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Summary

  1. United's Murray sent off after two bookings for simulation
  2. Accies keeper Matthews denied Mikkelsen
  3. United keeper Bell saved Bingham shot in first half

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Controversy in Tannadice draw

Before watching the TV highlights, you can spend your time reading Kenny Crawford's impressions of the game at Tannadice.

Simon Murray is sent off

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Simon Murray receives two bookings for simulation as Dundee United draw with Hamilton in the Premiership play-off final first leg.

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Murray to play on Sunday

Suggestions are that United should win that appeal against Simon Murray's second yellow card for simulation, which will free the striker to play in Sunday's second leg.

Will that be crucial? It is all set up for another exciting 90 minutes, maybe more if extra time or penalties are needed, at New Douglas Park as United chase promotion and Accies aim to avoid relegation.

Watch the game on BBC

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You can see what all the fuss was about over Wato Kuate and Simon Murray - and many other incidents in a thrilling game - when the highlights of the game are shown tonight at 23:15 BST on BBC Two Scotland.

The highlights will also be available on the BBC Sport website at midnight.

'Kuate's played last United game'

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United manager Ray McKinnon also confirmed that Wato Kuate will not play for the Tannadice club again after the disagreement with his team-mates that led to the 21-year-old midfielder from Cameroon being substituted.

"Absolutely," he told BBC Radio Scotland. "But my focus is on my good group of players there.

"Mark Durnan was telling him to buck up his ideas and, with Wato being a bit of a hot head, he did not take kindly to it.

"To walk off the park and show that disrespect to his team-mates will not be tolerated."

Wato Kuate shouts at the home fans at Tannadice
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Wato Kuate had a verbal dialogue with his own team-mates and the fans

United to appeal against red card

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Dundee United manager Ray McKinnon on BBC Radio Scotland: "At the time, we thought it was a penalty and we have now seen it back and it was definitely a penalty.

"The referee has made a bad decision and he has not been helped by his assistant.

"It would be an injustice if Simon Murray was to miss Sunday's game and we will appeal that red card.

"I understand that in big games like this decisions sometimes go against you.

"My players kept going when down to 10 men and put Accies under pressure.

"Hamilton were probably the better team in the first half, but we kept going and showed a lot of determination."

Referee Steven McLean leaves the field
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Referee Steven McLean was not the most popular guy at Tannadice

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Everything to play for

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The first half belonged to Accies. They looked a league, even a class, above their hosts and controlled the play.

However, United boss Ray McKinnon hauling off Wato Kuate just after the break following the midfielder's temper tantrum turned the game more in United's favour.

Even the sending off of Simon Murray, who was unfortunate to be shown a second yellow card for diving, failed to knock the home side out of their stride.

Accies, who had already used all their substitutes, were effectively down to nine men themselves because of injuries but held out to take the game back to New Douglas Park all square on Sunday.

Dundee United striker Simon Murray shows his disappointment
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Dundee United striker Simon Murray was left distraught by his red card

'We didn't take chances again' - Canning

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Hamilton manager Martin Canning on BBC Radio Scotland: "It was always going to be a tight game.

"First half, we were probably the better team and it is the story of our season as we don't take our chances.

"We have got to believe we can create opportunities in the second leg.

Accies' Massimo Donati holds his injured thigh
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Accies' Massimo Donati played the final minutes clutching an injured thigh

"We have a couple of injuries. We are already without the suspended Darian McKinnon for the second leg and now we have to see how Dougie Imrie and Massimo Donati are.

"It was always going to be the team that handled the pressure most who came out on top and we have got to make sure it is us on Sunday."

Accies midfielder Dougie Imrie holds his injured ribs
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Accies midfielder Dougie Imrie ended the game with a rib injury

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Allan Preston

BBC Scotland summariser at Tannadice

It was a stonewall, 100% penalty kick for United and referee looked to give it but takes the instruction from his assistant. Graham Chambers has let the referee down

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Wato Kuate's attitude was a disgrace and he must go out of the United exit door

Derek FergusonBBC Radio Scotland pundit at Tannadice

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It is all square going into the second leg of the Scottish Premiership play-off final and we hopefully will be treated to a similar festival of football in Sunday's return at New Douglas Park.

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A controversial game is brought to a close with neither side able to break the deadlock.

And it ends with United feeling aggrieved at being down to 10 men, while Accies have only nine fit players because of injuries to Dougie Imrie and Massimo Donati.

For a goal-less draw, that was some 90 minutes of pure excitement and drama.

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Accies threaten as Greg Docherty weaves his way into the United penalty box, but Mark Durnan makes a fine challenge at the front post to give away a corner.

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United are down to 10 men while Accies have two players who motionless through injury.

And now we have five minutes of stoppage time.

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United make a change, with Alex Nicholls replacing Tony Andreu, who has been fairly anonymous, in midfield.

Meanwhile, Accies' Dougie Imrie is being helped off the field and team-mate Massimo Donati is hobbling and holding an ice pack to an injured thigh.

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Accies are effectively down to 10 men as Massimo Donati is stuck up front because he is a passenger now due to injury.

Meanwhile, visiting goalkeeper Remi Matthews flattens team-mate Dougie Imrie, who is left writhing on the ground.

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United are now piling on the pressure despite being down to 10 men.

Veteran defender Massimo Donati is down suffering from cramp, but Accies have used all three substitutes.

Not a good couple of minutes for Accies.

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Allan Preston

BBC Scotland summariser at Tannadice

That is a scandalous decision and I just hope it does not prove significant at the end of the two legs. United have got to appeal this for simulation and it's got to be turned round before Sunday

United's Simon Murray is sent off
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RED CARD

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A moment of real controversy as United's Simon Murray beats Scott McMann to the ball inside the visitors' penalty box.

The defender clatters the striker, who is shown a second yellow card for what referee Steven McLean rules as simulation.

Murray did fall to the ground rather theatrically, but TV replays show he was fouled.

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Substitute Louis Longridge superbly sets up Ali Crawford with a chip to the back post, but the midfielder volleys his effort wide from 12 yards.

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Danny Redmond has been struggling with a bit of cramp in the Accies midfield and is replaced with Greg Docherty.

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Darian McKinnon has a sight at the United goal after a cut-back from Rakish Bingham, but the midfielder lashes the ball well over from 18 yards.

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Allan Preston

BBC Scotland summariser at Tannadice

Flood is starting to dominate the game now for United. He has been terrific in the second half. I think Kuate coming off has made United more settled

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On-loan Norwich goalkeeper Remi Matthews makes a superb save at full stretch to touch a looping Mark Durnan header over the crossbar.

However, it would not have counted anyway as the United defender was pulled up for a foul on his marker.

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Kenny Crawford

BBC Sport Scotland at Tannadice

United manager Ray McKinnon simply stared in the direction of Wato Kuate as the Portuguese trudged directly for the tunnel when realising he was being substituted.

United's Wato Kuate and Sean Dillon argue
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United's Wato Kuate and Sean Dillon argue in their own penalty box

CLOSE!

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Dougie Imrie is so close to a goalscoring touch as he can only reach a cross to the back post with his studs and his effort slips wide of United's far post.

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Accies manager Mark Canning makes his move, taking off tiring winger David Templeton and bringing on Louis Longridge.

CLOSE!

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Charlie Telfer almost makes an instant impact, laying the ball into the path of Mark Durnan.

But, while the big defender's drive from 15 yards has plenty of power, it flies just over the Accies crossbar.

YELLOW CARD

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Accies winger Dougie Imrie goes into the referee's book for wiping out Thomas Mikkelson.

The United striker is lucky to walk away uninjured and Imrie fortunate not to receive a red card.

GREAT SAVE!

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United already look more dangerous after that change and Thomas Mikkelson gets his head to a corner looped to the back of the penalty box and on-loan Norwich City goalkeeper Remi Matthews does superbly to turn it wide at the front post.

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United boss Ray McKinnon quickly takes the right decision by taking off Wato Kuate and replacing him with Charlie Telfer.

Kuate shows his anger toward a couple of team-mates as he troops off.

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After that David Templeton shot, Sean Dillon has a go verbally with Wato Kuate and the midfielder aims a swipe at his team-mate.

The two square up before the corner is cleared.

CLOSE!

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David Templeton wriggles around the edge of the United penalty box and the winger's low drive takes a deflection just wide of the far post.

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United burst forward as Simon Murray wins the ball, but the striker elects to shoot instead of playing in Blair Spittal and his effort is deflected wide.

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Accies goalkeeper Remi Matthews is lucky to get away with a poor clearance in front of his own goal.

It deflects off Thomas Mikkelson, but it hit the striker's hand and a foul is given.

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A clever free-kick from Ali Crawford, who chips it over the home defence, where Massimo Donati is lurking.

But the midfielder just fails to get back onside in time.

KICK-OFF

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There are no changes at half-time, despite the urgings of our BBC Radio Scotland pundits.

United get the game underway.

We are a third of the way through this two-leg Premiership play-off final and it remains on a knife-edge.

Kuate 'looks like a fan'

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Fellow pundit Allan Preston agrees with Derek Ferguson about Wato Kuate.

The 21-year-old midfielder from Cameroon was a youth at Manchester City before joining Akhisar Belediyespor in the Turkish top-flight and Asteras Tripoli in the Greek Superleague.

However, he looks like a player who was then loaned out to the Greek third tier with Trikala.

Preston puts it more colourfully than me.

"When I saw him before, I looked at his CV and he's played for some good clubs, but he's looked like a fan who has won a competition to get a game," he says.

United midfielder Wato Kuate
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'Kuate has been horrible'

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If I was Ray McKinnon, would make the change in the middle of the park. Wato Kuate has been horrible and keeps losing the ball. I would have hooked him

Derek FergusonBBC Radio Scotland pundit at Tannadice