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  • Date:10 Dec 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Tulloch Caledonian Stadium
  • Attendance:3,142
  • Hayes (1) McKay (46)
  • Russell (50) Roman Golobart - og (63)
    Russell (77)
Goal!

Live Commentary

87mins

Unfair challenge on Roman Golobart by Gary Mackay-Steven results in a free kick. Ryan Esson takes the direct free kick.

87mins

Gary Mackay-Steven is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Ryan Esson.

85mins

Corner taken left-footed by Gary Mackay-Steven from the left by-line, Effort on goal by Johnny Russell from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.

85mins

Gregory Tade challenges Scott Robertson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sean Dillon.

84mins

Richie Foran is ruled offside. Dusan Pernis takes the direct free kick.

82mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Davis on Gary Mackay-Steven. David Davis sent off. Free kick taken by Paul Dixon.

80mins

Kenny Gillet gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stuart Armstrong. Kenny Gillet booked. Free kick taken by Paul Dixon. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Gary Mackay-Steven from the right by-line, Unfair challenge on Kenny Gillet by Jon Daly results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ryan Esson.

79mins

Unfair challenge on Sean Dillon by Gregory Tade results in a free kick. Dusan Pernis takes the direct free kick.

78mins

Johnny Russell gets on the score sheet with a goal from just outside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Inverness CT 2-3 Dundee Utd.Assist on the goal came from Gary Mackay-Steven.

77mins

Greg Tansey concedes a free kick for a foul on Stuart Armstrong. Free kick taken by Paul Dixon.

73mins

Gregory Tade replaces Billy McKay.

72mins

Corner taken by Gary Mackay-Steven played to the near post, Nick Ross makes a clearance.

70mins

Corner taken by Gary Mackay-Steven from the left by-line.

69mins

Richie Foran gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robbie Neilson. Sean Dillon takes the direct free kick.

68mins

Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Roman Golobart misses to the left of the goal.

68mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richie Foran by Robbie Neilson. Johnny Hayes takes the free kick.

67mins

Paul Dixon concedes a free kick for a foul on Johnny Hayes. Johnny Hayes restarts play with the free kick.

67mins

Andrew Shinnie leaves the field to be replaced by Nick Ross.

66mins

Corner taken by Paul Dixon from the left by-line. Corner taken by Gary Mackay-Steven, Ross Tokely makes a clearance.

64mins

An unfortunate own goal is conceded by Roman Golobart. Inverness CT 2-2 Dundee Utd.

63mins

Johnny Hayes takes a shot. Save made by Dusan Pernis.

62mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stuart Armstrong by Greg Tansey. Gavin Gunning takes the free kick.

61mins

Andrew Shinnie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Robertson. Direct free kick taken by Sean Dillon.

59mins

Scott Robertson challenges Kenny Gillet unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Esson takes the free kick.

57mins

Shot from 35 yards by Richie Foran went wide of the left-hand post.

56mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Gary Mackay-Steven. Ryan Esson takes the free kick.

55mins

Sean Dillon challenges Billy McKay unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sean Dillon goes into the referee's book. Greg Tansey has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

53mins

Foul by David Davis on Robbie Neilson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Robbie Neilson.

53mins

Corner taken by Gary Mackay-Steven from the left by-line played to the near post, Roman Golobart manages to make a clearance.

52mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Johnny Hayes. Dusan Pernis takes the direct free kick.

51mins

Goal scored by Johnny Russell from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Inverness CT 2-1 Dundee Utd.Assist by Stuart Armstrong.

49mins

Johnny Russell is brought on as a substitute for Willo Flood.

47mins

Billy McKay grabs a headed goal from inside the area. Inverness CT 2-0 Dundee Utd.Assist by Johnny Hayes.

47mins

Short corner taken by Johnny Hayes. Short corner taken by Johnny Hayes.

46mins

Robbie Neilson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Shinnie. Greg Tansey crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Sean Dillon manages to make a clearance.

45mins

Robbie Neilson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richie Foran. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Johnny Hayes, Robbie Neilson manages to make a clearance.

44mins

Billy McKay takes a shot. Save by Dusan Pernis. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Johnny Hayes from the right by-line, Robbie Neilson makes a clearance.

43mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jon Daly. Roman Golobart restarts play with the free kick.

41mins

Kenny Gillet challenges Scott Robertson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Dixon.

39mins

Gary Mackay-Steven concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Cox. Johnny Hayes restarts play with the free kick.

37mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jon Daly on Roman Golobart. Kenny Gillet takes the direct free kick.

35mins

The referee blows for offside. Gary Mackay-Steven is shown a yellow card for time wasting. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Esson.

34mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Willo Flood by Richie Foran. Free kick taken by John Rankin.

33mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kenny Gillet on Stuart Armstrong. Free kick taken by John Rankin.

32mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jon Daly by Roman Golobart. Sean Dillon restarts play with the free kick.

31mins

Corner taken by Gary Mackay-Steven from the left by-line, Unfair challenge on Roman Golobart by Jon Daly results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Esson.

28mins

Corner taken by Gary Mackay-Steven from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Roman Golobart.

27mins

Gary Mackay-Steven takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Header from deep inside the area by Jon Daly goes over the bar.

26mins

Unfair challenge on Willo Flood by Lee Cox results in a free kick. Sean Dillon takes the direct free kick.

24mins

Richie Foran fouled by Willo Flood, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Johnny Hayes.

23mins

Unfair challenge on Kenny Gillet by Robbie Neilson results in a free kick. Ryan Esson takes the direct free kick.

20mins

The referee blows for offside against Kenny Gillet. Dusan Pernis restarts play with the free kick.

18mins

Unfair challenge on Kenny Gillet by Jon Daly results in a free kick. Richie Foran takes the free kick.

14mins

Foul by David Davis on John Rankin, free kick awarded. David Davis is cautioned. Lee Cox is brought on as a substitute for Chris Hogg. Direct free kick taken by Willo Flood.

13mins

Johnny Hayes decides to take the corner short.

10mins

Jon Daly is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Ryan Esson takes the direct free kick.

7mins

Roman Golobart gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stuart Armstrong. Willo Flood takes the free kick.

2mins

Johnny Hayes grabs a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Inverness CT 1-0 Dundee Utd.The assist for the goal came from David Davis.

1mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Rankin by Greg Tansey. Direct free kick taken by Dusan Pernis.

Match Preview

McKay finding his feet Billy McKay admits he is finally starting to feel at home at Inverness after making his first start for the club almost five months after joining. The striker got off to the worst possible start after his move from Northampton in July, suffering an ankle injury in his first training session. McKay then struggled to break into the team after regaining his fitness, making two brief substitute appearances before December as Gregory Tade made the centre-forward's role his own. But McKay caught manager Terry Butcher's eye with a double in friendly action against Ross County and was handed a surprise start in last weekend's trip to St Mirren Park. The former Northern Ireland Under-21 international grasped his opportunity, showing some good touches to help Caley Thistle off the bottom of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League with a 2-1 win. And McKay is now relishing the chance to show Caley Thistle's home fans what he can do when Dundee United visit the Highlands on Saturday. "I enjoyed myself and the lads got the three points, which is the most important thing," the 23-year-old said of the win over St Mirren. "It felt like my debut so it was really good. "It could have been even better. I had one in the first half and I didn't think I was offside and there was a chance in the second half when I just slipped. "But I was pleased with how I played and pleased we got the win. "I'm enjoying myself now and being part of it again. "It just feels like how it should. Every Saturday when I wasn't playing it didn't feel right. Now it's starting to feel right. "It was a great feeling coming back up the the road after the win. "We're looking to go on a run now. If we win on Saturday by a couple of goals we can overtake Dundee United, so that's what we're looking to do. "We're looking to pick up our first back-to-back wins and we're at home, so we are probably expected to win." Defenders Josh Meekings and Thomas Piermayr are back in contention for Inverness. Piermayr has recovered from a back injury and Meekings has returned earlier than expected from a calf knock. Winger Aidan Chippendale (hamstring) and defender David Proctor (ankle) are still missing and long-term absentees Aaron Doran and Owain Tudur-Jones are short of fitness. Dundee United forward Stuart Armstrong hopes a victory can be the catalyst for a strong festive campaign. March's 2-0 win at Inverness was part of an eight-match unbeaten streak, featuring five wins. Armstrong, who began that match, hopes Saturday`s game can spark a similar run of form. The 19-year-old said: "It started a very important run for us. It was a good game and nice to get a win. "It's definitely possible. We need a win and to think game to game and see where we end up."] United have the same squad available as the one which lost 1-0 to Celtic last Sunday. Midfielder Danny Swanson (knee) and utility man Scott Severin (broken leg) remain out.

Formation:4411Manager: Terry Butcher

Inverness CT

Formation: 442Manager: Peter Houston

Dundee Utd

  • Ryan Esson
  • Ross Tokely
  • Chris Hogg
  • Kenny Gillet
  • Johnny Hayes
  • Greg Tansey
  • Roman Golobart
  • Andrew Shinnie
  • Richie Foran
  • David Davis
  • Billy McKay
  • SUBS
  • Jonny Tuffey
  • Lee Cox
  • Nick Ross
  • Gregory Tade
  • Gavin Morrison
  • Shane Sutherland
  • Graeme Shinnie

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Match Report

United comeback stuns Caley Dundee United completed a barnstorming second-half comeback, led by substitute Johnny Russell, to overcome 10-man Inverness 3-2. Early goals in either half from Johnny Hayes and Billy McKay put Inverness in front, but United replacement Russell reduced the lead before a Roman Golobart own-goal levelled. Russell then won the match for the visitors with 12 minutes to go, while David Davis was dismissed for two bookable offences with seven minutes to go. Inverness, who had lost their previous three matches against United, fielded an unchanged starting line-up as manager Terry Butcher kept faith with the same squad of players that had overcome St Mirren 2-1 last weekend. The visitors were aiming to put the disappointment of a 1-0 defeat to Celtic behind them with United boss Peter Houston opting to make two changes. Sean Dillon and Stuart Armstrong were promoted from the substitutes bench, replacing Gary Kenneth and Russell. If the alterations were meant to galvanise United then it had completely the opposite effect as Caley Thistle took the lead with just 69 seconds gone. A surging run from on-loan Wolves midfielder Davis left the defence trailing in his wake as he cut the ball back into the path of Hayes, who thundered home a low shot from eight yards. Inverness, however, suffered a blow in the 13th minute when a collision between Gary Mackay-Steven and Chris Hogg resulted in the latter being stretchered off with a nasty-looking leg injury. United began to press more, Jon Daly going close with a free header after being set up by Mackay-Steven, but Inverness goalkeeper Ryan Esson was not being tested. Caley Thistle still looked the more dangerous and only a fine save by Dusan Pernis prevented McKay from capitalising on a Robbie Neilson error. McKay may have been foiled just before half-time, but he was not to be denied two minutes into the second half as Inverness were once more out the blocks quickly. Hayes swung in a tempting cross from the right and McKay beat Gavin Gunning to get a vital touch with his head that took it into the corner of the net past Pernis for his first Caley goal. United made an immediate change, introducing Russell for Willo Flood, and the substitute made an instant impact two minutes later. Stuart Armstrong did the hard work in getting himself past several Inverness challenges before the ball broke to Russell, who sent a searing drive past the well beaten Esson. Caley Thistle then absorbed some pressure, Golobart getting his body in the way of Daly's header, but they nearly restored their two-goal led when Richie Foran struck a piledriver from 25 yards that flew narrowly wide. United sensed, however, the comeback was on and they drew level with 64 minutes gone. Mackay-Steven had the initial effort from the angle of the penalty area which, although on target, appeared to be heading into Esson's arms until Golobart diverted it past him and into the corner of the goal. The Spaniard, on loan from Wigan, then came close to atoning for his own-goal, but he could not quite convert Greg Tansey's cross in a match that was now finely balanced. Inverness, however, were nervy and United went in front for the first time with 78 minutes played. Mackay-Steven put the ball through for Russell and he got in ahead of Kenny Gillet to prod the ball home for his second of the game. It then got worse for Caley Thistle as Davis saw red for a second bookable offence in the 83rd minute after catching Mackay-Steven. endM

Form Guide

    DLWLLW
  • Inverness CT
  • VS
  • Dundee Utd
  • DWLWDL

Last Meetings

  • Dundee Utd
  • 3 - 1
  • Inverness CT
  • 17/09/2011
  • Dundee Utd
  • 1 - 0
  • Inverness CT
  • 19/03/2011
  • Inverness CT
  • 0 - 2
  • Dundee Utd
  • 01/03/2011
  • 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

Top Scorers

Inverness CT

  • A Shinnie 6
  • G Tade 6
  • J Hayes 3
  • G Tansey 2
  • R Tokely 1
  • R Foran 1
  • N Ross 1
  • G Shinnie 1
  • D Davis 1

Dundee Utd

  • J Daly 7
  • D Swanson 3
  • L Dalla Valle 3
  • J Russell 2
  • G Mackay-Steven 2
  • S Robertson 1
  • P Dixon 1
  • G Gunning 1
  • B Douglas 1

Goals

Inverness CT

    • Total goals 55
    • Goals per game 22
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Dundee Utd

    • Total goals 54
    • Goals per game 21
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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