- United goalkeeper Szromnik sent off
- Szromnik conceded penalty that Tansey converted
- McGowan strike levels matters in second half
- Inverness defender Gary Warren also dismissed
Highlights of Dundee United v Inverness CT will be available on the BBC Sport website tomorrow.
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Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara
"I was happy with the spirit and response from an early set back. With 10 m en, we were the better team. The least we deserved tonight was a point, not least the three."
Inverness manager John Hughes
"I felt the sending off for Dundee United spoiled the game. We got the penalty, played some nice stuff in the first half but once again we stopped playing in the second half. Disappointed to lose the goal in the manner we did, scrappy goal."
It ended all square between Dundee United and Inverness Caledonian Thistle at Tannadice and the gap between the sides remain at seven points with Caley Thistle third and United fourth in the Scottish Premiership.Copyright: SNS
Alan Trouten's second-half goal gave Brechin City victory at Dunfermline in Scottish League One while Shane Sutherland's brace proved enough to give Elgin City a home win over League Two opponents Berwick Rangers.
Sean Dickson also netted a double, in East Fife's 2-1 win over East Stirlingshire.
Scottish League One
Dunfermline Athletic 0-1 Brechin City
Scottish League Two
East Fife 2-1 East Stirlingshire
Elgin City 2-1 Berwick Rangers
A bad-tempered match ends all square at Tannadice with Ryan McGowan's second-half for the hosts cancelling out Greg Tansey's penalty opener for Inverness. Both sides ended with 10 men and referee Calum Murray issued several bookings throughout the match.
It was the assistant referee who alerted Calum Murray to the clash involving Warren and Ciftci, with the latter picking up a booking for his part in the incident.
Inverness Caledonian Thistle defender Gary Warren is sent off after an off the ball incident in the Dundee United box.
Ryan McGowan (right) brought Dundee United level at Tannadice.Copyright: SNS
Greg Tansey's free-kick is straight down the middle of goal and keeper Radoslaw Cierzniak touches over the Dundee United crossbar.
Dundee United forward Ryan Dow is cautioned for a cynical challenge on Ryan Christie.
Henri Anier comes on for Dundee United, with Calum Butcher making way.
But Inverness remain a threat themselves with Danny Williams and then Marley Watkins unable to convert decent chances in quick succession.
Dundee United sense they can win this now and are pressing hard as the game approaches its final 10 minutes.
Dundee United have sent on Robbie Muirhead for Aidan Connolly.
Ryan McGowan takes a fresh air shot but then follows that with powerful strike into the top corner. It all came from a corner.
Twenty minutes to go at Tannadice. Dundee United have been the more forceful side in the second half, despite their numerical advantage, but they still trail to the Highlanders.
Steven, Aberdeen: "From an Aberdeen perspective a draw would be a good result to keep CT at bay. A draw or a united win, can't see that happening now though. COYR for the weekend."
The yellow cards keep mounting up. This time it's Inverness midfielder Ryan Christie who goes into referee Calum Murray's book for a foul on Ryan Dow.
Inverness goalkeeper Ryan Esson does well to block an effort from Ryan Dow, who managed to get in a shot from a tight angle.
Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara has to find a way back into this match or his side face falling 10 points behind Inverness.Copyright: SNS
Marley Watkins goes in with a heavy challenge on Aidan Connolly and picks up a booking. Again, the home fans are aggrieved as they feel the Inverness forward should have been sent off.
The Dundee United fans call for a red card against David Raven after the Inverness defender, who was booked in the first half, fouls Paul Dixon but the referee awards a free-kick without further punishment for Raven.
The match at Tannadice resumes.
BBC Scotland at Tannadice
"Big decisions for Jackie McNamara to make at half-time because United struggled to create chances with 10 men against Inverness, who look destined to secure victory here."
Second half at Tannadice coming up.
Sean Dickson has given East Fife the advantage against East Stirlingshire while an early goal by Shane Sutherland gave Elgin City the lead against Berwick Rangers.
Scottish League One
Dunfermline Athletic 0-0 Brechin City
Scottish League Two
East Fife 1-0 East Stirlingshire
Elgin City 1-0 Berwick Rangers
Greg Tansey's penalty separates the sides at the break, with the midfielder converting after goalkeeper Michal Szromnik was sent off for fouling Marley Watkins.
Marley Watkins has caused the Dundee United defence plenty of problems in the first half.Copyright: SNS
Last five minutes of the first half. Inverness have had the chances to all but win this game but United are still only a goal behind, albeit with a man down.
BBC Scotland at Tannadice
"United are still carrying a sense of grievance, having conceded a penalty and been reduced to 10 men after just five minutes at Tannadice.
"Inverness, meanwhile, just keep racking up chances. It's ill-tempered, and Marley Watkins has been too lively for the United defenders to cope with."
Ross Draper is found right in front of goal by Ryan Christie's corner but cannot keep his header down. A let-off for Dundee United.
Dundee United defender Paul Dixon and Inverness forward Marley Watkins clash and go head-to-head after the ball goes out but the pair are separated and Inverness have a corner.
Nadir Ciftci gets his free-kick attempt past the wall but it is over the Inverness crossbar.
Inverness captain Graeme Shinnie becomes the latest visiting player to be booked after he fouls Ryan Dow.
Ryan Dow's angled shot is smothered by Inverness goalkeeper Ryan Esson. The United forward had latched on to a neat Nadir Ciftci back-heel.
Some scrappy fouling and and a bit afters results in bookings for Inverness defender Gary Warren and Dundee United midfielder Paul Paton.
This was the foul by Michal Szromnik that led to the Dundee United goalkeeper's dismissal and the penalty that gave Inverness the lead.Copyright: SNS
United respond and Ryan Dow flashes a shot wide of Ryan Esson's goal.
Inverness threaten again with an nice one-two between Marley Watkins and Nick Ross sending the former through but Ryan McGowan gets back to avert the danger.
Greg Tansey celebrates after converting the penalty that gave Inverness the lead against Dundee United.Copyright: SNS
How will United respond to such an early set back? Down to 10 men and a goal down after 10 minutes...
Greg Tansey converts from 12 yards to give Inverness the lead against 10-man Dundee United.
Radoslaw Cierzniak's first task is to face a spot-kick as the foul took place inside the penalty area.
The United bench deliberate over who should come off so that goalkeeper Radoslaw Cierzniak can come on from the bench and it is midfielder Chris Erskine who makes way.
Dundee United Michal Szromnik takes out Inverness forward Marley Watkins, who had latched on to a through ball, and the Tangerines are down to 10 men and in need of a new goalkeeper.
Inverness Caledonian Thistle have an unchanged team tonight. There are two changes for Dundee Untied with Aidan Connolly and Chris Erskine in for John Rankin and Henri Anier, who are listed as substitutes.
Kris, Edinburgh: "Even after recent departures, United have a talented squad. We should be finishing in the top 3 this season. Play to our potential and tonight will yield an important 3 points. C'mon United!"
Andy: "A win for Inverness tonight and the top three and European football are all but confirmed. Tonight is a must-win for Dundee United."
The match is less than a minute old as David Raven is booked for a tackle on Dundee United forward Ryan Dow.
The match at Tannadice is underway.
BBC Scotland at Tannadice
"Dundee United will be looking to recover their form against one of the league's most consistent sides in Inverness.
"The home side at Tannadice have faltered since Stuart Armstrong and Gary Mackay-Steven left in January, and have a cup final to prepare for. A fascinating game in prospect."
There is one match in Scottish League One this evening, Dunfermline Athletic v Brechin City, and two in League Two: East Fife v East Stirlingshire and Elgin City v Berwick Rangers.
I'll provide half-time and full-time scores from those games and you can check the score using the 'Scores, Results & Fixtures' panel.
Dundee United boss Jackie McNamara and Inverness counterpart John Hughes talk pre-match at Tannadice.Copyright: SNS
With both managers' sides still in the Scottish Cup, they have two possible routes to Europe.
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Both sides dropped points at the weekend with John Hughes' Inverness pegged back three times in their 3-3 draw with Kilmarnock.
Meanwhile, Jackie McNamara's United lost for the second league match in a row at home to St Johnstone.
Dundee Utd: Szromnik, McGowan, Fojut, Dillon, Dixon, Paton, Butcher, Connolly, Erskine, Dow, Ciftci. Subs: Cierzniak, Souttar, Rankin, Muirhead, Telfer, Spittal, Anier.
Inverness CT: Esson, Raven, Warren, Meekings, Shinnie, Ross, Draper, Tansey, Williams, Christie, Watkins. Subs: Horner, Tremarco, Polworth, Mackay, Sutherland, Ferguson.
Referee: Calum Murray.
Tonight's match being a rearranged fixture, these sides have only met once so far this season - a 1-0 win for Inverness at the Caledonian Stadium in October.
Inverness currently sit inside the qualification zone, while United are just below it, seven points behind.
However, the Tangerines do have a game in hand over their visitors.
This Scottish Premiership match is a big one for the two sides in the race to secure qualification to next season's Europa League.
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