Dundee Utd 2
Ross County 1
League (Premiership)

Dundee Utd 

2 - 1

Ross County

League (Premiership)
Saturday, August 23rd, 2014
Tannadice Park. Att. 7,179
3:00 PM Kick-off

Nadir Ciftci (18)
Chris Erskine (86)
Jake Jervis (50)

Team Managers
Jackie McNamara Derek Adams

Starting Eleven
Radoslaw Cierzniak
Keith Watson
Conor Townsend
Callum Morris
Jaroslaw Fojut
Paul Paton
John Rankin
Ryan Dow
Gary Mackay-Steven
Nadir Ciftci
Mario Bilate
Antonio Reguero
Jim Fenlon .19
Jordi Balk .20
Uros Celcer .3
Scott Boyd .5
Filip Kiss .10
Graham Carey .23
Richard Brittain
Joe Cardle .7
Yoann Arquin .15
Jake Jervis .9

Marc McCallum
Chris Erskine
Brian Graham
Blair Spittal
Charlie Telfer
Aidan Connolly
Scott Smith
Mark Brown .21
Ben Frempah .18
Rocco Quinn .4
Steven Ross
Darren Maatsen .14
Melvin De Leeuw .11
Liam Boyce .16

Chris Erskine for Keith Watson (78)
Brian Graham for Mario Bilate (85)
Charlie Telfer for Gary Mackay-Steven (87)
Rocco Quinn for Joe Cardle (79)
Darren Maatsen for Jake Jervis (83)
Liam Boyce for Richard Brittain (88)

Nadir Ciftci (16)
Callum Morris (37)
Filip Kiss (10)
Jim Fenlon (41)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Steven McLean (Referee)

Match Report

Source unknown.

Goals from Nadir Ciftci and Chris Erskine gave Dundee United victory over Ross County in this Scottish Premiership encounter at Tannadice Park.

Ciftci headed the Tangerines in front from Paul Paton's free-kick.

However, Jake Jervis stabbed home to bring County level after the half-time interval.

Both sides created chances to win the match but it was United who got the three points with Chris Erskine's powerful late strike.

The win takes Jackie McNamara's side up to third in the table, trailing leaders Inverness by a point and behind Hamilton Academical on goal difference. County remain bottom as yet without a point.

United had better possession in the half and took the lead through Ciftci but it was a 45 minutes littered with stoppages for fouls and four bookings, making for a very disjointed affair and scrappy play.

County blasted back into the game not long after the restart with a move started by Graham Carey's pass to Cardle.

Jake Jervis levelled for County early in the second half.

The winger's teasing cross was missed by Arquin on the jump, but not by Jervis as he steered a neat shot past Radoslaw Cierznak from six yards.

And the visitors should have gone ahead on the hour when Yoann Arquin had a free header but nodded wide with only the keeper to beat from six yards.

The home side almost restored their lead when Mario Bilate crossed from the right for John Rankin but the midfielder's stretch to connect eight yards out just failed to find the ball.

Ciftci headed across goal only for Reguero to cut out the danger and the striker then blasted wide when Bilate was in the clear and better placed for the pass.

And to crown an unlucky few moments, Ciftci headed downwards and watched his effort bounce over the bar.

Jervis then missed a terrific opportunity for County, blasting a volley over from the edge of the six-yard box.

Reguero saved in quick succession to deny Ryan Dow and Rankin but was eventually beaten by substitute Erskine's stunning winner.

The Spaniard beat out a corner but it fell to Erskine, who thrashed a first-time strike high into the net from 14 yards.

Squad Statistics (as at August 23rd, 2014)

2014/15 All Time
Antonio Reguero (GK)32 4 - 4 -
Jim Fenlon20 3 - 3 -
Scott Boyd28 4 - 25712
Uros Celcer25 4 - 4 -
Jordi Balk20 2 - 2 -
Filip Kiss23 4 - 216
Joe Cardle27 4 - 4 -
Richard Brittain30 4 - 24950
Graham Carey25 4 - 423
Yoann Arquin26 4 - 204
Jake Jervis22 4242
Rocco Quinn (sub)27 4 - 10111
Darren Maatsen (sub)23 1 - 131
Liam Boyce (sub)23 3131

League Table (as at August 23rd, 2014)

No league table has been added for this season.