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St Mirren   1 - 1   Dundee Utd

Highlights - St Mirren 1-1 Dundee Utd

Highlights - St Mirren 1-1 Dundee Utd

By Andy Campbell

Dundee United denied St Mirren victory with a late goal to claim a Scottish Premier League point in Paisley.

Darren McGregor showed determination to head St Mirren ahead seven minutes before the break.

David Goodwillie twice hit the crossbar and had another effort saved as United pressed for a leveller.

And the visitors got back on terms in the closing stages when substitute David Robertson headed home from Goodwillie's deep cross.

The Buddies, who are 10th and have played two more games than bottom club Hamilton, are now five points clear of the relegation spot, while United drop to eighth in the table.

Goodwillie weaved his way through a series of challenges but could not get away his shot inside the St Mirren box early on.

The visitors kept up the pressure and Craig Conway's back-post cross was pulled back into the goalmouth area by Johnny Russell, but there were no takers for the cross and Saints managed to clear their lines again.

St Mirren began to assert themselves and the physical presence of Michael Higdon was causing United defence problems.

In one such attack, the big striker combined with Paul McGowan to set up Marc McAusland for a shot, but the defender's effort flew wide.

Goodwillie was booked by referee Craig Thomson after handling in the St Mirren box in the act of trying to get on the end of a Conway cross.

United's counter-attacking style continued to create space and chances - and Russell almost opened the scoring when he spun in the box and managed to get in a shot, Buddies goalkeeper Paul Gallacher making an excellent save with his right foot.

At the other end, Higdon played in McGowan, who took a touch to find a yard of space, but the on-loan Celtic player could not get enough power in his shot, allowing Dusan Pernis to gather in the United goal.

Morgaro Gomis and Prince Buaben both flashed attempts wide of the St Mirren goal before the hosts took the lead.

St Mirren players celebrating
McGregor (far right) had headed the home side in front

Jure Travner's dangerous inswinging corner was headed towards goal by McGregor and the ball crossed the line before Gomis managed to hack the ball away.

United almost levelled straight away as Conway's free-kick was headed on to the top of the crossbar and out by Goodwillie.

The United striker was frustrated again in the opening minutes of the second half as his downward header from Barry Douglas's cross was palmed out for a corner by the alert Gallacher.

Garry Kenneth leapt to meet a Conway corner, but the defender could not make a proper connection as St Mirren stood firm.

Another St Mirren corner caused United problems as Steven Thomson's delivery was flicked on by Higdon and volleyed towards goal by McAusland, Kenneth getting in a vital block.

McAusland was involved in the attack again moments later, crossing to the back post for Higdon to head and Sean Dillon came to the visitors' rescue on this occasion to make the clearance.

United should have levelled when a breakaway attack led to Russell crossing for Goodwillie a yard from goal, but the striker contrived to hit the crossbar with the goal at his mercy.

Substitute Danny Cadamarteri blasted high and wide of the St Mirren goal as time began to run out on the Tannadice side.

However, United did get back on level terms when Goodwillie's deep cross found Robertson at the back post and the midfielder's looping header beat Gallacher and dropped into the net.

Both sides pushed for a winner and Pernis had to come off his line to punch clear as Higdon threatened to meet substitute Craig Dargo's cross in injury time.

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Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Scottish Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
St Mirren 1-1 Dundee Utd FT
(HT 1-0)
  • McGregor 38
  • Robertson 88

St Mirren

  • 01 Gallacher
  • 05 Mair
  • 06 Potter
  • 14 McGregor
  • 16 Travner yellow card
  • 17 McAusland
  • 08 Thomson yellow card (Dargo 90+2)
  • 11 Goodwin
  • 27 Cregg (Murray 80)
  • 10 Higdon
  • 19 McGowan

Substitutes

  • 12 Samson,
  • 07 Murray,
  • 33 Mooy ,
  • 45 Mclean,
  • 09 Dargo,
  • 15 McQuade,
  • 40 Lamont

Dundee Utd

  • 01 Pernis
  • 02 Dillon
  • 17 Douglas
  • 18 Kenneth
  • 23 Watson
  • 06 Conway yellow card (Shala 86)
  • 15 Buaben
  • 16 Gomis
  • 43 Armstrong (Robertson 73 yellow card)
  • 25 Goodwillie yellow card
  • 27 Russell (Cadamarteri 74)

Substitutes

  • 13 Banks,
  • 34 Smith,
  • 38 Lee,
  • 12 Robertson,
  • 10 Cadamarteri,
  • 20 Shala,
  • 30 Dow
Ref: ThomsonAtt: 3,095
ST MIRREN
DUNDEE UTD

Possession

  • St Mirren 46%
  • Dundee Utd 54%

Attempts on target

  • St Mirren 5
  • Dundee Utd 5

Attempts off target

  • St Mirren 5
  • Dundee Utd 9

Corners

  • St Mirren 7
  • Dundee Utd 6

Fouls

  • St Mirren 11
  • Dundee Utd 12
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:10 The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
  • 90:00+3:29 Centre by Morgaro Gomis.
  • 90:00+2:39 The ball is swung over by Craig Dargo, save by Dusan Pernis.
  • 90:00+1:18 Substitution Craig Dargo replaces Steven Thomson.
  • 90:00+0:19 Centre by Marc McAusland, save by Dusan Pernis.
  • 89:32 Shot from just outside the area by Michael Higdon misses to the left of the target.
  • 88:33 Marc McAusland fouled by David Robertson, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul Gallacher.
  • 87:42 Assist on the goal came from David Goodwillie.
  • 87:42 Booking David Robertson shown a yellow card.
  • 87:16 GOAL - David RobertsonSt Mirren 1 - 1 Dundee Utd David Robertson finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. St Mirren 1-1 Dundee Utd.
  • 86:23 The ball is crossed by Barry Douglas, Lee Mair manages to make a clearance.
  • 85:28 Substitution Andis Shala is brought on as a substitute for Craig Conway.
  • 84:56 Keith Watson produces a cross.
  • 84:41 The ball is sent over by Danny Cadamarteri.
  • 83:58 Corner taken by Craig Conway from the left by-line, clearance made by Marc McAusland.
  • 83:50 Craig Conway delivers the ball, blocked by John Potter.
  • 83:05 Effort from the edge of the area by Danny Cadamarteri goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 82:51 The ball is swung over by Prince Buaben, Jim Goodwin makes a clearance.
  • 81:32 Free kick awarded for a foul by Barry Douglas on Paul McGowan. Free kick taken by Marc McAusland.
  • 79:57 Substitution Hugh Murray replaces Patrick Cregg.
  • 79:00 The ball is swung over by Keith Watson, Darren McGregor makes a clearance.
  • 78:29 Craig Conway produces a cross, clearance made by Darren McGregor.
  • 77:11 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marc McAusland by Barry Douglas. Paul Gallacher restarts play with the free kick. Michael Higdon challenges Garry Kenneth unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Barry Douglas.
  • 77:11 Booking Booking for Steven Thomson for unsporting behaviour.
  • 74:43 David Robertson sends in a cross, clearance made by Darren McGregor. Corner from the right by-line taken by Barry Douglas, John Potter manages to make a clearance.
  • 74:05 Unfair challenge on Craig Conway by Patrick Cregg results in a free kick. Barry Douglas takes the free kick.
  • 73:35 Shot by Michael Higdon from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
  • 72:43 Substitution Johnny Russell goes off and Danny Cadamarteri comes on.
  • 72:43 Substitution Stuart Armstrong leaves the field to be replaced by David Robertson.
  • 72:10 Johnny Russell delivers the ball, Shot by David Goodwillie.
  • 70:47 Craig Conway crosses the ball, Darren McGregor manages to make a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by Craig Conway from the left by-line to the near post, Jim Goodwin makes a clearance. Shot from just outside the area by Stuart Armstrong misses to the right of the target.
  • 70:16 The offside flag is raised against Paul McGowan. Dusan Pernis takes the indirect free kick. Unfair challenge on Morgaro Gomis by Jim Goodwin results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Barry Douglas.
  • 69:28 A cross is delivered by Marc McAusland, Michael Higdon takes a shot.
  • 68:20 Darren McGregor concedes a free kick for a foul on Johnny Russell. Free kick taken by Barry Douglas.
  • 67:54 Marc McAusland sends in a cross, Dusan Pernis makes a save.
  • 66:02 Unfair challenge on Lee Mair by Stuart Armstrong results in a free kick. Paul Gallacher restarts play with the free kick.
  • 65:03 Steven Thomson takes the inswinging corner, Prince Buaben manages to make a clearance. Marc McAusland takes a shot. Garry Kenneth gets a block in.
  • 64:52 Jure Travner delivers the ball, blocked by Keith Watson.
  • 64:37 The ball is delivered by Lee Mair, Garry Kenneth manages to make a clearance.
  • 64:05 The referee blows for offside against Johnny Russell. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Gallacher.
  • 62:31 Barry Douglas challenges Paul McGowan unfairly and gives away a free kick. A cross is delivered by Marc McAusland, Darren McGregor takes a shot. Dusan Pernis makes a comfortable save.
  • 60:51 The ball is sent over by Steven Thomson, save by Dusan Pernis.
  • 58:53 Inswinging corner taken by Craig Conway.
  • 58:15 Barry Douglas produces a cross, clearance by Lee Mair.
  • 57:48 Craig Conway delivers the ball, clearance made by Jure Travner.
  • 56:30 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jure Travner by Craig Conway. Free kick taken by Lee Mair.
  • 56:30 Booking Craig Conway is given a yellow card.
  • 56:09 The ball is sent over by Morgaro Gomis, Paul Gallacher makes a save.
  • 55:26 Darren McGregor concedes a free kick for a foul on David Goodwillie. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Barry Douglas, clearance by Darren McGregor.
  • 54:32 Marc McAusland produces a cross, save made by Dusan Pernis.
  • 54:00 Patrick Cregg concedes a free kick for a foul on Stuart Armstrong. Garry Kenneth takes the free kick.
  • 52:22 Sean Dillon delivers the ball.
  • 51:44 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Barry Douglas, clearance made by Darren McGregor.
  • 51:28 The ball is delivered by Barry Douglas, David Goodwillie takes a shot. Paul Gallacher makes a save.
  • 48:56 David Goodwillie fouled by Jure Travner, the ref awards a free kick. Barry Douglas takes the free kick, Centre by Marc McAusland, clearance by Marc McAusland. Effort from just outside the area by Prince Buaben goes over the target.
  • 48:56 Booking The referee shows Jure Travner a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 48:40 Shot from 30 yards from Jure Travner. Sean Dillon gets a block in.
  • 48:12 Corner taken by Steven Thomson.
  • 47:45 Corner taken by Steven Thomson played to the near post, Prince Buaben makes a clearance.
  • 47:40 Centre by Michael Higdon, Garry Kenneth gets a block in.
  • 45:52 Sean Dillon challenges Paul McGowan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lee Mair takes the direct free kick.
  • 45:01 The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+0:07 The ref blows to signal half-time.
  • 43:50 Craig Conway delivers the ball, save by Paul Gallacher.
  • Correction - 43:16 A cross is delivered by Jure Travner, Barry Douglas manages to make a clearance.
  • 43:16 The ball is swung over by Jure Travner.
  • 42:44 David Goodwillie is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Paul Gallacher.
  • 41:39 The assistant referee signals for offside against Steven Thomson. Barry Douglas restarts play with the free kick.
  • 40:11 Steven Thomson challenges Craig Conway unfairly and gives away a free kick. Craig Conway produces a cross, David Goodwillie takes a shot.
  • 38:32 Johnny Russell takes a shot. Blocked by Patrick Cregg.
  • 37:19 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jure Travner from the right by-line, assist on the goal came from Jure Travner.
  • 37:19 GOAL - Darren McGregorSt Mirren 1 - 0 Dundee Utd Darren McGregor scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. St Mirren 1-0 Dundee Utd.
  • 36:13 The ball is crossed by Craig Conway, clearance made by John Potter.
  • 34:58 Morgaro Gomis has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.
  • 33:44 Foul by Steven Thomson on Stuart Armstrong, free kick awarded. Prince Buaben restarts play with the free kick.
  • 32:01 Marc McAusland crosses the ball, Keith Watson makes a clearance.
  • 29:08 Unfair challenge on Craig Conway by Lee Mair results in a free kick. The ball is delivered by Craig Conway, Garry Kenneth has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.
  • 26:46 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marc McAusland by Prince Buaben. Direct free kick taken by John Potter.
  • 25:56 Inswinging corner taken by Steven Thomson from the left by-line, Johnny Russell makes a clearance.
  • 25:51 A cross is delivered by Paul McGowan, Sean Dillon makes a clearance.
  • 24:36 Paul McGowan takes a shot. Save by Dusan Pernis.
  • 22:19 The ball is delivered by Craig Conway, Marc McAusland makes a clearance. Prince Buaben takes a shot. Blocked by David Goodwillie. Johnny Russell takes a shot. Save by Paul Gallacher. The ball is swung over by Craig Conway, Darren McGregor gets a block in.
  • 21:47 Inswinging corner taken by Jure Travner from the right by-line, Garry Kenneth manages to make a clearance.
  • 21:37 Centre by Marc McAusland, Prince Buaben gets a block in.
  • 20:45 The ball is sent over by Craig Conway. Handball by David Goodwillie. Direct free kick taken by Paul Gallacher.
  • 20:45 Booking David Goodwillie receives a caution.
  • 18:24 Morgaro Gomis has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 16:50 Effort from the edge of the area by Marc McAusland goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 15:03 The ball is crossed by Jim Goodwin.
  • 14:16 Effort from long distance by Prince Buaben goes wide right of the target.
  • 11:14 Free kick awarded for a foul by Morgaro Gomis on Marc McAusland. Free kick taken by John Potter.
  • 10:41 Effort from 35 yards by Paul McGowan went wide right of the goal.
  • 9:23 Inswinging corner taken by Craig Conway from the left by-line.
  • 8:34 Jure Travner fouled by Stuart Armstrong, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Patrick Cregg.
  • 7:56 Free kick awarded for a foul by Morgaro Gomis on Patrick Cregg. John Potter restarts play with the free kick.
  • 6:28 The ball is crossed by David Goodwillie, clearance made by Marc McAusland.
  • 4:55 Corner taken right-footed by Steven Thomson from the left by-line, Dusan Pernis makes a save.
  • 3:39 The ball is sent over by Craig Conway, Paul Gallacher makes a comfortable save.
  • 3:22 The ball is delivered by Craig Conway, John Potter makes a clearance.
  • 3:15 A cross is delivered by Craig Conway.
  • 2:30 Free kick awarded for a foul by Prince Buaben on Jure Travner. Steven Thomson crosses the ball in from the free kick.
  • 1:13 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Keith Watson by Michael Higdon. Free kick crossed left-footed by Barry Douglas from right channel, Darren McGregor makes a clearance.
  • 0:35 The ball is delivered by Craig Conway.
  • 0:00 The game gets underway.

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Scottish Premier table snapshot

As it stood on 26 Jan 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Celtic 23 36 55
2 Rangers 21 26 50
3 Hearts 22 16 45
4 Kilmarnock 22 10 32
5 Inverness CT 24 1 29
6 Motherwell 22 0 28
7 Dundee Utd 19 -3 26
8 St Johnstone 21 -11 26
9 Aberdeen 22 -16 23
10 St Mirren 22 -18 18
11 Hibernian 22 -18 16
12 Hamilton 20 -23 13

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