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  • Date:22 Feb 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:McDiarmid Park
  • Attendance:3,507
Goal!

Live Commentary

93mins

Shot from outside the penalty box by Daniel Swanson goes wide right of the goal.

92mins

The ball is crossed by Keith Watson, Michael Duberry makes a clearance.

90mins

Keith Watson is booked.

87mins

Collin Samuel goes off and Andrew Jackson comes on.

86mins

Corner taken left-footed by Paul Dixon from the right by-line to the near post, Liam Craig manages to make a clearance.

85mins

Paul Dixon takes the inswinging corner, Daniel Grainger manages to make a clearance.

83mins

Michael Duberry booked for unsporting behaviour. Michael Duberry concedes a free kick for a foul on Morgaro Gomis. Direct free kick taken by Daniel Swanson.

81mins

Prince Buaben goes off and Morgaro Gomis comes on.

81mins

The ball is delivered by Johnny Russell, Steven Anderson manages to make a clearance.

79mins

Peter MacDonald comes on in place of Jamie Adams.

78mins

Johnny Russell takes a shot. Peter Enckelman makes a comfortable save.

77mins

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

73mins

Craig Conway leaves the field to be replaced by Daniel Swanson.

72mins

Unfair challenge on Steve May by Scott Robertson results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Daniel Grainger, Sean Dillon manages to make a clearance.

70mins

Jamie Adams is given a yellow card. Jamie Adams challenges Prince Buaben unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Keith Watson.

69mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Collin Samuel. Free kick taken by Dusan Pernis.

67mins

Effort from outside the penalty box by Paul Dixon goes wide right of the target.

65mins

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Liam Craig, Dusan Pernis makes a comfortable save.

63mins

David Goodwillie is adjudged to have handled the ball. Michael Duberry restarts play with the free kick.

62mins

David Goodwillie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Anderson. Michael Duberry takes the direct free kick.

62mins

The ball is sent over by David MacKay, Effort from inside the area by Murray Davidson misses to the left of the target.

61mins

Centre by Liam Craig, Collin Samuel takes a shot. Blocked by Paul Dixon.

59mins

Craig Conway sends in a cross, clearance made by Michael Duberry.

56mins

Cleveland Taylor goes off and Steve May comes on.

56mins

Inswinging corner taken by Craig Conway, clearance by Steven Anderson.

55mins

Corner from right by-line taken by Cleveland Taylor.

55mins

Liam Craig produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.

55mins

David MacKay sends in a cross, clearance made by Dusan Pernis.

54mins

Booking for David Goodwillie. David Goodwillie challenges Steven Anderson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Peter Enckelman restarts play with the free kick.

52mins

Daniel Grainger gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Goodwillie. Paul Dixon takes the direct free kick.

50mins

Shot by Murray Davidson. Save by Dusan Pernis.

49mins

A cross is delivered by Cleveland Taylor, clearance made by Timothy van der Meulen.

47mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Craig Conway, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Sean Dillon goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

47mins

Shot by Keith Watson from outside the box goes high over the target.

46mins

Jody Morris fouled by Scott Robertson, the ref awards a free kick. Peter Enckelman takes the direct free kick.

46mins

Corner taken short by Craig Conway.

44mins

Craig Conway delivers the ball, Jody Morris makes a clearance.

43mins

David MacKay takes a shot. Sean Dillon gets a block in.

40mins

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Craig Conway, clearance made by Michael Duberry.

39mins

Craig Conway delivers the ball, Murray Davidson manages to make a clearance.

39mins

Liam Craig gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Robertson. Paul Dixon takes the free kick.

38mins

Collin Samuel concedes a free kick for a foul on Sean Dillon. Free kick taken by Dusan Pernis.

38mins

The ball is swung over by Cleveland Taylor, clearance by David Robertson.

37mins

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Liam Craig, Timothy van der Meulen manages to make a clearance.

35mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Craig Conway. Free kick taken by Peter Enckelman.

33mins

Liam Craig is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Dusan Pernis takes the direct free kick.

28mins

Jamie Adams gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Robertson. Prince Buaben produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

27mins

The referee gives a free kick against Jody Morris for handball. Free kick taken by Dusan Pernis.

26mins

Johnny Russell concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Craig. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Daniel Grainger, clearance made by Scott Robertson.

26mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Cleveland Taylor, Timothy van der Meulen makes a clearance.

25mins

The ball is crossed by Michael Duberry, Header on goal by Jamie Adams from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

23mins

Foul by Timothy van der Meulen on Collin Samuel, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Daniel Grainger.

22mins

Craig Conway concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Duberry. Free kick taken by Peter Enckelman.

21mins

Foul by Murray Davidson on Johnny Russell, free kick awarded. Sean Dillon takes the free kick.

20mins

Outswinging corner taken by Craig Conway, clearance by Michael Duberry.

20mins

Outswinging corner taken by Craig Conway, Murray Davidson makes a clearance.

20mins

Johnny Russell takes a shot from 6 yards. Peter Enckelman makes a save.

19mins

Craig Conway takes the outswinging corner, Michael Duberry makes a clearance.

18mins

Murray Davidson challenges Keith Watson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Dusan Pernis.

15mins

Scott Robertson concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie Adams. Free kick crossed left-footed by Daniel Grainger, Keith Watson makes a clearance.

14mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Craig Conway from the left by-line, clearance made by Steven Anderson.

10mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jody Morris on Prince Buaben. Direct free kick taken by Dusan Pernis.

8mins

Collin Samuel produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.

2mins

Jamie Adams challenges Prince Buaben unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Sean Dillon.

Match Preview

McInnes demands response from Saints St Johnstone manager Derek McInnes has urged his players to atone for their below-par weekend display when they host Tayside rivals Dundee United on Tuesday night. St Johnstone lost 2-0 at Inverness on Saturday to fall four points off the top six of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League. McInnes felt his players had failed to provide their travelling fans with the performance they deserved but their home fans have been treated to some solid displays in recent weeks - the Perth side have not conceded a goal at McDiarmid Park in five matches. And McInnes views the visit of Dundee United as the perfect opportunity to bounce back from the defeat against Terry Butcher's Caley Thistle, which came courtesy of goals in either half from Ross Tokely and Russell Duncan. The St Johnstone manager said: "I was really disappointed with the attitude to losing the first goal up until half-time. "There was plenty of effort from the players, the least they gave the club in the second half was effort. "But performance-wise we came off it. A club like ourselves, when we do come off it, we get punished. "We have got to have a level of performance that's better than that for us to win games in the SPL." McInnes has refused to discuss the prospect of top-six football but victory over United would put them three points ahead of the Scottish Cup holders and back within a point of Inverness, with a game in hand remaining. However, McInnes is only looking at the short term as the clubs make another attempt to get the rearranged game played on the McDiarmid Park pitch, where recent repairs will be tested by continuing wet conditions. "I was disappointed with the result at Inverness because we had a big support up," McInnes told BBC Scotland. "But we have got a derby game to hopefully try to remedy that and give them something to cheer about." Dundee United manager Peter Houston will make a late decision on his side for the derby clash following further injuries - Garry Kenneth the latest casualty - and doubts over the weather. United and Saints have been afflicted by the weather more than most this term, with Houston's side having played fewer games than any other team in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League. Ordinarily the United boss chooses his team 24 hours prior to a game, but this time, with a threadbare squad to choose, from he will make a late call. Kenneth is expected to be out for up to three weeks with a medial knee injury suffered in last Saturday's 2-1 loss at Hearts. But with fixtures coming thick and fast, it is a major blow. Houston said: "Three weeks is about six games, that's the disappointing thing." Craig Conway is available again after missing the trip to Tynecastle with a knock, while Morgaro Gomis and Danny Swanson are eager to start, having recently suffered injuries. Houston knows his depleted side face a test in what is sure to be a highly competitive derby. "St Johnstone are a good side," he added. "I like them as a team. They've got good experience and good young players as well. "I like the balance of their side and if we're going to go to Tayside and win the match I think it will be a tough one." United enter the game having lost their last two games after Hearts scored a late winner and the visitors spurned the chance of a point when David Goodwillie missed a stoppage-time penalty and the subsequent rebound. Houston added: "We played well on Saturday. I was very pleased with the players. "I can't criticise the players for their performance."

Formation:433Manager: Derek McInnes

St Johnstone

Formation: 442Manager: Peter Houston

Dundee Utd

  • Peter Enckelman
  • David MacKay
  • Steven Anderson
  • Michael Duberry
  • Daniel Grainger
  • Murray Davidson
  • Jody Morris
  • Liam Craig
  • Jamie Adams
  • Collin Samuel
  • Cleveland Taylor
  • SUBS
  • Graeme Smith
  • Arvydas Novikovas
  • Peter MacDonald
  • Alan Maybury
  • Andrew Jackson
  • Stephen Reynolds
  • Steve May

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Match Report

Saints and United in bore draw St Johnstone and Dundee United fought out a goalless stalemate in a Clydesdale Bank Premier League Tayside derby that could have gone either way. With Saints keeper Peter Enckelman denying United's Johnny Russell with the only real chance of a poor first half, the match burst to life in a vastly-improved second period that might have seen either team snatch the victory. Midfielder Murray Davidson was denied once by United keeper Dusan Pernis and watched agonisingly as another volley slipped narrowly past, whilst David Goodwillie brought out a great save from Enckelman following a meandering run. However, despite a frenetic finale to a see-saw 90 minutes, both teams had to settle for a point. St Johnstone were dealt a blow in the build-up to the match when striker Sam Parkin was ruled out for the rest of the season with a fractured ankle sustained in training on Tuesday. He was one of three changes manager Derek McInnes made to his starting line-up to face Dundee United as he sought an answer to his team's surprisingly lacklustre display in going down 2-0 to Inverness at the weekend. However, it was United who were the first to threaten with only three minutes on the clock as both teams felt their way slowly into the match. Goodwillie's intelligent back-heel on the left flank found Craig Conway, restored after a knock, in support but his inswinging cross was just out of the reach of David Robertson and Russell and slipped agonisingly wide of the far post. At the other end, Collin Samuel flashed a shot across the six-yard box but, playing as the only striker, there was no-one on hand to take advantage. It did serve to give Saints heart as, on a heavily-sanded pitch, they denied their visitors possession with a compact five-man midfield. Yet, the Perth men had Enckelman to thank for maintaining parity with a magnificent save in the 20th minute. David Robertson beat the offside trap wide on the right to latch onto Paul Dixon's crossfield pass and his header would have been bundled in from six yards by Russell had Enckelman not dived acrobatically to his left to divert the youngster's effort round his left-hand post. The scrappy play continued until half-time, with no-one able to take a hold of the game in a congested middle third of the pitch. But United began the second period on the front foot and won a corner within seconds of the restart. Keeping up the pressure, full-back Keith Watson had 25-yard drive deflected over and Sean Dillon headed over from Conway's resultant corner. The flurry of activity around the home goal sparked the match to life and this time it was Tannadice keeper Pernis who was responsible for keeping the score-line blank. Davidson sent a powerful volley through a forest of legs but Pernis got down brilliantly at his left-hand post to turn the effort round for a corner. As play continued to rage from end to end, United skipper Scott Robertson somehow managed to divert Liam Craig's net-bound shot over from close in before Goodwillie, booked moments before for a kick at Steven Anderson, brought out a smart save from Enckelman on the break. Davidson again threatened to break the deadlock with 61 minutes gone but his volley from David Mackay's right-wing cross drifted inches wide of Pernis' right-hand post. Russell then tried his luck from range but his 30-yard drive bounced safely into the outstretched arms of Enckelman, who had to watch carefully on the tricky surface. Neither team looked satisfied to settle for a point in the closing stages and it was United who looked most likely as the clock ticked down. And they were left to rue substitute Danny Swanson's failure to pick out Russell during an injury-time break that was followed by Enckelman gleefully grabbing Swanson's 25-yard drive.

Form Guide

    DDWLWL
  • St Johnstone
  • VS
  • Dundee Utd
  • WDDWLL

Last Meetings

  • Dundee Utd
  • 1 - 0
  • St Johnstone
  • 25/09/2010
  • St Johnstone
  • 0 - 1
  • Dundee Utd
  • 05/04/2010
  • Dundee Utd
  • 3 - 3
  • St Johnstone
  • 27/01/2010
  • St Johnstone
  • 2 - 3
  • Dundee Utd
  • 26/09/2009
  • Dundee Utd
  • 0 - 0
  • St Johnstone
  • 27/04/2002
  • St Johnstone
  • 1 - 4
  • Dundee Utd
  • 22/01/2002

Top Scorers

St Johnstone

  • S Parkin 4
  • D Grainger 2
  • C Samuel 2
  • L Craig 2
  • S May 2
  • C Taylor 1
  • A Jackson 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

Goals

St Johnstone

    • Total goals 46
    • Goals per game 17
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Dundee Utd

    • Total goals 56
    • Goals per game 27
  • 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) 4 (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
  • 10 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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