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Michael Gardyne scores a goal from close in high into the middle of the goal. Dundee Utd 3-1 Hearts.Assist by Jon Daly.
Willo Flood produces a cross, Fraser Mullen makes a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken by Willo Flood from the left by-line, save by Jamie MacDonald.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Barry Douglas.
(Dundee Utd) makes a substitution, with Michael Gardyne coming on for Gary Mackay-Steven.
Goal scored by Michael Ngoo from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Dundee Utd 2-1 Hearts.
Fraser Mullen takes a outswinging corner.
Corner taken right-footed by Fraser Mullen, save by Radoslaw Cierzniak.
Scott Robinson takes a shot. Blocked by Johnny Russell.
Brian McLean on for Gavin Gunning.
Unfair challenge on Gary Mackay-Steven by Andy Webster results in a free kick. The referee shows Andy Webster a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Barry Douglas, Callum Tapping manages to make a clearance.
Shot from 18 yards from Michael Ngoo.
Jamie Walker leaves the field to be replaced by Scott Robinson. John Sutton on for Billy King.
Willo Flood has an effort at goal from 30 yards. Save made by Jamie MacDonald.
Darren Barr gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jon Daly. Booking for Danny Wilson. Gavin Gunning takes the direct free kick.
Willo Flood goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
Willo Flood finds the back of the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Dundee Utd 2-0 Hearts.Johnny Russell provided the assist for the goal.
Unfair challenge on Gary Mackay-Steven by Fraser Mullen results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Barry Douglas.
Foul by Barry Douglas on Billy King, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Fraser Mullen from right wing, clearance made by Gavin Gunning.
Short corner taken by Willo Flood.
Gary Mackay-Steven crosses the ball, Andy Webster manages to make a clearance.
The offside flag is raised against Gary Mackay-Steven. Jamie MacDonald takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Keith Watson by Danny Wilson results in a free kick. Gary Mackay-Steven delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel.
Johnny Russell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darren Barr. Direct free kick taken by Jamie MacDonald.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Jon Daly. Andy Webster takes the indirect free kick.
Gary Mackay-Steven takes a shot. Save made by Jamie MacDonald.
Billy King gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Johnny Russell. Barry Douglas takes the free kick.
Effort from deep inside the area by Johnny Russell misses to the right of the target.
Jamie Walker concedes a free kick for a foul on Johnny Russell. Willo Flood takes the direct free kick.
Jason Holt takes a shot and went wide of the right hand upright.
Stuart Armstrong has an effort at goal from a long way out that goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Stuart Armstrong gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie Walker. Callum Tapping takes the free kick.
Foul by Fraser Mullen on Gary Mackay-Steven, free kick awarded. Fraser Mullen is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Willo Flood from right channel, Callum Tapping makes a clearance.
Jon Daly gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Webster. Jamie MacDonald restarts play with the free kick.
Ryan Stevenson challenges Gary Mackay-Steven unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Stevenson is shown a red card. Sean Dillon takes the direct free kick.
Fraser Mullen gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Mackay-Steven. Willo Flood delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.
Michael Ngoo concedes a free kick for a foul on Stuart Armstrong. Stuart Armstrong takes the free kick.
Michael Ngoo has a drilled shot.
Johnny Russell concedes a free kick for a foul on Marius Zaliukas. Darren Barr comes on in place of Marius Zaliukas. Free kick taken by Jamie MacDonald.
Handball by Willo Flood. Callum Tapping takes the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Danny Wilson, clearance made by Sean Dillon.
Foul by Johnny Russell on Jamie Walker, free kick awarded. Jamie MacDonald restarts play with the free kick.
Marius Zaliukas takes a shot. Radoslaw Cierzniak makes a comfortable save.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Fraser Mullen from the left by-line.
Ryan Stevenson crosses the ball, Gavin Gunning makes a clearance.
Johnny Russell fires in a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Dundee Utd 1-0 Hearts.Assist on the goal came from John Rankin.
Foul by Jason Holt on Stuart Armstrong, free kick awarded. Gavin Gunning takes the direct free kick.
McNamara all set for beating Hearts
Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara has urged his players to build on their Scottish Cup victory over Rangers when they host Hearts at Tannadice in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League.
The new Tangerines boss got off to a winning start as United swept past the Ibrox club 3-0 in his first game in the dugout since replacing departed manager Peter Houston.
It was a win which gave McNamara great satisfaction as they look ahead to a cup quarter-final tie with Dundee but for now he wants to see them follow that up with another positive result against the Jambos in the SPL.
McNamara said: "It's been a good start and it gives us something to build on going into this game with Hearts.
"The lads have all responded well since I came in last week and it's been good to have a full week working closer with them in training each day.
"This will be a very tough match against Hearts but it's one we should be approaching with confidence.
"There were a lot of positives things to come out of the Rangers game which we want to use to our advantage.
"We want to try and move up the table as well so it will be very important to start winning more games at Tannadice in front of our own supporters."
United face a Hearts side which has been buoyed by recently making it through to the final of the League Cup.
McNamara is under no illusions about how tough John McGlynn's side could make it for them this weekend so knows they must be fully prepared.
He said: "I've got a lot of respect for Hearts and what they're trying to do with the younger players at their club.
"They've proved they're a good team by going all the way to the final and you never get it easy against them.
"They have lots of talented young players who've been given a first-team opportunity this season and have taken it well.
"So we are facing a tough task but it's one which we are all looking forward to.
United are hoping full-back Keith Watson shakes off some tightness in his knee to face the Edinburgh club.
Midfielder Stuart Armstrong is back from Scotland Under-21 international duty in Greece in midweek and appears to have suffered no ill-reaction.
Meanwhile, teenager Jason Holt was always confident he could break into the Hearts first team when the man who spotted him as a nine-year-old was appointed as manager last summer.
The 19-year-old midfielder has become a regular in recent weeks as McGlynn continues to increase the contingent of academy graduates in the first team.
Then a Tynecastle coach, McGlynn was the man who tipped the Hearts youth department off about Holt when he was playing for Musselburgh Windsor boys' club and later gave him his first start in senior football during a loan spell at Raith Rovers.
McGlynn's faith in youth paid off in style when a starting XI featuring seven players aged 21 and under took Hearts into the Scottish Communities League Cup final, and - ahead of Saturday's clash - they are unbeaten in three games.
Recalling his first encounter with McGlynn, Holt said: "I was about eight and playing for my local team. Then Hearts came in when I was about nine and just took it from there, went into the academy here and that was it.
"It's been brilliant. Any boy growing up, if they were asked if they wanted to play for the team they supported, they would jump at it, so I'm really grateful for the opportunity.
"When he was appointed, all of us knew that we would get a chance at some point. It was just a case of working hard.
"He said before if we were doing well we would get a chance and he has proved that with the amount of youngsters in the team."
McGlynn revealed Holt's natural talent was obvious a decade ago.
"He is technically a very good player," McGlynn said. "I first saw him when he was playing for Musselburgh Windsor and we managed to get him to Hearts.
"You could see the potential that morning. He was sticking out a million miles, you could just see he was a good football player.
"He could take the ball and move the ball very quickly. He had an awareness that was beyond his years.
"In the style of play we are playing Jason Holt will be a revelation. We are playing some good football and he is thriving."
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