Manager Peter Houston admits win flattered Dundee United

Jon Daly and Johnny Russell both scored against St Johnstone

Dundee United manager Peter Houston admitted the 5-1 victory against St Johnstone flattered his side.

Two own goals, headers by Johnny Russell and Jon Daly and a tap-in from Milos Lacny gave United all three points in the Tayside derby.

"I'm delighted, we haven't played at our best and won 5-1 away from home," Houston told BBC Scotland.

"It's a mark of a good team if you don't play particularly great and come away with a result like that."

Houston's side beat Rangers 2-0 in the Scottish Cup last week and their win in Perth moves them up to sixth in the Scottish Premier League.

"I've got to be honest and say we were miles better than that last week," added Houston.

"If you look at Paul Dixon's assists, three assists with the quality of the ball, and the quality of the headers from Johnny Russell and Jon Daly was absolutely magnificent.

"I said that to [St Johnstone manager] Steve [Lomas] at the end of the game. I don't think 5-1 was a fair reflection but we'll take it."