Dundee United boss Peter Houston pleased with comeback

Peter Houston
Houston felt his side were always capable of recovering to win the match

Dundee United manager Peter Houston felt his side would complete a second-half comeback in their win against Inverness despite trailing 2-0.

Houston's men were two goals down after 47 minutes at a frozen Tulloch Caledonian Stadium before making a recovering to win 3-2.

"Once we got the first goal, I thought we would come back, although we got a break for the second," said Houston.

"I think after that went in then there was only going to be one winner."

Jonny Hayes had fired Inverness ahead early on in the match and Billy McKay made it two shortly after the break.

However, substitute Johnny Russell pulled one back for United and Roman Golobart's own goal brought the scores level before Russell netted his second for the win.

Houston admitted that he gave his players a hard time during the interval but was delighted to pick up only his second win in seven matches.

"I thought that Caley Thistle showed more desire and had a better attitude than we did in the first half," said Houston.

"I've gave the players a bit of a blast at half-time, but you could see the difference in our play in the second half.

"The whole impetus went towards the Inverness goal, so I'm really pleased with the character.

"To come to inverness is never easy, I said that before the match, but to come and get another three points, I'm delighted.

"It's important that we pick up points and pick up victories rather than draws.

"I felt, when we went to 2-1, that it was one of these feelings that we would go on and win the match.

"We did - we kept at it and it's a credit to the players and the fans who kept behind the players today. They were great."

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