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  • Date:19 Apr 2014
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:McDiarmid Park
  • Attendance:5,223
  • Anderson (31) May (75)
Goal!

Live Commentary

The final whistle goes and the game is over.

91:16 +1.16

Alan Mannus takes the free kick.

90:57 +0.57

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Patrick Cregg by Andrew Robertson.

88:47

Craig Thomson is brought on as a substitute for David Wotherspoon.

87:04

The referee gives a free kick against Steven MacLean for handball.

85:59

The ball is swung over by Ryan Dow.

84:47

Gary Miller replaces Stevie May.

82:08

Brian Graham joins the action as a substitute, replacing Gary Mackay-Steven.

81:41

Foul by Keith Watson on Stevie May, free kick awarded.

80:08

Corner taken by Ryan Dow.

79:43

Free kick crossed by Gary Mackay-Steven.

79:05

Foul by Steven Anderson on Ryan Dow, free kick awarded.

77:49

Stevie May gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Dow.

77:04

The ball is sent over by David Mackay.

76:26

Michael O'Halloran goes off and Nigel Hasselbaink comes on.

75:39

Stevie May scores with their right foot. St Johnstone 2-0 Dundee Utd.Assist on the goal came from David Mackay.

73:12

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nadir Ciftci on Frazer Wright.

72:50

Free kick crossed by Ryan Dow.

72:37

Steven Anderson challenges Ryan Dow unfairly and gives away a free kick.

71:52

The ball is swung over by Andrew Robertson.

71:13

Stevie May takes a shot and cleared the bar.

68:29

Corner taken by Ryan Dow.

68:17

Centre by Andrew Robertson.

66:17

Andrew Robertson crosses the ball in from the free kick.

65:57

Steven Anderson challenges Nadir Ciftci unfairly and gives away a free kick.

64:40

David Wotherspoon takes a shot and bounced off the post.

63:15

Ryan Dow has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.

62:32

Ryan Dow produces a cross.

61:44

Ryan Dow takes a shot and cleared the crossbar.

61:39

Gary Mackay-Steven crosses the ball.

60:07

(Dundee Utd) makes a substitution, with Ryan Dow coming on for Ryan Gauld.

59:40

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Dunne by Gary Mackay-Steven.

57:32

David Mackay restarts play with the free kick.

57:00

Foul by Andrew Robertson on David Wotherspoon, free kick awarded.

56:07

Corner taken by David Wotherspoon.

54:46

James Dunne takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand upright.

53:22

David Wotherspoon takes a shot. Radoslaw Cierzniak parries the ball but the danger is not over.

53:00

Free kick taken by Alan Mannus.

52:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nadir Ciftci on Frazer Wright.

51:28

The ball is delivered by Andrew Robertson.

50:19

Free kick taken by Radoslaw Cierzniak.

49:37

Stevie May takes the free kick.

49:11

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

49:01

Steven Anderson takes the free kick.

48:55

Steven Anderson fouled by Nadir Ciftci, the ref awards a free kick.

46:41

David Wotherspoon crosses the ball in from the free kick.

46:31

John Rankin challenges Patrick Cregg unfairly and gives away a free kick.

The referee starts the second half.

43:19

Andrew Robertson delivers the ball.

It is the end of the first-half.

42:59

Gary Mackay-Steven takes a shot. Alan Mannus gets a block in.

39:18

John Rankin restarts play with the free kick.

38:53

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Rankin by James Dunne.

36:46

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

36:05

Paul Paton fouled by James Dunne, the ref awards a free kick.

34:35

Andrew Robertson restarts play with the free kick.

34:26

Foul by Steven MacLean on John Rankin, free kick awarded.

34:01

Free kick taken by Alan Mannus.

33:40

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Robertson on David Wotherspoon.

31:50

Steven Anderson finds the net with a shot from the free kick. St Johnstone 1-0 Dundee Utd.The assist for the goal came from David Wotherspoon.

31:35

David Wotherspoon crosses the ball in from the free kick.

31:23

Keith Watson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Wotherspoon.

29:51

Radoslaw Cierzniak takes the free kick.

29:26

Paul Paton fouled by James Dunne, the ref awards a free kick.

29:11

Alan Mannus takes the free kick.

28:48

Foul by Nadir Ciftci on Steven Anderson, free kick awarded.

26:40

Free kick taken by John Rankin.

26:33

Unfair challenge on Nadir Ciftci by David Wotherspoon results in a free kick.

21:58

John Rankin manages to make a clearance.

21:33

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

21:28

Headed chance falls to Steven Anderson. John Rankin gets a block in.

21:09

The ball is delivered by David Wotherspoon.

20:07

Corner taken by Gary Mackay-Steven.

18:09

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

16:53

John Rankin takes the free kick.

16:35

James Dunne challenges Ryan Gauld unfairly and gives away a free kick.

12:39

Alan Mannus restarts play with the free kick.

12:30

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nadir Ciftci on Frazer Wright.

8:33

John Rankin manages to make a clearance.

7:44

Foul by John Rankin on Steven MacLean, free kick awarded.

7:10

David Wotherspoon produces a cross.

6:10

Stevie May takes a shot. Paul Paton gets a block in.

5:57

Shot by Steven Anderson. Radoslaw Cierzniak parries the effort to safety.

2:21

Free kick taken by Gavin Gunning.

2:12

Stevie May gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Rankin.

The match gets underway.

Match Preview

May shifts focus to league St Johnstone striker Stevie May insists the William Hill Scottish Cup finalists still have unfinished business in the Scottish Premiership. Saints have little chance of securing European football before the Celtic Park showpiece on May 17 - they are 12 points off third place - but they can cut the deficit on Dundee United to three when they host their final opponents on Saturday. The club and city of Perth have been euphoric since May's double took Saints past Aberdeen in the semi-finals but the 21-year-old has his sights set on a top-four finish before thinking about cup glory. "It was a bit hectic on Sunday night but it's good to see the city getting behind the club," May said. "It's been brilliant. It was a great achievement and we owed it to the fans. It's been a long time in terms of Scottish Cup finals - the first in 130 years. I think that says it all. "It makes it that bit sweeter that it's the first time. "We've got a lot to look forward to but we still have a lot to play for in the league. "We still fancy our chances to move up a couple of places so there are a lot of important games left. We want to catch Dundee United, we have a massive game with them this weekend, and then Inverness after that. "This game is not going to tell us much, it's still four weeks until the final, but in terms of the league campaign it's a massive game and the boys are all buzzing for it." May followed his historic double by being named on the PFA Scotland young player of the year shortlist and he admits this week has vindicated his decision to stay at Saints last summer beyond all doubt. May, who has struck 25 goals this season, said: "The big decision was at the start of the season, I just needed that reassurance I would get my chance. Looking back it was definitely the right decision. "The whole goal when I was out on loan for two seasons was to play first-team football at St Johnstone. I'm exactly where I wanted to be. "Looking back now I wouldn't change it. I loved my time at Hamilton and Alloa. It also gave me a taste of different systems and playing under different managers, and I think I took a bit from each manager and team. "They have still got a part in my thoughts, I look out for their results every week. I owe a lot to them and the managers and coaches." Dundee United midfielder Ryan Gauld and his youthful team-mates were determined to prove they were as strong as any previous Tannadice squad following gloomy predictions. Having helped the Terrors reach the William Hill Scottish Cup final, the 18-year-old continued a memorable week when he was named on the PFA Scotland young player of the year shortlist along with club colleagues Stuart Armstrong and Andy Robertson. United are also looking to continue their push for a European place through the Scottish Premiership when they take on cup final opponents St Johnstone. Manager Jackie McNamara's success this season comes despite warnings from predecessor Peter Houston that the club risked going backwards after cutting the wage bill. Gauld said: "Right through the team we have some very good players, so you would be hoping we'd be up in a top-four spot. "I think it's as good a squad as there has been in previous years. So the high standards were still there, expecting to do well in the cups and get a top-six finish. "Obviously there were people saying it wasn't such a strong squad in depth at the start of the season. "Everyone wanted to show we were worthy of playing and that it was a strong squad. "I think we have shown that this season. Some of the results and performances have been excellent."

Formation:442Manager: Tommy Wright

St Johnstone

Formation: 4231Manager: Jackie McNamara

Dundee Utd

  • Alan Mannus
  • David Mackay
  • Steven Anderson
  • Frazer Wright
  • Brian Easton
  • David Wotherspoon
  • James Dunne
  • Patrick Cregg
  • Michael O'Halloran
  • Steven MacLean
  • Stevie May
  • SUBS
  • Nigel Hasselbaink
  • Steve Banks
  • Gary Miller
  • Scott Brown
  • Tim Clancy
  • Chris Iwelumo
  • Craig Thomson

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WLWWDW
  • St Johnstone
  • VS
  • Dundee Utd
  • LWWWDL

Last Meetings

  • Dundee Utd
  • 0 - 1
  • St Johnstone
  • 12/03/2014
  • St Johnstone
  • 3 - 0
  • Dundee Utd
  • 29/12/2013
  • 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

Top Scorers

St Johnstone

  • S May 14
  • S MacLean 8
  • N Hasselbaink 5
  • D Mackay 2
  • G Miller 1
  • F Wright 1
  • S Anderson 1
  • D Wotherspoon 1
  • M Davidson 1

Dundee Utd

  • N Ciftci 8
  • S Armstrong 7
  • G Mackay-Steven 6
  • R Gauld 6
  • B Graham 5
  • K Watson 3
  • G Gunning 3
  • A Robertson 3
  • P Paton 2
  • J Rankin 2
  • R Dow 2
  • F El Alagui 2
  • C Good 1
  • J Souttar 1

Goals

St Johnstone

    • Total goals 75
    • Goals per game 41
  • 2 (For) 7 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Dundee Utd

    • Total goals 91
    • Goals per game 57
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 8 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 7 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 11 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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