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The game is over, as the referee blows the whistle.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Christie Elliot.
Free kick taken by John Rankin.
Stuart Bannigan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Mackay-Steven.
Shot by Christie Elliot. A parry by Radoslaw Cierzniak prevents the goal.
Christie Elliot restarts play with the free kick.
Gavin Gunning concedes a free kick for a foul on Christie Elliot.
Brian Graham scores with their right foot. Dundee Utd 4-1 Partick.The assist for the goal came from Ryan Gauld.
The ball is sent over by David Goodwillie.
The ball is delivered by Isaac Osbourne.
Aaron Sinclair produces a cross.
Unfair challenge on Isaac Osbourne by Ryan Gauld results in a free kick.
Stuart Armstrong leaves the field to be replaced by Brian Graham.
Nadir Ciftci leaves the field to be replaced by David Goodwillie.
Corner taken by Christie Elliot from the left by-line.
Ryan Gauld restarts play with the free kick.
Aaron Sinclair challenges Gary Mackay-Steven unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Gary Mackay-Steven grabs a goal with a left foot finish. Dundee Utd 3-1 Partick.Assist on the goal came from Ryan Gauld.
Morgaro Gomis on for Paul Paton.
Conrad Balatoni dismissed for second bookable offence.
Conrad Balatoni concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Mackay-Steven.
John Rankin takes a shot and strikes the post.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Christie Elliot.
Christie Elliot is brought on as a substitute for Kallum Higginbotham.
Andrew Robertson scores with their left foot. Dundee Utd 2-1 Partick.The assist for the goal came from Ryan Gauld.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Ryan Gauld.
Free kick taken by Radoslaw Cierzniak.
Steven Lawless on for Ross Forbes.
Foul by Kris Doolan on Andrew Robertson, free kick awarded.
Free kick crossed by Kallum Higginbotham.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Paton on Aaron Sinclair.
Shot by Nadir Ciftci missed to the right of the target.
Corner taken by Ryan Gauld.
Aaron Muirhead scores a penalty. Dundee Utd 1-1 Partick.
John Souttar is penalised for a handball.
John Souttar is given a yellow card.
Gary Mackay-Steven challenges Aaron Sinclair unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Jordan McMillan goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
Unfair challenge on John Rankin by Jordan McMillan results in a free kick.
Ross Forbes restarts play with the free kick.
Mark Wilson challenges Ross Forbes unfairly and gives away a free kick.
The game restarts for the second half.
The ref blows to end the first period.
Corner taken by Ross Forbes from the right by-line.
Shot by Nadir Ciftci cleared the crossbar.
Gavin Gunning restarts play with the free kick.
John Rankin fouled by Isaac Osbourne, the ref awards a free kick.
Ryan Gauld takes the free kick.
Foul by Isaac Osbourne on Ryan Gauld, free kick awarded.
The ball is crossed by Aaron Sinclair.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Ross Forbes.
Isaac Osbourne takes the free kick.
Paul Paton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stuart Bannigan.
Unfair challenge on John Souttar by Kris Doolan results in a free kick.
Scott Fox restarts play with the free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Nadir Ciftci.
Shot by Kris Doolan. Radoslaw Cierzniak safely holds on.
The referee blows for offside.
Ryan Gauld has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.
Kris Doolan is flagged offside by the assistant referee.
Nadir Ciftci handles the ball and concedes a free kick.
Aaron Muirhead makes a clearance.
Gary Mackay-Steven takes a shot.
Conrad Balatoni goes into the referee's book.
Conrad Balatoni concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Wilson.
Corner taken by Ross Forbes.
Shot by Paul Paton went wide right of the post.
Ryan Gauld is flagged offside by the assistant referee.
Ryan Gauld takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Scott Fox catches the ball.
Radoslaw Cierzniak restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Wilson by Kris Doolan.
Scott Fox makes a clearance.
The official flags Andrew Robertson offside.
Nadir Ciftci takes a shot. Scott Fox parries the ball but the danger is not over.
Gary Mackay-Steven scores with their right foot. Dundee Utd 1-0 Partick.Ryan Gauld provided the assist for the goal.
John Souttar fouled by Kris Doolan, the ref awards a free kick.
The game kicks-off.
McNamara in a bullish mood
Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara insists his side have every right to approach Saturday's Scottish Premiership match with Partick Thistle confident of maintaining their recent run of fine form.
The Tangerines have beaten both St Mirren and Motherwell 4-0 in recent weeks as well as drawing away to champions Celtic.
Now McNamara's men are relishing the visit of the Jags to Tayside this weekend with McNamara calling on his side to hit those same heights.
McNamara said: "We're confident and rightly so.
"We've been playing well in recent games and want to keep that going for obvious reasons.
"It's a matter of more of more of the same and expressing ourselves as much as possible, like we did against St Mirren in our last home match, when Partick come here.
"And if we can keep up the same level of performance from our last home game against St Mirren then we'll be looking to win the match.
"It won't be easy because Thistle have proved they are a decent side since coming up to the top league.
"But it's about what we do at home and trying to do the things we're good at which is getting the ball down and playing a certain way.
"We'll be going out looking for three points but know we've got to make sure we work hard and so the other side as well to get the ball back when we don't have it."
McNamara has promised he won't lose any focus over the prospect of a less-than-friendly reception from the Thistle supporters following his departure from the Glasgow club earlier in the year.
He said: "It's about focusing on the job in hand. What went on in past has gone.
"I've got a lot of affection for Partick obviously from my time there. I worked with a lot of good players who achieved good things.
"But it's not about me. It's about Dundee United going to try and win this match, and not about me and what I'm doing on the touchline.
"We're going there to be professional as we are in every game.
"Nothing should put us off in our efforts to get three points."
McNamara has called on the home fans to play their part as they aim to make Tannadice a fortress again.
He said: "They've been great and appreciate what we're trying to do.
"We really need their support as it spurs the players on that extra bit. Hopefully we can give them the kind of display which they want.
"They enjoy seeing the team play good football which is something we always try to regardless of who we play against."
United defender Gavin Gunning hopes to shrug off a knee injury in time to face Alan Archibald's Partick after sitting out training on Thursday.
McNamara said: "Gavin didn't train but hopefully he'll be all right for the Partick game."
Gary Mackay-Steven and Stuart Armstrong are both fit after being away on Scotland international duty.
Partick defender Gabriel Piccolo insists he is warming to the Scottish game - despite struggling to adapt to the plunging temperatures.
The Mexican centre-half found it difficult to nail down a place in the Firhill line-up after securing a summer switch but did start the recent defeats to Aberdeen and St Mirren.
Those two games saw the Jags ship seven Scottish Premiership goals but with winter fast approaching, Piccolo hopes he has shown enough to boss Alan Archibald so he will not be frozen out once again.
The 24-year-old - who has played for Club America in his homeland as well as Spanish outfit Rayo Vallecano B - said: "It's my first Scottish winter but I'm not sure if I'm ready for it. I've heard a lot of things about how cold it gets. So far, it's not been so good.
"It's getting colder every day but I'm sure I will handle it. Back home it's about 15 or 20 degrees right now, much better than Scotland.
"But I'm enjoying it here. I didn't expect Scottish people to be so friendly. That surprised me. I like it here. The first four or five months have been really good for me.
"I didn't know much about there game here. But I have learned a lot. It's different to back in Mexico and Spain but I have learned from my mistakes.
"I have learned from the good things that I have done too and even when I've been watching from the bench, so I'd say it has been a good start for me.
"I did expect to play more minutes but you have to expect that sometimes you won't always play but I'm still learning."
Stephen O'Donnell and Gary Fraser are suspended for Partick. On-loan Bolton midfielder Fraser has been handed a seven-match Scottish Premiership ban for kicking Dunfermline's Chris Kane on the head and body while he was on the ground during a Under-20s match, while O'Donnell was dismissed last time out against St Mirren after picking up two bookings.
Sean Welsh, meanwhile, is struggling ahead of the trip to Tayside with a groin injury and may also miss out.
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