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Summary

  1. St Mirren (Mullen) 1-1 Dundee United (Clark PEN) - Saints win 2-0 on penalties
  2. Baird handball gives Clark chance to convert from spot to open scoring
  3. Within three minutes St Mirren pull level as Mullen drills volley into bottom corner
  4. Nazon shown straight red in extra-time for elbow on Connolly
  5. Sides drew 0-0 in Thursday's first leg, away goals rule not in play
  6. Get involved #BBCSportScot

Live Reporting

By Clive Lindsay

All times stated are UK

  1. St Mirren complete double over Dundee

    FT: St Mirren 1-1 Dundee United (agg 1-1, 2-0 pens)

    What a dramatic way to finish the domestic season in Scotland.

    After a thrilling and historic treble treble win for Celtic over Hearts in yesterday's Scottish Cup final, one thought they couldn't have had us more on the edge of our seats.

    But they did, as St Mirren and Dundee United took us all the way through two legs of their final before the Paisley side prevailed on penalty kicks.

    We'll see the Buddies back in Premiership action for a second successive season.

    Having edged out Dundee to avoid automatic relegation, they have now consigned United to a fourth consecutive season in what will be a highly competitive Championship again after the summer break.

    St Mirren's Kyle McAllister, Danny Mullen, Cammy McPherson, and Kyle Magennis celebrate
    Image caption: St Mirren's Kyle McAllister, Danny Mullen, Cammy McPherson, and Kyle Magennis were delighted
    Dundee United's Peter Pawlett is consoled by a fan
    Image caption: Dundee United's Peter Pawlett was consoled by a fan
  2. Cooking up man of match

    FT: St Mirren 1-1 Dundee United (agg 1-1, 2-0 pens)

    Despite the heroics of both goalkeepers, St Mirren striker Cody Cooke is your surprise choice as man of the match!

    Man
    St Mirren fans invade the pitch
    Image caption: St Mirren fans invaded the pitch in collective delight
  3. Dramatic Paisley finish

    FT: St Mirren 1-1 Dundee United (agg 1-1, 2-0 pens)

    You can now read Richard Winton's report of how an engrossing Premiership Play-off final second leg day unfolded at Simple Digital Arena.

    St Mirren escape relegation by beating United on penalties

    Saints celebrate

    St Mirren secure their Scottish Premiership safety with a dramatic penalty shootout win over Dundee United in the play-off final.

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  4. Kearney appears to be staying too

    FT: St Mirren 1-1 Dundee United (agg 1-1, 2-0 pens)

    St Mirren manager Oran Kearney has also dismissed speculation he could leave St Mirren this summer.

    "Rumours are also going to be there," he tells BBC Scotland. "I made a conscious choice to come across here and try to improve myself as a manager and it's something I want to keep doing."

  5. Derbies to look forward to?

    FT: St Mirren 1-1 Dundee United (agg 1-1, 2-0 pens)

    The small consolation for Dundee United is that they will have a minimum of four potentially money-spinning city derbies to look forward to next season after Dundee's relegation.

    It's the first time since season 1995-96 that both have been outside of the top flight.

  6. 'The club's awoken' - Neilson

    St Mirren 1-1 Dundee United (agg 1-1; 2-0 pens)

    Dundee United head coach Robbie Neilson is positive about the future of the club despite facing a fourth year in the Championship.

    "I think you can see the club's awoken again," he tells BBC Radio Scotland. "We're moving forward in the right direction and Dundee United will be back, it just won't be this year.

    "It's the cruellest of ways to lose in a penalty shoot-out. Over the course, the two teams couldn't be separated. We're just disappointed fortune didn't favour us in the penalty shootout.

    "At least the boys went up and took them as it can be a very difficult thing to do. At the end of the day, we've failed to do it. Now we look forward to coming back pre-season and making sure we have a good start next season."

  7. Shoot-out win 'written in the stars'

    FT: St Mirren 1-1 Dundee United (agg 1-1, 20 pens)

    St Mirren manager Oran Kearney paid tribute to goalkeeper Vaclav Hladky, whose three saves in the shoot-out proved decisive.

    The Czech goalkeeper has been playing through the grief of close friend Josef Sural's death earlier this month and Kearney said: "I fancied it because Vaclav has been outstanding for us.

    "He's had a tough couple of months as well and sometimes you just feel things are written in the stars. It's testament to his character.

    "I'm delighted for everybody associated with the club. It's been a hell of a season with probably more downs than ups."

    St Mirren players celebrate
    Image caption: Goalkeeper Vaclav Hladky was the shoot-out hero
  8. Happy end to difficult season

    FT: St Mirren 1-1 Dundee United (agg 1-1; 2-0 pens)

    Jim Duffy

    BBC Sportsound summariser

    Quote Message: For the club and the town of Paisley, it is vital that they've got a team in the Premiership. It's been a long, difficult season. But they've managed to overcome all the difficulties
  9. 'Play-off winners' acclaim

    FT: St Mirren 1-1 Dundee United (agg 1-1, 2-0 pens)

    Richard Winton

    BBC Sport at Simple Digital Arena

    The St Mirren players are still ambling round the pitch, taking the acclaim of their supporters, and slightly consciously posing with flags declaring themselves "play-off winners". They'll enjoy their night, though, given how bleak things looked earlier in the season.

  10. Kearney does it

    FT: St Mirren 1-1 Dundee United (agg 1-1, 2-0 on pens)

    Oran Kearney, the former Coleraine boss who took over from the sacked Alan Stubbs in October, goes over to greet the packed stands.

    There has even been speculation, which turned out to be misplaced, that he would return to his former club.

    But it seems that he is staying on.

    St Mirren manager Oran Kearney
  11. Sun shines on Paisley

    FT: St Mirren 1-1 Dundee United (agg 1-1, 2-0 on pens)

    St Mirren fans join the players in a chorus of "we are staying up" as the squad are showered with water behind the sponsors banner.

    The sun has even come out to greet them as manager Oran Kearney addresses the delighted - and relieved - home support.

  12. 12-yard prowess wins day

    FT: St Mirren 1-1 Dundee United (agg 1-1, 2-0 on pens)

    Richard Winton

    BBC Sport at Simple Digital Arena

    That was an eye-wateringly poor shoot-out performance from United, who will have to endure a fourth consecutive season in the second tier and just a fifth since 1960.

    In truth, though, St Mirren were the better side in both legs. And, more pressingly, proved far, far more competent from 12 yards.

  13. 'Nothing short of incredible'

    FT: St Mirren 1-1 Dundee United (agg 1-1, 2-0 on pens)

    St Mirren defender Paul McGinn: "For the state we were in at the end of August, to stay up in this league is nothing short of incredible.

    "We had a squad suitable for League One in this country and anyone could see that from miles away.

    "For the manager to come in and keep this team up is unbelievable. Honestly, I can't believe it."

  14. Ready for 'celebration'

    FT: St Mirren 1-1 Dundee United (agg 1-1, 2-0 on pens)

    Richard Winton

    BBC Sport at Simple Digital Arena

    The pitch is now clear and the snappers are waiting at the tunnel for the St Mirren squad to reappear and huddle behind a big cardboard sign.

    Very few Paisley punters have left the ground, even if most are probably in different seats from those they started the shootout in.

  15. Captain McGinn 'so proud'

    FT: St Mirren 1-1 Dundee United (agg 1-1, 2-0 on pens)

    An emotional St Mirren captain Stephen McGinn has been speaking to an equally pleased BBC reporter Chick Young.

    "I can hardly describe that," he says. "It's been such a hard season.

    "It was an absolute car crash the first three months. That's wasn't St Mirren.

    "It was tricky today. It was stuttery. But we have turned it round and we kick on from this for a club.

    "I am so proud of that as captain."

  16. Hladky the hero

    FT: St Mirren 1-1 Dundee United (agg 1-1, 2-0 on pens)

    Czech goalkeeper Vaclav Hladky's three saves were crucial in the penalty shoot-out.

    Vaclav Hladky saves from Peter Pawlett
  17. Post update

    Richard Winton

    BBC Sport at Simple Digital Arena

    The St Mirren announcer has twice had to plead with the jubilant home support to clear the pitch to allow a presentation to take place. They are going. Slowly. Bar a few stragglers drunk with a combination of joy and relief.

  18. Cooke a relieved man

    FT: St Mirren 1-1 Dundee United (agg 1-1, 2-0 on pens)

    St Mirren striker Cody Cooke is a relieved man: "For the pens, I was thinking 'don't get to me, don't get to me' and he's [Vaclav Hladky] saved three! Look what it means to everyone. Sunny and now everyone's on the pitch, buzzing.

    "Those last 20 minutes are the longest I've ever had, but we got over the line.

    "That was the job, we knew we needed to stay in this league and look what it means to everyone."

  19. St Mirren stay up, United stay down

    FT: St Mirren 1-1 Dundee United (agg 1-1, 2-0 on pens)

    St Mirren stay in the Premiership for a second successive season - Dundee United stay in the Championship for a fourth campaign in a row.

    The St Mirren fans pour on to the pitch and the players are engulfed.

    Dundee United fans