Two magnificent goals ensured Dundee United and Ross County shared the points at Tannadice.

Gary Mackay Steven curled beyond Mark Brown seven minutes after half-time to give the hosts the lead.

However, Ross County captain Richard Brittain's thumping shot from well outside the box late on levelled matters for the visitors.

The draw means that Dundee United have now failed to win any of their last 11 home games.

There was very little goalmouth action in the opening period. In fact, supporters who arrived late would have missed the best chance of the half.

Gavin Gunning's close-range header from a Barry Douglas free-kick hit the side netting for the hosts in the first minute.

Rocco Quinn tried from long range at the other end five minutes later. It was a decent effort, but the ball skewed just past Radoslaw Cierzniak's left post.

The only other real opportunity in a fairly uninspiring first half came after 33 minutes. A slick one-two from Keith Watson and Stuart Armstrong down United's right saw the latter square to Gary Mackay Stevens on the edge of the box.

His first time effort was well struck but sailed wide.

The second half began a lot more brightly. Armstrong's mazy run saw him skip past two County players, but he failed to find a United team-mate in the box after reaching the byline.

United did eventually break the deadlock on 52 minutes.

Some lovely link-up play between Jonny Russell and John Daly saw the home side surge towards goal.

Russell's squared ball was controlled by Mackay-Steven at the edge of the box, and his left-foot effort curled into the top corner.

County had a chance to equalise almost immediately. Ivan Sproule bore down on Cierzniak's goal, but, from just eight yards, his angled shot was weak and the goalkeeper tipped wide.

United pressed hard to double their lead and go some way to securing three points, so Brittain's leveller came somewhat against the run of play.

Brittain found space 25 yards from goal, and his blasted effort sailed beyond Cierzniak and into the back of the net.

The home side pressed for a winner as County battled to hold on, but that vital second goal eluded Peter Houston's side, ensuring the points were shared.

United are up to joint sixth, while Ross County are ahead of St Mirren on goal difference in tenth.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Dundee United

  • 01 Cierzniak
  • 02 Dillon
  • 03 Douglas
  • 05 Gunning
  • 12 Watson
  • 06 Flood
  • 08 Rankin
  • 11 Mackay-Steven (Millar - 66' )
  • 16 Armstrong (Ryan - 90' )
  • 07 Russell (Gardyne - 90' )
  • 09 Daly

Substitutes

  • 13 Banks
  • 04 McLean
  • 10 Ryan
  • 14 Millar
  • 51 Skacel
  • 15 Gardyne
  • 18 Dow

Ross County

  • 25 Brown
  • 04 Munro
  • 05 Boyd Booked
  • 18 Ikonomou
  • 22 Kovacevic
  • 08 Lawson (Fitzpatrick - 86' )
  • 10 Brittain
  • 11 Vigurs
  • 12 Quinn Booked (Glen - 75' )
  • 16 Sproule
  • 17 Morrow

Substitutes

  • 01 Fraser
  • 03 Fitzpatrick
  • 06 Tokely
  • 23 Macphee
  • 21 Cooper
  • 24 Ross
  • 20 Glen
Ref: Brines
Att: 5,117

Match Stats

Shots

10 7

On target

3 5

Corners

6 4

Fouls

5 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:05 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +1:20 Substitution

Substitution Michael Gardyne replaces Johnny Russell.

89:59 Substitution

Substitution Richie Ryan is brought on as a substitute for Stuart Armstrong.

88:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Iain Vigurs by Keith Watson. Iain Vigurs takes the free kick.

84:30

Indirect free kick taken by Radoslaw Cierzniak.

84:30 Substitution

Substitution (Ross County) makes a substitution, with Marc Fitzpatrick coming on for Paul Lawson.

84:30

The referee blows for offside against Ivan Sproule.

83:52

Mark Millar produces a left-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the target.

83:07

Corner taken by Barry Douglas from the left by-line.

81:14

Ivan Sproule provided the assist for the goal.

81:14 Goal scored

Goal! - Richard Brittain - Dundee U 1 - 1 Ross Co Richard Brittain scores a goal from just outside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Dundee Utd 1-1 Ross County.

79:10

The ball is delivered by Ivan Sproule, Sam Morrow takes a shot. Save by Radoslaw Cierzniak.

76:33

Inswinging corner taken by Paul Lawson, clearance made by Stuart Armstrong.

76:16

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Grant Munro.

75:44

Outswinging corner taken by Willo Flood, Gavin Gunning takes a shot. Blocked by Grant Munro.

74:54 Substitution

Substitution Gary Glen joins the action as a substitute, replacing Rocco Quinn.

73:31

Free kick awarded for a foul by Barry Douglas on Ivan Sproule. Iain Vigurs sends in a cross, Sam Morrow takes a shot. Save by Radoslaw Cierzniak.

72:40

Close range shot by John Rankin goes wide of the left-hand post.

72:21

The ball is delivered by Stuart Armstrong, Scott Boyd makes a clearance.

70:47

Barry Douglas delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, Scott Boyd fouled by Jon Daly, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Brown restarts play with the free kick.

70:47 Booking

Booking The referee shows Scott Boyd a yellow card.

70:36

Scott Boyd concedes a free kick for a foul on John Rankin.

68:21

Foul by Mihael Kovacevic on John Rankin, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Willo Flood, save made by Mark Brown.

66:33

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Barry Douglas, Scott Boyd makes a clearance.

65:18 Substitution

Substitution Mark Millar joins the action as a substitute, replacing Gary Mackay-Steven.

64:24

John Rankin concedes a free kick for a foul on Iain Vigurs. The ball is sent over by Iain Vigurs, Sam Morrow has a headed effort at goal from just inside the penalty area that misses to the right of the goal.

62:42

The ball is delivered by Stuart Armstrong, clearance by Scott Boyd.

59:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Iain Vigurs on John Rankin. Barry Douglas takes the free kick.

58:18

Mihael Kovacevic takes a shot. Save by Radoslaw Cierzniak.

56:14

Mihael Kovacevic gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sean Dillon. Barry Douglas takes the direct free kick.

54:50

Corner taken by Richard Brittain from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Gary Mackay-Steven.

54:34

Evangelos Ikonomou takes a shot. Radoslaw Cierzniak makes a save.

53:31

Corner taken right-footed by Richard Brittain, clearance by Keith Watson.

51:28

Assist on the goal came from Johnny Russell.

51:28 Goal scored

Goal! - Gary Mackay-Steven - Dundee U 1 - 0 Ross Co A goal is scored by Gary Mackay-Steven from the edge of the area to the top left corner of the goal. Dundee Utd 1-0 Ross County.

46:41

The ball is delivered by Evangelos Ikonomou.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +0:10 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

44:01

Richard Brittain is ruled offside. Radoslaw Cierzniak restarts play with the free kick.

43:18

Effort from outside the penalty box by Rocco Quinn goes wide left of the goal.

41:41

Gary Mackay-Steven sends in a cross, save made by Mark Brown.

38:34

Unfair challenge on Richard Brittain by Sean Dillon results in a free kick. Grant Munro takes the direct free kick.

37:16

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Richard Brittain.

31:31

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Barry Douglas, Gary Mackay-Steven produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

28:29

A cross is delivered by Ivan Sproule, Keith Watson makes a clearance.

26:11

Ivan Sproule delivers the ball.

21:43 Booking

Booking Rocco Quinn is given a yellow card.

17:32

Iain Vigurs challenges Willo Flood unfairly and gives away a free kick. Radoslaw Cierzniak takes the direct free kick.

16:41

Corner taken left-footed by Barry Douglas from the left by-line, Scott Boyd makes a clearance.

15:58

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Barry Douglas, clearance by Scott Boyd.

14:40

Johnny Russell produces a cross, Shot by Barry Douglas from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

13:17

Gary Mackay-Steven takes a shot. Blocked by Scott Boyd.

12:29

Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Stuart Armstrong goes wide of the left-hand post.

10:27

Foul by Grant Munro on Jon Daly, free kick awarded. Willo Flood restarts play with the free kick.

5:39

Keith Watson has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target.

3:14

The ball is swung over by Barry Douglas, Mark Brown makes a save.

2:36

Unfair challenge on Gary Mackay-Steven by Rocco Quinn results in a free kick. Gavin Gunning takes the direct free kick.

1:54

Gary Mackay-Steven produces a cross.

0:15

Unfair challenge on Jon Daly by Evangelos Ikonomou results in a free kick. A cross is delivered by Barry Douglas, Close range header by Gavin Gunning goes wide of the left-hand post.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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