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  • Date:17 Dec 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Rugby Park
  • Attendance:4,007
  • Dayton (50)
  • Dixon (90)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92mins

Matthew Kennedy delivers the ball, Garry Kenneth makes a clearance.

91mins

Paul Dixon finds the net with a goal from just outside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Kilmarnock 1-1 Dundee Utd.Assist by Gary Mackay-Steven.

89mins

The ball is delivered by Paul Dixon, Header on goal by Jon Daly from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

89mins

Shot from just outside the box by Dean Shiels misses to the left of the target.

86mins

Garry Kenneth is brought on as a substitute for Gavin Gunning. Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Kelly on Gary Mackay-Steven. Robbie Neilson restarts play with the free kick. Gary Harkins goes off and Mohamadou Sissoko comes on.

83mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jon Daly. Cameron Bell takes the direct free kick.

80mins

Gary Mackay-Steven takes a shot from 25 yards. Cameron Bell makes a save.

80mins

David Silva sends in a cross, Sean Dillon makes a clearance.

80mins

Gary Harkins delivers the ball, Gavin Gunning makes a clearance. The ball is delivered by Gary Harkins.

78mins

James Dayton leaves the field to be replaced by David Silva.

77mins

Foul by Paul Dixon on James Dayton, free kick awarded. Manuel Pascali takes the free kick.

75mins

Gavin Gunning challenges Gary Harkins unfairly and gives away a free kick. Dean Shiels restarts play with the free kick.

73mins

A cross is delivered by Gary Mackay-Steven, Rory McKeown gets a block in. Gary Mackay-Steven takes a inswinging corner. Lauri Dalla Valle on for John Rankin.

72mins

Corner taken right-footed by Dean Shiels.

71mins

John Rankin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Garry Hay. Manuel Pascali takes the direct free kick.

70mins

John Rankin produces a left-footed shot from long distance which goes wide left of the goal.

69mins

Paul Dixon produces a cross, Alex Pursehouse gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Gary Mackay-Steven from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Garry Hay.

67mins

(Kilmarnock) makes a substitution, with Matthew Kennedy coming on for Paul Heffernan. James Dayton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Mackay-Steven. Dusan Pernis restarts play with the free kick.

65mins

A cross is delivered by James Dayton.

63mins

A cross is delivered by Jon Daly, Rory McKeown gets a block in.

60mins

The ball is sent over by Robbie Neilson, Cameron Bell makes a save.

59mins

The ball is delivered by Dean Shiels, blocked by Robbie Neilson.

57mins

Johnny Russell fouled by Rory McKeown, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Dixon. Headed effort from inside the area by Gavin Gunning misses to the right of the target.

55mins

The ball is swung over by Paul Dixon, Johnny Russell has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the target.

54mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by John Rankin on Liam Kelly. Direct free kick taken by Manuel Pascali.

53mins

The ball is swung over by Robbie Neilson, Zdenek Kroca manages to make a clearance.

52mins

Johnny Russell has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.

51mins

James Dayton finds the net with a goal from long distance to the top left corner of the goal. Kilmarnock 1-0 Dundee Utd.The assist for the goal came from Dean Shiels.

46mins

Paul Dixon concedes a free kick for a foul on James Dayton. Alex Pursehouse takes the direct free kick.

43mins

Centre by Paul Dixon, Shot from close range by Jon Daly misses to the right of the goal.

43mins

The ball is crossed by Paul Dixon.

42mins

The ball is swung over by Gary Mackay-Steven, Alex Pursehouse gets a block in. Corner taken left-footed by Gary Mackay-Steven, Header on goal by Gavin Gunning from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

39mins

Liam Kelly challenges Scott Robertson unfairly and gives away a free kick. John Rankin takes the free kick. The ball is delivered by Paul Dixon.

38mins

Dean Shiels takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Scott Robertson.

37mins

The ball is delivered by Rory McKeown, blocked by Robbie Neilson.

37mins

The ball is sent over by James Dayton.

35mins

Stuart Armstrong takes a shot. Cameron Bell gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Gary Mackay-Steven. Left-footed shot by Paul Dixon went wide right of the target.

35mins

Inswinging corner taken by Gary Mackay-Steven from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Paul Heffernan.

34mins

Liam Kelly concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Dixon. Direct free kick taken by John Rankin.

33mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Manuel Pascali on Johnny Russell. John Rankin takes the free kick.

32mins

The referee blows for offside against Johnny Russell. Free kick taken by Alex Pursehouse.

32mins

Garry Hay takes a shot. Save made by Dusan Pernis.

31mins

Rory McKeown has a volleyed shot. Dusan Pernis makes a save.

28mins

Effort from deep inside the area by Jon Daly misses to the left of the target.

27mins

A cross is delivered by Rory McKeown, clearance made by John Rankin.

25mins

Effort from outside the penalty box by Gary Harkins goes wide left of the target.

25mins

The ball is delivered by Rory McKeown.

24mins

Jon Daly crosses the ball.

24mins

John Rankin delivers the ball, clearance made by Zdenek Kroca.

23mins

The ball is delivered by Gary Mackay-Steven, Alex Pursehouse gets a block in.

22mins

Foul by Stuart Armstrong on Alex Pursehouse, free kick awarded. Cameron Bell takes the free kick.

22mins

A cross is delivered by Robbie Neilson, Manuel Pascali manages to make a clearance.

20mins

Paul Heffernan produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

17mins

Stuart Armstrong has an effort at goal from just outside the box hitting the post.

16mins

Rory McKeown sends in a cross, Robbie Neilson makes a clearance.

15mins

Centre by Rory McKeown, Effort from deep inside the area by Zdenek Kroca misses to the left of the goal.

14mins

Gary Mackay-Steven concedes a free kick for a foul on James Dayton. Dean Shiels crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Robbie Neilson.

13mins

Shot by Johnny Russell. Alex Pursehouse gets a block in. Corner taken by Gary Mackay-Steven from the left by-line, Gary Harkins manages to make a clearance.

12mins

Gary Mackay-Steven delivers the ball, Alex Pursehouse gets a block in. Gary Mackay-Steven takes a outswinging corner.

11mins

Dean Shiels takes a shot.

9mins

The ball is sent over by James Dayton, clearance made by John Rankin.

9mins

The ball is delivered by Garry Hay, Sean Dillon makes a clearance.

7mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Gary Mackay-Steven, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Jon Daly misses to the left of the goal.

5mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Gary Mackay-Steven from the right by-line. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Gary Mackay-Steven, Scott Robertson takes a shot. Jon Daly takes a shot. Save by Cameron Bell. Scott Robertson sends in a cross, Manuel Pascali makes a clearance. Cameron Bell makes a save.

3mins

A cross is delivered by Robbie Neilson, Zdenek Kroca makes a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by Gary Mackay-Steven from the right by-line to the near post, Alex Pursehouse manages to make a clearance. John Rankin takes a shot. Save by Cameron Bell.

2mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robbie Neilson by Gary Harkins. Sean Dillon restarts play with the free kick.

1mins

Centre by Robbie Neilson.

Match Preview

Shiels enjoying Killie life Dean Shiels is revelling in his role in a Kilmarnock team which suits his style of play but he admits he has no idea whether his run will continue after January. The Doncaster midfielder was signed on loan by his father, Kenny Shiels, in July and has been a key factor in the Ayrshire side continuing their brand of attractive football. Shiels has scored six goals and helped Kilmarnock maintain a top-six place ahead of the visit of Dundee United. "I've really enjoyed it," Shiels said. "The team plays good football and you get the ball to feet. My type of player is always going to revel in playing in this team." Shiels has linked up well with Gary Harkins and centre-forward Paul Heffernan in an attacking triumvirate. "They are two good players with a lot of ability," the 26-year-old said. "When you play with good players it makes your game easier. Heff has done remarkably well since he came up, I think he has scored 10 goals. "Harkins is actually an attacking midfielder but the gaffer has moved him up front and he has done very well." Killie will be without midfielders Danny Buijs (hamstring) and David Silva (quadricep) against the Tangerines. Defender Mahamoudo Sissoko should shake off a knock, but striker Paul Heffernan (groin) is still a doubt. Shiels and Liam Kelly are fit after minor fitness issues, but James Fowler is suspended. Dundee United striker Johnny Russell has been told to raise his game from the start following his recent super-sub heroics. The 21-year-old came off the substitutes' bench to score twice last weekend as United came from two goals down to beat Inverness 3-2 and is expected to be rewarded with a first league start against Kilmarnock. First-team coach Gary Kirk said: "His workrate was fantastic and he was really lively when he came on. "That's what he's got to do for 90 minutes, not just for 40 minutes when he gets on the park. If he starts on Saturday he's got to give us that performance again." Dundee United have an unchanged squad for the clash. Forward Dale Hilson has a thigh knock, but should be fit, while midfielder Danny Swanson (knee) and utility man Scott Severin (broken leg) remain out.

Formation:4411Manager: Kenny Shiels

Kilmarnock

Formation: 4411Manager: Peter Houston

Dundee Utd

  • Cameron Bell
  • Alex Pursehouse
  • Zdenek Kroca
  • Manuel Pascali
  • Rory McKeown
  • James Dayton
  • Dean Shiels
  • Liam Kelly
  • Garry Hay
  • Gary Harkins
  • Paul Heffernan
  • SUBS
  • Anssi Jaakkola
  • David Silva
  • Danny Racchi
  • Gary Fisher
  • Matthew Kennedy
  • Ross Barbour
  • Mohamadou Sissoko

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Match Report

Dixon earns United a point A stoppage-time equaliser from Paul Dixon earned Dundee United a hard-fought 1-1 draw against Kilmarnock at Rugby Park. The hosts looked to have earned all three points after James Dayton's stunning strike early in the second half, however Dixon hit back in injury-time to ensure Peter Houston's men left with a share of the spoils. United started the match full of confidence after battling back to defeat Inverness last weekend and they created the first chance of the match, John Rankin forcing Cammy Bell into a good low stop. A minute later United came even closer to opening the scoring when Jon Daly connected with Gary Mackay-Steven's corner but his header was turned on to the bar by Bell. Buoyed by their impressive start the visitors again carved out an excellent chance after six minutes, but again Bell produced an excellent save to deny Daly. It took the hosts 12 minutes to create their first chance of the encounter. The Killie fans shouted for a penalty when Dixon appeared to fell Dayton inside the area but the ball broke to Dean Shiels, who unleashed a stinging effort which struck the crossbar. Minutes later Manuel Pascali passed up a glorious chance when he blazed wide from eight yards after clever build-up play from Rory McKeown. The game continued to swing from end to end and the woodwork again came to Kilmarnock's rescue when Stuart Armstrong's 20-yard drive beat Bell but came back off the inside of the left-hand post. The best chance of the first 45 minutes fell to United captain Daly. Johnny Russell evaded two Kilmarnock defenders and threaded the ball through to the onrushing striker, who slid the ball wide of the post with the goal at his mercy. Bell was playing a pivotal part in keeping his side on level terms and after the home defence failed to deal with Mackay-Steven's corner, the Scotland international made a smart save at the feet of Armstrong. After a dull opening to the second half the game was brought to life as Kilmarnock grabbed a sensational opener. United lost possession in the middle of the park, allowing Dayton to drive forward and unleash an incredible 25-yard strike beyond keeper Dusan Pernis and into the top left-hand corner. Two minutes later Russell passed up a chance for a quickfire leveller when the ball broke to him on the edge of the area but he dragged his shot wide of the target. Former Blackburn defender Gavin Gunning also failed to hit the target when he connected with Dixon's free-kick on 56 minutes as the visitors struggled to turn their possession into goals. Unlike the first half, both teams found goalscoring opportunities at a premium. Goal hero Dayton, after a tireless performance, was replaced by David Silva as the hosts looked to hold on to their lead. On 80 minutes United forced Bell into his first save of the second half, when Mackay-Steven unleashed a tricky shot from just inside the penalty box. The Kilmarnock defence were rarely threatened by the visitors' attack but as the clock reached 90 minutes they were dealt a crushing blow. Armstrong fed Dixon, who cut inside and fizzed an unstoppable effort low beyond Bell.

Form Guide

    DWLDWW
  • Kilmarnock
  • VS
  • Dundee Utd
  • WLWDLW

Last Meetings

  • Dundee Utd
  • 1 - 1
  • Kilmarnock
  • 24/07/2011
  • Dundee Utd
  • 4 - 2
  • Kilmarnock
  • 23/04/2011
  • Kilmarnock
  • 1 - 1
  • Dundee Utd
  • 22/01/2011
  • Dundee Utd
  • 1 - 1
  • Kilmarnock
  • 13/11/2010
  • Kilmarnock
  • 1 - 2
  • Dundee Utd
  • 02/10/2010
  • Kilmarnock
  • 4 - 4
  • Dundee Utd
  • 30/01/2010

Top Scorers

Kilmarnock

  • P Heffernan 6
  • D Shiels 4
  • J Dayton 2
  • M Pascali 2
  • J Fowler 1
  • Z Kroca 1
  • G Harkins 1
  • R McKeown 1

Dundee Utd

  • J Daly 7
  • J Russell 4
  • D Swanson 3
  • L Dalla Valle 3
  • G Mackay-Steven 2
  • S Robertson 1
  • P Dixon 1
  • G Gunning 1
  • B Douglas 1

Goals

Kilmarnock

    • Total goals 48
    • Goals per game 23
  • 2 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Dundee Utd

    • Total goals 49
    • Goals per game 24
  • 1 (For) 2 (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) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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