Scottish Premiership
Dundee Utd1Inverness CT1

Dundee United 1-1 Inverness CT

Billy McKay (centre) scored the opener for Dundee United
Billy McKay (centre) scored the opener for Dundee United

Dundee United and Inverness Caledonian Thistle ended up with a point apiece in a hard-fought game at Tannadice.

Billy McKay gave the home side the lead early on but a Josh Meekings header salvaged a point for John Hughes' side.

United thought they had won the game late on but Simon Murray saw his effort ruled out for offside.

The boos rang out at the end as Jackie McNamara's men were perhaps unfortunate not to take all three points.

United's struggles continue with their winless run now stretching to six games.

The opening goal arrived early for the hosts. Darko Bodul set up Ryan McGowan down the left and his cross into the box was met by John Rankin.

His effort was blocked on the line but McKay was on hand to knock the ball into the net from close range for McKay's second goal since joining United on loan three weeks ago

It was no more than United deserved after a very strong start.

The lead should have been doubled four minutes later. Bodul was involved again along with Callum Morris who played in Rankin just eight yards out, but his shot was blocked by Owain Fon-Williams in the Inverness goal.

The visitors' keeper was again called into action, beating away a McKay drive from the edge of the 18-yard box.

Josh Meekings (second from left) heads the ball home to grab an equalising goal for Inverness CT
Josh Meekings (second from left) headed the equaliser for Inverness CT

Hughes' half-time team talk obviously worked as they took control after the restart.

Within the opening minute Ryan Christie was bundled to the ground just outside the box as he threatened the home goal, but no free-kick, said referee Kevin Clancy.

But the Caley pressure paid off when a corner from the right was met by Meekings who was unmarked at the back post and he thundered a header into the roof of the net.

United thought they had grabbed all three points with just four minutes left when substitute Murray knocked the ball into the net from six yards but the flag had already been raised for offside.

Line-ups

Dundee Utd

  • 51Zwick
  • 12McGowan
  • 5Morris
  • 17Durnan
  • 2Dillon
  • 14DowSubstituted forSpittalat 66'minutes
  • 25Kuhl
  • 22Fraser
  • 8RankinBooked at 28mins
  • 7Mckay
  • 30BodulBooked at 69minsSubstituted forMurrayat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13McCallum
  • 15Murray
  • 16Telfer
  • 18Connolly
  • 20Spittal
  • 28Donaldson
  • 29Taggart

Inverness CT

  • 25Fon Williams
  • 2Raven
  • 6Meekings
  • 14Devine
  • 3TremarcoBooked at 11mins
  • 8DraperBooked at 1mins
  • 16Tansey
  • 4Vincent
  • 22Christie
  • 19WilliamsSubstituted forForanat 83'minutes
  • 39StoreySubstituted forPolworthat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Esson
  • 7Lopez Robles
  • 9Foran
  • 15Wedderburn
  • 17Horner
  • 20Polworth
Referee:
Kevin Clancy
Attendance:
6,235

Match Stats

Home TeamDundee UtdAway TeamInverness CT
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home12
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Dundee United 1, Inverness CT 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dundee United 1, Inverness CT 1.

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Carl Tremarco.

Blair Spittal (Dundee United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by David Raven (Inverness CT).

Substitution

Substitution, Inverness CT. Liam Polworth replaces Miles Storey.

Callum Morris (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Richie Foran (Inverness CT).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Inverness CT. Richie Foran replaces Danny Williams.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee United. Simon Murray replaces Darko Bodul.

Darko Bodul (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Carl Tremarco (Inverness CT).

Foul by Danny Devine (Inverness CT).

Scott Fraser (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ross Draper (Inverness CT).

Ryan McGowan (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Danny Devine (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aaron Kuhl (Dundee United).

Booking

Darko Bodul (Dundee United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Danny Williams (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Darko Bodul (Dundee United).

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee United. Blair Spittal replaces Ryan Dow.

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Ryan McGowan.

Attempt missed. Greg Tansey (Inverness CT) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Danny Williams (Inverness CT) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Carl Tremarco (Inverness CT) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

David Raven (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Billy McKay (Dundee United).

Attempt missed. Mark Durnan (Dundee United) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Ross Draper.

Attempt blocked. John Rankin (Dundee United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Greg Tansey (Inverness CT).

Scott Fraser (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Dundee United 1, Inverness CT 1. Josh Meekings (Inverness CT) header from the left side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Ryan Christie with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Callum Morris.

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Sean Dillon.

Second Half

Second Half begins Dundee United 1, Inverness CT 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Dundee United 1, Inverness CT 0.

Foul by Ryan Christie (Inverness CT).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Aberdeen77001221021
2Celtic7511178916
3Hearts75021510515
4Ross County8422127514
5Hamilton8413119213
6Dundee7322118311
7St Johnstone82241415-18
8Kilmarnock8224817-98
9Inverness CT8143710-37
10Motherwell8215510-57
11Dundee Utd8125815-75
12Partick Thistle8035211-93
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