Kilmarnock 1-1 Dundee United
Paul Dixon fired a late goal as Dundee United snatched a point at Rugby Park against Kilmarnock.
United's Gavin Gunning had a header saved onto the bar and team-mate Stuart Armstrong struck the post during the first half.
But it was Killie who broke the deadlock through James Dayton's marvellous strike from distance.
United pressed for parity and were rewarded when Dixon beat Cammy Bell from the edge of the box.
The two sides remain separated by a point in the Scottish Premier League, with Killie sixth and United seventh.
Kilmarnock goalkeeper Bell made an early save to deny John Rankin before the goalkeeper touched Gavin Gunning's header onto the top of the crossbar.
At the other end, the home fans appealed in vain for a penalty following Paul Dixon's challenge on Dayton and, when the ball ran loose, Dean Shiels' powerful shot clipped the top of the bar.
United hit the woodwork again through Stuart Armstrong, the midfielder's shot striking the post.
Jon Daly missed the target with a shot from point-blank range after being found by Johnny Russell.
Bell denied Armstrong as United continued to press and Daly fired wide again before half-time.
Having been second-best for most of the first half, Killie changed the course of the match just after the break with Dayton's stunning strike.
The midfielder cut inside and blasted a shot into the top left-hand corner from around 25 yards.
United were rocked by falling behind and there was less fluency in their play and efforts from Russell and Gunning went wide of Bell's goal.
Striker Lauri Dalla Valle replaced midfielder Ranking as the visitors looked to unlock the Kilmarnock defence.
The Ayrshire side were holding firm and could have made more of their possession in counter-attacking situations.
Gary Mackay-Steven's through ball gave Daly a run at goal, but the striker's touch was poor as Bell claimed the ball off his line.
However, Bell was finally beaten in injury time when Dixon cut in from the left, beat Manuel Pascali and unleashed a left-foot effort into the net.
- 01 Bell
- 13 Kroca
- 23 McKeown
- 26 Pursehouse
- 29 Pascali
- 03 Hay
- 08 Kelly
- 10 Dayton (Silva - 78' )
- 11 Harkins (Sissoko - 87' )
- 20 Shiels
- 14 Heffernan (Kennedy - 67' )
- 53 Jaakkola
- 28 Fisher
- 88 Sissoko
- 07 Silva
- 22 Racchi
- 33 Kennedy
- 46 Barbour
- 01 Pernis
- 02 Dillon
- 03 Dixon
- 18 Gunning (Kenneth - 86' )
- 26 Neilson
- 08 Robertson
- 11 Rankin (Dalla Valle - 73' )
- 16 Armstrong
- 17 Mackay-Steven
- 09 Daly
- 15 Russell
- 13 Banks
- 05 Kenneth
- 12 Watson
- 14 Douglas
- 06 Flood
- 19 Dalla Valle
- 22 Dow
Live Text Commentary
Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.90:00 +2:30
Effort on goal by Robbie Neilson from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.90:00 +1:42
The ball is sent over by Matthew Kennedy, clearance made by Garry Kenneth.90:00 +0:12
Assist on the goal came from Gary Mackay-Steven.90:00 +0:12 Goal scored
Goal! - Paul Dixon - Kilmarnock 1 - 1 Dundee U Paul Dixon finds the back of the net with a goal from just outside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Kilmarnock 1-1 Dundee Utd.88:46
Paul Dixon sends in a cross, Jon Daly produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.88:02
Dean Shiels produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.85:08 Substitution
Substitution (Kilmarnock) makes a substitution, with Mohamadou Sissoko coming on for Gary Harkins.85:08
Liam Kelly gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Mackay-Steven. Direct free kick taken by Robbie Neilson.85:08 Substitution
Substitution Garry Kenneth on for Gavin Gunning.82:41
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Cameron Bell.79:58
Shot from 25 yards by Gary Mackay-Steven. Save by Cameron Bell.79:32
The ball is swung over by David Silva, Sean Dillon makes a clearance.79:19
The ball is swung over by Gary Harkins, clearance by Gavin Gunning. Gary Harkins delivers the ball.77:11 Substitution
Substitution David Silva is brought on as a substitute for James Dayton.76:05
Paul Dixon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Dayton. Manuel Pascali restarts play with the free kick.74:42
Free kick awarded for a foul by Gavin Gunning on Gary Harkins. Direct free kick taken by Dean Shiels.72:45 Substitution
Substitution Lauri Dalla Valle is brought on as a substitute for John Rankin.72:45
The ball is crossed by Gary Mackay-Steven, Rory McKeown gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Gary Mackay-Steven played to the near post.71:15
Dean Shiels takes a outswinging corner.
Unfair challenge on Garry Hay by John Rankin results in a free kick. Manuel Pascali restarts play with the free kick.69:55
Effort from a long way out by John Rankin goes wide left of the net.69:00
Paul Dixon crosses the ball, Alex Pursehouse gets a block in. Gary Mackay-Steven takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Garry Hay.66:23
James Dayton challenges Gary Mackay-Steven unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Dusan Pernis.66:23 Substitution
Substitution Paul Heffernan goes off and Matthew Kennedy comes on.64:37
James Dayton delivers the ball.62:57
Jon Daly crosses the ball, Rory McKeown gets a block in.59:21
Robbie Neilson crosses the ball, Cameron Bell makes a save.58:39
The ball is crossed by Dean Shiels, blocked by Robbie Neilson.56:08
Johnny Russell fouled by Rory McKeown, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul Dixon. Headed effort from deep inside the area by Gavin Gunning misses to the right of the target.54:59
Paul Dixon sends in a cross, Johnny Russell produces a left-footed shot from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.53:57
John Rankin challenges Liam Kelly unfairly and gives away a free kick. Manuel Pascali takes the direct free kick.52:38
The ball is swung over by Robbie Neilson, Zdenek Kroca manages to make a clearance.51:54
Effort from inside the area by Johnny Russell misses to the left of the target.50:16
Assist on the goal came from Dean Shiels.50:16 Goal scored
Goal! - James Dayton - Kilmarnock 1 - 0 Dundee U James Dayton grabs a goal from long range to the top left corner of the goal. Kilmarnock 1-0 Dundee Utd.45:49
Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Dixon on James Dayton. Alex Pursehouse restarts play with the free kick.45:01
The second half has started.45:00 +0:05 Half time
Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.42:50
Centre by Paul Dixon, Shot from inside the six-yard box by Jon Daly goes wide right of the target.42:41
Paul Dixon sends in a cross.41:18
The ball is sent over by Gary Mackay-Steven, blocked by Alex Pursehouse. Corner taken left-footed by Gary Mackay-Steven from the left by-line, Header on goal by Gavin Gunning from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.38:16
Liam Kelly concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Robertson. Free kick taken by John Rankin. Paul Dixon produces a cross.37:38
Dean Shiels takes a shot. Scott Robertson gets a block in.36:48
Rory McKeown delivers the ball, blocked by Robbie Neilson.36:39
The ball is swung over by James Dayton.34:38
Stuart Armstrong takes a shot. Blocked by Cameron Bell. Inswinging corner taken by Gary Mackay-Steven from the right by-line. Shot from 35 yards by Paul Dixon went wide right of the post.34:12
Gary Mackay-Steven takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Paul Heffernan manages to make a clearance.33:27
Paul Dixon fouled by Liam Kelly, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by John Rankin.32:52
Manuel Pascali concedes a free kick for a foul on Johnny Russell. John Rankin takes the free kick.31:41
The offside flag is raised against Johnny Russell. Alex Pursehouse takes the indirect free kick.31:01
Garry Hay takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by Dusan Pernis.30:01
Shot by Rory McKeown. Save by Dusan Pernis.27:51
Jon Daly produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.26:59
The ball is crossed by Rory McKeown, clearance by John Rankin.24:45
Gary Harkins has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.24:32
The ball is sent over by Rory McKeown.23:16
Jon Daly crosses the ball.23:07
The ball is swung over by John Rankin, clearance made by Zdenek Kroca.22:42
Gary Mackay-Steven delivers the ball, blocked by Alex Pursehouse.21:41
Stuart Armstrong challenges Alex Pursehouse unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Cameron Bell.21:03
Centre by Robbie Neilson, clearance by Manuel Pascali.19:41
Paul Heffernan produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.16:07
Effort from just outside the penalty box by Stuart Armstrong strikes the post.15:28
The ball is crossed by Rory McKeown, Robbie Neilson makes a clearance.14:07
Centre by Rory McKeown, Effort from inside the area by Zdenek Kroca misses to the left of the target.13:23
James Dayton fouled by Gary Mackay-Steven, the ref awards a free kick. Dean Shiels crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right by-line, clearance by Robbie Neilson.12:14
Shot by Johnny Russell. Blocked by Alex Pursehouse. Outswinging corner taken by Gary Mackay-Steven, clearance made by Gary Harkins.11:35
The ball is sent over by Gary Mackay-Steven, blocked by Alex Pursehouse. Outswinging corner taken by Gary Mackay-Steven.10:46
Dean Shiels takes a shot.8:52
The ball is crossed by James Dayton, John Rankin manages to make a clearance.8:41
Garry Hay produces a cross, Sean Dillon makes a clearance.6:29
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Gary Mackay-Steven, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Jon Daly misses to the left of the goal.4:01
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Gary Mackay-Steven. Corner taken by Gary Mackay-Steven from the left by-line, Scott Robertson takes a shot. Jon Daly takes a shot. Cameron Bell makes a save. The ball is sent over by Scott Robertson, clearance by Manuel Pascali. Save made by Cameron Bell.2:45
Robbie Neilson sends in a cross, clearance made by Zdenek Kroca. Gary Mackay-Steven takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Alex Pursehouse. John Rankin takes a shot. Cameron Bell makes a save.1:21
Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Harkins on Robbie Neilson. Direct free kick taken by Sean Dillon.0:41
Robbie Neilson delivers the ball.0:00
The referee gets the game underway.
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