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Marinho Rui Miguel produces a cross, Conor Sammon grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Kilmarnock 1-2 Dundee Utd.Assist on the goal came from David Silva.
David Robertson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mehdi Taouil. Free kick taken by Mohamadou Sissoko.
David Robertson has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.
The ball is sent over by Danny Cadamarteri, clearance made by Mohamadou Sissoko.
Shot by David Goodwillie from 30 yards. Save by Cameron Bell.
Danny Cadamarteri is brought on as a substitute for Prince Buaben.
Danny Cadamarteri on for Prince Buaben.
Jamie Hamill produces a cross, Scott Severin makes a clearance.
Jon Daly concedes a free kick for a foul on Mohamadou Sissoko. Manuel Pascali restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Jamie Hamill on Prince Buaben, free kick awarded. Dusan Pernis takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Morgaro Gomis on Alexei Eremenko. Free kick taken by Cameron Bell.
Mehdi Taouil is penalised for a handball. Garry Kenneth takes the free kick.
Foul by Jon Daly on Jamie Hamill, free kick awarded. Jamie Hamill restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Conor Sammon, Garry Kenneth manages to make a clearance.
Foul by Morgaro Gomis on Marinho Rui Miguel, free kick awarded. Morgaro Gomis booked for unsporting behaviour. Alexei Eremenko restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by David Robertson. Frazer Wright receives a red card for second bookable offence.
Shot by David Goodwillie. Save by Cameron Bell.
Effort on goal by Marinho Rui Miguel from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.
Prince Buaben takes a shot. Save by Cameron Bell.
Marinho Rui Miguel gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Keith Watson. Garry Kenneth takes the free kick.
David Goodwillie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Manuel Pascali. Manuel Pascali restarts play with the free kick.
David Robertson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Manuel Pascali. Free kick taken by Jamie Hamill.
Mehdi Taouil comes on in place of Garry Hay.
Frazer Wright receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
Shot from just outside the box by Conor Sammon misses to the left of the goal.
A cross is delivered by Alexei Eremenko, save made by Dusan Pernis.
Unfair challenge on Jamie Hamill by David Robertson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jamie Hamill.
Keith Watson replaces Paul Dixon.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamie Hamill on Paul Dixon. A cross is delivered by Garry Hay, Jon Daly scores a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Kilmarnock 0-2 Dundee Utd.Assist on the goal came from Scott Severin.
David Goodwillie fouled by Garry Hay, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Dixon produces a cross, Jon Daly takes a shot. Save by Cameron Bell.
David Robertson produces a cross, clearance by Mohamadou Sissoko.
Centre by Jamie Hamill, Craig Bryson has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
Marinho Rui Miguel comes on in place of Daniele Invincibile.
Alexei Eremenko has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the target.
Corner taken right-footed by Craig Bryson.
Effort from 25 yards by Manuel Pascali. Garry Kenneth gets a block in. Corner taken short by Alexei Eremenko.
The ball is crossed by Garry Hay, blocked by Sean Dillon.
Daniele Invincibile sends in a cross.
The ball is delivered by David Goodwillie, save by Cameron Bell.
The ball is swung over by Daniele Invincibile.
The ball is delivered by Sean Dillon, clearance made by Mohamadou Sissoko.
The ball is sent over by Jamie Hamill, Garry Kenneth makes a clearance. The ball is sent over by Garry Hay.
Daniele Invincibile delivers the ball, blocked by Garry Kenneth.
David Goodwillie is ruled offside. Cameron Bell takes the free kick.
Shot from just outside the area by David Silva goes over the bar.
David Silva produces a cross, Scott Severin makes a clearance.
Paul Dixon produces a cross, clearance made by Mohamadou Sissoko. Shot by David Goodwillie. Mohamadou Sissoko gets a block in.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Alexei Eremenko.
Short corner worked by Alexei Eremenko.
Free kick awarded for a foul by David Goodwillie on Mohamadou Sissoko. Cameron Bell restarts play with the free kick.
Sean Dillon delivers the ball, David Robertson produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Effort from a long way out by Craig Bryson goes wide right of the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Garry Kenneth on Craig Bryson. Garry Kenneth receives a caution. Alexei Eremenko takes the direct free kick.
David Goodwillie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mohamadou Sissoko. Cameron Bell takes the direct free kick.
David Goodwillie goes into the book.
Scott Robertson on for Darren Dods.
Conor Sammon sends in a cross.
Free kick awarded for a foul by David Goodwillie on Mohamadou Sissoko. Direct free kick taken by Manuel Pascali.
Shot from outside the box by Conor Sammon goes wide right of the target.
The ball is sent over by Sean Dillon.
Conor Sammon challenges Darren Dods unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Severin restarts play with the free kick.
David Silva takes a shot. Save made by Dusan Pernis.
Shot from long distance by Alexei Eremenko goes wide of the left-hand post.
Manuel Pascali gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Prince Buaben. Prince Buaben restarts play with the free kick.
David Silva takes a shot. Blocked by Garry Kenneth.
Craig Bryson takes a shot. Save made by Dusan Pernis.
The assistant referee signals for offside against David Robertson. Cameron Bell restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Silva by Sean Dillon. Free kick taken by Manuel Pascali.
Direct free kick taken by Darren Dods.
Conor Sammon produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.
Effort on goal by David Goodwillie from 18 yards. Save made by Cameron Bell.
Conor Sammon takes a shot. Save by Dusan Pernis.
Jamie Hamill delivers the ball.
The ball is crossed by Alexei Eremenko, Garry Kenneth makes a clearance.
Daniele Invincibile delivers the ball, Darren Dods makes a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Garry Hay.
Outswinging corner taken by Alexei Eremenko from the right by-line, clearance by Darren Dods.
Sean Dillon challenges David Silva unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Alexei Eremenko from left wing, save by Dusan Pernis.
David Goodwillie takes a shot. Blocked by Manuel Pascali.
Garry Kenneth gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Conor Sammon. Manuel Pascali restarts play with the free kick.
David Goodwillie crosses the ball, Mohamadou Sissoko makes a clearance.
David Silva produces a cross, Header from deep inside the area by Conor Sammon goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
David Goodwillie gets on the score sheet with a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Kilmarnock 0-1 Dundee Utd.
Garry Hay takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post.
Paul Dixon takes a outswinging corner.
The ball is delivered by Paul Dixon, Frazer Wright manages to make a clearance.
Long range effort from David Silva misses to the left of the target.
The ball is sent over by Garry Kenneth.
Daniele Invincibile takes a shot. Save by Sean Dillon.
Shot by Mohamadou Sissoko from 12 yards. Morgaro Gomis gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Alexei Eremenko played to the near post, clearance made by Paul Dixon.
Outswinging corner taken by Garry Hay from the left by-line, Jon Daly makes a clearance.
Daniele Invincibile concedes a free kick for a foul on David Goodwillie. Prince Buaben produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, save by Cameron Bell.
David Silva takes a shot. Garry Kenneth gets a block in.
Jon Daly challenges Frazer Wright unfairly and gives away a free kick. Manuel Pascali takes the direct free kick.
Garry Hay crosses the ball, save by Dusan Pernis.
Paul Dixon produces a cross.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Paul Dixon, Scott Severin takes a shot. Save made by Cameron Bell.
The match has kicked off.
The first half comes to an end.
The match restarts for the second half.
The referee signals the end of the game.
No changes for Killie
Kilmarnock manager Mixu Paatelainen has an unchanged squad for the Clydesdale Bank Premier League visit of Dundee United.
Frazer Wright has fully recovered from the rib injury that he played through at Hamilton last weekend.
Paatelainen is still missing long-term injury victims James Dayton, James Fowler and Alan Combe.
Meanwhile, Dundee United boss Peter Houston admits that David Robertson does not look like the most accomplished footballer - but insists he is worth his weight in gold.
The Tannadice midfielder has an ungainly running style and earned the nickname 'Happy Feet' after a cartoon penguin for the way he moves around the park.
But Houston believes the 24-year-old is effective rather than graceful.
Robertson, who will be in Houston's midfield for the trip to Kilmarnock, has played in virtually every position for United and has been enjoying his best spell of form so far this season.
Houston said: "David Robertson is not the most pleasing player on the eye to watch but he's a real players' player.
"He's been here for years, right through the youth ranks and has been a utility player - which has not always helped him.
"I've seen him play right back, left back, right across the midfield and even off the front in his time. So he's able to play a number of positions and does his bit.
"One thing you can guarantee from him is he gives everything and so often he does the donkey work for others.
"With his form lately it's hard to keep him out of the team. Against Aberdeen he picked up an injury in the first minute but kept going through it - that sums him up for me.
"He's a great boy and a great player. He'll fill every position for me and never moans about it once, he just gets on with the job.
"I like players like that."
Houston has declared himself satisfied with his team's form so far this season, although he admits they have not hit the peak of last term yet.
That is understandable considering Craig Conway and Danny Swanson have been missing but he still reckons they have enough to beat Killie.
He said: "We have a lot of flair players out of the team but I have been delighted with the lads.
"Scott Severin has brought the experience and calmness that I thought he would.
"He's done really well, I know what he's all about and he's starting to do what I thought he would.
"We've got a lot of young players, especially at the back, and he's had a positive impact on them.
"Our boys are getting more and more experienced in the SPL and having someone like Severin alongside them helps them along.
"We're not playing great football every week at the moment, which is understandable considering the likes of Conway and Danny Swanson are missing.
"But we've picked up a few decent results lately and want to keep that going against Killie."
Garry Kenneth has passed himself fit after picking up a head injury against St Johnstone last weekend and Houston reckons he will need to get ready for another bruising encounter.
He said: "Garry has trained all week, he's had the stitches out and it won't bother him.
"Killie are a good side, I watched them against Celtic and Aberdeen.
"Mixu's signings have done really well. He has brought in some good quality, the guy Eremenko has been a revelation and Connor Sammon is having a new lease of life.
"So we're in for another battle."
Killie pay the price
Dundee United's superior finishing was the difference between the two sides at Rugby Park as Kilmarnock paid heavily for being wasteful in front of goal, losing 2-1.
After David Goodwillie put United ahead on 15 minutes, Kilmarnock dominated the first half and again after the break before United doubled their lead on 69 minutes through Jon Daly.
Kilmarnock ended the game with 10 men after two late bookings for Frazer Wright, before Conor Sammon's injury-time goal for the hosts.
Garry Kenneth had recovered from a head knock to take his place alongside Darren Dods at the back for the visitors - but Craig Conway, whose medial ligament damage flared up in training, missed out.
Killie demoted on-loan Chelsea defender Ben Gordon to the bench to allow veteran Garry Hay a return at left-back.
The last time these clubs met at this ground in January the match finished 4-4 - so this Clydesdale Bank Premier League contest had much to live up to.
Scott Severin, on loan at Kilmarnock from Watford last season, was the first to threaten for the visitors with a firm header well held by Cameron Bell.
David Silva nutmegged Kenneth, sporting a head bandage, but his driven shot in the fifth minute was blocked by a diving tackle from Severin.
Kilmarnock goalkeeper Bell needed two attempts to catch a powerful Prince Buaben free-kick, as did his United counterpart when dealing with Danny Invincibile's low drive.
United were ahead in the 15th minute when battling play from Paul Dixon saw the ball run kindly for Goodwillie and his deflected shot looped over the grounded Bell and in.
Killie came close to levelling when Silva made room on the left and, from his cross, Sammon sent a flicked header over the crossbar.
Sammon was looking Kilmarnock's main threat and after exchanging passes with Craig Bryson he sent a shot narrowly wide with goalkeeper Dusan Pernis beaten.
Kenneth did well to get in the way of a fierce effort from Silva, but might have been punished when he seemed to impede Sammon's attempt to retrieve the loose ball before Pernis.
Alexei Eremenko was frustrated when Invincibile failed to control his crossfield pass, but did not fare much better himself with an attempted volley from distance which flew well off target.
Silva connected much better with a long-range shot on 40 minutes, Pernis this time forced into an acrobatic one-handed stop to preserve United's advantage.
Kilmarnock had a penalty appeal rejected when David Robertson felled Eremenko inside the area, but any contact was minimal and it looked the correct decision to give nothing.
United made a change at the break with Dods, injured by a first-half challenge by Sammon, making way for Scott Robertson.
On 48 minutes, United should have doubled their lead, Goodwillie's low cross from the right seeing David Robertson send a diving header wide from close range.
Back came Kilmarnock, but again their finishing was wasteful as Sammon played in Silva for a shooting chance, but the winger blazed high and wide.
Manuel Pascali had a shot deflected wide by Kenneth, while an angled Eremenko drive drifted beyond the far post as a goal remained elusive for the home side.
Jamie Hamill's good work on the right and resulting cross deserved better than Bryson's poorly struck shot wide with the goal inviting.
The United punishment for misses like these came in the 69th minute when - after Severin's headed knockdown - Daly controlled and scrambled the ball over the line.
Kilmarnock's fate was sealed when Wright collected a second yellow card and an ordering-off in the 82nd minute for dissent, although Conor Sammon did get the home side on the scoresheet in the third minute of injury-time when he bundled in a Rui Miguel cross which was headed back in by Silva.
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