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  • Scottish Premier League
  • 15 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Tannadice Park
Dundee UDundee UvInvernessInverness
4
  • Meekings, og 5
  • Daly, 6
  • Skacel, 8
  • Daly, pen 90+3
4
  • McKay, 26
  • McKay, 28
  • McKay, pen 62
  • Warren, 86

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Match ends, Dundee United 4, Inverness CT 4.

90+3 mins:Second Half ends, Dundee United 4, Inverness CT 4.

90+3 mins:Substitution, Inverness CT. Liam Polworth replaces Andrew Shinnie.

90+3 mins:Goal! Dundee United 4, Inverness CT 4. Jonathan Daly (Dundee United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

90+2 mins:Richie Foran (Inverness CT) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90+2 mins:Penalty conceded by Richie Foran (Inverness CT) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

90 mins:Substitution, Inverness CT. Philip Roberts replaces Billy McKay.

86 mins:Goal! Dundee United 3, Inverness CT 4. Gary Warren (Inverness CT) header from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom right corner.

85 mins:Corner, Inverness CT.

84 mins:Corner, Inverness CT.

83 mins:Corner, Inverness CT.

83 mins:Substitution, Dundee United. Milos Lacny replaces Rudolf Skacel.

83 mins:Corner, Inverness CT.

78 mins:Substitution, Inverness CT. Shane Sutherland replaces Ross Draper.

77 mins:Offside, Inverness CT. Richie Foran tries a through ball, but Richie Foran is caught offside.

76 mins:Foul by Jonathan Daly (Dundee United).

76 mins:Gary Warren (Inverness CT) wins a free kick.

75 mins:Foul by Josh Meekings (Inverness CT).

75 mins:Jonathan Daly (Dundee United) wins a free kick.

74 mins:Foul by Richie Foran (Inverness CT).

74 mins:Gavin Gunning (Dundee United) wins a free kick.

72 mins:Corner, Dundee United.

71 mins:Corner, Dundee United.

70 mins:Foul by Billy McKay (Inverness CT).

70 mins:Barry Douglas (Dundee United) wins a free kick.

67 mins:Substitution, Dundee United. Michael Gardyne replaces Stuart Armstrong.

66 mins:Foul by Owain Tudur-Jones (Inverness CT).

66 mins:Jonathan Daly (Dundee United) wins a free kick.

64 mins:Attempt saved. Owain Tudur-Jones (Inverness CT) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

62 mins:Goal! Dundee United 3, Inverness CT 3. Billy McKay (Inverness CT) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

62 mins:Willo Flood (Dundee United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

61 mins:Penalty conceded by Willo Flood (Dundee United) after a foul in the penalty area.

61 mins:Penalty Inverness CT. Ross Draper draws a foul in the penalty area.

60 mins:Offside, Dundee United. Johnny Russell tries a through ball, but Johnny Russell is caught offside.

50 mins:Corner, Inverness CT.

49 mins:Foul by Brian McLean (Dundee United).

49 mins:Andrew Shinnie (Inverness CT) wins a free kick.

49 mins:Brian McLean (Dundee United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

46 mins:Foul by Gavin Gunning (Dundee United).

46 mins:Richie Foran (Inverness CT) wins a free kick.

Second Half begins Dundee United 3, Inverness CT 2.

45+2 mins:First Half ends, Dundee United 3, Inverness CT 2.

45 mins:Foul by Aaron Doran (Inverness CT).

45 mins:Gavin Gunning (Dundee United) wins a free kick.

45 mins:Aaron Doran (Inverness CT) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

41 mins:Foul by Stuart Armstrong (Dundee United).

41 mins:Andrew Shinnie (Inverness CT) wins a free kick.

39 mins:Foul by Gary Warren (Inverness CT).

39 mins:Johnny Russell (Dundee United) wins a free kick.

37 mins:Foul by Andrew Shinnie (Inverness CT).

37 mins:Willo Flood (Dundee United) wins a free kick.

36 mins:Attempt missed. Rudolf Skacel (Dundee United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

32 mins:Offside, Inverness CT. Billy McKay tries a through ball, but Billy McKay is caught offside.

29 mins:Johnny Russell (Dundee United) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

28 mins:Goal! Dundee United 3, Inverness CT 2. Billy McKay (Inverness CT) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Aaron Doran.

27 mins:Corner, Inverness CT.

26 mins:Goal! Dundee United 3, Inverness CT 1. Billy McKay (Inverness CT) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner.

25 mins:Corner, Inverness CT.

25 mins:Attempt saved. Ross Draper (Inverness CT) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

17 mins:Corner, Dundee United.

16 mins:Corner, Dundee United.

12 mins:Offside, Inverness CT. Richie Foran tries a through ball, but Richie Foran is caught offside.

10 mins:Foul by Brian McLean (Dundee United).

10 mins:Billy McKay (Inverness CT) wins a free kick.

8 mins:Goal! Dundee United 3, Inverness CT 0. Rudolf Skacel (Dundee United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner.

6 mins:Goal! Dundee United 2, Inverness CT 0. Jonathan Daly (Dundee United) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom left corner.

5 mins:Own Goal by Josh Meekings, Inverness CT. Dundee United 1, Inverness CT 0.

4 mins:Offside, Inverness CT. Richie Foran tries a through ball, but Richie Foran is caught offside.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • Scottish Premier League
  • 15 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Tannadice Park
Dundee UDundee UvInvernessInverness
4
  • Meekings, og 5
  • Daly, 6
  • Skacel, 8
  • Daly, pen 90+3
4
  • McKay, 26
  • McKay, 28
  • McKay, pen 62
  • Warren, 86

match report

Dundee United denied Inverness a memorable win as an enthralling Scottish Premier League clash at Tannadice ended 4-4 on Saturday.

Captain Jon Daly's last-minute penalty came after the Tangerines had raced into a 3-0 lead inside eight minutes - before Billy McKay's hat-trick followed by Gary Warren's 86th-minute header looked like earning the points for the second-placed visitors.

United went ahead through Josh Meeking's early own goal before further strikes from Daly and Rudi Skacel seemed to have them home and dry, until McKay sparked a comeback which few inside Tannadice would have predicted.

Peter Houston's side came out with all guns blazing and they took the lead in the fifth minute when Barry Douglas whipped over an inch-perfect cross for Daly, whose effort was going off target until Meekings turned it into his own net past Inverness keeper Antonio Reguero.

Daly could not believe his luck as he made it 2-0 a minute later, following a mix-up in the Inverness defence. John Rankin's hopeful ball forward led to Graeme Shinnie panicking under pressure from Flood. As Shinnie tried to turn and clear his lines, he succeeded only in hitting it straight at Daly - who knew little about it as the ball rebounded off him before nestling in the net.

Skacel then made it 3-0 with his first goal for the home side since signing in September. This time Stuart Armstrong split the Caley Thistle defence with a weighted pass for Skacel to race onto. The Czech star steadied himself before firing his low right-foot shot across Reguero to make it 3-0.

But McKay started the Inverness revival in the 26th minute with a close-range header from Richie Foran's half-volley, with Radoslaw Cierzniak in the home goal well beaten.

Then, two minutes later, the on-song striker made it 3-2 by turning home a free header after United had had failed to deal with Aaron Doran's corner.

Both sides went for goals after the break and it was the hosts who came close to restoring a two-goal lead. Daly's cross from the right caused panic in the away defence, where Garry Warren almost turned the ball into his own net only for Reguero to pull off a fine diving save. Russell fired the rebound into the side-netting.

But in the 62nd minute McKay levelled for the never-say-die visitors. Willo Flood fouled Ross Draper as he made his way into the United penalty area and McKay stepped up to complete his hat-trick by sending Cierzniak the wrong way from the spot.

The comeback looked complete four minutes from time when defender Warren headed home in off the post from Shinnie's cross.

However, right at the end, Daly's penalty made it 4-4 after Foran's foul on United substitute Milos Lacny.

team line-up

1Radoslaw Cierzniak
4Brian McLean
5Gavin Gunning
3Barry Douglas
12Keith Watson
51Rudolf Skacel83
6Willo Flood
16Stuart Armstrong67
8John Rankin
7Johnny Russell
9Jonathan Daly

substitutes

14Mark Millar
29Patrick Barrett
18Ryan Dow
13Steve Banks
15Michael Gardyne67
20Milos Lacny83
10Richie Ryan

referee

John Beaton

team line-up

12Antonio Reguero
2David Raven
5Gary Warren
14Josh Meekings
3Graeme Shinnie
10Andrew Shinnie93
8Ross Draper78
4Owain Tudur-Jones
7Billy McKay90
9Richie Foran
17Aaron Doran

substitutes

22Conor Pepper
1Ryan Esson
32Matthew Cooper
19Gavin Morrison
18Shane Sutherland78
21Liam Polworth93
23Philip Roberts90

referee

John Beaton

match stats

possession %5050
shots on target36
shots off target10
corners47
tackles won00
offsides14