Scottish Cup - Fourth Round
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Ross County 6-2 Dundee United

Chris Routis celebrates scoring the opening goal for Ross County
Chris Routis opened the scoring with a spectacular strike

Ross County gained revenge for last year's Scottish Cup exit to Dundee United with a crushing fourth-round victory at a foggy Dingwall.

Chris Routis' stunning dipping volley put the hosts ahead before Tony Andreu's sweet side-footed equaliser.

But Paul Quinn's header put County back in front and further strikes from Tim Chow and Liam Boyce made it 4-1 before Andreu's second gave United hope.

But Routis grabbed his second and Jim O'Brien's late goal made it a rout.

The second half was always going to struggle to match the excitement of a thrilling first period featuring six goals.

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Scottish Cup highlights: Ross County 6-2 Dundee United

Coutis gave County the ideal start when he controlled a corner from the left on the edge of the area and sent a right-footed volley across Cammy Bell into the top left corner.

But United replied within eight minutes after good work down the left from Tope Obadeyi, whose cross was met first time, on the volley, by Andreu on the edge of the box with the inside of his right foot.

Parity lasted just two minutes, however, as Cammy Bell could only beat Alex Schalk's free-kick into the air and Quinn nodded the home side back in front.

A Routis run and shot down the left paved the way for County's third, Chow's low strike beating Bell through the Dingwall mist.

Boyce appeared to have settled the outcome inside half an hour when he cut inside Jamie Robson and tucked away a left-footed finish for his 14th goal of the season.

But a poor back-pass from Coutis allowed the on-loan Andreu to stroke home his second just before half-time to keep United in it.

United dominated on the resumption without reward, and County, who were beaten 3-2 by United in Dingwall in last year's quarter-finals, might have stretched their lead through Schalk's header.

But with 14 minutes left Coutis finished off a flowing move - at the second attempt - after being set up by substitute O'Brien.

The winger then grabbed a debut goal himself in the final minute from Boyce's pass.

Line-ups

Ross County

  • 1Fox
  • 2Fraser
  • 43Quinn
  • 5McEveleySubstituted forTumilityat 45'minutes
  • 28van der Weg
  • 9Dow
  • 8WoodsSubstituted forO'Brienat 45'minutes
  • 4Routis
  • 12Chow
  • 10Boyce
  • 23SchalkSubstituted forLalkovicat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6O'Brien
  • 11Curran
  • 19Gobern
  • 27Lalkovic
  • 31McCarey
  • 52Tumility
  • 63Dykes

Dundee Utd

  • 1Bell
  • 20van der Struijk
  • 14Edjenguele
  • 4Durnan
  • 24Robson
  • 12TelferBooked at 15mins
  • 8MurdochSubstituted forFloodat 45'minutes
  • 10FraserBooked at 39mins
  • 19AndreuBooked at 35mins
  • 11ObadeyiSubstituted forMikkelsenat 45'minutes
  • 9MurraySubstituted forSpittalat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Dixon
  • 6Toshney
  • 7Spittal
  • 16Flood
  • 18Mikkelsen
  • 21Zwick
  • 23van der Velden
Referee:
Kevin Clancy
Attendance:
2,440

Match Stats

Home TeamRoss CountyAway TeamDundee Utd
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home12
Away12
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home1
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Ross County 6, Dundee United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ross County 6, Dundee United 2.

Goal!

Goal! Ross County 6, Dundee United 2. Jim O'Brien (Ross County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Liam Boyce.

Delay in match Liam Boyce (Ross County) because of an injury.

Foul by Ryan Dow (Ross County).

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

Attempt missed. Milan Lalkovic (Ross County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Scott Fraser (Dundee United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Ross County. Milan Lalkovic replaces Alex Schalk.

Goal!

Goal! Ross County 5, Dundee United 2. Christopher Routis (Ross County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ryan Dow.

Attempt missed. Alex Schalk (Ross County) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Hand ball by Willo Flood (Dundee United).

Attempt missed. Tony Andreu (Dundee United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee United. Blair Spittal replaces Simon Murray.

Foul by Christopher Routis (Ross County).

Jamie Robson (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Alex Schalk (Ross County) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Paul Quinn.

Attempt blocked. Charlie Telfer (Dundee United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Jim O'Brien (Ross County).

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

Liam Boyce (Ross County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Willo Flood (Dundee United).

Alex Schalk (Ross County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by William Edjenguele (Dundee United).

Substitution

Substitution, Ross County. Jim O'Brien replaces Martin Woods.

Attempt missed. Scott Fraser (Dundee United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Ross County. Reghan Tumility replaces Jay McEveley.

Attempt missed. Tony Andreu (Dundee United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Jay McEveley.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee United. Thomas Mikkelsen replaces Tope Obadeyi.

Foul by Alex Schalk (Ross County).

Willo Flood (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Kenny van der Weg.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee United. Willo Flood replaces Stewart Murdoch.

Second Half

Second Half begins Ross County 4, Dundee United 2.

Half Time

First Half ends, Ross County 4, Dundee United 2.

Goal!

Goal! Ross County 4, Dundee United 2. Tony Andreu (Dundee United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Charlie Telfer (Dundee United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Jay McEveley (Ross County).

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