Scottish Premiership
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Inverness CT 1-1 Dundee

By Paul MitchellBBC Sport at the Caledonian Stadium

Inverness Caledonian Thistle fought back to claim a point against Dundee in the Scottish Premiership.

Aaron Doran had a few efforts for the hosts in the first half, two of which were saved with the other going wide.

Dundee took the lead against the run of play early in the second half, David Clarkson driving home from 15 yards.

But Graeme Shinnie quickly replied for Caley Thistle, thundering a shot past Scott Bain, and there was no further scoring in the Highlands.

The hosts came into the game unbeaten in their previous nine matches against Dundee and while that record extended to 10 they collected just one point in their quest for European football.

Inverness and Dundee players
Neither side could find a breakthrough in the first half

However, the third-place side extend their advantage over Dundee United to eight points, with the Tangerines having lost at home to Ross County.

Caley Thistle's early chances came the way of Greg Tansey. First, an early free-kick was eventually held by Scott Bain the midfielder tested the goalkeeper again after some nimble footwork.

For a side with just one league defeat in their last 10, Dundee started the match tamely, happy to restrict the more industrious home side.

Shinnie, with little in the way of defensive duties required, was a real attacking threat on the left cleverly setting up Doran to hit from 25 yards and force Bain to palm out.

The first half ended without a serious threat being posed by Dundee, Ryan Esson having the easiest of times in the home goal.

Dundee players celebrating
Dundee briefly led in the second half

But that changed in the second half when Dundee scored with their first shot on target. Mark Stewart and Paul McGowan combined to set up David Clarkson to drill low into the corner.

Caley Thistle responded immediately and levelled through their best performer Shinnie, who reacted quickly inside the box to send the ball across the bows of Bain into the corner.

Both sides were lifted by the goal action and went in search of adding to the scoreline. Doran hit the side net when more than a few inside the ground thought he had scored.

Edward Ofere looked to have sent Caley Thistle ahead when he met Greg Stewart's clever chip but although the striker beat the onrushing Bain, his effort bounced and spun the wrong side of the post.

Dundee substitute Jim McAllister also had a chance for a winner but could not guide his shot on target.

Line-ups

Inverness CT

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Esson
  • 2RavenBooked at 67mins
  • 5Warren
  • 6Meekings
  • 3Shinnie
  • 10Doran
  • 8DraperBooked at 57mins
  • 16Tansey
  • 11RossSubstituted forKinkat 84'minutes
  • 22ChristieSubstituted forOfereat 71'minutes
  • 15Watkins

Substitutes

  • 4Vincent
  • 7Ofere
  • 12Brill
  • 14Devine
  • 19Williams
  • 20Polworth
  • 25Kink

Dundee

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 12Bain
  • 19McGinn
  • 5McPakeSubstituted forDavidsonat 62'minutes
  • 4Konrad
  • 3DyerBooked at 79mins
  • 10Thomson
  • 48McGinn
  • 18McGowanBooked at 54mins
  • 11FerrySubstituted forMcAlisterat 71'minutes
  • 16ClarksonSubstituted forHarrisat 82'minutes
  • 15Stewart

Substitutes

  • 1Letheren
  • 6Davidson
  • 20McAlister
  • 26Gadzhalov
  • 33Wighton
  • 47Harris
  • 49Heffernan
Referee:
William Collum
Attendance:
3,362

Match Stats

Home TeamInverness CTAway TeamDundee
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home13
Away5
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away1
Fouls
Home22
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Inverness CT 1, Dundee 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Inverness CT 1, Dundee 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Stephen McGinn (Dundee).

  4. Post update

    Graeme Shinnie (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Iain Davidson (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Marley Watkins (Inverness CT).

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Stephen McGinn (Dundee) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Edward Ofere (Inverness CT).

  9. Post update

    Thomas Konrad (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Graeme Shinnie (Inverness CT).

  11. Post update

    Paul McGinn (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Marley Watkins (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Thomson (Dundee).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Inverness CT. Tarmo Kink replaces Nick Ross.

  15. Post update

    Alex Harris (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Marley Watkins (Inverness CT).

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Edward Ofere (Inverness CT) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Dundee. Alex Harris replaces David Clarkson.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jim McAlister (Dundee) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is high and wide to the left.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Edward Ofere (Inverness CT) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.