Ross County: Match Updates

Published: 1st May 2021

The Club’s website will be bringing you all the action from this afternoon's Premiership clash with Ross County from Tannadice Park, with the club currently participating in the UK-wide #FootballUnites campaign; ceasing all social media activity from 3pm on Friday 30 April until 23:59 on Monday 3 May in a stance against discrimination and online abuse.

Matchday text & image highlights will be updated regularly via this post in regular 10 minutes intervals, showcasing similar content provided on our official Twitter account on matchdays.

As ever, pay-per-view is in effect for this match and tickets can be purchased and the action watched here. Season ticket holders who qualify for a VST Pass can also watch the action here. International DUTV subscribers can also watch the full match with coverage starting at 2:30pm. 

Team Lines

TEAM NEWS | Your Dundee United FC team to face Ross County in Premiership action this afternoon.

Dundee United FC

XI: Deniz, L.Smith, Reynolds, McNulty, Clark, Edwards, Robson, Butcher, Harkes, Shankland, Fuchs.

Subs: Doohan, Sporle, Connolly, Pawlett, Hoti, Chalmers, Bolton, Appere, K.Smith.

Ross County FC

XI: Laidlaw, Hjelde, Gardyne, Vigurs, Iacovitti, Kelly, Spittal, Tillson, Naismith, Donaldson, White.

Subs: Hilton, Draper, Shaw, Mckay, Hylton, Watson, Charles-Cook, Lakin, Paton. 

Pre-Match

The boys are going through their paces ahead of kick-off at 3:00pm. Positivity aplenty!

Goalkeeper Benji Siegrist will be joining regular DUTV commentary duo Scott Simpson & Dave Hill for this afternoon's clash, providing an update on his recent injury, insight on his United teammates and following all the action on co-commentary duties. 

Match Updates

 
First Half
  • KO | We're underway here at Tannadice Park. C'mon United!
  • 4' United corner is drifted in by Nicky Clark. Ryan Edward wins the header while being manhandled, angling the ball goalward, but the referee puzzlingly calls a foul the other way.
  • 8' Spittal heads on to White at the back post, with the striker flicking effort at goal. It heads over the bar without causing much concern. 
  • 15' Spittal cuts in and swings a ball in towards the back post. White attempts to reach it but is unable; Deniz is forced to palm away to avoid it going all the way into the net.
  • 20' Quick feet from Gardyne see's the former United man get a shot away in the box, but smashes the ball into the side netting. 
  • 24' Goal County. Spittal dinks a ball across goal from the left and White is on hand to head across Deniz into the net. 0-1
  • 28' Goal County. Iacovitti pops up at the back post to head home from the corner. Deniz makes a tremendous diving save but the linesman adjudges the ball has crossed the line. 0-2
  • 39' Clark takes aim with a free-kick just right of the edge of the box. He clears the wall but can't get the dip required to hit the target. 
  • 43' Iacovitti is given the first yellow of the day for a naughty challenge on McNulty on halfway. Referee Kevin Clancy is required to separate the two players.
  • 45' There will be one-minute additional time.
Half Time 

UNITED 0-2 COUNTY | Two quickfire goals midway through the half put United behind at the break.

Second Half

  • KO | We're back underway here at Tannadice Park. Let's get back into this, United!
  • 57' United Subs | ON: Chalmers, Pawlett, Appere. OFF: Shankland, Harkes, McNulty
  • 60' The subs make an instant impact. Appere holds up nicely at the edge of the box and lays off to Chalmers, who cuts in on his left foot and curls a shot at goal. The Our Academy Graduate is unfortunate to see his effort clip the top of the bar and out to the relief of Laidlaw.
  • 64' United Sub | ON: K.Smith. OFF: Reynolds
  • 71' Spittal is yellowed for a rash challenge on Chalmers.
  • 72' United Sub | ON: Hoti. OFF: Fuchs.
  • 73' Vigurs is next in the referee's book, receiving a yellow after leading with the elbow during the aerial duel
  • 75' County Sub | ON: Charles-Cook OFF: Spittal 
  • 82' Deniz makes an excellent save to tip a County effort onto the bar. Charles-Cook follows up on the rebound but Deniz makes the angle tight forcing the forward to hit the post. 
  • 85' White takes aim from range and forces Deniz into another fine stop, tipping the bottom corner bound shot around the post and out for a corner.
  • 90' County Sub | ON: Lakin OFF: Gardyne
  • 90' There will be four additional minutes in the match 
Full Time

UNITED 0-2 COUNTY | A quickfire double in the first half is enough to see the visitors take the three points.