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  • Scottish Premier League
  • 26 December 2012, 12:00pm
  • Tannadice Park
  • Attendance: 7,063
Dundee UDundee UvSt JohnstoneSt Johnstone
1
  • Gunning, 2
1
  • McLean, og 47

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Match ends, Dundee United 1, St Johnstone 1.

90+3 mins:Second Half ends, Dundee United 1, St Johnstone 1.

90+2 mins:Foul by Frazer Wright (St Johnstone).

90+2 mins:Radoslaw Cierzniak (Dundee United) wins a free kick.

90+2 mins:Corner, St Johnstone.

88 mins:Corner, St Johnstone.

88 mins:Attempt saved. Gregory Tade (St Johnstone) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

86 mins:Attempt missed. Gavin Gunning (Dundee United) header from the left side of the box. Assisted by Barry Douglas.

85 mins:Corner, Dundee United.

85 mins:Corner, Dundee United.

85 mins:Attempt saved. Mark Millar (Dundee United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

84 mins:Foul by Murray Davidson (St Johnstone).

84 mins:Mark Millar (Dundee United) wins a free kick.

81 mins:Attempt missed. John Rankin (Dundee United) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

79 mins:Offside, Dundee United. Gavin Gunning tries a through ball, but Gavin Gunning is caught offside.

78 mins:Attempt blocked. Gavin Gunning (Dundee United) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Barry Douglas.

78 mins:Corner, Dundee United.

77 mins:Attempt missed. Liam Craig (St Johnstone) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

76 mins:Substitution, St Johnstone. Rowan Vine replaces Peter Pawlett.

75 mins:Offside, Dundee United. Jonathan Daly tries a through ball, but Jonathan Daly is caught offside.

73 mins:Substitution, Dundee United. Mark Millar replaces Stuart Armstrong.

73 mins:Substitution, Dundee United. Richie Ryan replaces Rudolf Skacel.

72 mins:Offside, St Johnstone. Steven MacLean tries a through ball, but Steven MacLean is caught offside.

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

72 mins:Steven MacLean (St Johnstone) wins a free kick.

70 mins:Attempt missed. Rudolf Skacel (Dundee United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

68 mins:Attempt missed. Murray Davidson (St Johnstone) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

66 mins:Foul by David McCracken (St Johnstone).

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

65 mins:Substitution, Dundee United. Michael Gardyne replaces Keith Watson.

64 mins:Foul by Peter Pawlett (St Johnstone).

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

64 mins:Offside, Dundee United. John Rankin tries a through ball, but John Rankin is caught offside.

63 mins:Corner, Dundee United.

62 mins:Patrick Cregg (St Johnstone) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

62 mins:Foul by Patrick Cregg (St Johnstone).

62 mins:John Rankin (Dundee United) wins a free kick.

61 mins:Offside, St Johnstone. Thomas Scobbie tries a through ball, but Thomas Scobbie is caught offside.

60 mins:Attempt missed. David Mackay (St Johnstone) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Peter Pawlett.

60 mins:Corner, St Johnstone.

58 mins:Foul by Barry Douglas (Dundee United).

58 mins:Gregory Tade (St Johnstone) wins a free kick.

57 mins:Attempt missed. John Rankin (Dundee United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

57 mins:Attempt saved. Steven MacLean (St Johnstone) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

55 mins:Attempt missed. Gavin Gunning (Dundee United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Barry Douglas.

55 mins:Corner, Dundee United.

55 mins:Attempt blocked. Johnny Russell (Dundee United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

50 mins:Offside, St Johnstone. Gregory Tade tries a through ball, but Gregory Tade is caught offside.

49 mins:Attempt missed. Rudolf Skacel (Dundee United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by John Rankin with a cross.

48 mins:Attempt saved. Liam Craig (St Johnstone) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

47 mins:Own Goal by Brian McLean, Dundee United. Dundee United 1, St Johnstone 1.

Second Half begins Dundee United 1, St Johnstone 0.

45+1 mins:First Half ends, Dundee United 1, St Johnstone 0.

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

45 mins:Murray Davidson (St Johnstone) wins a free kick.

45 mins:Offside, St Johnstone. Gregory Tade tries a through ball, but Gregory Tade is caught offside.

44 mins:Hand ball by Willo Flood (Dundee United).

43 mins:Attempt missed. Keith Watson (Dundee United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Barry Douglas.

42 mins:Corner, Dundee United.

38 mins:Attempt saved. Rudolf Skacel (Dundee United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

38 mins:Corner, St Johnstone.

37 mins:Corner, St Johnstone.

34 mins:Attempt missed. Gavin Gunning (Dundee United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Willo Flood.

33 mins:Corner, Dundee United.

33 mins:Attempt saved. Rudolf Skacel (Dundee United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

32 mins:Foul by Murray Davidson (St Johnstone).

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

28 mins:Peter Pawlett (St Johnstone) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

28 mins:Foul by Peter Pawlett (St Johnstone).

28 mins:Keith Watson (Dundee United) wins a free kick.

27 mins:Attempt saved. Gavin Gunning (Dundee United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved. Assisted by Stuart Armstrong with a cross.

27 mins:Foul by Murray Davidson (St Johnstone).

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

26 mins:Corner, St Johnstone.

25 mins:Attempt saved. Liam Craig (St Johnstone) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved. Assisted by Thomas Scobbie with a cross.

25 mins:Barry Douglas (Dundee United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

24 mins:Foul by Barry Douglas (Dundee United).

24 mins:Peter Pawlett (St Johnstone) wins a free kick.

20 mins:Attempt saved. Stuart Armstrong (Dundee United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

18 mins:Corner, St Johnstone.

17 mins:Rudolf Skacel (Dundee United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

17 mins:Foul by Rudolf Skacel (Dundee United).

17 mins:Patrick Cregg (St Johnstone) wins a free kick.

15 mins:Attempt saved. Steven MacLean (St Johnstone) right footed shot from outside the box is saved. Assisted by Thomas Scobbie with a cross.

13 mins:Foul by Murray Davidson (St Johnstone).

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

11 mins:Attempt saved. Patrick Cregg (St Johnstone) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

10 mins:Attempt saved. Patrick Cregg (St Johnstone) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

7 mins:Foul by Peter Pawlett (St Johnstone).

7 mins:Stuart Armstrong (Dundee United) wins a free kick.

6 mins:Foul by John Rankin (Dundee United).

6 mins:Peter Pawlett (St Johnstone) wins a free kick.

5 mins:Corner, St Johnstone.

4 mins:Corner, St Johnstone.

2 mins:Goal! Dundee United 1, St Johnstone 0. Gavin Gunning (Dundee United) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Barry Douglas with a cross.

1 mins:Foul by Liam Craig (St Johnstone).

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

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • Scottish Premier League
  • 26 December 2012, 12:00pm
  • Tannadice Park
  • Attendance: 7,063
Dundee UDundee UvSt JohnstoneSt Johnstone
1
  • Gunning, 2
1
  • McLean, og 47

match report

Dundee United fought out an entertaining Tayside derby with St Johnstone as they drew 1-1 at Tannadice in the SPL on Boxing Day.

Peter Houston's men looked like winning their first home SPL clash since August when defender Gavin Gunning headed them into the lead inside two minutes, but an own goal from team-mate Brian McLean put paid to that as Steve Lomas' Saints side fought back to ensure a deserved share of the spoils.

United wasted no time in making their mark in this early kick-off when, in the second minute, Gunning made it 1-0 with a free header from Barry Douglas' inswinging free-kick.

Patrick Cregg's foul on Johnny Russell left the United forward nursing a head knock but presented the hosts with a perfect scoring opportunity. And Gunning could hardly believe his luck when the Saints defence stood still to allow the Irishman to rise unchallenged and direct a header downwards past Alan Mannus.

Saints seemed to be caught on the hop by the midday start, which came on the back of defeat away to Aberdeen the previous weekend.

But in the 16th minute, striker Steven Maclean turned neatly on the edge of the penalty area and his smart shot was well saved by Radoslaw Cierzniak in the home goal.

Midway through the first half, Cierzniak had to look lively to produce an impressive double save. Tam Scobbie's cross was nodded goalwards by Liam Craig only for Cierzniak to deny him with a fine diving stop. The rebound fell kindly for Craig but again Polish keeper Cierzniak proved equal to the task as he parried his effort wide for a corner.

In 33 minutes, United came within inches of increasing their lead. Rudi Skacel, who had earlier been booked, saw his shot from 12 yards parried by Mannus at full stretch. As the Saints defence stood stranded, Gunning tried to nip in at the far post to apply the finishing touch but just missed out on making contact and the visitors breathed a huge sigh of relief.

Two minutes later, Saints raced to the other end as Dave McKay and Peter Pawlett combined to set up Maclean, but his attempt at a bicycle kick inside the six-yard box did not quite come off.

Saints started the second half much the livelier side and were back on level terms in the 46th minute.

Gregory Tade released Pawlett and his jinking run left a couple of United defenders in his wake before squaring the ball across the face of goal. McLean was tracking back but in an attempt to clear his lines he had the misfortune of turning the ball into his own net beyond the helpless Cierzniak.

Suddenly United were facing that familiar scenario of failing to kill teams off which seriously looked like coming back to haunt them.

Just seconds after equalising, Saints went in search of another and almost got it when Craig swivelled eight yards out before driving a shot on target which Cierzniak did well to beat away.

With 10 minutes left, Gunning's header from Douglas' corner was cleared of the line by Patrick Cregg but it finished a draw.

team line-up

1Radoslaw Cierzniak
5Gavin Gunning
3Barry Douglas
4Brian McLean
12Keith Watson65
16Stuart Armstrong73
51Rudolf Skacel73
8John Rankin
6Willo Flood
9Jonathan Daly
7Johnny Russell

substitutes

10Richie Ryan73
13Steve Banks
20Milos Lacny
15Michael Gardyne65
18Ryan Dow
14Mark Millar73
40Darren Petrie

referee

Calum Murray

team line-up

1Alan Mannus
33Thomas Scobbie
5Frazer Wright
18David McCracken
2David Mackay
4Patrick Cregg
22Peter Pawlett76
10Liam Craig
8Murray Davidson
17Steven MacLean
9Gregory Tade

substitutes

14Kevin Moon
19Gary Miller
11Nigel Hasselbaink
15Jonathan Tuffey
23Rowan Vine76
26Liam Caddis
40Andrew Steeves

referee

Calum Murray

match stats

possession %5544
shots on target67
shots off target83
corners79
tackles won00
offsides34