Dundee Utd 1
Ross County 0
League (Premiership)


Dundee Utd 

1 - 0

Ross County


League (Premiership)
Saturday, December 21st, 2013
Tannadice, Dundee. Att. 8,029
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Gary Mackay-Steven (69) None.

Team Managers
Jackie McNamara Derek Adams

Starting Eleven
Radoslaw Cierzniak
Mark Wilson
John Souttar
Gavin Gunning
Andrew Robertson
Paul Paton
John Rankin
Gary Mackay-Steven
Ryan Gauld
Stuart Armstrong
Brian Graham
Michael Fraser
Scott Boyd .5
Mihael Kovacevic
Ben Gordon
Brian McLean
Melvin De Leeuw .11
Rocco Quinn .10
Richard Brittain
Stuart Kettlewell .4
Graham Carey .23
Kevin Luckassen .19

Bench
David Goodwillie
Nadir Cifti
Sean Dillon
Chris Erskine
Ryan Dow
Marc McCallum
Morgaro Gomis
Mark Brown .1
Branislav Micic
Darren Maatsen .14
Alex Cooper
Steven Ross
Orhan Mustafi
Gary Glen .15

Substitutions
David Goodwillie for Ryan Gauld (64)
Nadir Cifti for Brian Graham (64)
Gary Glen for Melvin De Leeuw (67)
Darren Maatsen for Rocco Quinn (80)
Steven Ross for Kevin Luckassen (81)

Cautions
None. Kevin Luckassen (38)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Iain Brines (Referee)



Match Report


Source unknown.

Free-scoring Dundee United extended their unbeaten run to six games but they were made to dig deep for their 1-0 win by hard-working Ross County.

United had scored 21 goals in their last five games but had to wait until the final quarter before Gary Mackay-Steven claimed the winner to leave County still searching for their first away win of the season.

Ryan Gauld's header from a corner was deflected over the bar by Mihael Kovacevic as United pushed County back in the opening exchanges.

Gauld then set up Stuart Armstrong but County's Brian McLean was alert to the danger before Brian Graham saw his effort ruled out for offside.

Graham Carey's glancing header flew narrowly wide as County broke the shackles and they came even closer moments later as Carey's inswinging free-kick bounced inside the area before clipping the top of the bar.

Graham headed straight at Michael Fraser as the game swung from end to end while Melvin De Leeuw threatened with a low drive for County moments later.

County continued to impose themselves and deny United's game changers any time or space but Armstrong was able to fire off a 25-yard strike which went wide.

Michael Fraser produced a fine stop to prevent substitute Nadir Ciftci from scoring with his first touch as the pressure mounted on the visiting goal.

The breakthrough duly arrived as Mackay-Steven (70) found the bottom corner from 16 yards after good work from Armstrong.

Ciftci and John Rankin tried their luck from distance as County were unable to conjure an equaliser, stretching their winless run to eight games.




Squad Statistics (as at December 21st, 2013)


2013/14 All Time
Age
Michael Fraser (GK)30 2 - 69 -
Scott Boyd27 13 - 23711
Brian McLean28 16 - 16 -
Ben Gordon22 14 - 14 -
Mihael Kovacevic25 15 - 48 -
Graham Carey24 172172
Stuart Kettlewell29 18214510
Richard Brittain30 15422446
Rocco Quinn27 1828411
Melvin De Leeuw25 174174
Kevin Luckassen20 13 - 13 -
Darren Maatsen (sub)22 101101
Steven Ross (sub)20 10 - 221
Gary Glen (sub)23 9 - 373






League Table (as at December 21st, 2013)


No league table has been added for this season.