Scottish Championship
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Inverness CT 1-0 Dundee United

By Jim SpenceBBC Sport at the Caledonian Stadium
Inverness celebrate
Aaron Doran (far left) got the winning goal for Inverness

Inverness Caledonian Thistle pulled level with seventh-placed Falkirk with a well deserved win against Dundee United in the Scottish Championship.

The result leaves United in fourth with one win from their past eight matches.

Caley Thistle took the lead just before half-time when Aaron Doran clipped a George Oakley through ball past Harry Lewis from 12 yards.

Scott McDonald scorned a good chance to equalise for the Tangerines in the second half.

Dundee United, who occupy the final promotion play-off berth, remain a point behind Greenock Morton.

The home side dominated the first half and yet it was United who had the first early chance, McDonald's low shot from 18 yards bringing a comfortable save from Mark Ridgers.

Paul Sturrock
Former manager Paul Sturrock, back at United in a coaching and scouting role, watches on from the stand

Oakley had two efforts himself in the first half, firstly heading over a Nathan Austin shot which seemed netbound, from two yards out, then testing Lewis with a low shot.

Doran ensured Inverness went in ahead at the break and just after the hour mark 16-year-old Daniel Mackay had his shot saved by Lewis.

The United keeper had to again look lively low to his left to thwart a Charlie Trafford drive.

McDonald's shot from 14 yards flew over the bar as United passed up a chance to level.

Inverness quickly hit back with MacKay racing in on goal only for Lewis to block the shot with his chest.

Line-ups

Inverness CT

Formation 4-3-3

  • 28Ridgers
  • 22McKay
  • 5Warren
  • 23Donaldson
  • 3TremarcoBooked at 33mins
  • 7Polworth
  • 11VigursBooked at 90mins
  • 24TraffordSubstituted forChalmersat 81'minutes
  • 8AustinSubstituted forMackayat 60'minutesBooked at 65mins
  • 14Oakley
  • 10Doran Cogan

Substitutes

  • 1Esson
  • 4Chalmers
  • 16Calder
  • 17Seedorf
  • 18Elbouzedi
  • 20Bell
  • 27Mackay

Dundee Utd

Formation 3-5-2

  • 25Lewis
  • 14Edjenguele
  • 2MurdochBooked at 73mins
  • 91Mohsni
  • 29Ralston
  • 16Flood
  • 10FraserSubstituted forLyngat 60'minutes
  • 12StantonSubstituted forKingat 80'minutes
  • 17Robson
  • 8McDonaldBooked at 52mins
  • 9MikkelsenSubstituted forSmithat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Durnan
  • 11King
  • 15Slater
  • 21Mehmet
  • 24Gillespie
  • 28Smith
  • 58Lyng
Referee:
Greg Aitken
Attendance:
2,328

Match Stats

Home TeamInverness CTAway TeamDundee Utd
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home9
Away4
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home15
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Inverness CT 1, Dundee United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Inverness CT 1, Dundee United 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by George Oakley (Inverness CT).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by George Oakley (Inverness CT).

  6. Post update

    William Edjenguele (Dundee United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Booking

    Iain Vigurs (Inverness CT) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Emil Lyng (Dundee United) header from the left side of the box misses to the left.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Doran (Inverness CT).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Matthew Smith.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Mackay (Inverness CT).

  13. Post update

    Thomas Mikkelsen (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Inverness CT. Joe Chalmers replaces Charlie Trafford.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Dundee United. Billy King replaces Samuel Stanton.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matthew Smith (Dundee United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Daniel Mackay (Inverness CT) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Scott McDonald (Dundee United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Brad McKay (Inverness CT).

  20. Post update

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

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1St Mirren29213557292866
2Livingston291410547311652
3Morton301210840281246
4Dundee Utd2813693835345
5Dunfermline301110944311343
6Queen of Sth30119104745242
7Inverness CT2797113232034
8Falkirk28810103140-934
9Dumbarton2869131938-1927
10Brechin2904251965-464
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