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Dundee United v Aberdeen

Highlights - Dundee Utd 1-2 Aberdeen

Kari Arnason scored a stunning winner as Aberdeen came from behind to beat Dundee United at Tannadice.

United took an early lead through Jon Daly, who lashed into the net after a weak punch by goalkeeper Jason Brown.

The visitors levelled from an Arnason throw-in, Rory McArdle flicking on for Mohamed Chalali to head home.

Both sides pressed for victory and it was Aberdeen who claimed all three points when Arnason's long distance effort flew past Dusan Pernis.

Ninth-place Aberdeen are now 10 points clear of Scottish Premier League bottom club Dunfermline and only three behind United, who remain sixth.

The Tangerines fielded the same starting line-up for the fourth straight match but there was a place on the bench for new signing Richie Ryan while the Dons welcomed back youngsters Peter Pawlett and Fraser Fyvie.

Johnny Russell's header deflected off Andrew Considine and trickled past the post as United threatened early on.

Dundee United manager Peter Houston Peter Houston's United ended the match empty handed having been in front

However, the home crowd were able to celebrate when Brown failed to deal with a cross and John Rankin's shot fell kindly for Daly to score his 14th goal of the season.

Rory Fallon's low drive was held by Pernis as Aberdeen looked for a quick leveller.

A wayward passback by Considine almost gave United their second put Brown managed to clear the ball before it crossed the line.

The hosts then claimed unsuccessfully for a penalty after Considine appeared to have brought down Russell as the striker was well placed to score.

Undeterred, United continued to press and Paul Dixon's free-kick at the start of the second half deflected wide.

Aberdeen sent on McArdle and then Chalali in place of Pawlett and Fallon respectively and the substitutes made an instant impact.

Arnason's throw-in was helped on by the head of McArdle and Chalali used his first touch of the match to nod past Pernis.

The Dons' Milson headed behind from Scott Vernon's cross with the goal gaping before Ryan made his debut as a replacement for Stuart Armstrong.

But Ryan's brief first appearance was overshadowed by Arnason's impressive strike, the midfielder finding the net from over 30 yards.

United had four minutes to find parity but the Dons held firm in the closing stages.

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Monday, 2 January 2012

Scottish Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Dundee Utd 1-2 Aberdeen FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Daly 6
  • Chalali 67
  • Arnason 86

Dundee Utd

  • 01 Pernis
  • 02 Dillon
  • 03 Dixon
  • 18 Gunning
  • 26 Neilson
  • 08 Robertson
  • 11 Rankin (Dalla Valle 88)
  • 16 Armstrong (Ryan 79)
  • 17 Mackay-Steven yellow card (Flood 61)
  • 09 Daly
  • 15 Russell

Substitutes

  • 13 Banks,
  • 05 Kenneth,
  • 14 Douglas,
  • 06 Flood,
  • 07 Ryan,
  • 19 Dalla Valle,
  • 22 Dow

Aberdeen

  • 32 Brown
  • 03 Foster
  • 06 Considine
  • 08 Milsom (Clark 82)
  • 11 Arnason
  • 15 Pawlett (McArdle 60)
  • 16 Osbourne
  • 17 Fyvie
  • 22 Jack
  • 09 Vernon
  • 14 Fallon (Chalali 65)

Substitutes

  • 01 Langfield,
  • 02 McArdle,
  • 13 Robertson,
  • 07 Clark,
  • 10 Mackie,
  • 18 Chalali,
  • 21 Magennis
Ref: Steven McleanAtt: 11,471
DUNDEE UTD
ABERDEEN

Possession

  • Dundee Utd 51%
  • Aberdeen 49%

Attempts on target

  • Dundee Utd 9
  • Aberdeen 4

Attempts off target

  • Dundee Utd 3
  • Aberdeen 3

Corners

  • Dundee Utd 10
  • Aberdeen 1

Fouls

  • Dundee Utd 10
  • Aberdeen 14
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:24 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
  • 90:00+2:13 Scott Robertson takes a shot. Richard Foster gets a block in.
  • 90:00+0:27 Isaac Osbourne fouled by Gavin Gunning, the ref awards a free kick. Isaac Osbourne takes the direct free kick.
  • 88:15 Corner from the right by-line taken by Willo Flood, Jon Daly takes a shot. Blocked by Ryan Jack. Outswinging corner taken by Willo Flood, Unfair challenge on Rory McArdle by Jon Daly results in a free kick. Jason Brown takes the free kick.
  • 87:40 Substitution Lauri Dalla Valle replaces John Rankin.
  • 85:57 The assist for the goal came from Richard Foster.
  • 85:57 GOAL - Kari ArnasonDundee Utd 1 - 2 Aberdeen Kari Arnason finds the net with a goal from long distance high into the middle of the goal. Dundee Utd 1-2 Aberdeen.
  • 85:21 The ball is delivered by Chris Clark.
  • 81:47 Substitution Chris Clark is brought on as a substitute for Robert Milsom.
  • 79:35 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Willo Flood, Close range header by Gavin Gunning goes over the bar.
  • 78:31 Substitution Richie Ryan is brought on as a substitute for Stuart Armstrong.
  • 75:13 Sean Dillon challenges Scott Vernon unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Robert Milsom.
  • 73:29 Scott Vernon crosses the ball, Robert Milsom takes a shot.
  • 73:06 The offside flag is raised against Jon Daly. Jason Brown takes the indirect free kick.
  • 71:45 Corner taken right-footed by Willo Flood, Kari Arnason manages to make a clearance.
  • 71:15 Scott Vernon concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Robertson. Paul Dixon takes the free kick.
  • 68:35 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Robertson by Rory McArdle. Paul Dixon delivers the ball, Johnny Russell takes a shot. Andrew Considine gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Willo Flood from the left by-line, Scott Robertson takes a shot. Save by Jason Brown.
  • 68:18 The assistant referee flags for offside against Mohamed Chalali. Dusan Pernis restarts play with the free kick.
  • 66:10 The assist for the goal came from Scott Vernon.
  • 66:10 GOAL - Mohamed ChalaliDundee Utd 1 - 1 Aberdeen Mohamed Chalali finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Dundee Utd 1-1 Aberdeen.
  • 64:51 Substitution Mohamed Chalali on for Rory Fallon.
  • 63:00 Unfair challenge on Ryan Jack by Paul Dixon results in a free kick. Jason Brown takes the direct free kick.
  • 62:24 Unfair challenge on Scott Robertson by Rory Fallon results in a free kick. Sean Dillon takes the direct free kick.
  • 61:13 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Robertson by Fraser Fyvie. Strike on goal comes in from Paul Dixon from the free kick.
  • 60:40 Substitution Willo Flood comes on in place of Gary Mackay-Steven.
  • 59:20 Substitution (Aberdeen) makes a substitution, with Rory McArdle coming on for Peter Pawlett.
  • 57:47 Free kick crossed by Robert Milsom, Gavin Gunning makes a clearance.
  • 57:47 Booking Gary Mackay-Steven is given a yellow card.
  • 57:40 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Isaac Osbourne by Gary Mackay-Steven.
  • 57:08 A cross is delivered by Scott Robertson, Jon Daly produces a right-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 54:49 Peter Pawlett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Mackay-Steven. Shot on goal comes in from Paul Dixon from the free kick, Fraser Fyvie gets a block in. Corner taken by John Rankin from the left by-line played to the near post, Fraser Fyvie makes a clearance.
  • 52:31 Peter Pawlett concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Mackay-Steven. Dusan Pernis takes the direct free kick.
  • 50:08 Richard Foster produces a cross, Dusan Pernis makes a save.
  • 49:50 Peter Pawlett produces a cross, Gavin Gunning makes a clearance.
  • 48:15 The ball is sent over by Richard Foster, Gavin Gunning manages to make a clearance.
  • 47:00 The offside flag is raised against Robert Milsom. Free kick taken by Dusan Pernis.
  • 46:26 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Robert Milsom played to the near post, Scott Robertson makes a clearance.
  • 45:39 Rory Fallon sends in a cross, Dusan Pernis makes a save.
  • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:13 The ref blows to signal half-time.
  • 44:32 Ryan Jack concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Mackay-Steven. Paul Dixon restarts play with the free kick.
  • 44:04 The ball is swung over by Richard Foster, clearance by Sean Dillon.
  • 42:15 Shot from just outside the area by Fraser Fyvie goes over the bar.
  • 41:05 Foul by Kari Arnason on Johnny Russell, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Paul Dixon, clearance made by Andrew Considine.
  • 38:44 A cross is delivered by Paul Dixon, clearance by Andrew Considine.
  • 36:06 Unfair challenge on Rory Fallon by John Rankin results in a free kick. Isaac Osbourne takes the free kick. John Rankin concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Jack. Robert Milsom takes the free kick.
  • 35:41 Corner from left by-line taken by Gary Mackay-Steven.
  • 34:44 Rory Fallon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Mackay-Steven. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Paul Dixon from left wing, clearance made by Andrew Considine.
  • 32:59 Kari Arnason fouled by Johnny Russell, the ref awards a free kick. Jason Brown takes the direct free kick.
  • 32:19 Paul Dixon produces a cross, Andrew Considine manages to make a clearance.
  • 28:46 Gary Mackay-Steven sends in a cross. Free kick awarded for a foul by Jon Daly on Andrew Considine. Jason Brown takes the direct free kick.
  • 26:19 Ryan Jack takes a shot. Save made by Dusan Pernis.
  • 25:54 Rory Fallon takes a shot. Save by Dusan Pernis.
  • 24:41 Foul by Ryan Jack on John Rankin, free kick awarded. Sean Dillon takes the free kick.
  • 22:54 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Mackay-Steven by Isaac Osbourne. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Paul Dixon, clearance by Andrew Considine.
  • 22:28 Effort from outside the penalty area by Richard Foster goes wide left of the target.
  • 20:30 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robert Milsom by Robbie Neilson. Fraser Fyvie takes the direct free kick. Scott Vernon is ruled offside. Dusan Pernis takes the indirect free kick.
  • 19:58 Centre by Gary Mackay-Steven.
  • 18:12 The assistant referee signals for offside against Johnny Russell. Jason Brown takes the indirect free kick.
  • 17:33 Richard Foster sends in a cross, clearance made by Sean Dillon.
  • 17:02 Gavin Gunning takes a shot. Save made by Jason Brown.
  • 16:24 The ball is delivered by Paul Dixon.
  • 15:08 Kari Arnason concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Dixon. Dusan Pernis restarts play with the free kick.
  • 10:33 The ball is sent over by Isaac Osbourne, Dusan Pernis makes a save.
  • 8:58 Outswinging corner taken by Gary Mackay-Steven, Ryan Jack makes a clearance.
  • 7:52 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Johnny Russell by Isaac Osbourne. Free kick taken by Paul Dixon.
  • 5:30 Scott Robertson provided the assist for the goal.
  • 5:30 GOAL - Jon DalyDundee Utd 1 - 0 Aberdeen Goal scored by Jon Daly from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Dundee Utd 1-0 Aberdeen.
  • 5:14 Corner taken left-footed by Gary Mackay-Steven, Jason Brown makes a save.
  • 4:37 Free kick awarded for a foul by Robert Milsom on John Rankin. Sean Dillon takes the direct free kick.
  • 3:47 Johnny Russell takes a shot. Save by Jason Brown.
  • 2:02 Johnny Russell takes a shot. Save made by Jason Brown. Corner taken left-footed by Gary Mackay-Steven, clearance by Isaac Osbourne.
  • 0:00 The match gets underway.

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Scottish Premier table snapshot

As it stood on 2 Jan 2012 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Celtic 22 29 53
2 Rangers 22 28 51
3 Motherwell 20 0 34
4 Hearts 22 10 32
5 St Johnstone 21 6 32
6 Dundee Utd 22 -4 26
7 Kilmarnock 21 -4 26
8 St Mirren 22 -6 26
9 Aberdeen 22 -4 24
10 Inverness CT 21 -12 19
11 Hibernian 21 -17 15
12 Dunfermline 20 -26 14

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