Dundee Utd 1 - 1 Inverness CT

League Match
Tuesday, February 24th, 2015, 7:45 PM at Tannadice Park, Dundee
Attendance: 7,276
Referee: Calum Murray
Dundee Utd Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Ryan McGowan (74) Greg Tansey (pen.) (9)

Team Managers
Jackie McNamara John Hughes

Starting Eleven
Michal Szromnik
Ryan McGowan
Jaroslaw Fojut
Sean Dillon
Paul Dixon
Paul Paton
Calum Butcher
Aidan Connolly
Chris Erskine
Ryan Dow
Nadir Ciftci
Ryan Esson
Josh Meekings
Gary Warren
David Raven
Nick Ross
Graeme Shinnie
Greg Tansey
Ross Draper
Ryan Christie
Danny Williams
Marley Watkins

Bench
Radoslaw Cierzniak
John Souttar
John Rankin
Robbie Muirhead
Charlie Telfer
Blair Spittal
Henri Anier
Cameron Mackay
Carl Tremarco
Liam Polworth
Alasdair Sutherland
Lewis Horner
Calum Ferguson

Substitutions
Radoslaw Cierzniak -> Chris Erskine (7)
Henri Anier -> Calum Butcher (77)
Robbie Muirhead -> Aidan Connolly (84)
None.

Bookings
Paul Paton (24)
Ryan Dow (86)
Nadir Ciftci (90)
David Raven (1)
Gary Warren (24)
Graeme Shinnie (29)
Marley Watkins (51)
Ryan Christie (61)

Red Cards
Michal Szromnik (6) Gary Warren (90)
Appearances & Goals To Date
Ryan Esson (GK) 166 apps -
David Raven 105 apps1 goal
Gary Warren 108 apps11 goals
Josh Meekings 135 apps3 goals
Nick Ross 166 apps13 goals
Ross Draper 108 apps7 goals
Graeme Shinnie 174 apps7 goals
Ryan Christie 46 apps7 goals
Greg Tansey 89 apps15 goals
Danny Williams 53 apps3 goals
Marley Watkins 60 apps9 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Marley Watkins (24 years 136 days)
Oldest Player:Josh Meekings (2016 years 210 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 89 days
Domestic Players:8 (72.73 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Cameron Mackay (15 years 81 days)
Oldest Player:Graeme Shinnie (2016 years 210 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 100 days
Domestic Players:13 (76.47 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Fierce Stuff for a Fiver:

A fiercely contested game at Tannadice saw United's keeper Michal Szoromnik sent off after fouling Marley Watkins and the resultant Greg Tansey penalty had Inverness going in at half time with a one goal advantage. Referee Calum Murray also saw fit to yellow card United's Paul Paton and a trio of visitors, David Raven, after 10 seconds, Graeme Shinnie and Gary Warren in an ill tempered encounter. Maybe we could have done with Murray last Saturday to tame the Killie rowdies.

Marley Watkins and Ryan Christie joined the yellow card express along with Ryan Dow as players from both sides showed poor discipline in the second half as United tried to rescue their predicament. The ten men took the game to the visitors and United deservedly equalised after 74 minutes, Ryan McGowan banging the ball home after a corner at the second attempt. No surprise that Gary Warren was red carded in time added on as Inverness completely lost the plot with Ciftci also yellow carded. It would appear that Ciftci new exactly what he was doing as his forearm smash to the back of Warrens head sparked an angry reaction from the big defender which ultimately led to his dismissal as he went head to head with the Turk.

Inverness would rue their missed chances in the first half and numerical superiority as once more we failed to build on an early advantage and the battle ended in a 1-1 draw, with two    and eight

Match report written by tm4tj



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Celtic 25 19 3 3 52 13 39 60
2. Aberdeen 26 18 3 5 47 21 26 57
3. Inverness CT 27 16 5 6 41 27 14 53
4. Dundee Utd 26 14 4 8 49 36 13 46
5. Hamilton Academical 28 12 5 11 39 39 0 41
6. Dundee 27 10 9 8 39 38 1 39
7. St. Johnstone 26 11 4 11 24 27 -3 37
8. Kilmarnock 26 9 6 11 29 35 -6 33
9. Partick Thistle 26 6 7 13 33 35 -2 25
10. Ross County 26 4 6 16 27 52 -25 18
11. St. Mirren 27 5 3 19 21 46 -25 18
12. Motherwell 26 5 3 18 18 50 -32 18