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Foul by Morgaro Gomis on Douglas Imrie, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Douglas Imrie.
Keith Watson fouled by Marco Paixao, the ref awards a free kick. Sean Dillon takes the direct free kick.
Stuart Armstrong replaces Scott Robertson. Jon Daly is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Douglas Imrie restarts play with the free kick.
Shot by Damian Casalinuovo from deep inside the penalty area bounces off the post.
Foul by Scott Robertson on Nigel Hasselbaink, free kick awarded. Douglas Imrie takes the direct free kick.
Douglas Imrie booked. Douglas Imrie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Morgaro Gomis. Paul Dixon takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Goodwillie by Simon Mensing. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Paul Dixon, save by Tomas Cerny.
Damian Casalinuovo comes on in place of David Elebert.
Simon Mensing receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Simon Mensing concedes a free kick for a foul on Morgaro Gomis. Sean Dillon takes the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Marco Paixao from the left by-line, Sean Dillon makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Simon Mensing by David Goodwillie. Martin Canning takes the free kick.
David Goodwillie scores a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hamilton 0-1 Dundee Utd.Assist by Keith Watson.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Goodwillie by Jonathon Routledge. Paul Dixon restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken left-footed by Douglas Imrie, Dusan Pernis makes a save.
The ball is delivered by Scott Robertson, Simon Mensing manages to make a clearance.
Foul by Douglas Imrie on Keith Watson, free kick awarded. Keith Watson takes the free kick.
Flavio Paixao produces a drilled right-footed shot from 12 yards. Save by Dusan Pernis.
Corner taken by Paul Dixon.
Grant Gillespie on for Mark McLaughlin.
Grant Gillespie replaces David Elebert.
Danny Cadamarteri goes off and David Goodwillie comes on. (Dundee Utd) makes a substitution, with Jon Daly coming on for Johnny Russell.
Prince Buaben takes a shot. Save made by Tomas Cerny.
Sean Dillon takes a shot. Comfortable save by Tomas Cerny.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Canning on Scott Robertson. Paul Dixon takes the direct free kick.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Douglas Imrie, save by Dusan Pernis.
Nigel Hasselbaink joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jim Goodwin.
Effort from just outside the area by Douglas Imrie goes over the target.
The ball is swung over by Keith Watson, save by Tomas Cerny.
Danny Cadamarteri produces a cross, Shot by Prince Buaben from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
Corner taken right-footed by Paul Dixon from the right by-line to the near post, Flavio Paixao manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Morgaro Gomis by Simon Mensing. Paul Dixon takes the direct free kick.
Douglas Imrie is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Dusan Pernis.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Robertson by Jim Goodwin. Paul Dixon crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, David Buchanan makes a clearance.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Danny Cadamarteri. Free kick taken by Tomas Cerny.
Marco Paixao is ruled offside. Garry Kenneth takes the indirect free kick.
Keith Watson sends in a cross.
The ball is crossed by Danny Cadamarteri, Tomas Cerny manages to make a clearance.
Prince Buaben gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Flavio Paixao. Martin Canning takes the free kick.
Douglas Imrie concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Dixon. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Paul Dixon from left wing, David Elebert makes a clearance.
Danny Cadamarteri takes a shot. Save by Tomas Cerny.
Shot from just outside the area by Flavio Paixao misses to the left of the target.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark McLaughlin on Danny Cadamarteri. Direct free kick taken by Paul Dixon.
Scott Robertson concedes a free kick for a foul on Simon Mensing. Direct free kick taken by Martin Canning.
Marco Paixao takes the outswinging corner, Scott Robertson makes a clearance.
Corner taken by Paul Dixon from the right by-line played to the near post, save made by Tomas Cerny.
Morgaro Gomis takes a shot. Blocked by Martin Canning.
Foul by Jonathon Routledge on Scott Robertson, free kick awarded. Scott Robertson takes the direct free kick.
Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Scott Robertson goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Effort on goal by Danny Cadamarteri from long distance goes over the crossbar.
Douglas Imrie challenges Paul Dixon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Dixon restarts play with the free kick.
Johnny Russell sends in a cross.
Simon Mensing fouled by Paul Dixon, the ref awards a free kick. Tomas Cerny takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on Scott Robertson by Flavio Paixao results in a free kick. Dusan Pernis takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Paul Dixon.
Shot by David Robertson from 20 yards. Jonathon Routledge gets a block in.
The ball is crossed by Martin Canning, clearance made by Garry Kenneth.
Danny Cadamarteri gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marco Paixao. Direct free kick taken by Douglas Imrie.
Douglas Imrie takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Sean Dillon manages to make a clearance.
Mark McLaughlin concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Cadamarteri. Dusan Pernis takes the free kick.
Douglas Imrie challenges Sean Dillon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Morgaro Gomis takes the free kick.
Martin Canning concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Cadamarteri. Direct free kick taken by Paul Dixon.
The game kicks-off.
The referee ends the match.
The second half begins.
The first half comes to an end.
Reid hoping for more joy against Terrors
Hamilton manager Billy Reid has urged his players to use the confidence gained from their derby triumph to continue their impressive record against Dundee United.
Hamilton secured their first league win at Fir Park for almost 30 years when they held out for a 1-0 victory against Motherwell last weekend.
Despite watching his players clinch only their second win of the season, Reid was frustrated with their second-half performance after Motherwell pinned them back.
But he hopes the three points will have a steadying impact on their season as Hamilton target a fourth win over United since returning to the top flight just over two years ago.
Reid has a full squad to choose from, with skipper Alex Neil having played 45 minutes of a midweek friendly against Dumbarton following his comeback from a summer hip injury as a substitute at Motherwell. The midfielder is again expected to come off the bench.
"It`s a team we have done pretty well against," said Reid.
"I watched them against Motherwell and I thought they were pretty unlucky to lose that cup tie.
"The teams are pretty even, I think whoever wins the midfield battle will win the game."
Reid added: "Sometimes you get a team you do pretty well against, you can never put your finger on it. It`s just strange how it has come about.
"But they will know that as well. They will come here and be fully focused on this game, I guarantee that."
Reid branded his side`s second-half performance in the Lanarkshire derby "horrible" but understood their caution after failing to see out victories in previous weeks.
"I think it was a case of just getting over the line," he said.
"The first half we played really well and played the way we want to play. The second half we just didn`t turn up.
"But I think after losing 2-0 leads to Kilmarnock with 10 minutes to go, and against St Mirren, there was a wee bit of nervousness which crept in amongst the players.
"I don`t know why, but football is like that, once you have been pegged back a few times it`s in your mind."
Dundee United manager Peter Houston is set to drop David Goodwillie on Saturday following a disturbance in Glasgow city centre this week.
Goodwillie, who has scored in each of United's last five SPL matches, and 18-year-old midfielder Scott Allan were arrested in the early hours of Wednesday morning, along with two other men.
Allan, who has been on loan at Forfar, was charged with assault to severe injury when he appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Thursday, the Crown Office said.
Striker Goodwillie was freed from police custody and did not appear in court.
Midfielder Danny Swanson has been ruled out against Hamilton with a facial injury allegedly sustained during the incident.
Houston, who on Friday received a letter from the Scottish Football Association asking him to explain comments made about referee Dougie McDonald following last month's controversial meeting with Celtic, has spoken to the players concerned and the club will deal with the matter internally.
"It's been a difficult week," Houston said.
"I don't want to speak about anything with regards to the incident that happened in Glasgow, other than to say I'm disappointed and feel a bit let down.
"I've spoken to the individual players with regards to how we conduct ourselves at Dundee United.
"They're young players, very young players. Immature, obviously, still. You look at the big picture and deal with it accordingly. There have been restrictions imposed on them.
"Early next week I'll speak to the chairman, because they will be due some sort of fine."
Swanson, who has been struggling with sciatica in his back, will not play at New Douglas Park, but Goodwillie and Barry Douglas, also understood by United to have been involved in the alleged incident, will be in the squad.
With United's youngsters in action, their selection is more about necessity than anything else.
Houston said: "They are all in the squad, simply because we have a Scottish Youth Cup tie at Hearts and with the injuries that I've got they need to be or I wouldn't be able to field 18 stripped players."
Goodwillie netted the winner against Hibernian last week after being set up by Swanson, taking his tally to seven goals in nine games in all competitions.
Houston, though, suggested he is likely to drop Goodwillie from his starting XI.
"If he's not going to be playing, he's not going to be able to keep that run of form up," said the manager.
Goodwillie off the bench to steer United home
Dundee United striker David Goodwillie ended a troubled week on a high by continuing his goalscoring streak with the only goal against Hamilton.
Goodwillie, who was arrested in midweek, was dropped to the bench for the Clydesdale Bank Premier League encounter at New Douglas Park.
But the 21-year-old scored in his sixth consecutive SPL match seven minutes after coming on to earn United a deserved three points.
United manager Peter Houston made a number of changes as a result of the alleged disturbance in Glasgow city centre in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Goodwillie, who was released without charge on Thursday, dropped out along with Barry Douglas, who was listed by United as one of four players they understood to have been involved in the incident. Another, Danny Swanson, was missing from the squad after suffering facial injuries.
Houston felt "let down" by his players following the incident, which led to youth team player Scott Allan being charged with assault to severe injury when he appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Thursday alongside two other men.
But the United boss, who brought in Paul Dixon, Danny Cadamarteri and Johnny Russell and dropped Jon Daly to the bench, would have been heartened with the way his side took control against Accies, despite their struggle to find a breakthrough.
The game almost started badly for the visitors though as Hamilton had the ball in the net inside the first minute, but the assistant referee's flag came to their rescue.
Marco Paixao had slid in to rob Keith Watson as the United full-back tried to shepherd the ball out, and crossed for Dougie Imrie to head home just as Calum Murray blew for a goal-kick. The Hamilton forwards protested against the borderline decision, given from 50 yards away.
Paixao, in for Nigel Hasselbaink despite the Dutchman's brilliant winner at Motherwell last weekend, and twin Flavio showed some good early touches.
But United soon began to control possession before passing up the first real chance when Scott Robertson sliced wide from 18 yards after space opened up following a throw-in.
United continued to edge play and Sean Dillon and Russell were both presented with headed opportunities but they were far from clear-cut and again Cerny was not troubled.
Goodwillie emerged to warm up around the half-hour mark to cheers from the visiting supporters but there was little else to shout about for the rest of the half.
Goodwillie was told to get stripped as Cadamarteri limped his way through the early stages of the second half but the former Everton forward recovered to cross well for Prince Buaben, who was narrowly wide with an overhead kick.
The unmarked Russell failed to connect properly with Dixon's deep corner and Accies manager Billy Reid brought in Hasselbaink in a bid to turn the tide. Jim Goodwin departed with Imrie dropping back.
United remained on top though and Morgaro Gomis saw a shot comfortably held after a positive run before the Czech keeper made a more impressive save to catch Buaben's angled drive following Russell's cutback.
Goodwillie eventually came on in the 69th minute as Houston swapped Cadamarteri and Russell for his first-choice partnership of Daly and the Scotland Under-21 player. Hamilton also made a change with Grant Gillespie replacing Mark McLaughlin.
Daly had an immediate chance when Buaben threaded a pass into his stride but the Irishman could not get enough on the ball to steer it past Cerny.
Accies countered and Flavio Paixao's low drive was held by Dusan Pernis before Cerny gathered Buaben's powerful long-range drive at the second attempt.
The game was growing far more lively and Goodwillie again grabbed the headlines when he netted in the 76th minute.
Martin Canning and David Elebert appeared to get in each other's way as they failed to clear Dixon's deep cross and Goodwillie calmly slotted the ball home from 10 yards.
Hamilton brought on Damian Casalinuovo and he almost netted against his former club with three minutes left when his 18-yard strike crash off the junction off post and bar.
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