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  • Date:26 Oct 2013
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Tannadice Park
  • Attendance:6,331
  • Ciftci (26) Ciftci - pen (33)
    Erskine (82)

Live Commentary

The match has reached full-time.


Brian Graham is flagged offside by the assistant referee.


Free kick taken by Andrew Robertson.


Conor Newton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Robertson.


Corner taken by Ryan Dow.


Gary Harkins has an effort at goal. John Souttar gets a block in.


Chris Erskine slots the ball right footed into the goal. Dundee Utd 4-0 St Mirren.The assist for the goal came from Brian Graham.


The ball is delivered by Conor Newton.


Corner taken by Chris Erskine.


Kenny McLean takes a shot and missed to the right of the goal.


Nadir Ciftci leaves the field to be replaced by Ryan Dow.


A cross is delivered by Mark Wilson.


Corner from the right by-line taken by Kenny McLean.


Shot by Chris Erskine went over the crossbar.


Chris Erskine is brought on as a substitute for Ryan Gauld.


Morgaro Gomis replaces Paul Paton.


Header at goal by Steven Thompson misses left of the target.


Shot by John Rankin missed to the left of the target.


Gary Harkins comes on in place of John McGinn.


Jim Goodwin goes off and Jake Caprice comes on.


Jason Naismith comes on in place of David van Zanten.


Shot by John Rankin. A parry by Marian Kello prevents the goal.


Corner taken by Ryan Gauld.


Gary Mackay-Steven crosses the ball.


Lee Mair restarts play with the free kick.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Mair by Brian Graham.


Kenny McLean produces a cross.


Corner from the left by-line taken by Kenny McLean.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Paton on Paul McGowan.


Ryan Gauld takes a brilliant shot and went wide of the right hand upright.


Free kick crossed by Kenny McLean.


Nadir Ciftci concedes a free kick for a foul on David van Zanten.


Free kick taken by John McGinn.


Unfair challenge on John McGinn by Mark Wilson results in a free kick.


The ball is sent over by David van Zanten.


Brian Graham challenges Lee Mair unfairly and gives away a free kick.


The official flags Steven Thompson offside.

The second half has started.

It is the end of the first-half.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Thompson on Ryan Gauld.


Free kick taken by Sean Kelly.


Jim Goodwin fouled by Brian Graham, the ref awards a free kick.


Brian Graham takes a shot and went wide right of the net.


The ball is delivered by Mark Wilson.


Corner taken by Mark Wilson.


Shot by Ryan Gauld went wide of the left-hand upright.


Penalty scored by Nadir Ciftci. Dundee Utd 2-0 St Mirren.


Sean Kelly gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Nadir Ciftci.


Andrew Robertson delivers the ball.


Marian Kello takes the free kick.


Unfair challenge on Kenny McLean by John Rankin results in a free kick.


Mark Wilson restarts play with the free kick.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Mackay-Steven by Jim Goodwin.


Nadir Ciftci scores with a right foot finish. Dundee Utd 1-0 St Mirren.Assist on the goal came from John Rankin.


Free kick crossed by John Souttar.


John McGinn challenges Mark Wilson unfairly and gives away a free kick.


Corner taken by Mark Wilson from the left by-line.


Free kick crossed by Nadir Ciftci.


Darren McGregor concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Mackay-Steven.


Gary Mackay-Steven produces a cross.


Centre by Andrew Robertson.


Corner taken by Ryan Gauld from the right by-line.


Lee Mair takes the free kick.


Unfair challenge on Kenny McLean by Paul Paton results in a free kick.


Free kick taken by John Souttar.


Steven Thompson challenges Gavin Gunning unfairly and gives away a free kick.


Foul by Jim Goodwin on Nadir Ciftci, free kick awarded.

The game kicks-off.

Match Preview

Watson hopes to halt Buddies Dundee United defender Keith Watson is looking to bring an abrupt end to St Mirren's resurgence in Saturday's Scottish Premiership clash at Tannadice. Earlier in the season the 23-year-old right-back, like most players and fans in Scotland, witnessed Saints struggling to get their campaign up and running with manager Danny Lennon coming under increasing pressure following eight games without a win. However, after two successive victories, the Buddies seem to have turned the corner but Watson, who came through the youth ranks at Tannadice, is looking to bring that to a halt. He told Press Association Sport: "They didn't have a great start at all. "You were looking at the results and thinking 'St Mirren have been beaten again'. "Obviously you are going to be under pressure but the St Mirren chairman stood by him (Lennon) and the results are starting to pick up now. "In the past couple of games they have got two wins and they are absolutely buzzing now. "They will be looking to make it three on Saturday but we will be looking to stop that, definitely. "But they are playing well so it will be a tough game." Jackie McNamara is confident Gary Mackay-Steven will be fit for the Scottish Premiership clash with St Mirren at Tannadice on Saturday. The United winger was carrying a knock but the United boss expects the player to be fit for the visit of the Paisley side. Defender John Souttar, who was rested for the trip to Aberdeen last week, is back in contention. New St Mirren keeper Marian Kello has vowed to win a long-term deal by helping the Buddies move up the Scottish Premiership table - but admitted he could not bring himself to contemplate relegating former club Hearts. The 31-year-old Slovakia international has penned a 10-week contract with Danny Lennon's side just 18 months after walking away from Tynecastle. He was frozen out by former owner Vladimir Romanov after turning down a move to Austria Vienna, but insisted he still had a soft spot for the Jambos. However, when it was pointed out to him that by helping struggling St Mirren survive in the top flight this year he could help relegate Gary Locke's men following their 15-point deduction for going into administration, Kello refused to even consider that dreaded fate. He said: "I don't want to think like that. I will try my best for the club I am at now. That is all I can do. "It's not nice or easy to see Hearts where they are. This club and its supporters deserve much more. Unfortunately they are they and they need to go with the future and hope it gets better. "I have sympathy with what the players are going through at the club. There are so many talented players there and it's such a shame they are in this situation. There is a lot of pressure on them and it's not fair because they deserve to be in a better situation." Kello negotiated an early release from his Hearts contract in April last year and went on to have spells with Romanian side Astra Giurgiu as well as Wolves in England's Championship. However, he was not offered a new deal with the Molineux side and then failed to win a move to Doncaster following a trial. But Kello - who also played with Romanov's Lithuanian side FBK Kuanas - arrived in Scotland on Wednesday to answer an emergency call from Lennon after he lost keepers Chris Dillo and Kieran Hughes, leaving him with just on-loan Swansea stopper David Cornell to fill in between the sticks. He could now feature against Dundee United at Tannadice on Saturday and is hoping to earn himself a longer stay in Paisley. Defender Marc McAusland is also available after an ankle knock but Gary Teale's groin injury costs him his place, while David Barron is still out with his own ankle problem until Christmas.

Formation:442Manager: Jackie McNamara

Dundee Utd

Formation: 4231Manager: Danny Lennon

St Mirren

  • Radoslaw Cierzniak
  • Mark Wilson
  • John Souttar
  • Gavin Gunning
  • Andrew Robertson
  • Gary Mackay-Steven
  • Paul Paton
  • John Rankin
  • Ryan Gauld
  • Nadir Ciftci
  • Brian Graham
  • SUBS
  • Calum Butcher
  • David Goodwillie
  • Stuart Armstrong
  • Chris Erskine
  • Ryan Dow
  • Marc McCallum
  • Morgaro Gomis



Match Report

Form Guide

  • Dundee Utd
  • VS
  • St Mirren

Last Meetings

  • St Mirren
  • 0 - 0
  • Dundee Utd
  • 09/03/2013
  • Dundee Utd
  • 3 - 4
  • St Mirren
  • 30/12/2012
  • St Mirren
  • 0 - 1
  • Dundee Utd
  • 27/10/2012
  • Dundee Utd
  • 0 - 0
  • St Mirren
  • 18/02/2012
  • St Mirren
  • 2 - 2
  • Dundee Utd
  • 28/12/2011
  • Dundee Utd
  • 1 - 1
  • St Mirren
  • 06/08/2011

Top Scorers

Dundee Utd

  • N Ciftci 3
  • S Armstrong 3
  • K Watson 1
  • D Goodwillie 1
  • G Mackay-Steven 1
  • A Robertson 1
  • R Gauld 1

St Mirren

  • S Thompson 2
  • P McGowan 2
  • K McLean 2
  • G Harkins 1
  • J McGinn 1


Dundee Utd

    • Total goals 20
    • Goals per game 12
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

St Mirren

    • Total goals 17
    • Goals per game 9
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins