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  • Date:01 Mar 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Caledonian Stadium
  • Attendance:3,392
  • Buaben (74) Robertson (89)

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Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sean Dillon by Shane Sutherland. Sean Dillon takes the direct free kick.


A goal is scored by David Robertson from just outside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Inverness CT 0-2 Dundee Utd.The assist for the goal came from Morgaro Gomis.


Shot by Craig Conway. Save by Ryan Esson.


Scott Robertson fouled by Richie Foran, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Dixon takes the free kick.


Shane Sutherland joins the action as a substitute, replacing Adam Rooney.


Scott Robertson takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.


Headed effort from deep inside the area by Adam Rooney misses to the right of the target.


David Robertson comes on in place of Daniel Swanson.


Outswinging corner taken by Lee Cox from the right by-line, clearance by Sean Dillon.


Prince Buaben finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Inverness CT 0-1 Dundee Utd.Assist on the goal came from David Goodwillie.


Shot from just outside the box by Prince Buaben goes over the bar.


Alex MacDonald replaces Jonathan Hayes.


(Dundee Utd) makes a substitution, with Prince Buaben coming on for Stuart Armstrong.


Nick Ross takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Sean Dillon.


Stuart Duff challenges Morgaro Gomis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sean Dillon takes the free kick.


Header on goal by Lee Cox from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.


Jonathan Hayes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Conway. The ball is swung over by Craig Conway, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Daniel Swanson goes harmlessly over the crossbar.


Richie Foran concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Robertson. Scott Robertson restarts play with the free kick.


Foul by Lee Cox on Stuart Armstrong, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Barry Douglas.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Richie Foran on Stuart Armstrong. Free kick taken by Dusan Pernis.


Scott Robertson concedes a free kick for a foul on Richie Foran. Stuart Duff restarts play with the free kick.


Header from deep inside the area by David Goodwillie goes over the bar.


Outswinging corner taken by Craig Conway, Grant Munro manages to make a clearance.


Effort from 12 yards by Daniel Swanson. Save made by Ryan Esson.


Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Craig Conway, save by Ryan Esson.


Foul by Morgaro Gomis on Jonathan Hayes, free kick awarded. Ryan Esson takes the direct free kick.


Richie Foran gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Robertson. Sean Dillon restarts play with the free kick.


Corner taken right-footed by Nick Ross from the right by-line, Shot from deep inside the area by Grant Munro clears the bar.


Unfair challenge on Richie Foran by Morgaro Gomis results in a free kick. Jonathan Hayes crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Barry Douglas.


Foul by David Goodwillie on Chris Innes, free kick awarded. Chris Innes takes the direct free kick.


Corner taken by Craig Conway from the right by-line.


Ross Tokely concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Conway. Barry Douglas takes the free kick.


Foul by David Goodwillie on Lee Cox, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Jonathan Hayes.


Shot by Daniel Swanson from outside the box goes high over the target.


Foul by Chris Innes on Stuart Armstrong, free kick awarded. Craig Conway takes the free kick.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Hogg on Scott Robertson. Paul Dixon takes the direct free kick.


Morgaro Gomis concedes a free kick for a foul on Stuart Duff. Chris Innes restarts play with the free kick.


The referee books Chris Innes for dissent. Barry Douglas takes a short corner.


Shot from outside the box by Scott Robertson misses to the left of the goal.


Effort from outside the penalty box by Jonathan Hayes goes wide left of the target.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Rooney by Sean Dillon. Free kick taken by Grant Munro.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Goodwillie by Chris Innes. Direct free kick taken by Barry Douglas, Paul Dixon takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.


Nick Ross fouled by Scott Robertson, the ref awards a free kick. Jonathan Hayes takes the free kick.


Aaron Doran leaves the field to be replaced by Nick Ross. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Conway by Ross Tokely. Cross/shot by Craig Conway.


Richie Foran concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Robertson. Free kick crossed right-footed by Craig Conway from left wing, save made by Ryan Esson.


Richie Foran has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.


Effort on goal by Daniel Swanson from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Ross Tokely on Craig Conway. Direct free kick taken by Craig Conway.


Aaron Doran produces a drilled left-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.


Stuart Duff takes a shot from 30 yards. Save by Dusan Pernis.


Lee Cox challenges Morgaro Gomis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott Robertson.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Hayes by Paul Dixon. Direct free kick taken by Jonathan Hayes.


Richie Foran takes a shot. Save by Dusan Pernis.


Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Craig Conway, Adam Rooney manages to make a clearance.


Ross Tokely receives a yellow card. Foul by Ross Tokely on Craig Conway, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Paul Dixon.


Shot by Grant Munro from outside the box goes over the target.


Richie Foran fouled by Scott Robertson, the ref awards a free kick. Jonathan Hayes takes the direct free kick.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Grant Munro by David Goodwillie. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Esson.

Match Preview

Hayes missing for Inverness Inverness have no fresh concerns for Tuesday night's Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash with Dundee United, with Jonny Hayes again set to miss out. Hayes (foot) has missed the last two matches and is set to be absent once more at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium, but Nick Ross, who came off the bench in last Saturday's 2-0 loss to Hibernian, and Gareth Morrison, who was an unused substitute, are poised to be part of the squad. David Proctor (hamstring) and Dani Sanchez (hand) are again out, with Kenny Gillet stepping up his training and nearing a return. Manager Terry Butcher hopes his Inverness side swiftly move on from their loss to Hibernian. Inverness are in danger of slipping out of the top six with congestion building up behind them - 10th-placed Hibs are now five points behind. Butcher said: "It's great the game's come around so quickly - we haven't got time to harp on about the Easter Road defeat, we're now looking at victory on Tuesday. "It was very disappointing on Saturday considering that we've been in the top six for about six months. "It's one we have to forget - we'll heed the lessons - but the most important thing now is what we do on Tuesday. "It's a good game when you look at the context of the top six, because we play Dundee United on Tuesday and (fifth-placed) Motherwell on Saturday, both clubs in and around us in the top-six area. "We can get good points against them - and that's our aim. "We always knew it would be a big week for us. "We've not had the best start of starts, we can't change that now, but what we can affect is the future and the future starts on Tuesday night." Eleven points separate fourth-placed Kilmarnock and 10th-placed Hibs in the race for a top-six place with the SPL split approaching. Butcher maintains his side are looking above them, rather than worrying about being displaced from below. He said: "We're still looking at Kilmarnock; we still feel like we've got a right good chance. "That's the position we wanted to be in at the start of the season and we want to be there at the end of the season, that's for sure. "We didn't turn up on Saturday - that wasn't the Caley Thistle on our travels we expect to see - it's a sore one, we've taken it on the chin and we want to come back fighting. "Hopefully we can get three points." Dundee United have an unchanged squad. Jon Daly (hernia) and Garry Kenneth (knee) remain on the sidelines but could return in the next two weeks. Boss Peter Houston will be minus long-term injury victims Mihael Kovacevic, Darren Dods (both knee) and Scott Severin (ankle). United first-team coach Gary Kirk has called on the players to start taking their chances to avoid chasing points in the latter stages of games. United have drawn eight of their previous 12 SPL matches and have scored late equalisers in five of those. The latest was on Saturday against bottom club Hamilton when Andis Shala levelled in the 83rd minute after United missed a number of chances before conceding a penalty 12 minutes before the interval. Kirk said: "I'm hoping we can get the first goal for a wee change and let other teams chase the game. "Sometimes when you come back so late in the game it feels like winning. But we have to try to change these one points into three points and get in this top six. "We've got a hard week coming up next week and we can take the pressure off ourselves by starting winning." United have three games in hand on Inverness, who sit two points above them in sixth place. But they will soon hit a hectic fixture schedule to ease the backlog, which is sure to stretch their squad, with three games coming up in a seven-day period next week. So there is some urgency to start turning their games in hand into victories as they bid to make the top six. "There is pressure on every game," Kirk said. "There are no easy games in this league, everyone is fighting for the same thing. "It's just about when the chances come along, putting the ball in the net. "We did that last season, and made it easy for ourselves. But it's just not happening in front of goal yet this season, so hopefully it will change."

Formation:4411Manager: Terry Butcher

Inverness CT

Formation: 442Manager: Peter Houston

Dundee Utd

  • Ryan Esson
  • Ross Tokely
  • Grant Munro
  • Chris Innes
  • Chris Hogg
  • Stuart Duff
  • Lee Cox
  • Jonathan Hayes
  • Richie Foran
  • Adam Rooney
  • Aaron Doran
  • SUBS
  • Jonny Tuffey
  • Stuart Golabek
  • Eric Odhiambo
  • Russell Duncan
  • Nick Ross
  • Shane Sutherland
  • Alex MacDonald



Match Report

Tangerines into top six after win Substitutes Prince Buaben and David Robertson sent Dundee United into the top six of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League with a 2-0 win in Inverness. The visitors leapfrogged Caley Thistle and now have a point advantage and three games in hand over the Highlanders. Buaben opened the scoring with a low shot from 10 yards in the 74th minute - within 60 seconds of coming on - and Robertson netted in the last minute from 18 yards with a low shot. United manager Peter Houston made four changes to the side which drew 1-1 at bottom club Hamilton last time out. Danny Swanson, Morgaro Gomis, Barry Douglas and Stuart Armstrong were favoured ahead of Robertson, Buaben, Timothy Van der Meulen and Johnny Russell. Influential attacking midfielder Jonny Hayes was a surprise inclusion for the hosts - the Irish winger returned for the first time since the 3-3 draw at St Mirren on February 12. Chris Innes was the only other change for the Highlanders from the side which lost 2-0 at Hibernian on Saturday, with Eric Odhiambo and Russell Duncan dropped to the bench at Tulloch Caledonian Stadium. The Highlanders started brightly with defender Grant Munro shooting just off target. Munro was in at left- back for the second consecutive game in a defence comprised of four centre-halves, with Ross Tokely in the other full-back slot. At the opposite end, United had a back four of full-backs with Sean Dillon and Paul Dixon in the central positions. Dangerman Jonny Hayes almost capitalised in the 11th minute when he powered down the wing past Barry Douglas before finding Richie Foran, whose free header brought an acrobatic diving save from Dusan Pernis. Midfielder Stuart Duff was next to test Pernis with a 20-yard effort after being played in by Adam Rooney - but the goalkeeper made a low save. Moments later Aaron Doran dragged his shot wide when he found himself room for an effort. Irish winger Doran was then replaced by Nick Ross in the 27th minute after the midfielder pulled up when on another attack. Tokely might have been lucky not to have been shown red moments later when he fouled Craig Conway on the edge of the area, after already being shown a yellow card earlier. David Goodwillie produced an audacious flicked shot with his back to goal after 33 minutes when he met a Conway cross - but his effort was just off target. On the counter-attack Jonny Hayes' cross-cum-shot just evaded fellow Irishmen Rooney and Richie Foran. United's Danny Swanson and Inverness's Lee Cox had chances to break the deadlock before the interval but neither found the net. The game started to become a midfield battle with chances at a premium for both sides following the interval. Inverness goalkeeper Ryan Esson - making his 100th appearance - was forced into turning a low Goodwillie shot just past the post seconds after the restart. Munro scuffed a shot wide when free at the edge of the area after being found by a Ross corner. Esson was called upon again just before the hour when Swanson's stinging volley from 25 yards deflected off Innes en route to goal. Substitute Buaben broke the deadlock for the visitors a minute after entering the fray. The central midfielder sidefooted home after 74 minutes from 10 yards after being set up by Goodwillie. Buaben might have scored even earlier - seconds after he replaced Inverness-born Stuart Armstrong the Ghanaian's 30-yard blast went just over. Rooney could have equalised with just over 10 minutes to go but he headed a Foran cross just wide. Chris Hogg cleared off the line to stop substitute Andis Shala doubling the lead after he rounded Esson. But United were not to be denied a second with Robertson firing low into the net from 18 yards after being played in by Buaben.

Form Guide

  • Inverness CT
  • VS
  • Dundee Utd

Last Meetings

  • Dundee Utd
  • 0 - 4
  • Inverness CT
  • 22/08/2010
  • Dundee Utd
  • 1 - 1
  • Inverness CT
  • 14/02/2009
  • Inverness CT
  • 1 - 3
  • Dundee Utd
  • 06/12/2008
  • Dundee Utd
  • 2 - 1
  • Inverness CT
  • 04/10/2008
  • Inverness CT
  • 1 - 1
  • Dundee Utd
  • 16/02/2008
  • Dundee Utd
  • 0 - 1
  • Inverness CT
  • 01/12/2007

Top Scorers

Inverness CT

  • A Rooney 8
  • J Hayes 5
  • E Odhiambo 4
  • G Munro 3
  • R Foran 3
  • R Duncan 2
  • R Tokely 1
  • S Duff 1
  • A Doran 1
  • L Cox 1
  • D Sanchez 1

Dundee Utd

  • D Goodwillie 10
  • J Daly 4
  • J Russell 3
  • S Dillon 1
  • C Conway 1
  • G Kenneth 1
  • D Robertson 1
  • M Gomis 1
  • P Buaben 1
  • B Douglas 1
  • A Shala 1


Inverness CT

    • Total goals 71
    • Goals per game 36
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 8 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Dundee Utd

    • Total goals 63
    • Goals per game 28
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 11 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins