Filip Kiss's double and another from debutant Yoann Arquin meant Ross County cruised to victory over a weakened Dundee United side in Dingwall.

The Slovak midfielder Kiss headed in County's first from Graham Carey's cross.

French striker Yoann Arquin opened his account in Dingwall when he tapped in from close range.

And Kiss got his fourth goal in two games with a 30-yard cracker as United go six matches without a win.

The opening stages of the game were fast paced with neither side dominating.

There were some good attacking runs from United's Gary MacKay-Steven, but as half-time approached County, with a total of six new signings on the pitch, started to build in confidence.

The deadlock was broken when Carey found space on the left wing and Kiss rose above the United defenders to head his cross beyond goalkeeper Radosław Cierzniak.

County had the ball in the net again just on the stroke of half-time but Brian McLean's effort was chalked off for offside.

Dundee United, who were without their teenage stars Ryan Gauld and John Souttar, tried hard to find an equaliser after the restart, but it was County's Arquin, who scored next from close range after being set up by fellow new signing Jordan Slew.

The Staggies scored their third after Kiss picked up the ball 30 yards away from the Dundee United goal and sent a curling ball into the top right-hand corner.

It was Kiss's fourth goal in two games and continues County's unbeaten run in 2014.

Dundee United, meanwhile, have now gone to six matches without a win.

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (5)

Ross County

  • 20 Fraser
  • 03 Gordon
  • 26 Ikonomou
  • 07 Kiss Booked (Quinn - 86' )
  • 28 Songo'o
  • 21 McLean
  • 08 Brittain
  • 12 Tidser
  • 27 Arquin Booked (De Leeuw - 87' )
  • 25 Slew
  • 23 Carey (Cooper - 89' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Brown
  • 05 Boyd
  • 06 Micic
  • 10 Quinn
  • 11 De Leeuw
  • 15 Glen
  • 16 Cooper

Dundee United

  • 01 Cierzniak
  • 12 Watson
  • 26 Robertson Booked
  • 08 Rankin Booked
  • 04 Butcher Booked
  • 02 Dillon
  • 17 Erskine Booked (Ciftci - 53' )
  • 06 Paton
  • 29 El Alagui
  • 27 Gomis (Armstrong - 70' Booked )
  • 11 Mackay-Steven

Substitutes

  • 10 Armstrong
  • 16 Wilson
  • 18 Dow
  • 21 Ciftci
  • 25 McCallum
  • 28 Oyenuga
  • 39 Connolly
Ref: Craig Charleston
Att: 3,609

Match Stats

Shots

15 11

On target

7 3

Corners

9 5

Fouls

13 19

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Ross County 3, Dundee United 0.

90:00 +3:47 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Ross County 3, Dundee United 0.

90:00 +3:21 Booking

Booking Andrew Robertson (Dundee United) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +3:13

Alex Cooper (Ross County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +3:13

Foul by Andrew Robertson (Dundee United).

90:00 +1:07

Foul by Jordan Slew (Ross County).

90:00 +1:07

John Rankin (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

88:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ross County. Alex Cooper replaces Graham Carey.

87:50 Booking

Booking John Rankin (Dundee United) is shown the yellow card.

87:46

Graham Carey (Ross County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:46

Foul by John Rankin (Dundee United).

86:43 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ross County. Melvin De Leeuw replaces Yoann Arquin.

86:21

Richard Brittain (Ross County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:21

Foul by Calum Butcher (Dundee United).

85:32 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ross County. Rocco Quinn replaces Filip Kiss.

85:00

Attempt missed. Calum Butcher (Dundee United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

80:19

Foul by Michael Tidser (Ross County).

80:19

Nadir Ciftci (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:06

Foul by Richard Brittain (Ross County).

79:06

Gary Mackay-Steven (Dundee United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

78:45

Attempt saved. Evangelos Ikonomou (Ross County) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

78:16

Foul by Jordan Slew (Ross County).

78:16

(Dundee United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

77:50

Michael Tidser (Ross County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

77:50

Foul by Keith Watson (Dundee United).

76:56

Corner, Ross County. Conceded by Andrew Robertson.

76:14 Booking

Booking Stuart Armstrong (Dundee United) is shown the yellow card.

75:56

Michael Tidser (Ross County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

75:56

Foul by Stuart Armstrong (Dundee United).

74:45 Booking

Booking Filip Kiss (Ross County) is shown the yellow card.

74:37

Foul by Filip Kiss (Ross County).

74:37

Nadir Ciftci (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73:59 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Ross County 3, Dundee United 0. Filip Kiss (Ross County) right footed shot from more than 35 yards to the top right corner.

72:53

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Ben Gordon.

72:40

Attempt blocked. Nadir Ciftci (Dundee United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

72:18

Attempt blocked. John Rankin (Dundee United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

71:39

Foul by Ben Gordon (Ross County).

71:39

Gary Mackay-Steven (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dundee United. Stuart Armstrong replaces Morgaro Gomis.

69:16

Hand ball by Filip Kiss (Ross County).

68:10 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Ross County 2, Dundee United 0. Yoann Arquin (Ross County) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jordan Slew.

66:51

Attempt missed. Graham Carey (Ross County) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

66:42

Attempt blocked. Evangelos Ikonomou (Ross County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

64:12 Booking

Booking Calum Butcher (Dundee United) is shown the yellow card.

63:50

Attempt missed. Michael Tidser (Ross County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

63:28

Corner, Ross County. Conceded by Andrew Robertson.

62:07

Foul by Michael Tidser (Ross County).

62:07

Morgaro Gomis (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

59:37

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Yann Songo'o.

59:25

Attempt blocked. John Rankin (Dundee United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

58:36

Yoann Arquin (Ross County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58:36

Foul by Sean Dillon (Dundee United).

58:04

Attempt missed. Nadir Ciftci (Dundee United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

56:38

Attempt missed. Gary Mackay-Steven (Dundee United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

54:31

Attempt missed. Farid El Alagui (Dundee United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

53:14

Attempt missed. Michael Tidser (Ross County) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

52:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dundee United. Nadir Ciftci replaces Chris Erskine.

52:12

Corner, Ross County. Conceded by Paul Paton.

51:50

Attempt blocked. Graham Carey (Ross County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

50:41

Jordan Slew (Ross County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

50:41

Foul by Gary Mackay-Steven (Dundee United).

49:00

Richard Brittain (Ross County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:59

Foul by Morgaro Gomis (Dundee United).

46:21 Booking

Booking Chris Erskine (Dundee United) is shown the yellow card.

46:12

Graham Carey (Ross County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

46:12

Foul by Chris Erskine (Dundee United).

45:34

Brian McLean (Ross County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:34

Foul by Farid El Alagui (Dundee United).

45:00

Second Half begins Ross County 1, Dundee United 0.

45:00 +0:20 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Ross County 1, Dundee United 0.

44:24

Graham Carey (Ross County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44:24

Foul by Paul Paton (Dundee United).

42:40

Michael Tidser (Ross County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

42:40

Foul by John Rankin (Dundee United).

42:10

Foul by Michael Tidser (Ross County).

42:10

Gary Mackay-Steven (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

41:17 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Ross County 1, Dundee United 0. Filip Kiss (Ross County) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Graham Carey with a cross.

40:46

Corner, Ross County. Conceded by Andrew Robertson.

40:30

Attempt blocked. Filip Kiss (Ross County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

38:57

Foul by Yoann Arquin (Ross County).

38:57

John Rankin (Dundee United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

38:24

Yann Songo'o (Ross County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

38:24

Foul by Morgaro Gomis (Dundee United).

36:56

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Ben Gordon.

33:28

Brian McLean (Ross County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

33:28

Foul by Farid El Alagui (Dundee United).

31:51 Booking

Booking Yoann Arquin (Ross County) is shown the yellow card.

31:20

Attempt missed. Yann Songo'o (Ross County) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

30:54

Corner, Ross County. Conceded by Keith Watson.

28:37

Foul by Calum Butcher (Dundee United).

28:37

Jordan Slew (Ross County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

28:05

Attempt saved. Farid El Alagui (Dundee United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

26:56

Corner, Ross County. Conceded by Keith Watson.

25:45

Paul Paton (Dundee United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

25:45

Foul by Graham Carey (Ross County).

23:27

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Ben Gordon.

22:35

Corner, Ross County. Conceded by Keith Watson.

22:22

Corner, Ross County. Conceded by Radoslaw Cierzniak.

21:57

Attempt saved. Jordan Slew (Ross County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

18:17

Attempt missed. Graham Carey (Ross County) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

17:06

Foul by Calum Butcher (Dundee United).

17:06

Jordan Slew (Ross County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

14:12

Attempt saved. Richard Brittain (Ross County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

13:43

Foul by Morgaro Gomis (Dundee United).

13:43

Jordan Slew (Ross County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:23

Corner, Ross County. Conceded by Sean Dillon.

11:46

Attempt saved. Farid El Alagui (Dundee United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

11:26

Morgaro Gomis (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11:26

Foul by Jordan Slew (Ross County).

10:01

Attempt saved. Graham Carey (Ross County) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

9:10

Foul by Calum Butcher (Dundee United).

9:10

Jordan Slew (Ross County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

5:22

John Rankin (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

5:22

Foul by Michael Tidser (Ross County).

5:06

Foul by Farid El Alagui (Dundee United).

5:06

Evangelos Ikonomou (Ross County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:15

Attempt missed. Farid El Alagui (Dundee United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

2:51

Attempt saved. Farid El Alagui (Dundee United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

0:34

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Brian McLean.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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