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  • Date:15 Sep 2013
  • Kick-off:12:45
  • Venue:Victoria Park
  • Attendance:3,005
  • Sproule (71) Mustafi (76)
    Quinn (76)
  • Mackay-Steven - pen (17) Ciftci (64)
Goal!

Live Commentary

The referee brings the game to a close.

91:42 +1.42

Richard Brittain restarts play with the free kick.

90:57 +0.57

Paul Paton takes the free kick.

90:40 +0.40

Brian Graham fouled by Scott Boyd, the ref awards a free kick.

90:16 +0.16

Melvin De Leeuw takes a shot and went wide left of the target.

88:14

Ryan Dow delivers the ball.

86:43

Melvin De Leeuw gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Mackay-Steven.

86:09

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

84:17

Brian Graham is brought on as a substitute for Ryan Gauld.

83:31

Richard Brittain takes the free kick.

83:06

Unfair challenge on Brian McLean by Ryan Dow results in a free kick.

82:33

Centre by Melvin De Leeuw.

80:47

Paul Paton fouled by Orhan Mustafi, the ref awards a free kick.

80:00

Corner taken by Graham Carey.

78:59

The referee blows for offside against Gary Mackay-Steven.

78:26

Rocco Quinn takes a brilliant shot.

76:37

Orhan Mustafi heads the ball into the goal. Ross County 2-4 Dundee Utd.

76:32

The ball is swung over by Graham Carey.

71:37

(Dundee Utd) makes a substitution, with David Goodwillie coming on for Nadir Ciftci.

71:35

Ivan Sproule scores a right footed goal. Ross County 1-4 Dundee Utd.

70:30

Keith Watson takes the free kick.

69:44

Melvin De Leeuw concedes a free kick for a foul on Nadir Ciftci.

69:25

Scott Boyd is brought on as a substitute for Grant Munro.

68:14

Ryan Dow comes on in place of Stuart Armstrong.

67:16

Headed chance falls to Orhan Mustafi. Fine finger tip save by Radoslaw Cierzniak.

67:07

Centre by Richard Brittain.

66:40

Stuart Armstrong takes a shot.

64:56

Nadir Ciftci scores a left footed goal. Ross County 0-4 Dundee Utd.Assist by Ryan Gauld.

62:50

Ivan Sproule produces a cross.

59:50

The assistant referee flags for offside against Stuart Armstrong.

59:01

Melvin De Leeuw on for Ben Gordon.

58:55

Mihael Kovacevic goes off and Orhan Mustafi comes on.

57:09

Grant Munro takes the free kick.

57:03

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Mackay-Steven on Ben Gordon.

56:13

Corner taken by Stuart Armstrong.

55:47

Nadir Ciftci takes a shot. Fine finger tip save by Mark Brown.

53:40

Free kick taken by Mark Brown.

53:28

Ryan Gauld is caught offside.

52:33

The assistant referee signals for offside against Stuart Armstrong.

51:15

Ryan Gauld takes a shot and went wide of the right hand post.

46:54

Free kick taken by Mark Brown.

46:44

The referee blows for offside against Gary Mackay-Steven.

45:51

Corner taken by Graham Carey from the right by-line.

The referee gets the second half started.

The match has reached half-time.

45:47 +0.47

Unfair challenge on Stuart Kettlewell by Andrew Robertson results in a free kick.

45:16 +0.16

Andrew Robertson delivers the ball.

44:23

Corner taken by Ryan Gauld from the left by-line.

42:56

Grant Munro takes the free kick.

41:51

Centre by Mihael Kovacevic.

41:03

Corner taken by Graham Carey.

39:54

Ryan Gauld scores a left footed goal. Ross County 0-3 Dundee Utd.Stuart Armstrong provided the assist for the goal.

38:46

Ben Gordon sends in a cross.

37:18

John Souttar restarts play with the free kick.

36:57

Ben Gordon concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Mackay-Steven.

35:55

Corner taken by Graham Carey from the right by-line.

34:42

Graham Carey shoots direct from the free kick which strikes the upright.

33:49

Foul by John Rankin on Richard Brittain, free kick awarded.

32:29

Richard Brittain restarts play with the free kick.

32:06

Keith Watson challenges Grant Munro unfairly and gives away a free kick.

29:40

Richard Brittain restarts play with the free kick.

29:32

Paul Paton concedes a free kick for a foul on Stuart Kettlewell.

27:37

Ryan Gauld takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Mark Brown catches the ball.

27:03

Richard Brittain booked for dissent.

23:11

The ball is crossed by Keith Watson.

22:46

Free kick taken by John Souttar.

22:26

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Gordon on Gary Mackay-Steven.

21:30

Corner taken by Stuart Armstrong from the left by-line.

19:22

Keith Watson produces a cross.

17:32

Gary Mackay-Steven scores a penalty. Ross County 0-1 Dundee Utd.

16:58

Foul by Mark Brown on Gary Mackay-Steven, Penalty awarded.

16:01

The assistant referee signals for offside against Stuart Armstrong.

14:55

Shot by Nadir Ciftci cleared the bar.

14:12

Paul Paton restarts play with the free kick.

14:01

Free kick awarded for a foul by Rocco Quinn on Paul Paton.

8:49

Graham Carey produces a cross.

7:33

Rocco Quinn has an effort at goal.

4:53

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Graham Carey by Keith Watson.

4:32

Corner from the right by-line taken by Ryan Gauld.

2:49

Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Nadir Ciftci. Fine finger tip save by Mark Brown.

2:15

Ryan Gauld fouled by Stuart Kettlewell, the ref awards a free kick.

0:32

Graham Carey takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.

The game gets underway.

Match Preview

Adams likes his current line-up Ross County boss Derek Adams insists the players currently holding on to starting slots in Dingwall will have to be forcibly removed after producing two results that turned around their stalling season. The Staggies looked like they were heading for trouble after losing their opening three Scottish Premiership fixtures. Nine goals were conceded by mid-August as Celtic, Partick Thistle and St Johnstone were all successful. At one point, the manager claimed those not performing for the Highlanders could be shipped out if results did not improve. But the sharp warning has produced the desired effect after his team put three past St Mirren at home before picking up a decent draw against Hibernian in Edinburgh. Now Adams - whose unchanged squad host Dundee United on Sunday - claims the players currently in his starting XI are there on merit and challenged his substitutes to remove them from his team. He said: "It's up to the other players to force themselves into the side. The lads who have started the last two games have done exceptionally well and have given us four points. "That has got us moving up the league. We have got to work under the same circumstances that every club in this league has but we have really good options on the bench. "We are happy with the competition for places but it's up to these guys not in the team to show me they should be." Dundee United are without the suspended Gavin Gunning and Mark Millar for the clash. Defender Gunning is out for three league games after being retrospectively punished for aiming a kick at Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk and midfielder Millar is banned for two fixtures following his red card in the under-20 clash with Hamilton. Winger Ryan Dow has recovered from a recent groin injury and should be fit to play. Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara does not want to see his side drop their passing game at Ross County. The Tangerines travel to Victoria Park knowing they face a difficult fixture with Adams' men renowned for their strength and difficulty to break down. But McNamara, who is trying to encourage his new-look team to pass the ball at every opportunity, believes their best hope of winning the match is by sticking to their own principles in this weekend's meeting. McNamara said: "It's never easy against a team like County. "They always make themselves hard to beat and are usually solid at the back. "That's what a lot of their success is based upon but we will be attempting to do what we think we are good at. "That means we'll be trying to get the ball down and pass it around quickly. "The last thing we want is to be sucked into some sort of battle and have to play percentage football because of that. "That's not what we're good at so we'll want to avoid that. "I believe we've got quality players capable of knocking things around which is what we'll be focusing on."

Formation:4141Manager: Derek Adams

Ross County

Formation: 4231Manager: Jackie McNamara

Dundee Utd

  • Mark Brown
  • Mihael Kovacevic
  • Brian McLean
  • Grant Munro
  • Ben Gordon
  • Stuart Kettlewell
  • Ivan Sproule
  • Richard Brittain
  • Rocco Quinn
  • Graham Carey
  • Kevin Luckassen
  • SUBS
  • Scott Boyd
  • Branislav Micic
  • Orhan Mustafi
  • Melvin De Leeuw
  • Darren Maatsen
  • Steven Ross
  • Michael Fraser

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Match Report

Form Guide

    LLLWD
  • Ross County
  • VS
  • Dundee Utd
  • DLDWL

Last Meetings

  • Ross County
  • 1 - 0
  • Dundee Utd
  • 26/04/2013
  • Dundee Utd
  • 1 - 1
  • Ross County
  • 26/01/2013
  • Ross County
  • 1 - 2
  • Dundee Utd
  • 24/11/2012
  • Dundee Utd
  • 0 - 0
  • Ross County
  • 14/09/2012

Top Scorers

Ross County

  • R Brittain 2
  • S Kettlewell 1
  • G Carey 1
  • D Maatsen 1

Dundee Utd

  • S Armstrong 2
  • K Watson 1
  • D Goodwillie 1
  • G Mackay-Steven 1

Goals

Ross County

    • Total goals 14
    • Goals per game 5
  • 2 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Dundee Utd

    • Total goals 14
    • Goals per game 5
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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