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  • Scottish Premier League
  • 19 January 2013, 3:00pm
  • Rugby Park
  • Attendance: 4,112
KilmarnockKilmarnockvDundee UDundee U
2
  • Pascali, 18
  • Pascali, 90+3
3
  • Russell, 43
  • Russell, 63
  • Russell, 88

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Match ends, Kilmarnock 2, Dundee United 3.

90+4 mins:Second Half ends, Kilmarnock 2, Dundee United 3.

90+3 mins:Goal! Kilmarnock 2, Dundee United 3. Manuel Pascali (Kilmarnock) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Borja Pérez.

90+2 mins:Corner, Kilmarnock.

90 mins:Substitution, Dundee United. Michael Gardyne replaces Johnny Russell.

88 mins:Goal! Kilmarnock 1, Dundee United 3. Johnny Russell (Dundee United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

87 mins:Substitution, Dundee United. Rudolf Skacel replaces Gary Mackay-Steven.

86 mins:Corner, Kilmarnock.

84 mins:Corner, Kilmarnock.

81 mins:Attempt missed. Mahamadou Sissoko (Kilmarnock) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

79 mins:Corner, Dundee United.

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

78 mins:James Dayton (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick.

77 mins:Substitution, Kilmarnock. Jude Winchester replaces Ross Barbour.

76 mins:Ross Barbour (Kilmarnock) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

76 mins:Foul by Ross Barbour (Kilmarnock).

76 mins:Gary Mackay-Steven (Dundee United) wins a free kick.

75 mins:Corner, Kilmarnock.

74 mins:Corner, Dundee United.

70 mins:Substitution, Kilmarnock. Rory McKenzie replaces Cillian Sheridan.

69 mins:Substitution, Kilmarnock. Borja Pérez replaces Danny Racchi.

69 mins:Corner, Dundee United.

67 mins:Foul by Danny Racchi (Kilmarnock).

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

66 mins:Attempt saved. Johnny Russell (Dundee United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

63 mins:Goal! Kilmarnock 1, Dundee United 2. Johnny Russell (Dundee United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Keith Watson with a cross.

60 mins:Corner, Kilmarnock.

60 mins:Attempt saved. James Dayton (Kilmarnock) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

59 mins:Foul by Mahamadou Sissoko (Kilmarnock).

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

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

58 mins:Manuel Pascali (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick.

56 mins:Attempt missed. Gavin Gunning (Dundee United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Barry Douglas.

56 mins:Corner, Dundee United.

52 mins:Attempt missed. James Dayton (Kilmarnock) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

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

49 mins:Foul by Mark Millar (Dundee United).

49 mins:Rory McKeown (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick.

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

46 mins:Foul by Mahamadou Sissoko (Kilmarnock).

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

Second Half begins Kilmarnock 1, Dundee United 1.

45+1 mins:First Half ends, Kilmarnock 1, Dundee United 1.

45 mins:Attempt missed. Paul Heffernan (Kilmarnock) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

43 mins:Goal! Kilmarnock 1, Dundee United 1. Johnny Russell (Dundee United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

39 mins:Attempt missed. Danny Racchi (Kilmarnock) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left from a direct free kick.

38 mins:Foul by Keith Watson (Dundee United).

38 mins:James Dayton (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick.

37 mins:Offside, Dundee United. Gary Mackay-Steven tries a through ball, but Gary Mackay-Steven is caught offside.

36 mins:Corner, Dundee United.

36 mins:Attempt missed. Gary Mackay-Steven (Dundee United) left footed shot from outside the box.

35 mins:Corner, Dundee United.

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

33 mins:James Fowler (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick.

30 mins:Offside, Kilmarnock. Paul Heffernan tries a through ball, but Paul Heffernan is caught offside.

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

30 mins:Mahamadou Sissoko (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick.

25 mins:Offside, Dundee United. Gary Mackay-Steven tries a through ball, but Gary Mackay-Steven is caught offside.

23 mins:Hand ball by Jonathan Daly (Dundee United).

20 mins:Attempt missed. Mark Millar (Dundee United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

20 mins:Corner, Dundee United.

18 mins:Goal! Kilmarnock 1, Dundee United 0. Manuel Pascali (Kilmarnock) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Danny Racchi with a headed pass.

17 mins:Corner, Kilmarnock.

16 mins:Foul by Paul Heffernan (Kilmarnock).

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

15 mins:Foul by Ross Barbour (Kilmarnock).

15 mins:Gary Mackay-Steven (Dundee United) wins a free kick.

12 mins:Foul by James Dayton (Kilmarnock).

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

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

10 mins:Foul by Manuel Pascali (Kilmarnock).

10 mins:Gary Mackay-Steven (Dundee United) wins a free kick.

8 mins:Corner, Dundee United.

6 mins:Offside, Dundee United. Gary Mackay-Steven tries a through ball, but Gary Mackay-Steven is caught offside.

5 mins:Foul by James Fowler (Kilmarnock).

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

3 mins:Corner, Dundee United.

1 mins:Foul by Mahamadou Sissoko (Kilmarnock).

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

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • Scottish Premier League
  • 19 January 2013, 3:00pm
  • Rugby Park
  • Attendance: 4,112
KilmarnockKilmarnockvDundee UDundee U
2
  • Pascali, 18
  • Pascali, 90+3
3
  • Russell, 43
  • Russell, 63
  • Russell, 88

match report

Dundee United showed no ill effects from news of manager Peter Houston's planned departure as Johnny Russell struck a hat-trick to complete a deserved 3-2 comeback victory ovr Kilmarnock at Rugby Park.

Manuel Pascali gave Kilmarnock the lead against the run of play but Russell rewarded United's first-half dominance with an excellent finish two minutes before the break.

The goal originated from Keith Watson and Russell headed United in front from the same source before completing his treble two minutes from time to move his side above Kilmarnock into seventh place in the Scottish Premier League.

Pascali headed a second goal coming in the final seconds, but there was no time to push for an equaliser.

The visitors made the better start and thought they had taken a sixth-minute lead when Russell headed home an excellent Barry Douglas free-kick at the back post but the flag was raised for offside.

Killie were struggling to get forward in numbers but they took the lead in the 18th minute following James Dayton's corner. Ryan O'Leary volleyed towards goal from 20 yards and both Paul Heffernan and Pascali had chances to turn home from inside the six-yard box with the Italian making no mistake.

The pattern of play stayed the same with United dominating possession inside their opponents' half. They continued to put the ball in the box with Jon Daly and Russell unable to head difficult chances on target and the former came closer with a turn and shot from 18 yards.

But the pressure paid off following another cross. O'Leary did well to hook Watson's ball away from Daly but it fell for Russell who powered a first-time left-footed effort into the bottom corner from 16 yards.

United keeper Radoslaw Cierzniak parried Rory McKeown's effort but the Tayside club went ahead in the 63rd minute.

The visitors worked the ball to Watson on the right wing and the full-back curled in a perfect cross to allow Russell to head down and into the net from six yards.

Shiels brought on attack-minded players Rory McKenzie, Borja Perez and Jude Winchester but United stretched the game well to keep the pressure off.

Russell sealed the points in the 88th minute when he ran on to a perfectly weighted ball over the top from Douglas before slotting the ball into the corner of the net.

Pascali headed home Dayton's corner two minutes into stoppage time but there was barely time for United to kick off again.

team line-up

1Cameron Bell
4James Fowler
88Mahamadou Sissoko
5Ryan O'Leary
25Ross Barbour77
23Rory McKeown
10James Dayton
7Danny Racchi69
29Manuel Pascali
14Paul Heffernan
12Cillian Sheridan70

substitutes

28Jude Winchester77
2Jeroen Tesselaar
38Mark O'Hara
17Kyle Letheren
15Borja Pérez69
24Rory McKenzie70
3Garry Hay

referee

Craig Thomson

team line-up

1Radoslaw Cierzniak
12Keith Watson
2Sean Dillon
3Barry Douglas
5Gavin Gunning
14Mark Millar
6Willo Flood
8John Rankin
11Gary Mackay-Steven87
7Johnny Russell90
9Jonathan Daly

substitutes

44Jon Soutattar
18Ryan Dow
29Patrick Barrett
15Michael Gardyne90
51Rudolf Skacel87
40Darren Petrie
13Steve Banks

referee

Craig Thomson

match stats

possession %4059
shots on target34
shots off target43
corners69
tackles won00
offsides16