cross into the area was met by United skipper Daly - but the Irishman's header just brushed the wrong side of the post.
But the inevitable equaliser arrived after 67 minutes when the impressive Scott Allan darted down the wing and rounded Goodwin before picking out Daly, who turned the ball home at the near post.
United looked the more likely to go on and win the match but Samson pulled off a tremendous stop to claw away an Allan drive through a ruck of players.
However the Buddies bravely held on for a point to continue their unbeaten start to the season.
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