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Inverness CT 0-3 Dundee Utd: Robbie Neilson's side stay top of Championship

Nicky Clark's goal put Dundee United in control
Nicky Clark's goal put Dundee United in control

Dundee United maintained their three-point lead in the Scottish Championship with an impressive three-goal victory against Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

Robbie Neilson's side had lost their last three away games without scoring.

But an own goal by Shaun Rooney was added to after the break by Nicky Clark and Lawrence Shankland from the spot.

The win moves United seven points clear of their hosts, who they beat 4-1 on the opening day, before Friday's second Dundee derby of the campaign.

Inverness stay fourth, having slipped behind Dundee after their win over Morton on Friday.

Inverness CT manager John Robertson: "For the majority of the game there was very little in it. I thought their passing and movement looked a little bit sharper. They deserved to win the game in the end.

"Big moments change games and it should have been 1-1 and then in the blink of an eye we were 2-0 down. The penalty allowed United to completely dictate how the game finished by just sitting in."

Dundee United head coach Robbie Neilson: "I was pleased. We got the first goal and then in the second-half we were a bit more dominant. We got the second goal and that killed it.

"It's a very, very tough place to come. I think a lot of teams will drop three points up here. It's a good three points and we move on to the derby now."

Line-ups

Inverness CT

  • 1Ridgers
  • 2RooneyBooked at 62minsSubstituted forVincentat 70'minutes
  • 5Donaldson
  • 6McCart
  • 3TremarcoBooked at 34mins
  • 20CurrySubstituted forStoreyat 61'minutes
  • 8Carson
  • 24Trafford
  • 10Doran CoganSubstituted forWalshat 61'minutes
  • 7Keatings
  • 9White

Substitutes

  • 11Walsh
  • 12McHattie
  • 14Vincent
  • 17Storey
  • 19Todorov
  • 21MacKay
  • 22McKay

Dundee Utd

  • 1Siegrist
  • 2Smith
  • 44Watson
  • 6Reynolds
  • 17Robson
  • 7McMullanSubstituted forStantonat 69'minutes
  • 18Butcher
  • 23HarkesBooked at 90mins
  • 27Appere
  • 10ClarkSubstituted forConnollyat 86'minutes
  • 24ShanklandSubstituted forSmithat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Sporle
  • 5Connolly
  • 11Smith
  • 12Stanton
  • 13Mehmet
  • 25King
  • 35Cooney
Referee:
Grant Irvine
Attendance:
2,902

Match Stats

Home TeamInverness CTAway TeamDundee Utd
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home8
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Inverness CT 0, Dundee United 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Inverness CT 0, Dundee United 3.

Booking

Ian Harkes (Dundee United) is shown the yellow card.

Coll Donaldson (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ian Harkes (Dundee United).

Charlie Trafford (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Calum Butcher (Dundee United).

Attempt missed. Louis Appere (Dundee United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee United. Mark Connolly replaces Nicky Clark.

Attempt missed. James Keatings (Inverness CT) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Mark Ridgers.

Attempt saved. Cameron Smith (Dundee United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Liam Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee United. Cameron Smith replaces Lawrence Shankland.

Foul by Carl Tremarco (Inverness CT).

Mark Reynolds (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Inverness CT 0, Dundee United 3. Lawrence Shankland (Dundee United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty conceded by Miles Storey (Inverness CT) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Dundee United. Liam Smith draws a foul in the penalty area.

Goal!

Goal! Inverness CT 0, Dundee United 2. Nicky Clark (Dundee United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Calum Butcher.

Attempt missed. James Keatings (Inverness CT) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Inverness CT. James Vincent replaces Shaun Rooney.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee United. Samuel Stanton replaces Paul McMullan.

Charlie Trafford (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jamie Robson (Dundee United).

Attempt saved. Tom Walsh (Inverness CT) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Charlie Trafford (Inverness CT) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Booking

Shaun Rooney (Inverness CT) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Inverness CT. Tom Walsh replaces Aaron Doran.

Substitution

Substitution, Inverness CT. Miles Storey replaces Mitchell Curry.

Foul by Shaun Rooney (Inverness CT).

Nicky Clark (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Shaun Rooney (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Louis Appere (Dundee United).

Attempt missed. James Keatings (Inverness CT) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Shaun Rooney (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Louis Appere (Dundee United).

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Mark Reynolds.

Attempt saved. Calum Butcher (Dundee United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Coll Donaldson.

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