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  • Date:01 Sep 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:McDiarmid Park
  • Attendance:5,014
Goal!

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92:47 +2.47

The offside flag is raised against Gregory Tade. Indirect free kick taken by Radoslaw Cierzniak.

92:04 +2.04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamie Adams on Willo Flood. Willo Flood delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance by Murray Davidson.

90:54 +0.54

A cross is delivered by Stuart Armstrong, save by Alan Mannus.

89:38

Corner taken by Willo Flood played to the near post, Alan Mannus makes a save.

88:54

Unfair challenge on Johnny Russell by Murray Davidson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Willo Flood.

85:24

The referee shows Sean Dillon a yellow card. Gavin Gunning is adjudged to have handled the ball. Strike comes in from Liam Craig from the free kick.

83:00

John Rankin concedes a free kick for a foul on Murray Davidson. Gary Miller restarts play with the free kick. John Rankin is cautioned.

82:39

(St Johnstone) makes a substitution, with Jamie Adams coming on for Patrick Cregg.

81:55

Nigel Hasselbaink takes a shot. Save by Radoslaw Cierzniak. Rowan Vine takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

81:10

Centre by John Rankin.

80:24

Willo Flood takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Murray Davidson.

68:07

Nigel Hasselbaink is brought on as a substitute for Peter Pawlett.

67:23

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Peter Pawlett, clearance made by Stuart Armstrong.

66:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Anderson by Michael Gardyne. Gary Miller takes the indirect free kick.

65:58

Gregory Tade produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.

65:17

The ball is delivered by Ryan Dow, Alan Mannus makes a save.

64:30

Patrick Cregg gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Gardyne. Willo Flood takes the indirect free kick.

62:38

Unfair challenge on Peter Pawlett by Barry Douglas results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Liam Craig from right wing.

59:59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Craig by John Rankin. Patrick Cregg takes the indirect free kick.

59:27

Liam Craig delivers the ball.

58:24

Patrick Cregg fouled by Willo Flood, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Patrick Cregg.

56:14

(Dundee Utd) makes a substitution, with Ryan Dow coming on for Richie Ryan. Michael Gardyne on for Jon Daly.

51:09

Willo Flood takes a inswinging corner to the near post, save by Alan Mannus.

50:32

Corner taken by Willo Flood from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Steven Anderson.

49:42

The ball is delivered by Liam Craig, Sean Dillon manages to make a clearance.

49:15

Liam Craig sends in a cross, Richie Ryan gets a block in.

47:28

Johnny Russell takes a shot. Save made by Alan Mannus.

46:49 +1.49

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jon Daly. Free kick taken by Alan Mannus.

46:38

Brian McLean concedes a free kick for a foul on Rowan Vine. David MacKay takes the free kick.

45:58 +0.58

Stuart Armstrong fouled by Gary Miller, the ref awards a free kick. Willo Flood delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance by David MacKay.

45:13 +0.13

Barry Douglas produces a cross, save by Alan Mannus.

43:58

The ball is delivered by Barry Douglas.

40:06

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stuart Armstrong by Liam Craig. Brian McLean restarts play with the free kick.

39:36

Corner taken right-footed by Peter Pawlett to the near post, clearance by Jon Daly.

37:48

Barry Douglas challenges Gary Miller unfairly and gives away a free kick. Liam Craig crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing.

35:50

Headed effort on goal by Frazer Wright from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

34:35

Gregory Tade fouled by Richie Ryan, the ref awards a free kick. Liam Craig takes the indirect free kick.

33:17

Inswinging corner taken by Liam Craig, save by Radoslaw Cierzniak.

32:19

Corner taken by Peter Pawlett from the left by-line.

31:28

The ball is crossed by Brian McLean.

30:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by Richie Ryan on Gregory Tade. Liam Craig crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, Radoslaw Cierzniak makes a clearance.

29:30

Stuart Armstrong takes a shot. Alan Mannus makes a save. Willo Flood takes the inswinging corner, Alan Mannus makes a save.

29:10

Richie Ryan fouled by Rowan Vine, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Richie Ryan.

27:40

Peter Pawlett takes a shot. Radoslaw Cierzniak makes a save.

25:57

Brian McLean joins the action as a substitute, replacing Keith Watson.

25:25

The ball is swung over by Liam Craig.

24:39

Gary Miller sends in a cross, clearance by Gavin Gunning. Inswinging corner taken by Peter Pawlett from the left by-line, clearance made by Gavin Gunning.

23:18

Corner from left by-line taken by Liam Craig.

22:29

Gary Miller delivers the ball, Close range header by Gregory Tade goes wide of the left-hand post.

20:46

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Anderson on Jon Daly. The ball is crossed by Barry Douglas, Jon Daly takes a shot. Save by Alan Mannus.

15:46

Stuart Armstrong produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.

15:25

The ball is delivered by Barry Douglas, Frazer Wright manages to make a clearance.

14:26

Unfair challenge on Johnny Russell by Frazer Wright results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Barry Douglas.

12:33

Corner taken right-footed by Willo Flood, clearance by Liam Craig.

11:29

Willo Flood has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

10:03

Peter Pawlett challenges Barry Douglas unfairly and gives away a free kick. Radoslaw Cierzniak restarts play with the free kick.

7:39

The ball is swung over by Gary Miller, Keith Watson manages to make a clearance.

7:06

Willo Flood concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Craig. Indirect free kick taken by Steven Anderson.

1:35

Shot from outside the area by John Rankin misses to the left of the target.

Match Preview

Lomas confident results will come for Saints Steve Lomas hopes St Johnstone's performances will soon be rewarded with points as they chase their first win of the season. The Perth club have just a single point on the board from their opening four games, after earning a draw with Motherwell. However, Lomas feels there were plenty of positives to take from their matches so far, other than a 2-1 defeat at home to Aberdeen. Next up is the visit of Dundee United in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League and the Saints boss is determined to remain positive. He said: "There is always pressure but there were a massive amount of positives against Hibs. "If we keep playing the way we did, it will turn for us. We've got to believe that. "We played a lot worse last season and got wins. "We've got to keep looking at the performances and hopefully the results will kick in. "Against Hibs and Motherwell I was more than happy with the performances and the boys didn't get what they deserved." Lomas believes Saints and United will both have a point to prove at McDiarmid Park. He added: "It's going to be a decent game. "It's a local derby and they will want to bounce back from Kilmarnock and we want to get off the mark with a win. "I've been pleased with all the other performances, if not the points. "The Aberdeen one rankles so we want to put that right tomorrow. "I'm a firm believer that performances normally take care of results but in terms of the Hibs and Motherwell games, it probably hasn't done. "We are hoping we can put a performance in for the fans and get the three points - it's as simple as that." For Lomas, the visit of United provides an opportunity to make amends to the supporters for the Dons defeat. He said: "The Aberdeen game was poor, there is no getting away from that. "Our responsibility is to go out and put a performance in that hopefully cheers the fans up. "We owe the fans a performance after the Aberdeen game." Meanwhile, Lomas does not envisage any late action in the transfer market ahead of tonight's deadline. He said: "It would be nice to get two or three in but I wouldn't have thought so." Peter Houston is sure watching a repeat of their collapse against Kilmarnock last week can help Dundee United triumph. The Tannadice manager made his players watch a repeat of last weekend's 3-1 defeat at Rugby Park which ended their 100 per cent start to the new campaign and their early-season stay at the top of the SPL. Houston's side were uncharacteristically slack to let Kenny Shiels' men run out comfortable winners but he's convinced seeing a re-run of their mistakes will aid them in their bid to recover at the first attempt in Perth. Houston said: "It was a worthwhile exercise to let us see where we went wrong last week. "I don't think there will be too many times this season when we have to do video analysis. "But since watching it again on Monday the boys have had a good week in training so are raring to go again. "I would have to say that any time they've suffered a disappointment in the past they've always shown the right response in the next game. They're an honest bunch of boys. "So I'm hoping that's the case again because this is a derby game at a place where we've done fairly well in the past. "The players won't need any extra motivation to go out there and do well which I hope proves to be correct." Houston reckons going to face their Tayside rivals is the ideal fixture as they bid to get back to winning ways. He said: "They're normally open, enjoyable games with goal-scoring chances. "Because it's a derby there will be a good atmosphere at McDiarmid Park and we'll take a good following as it's pretty nearby. "It's got the makings of a good game and in many ways it's the right kind of game for us after what happened at Kilmarnock."

Formation:442Manager: Steve Lomas

St Johnstone

Formation: 442Manager: Peter Houston

Dundee Utd

  • Alan Mannus
  • Gary Miller
  • Steven Anderson
  • Frazer Wright
  • David MacKay
  • Peter Pawlett
  • Patrick Cregg
  • Murray Davidson
  • Liam Craig
  • Gregory Tade
  • Rowan Vine
  • SUBS
  • Jonny Tuffey
  • Nigel Hasselbaink
  • Kevin Moon
  • David McCracken
  • Jamie Adams
  • Liam Caddis
  • Gareth Rodger

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Match Report

Form Guide

    LDLL
  • St Johnstone
  • VS
  • Dundee Utd
  • WWL

Last Meetings

  • St Johnstone
  • 0 - 2
  • Dundee Utd
  • 21/04/2012
  • St Johnstone
  • 1 - 5
  • Dundee Utd
  • 11/02/2012
  • Dundee Utd
  • 0 - 0
  • St Johnstone
  • 22/10/2011
  • St Johnstone
  • 3 - 3
  • Dundee Utd
  • 27/08/2011
  • Dundee Utd
  • 2 - 0
  • St Johnstone
  • 09/04/2011
  • St Johnstone
  • 0 - 0
  • Dundee Utd
  • 22/02/2011

Top Scorers

St Johnstone

  • M Davidson 1
  • N Hasselbaink 1

Dundee Utd

  • J Russell 3
  • J Daly 2
  • M Gardyne 1
  • G Gunning 1

Goals

St Johnstone

    • Total goals 9
    • Goals per game 2
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Dundee Utd

    • Total goals 14
    • Goals per game 7
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 81-90 mins

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