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Summary

  1. FT: Dundee United 2-2 Dundee (Spittal 2; Stewart, McPake)
  2. Visitors come from two goals down
  3. First Dundee derby of the season
  4. FT: St Johnstone 1-1 Ross County (Cummins; Curran)

Live Reporting

By Clive Lindsay

All times stated are UK

Thanks for your company on another breathless night in the Scottish Premiership - at least it was at Tannadice. Honours were shared in the Dundee derby - and at McDiarmid Park.

Join us again tomorrow evening when we have three more top-flight games as reigning champions Celtic visit Kilmarnock, Hearts entertain Motherwell and Partick Thistle make the long trip north to take on Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

Ross County manager Jim McIntyre on BBC Radio Scotalnd

FT: St Johnstone 1-1 Ross County

"I felt first half in particular we had the clearer-cut chances and we should have been more than one up by half time.

"Craig scored five for us last season and it took a while to get him up to fitness levels.

"But they were important goals for us and he has started this season in great form and long may that continue.

"You have got to credit St Johnstone, they started the second half better and we had to defend for our lives.

"But our defence stood up to it well. I am very optimistic, I like what I am seeing and I think there's more to come."

FT: Dundee United 2-2 Dundee

Dundee United midfielder John Rankin shows his disappointment
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Dundee United midfielder John Rankin was left disappointed at the final whistle at Tannadice

FT: Dundee United 2-2 Dundee

James McPake wheels away after his equaliser for Dundee
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James McPake equalised for Dundee in the final seconds against Dundee United at Tannadice

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright on BBC Radio Scotland

FT: St Johnstone 1-1 Ross County

"I thought both sides deserve a lot of credit.

"We need to find a way to keep a clean sheet. I think that's all we need to start winning games.

"I thought we played extremely well and created a lot of chances and credit to Ross County - I thought they defended well.

"I thought we should have won it, but maybe Jim McIntyre thinks the same of his team."

Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara on BBC Radio Scotland

FT: Dundee United 2-2 Dundee

"Especially going 2-0 up, I thought we were comfortable.

"But we were a bit naive letting Greg Stewart on to his left foot for their first goal.

"Dundee were the better team in the first half and our young keeper has kept it at 0-0, but it was a terrific game.

"I am delighted with the youngsters and I thought they were excellent.

"I thought Blair Spittal was fantastic and scored two superb goals and he will only get better."

FT: Dundee United 2-2 Dundee

Paul Hartley said of his first goalscorer: "Greg Stewart has ambitions, We want to keep Greg and we don't need to sell him."

Of the second, James McPake, the defender who went up front in the final minutes: "James started as a striker and we sent him up there and he showed great desire."

Dundee manager Paul Hartley on BBC Radio Scotland

FT: Dundee United 2-2 Dundee

"Unbelievable. First half, we keep saying we can't keep creating chances and not scoring. We need to be more ruthless.

"Key moment was when Kevin Thomson went off. We lost our flow.

"Maybe last year we would have lost that game, but we have found a fighting spirit in the squad."

BBC Radio Scotland pundit Peter Houston

FT: Dundee United 2-2 Dundee

"It will feel like a defeat for the United fans and for the players and it will feel like a win for Dundee. It was a brilliant match and United were excellent in the second half."

FT: Dundee United 2-2 Dundee

Greg Stewart (centre) celebrates his goal for Dundee
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Greg Stewart's goal for Dundee brought the Dark Blues back into the game at Tannadice

Dundee defender James McPake on BBC Radio Scotland

FT: Dundee United 2-2 Dundee

"We were disappointed with the way we played.

"We failed to take our chances when we were on top and we lost two sloppy goals

"Delighted at the way we came back when the game looked to have gone, but the overall feeling is disappointment."

FULL-TIME

FT: Dundee United 2-2 Dundee

A tale of two keepers in a thrilling finale as Scott Bain saves from Simon Murray at one end then Dundee race to the other end and capitalise on Luis Zwick's inability to hold Gary Harkins' shot.

Dundee United 2-2 Dundee (James McPake)

James McPake looks to have saved the day for Dundee as Gary Harkins' low drive from 20 yards is blocked by Luis Zwick, but the goalkeeper is unable to hold and the Dundee defender slides in to stab home the equaliser.

HITS THE WOODWORK

Dundee United 2-1 Dundee

Simon Murray fires the ball off the crossbar as United go close to a third. Goalkeeper Scott Bain got a superb touch to turn the shot onto the woodwork.

FULL-TIME

St Johnstone 1-1 Ross County

It ends all square in Perth. Probably a fair result with both sides having their chances and taking just the one each.

Dundee United 2-1 Dundee

Dundee's Scott Bain was fortunate to get away with that as he struck Simon Murray as he tried to clear, but it spun back into the goalkeeper's arms.

Dundee United 2-1 Dundee

United's young side are showing great maturity by retaining possession near the corner flag down the Dundee end to waste valuable time as we enter stoppage time - four minutes of it.

St Johnstone 1-1 Ross County

The second half has been largely hustle and bustle at McDiarmid Park, but the chances haven't been quite as clear cut as they were in the first 45, with many a poor pass and slack final ball.

Dundee United 2-1 Dundee

Blair Spittal is terrorising the Dundee defence as he weaves his way through a sea of legs and strikes a powerful low drive just wide of the far post.

Dundee United 2-1 Dundee

Blair Spittal celebrates scoring for Dundee United
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Blair Spittal scored twice in two minutes at Tannadice to put United in control against Dundee

Dundee United 2-1 Dundee

It is end-to-end stuff at Tannadice and Blair Spittal goes close to his hat-trick again as he fires into the side netting.

Dundee United 2-1 Dundee (Greg Stewart)

Game on at Tannadice as Greg Stewart works himself some room on the left hand of the United penalty box and curls a left-foot drive into the far corner of the net.

St Johnstone 1-1 Ross County

St Johnstone celebrate Graham Cummins' equaliser
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Graham Cummins' third goal in three games has levelled the score for St Johnstone against Ross County

Dundee United 2-0 Dundee

It is Paul McGowan's turn to show neat footwork outside the penalty box and the Dundee midfielder's curling drive with the outside of the boot is clutched out of the air by Luis Zwick.

Dundee United 2-0 Dundee

Blair Spittal goes close to a hat-trick as he fires a curling free-kick from 20 yards towards the far post and it is pushed away by goalkeeper Scott Bain.

Dundee United 2-0 Dundee

Dundee United fan's hat
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A Dundee United fan shows his campaign medals

Dundee United 2-0 Dundee

Richard Wilson

BBC Scotland at Dens Park

"The second half has been much more open and a moment of individual brilliance by Blair Spittal provided United with an advantage. Then Erskine's excellent pass created a second for Spittal. Dundee have looked shell shocked ever since they lost their experienced midfield pivot, Kevin Thomson, to injury. United have taken full advantage."

YELLOW CARD

Dundee United 2-0 Dundee

Dundee substitute Nicky Low is immediately yellow carded for his first challenge.

Dundee United 2-0 Dundee

Dundee manager Paul Hartley makes a change, with striker Kane Hemmings being withdrawn and midfielder Nicky Low coming on. Meanwhile, United boss Jackie McNamara bolsters his midfield with Charlie Telfer replacing Darko Bodul.

BBC Radio Scotland pundit Peter Houston

Dundee United 2-0 Dundee

"United own this fixture. It is 11 years since Dundee have won here. Kevin Thomson's exit has been pivotal. Dundee have missed his composure in the centre of the park."

Dundee United 2-0 Dundee (Blair Spittal)

Two goals in two minutes from Blair Spittal as John Souttar wins the ball in the centre of the park, Chris Erskine plays an inch-perfect ball behind the defence and the 19-year-old midfielder powers the ball past Scott Bain from 15 yards.

Dundee United 1-0 Dundee (Blair Spittal)

Blair Spittal shows superb footwork to gather a through ball to the edge of the penalty box from John Rankin. The young midfielder sidesteps James McPake and fires a low drive with the outside of his boot past goalkeeper Scott Bain.

Dundee United 0-0 Dundee

United make a couple of changes, with two midfielders coming off and a striker and midfielder coming on. Scott Fraser and Aidan Connolly are replaced with Simon Murray and Chris Erskine.

Dundee United 0-0 Dundee

A good block in front of goal by Mark Durnan denies Rory Loy a scoring chance. Paul McGowan was clear to his side if the striker had only looked up and spotted his team-mate.

Dundee United 0-0 Dundee

Dundee substitute Paul McGowan, of course, is free to play for the first time in evening games after the end of the curfew that was imposed as part of a 16-week tagging order for attacking a police officer.

Dundee United 0-0 Dundee

It is Aidan Connolly testing Scott Bain this time with a volley from the edge of the penalty area, but it is straight at the goalkeeper.

Dundee United 0-0 Dundee

John Rankin powers a low drive from 30 yards that is pushed away at the near post by Dundee goalkeeper Scott Bain. The Terrors having come to life shooting towards their own fans as their former manager, Peter Houston, predected earlier.

GOAL

St Johnstone 1-1 Ross County (Graham Cummins)

Graham Cummins does it again for St Johnstone. Fresh from scoring Saints' equaliser against Inverness on Saturday, the forward nets with a low shot into the corner. Game on.

Dundee United 0-0 Dundee

Dundee captain Kevin Thomson has to go off having picked up a knock, with Paul McGowan on his place. Thomson has had terrible problems with injuries down the years, so let's hope it is not too serious.

KICK-OFF

Dundee United 0-0 Dundee

And we are off at Tannadice, where the home side will have to improve on a pretty disappointing first half when they rarely threatened their city rivals.