Dundee Utd 3
Kilmarnock 2
League (Premiership)

Dundee Utd
3 - 2

League (Premiership)
Saturday, February 15th, 2014
Tannadice Park. Att. 6,038
3:00 PM Kick-off

Gary Mackay-Steven (10)
Curtis Good (65)
John Rankin (71)
Alexei Eremenko (40)
Kris Boyd (64)

Team Managers
Jackie McNamara
Allan Johnston

Starting Eleven
1. Radoslaw Cierzniak
26. Andrew Robertson
20. John Souttar
3. Curtis Good
12. Keith Watson
19. Ryan Gauld
11. Gary Mackay-Steven
10. Stuart Armstrong
6. Paul Paton
8. John Rankin
21. Nadir Çiftçi
Craig Samson
Jeroen Tesselaar
Jackson Irvine
Manuel Pascali
Sammy Clingan
Craig Slater
Lee Ashcroft
Alexei Eremenko
Kris Boyd
Rory McKenzie
Robbie Muirhead

25. Marc McCallum
2. Seán Dillon
16. Mark Wilson
27. Morgaro Gomis
9. Brian Graham
18. Ryan Dow
29. Farid El Alagui
Connor Brennan
Barry Nicholson
Chris Johnston
David Mobery Karlsson
Vitalijs Maksimenko
Mark O'Hara
Greg Kiltie

Ryan Dow for Stuart Armstrong (56)
Farid El Alagui for Ryan Gauld (57)
Morgaro Gomis for Nadir Çiftçi (85)
Chris Johnston for Robbie Muirhead (77)

Gary Mackay-Steven (76)
Alexei Eremenko (17)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

John Beaton (Referee)

Match Report

After a disappointing start to the year, United were looking to get back to their pre-Christmas form in this match at home to Kilmarnock.

United got off to a flyer when Nadir Ciftci struck the post within the first five minutes. It didn't take long for United to edge themselves in front though. Jackson Irvine slipped under pressure and Gary Mackay-Steven had time to pick his spot beyond the goalkeeper. Killie thought they had equalised when Lee Ashcroft headed home a corner but it was ruled out. Radoslaw Cierzniak denied Kris Boyd with a one-handed save before Jeroen Tesselaar cracked the rebound off the post. Shortly after Eremenko fired a low effort down the middle on the counter attack after Ciftci and Rankin had threatened at the other end. United were made to pay for that miss when Cierzniak's clearance went straight to Rory McKenzie who headed forward into the path of Alexei Eremenko and on the turn he cracked a fantastic strike into the net from a good 30 yards out.

Both sides returned for the second-half in an attacking frame of mind. Boyd twice found himself with good early chances inside the area, but after firing his first effort over the bar his second shot was blocked down by Watson. Boyd was at the centre of Killie's second goal. Cierzniak rushed out from goal but was beaten to the ball by Kris Boyd. It looked like Andrew Robertson had got back in time to clear, but he somehow missed the header and the ball bounced into the net. Allan Johnston had just a minute to celebrate the lead before United were back on level terms; Mackay-Steven's corner headed into the top corner by Curtis Good. United soon found themselves in front when Rankin fired a left foot shot from outside the area which Samson had to dive full stretch to tip wide. However he wasn't to be denied as United kept the pressure on, and after good play from Ciftci on the left John Rankin blasted into the roof of the net. The chances continued for both sides but it was United who finished stronger, and Robertson could have made it four with a pile-driver which Samson had to tip over the bar.

Squad Statistics (as at February 15th, 2014)

2013-14 All Time
Radoslaw Cierzniak (GK)30 30 - 76 -
Andrew Robertson19 305305
John Souttar17 221311
Keith Watson24 16412310
Curtis Good20 3131
Gary Mackay-Steven23 2789220
Paul Paton26 301301
Ryan Gauld18 267388
Stuart Armstrong21 28711112
John Rankin30 2821169
Nadir Çiftçi22 269269
Morgaro Gomis (sub)28 13 - 1937
Ryan Dow (sub)22 151433
Farid El Alagui (sub)28 5151

League Table (as at February 15th, 2014)

No league table has been added for this season.