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Andy Campbell

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    Good night.

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    Almost time for me to go. Please join us again tomorrow for more live Scottish football coverage.

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    David at work in Leuchars: "Anyone who thinks united have played good football this season is kidding themselves this was well over due"

    Brian, Dundee: "Well beaten tonight but still think games should be played on grass"

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    Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara

    "There were too many players that just weren't at it tonight. For me that was the frustrating thing. They should be confident, they should be wanting to go and express themselves. Credit to Kilmarnock, they were confident. We got beaten by the better team tonight."

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    Kilmarnock are third in the table, at least until Sunday when Celtic and Inverness Caledonian will attempt to overtake the Ayrshire side.

    Kilmarnock players celebrating
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    Kilmarnock manager Allan Johnston

    "We showed what we're capable and we've got to show that week in, week out. We defended really well. The last thing you can do is be complacent. We've got to remember the work we've put in."

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    Kilmarnock midfielder Jamie Hamill

    "Confidence stems from winning games and I think we've proved a lot of people wrong."

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    Stephen Hay: "3 clean sheets in a row for Kille in the league. Fortress. #BBCSportscot"

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    Kilmarnock have won five and drawn two of their opening nine matches of the Premiership season. At the same stage last season they had only three points.

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    A thoroughly well deserved victory for Allan Johnston's side, who created more and took their goals well. Disappointing night for Dundee United, who were subdued throughout.

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    Killie move up to third in the Scottish Premiership - level on points with Hamilton Academical, who travel to face Celtic on Sunday.


    Kilmarnock 2-0 Dundee United

    Goals from Tope Obadeyi and Mark Connolly give Kilmarnock victory over Dundee United.

    Tope Obadeyi and Mark Connolly celebrate

    Mark Connolly is cautioned for fouling United's Ryan Dow.


    Three minutes of stoppage time being played.


    Gary Mackay-Steven is the latest player to be booked after the Dundee United winger kicks the ball away in the wake of being penalised.

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    Not long left now. Final minute of regulation time.


    Radoslaw Cierzniak prevents United falling three behind as he tips over a dipping shot by Robbie Muirhead.

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    Chris Johnston jinks his way into an excellent position before lifting a shot over the Dundee United crossbar.


    Dundee United substitute Ola Adeyemo is booked for barging into Mark Connolly.

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    Mark Connolly's header doubled Kilmarnock's lead.

    Mark Connolly scores for Kilmarnock against Dundee United
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    Alexei Eremenko takes the applause of the Kilmarnock fans as he is replaced by Robbie Muirhead.


    A dreadful pass by Jamie Hamill puts Dundee United's Chris Erskine straight in on goal but Conor Brennan makes a fine block to keep his side's two-goal lead intact,

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    Ola Adeyemo comes on for Nadir Ciftci as Dundee United change their attack. Ciftci walks straight up the tunnel but is quickly brought back by his manager and instructed to take a seat on the bench.

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    Stephen Hay: "This is how Celtic will win the league. Everybody beating each other. No true contender. #BBCSportscot"

  25. CLOSE!

    First piece of action from Gary Mackay-Steven. The Dundee United substitute steps over and changes pace as the canters into the Kilmarnock area and lifts a shot rising over the Kilmarnock crossbar.

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    Tope Obadeyi's poise and delicate shot put Kilmarnock ahead.

    Tope Obadeyi scores for Kilmarnock against Dundee United
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    Goalkeeper Conor Brennan made his first Kilmarnock appearance after coming on for Craig Samson at half-time.

    Kilmarnock goalkeeper Conor Brennan

    Killie playmaker Alexei Eremenko is booked for simulation after going down a little too easily for referee Crawford Allan's liking.

  29. GOAL

    Kilmarnock 2-0 Dundee United (Connolly)

    Mark Connolly makes a powerful headed connection on Alexei Eremenko's corner delivery and John Rankin on the line cannot prevent the ball hitting the net.

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    Dundee United made a change in the wake of that goal. Gary Mackay-Steven is on for Stuart Armstrong.

  31. GOAL

    Kilmarnock 1-0 Dundee United (Obadeyi)

    Alexei Eremenko cuts back for Tope Obadeyi, who controls, takes a lovely touch to escape the first defender and then slides the ball past Radoslaw Cierzniak. Superbly taken goal and a third in two matches for Obadeyi.

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    Kilmarnock goalkeeper Craig Samson picked up a broken toe in this challenge in the first half, leading to his replacement at the interval.

    Stuart Armstrong and Craig Samson
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    Nadir Ciftci's latest effort is far too high. It's been a frustrating evening so far for the Dundee United striker.

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    Winger Gary Mackay-Steven has been warming up on the sidelines for Dundee United.

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    Paul Paton drives at the Kilmarnock defence and steers a shot wide from the edge of the box.

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    Conor Brennan's first contribution to the match is a kick-out from a passback and the substitute goalkeeper does not make the best connection as he lifts the ball out for a Dundee United throw-in.

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    Allan Johnston's Killie side were dominant at times in the first half but are still searching for a breakthrough.

    Kilmarnock manager Allan Johnston
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    Northern Irishman Conor Brennan makes his Kilmarnock debut as a half-time replacement for Craig Samson.

  40. KICK-OFF

    Dundee United kick-off for the second half.

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    Kilmarnock have been forced into a goalkeeping change for the second half. Craig Samson has a broken toe and will be replaced by Conor Brennan.

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    Josh Magennis has been prominent for Kilmarnock in the first half and came close to the opening goal when his lob bounced onto the crossbar.

    Josh Magennis and Callum Morris

    Kilmarnock 0-0 Dundee United

    No goals in the first half but plenty of chances and Kilmarnock will probably feel the better opportunities fell their way.

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    An Alexei Eremenko free-kick for Killie bounces along the turf and Radoslaw Cierzniak has to dive to his right to keep the awkward effort out.


    Ross Barbour picks up the game's first booking after taking out Nadir Ciftci.

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    John McEnerney: "#bbcsportscot The Tangerine Machine looking good enough to win the league if Jackie Mc can keep what he started going!"

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    The efforts keep on coming. Alexei Eremenko is far out on Kilmarnock's left when he decides to take a shot that bends round but not enough to hit the target.

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    The action moves quickly to the other end with a Dundee United corner and Callum Morris wins the ball before sending a shot high into the stand.


    So close to a Killie opener. Josh Magennis chases a long ball and outmuscles Callum Morris to get in a lobbed shot, which bounces up and onto the top of the crossbar.

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    Jackie McNamara watches on from the technical area. His United side struggled to impose themselves early on but have come much more into the match in the last 10 minutes or so.

    Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara
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    Stephen Hay: "Probably the most surprising thing about Kille this year is how well they have defended. Less than a goal a game so far #BBCSportscot"


    Stuart Armstrong gets the break of the ball and slides in to force a shot towards goal but Craig Samson makes a brave block at the feet of the Dundee United midfielder.

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    Stuart Armstrong is back in action for Dundee United, seen here trying to gain control of an awkward ball with Ross Barbour.

    Ross Barbour and Stuart Armstrong
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    Much better from Dundee United. Makeshift left-back Sean Dillon journeys forward and digs out a cross for Nadir Ciftci to get in a header but the striker's effort is wide.

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    Hamilton manager Alex Neil on BBC Radio Scotland

    "Dundee United are sitting far too deep. They can't get a foot on the ball."

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    It will be a concern to Kilmarnock that they have not scored during the opening 20 minutes, given how well they have started.

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    Dundee United goalkeeper Radoslaw Cierzniak sets hearts fluttering when he fails to catch a cross but the bounce on the ball is forgiving and allows him to gather at the second attempt.

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    Kilmarnock will be happier with their start to the match. Alexei Eremenko lines up a free-kick and curves the ball wide from around 30 yards.

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    Great chance for Killie's Top Obadeyi, who volleys over from around six yards out as the hosts threaten at a corner.


    Plenty of chances at the start of this match. Josh Magennis heads from the penalty spot, forcing a save from Dundee United keeper Radoslaw Cierzniak.

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    Decent attack from Dundee United. Nadir Ciftci plays a one-two with Ryan Dow and crosses for Stuart Armstrong, who sticks out a boot but can only nudge the ball into Craig Samson's arms.

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    Magennis finds space again and this time drives low towards goal but Radoslaw Cierzniak makes a comfortable save at his near post.

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    Killie forward Josh Magennis shows all his pace to get away from the Dundee United defence but his early cross whizzes across the face of goal with no takers.

  64. LINE-UPS

    Kilmarnock: Samson, Barbour, Connolly, Pascali, Chantler, Hamill, Clingan, Johnston, Eremenko, Obadeyi, Magennis. Subs: McKenzie, Brennan, Ashcroft, Slater, Ngoo,Westlake, Muirhead.

    Dundee Utd: Cierzniak, Watson, Morris, Fojut, Dillon, Paton, Rankin, Dow, Armstrong, Erskine, Ciftci. Subs: Mackay-Steven, Telfer, Smith, Spittal, Szromnik, Spark, Adeyemo.

    Referee: Crawford Allan.

  65. KICK-OFF

    Kilmarnock get the match started.

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    Chris Chantler returns from injury to replace Darryl Westlake at left-back in the Kilmarnock line-up.

    For United, fit-again Stuart Armstrong comes in for Mario Bilate, who drops out with a hamstring injury.

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    Dundee United are unbeaten in their last six matches in all competitions and have taken 13 points from their last five Scottish Premiership matches.

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    It's a rainy evening in Kilmarnock for tonight's match.

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    Tonight's match is the first of six Scottish Premiership games spread across the weekend, with three tomorrow and the final two on Sunday.

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    You can listen to Sportsound's commentary of Kilmarnock v Dundee United on BBC Radio Scotland 810MW, DAB digital radio and online using the 'Live Coverage' tab.

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    But Kilmarnock have ambitions of their own and, following last week's 3-0 defeat of Partick Thistle, three more points would take Allan Johnston's side up to joint-second.

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    Scottish Premiership leaders United visit Rugby Park looking to stretch their advantage over Hamilton Academical to five points.

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    Good evening and welcome to this evening's coverage of Kilmarnock and Dundee United.