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  • Scottish Premier League
  • 30 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Tannadice Park
Dundee UDundee UvSt MirrenSt Mirren
3
  • Daly, pen 43
  • Armstrong, 45+1
  • Douglas, 90
4
  • Dummett, 16
  • Thompson, 50
  • McAusland, 66
  • van Zanten, 78

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Match ends, Dundee United 3, St Mirren 4.

90+4 mins:Second Half ends, Dundee United 3, St Mirren 4.

90+3 mins:Foul by Sam Parkin (St Mirren).

90+3 mins:Richie Ryan (Dundee United) wins a free kick.

90+2 mins:Foul by Gavin Gunning (Dundee United).

90+2 mins:James Goodwin (St Mirren) wins a free kick.

90+2 mins:Corner, Dundee United.

90+1 mins:James Goodwin (St Mirren) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90+1 mins:Foul by James Goodwin (St Mirren).

90+1 mins:Michael Gardyne (Dundee United) wins a free kick.

90 mins:Goal! Dundee United 3, St Mirren 4. Barry Douglas (Dundee United) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the top right corner.

89 mins:Foul by Paul McGowan (St Mirren).

89 mins:Michael Gardyne (Dundee United) wins a free kick.

86 mins:Substitution, St Mirren. Graham Carey replaces John McGinn.

85 mins:Foul by Johnny Russell (Dundee United).

85 mins:Paul Dummett (St Mirren) wins a free kick.

84 mins:Foul by James Goodwin (St Mirren).

84 mins:Rudolf Skacel (Dundee United) wins a free kick.

82 mins:Substitution, St Mirren. Sam Parkin replaces Steve Thompson.

78 mins:Goal! Dundee United 2, St Mirren 4. David van Zanten (St Mirren) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Gary Teale.

74 mins:Substitution, Dundee United. Rudolf Skacel replaces Mark Millar.

74 mins:Substitution, Dundee United. Richie Ryan replaces Keith Watson.

70 mins:Substitution, St Mirren. David Barron replaces John Robertson.

69 mins:Brian McLean (Dundee United) is shown the red card for fighting.

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

69 mins:Lewis Guy (St Mirren) wins a free kick.

68 mins:Attempt missed. Michael Gardyne (Dundee United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

66 mins:Goal! Dundee United 2, St Mirren 3. Marc McAusland (St Mirren) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Gary Teale with a cross.

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

65 mins:Gary Teale (St Mirren) wins a free kick.

65 mins:Attempt saved. Michael Gardyne (Dundee United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

63 mins:Foul by Marc McAusland (St Mirren).

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

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

61 mins:Gary Teale (St Mirren) wins a free kick.

59 mins:Corner, Dundee United.

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

57 mins:David van Zanten (St Mirren) wins a free kick.

53 mins:Hand ball by John Rankin (Dundee United).

50 mins:Goal! Dundee United 2, St Mirren 2. Steve Thompson (St Mirren) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner.

49 mins:Corner, St Mirren.

48 mins:Corner, St Mirren.

Second Half begins Dundee United 2, St Mirren 1.

45+2 mins:First Half ends, Dundee United 2, St Mirren 1.

45+1 mins:Goal! Dundee United 2, St Mirren 1. Stuart Armstrong (Dundee United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mark Millar.

43 mins:Goal! Dundee United 1, St Mirren 1. Jonathan Daly (Dundee United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

42 mins:Paul Dummett (St Mirren) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

42 mins:Penalty conceded by Paul Dummett (St Mirren) after a foul in the penalty area.

42 mins:Penalty Dundee United. Jonathan Daly draws a foul in the penalty area.

41 mins:Corner, Dundee United.

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

33 mins:Lewis Guy (St Mirren) wins a free kick.

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

33 mins:Craig Samson (St Mirren) wins a free kick.

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

30 mins:Paul McGowan (St Mirren) wins a free kick.

29 mins:Foul by Lewis Guy (St Mirren).

29 mins:Brian McLean (Dundee United) wins a free kick.

28 mins:Offside, St Mirren. Steve Thompson tries a through ball, but Steve Thompson is caught offside.

26 mins:Substitution, Dundee United. Michael Gardyne replaces Willo Flood.

25 mins:Attempt missed. Jonathan Daly (Dundee United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Barry Douglas.

24 mins:Corner, Dundee United.

24 mins:Corner, Dundee United.

24 mins:Attempt saved. Barry Douglas (Dundee United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

23 mins:Foul by Paul Dummett (St Mirren).

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

21 mins:Attempt missed. Steve Thompson (St Mirren) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

20 mins:Attempt blocked. Steve Thompson (St Mirren) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Gary Teale.

19 mins:Corner, St Mirren.

18 mins:Corner, Dundee United.

16 mins:Goal! Dundee United 0, St Mirren 1. Paul Dummett (St Mirren) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gary Teale with a cross.

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

13 mins:Attempt missed. Jonathan Daly (Dundee United) header from the right side of the box misses to the left.

12 mins:Corner, Dundee United.

9 mins:Foul by Steve Thompson (St Mirren).

9 mins:Brian McLean (Dundee United) wins a free kick.

7 mins:Corner, St Mirren.

7 mins:Attempt saved. Gary Teale (St Mirren) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

7 mins:Foul by Willo Flood (Dundee United).

7 mins:Paul McGowan (St Mirren) wins a free kick.

5 mins:Foul by Steve Thompson (St Mirren).

5 mins:Radoslaw Cierzniak (Dundee United) wins a free kick.

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

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

3 mins:Corner, Dundee United.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • Scottish Premier League
  • 30 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Tannadice Park
Dundee UDundee UvSt MirrenSt Mirren
3
  • Daly, pen 43
  • Armstrong, 45+1
  • Douglas, 90
4
  • Dummett, 16
  • Thompson, 50
  • McAusland, 66
  • van Zanten, 78

match report

St Mirren defeated Dundee United in a tense 4-3 thriller to move within a point of their hosts in the Scottish Premier League.

After putting Saints ahead, Paul Dummett hauled down The Terrors' Jon Daly for a 43rd-minute penalty the striker converted, before Stuart Armstrong's long-range effort gave United a deserved half-time lead at Tannadice.

Errors littered the hosts' game, though, and ex-United striker Steven Thompson equalised with his fourth goal in three games before Brian McLean was sent-off.

Marc McAusland put the Buddies in front after 65 minutes and a rare David van Zanten goal after 78 minutes completed victory for the visitors, rendering Barry Douglas' 90th-minute free-kick mere consolation.

United were seeking a first win since the Dundee derby and started well.

Gavin Gunning twice went close with headers from corners by Willo Flood, while Johnny Russell also twice threatened.

Their defence was torn apart for the opener when Jon Robertson's cross-field ball found Gary Teale who skipped past Douglas and delivered a low cross which, through a forest of United defenders, left-back Dummett tucked in.

From the restart Russell shot wide across goal, then Craig Samson saved a curling Douglas free-kick before Flood departed, replaced after 26 minutes by Michael Gardyne after being on the receiving end of a couple of meaty tackles.

Daly went down after a wayward arm struck him in the face at a corner, but when the ball was sent in again by Douglas, Dummett hauled him over and referee Euan Norris pointed to the spot. Dummett was booked and Daly tucked in the penalty.

United were soon in front as an opportunistic 35-yard effort from Armstrong skipped off the muddy surface in front of goal and beat Samson, but their advantage evaporated five minutes into the second half as a poor Keith Watson pass was intercepted by Guy and Thompson placed the ball beneath Cierzniak.

Gardyne had an effort saved by Samson before the visitors struck again from a Teale free-kick, again benefiting from poor defending. The ball dropped amid a throng of tangerine jerseys and McAusland slammed it into the roof of the net.

United's woes increased as McLean was shown a straight red card for a reckless tackle on John McGinn before, 12 minutes from time, Teale passed towards Van Zanten who sent in a low cross and neither a United defender nor a Buddies attacker met the ball as it drifted across goal into the bottom corner.

There was a nervous conclusion for Saints as United won a free-kick on the edge of the box and Douglas nonchalantly curled it in in the final minute of normal time.

team line-up

1Radoslaw Cierzniak
3Barry Douglas
4Brian McLean
12Keith Watson74
5Gavin Gunning
14Mark Millar74
8John Rankin
16Stuart Armstrong
6Willo Flood26
9Jonathan Daly
7Johnny Russell

substitutes

40Darren Petrie
18Ryan Dow
42Jon Soutattar
10Richie Ryan74
15Michael Gardyne26
13Steve Banks
51Rudolf Skacel74

referee

Euan Norris

team line-up

1Craig Samson
14Marc McAusland
2David van Zanten
3Paul Dummett
8John Robertson70
10Paul McGowan
6James Goodwin
21Gary Teale
27Lewis Guy
29John McGinn86
9Steve Thompson82

substitutes

5Lee Mair
11Graham Carey86
23David Barron70
19Sam Parkin82
7Dougie Imrie
12Chris Smith
25Sean Kelly

referee

Euan Norris

match stats

possession %4455
shots on target55
shots off target41
corners84
tackles won00
offsides21