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  • Date:26 Jan 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:St Mirren Park
  • Attendance:3,095
  • McGregor (37)
  • Robertson (87)
Goal!

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93:29 +3.29

Morgaro Gomis sends in a cross.

92:39 +2.39

Craig Dargo produces a cross, save by Dusan Pernis.

91:18 +1.18

Steven Thomson goes off and Craig Dargo comes on.

90:19 +0.19

Marc McAusland crosses the ball, save by Dusan Pernis.

89:32

Michael Higdon has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

88:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marc McAusland by David Robertson. Paul Gallacher takes the direct free kick.

87:16

David Robertson grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. St Mirren 1-1 Dundee Utd.David Robertson shown a yellow card. Assist on the goal came from David Goodwillie.

86:23

Barry Douglas delivers the ball, Lee Mair makes a clearance.

85:28

Andis Shala replaces Craig Conway.

84:56

Keith Watson produces a cross.

84:41

The ball is crossed by Danny Cadamarteri.

83:58

Inswinging corner taken by Craig Conway, clearance by Marc McAusland.

83:50

The ball is crossed by Craig Conway, John Potter gets a block in.

83:05

Effort from the edge of the area by Danny Cadamarteri goes wide of the right-hand upright.

82:51

Prince Buaben sends in a cross, clearance by Jim Goodwin.

81:32

Barry Douglas challenges Paul McGowan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Marc McAusland takes the free kick.

79:57

Hugh Murray joins the action as a substitute, replacing Patrick Cregg.

79:00

Centre by Keith Watson, clearance made by Darren McGregor.

78:29

A cross is delivered by Craig Conway, Darren McGregor manages to make a clearance.

77:11

Steven Thomson goes into the book. Marc McAusland fouled by Barry Douglas, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Gallacher takes the direct free kick. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Garry Kenneth by Michael Higdon. Barry Douglas takes the free kick.

74:43

The ball is swung over by David Robertson, clearance by Darren McGregor. Corner taken by Barry Douglas from the right by-line, John Potter makes a clearance.

74:05

Patrick Cregg gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Conway. Direct free kick taken by Barry Douglas.

73:35

Effort on goal by Michael Higdon from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

72:43

David Robertson on for Stuart Armstrong. Danny Cadamarteri comes on in place of Johnny Russell.

72:10

Johnny Russell delivers the ball, David Goodwillie has an effort at goal.

70:47

Craig Conway delivers the ball, clearance made by Darren McGregor. Craig Conway takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Jim Goodwin. Stuart Armstrong has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

70:16

Paul McGowan is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Dusan Pernis. Free kick awarded for a foul by Jim Goodwin on Morgaro Gomis. Free kick taken by Barry Douglas.

69:28

Marc McAusland crosses the ball, Michael Higdon takes a shot.

68:20

Unfair challenge on Johnny Russell by Darren McGregor results in a free kick. Barry Douglas takes the free kick.

67:54

Marc McAusland produces a cross, save by Dusan Pernis.

66:02

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stuart Armstrong on Lee Mair. Direct free kick taken by Paul Gallacher.

65:03

Corner taken by Steven Thomson played to the near post, Prince Buaben makes a clearance. Marc McAusland takes a shot. Blocked by Garry Kenneth.

64:52

Jure Travner delivers the ball, blocked by Keith Watson.

64:37

The ball is crossed by Lee Mair, clearance made by Garry Kenneth.

64:05

The official flags Johnny Russell offside. Paul Gallacher takes the free kick.

62:31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul McGowan by Barry Douglas. The ball is crossed by Marc McAusland, Darren McGregor takes a shot. Save by Dusan Pernis.

60:51

Steven Thomson sends in a cross, save by Dusan Pernis.

58:53

Inswinging corner taken by Craig Conway.

58:15

Barry Douglas crosses the ball, clearance made by Lee Mair.

57:48

The ball is delivered by Craig Conway, clearance by Jure Travner.

56:30

Craig Conway goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jure Travner by Craig Conway. Lee Mair restarts play with the free kick.

56:09

A cross is delivered by Morgaro Gomis, Paul Gallacher makes a save.

55:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Goodwillie by Darren McGregor. Barry Douglas crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Darren McGregor.

54:32

Centre by Marc McAusland, Dusan Pernis makes a save.

54:00

Patrick Cregg concedes a free kick for a foul on Stuart Armstrong. Garry Kenneth restarts play with the free kick.

52:22

A cross is delivered by Sean Dillon.

51:44

Corner taken by Barry Douglas, Darren McGregor makes a clearance.

51:28

The ball is delivered by Barry Douglas, David Goodwillie takes a shot. Save by Paul Gallacher.

48:56

Jure Travner is cautioned. Jure Travner concedes a free kick for a foul on David Goodwillie. Barry Douglas takes the direct free kick, A cross is delivered by Marc McAusland, clearance made by Marc McAusland. Shot by Prince Buaben from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.

48:40

Jure Travner has an effort at goal from 30 yards. Blocked by Sean Dillon.

48:12

Inswinging corner taken by Steven Thomson from the left by-line.

47:45

Corner taken right-footed by Steven Thomson to the near post, clearance made by Prince Buaben.

47:40

Centre by Michael Higdon, Garry Kenneth gets a block in.

45:52

Sean Dillon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul McGowan. Lee Mair restarts play with the free kick.

43:50

Craig Conway delivers the ball, Paul Gallacher makes a save.

43:16

Centre by Jure Travner.

43:16

The ball is sent over by Jure Travner, clearance by Barry Douglas.

42:44

David Goodwillie is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Paul Gallacher takes the free kick.

41:39

The assistant referee signals for offside against Steven Thomson. Barry Douglas takes the direct free kick.

40:11

Steven Thomson concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Conway. The ball is swung over by Craig Conway, David Goodwillie takes a shot.

38:32

Johnny Russell takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Patrick Cregg.

37:19

Darren McGregor grabs a headed goal from close range. St Mirren 1-0 Dundee Utd.Jure Travner takes the inswinging corner, assist by Jure Travner.

36:13

The ball is delivered by Craig Conway, John Potter manages to make a clearance.

34:58

Effort from outside the box by Morgaro Gomis goes wide right of the target.

33:44

Stuart Armstrong fouled by Steven Thomson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Prince Buaben.

32:01

The ball is sent over by Marc McAusland, clearance made by Keith Watson.

29:08

Unfair challenge on Craig Conway by Lee Mair results in a free kick. The ball is sent over by Craig Conway, Garry Kenneth produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

26:46

Foul by Prince Buaben on Marc McAusland, free kick awarded. John Potter restarts play with the free kick.

25:56

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Steven Thomson, clearance by Johnny Russell.

25:51

Paul McGowan sends in a cross, Sean Dillon manages to make a clearance.

24:36

Paul McGowan takes a shot. Save by Dusan Pernis.

22:19

Craig Conway crosses the ball, Marc McAusland manages to make a clearance. Prince Buaben takes a shot. Blocked by David Goodwillie. Johnny Russell takes a shot. Save by Paul Gallacher. Craig Conway delivers the ball, Darren McGregor gets a block in.

21:47

Inswinging corner taken by Jure Travner, Garry Kenneth manages to make a clearance.

21:37

The ball is delivered by Marc McAusland, blocked by Prince Buaben.

20:45

David Goodwillie is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. The ball is delivered by Craig Conway. David Goodwillie handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Paul Gallacher takes the free kick.

18:24

Morgaro Gomis has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

16:50

Marc McAusland has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

15:03

Jim Goodwin crosses the ball.

14:16

Shot from long range by Prince Buaben misses to the right of the goal.

11:14

Marc McAusland fouled by Morgaro Gomis, the ref awards a free kick. John Potter takes the free kick.

10:41

Paul McGowan produces a right-footed shot from 35 yards and went wide right of the target.

9:23

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Craig Conway.

8:34

Foul by Stuart Armstrong on Jure Travner, free kick awarded. Patrick Cregg takes the direct free kick.

7:56

Patrick Cregg fouled by Morgaro Gomis, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by John Potter.

6:28

Centre by David Goodwillie, Marc McAusland makes a clearance.

4:55

Corner taken right-footed by Steven Thomson, save made by Dusan Pernis.

3:22

Craig Conway sends in a cross, John Potter makes a clearance.

3:15

The ball is crossed by Craig Conway.

2:30

Jure Travner fouled by Prince Buaben, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Steven Thomson from left wing.

1:13

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Keith Watson by Michael Higdon. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Barry Douglas, Darren McGregor makes a clearance.

0:35

The ball is swung over by Craig Conway.

The match begins.

The ref blows to signal half-time.

The game restarts for the second half.

The referee ends the match.

Match Preview

Saints sweat on Barron David Barron is a major doubt for St Mirren's Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash against Dundee United. The defender is struggling with a calf injury ahead of the Paisley contest. Nick Hegarty, Garry Brady and Gareth Wardlaw remain on the sidelines. Boss Danny Lennon has warned his players they cannot afford to be at anything below their peak. Only an 89th-minute equaliser from Jon Daly prevented Lennon enjoying a winning debut as St Mirren manager on the opening weekend of the season. And St Mirren won 2-1 at Tannadice in November with Michael Higdon netting two brilliant efforts in arguably the club's best performance of the season. Lennon said: "Any of the ones we have won this year have been good performances but overall on that night we were very good. "We would like to continue our good form this season against Dundee United. It has been the work-rate and the desire that has got us through. "We were very organised up at Tannadice and we played some good counter-attacking football, picked the right choice of pass and had two wonderful finishes. "In fact it was three wonderful finishes because they scored a very good goal." Jon Daly and Scott Robertson are suspended for Dundee United. The pair were each sent off for two bookable offences in United's 1-1 draw at Kilmarnock last Saturday, while Danny Swanson (back) is set to be named on the bench despite only recently returning to training. Garry Kenneth, who scored the equaliser at Rugby Park despite a dead leg, is set to start, but Paul Dixon (ankle), Mihael Kovacevic (knee), Scott Severin (foot) and Darren Dods (knee) remain out.

Formation:352Manager: Danny Lennon

St Mirren

Formation: 442Manager: Peter Houston

Dundee Utd

  • Paul Gallacher
  • Darren McGregor
  • John Potter
  • Lee Mair
  • Marc McAusland
  • Patrick Cregg
  • Jim Goodwin
  • Steven Thomson
  • Jure Travner
  • Paul McGowan
  • Michael Higdon
  • SUBS
  • Craig Samson
  • Craig Dargo
  • Paul McQuade
  • Kenneth McLean
  • Aaron Mooy
  • Mark Lamont
  • Hugh Murray

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Match Report

Robertson denies Saints Substitute David Robertson produced a dramatic late rescue act for Dundee United to deny St Mirren victory in Paisley with an 87th-minute leveller. St Mirren led on 37 minutes when Darren McGregor's header from a Jure Travner corner was knocked clear by United's Morgaro Gomis, but the officials ruled the ball had already crossed the line. David Goodwillie should have claimed an earlier equaliser for United, who dominated much of the game, but he sent a close-range shot against the crossbar when it seemed easier to score. It typified a night of wasteful finishing by United, who were also finding home goalkeeper Paul Gallacher in fine form, but Robertson's last-gasp header at least got them a point. Dundee United were without suspended duo Jon Daly and Scott Robertson after both players were red-carded during last Saturday's 1-1 draw at Kilmarnock. Stuart Armstrong, a substitute in that match, earned a start while Garry Kenneth was recalled for United against an unchanged St Mirren team. Good defensive work in midfield by Gomis helped set up Goodwillie for an early shooting chance, but Gallacher was alert to the danger. Craig Conway's pace down the left flank troubled St Mirren from the outset and from his low cross, Johnny Russell slid an effort across the face of goal. The home team were offering little in response and a wayward shot wide from distance by Paul McGowan on 12 minutes summed up their efforts. McGowan was more effective five minutes later when he set up Marc McAusland for a powerful driven effort that fizzed narrowly wide of the mark. Goodwillie was booked for a needless handball before United attacked again when Barry Douglas sent in a cross that Russell connected with to force another Gallacher save. McGowan, on loan from Celtic, was looking lively for St Mirren and after a neat Michael Higdon lay-off he fired a low drive that Dusan Pernis was equal to in the United goal. United still looked the more likely to open the scoring, first Kenneth heading over from a Conway free kick then Gomis sending a swerving shot wide from distance. It was St Mirren, however, who broke the deadlock on 37 minutes, Travner's corner headed in by McGregor and over the line before Gomis could hook the ball clear. United came close to levelling in the 41st minute when another Conway cross was met by Goodwillie whose looping header clipped the top of the crossbar. Travner was booked for upending Goodwillie in the 49th minute and the resulting Douglas free kick broke for Prince Buaben to shoot over from the edge of the area. Gallacher was into action again on 52 minutes when, from a Douglas cross, Goodwillie's glancing header was pushed wide by the busy St Mirren goalkeeper. United claimed for a penalty when Kenneth tumbled to the ground under challenge from McGregor, but there seemed minimal contact and nothing was given. Kenneth got himself a warning from referee Craig Thomson after complaining again on the hour mark after again wanting a spot-kick this time claiming he was fouled by Lee Mair. St Mirren rightly sensed they needed a second goal to secure the win, but Travner shot into the side-netting, while a McAusland volley was well-blocked by Kenneth. Paddy Cregg was caught in possession for St Mirren on 73 minutes allowing Russell a run down the left and from his low cross Goodwillie conspired to hit the bar from point blank range. It was a glaring miss, but it was not to be Goodwillie's last, he should have done better with his next attempt, a headed effort from a cross by substitute Robertson. Another United replacement, Danny Cadamarteri, was next to threaten, but his angled drive bounced wide as St Mirren defended in numbers to preserve their slender advantage. They were undone in the 87th minute when Robertson's looping header from Goodwillie's cross deceived Gallacher for what was a deserved equaliser on the balance of play.

Form Guide

    LWLLLD
  • St Mirren
  • VS
  • Dundee Utd
  • DDDDWD

Last Meetings

  • Dundee Utd
  • 1 - 2
  • St Mirren
  • 10/11/2010
  • St Mirren
  • 1 - 1
  • Dundee Utd
  • 14/08/2010
  • St Mirren
  • 1 - 2
  • Dundee Utd
  • 13/02/2010
  • Dundee Utd
  • 3 - 2
  • St Mirren
  • 05/12/2009
  • St Mirren
  • 0 - 0
  • Dundee Utd
  • 22/08/2009
  • Dundee Utd
  • 3 - 2
  • St Mirren
  • 24/01/2009

Top Scorers

St Mirren

  • M Higdon 5
  • S Thomson 3
  • G Wardlaw 2
  • S Lynch 2
  • C Dargo 1
  • J Travner 1
  • M McAusland 1
  • P McGowan 1

Dundee Utd

  • D Goodwillie 9
  • J Daly 3
  • J Russell 2
  • S Dillon 1
  • G Kenneth 1
  • M Gomis 1
  • P Buaben 1

Goals

St Mirren

    • Total goals 52
    • Goals per game 17
  • (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 9 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Dundee Utd

    • Total goals 56
    • Goals per game 21
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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