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Dundee United 1-1 Inverness CT

By Brian McLauchlinBBC Scotland at Tannadice
Billy McKay (centre) scored the opener for Dundee United
Billy McKay (centre) scored the opener for Dundee United

Dundee United and Inverness Caledonian Thistle ended up with a point apiece in a hard-fought game at Tannadice.

Billy McKay gave the home side the lead early on but a Josh Meekings header salvaged a point for John Hughes' side.

United thought they had won the game late on but Simon Murray saw his effort ruled out for offside.

The boos rang out at the end as Jackie McNamara's men were perhaps unfortunate not to take all three points.

United's struggles continue with their winless run now stretching to six games.

The opening goal arrived early for the hosts. Darko Bodul set up Ryan McGowan down the left and his cross into the box was met by John Rankin.

His effort was blocked on the line but McKay was on hand to knock the ball into the net from close range for McKay's second goal since joining United on loan three weeks ago

It was no more than United deserved after a very strong start.

The lead should have been doubled four minutes later. Bodul was involved again along with Callum Morris who played in Rankin just eight yards out, but his shot was blocked by Owain Fon-Williams in the Inverness goal.

The visitors' keeper was again called into action, beating away a McKay drive from the edge of the 18-yard box.

Josh Meekings (second from left) heads the ball home to grab an equalising goal for Inverness CT
Josh Meekings (second from left) headed the equaliser for Inverness CT

Hughes' half-time team talk obviously worked as they took control after the restart.

Within the opening minute Ryan Christie was bundled to the ground just outside the box as he threatened the home goal, but no free-kick, said referee Kevin Clancy.

But the Caley pressure paid off when a corner from the right was met by Meekings who was unmarked at the back post and he thundered a header into the roof of the net.

United thought they had grabbed all three points with just four minutes left when substitute Murray knocked the ball into the net from six yards but the flag had already been raised for offside.

Line-ups

Dundee Utd

  • 51Zwick
  • 12McGowan
  • 5Morris
  • 17Durnan
  • 2Dillon
  • 14DowSubstituted forSpittalat 66'minutes
  • 25Kuhl
  • 22Fraser
  • 8RankinBooked at 28mins
  • 7Mckay
  • 30BodulBooked at 69minsSubstituted forMurrayat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13McCallum
  • 15Murray
  • 16Telfer
  • 18Connolly
  • 20Spittal
  • 28Donaldson
  • 29Taggart

Inverness CT

  • 25Fon Williams
  • 2Raven
  • 6Meekings
  • 14Devine
  • 3TremarcoBooked at 11mins
  • 8DraperBooked at 1mins
  • 16Tansey
  • 4Vincent
  • 22Christie
  • 19WilliamsSubstituted forForanat 83'minutes
  • 39StoreySubstituted forPolworthat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Esson
  • 7Lopez Robles
  • 9Foran
  • 15Wedderburn
  • 17Horner
  • 20Polworth
Referee:
Kevin Clancy
Attendance:
6,235

Match Stats

Home TeamDundee UtdAway TeamInverness CT
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home12
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dundee United 1, Inverness CT 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dundee United 1, Inverness CT 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Carl Tremarco.

  4. Post update

    Blair Spittal (Dundee United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by David Raven (Inverness CT).

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Inverness CT. Liam Polworth replaces Miles Storey.

  7. Post update

    Callum Morris (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Richie Foran (Inverness CT).

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Greg Tansey (Inverness CT) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Inverness CT. Richie Foran replaces Danny Williams.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Dundee United. Simon Murray replaces Darko Bodul.

  12. Post update

    Darko Bodul (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Carl Tremarco (Inverness CT).

  14. Post update

    Foul by Danny Devine (Inverness CT).

  15. Post update

    Scott Fraser (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Ross Draper (Inverness CT).

  17. Post update

    Ryan McGowan (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Danny Devine (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Kuhl (Dundee United).

  20. Booking

    Darko Bodul (Dundee United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.