Ross County 1
Dundee Utd 2 (AET)
League Cup (3rd Round)

Ross County
1 - 2
Dundee Utd 

League Cup (3rd Round)
Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010
Victoria Park. Att. 2,269
7:45 PM Kick-off

Iain Vigurs (87)
David Goodwillie (pen 61)
Scott Boyd (og 101)

Team Managers
Derek Adams
Peter Houston

Starting Eleven
Michael McGovern
Scott Boyd
Scott Morrison
Gary Miller
Darren McCormack
Paul Lawson
Richard Brittain
Martin Scott
Mark Corcoran
Iain Vigurs
Garry Wood
Dusan Pernis
Sean Dillon
Paul Dixon
Darren Dods
Scott Severin
Scott Robertson
David Robertson
Prince Buaben Abankwah
Morgaro Gomis
Jon Daly
David Goodwillie

Joe Malin
Atli Gregersen
Stuart Kettlewell
Paul Di Giacomo
Darren Smith
Steve Banks
Keith Watson
Danny Cadamarteri
Andis Shala
Johnny Russell

Darren Smith for Martin Scott (78)
Paul Di Giacomo for Mark Corcoran (105)
Atli Gregersen for Scott Morrison (113)
Andis Shala for Jon Daly (80)
Danny Cadamarteri for Morgaro Gomis (106)
Johnny Russell for David Goodwillie (113)

Scott Morrison (52)
Garry Wood (73)
Scott Severin (33)
Paul Dixon (96)
David Goodwillie (98)
Johnny Russell (120)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Craig Thomson (Referee)

Match Report

Source unknown.

Dundee United needed extra-time to overcome a determined Ross County 2-1 in a night of drama at Victoria Park.

David Goodwillie scored from the penalty spot at the second attempt after he was fouled by Paul Lawson on the hour mark.

But County scored a dramatic equaliser in the 86th minute when Iain Vigurs fired the ball into the corner of the net from 15 yards.

The tie went into extra-time and an unfortunate deflection off Scott Boyd from a David Robertson cross proved to be the winner for the Clydesdale Bank Premier League side.

Goodwillie got the first effort in on goal after just 30 seconds but the sting was taken out of shot when it deflected off Darren McCormack.

At the other end Garry Wood tried to play Martin Scott in on goal but United goalkeeper Dusan Pernis raced out of his goal to clear the danger.

County forced the first corner of the match in the third minute when a Martin Scott shot was deflected behind.

The home side looked fired up for the tie and Iain Vigurs weaved past a couple of defenders in the box in the ninth minute but his shot was well held by Pernis.

United threatened for the first time when Michael McGovern made a double save from Jon Daly and Goodwillie in quick succession.

But most of the action was at the other end and Richard Brittain and Scott Morrison both hit shots over the top as County continued to dominate.

Gary Miller made a good run down the right flank and his deep cross was cleared as far as Brittain who sliced his shot well wide.

County had United on the ropes and Scott Severin was shown a yellow card for a wild tackle on Miller in the 32nd minute.

Despite all the pressure on the United goal it was the visitors who almost snatched the lead a minute later when Prince Buaben put Goodwillie clear and his snap shot cannoned off the underside of the crossbar before being cleared.

But County should have taken the lead in the next attack when Miller sent over an inch perfect cross for Mark Corcoran but he failed to get enough on his header and Pernis easily gathered.

Goodwillie flashed a shot past McGovern's left hand post in the opening seconds of the second half as the Premier League side showed their intent.

United came close again in the 52nd minute when Brittain sliced his clearance into the path of Morgaro Gomis whose goalbound shot was booted clear by Miller.

United made the breakthrough on the hour mark when Paul Lawson barged into Goodwillie in the box.

Referee Craig Thomson had no hesitation in pointing to the spot. Goodwillie converted from the spot but was asked to take it again after he staggered his run-up but he made not mistake with his second attempt firing into McGovern's left hand corner.

County were awarded a free-kick in the 68th minute when David Robertson was booked for a tackle on Scott but Brittain fired his effort well over.

But with just four minutes of regulation time left Morrison threaded the ball to Garry Wood whose flick on fell for Vigurs who whipped a left foot shot into Pernis' left hand corner from just inside the area.

Then in the 99th minute a Robertson cross into the box was deflected into his own net by Boyd.

Squad Statistics (as at September 22nd, 2010)

2010/11 All Time
Michael McGovern (GK)26 12 - 61 -
Scott Boyd24 12 - 1136
Darren McCormack21 12 - 12 -
Gary Miller23 11 - 761
Scott Morrison26 121837
Iain Vigurs22 101574
Mark Corcoran29 12 - 12 -
Martin Scott24 11215811
Richard Brittain26 1219817
Paul Lawson26 11310511
Garry Wood22 1125312
Atli Gregersen (sub)28 1 - 1 -
Darren Smith (sub)22 3 - 3 -
Paul Di Giacomo (sub)28 112509

League Table (as at September 22nd, 2010)

No league table has been added for this season.