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Douglas Imrie shown a yellow card.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Craig Conway, save by Tomas Cerny.
Unfair challenge on David Elebert by Andis Shala results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Tomas Cerny.
Andis Shala finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Hamilton 1-1 Dundee Utd.Craig Conway provided the assist for the goal.
Outswinging corner taken by Paul Dixon.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sean Dillon by Damian Casalinuovo. Sean Dillon restarts play with the free kick.
Craig Conway fouled by James McAlister, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Craig Conway from left wing.
Andis Shala concedes a free kick for a foul on Douglas Imrie. Indirect free kick taken by Tomas Cerny.
Craig Conway fouled by James McAlister, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Craig Conway from left wing, David Elebert manages to make a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken by Paul Dixon, clearance made by David Elebert.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Douglas Imrie.
Andy Graham challenges Craig Conway unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Craig Conway, clearance made by David Elebert.
Timothy van der Meulen goes off and Andis Shala comes on.
Foul by Timothy van der Meulen on Damian Casalinuovo, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Douglas Imrie, Sean Dillon makes a clearance.
Damian Casalinuovo replaces Mickael Antoine-Curier.
Unfair challenge on Craig Conway by Andy Graham results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Craig Conway, save made by Tomas Cerny.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Johnny Russell by David Elebert. Indirect free kick taken by Craig Conway.
Mickael Antoine-Curier fouled by Keith Watson, the ref awards a free kick. Douglas Imrie crosses the ball in from the free kick.
The official flags Mickael Antoine-Curier offside. Free kick taken by Sean Dillon.
(Hamilton) makes a substitution, with Andy Graham coming on for Gary McDonald.
Unfair challenge on David Goodwillie by Jonathon Routledge results in a free kick. Scott Robertson takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Douglas Imrie by Keith Watson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by David Elebert.
The assistant referee flags for offside against David Goodwillie. Tomas Cerny restarts play with the free kick.
Stuart Armstrong joins the action as a substitute, replacing David Robertson. Daniel Swanson is brought on as a substitute for Prince Buaben.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Conway by Gary McDonald. Free kick taken by Prince Buaben.
The referee books Prince Buaben for unsporting behaviour.
The offside flag is raised against Mickael Antoine-Curier. Dusan Pernis takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Flavio Paixao on Scott Robertson. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Robertson.
Flavio Paixao leaves the field to be replaced by Mark Carrington.
Corner taken right-footed by Craig Conway from the left by-line, save by Tomas Cerny.
The referee penalises Flavio Paixao for handball. Timothy van der Meulen takes the direct free kick.
Prince Buaben fouled by Gary McDonald, the ref awards a free kick. Prince Buaben takes the free kick.
Timothy van der Meulen concedes a free kick for a foul on Mickael Antoine-Curier. Indirect free kick taken by Simon Mensing.
Douglas Imrie is penalised for a handball. David Robertson takes the direct free kick.
David Robertson fouled by Flavio Paixao, the ref awards a free kick. Sean Dillon takes the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Paul Dixon, David Robertson produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Craig Conway, clearance by Mark McLaughlin.
Mickael Antoine-Curier scores a penalty. Hamilton 1-0 Dundee Utd.Penalty awarded for a foul by Prince Buaben on Gavin Skelton.
Foul by Gavin Skelton on Craig Conway, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Keith Watson.
Gavin Skelton produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Conway by Gavin Skelton. Free kick taken by Keith Watson.
A cross is delivered by David Goodwillie, Johnny Russell has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the goal.
Johnny Russell fouled by Gavin Skelton, the ref awards a free kick. Keith Watson restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Simon Mensing on Johnny Russell. Craig Conway takes the free kick.
The ball is swung over by David Robertson, David Goodwillie has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Keith Watson by Flavio Paixao. Indirect free kick taken by Keith Watson.
Johnny Russell fouled by Gavin Skelton, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Sean Dillon.
Corner taken by Flavio Paixao.
David Goodwillie concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark McLaughlin. Tomas Cerny takes the indirect free kick.
Unfair challenge on David Elebert by Craig Conway results in a free kick. Tomas Cerny takes the free kick.
Reid rolls up sleeves with four-point target
Billy Reid has set a target of four points from Hamilton's next two games as he tries to halt Accies' slide out of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League.
The New Douglas Park club are eight points behind St Mirren at the bottom of the table albeit it with a game in hand over the Buddies.
However, Reid's side are still looking for their first home SPL win of the season and will get two opportunities to make amends in succession against Dundee United on Saturday before the visit next week of Hibs, who are third bottom and 11 points better off.
The Accies boss knows the rot has to stop against United.
"There is a lot of work to be done," he said.
"I think we need to take four points out of our next six. We have two home games against Dundee United and Hibs and we have to pick up points to put a marker on the board.
"We have two games against St Mirren to come, three against Hibernian, so there are games there to be won but it must start and it must start on Saturday.
"This is the ultimate test for us. We have 15 games to get a winning formula. It is obvious that we need to score goals and if we don't do that we won't be in the SPL."
Reid accepts the home record is putting his players under pressure.
"I don't think there is any doubt about that," he said.
"But any win at the moment is needed. We need a break and that's something we haven't had this season. I don't think it's a case of luck running out, we have to take responsibility for exactly where we are.
"But I don't think we have had much luck this season."
United boss Peter Houston insists it will be virtually impossible to do anything which will surprise Hamilton boss Billy Reid - and vice versa.
The teams have already having met in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League and Scottish Cup this season - the third time they have played in knockout competition in as many seasons - meaning both sets of players are well aware of what the other team is likely to do.
United have actually prepared to face Reid's men five times already this season, only for the weather to claim the match at Tannadice on two occasions just before kick-off.
Houston, who is still without the injured Jon Daly, admits he cannot do anything to shock his opponents in the dugout and does not envisage seeing any surprises on Accies' team sheet.
He explained: "The way the SPL is, you don't really have to watch the opposition team that much because you know each other so well.
"When you play four times a season and maybe once in the cup like we have then you get to know what they're all about.
"I can tell you everything about the Hamilton players and Billy Reid will be able to say the same about us. So as a manager there is very little you can do to pull off a surprise.
"We will have the same squad available as the other night and hopefully we don't get any more injuries."
Hamilton home hoodoo continues
Hamilton are still looking for their first home Clydesdale Bank Premier League win of the season after throwing away the lead to draw 1-1 against Dundee United at New Douglas Park.
The visitors missed a series of first-half chances and paid for their profligacy in the 33rd minute when Mickael Antoine-Curier sent Dusan Pernis the wrong way from the spot after Prince Buaben had fouled Gavin Skelton.
Battling Hamilton looked to have survived some severe second-half pressure, but in the 83rd minute United substitute Andis Shala, on earlier for Timothy van der Meulen, headed in a Craig Conway cross for what was undoubtedly a deserved leveller.
The home side were given a standing ovation from their fans after the final whistle in recognition of their efforts, but Accies boss Billy Reid will see it as an opportunity lost although it had all pointed to an away win before the game.
Struggling Accies were without an SPL win since beating Motherwell on October 30.
United had won 3-1 at New Douglas Park in the Scottish Cup earlier in the month, but looked no better than the home side in the scrappy opening stages.
But in the 12th minute United should have taken the lead when Scott Robertson escaped down the right and crossed for David Goodwillie, whose leap was good but whose header from 10 yards went wide.
Then, in the 19th minute a mistake by Accies defender Skelton in the box allowed United midfielder Conway to sneak in behind him, but his close-range shot was well saved by Tomas Cerny.
The Hamilton goalkeeper had an escape a minute later when a stretching Johnny Russell failed to connect properly with a Goodwillie cross at the back post when a goal looked certain.
Meanwhile, an edgy looking home side were making little progress although in the 28th minute, with the Taysiders pressed back into their own box for once, the ball fell to Skelton at the edge of the box but he volleyed high over the bar.
But in the 33rd minute the former Gretna player was involved when Hamilton took the lead.
Skelton burst into the box and United midfielder Buaben, with a degree of carelessness, upended him with an awkward challenge leaving Antoine-Curier to open the scoring.
Moments later United missed another good chance when midfielder David Robertson knocked a Paul Dixon cross over the bar from close range.
There was a penalty claim four minutes from the break when Dixon went to ground in the Accies box after a challenge with Jim McAlister, but referee Alan Muir was having none of it.
Former Crewe midfielder Mark Carrington replaced Flavio Paixao at the interval and a clearly buoyed Hamilton started strongly.
Antoine-Curier had the ball in the net a couple of minutes after the restart but was ruled offside to little complaint from the home side or their fans.
United replaced Buaben with Danny Swanson and David Robertson with Stuart Armstrong in the 53rd minute in an attempt to get back level, while for Accies, on the hour mark, Andy Graham came on for the injured Gary McDonald.
But there was little in the way of goalmouth action as a deteriorating game became increasingly tetchy to boot.
Accies made their last substitution in the 65th minute when former United striker Damian Casalinuovo replaced Antoine-Curier.
In the 73rd minute Casalinuovo should have sealed the victory when he left Tannadice defender Sean Dillon for dead inside the United box, but in comical style he miskicked and the ball rolled out for a goal kick.
Minutes later, at the other end, following Dixon's corner from the right, Dillon's overhead kick was hooked off the line by McAlister.
United laid siege to the Accies box in the final stages and in the 83rd minute, from a Conway cross, Shala headed past Cerny, who minutes later made a great point-blank save from Goodwillie to save a point.
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