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  1. Obadeyi puts Kilmarnock ahead
  2. Connolly heads second for hosts
  3. Killie forced into half-time keeper change

Live Reporting

By Andy Campbell

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David at work in Leuchars: "Anyone who thinks united have played good football this season is kidding themselves this was well over due"

Brian, Dundee: "Well beaten tonight but still think games should be played on grass"

Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara

"There were too many players that just weren't at it tonight. For me that was the frustrating thing. They should be confident, they should be wanting to go and express themselves. Credit to Kilmarnock, they were confident. We got beaten by the better team tonight."

Kilmarnock are third in the table, at least until Sunday when Celtic and Inverness Caledonian will attempt to overtake the Ayrshire side.

Kilmarnock players celebrating

Kilmarnock manager Allan Johnston

"We showed what we're capable and we've got to show that week in, week out. We defended really well. The last thing you can do is be complacent. We've got to remember the work we've put in."

Kilmarnock midfielder Jamie Hamill

"Confidence stems from winning games and I think we've proved a lot of people wrong."


Stephen Hay: "3 clean sheets in a row for Kille in the league. Fortress. #BBCSportscot"

Kilmarnock have won five and drawn two of their opening nine matches of the Premiership season. At the same stage last season they had only three points.

A thoroughly well deserved victory for Allan Johnston's side, who created more and took their goals well. Disappointing night for Dundee United, who were subdued throughout.

Killie move up to third in the Scottish Premiership - level on points with Hamilton Academical, who travel to face Celtic on Sunday.


Kilmarnock 2-0 Dundee United

Goals from Tope Obadeyi and Mark Connolly give Kilmarnock victory over Dundee United.

Tope Obadeyi and Mark Connolly celebrate


Mark Connolly is cautioned for fouling United's Ryan Dow.


Three minutes of stoppage time being played.


Gary Mackay-Steven is the latest player to be booked after the Dundee United winger kicks the ball away in the wake of being penalised.

Not long left now. Final minute of regulation time.


Radoslaw Cierzniak prevents United falling three behind as he tips over a dipping shot by Robbie Muirhead.

Chris Johnston jinks his way into an excellent position before lifting a shot over the Dundee United crossbar.


Dundee United substitute Ola Adeyemo is booked for barging into Mark Connolly.

Mark Connolly's header doubled Kilmarnock's lead.

Mark Connolly scores for Kilmarnock against Dundee United

Alexei Eremenko takes the applause of the Kilmarnock fans as he is replaced by Robbie Muirhead.


A dreadful pass by Jamie Hamill puts Dundee United's Chris Erskine straight in on goal but Conor Brennan makes a fine block to keep his side's two-goal lead intact,

Ola Adeyemo comes on for Nadir Ciftci as Dundee United change their attack. Ciftci walks straight up the tunnel but is quickly brought back by his manager and instructed to take a seat on the bench.


Stephen Hay: "This is how Celtic will win the league. Everybody beating each other. No true contender. #BBCSportscot"


First piece of action from Gary Mackay-Steven. The Dundee United substitute steps over and changes pace as the canters into the Kilmarnock area and lifts a shot rising over the Kilmarnock crossbar.

Tope Obadeyi's poise and delicate shot put Kilmarnock ahead.

Tope Obadeyi scores for Kilmarnock against Dundee United

Goalkeeper Conor Brennan made his first Kilmarnock appearance after coming on for Craig Samson at half-time.

Kilmarnock goalkeeper Conor Brennan


Killie playmaker Alexei Eremenko is booked for simulation after going down a little too easily for referee Crawford Allan's liking.


Kilmarnock 2-0 Dundee United (Connolly)

Mark Connolly makes a powerful headed connection on Alexei Eremenko's corner delivery and John Rankin on the line cannot prevent the ball hitting the net.

Dundee United made a change in the wake of that goal. Gary Mackay-Steven is on for Stuart Armstrong.


Kilmarnock 1-0 Dundee United (Obadeyi)

Alexei Eremenko cuts back for Tope Obadeyi, who controls, takes a lovely touch to escape the first defender and then slides the ball past Radoslaw Cierzniak. Superbly taken goal and a third in two matches for Obadeyi.

Kilmarnock goalkeeper Craig Samson picked up a broken toe in this challenge in the first half, leading to his replacement at the interval.

Stuart Armstrong and Craig Samson

Nadir Ciftci's latest effort is far too high. It's been a frustrating evening so far for the Dundee United striker.

Winger Gary Mackay-Steven has been warming up on the sidelines for Dundee United.

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Paul Paton drives at the Kilmarnock defence and steers a shot wide from the edge of the box.

Conor Brennan's first contribution to the match is a kick-out from a passback and the substitute goalkeeper does not make the best connection as he lifts the ball out for a Dundee United throw-in.

Allan Johnston's Killie side were dominant at times in the first half but are still searching for a breakthrough.

Kilmarnock manager Allan Johnston

Northern Irishman Conor Brennan makes his Kilmarnock debut as a half-time replacement for Craig Samson.


Dundee United kick-off for the second half.