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Dundee United 1-0 Ross County: Calum Butcher strike cuts gap at top

Calum Butcher heads Dundee United into the lead
Calum Butcher heads Dundee United into the lead

Dundee United cut Ross County's lead at the top of the Scottish Championship to eight points thanks to Calum Butcher's seventh-minute strike.

The midfielder headed home from a corner to clinch a 1-0 victory and end County's six-game league winning run.

Ross Stewart, Jamie Lindsay and Michael Gardyne all had second-half shots saved as the away side pushed for a leveller.

But United held on to keep the title race alive with eight games left.

A win for the Highlanders would have sent them 14 points clear and all but wrapped up a return to the top flight.

However, United, beaten 5-1 at home by County in September, ground out a vital triumph that could have been more comfortable had Nicky Clark converted a late one-on-one.

Line-ups

Dundee Utd

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Siegrist
  • 44Watson
  • 55ConnollyBooked at 29minsSubstituted forBouhennaat 57'minutes
  • 30Reynolds
  • 3Booth
  • 7McMullan
  • 18Butcher
  • 12Stanton
  • 17Robson
  • 50Pawlett
  • 10ClarkBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 8Fyvie
  • 13Gomis
  • 15Nesbitt
  • 19Bouhenna
  • 25Smith
  • 34Laidlaw
  • 47Harkes

Ross County

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Fox
  • 2Fraser
  • 15Watson
  • 12Boyle
  • 28van der Weg
  • 14Mullin
  • 6DraperSubstituted forGrahamat 53'minutes
  • 16SpenceSubstituted forCowieat 66'minutes
  • 8LindsayBooked at 90mins
  • 7Gardyne
  • 27StewartBooked at 11minsSubstituted forMcManusat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Kelly
  • 10McManus
  • 19Graham
  • 21Munro
  • 24Paton
  • 26Cowie
  • 31Armstrong
Referee:
William Collum
Attendance:
4,290

Match Stats

Home TeamDundee UtdAway TeamRoss County
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home5
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dundee United 1, Ross County 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dundee United 1, Ross County 0.

  3. Booking

    Jamie Lindsay (Ross County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Jamie Robson (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Lindsay (Ross County).

  6. Booking

    Nicky Clark (Dundee United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Keith Watson.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Declan McManus (Ross County) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Ross County. Conceded by Mark Reynolds.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Keith Watson.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Nicky Clark (Dundee United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  12. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  13. Post update

    Delay in match Nicky Clark (Dundee United) because of an injury.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Ross County. Declan McManus replaces Ross Stewart.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Michael Gardyne (Ross County) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jamie Lindsay (Ross County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Ross County. Conceded by Benjamin Siegrist.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Paul Watson (Dundee United).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Ross County. Don Cowie replaces Lewis Spence.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ross County28176550272357
2Dundee Utd2814773834449
3Ayr27127842281443
4Dunfermline28117103030040
5Inverness CT2791263630639
6Morton28810102736-934
7Queen of Sth2879123535030
8Falkirk2979133140-930
9Partick Thistle2885153045-1529
10Alloa2768132741-1426
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