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Dundee United 1-1 Inverness CT

By Brian McLauchlinBBC Scotland at Tannadice
Thomas Mikkelsen celebrates
Thomas Mikkelsen scored his second goal in five days but Dundee United could not find a winner

Dundee United and Inverness Caledonian Thistle took a point apiece in a hard fought Scottish Championship affair at Tannadice.

Iain Vigurs gave the visitors a deserved first-half lead when he nodded home from the edge of the six-yard box.

Thomas Mikkelsen diverted Scott McDonald's shot past Mark Ridgers to equalise for United after the break.

Ridgers denied Willo Flood and Paul McMullan as the Tangerines lost further ground on leaders St Mirren.

Third-placed United, who have three games in hand over the two sides above them, now trail the Buddies by 19 points and remain seven off Livingston.

Caley Thistle are eighth with Dumbarton now four points behind them, albeit having played a game more.

The Highlanders started brightly at Tannadice with George Oakley sent clean through on goal and his weak effort allowing Harry Lewis to save with some ease.

But John Robertson's side moved into the lead when Liam Polworth floated a corner in from the right and Vigurs rose above the home defence to score.

Iain Vigurs scores
Vigurs also scored on Caley Thistle's last visit to Tannadice

And they almost doubled their advantage before the break. Oakley found space on the right and his cross was destined for Connor Bell before a wonderful sliding clearance by Mark Durnan.

McDonald came on for Paul Quinn at half-time and his shot from the angle of the 18-yard box appeared to be heading wide but Mikkelsen stuck out his boot to deflect the ball into the net.

Flood's chip from fully 30 yards was dipping just under the crossbar before Caley Thistle keeper Ridgers clawed the ball away.

Then substitute McMullan created space 20 yards out and his effort looked destined for the top corner before Ridgers managed a magnificent one-handed stop.

Line-ups

Dundee Utd

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 25Lewis
  • 2Murdoch
  • 4Durnan
  • 3Scobbie
  • 17Robson
  • 5QuinnSubstituted forMcDonaldat 45'minutes
  • 16Flood
  • 28SmithBooked at 70minsSubstituted forMcMullanat 74'minutes
  • 12Stanton
  • 11King
  • 9MikkelsenSubstituted forFraserat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7McMullan
  • 8McDonald
  • 10Fraser
  • 14Edjenguele
  • 15Slater
  • 21Mehmet
  • 29Ralston

Inverness CT

Formation 4-4-2

  • 28Ridgers
  • 17Seedorf
  • 5Warren
  • 22McKay
  • 3Tremarco
  • 24TraffordSubstituted forMulraneyat 71'minutes
  • 11VigursBooked at 57mins
  • 7Polworth
  • 4Chalmers
  • 14OakleyBooked at 67minsSubstituted forAustinat 87'minutes
  • 20BellSubstituted forDoran Coganat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Esson
  • 8Austin
  • 10Doran Cogan
  • 15Mulraney
  • 16Calder
  • 23Donaldson
  • 27Mackay
Referee:
Steven Kirkland
Attendance:
4,772

Match Stats

Home TeamDundee UtdAway TeamInverness CT
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home9
Away14
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home16
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dundee United 1, Inverness CT 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Iain Vigurs (Inverness CT) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  4. Post update

    Liam Polworth (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Samuel Stanton (Dundee United).

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jake Mulraney (Inverness CT) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a fast break.

  7. Post update

    Iain Vigurs (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Scott McDonald (Dundee United).

  9. Post update

    Foul by Liam Polworth (Inverness CT).

  10. Post update

    Scott Fraser (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Inverness CT. Nathan Austin replaces George Oakley.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Stewart Murdoch (Dundee United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Dundee United. Scott Fraser replaces Thomas Mikkelsen.

  14. Post update

    Collin Seedorf (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Billy King (Dundee United).

  16. Post update

    Iain Vigurs (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Thomas Mikkelsen (Dundee United).

  18. Post update

    Joe Chalmers (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Billy King (Dundee United).

  20. Post update

    Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Mark Ridgers.

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