Scottish Premiership
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Ross County 3-0 Dundee United

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.

Ross County manager Derek Adams

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Interview - Ross County manager Derek Adams

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.

Line-ups

Ross County

  • 20Fraser
  • 3Gordon
  • 26Ikonomou
  • 7KissBooked at 75minsSubstituted forQuinnat 86'minutes
  • 28Songo'o
  • 21McLean
  • 8Brittain
  • 12Tidser
  • 27ArquinBooked at 32minsSubstituted forDe Leeuwat 87'minutes
  • 25Slew
  • 23CareySubstituted forCooperat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Brown
  • 5Boyd
  • 6Micic
  • 10Quinn
  • 11De Leeuw
  • 15Glen
  • 16Cooper

Dundee Utd

  • 1Cierzniak
  • 12Watson
  • 26RobertsonBooked at 90mins
  • 8RankinBooked at 88mins
  • 4ButcherBooked at 65mins
  • 2Dillon
  • 17ErskineBooked at 47minsSubstituted forCiftciat 53'minutes
  • 6Paton
  • 29El Alagui
  • 27GomisSubstituted forArmstrongat 70'minutesBooked at 77mins
  • 11Mackay-Steven

Substitutes

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

Match Stats

Home TeamRoss CountyAway TeamDundee Utd
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home15
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Ross County 3, Dundee United 0.

Full Time

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

Booking

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

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

Foul by Andrew Robertson (Dundee United).

Foul by Jordan Slew (Ross County).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Ross County. Alex Cooper replaces Graham Carey.

Booking

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

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

Foul by John Rankin (Dundee United).

Substitution

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

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

Foul by Calum Butcher (Dundee United).

Substitution

Substitution, Ross County. Rocco Quinn replaces Filip Kiss.

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

Foul by Michael Tidser (Ross County).

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

Foul by Richard Brittain (Ross County).

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

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

Foul by Jordan Slew (Ross County).

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

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

Foul by Keith Watson (Dundee United).

Corner, Ross County. Conceded by Andrew Robertson.

Booking

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

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

Foul by Stuart Armstrong (Dundee United).

Booking

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

Foul by Filip Kiss (Ross County).

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

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.

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Ben Gordon.

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

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

Foul by Ben Gordon (Ross County).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee United. Stuart Armstrong replaces Morgaro Gomis.

Hand ball by Filip Kiss (Ross County).

goal

As It Stood

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1Celtic2118303657
2Aberdeen2314271344
3Motherwell221417443
4Inverness CT2111461037
5Dundee Utd239771234
6St Johnstone22859429
7Hibernian23779-228
8St Mirren226511-1523
9Kilmarnock226412-922
10Ross County226313-1321
11Partick Thistle224810-1620
12Hearts233515-24-1
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