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The game is over, as the referee blows the whistle.
Corner taken by Mark Wilson.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Miller on Stuart Armstrong.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Nigel Hasselbaink on Morgaro Gomis.
Chance falls to Frazer Wright who heads at goal. A parry by Radoslaw Cierzniak prevents the goal.
Tom Scobbie crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Mark Wilson is given a yellow card.
Unfair challenge on Nigel Hasselbaink by Mark Wilson results in a free kick.
John Souttar restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Murray Davidson on Paul Paton.
A cross is delivered by Gwion Edwards.
Centre by Nigel Hasselbaink.
Patrick Cregg leaves the field to be replaced by Scott Brown.
A cross is delivered by Stuart Armstrong.
Steven Anderson takes the free kick.
Brian Graham concedes a free kick for a foul on Patrick Cregg.
Free kick taken by Andrew Robertson.
Foul by Gwion Edwards on Stuart Armstrong, free kick awarded.
Gwion Edwards produces a cross.
Mark Wilson crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Mark Wilson fouled by Nigel Hasselbaink, the ref awards a free kick.
Free kick taken by Sean Dillon.
Nigel Hasselbaink comes on in place of David Wotherspoon.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Morgaro Gomis by Gwion Edwards.
Foul by Andrew Robertson on Gwion Edwards, free kick awarded.
Corner taken by Mark Wilson from the left by-line.
Brian Graham fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick. Murray Davidson gets a block in.
Steven Anderson goes into the book.
Steven Anderson handles the ball and concedes a free kick.
Free kick taken by John Souttar.
Steven Anderson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Brian Graham.
Stuart Armstrong is brought on as a substitute for Chris Erskine.
Gary Mackay-Steven is brought on as a substitute for Ryan Dow.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Mark Wilson.
Stevie May scores with a right foot finish. St Johnstone 2-0 Dundee Utd.Tom Scobbie provided the assist for the goal.
Steven Anderson restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Dow by Gary Miller.
Free kick taken by Tom Scobbie.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Paton on Gary McDonald.
Chris Erskine takes a shot and cleared the bar.
The referee cautions Paul Paton for unsporting behaviour.
Unfair challenge on Ryan Dow by Frazer Wright results in a free kick.
The second half has started.
The players leave the pitch at half time.
Patrick Cregg takes the free kick.
Gwion Edwards fouled by Andrew Robertson, the ref awards a free kick.
John Souttar fouled by Stevie May, the ref awards a free kick.
Morgaro Gomis goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
Foul by Sean Dillon on Stevie May, free kick awarded.
Free kick taken by Gary Miller.
(St Johnstone) makes a substitution, with Tom Scobbie coming on for Brian Easton.
Stevie May fouled by Paul Paton, the ref awards a free kick.
Free kick taken by Brian Easton.
Ryan Dow challenges David Wotherspoon unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Radoslaw Cierzniak takes the free kick.
Corner taken by David Wotherspoon.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Brian Graham.
Brian Easton restarts play with the free kick.
Paul Paton challenges Gwion Edwards unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Murray Davidson has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.
Mark Wilson has an effort direct from the free kick that misses left.
Foul by Murray Davidson on Ryan Dow, free kick awarded.
A cross is delivered by David Wotherspoon.
Corner from the right by-line taken by David Wotherspoon.
Shot by Murray Davidson. A parry by Radoslaw Cierzniak prevents the goal.
Ryan Dow takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.
Patrick Cregg challenges Paul Paton unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Free kick taken by Patrick Cregg.
Paul Paton challenges Patrick Cregg unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Free kick taken by Radoslaw Cierzniak.
John Souttar comes on in place of David Goodwillie.
Corner taken by David Wotherspoon from the left by-line.
Penalty scored by Stevie May. St Johnstone 1-0 Dundee Utd.
Calum Butcher is sent off.
Foul by Calum Butcher on Stevie May, Penalty awarded.
Foul by Morgaro Gomis on Stevie May, free kick awarded.
Paul Paton restarts play with the free kick.
Gary McDonald challenges Paul Paton unfairly and gives away a free kick.
The offside flag is raised against David Wotherspoon.
Shot by Frazer Wright went harmlessly over the bar.
Calum Butcher restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Stevie May on Calum Butcher, free kick awarded.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Morgaro Gomis on Murray Davidson.
Patrick Cregg has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.
David Wotherspoon crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stevie May by Sean Dillon.
Gary Miller crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Robertson on Murray Davidson.
A cross is delivered by Andrew Robertson.
A cross is delivered by Gary Miller.
The ball is swung over by Gary Miller.
The match begins.
United can handle rough stuff
John Rankin has told Dundee United's Scottish Premiership rivals that heavy-handed tactics will not work against their talented teenagers.
The Arabs saw a six-match winning streak ended by a painful 4-1 Boxing Day defeat to St Mirren in Paisley.
Saints skipper Jim Goodwin had to be substituted by Buddies boss Danny Lennon before he was sent off after clattering into a string of young United players, while Conor Newton and Marc McAusland were also guilty of heavy challenges that saw them booked.
While St Mirren finished the game with a full compliment, United saw Keith Watson sent off for a crude lunge on Sean Kelly just seconds before Jason Naismith grabbed the home side's crucial third goal.
But Rankin insists it was not St Mirren's tough tackling that kept the likes of Ryan Gauld, Andrew Robertson and Stuart Armstrong quiet.
Speaking ahead of Sunday's league trip to St Johnstone, the midfielder said: "Can they young lads handle the rough stuff? Well they are used to it Monday to Friday, so I don't see any reason why they can't stand up to it in a match.
"I don't think the St Mirren defeat was caused by their physical approach. Okay they had the impetus in the first half after going in front, but we were saying to each other that a quick goal at the start of the second and we would be back in it.
"But their keeper has had some game and then the sending off for Keith and the third St Mirren goal have swung it away from us.
"We haven't been sitting tearing our hair out after that game though. We were on a good run but now it's come to an end. Now we will just move on to the St Johnstone match."
St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright did not bat an eye when Sunday's opponents Dundee United came crashing down to earth on Boxing Day with a 4-1 defeat by St Mirren in Paisley.
While Saints were losing narrowly 1-0 at home to leaders Celtic, the free-scoring Taysiders were tasting defeat for the first time in eight games in a more emphatic way.
However, asked if the result at St Mirren Park had been a surprise, the Northern Irishman said: "No. Anything can happen in this league.
"There is not a lot between the teams and I think most managers will agree with me.
"Dundee United have been good but there have been a lot of good teams this season and St Mirren scored four against us earlier this season (to win 4-3).
"Quite often it is the team who gets the first goal who go on to win the game although I know Dundee United had a player sent off."
The McDiarmid Park manager does not believe United's defeat will give his side a boost as they try to remain in the top half of the table.
"We have to go out and play," he said. "We have to look after ourselves.
"If we play to our capabilities then we can beat any team in the league and that is what we will try to do on Sunday.
"It is a Tayside derby, there will be a big crowd there and we want to get back to winning games because teams are closing in on us for a top-six place."
Wright insists his players did enough in their defeat to the Hoops to be able to take confidence into the United match.
"Celtic are the best team in the country but aside from the goal, I thought we defended well and we got better as the second half went on," he said.
"We kept the ball better and turned them which pleased me, although I was disappointed by the result.
"So there are positives we can take and it is good that we have a game a few days later.
"The beauty of the Christmas period is that there is a lot of football played and so you don't have time to reflect on the previous game."
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