Dundee United and St Mirren share top spot in the Scottish Premier League after Jon Daly's second-half equaliser against the 10-man Buddies.

Steven Thompson netted his first competitive goal for St Mirren after 11 minutes at Tannadice.

Nigel Hasselbaink skipped past two defenders before finding Thompson, who slotted home.

Hasselbaink was sent off before half time and Daly turned the ball home for United after 67 minutes.

Dundee United met St Mirren retained the starting line-ups that recorded 1-0 wins last weekend to leave the sides with unbeaten records after opening-day draws.

But the home side suffered an early setback when defensive midfielder Scott Severin was stretchered off after coming off second best in a robust challenge with Buddies skipper Jim Goodwin only a couple of minutes into the match and was replaced with Scott Robertson.

Things got worse for the hosts when St Mirren took the lead when Hasselbaink showed great trickery down the left wing to evade the challenges of two United defenders before finding Thompson at the near post and the former United striker prodded the ball home from close range.

Steven Thompson celebrates

Thompson opened the scoring against his former club

The lively Hasselbaink showed great skill once again to jink past Garry Kenneth, but this time the Dutch forward's left-footed shot at goal was gathered by United stopper Dusan Pernis.

United should have restored parity after 27 minutes, when St Mirren's Craig Samson could only parry Kenneth's powerful free-kick into the path of Keith Watson, but the full-back completely missed the ball with the goal at his mercy.

St Mirren continued to impress, with former Celtic midfielder Paul McGowan having a dipping long-range effort tipped over by Pernis for a corner just before the break.

The half ended in controversy when Hasselbaink was given a straight red card in the fifth minute of stoppage time for using an elbow when trying to get away from Paul Dixon as the striker tried to move clear on goal.

United came out for the second half determined to get an equaliser, with Willo Flood's deep corner dropping kindly to John Rankin, but Darren McGregor made a desperate block to thwart the former Hibernian midfielder.

Johnny Russell was next to try his luck with Samson equal to his diving header before the striker drilled a left-footed strike inches past the post.

The home side went even closer on the hour mark when Watson's cross into the area was met by United skipper Daly, but the Irishman's header just shaved the wrong side of the post.

However, the equaliser did arrive after 67 minutes when Scott Allan darted down the wing and rounded Goodwin before picking out Daly, who turned the ball home at the near post.

United looked the more likely to go on and win the match, but Samson pulled off a tremendous stop to claw away an Allan drive through a ruck of players.

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (5)

Dundee Utd

  • 01 Pernis
  • 02 Dillon
  • 03 Dixon Booked
  • 05 Kenneth
  • 12 Watson
  • 04 Severin (Robertson - 6' )
  • 06 Flood
  • 11 Rankin
  • 20 Allan
  • 09 Daly
  • 15 Russell

Substitutes

  • 13 Banks
  • 14 Douglas
  • 08 Robertson (Mackay-Steven - 64' )
  • 16 Armstrong
  • 17 Mackay-Steven
  • 22 Dow
  • 23 Hilson

St Mirren

  • 01 Samson
  • 02 van Zanten
  • 04 McGregor (McAusland - 73' )
  • 05 Mair
  • 22 Tesselaar
  • 06 Goodwin Booked
  • 08 Thomson
  • 21 Teale (McShane - 65' )
  • 09 Thompson Booked (Mclean - 80' )
  • 10 McGowan Booked
  • 11 Hasselbaink Dismissed

Substitutes

  • 25 McHugh
  • 14 McAusland
  • 20 Kennedy
  • 17 Mclean
  • 23 Carey
  • 19 McShane
  • 32 Lamont
Ref: Allan
Att: 6,594

Match Stats

Shots

26 7

On target

10 4

Corners

9 1

Fouls

9 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +2:56 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +1:32

Willo Flood sends in a cross, Lee Mair makes a clearance.

90:00 +0:18

Garry Kenneth gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jon McShane. Craig Samson restarts play with the free kick.

89:04

The ball is crossed by John Rankin, Marc McAusland manages to make a clearance.

88:19

Paul Dixon delivers the ball, blocked by Jim Goodwin. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Willo Flood from the right by-line, clearance made by Jon McShane.

87:26

Paul Dixon produces a cross, Marc McAusland makes a clearance.

86:35 Booking

Booking Booking for Paul Dixon.

86:02

Paul Dixon produces a cross, clearance by Jeroen Tesselaar.

85:18

The offside flag is raised against Johnny Russell. Craig Samson takes the indirect free kick.

85:00

Paul Dixon crosses the ball, Kenny McLean makes a clearance.

84:33

Jeroen Tesselaar takes a shot. Save made by Dusan Pernis.

80:33

Paul Dixon delivers the ball, Header by Jon Daly from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

78:56 Substitution

Substitution Kenny McLean joins the action as a substitute, replacing Steven Thompson.

78:56

Effort by John Rankin from a long way out goes over the target.

78:04

Gary Mackay-Steven crosses the ball, blocked by David van Zanten. Corner taken right-footed by Willo Flood, clearance made by Jon McShane. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Willo Flood, Craig Samson makes a save.

77:34

The ball is crossed by Willo Flood, blocked by Steven Thomson. Willo Flood decides to take the corner short. Keith Watson sends in a cross, clearance by Jim Goodwin.

76:09

Unfair challenge on Jon McShane by John Rankin results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jim Goodwin from own half, save made by Dusan Pernis.

75:24

Scott Allan delivers the ball.

73:33

Jon Daly delivers the ball, Effort on goal by Gary Mackay-Steven from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

73:00

Paul Dixon delivers the ball.

72:20 Substitution

Substitution Marc McAusland joins the action as a substitute, replacing Darren McGregor.

71:30

The ball is sent over by Steven Thompson, Garry Kenneth manages to make a clearance.

70:41

Willo Flood crosses the ball. Shot from deep inside the area by Scott Allan clears the crossbar.

70:08

Foul by Steven Thompson on Garry Kenneth, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Sean Dillon.

68:02

The ball is crossed by Gary Mackay-Steven, save by Craig Samson.

66:26

Scott Allan provided the assist for the goal.

66:26 Goal scored

Goal! - Jon Daly - Dundee U 1 - 1 St Mirren Jon Daly scores a goal from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. Dundee Utd 1-1 St Mirren.

63:50 Substitution

Substitution Gary Teale leaves the field to be replaced by Jon McShane.

63:50

Johnny Russell produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

62:44

Free kick taken by Sean Dillon.

62:44 Substitution

Substitution Gary Mackay-Steven comes on in place of Scott Robertson.

62:44 Booking

Booking Paul McGowan is booked.

62:37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Robertson by Paul McGowan.

61:24

Johnny Russell fouled by Lee Mair, the ref awards a free kick. John Rankin restarts play with the free kick.

60:41

Willo Flood delivers the ball, Header by Jon Daly from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

59:29

Keith Watson sends in a cross, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Jon Daly misses to the left of the goal.

58:44

Jon Daly takes a shot. Blocked by Jim Goodwin.

58:10

Willo Flood takes a shot. Darren McGregor makes a clearance.

58:04

The ball is delivered by Paul Dixon, clearance by Lee Mair.

56:29

Keith Watson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul McGowan. Direct free kick taken by Jim Goodwin.

56:11

Centre by Gary Teale, clearance by Sean Dillon.

55:24

Unfair challenge on Keith Watson by Paul McGowan results in a free kick. Willo Flood sends in a cross, Jon Daly has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

54:38

Scott Allan takes a shot. Craig Samson makes a comfortable save.

54:16

Centre by John Rankin, Jim Goodwin makes a clearance.

53:43

Steven Thompson sends in a cross.

52:35

Centre by Paul Dixon, Darren McGregor manages to make a clearance.

52:04

Paul Dixon sends in a cross, David van Zanten manages to make a clearance.

51:19

Centre by Garry Kenneth.

50:48

Jon Daly is caught offside. Craig Samson takes the indirect free kick.

49:41

Johnny Russell produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.

49:21

Keith Watson produces a cross, clearance made by Lee Mair.

47:52

Paul Dixon crosses the ball, Johnny Russell takes a shot. Save made by Craig Samson.

47:20

Willo Flood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul McGowan. Direct free kick taken by Craig Samson.

46:20

Corner taken by Willo Flood.

46:20 Booking

Booking Jim Goodwin is shown a yellow card for dissent.

45:43

Willo Flood takes the outswinging corner, Lee Mair manages to make a clearance. John Rankin takes a shot. Blocked by Lee Mair.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +6:28 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +5:29 Booking

Booking The referee books Steven Thompson for dissent.

45:00 +5:18 Dismissal

Dismissal Nigel Hasselbaink receives a red card for serious foul play.

45:00 +4:19

Nigel Hasselbaink takes a shot. Save by Dusan Pernis.

45:00 +3:49

Scott Robertson crosses the ball, Lee Mair manages to make a clearance.

45:00 +2:42

Johnny Russell is ruled offside. Craig Samson restarts play with the free kick.

45:00 +1:48

Keith Watson challenges Nigel Hasselbaink unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary Teale takes the direct free kick.

44:49

The ball is crossed by Keith Watson.

44:18

The assistant referee flags for offside against Steven Thompson. Free kick taken by Keith Watson.

43:35

Scott Allan produces a right-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.

42:19

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Willo Flood from the right by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Sean Dillon goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

41:53

The ball is sent over by Scott Robertson, David van Zanten makes a clearance.

40:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul McGowan by Garry Kenneth. Free kick crossed right-footed by Gary Teale from right channel, Sean Dillon manages to make a clearance.

39:33

The assistant referee flags for offside against Johnny Russell. Craig Samson restarts play with the free kick.

37:53

Paul McGowan takes a shot. Save by Dusan Pernis. Jeroen Tesselaar takes a corner.

37:27

Jon Daly challenges Lee Mair unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Craig Samson.

36:08

The ball is sent over by Jeroen Tesselaar, Garry Kenneth manages to make a clearance.

31:55

Nigel Hasselbaink takes a long range shot clearing the crossbar.

28:10

Willo Flood has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

26:51

Jim Goodwin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Willo Flood. Garry Kenneth fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Lee Mair gets a block in.

25:31

Foul by Paul McGowan on Scott Allan, free kick awarded. Strike on goal comes in from Garry Kenneth from the free kick, Craig Samson makes a save. Effort from 6 yards by Jon Daly.

25:07

Centre by Paul Dixon.

22:40

Effort from the edge of the box by Nigel Hasselbaink goes wide of the left-hand post.

20:54

Willo Flood produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

19:18

David van Zanten produces a cross, Steven Thompson takes a shot. Steven Thompson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Keith Watson. Direct free kick taken by Dusan Pernis.

16:03

Jeroen Tesselaar fouled by Scott Allan, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Lee Mair.

15:52

Keith Watson crosses the ball, clearance made by Darren McGregor.

14:52

The ball is delivered by Nigel Hasselbaink, save by Dusan Pernis.

13:10

John Rankin takes a shot. Paul McGowan gets a block in. Corner taken by Willo Flood, clearance made by Steven Thompson.

12:45

The ball is swung over by Jon Daly, blocked by Darren McGregor. Inswinging corner taken by Willo Flood, Jim Goodwin makes a clearance.

10:46

Assist by Nigel Hasselbaink.

10:46 Goal scored

Goal! - Steven Thompson - Dundee U 0 - 1 St Mirren Steven Thompson scores a goal from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. Dundee Utd 0-1 St Mirren.

9:59

Scott Robertson takes a shot. Blocked by Darren McGregor.

9:23

Garry Kenneth fouled by Steven Thompson, the ref awards a free kick. Garry Kenneth restarts play with the free kick.

8:15

Scott Allan produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

6:21

Foul by Jim Goodwin on Scott Allan, free kick awarded. Paul Dixon has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

5:17 Substitution

Substitution Scott Robertson replaces Scott Severin.

0:16

Unfair challenge on David van Zanten by Johnny Russell results in a free kick. Craig Samson restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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