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  • Date:29 Dec 2013
  • Kick-off:14:00
  • Venue:McDiarmid Park
  • Attendance:7,231
  • May - pen (19) May (56)
    May (56) May (87)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92mins

The game is over, as the referee blows the whistle.

92mins

Corner taken by Mark Wilson.

91mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Miller on Stuart Armstrong.

90mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nigel Hasselbaink on Morgaro Gomis.

90mins

Chance falls to Frazer Wright who heads at goal. A parry by Radoslaw Cierzniak prevents the goal.

90mins

Tom Scobbie crosses the ball in from the free kick.

90mins

Mark Wilson is given a yellow card.

89mins

Unfair challenge on Nigel Hasselbaink by Mark Wilson results in a free kick.

89mins

John Souttar restarts play with the free kick.

89mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Murray Davidson on Paul Paton.

87mins

A cross is delivered by Gwion Edwards.

85mins

Centre by Nigel Hasselbaink.

84mins

Patrick Cregg leaves the field to be replaced by Scott Brown.

84mins

A cross is delivered by Stuart Armstrong.

81mins

Steven Anderson takes the free kick.

81mins

Brian Graham concedes a free kick for a foul on Patrick Cregg.

80mins

Free kick taken by Andrew Robertson.

80mins

Foul by Gwion Edwards on Stuart Armstrong, free kick awarded.

78mins

Gwion Edwards produces a cross.

77mins

Mark Wilson crosses the ball in from the free kick.

77mins

Mark Wilson fouled by Nigel Hasselbaink, the ref awards a free kick.

77mins

Free kick taken by Sean Dillon.

76mins

Nigel Hasselbaink comes on in place of David Wotherspoon.

76mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Morgaro Gomis by Gwion Edwards.

75mins

Foul by Andrew Robertson on Gwion Edwards, free kick awarded.

75mins

Corner taken by Mark Wilson from the left by-line.

73mins

Brian Graham fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick. Murray Davidson gets a block in.

72mins

Steven Anderson handles the ball and concedes a free kick.

72mins

Steven Anderson goes into the book.

71mins

Free kick taken by John Souttar.

71mins

Steven Anderson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Brian Graham.

64mins

Stuart Armstrong is brought on as a substitute for Chris Erskine.

64mins

Gary Mackay-Steven is brought on as a substitute for Ryan Dow.

63mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Mark Wilson.

63mins

Corner taken by Mark Wilson from the left by-line.

57mins

Stevie May scores with a right foot finish. St Johnstone 2-0 Dundee Utd.Tom Scobbie provided the assist for the goal.

56mins

Steven Anderson restarts play with the free kick.

55mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Dow by Gary Miller.

55mins

Free kick taken by Tom Scobbie.

54mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Paton on Gary McDonald.

54mins

Chris Erskine takes a shot and cleared the bar.

50mins

Free kick taken by John Souttar.

50mins

The referee cautions Paul Paton for unsporting behaviour.

49mins

Unfair challenge on Ryan Dow by Frazer Wright results in a free kick.

48mins

The second half has started.

48mins

The players leave the pitch at half time.

48mins

Patrick Cregg takes the free kick.

48mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Mark Wilson.

47mins

Gwion Edwards fouled by Andrew Robertson, the ref awards a free kick.

46mins

John Souttar restarts play with the free kick.

46mins

John Souttar fouled by Stevie May, the ref awards a free kick.

45mins

Morgaro Gomis goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

45mins

Foul by Sean Dillon on Stevie May, free kick awarded.

44mins

Free kick taken by Gary Miller.

43mins

(St Johnstone) makes a substitution, with Tom Scobbie coming on for Brian Easton.

43mins

Stevie May fouled by Paul Paton, the ref awards a free kick.

41mins

Free kick taken by Brian Easton.

41mins

Ryan Dow challenges David Wotherspoon unfairly and gives away a free kick.

40mins

Radoslaw Cierzniak takes the free kick.

38mins

Corner taken by David Wotherspoon.

38mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Brian Graham.

36mins

Brian Easton restarts play with the free kick.

36mins

Paul Paton challenges Gwion Edwards unfairly and gives away a free kick.

35mins

Murray Davidson has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.

33mins

Mark Wilson has an effort direct from the free kick that misses left.

32mins

Foul by Murray Davidson on Ryan Dow, free kick awarded.

31mins

A cross is delivered by David Wotherspoon.

29mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by David Wotherspoon.

29mins

Shot by Murray Davidson. A parry by Radoslaw Cierzniak prevents the goal.

27mins

Ryan Dow takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.

26mins

Patrick Cregg challenges Paul Paton unfairly and gives away a free kick.

25mins

Corner taken by David Wotherspoon.

24mins

Free kick taken by Patrick Cregg.

24mins

Paul Paton challenges Patrick Cregg unfairly and gives away a free kick.

23mins

Free kick taken by Radoslaw Cierzniak.

23mins

John Souttar comes on in place of David Goodwillie.

22mins

Corner taken by David Wotherspoon from the left by-line.

20mins

Penalty scored by Stevie May. St Johnstone 1-0 Dundee Utd.

20mins

Calum Butcher is sent off.

19mins

Foul by Calum Butcher on Stevie May, Penalty awarded.

18mins

Free kick taken by Patrick Cregg.

18mins

Foul by Morgaro Gomis on Stevie May, free kick awarded.

17mins

Paul Paton restarts play with the free kick.

17mins

Gary McDonald challenges Paul Paton unfairly and gives away a free kick.

15mins

The offside flag is raised against David Wotherspoon.

14mins

Shot by Frazer Wright went harmlessly over the bar.

13mins

Corner taken by David Wotherspoon.

12mins

Calum Butcher restarts play with the free kick.

12mins

Foul by Stevie May on Calum Butcher, free kick awarded.

11mins

Free kick taken by Patrick Cregg.

11mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Morgaro Gomis on Murray Davidson.

10mins

Patrick Cregg has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.

9mins

David Wotherspoon crosses the ball in from the free kick.

9mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stevie May by Sean Dillon.

8mins

Gary Miller crosses the ball in from the free kick.

7mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Robertson on Murray Davidson.

7mins

A cross is delivered by Andrew Robertson.

4mins

A cross is delivered by Gary Miller.

2mins

The ball is swung over by Gary Miller.

The match begins.

Match Preview

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."

Formation:451Manager: Tommy Wright

St Johnstone

Formation: 4231Manager: Jackie McNamara

Dundee Utd

  • Alan Mannus
  • Gary Miller
  • Steven Anderson
  • Frazer Wright
  • Brian Easton
  • David Wotherspoon
  • Murray Davidson
  • Patrick Cregg
  • Gary McDonald
  • Gwion Edwards
  • Stevie May
  • SUBS
  • Lee Croft
  • Sanel Jahic
  • Tom Scobbie
  • Nigel Hasselbaink
  • Steve Banks
  • Scott Brown
  • Rory Fallon

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WWLLDL
  • St Johnstone
  • VS
  • Dundee Utd
  • WWWWWL

Last Meetings

  • Dundee Utd
  • 4 - 0
  • St Johnstone
  • 24/08/2013
  • Dundee Utd
  • 0 - 1
  • St Johnstone
  • 04/05/2013
  • St Johnstone
  • 1 - 1
  • Dundee Utd
  • 01/04/2013
  • Dundee Utd
  • 1 - 1
  • St Johnstone
  • 26/12/2012
  • St Johnstone
  • 0 - 0
  • Dundee Utd
  • 01/09/2012
  • St Johnstone
  • 0 - 2
  • Dundee Utd
  • 21/04/2012

Top Scorers

St Johnstone

  • S May 7
  • N Hasselbaink 5
  • S MacLean 4
  • D Mackay 2
  • R Fallon 1
  • D Wotherspoon 1

Dundee Utd

  • S Armstrong 6
  • G Mackay-Steven 5
  • N Ciftci 5
  • R Gauld 5
  • A Robertson 3
  • B Graham 2
  • K Watson 2
  • D Goodwillie 2
  • P Paton 1
  • J Rankin 1
  • C Erskine 1

Goals

St Johnstone

    • Total goals 40
    • Goals per game 22
  • (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Dundee Utd

    • Total goals 53
    • Goals per game 35
  • 2 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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