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Summary

  1. FT: Dundee United 2-2 Dundee (Spittal 2; Stewart, McPake)
  2. Visitors come from two goals down
  3. First Dundee derby of the season
  4. FT: St Johnstone 1-1 Ross County (Cummins; Curran)

Live Reporting

By Clive Lindsay

All times stated are UK

  1. Post update

    Thanks for your company on another breathless night in the Scottish Premiership - at least it was at Tannadice. Honours were shared in the Dundee derby - and at McDiarmid Park.

    Join us again tomorrow evening when we have three more top-flight games as reigning champions Celtic visit Kilmarnock, Hearts entertain Motherwell and Partick Thistle make the long trip north to take on Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

  2. Ross County manager Jim McIntyre on BBC Radio Scotalnd

    FT: St Johnstone 1-1 Ross County

    "I felt first half in particular we had the clearer-cut chances and we should have been more than one up by half time.

    "Craig scored five for us last season and it took a while to get him up to fitness levels.

    "But they were important goals for us and he has started this season in great form and long may that continue.

    "You have got to credit St Johnstone, they started the second half better and we had to defend for our lives.

    "But our defence stood up to it well. I am very optimistic, I like what I am seeing and I think there's more to come."

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    FT: Dundee United 2-2 Dundee

    Dundee United midfielder John Rankin shows his disappointment
    Image caption: Dundee United midfielder John Rankin was left disappointed at the final whistle at Tannadice
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    FT: Dundee United 2-2 Dundee

    James McPake wheels away after his equaliser for Dundee
    Image caption: James McPake equalised for Dundee in the final seconds against Dundee United at Tannadice
  5. St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright on BBC Radio Scotland

    FT: St Johnstone 1-1 Ross County

    "I thought both sides deserve a lot of credit.

    "We need to find a way to keep a clean sheet. I think that's all we need to start winning games.

    "I thought we played extremely well and created a lot of chances and credit to Ross County - I thought they defended well.

    "I thought we should have won it, but maybe Jim McIntyre thinks the same of his team."

  6. Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara on BBC Radio Scotland

    FT: Dundee United 2-2 Dundee

    "Especially going 2-0 up, I thought we were comfortable.

    "But we were a bit naive letting Greg Stewart on to his left foot for their first goal.

    "Dundee were the better team in the first half and our young keeper has kept it at 0-0, but it was a terrific game.

    "I am delighted with the youngsters and I thought they were excellent.

    "I thought Blair Spittal was fantastic and scored two superb goals and he will only get better."

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    FT: Dundee United 2-2 Dundee

    Paul Hartley said of his first goalscorer: "Greg Stewart has ambitions, We want to keep Greg and we don't need to sell him."

    Of the second, James McPake, the defender who went up front in the final minutes: "James started as a striker and we sent him up there and he showed great desire."

  8. Dundee manager Paul Hartley on BBC Radio Scotland

    FT: Dundee United 2-2 Dundee

    "Unbelievable. First half, we keep saying we can't keep creating chances and not scoring. We need to be more ruthless.

    "Key moment was when Kevin Thomson went off. We lost our flow.

    "Maybe last year we would have lost that game, but we have found a fighting spirit in the squad."

  9. BBC Radio Scotland pundit Peter Houston

    FT: Dundee United 2-2 Dundee

    "It will feel like a defeat for the United fans and for the players and it will feel like a win for Dundee. It was a brilliant match and United were excellent in the second half."

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    FT: Dundee United 2-2 Dundee

    Greg Stewart (centre) celebrates his goal for Dundee
    Image caption: Greg Stewart's goal for Dundee brought the Dark Blues back into the game at Tannadice
  11. Dundee defender James McPake on BBC Radio Scotland

    FT: Dundee United 2-2 Dundee

    "We were disappointed with the way we played.

    "We failed to take our chances when we were on top and we lost two sloppy goals

    "Delighted at the way we came back when the game looked to have gone, but the overall feeling is disappointment."

  12. FULL-TIME

    FT: Dundee United 2-2 Dundee

    A tale of two keepers in a thrilling finale as Scott Bain saves from Simon Murray at one end then Dundee race to the other end and capitalise on Luis Zwick's inability to hold Gary Harkins' shot.

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    Dundee United 2-2 Dundee (James McPake)

    James McPake looks to have saved the day for Dundee as Gary Harkins' low drive from 20 yards is blocked by Luis Zwick, but the goalkeeper is unable to hold and the Dundee defender slides in to stab home the equaliser.

  14. HITS THE WOODWORK

    Dundee United 2-1 Dundee

    Simon Murray fires the ball off the crossbar as United go close to a third. Goalkeeper Scott Bain got a superb touch to turn the shot onto the woodwork.

  15. FULL-TIME

    St Johnstone 1-1 Ross County

    It ends all square in Perth. Probably a fair result with both sides having their chances and taking just the one each.

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    Dundee United 2-1 Dundee

    Dundee's Scott Bain was fortunate to get away with that as he struck Simon Murray as he tried to clear, but it spun back into the goalkeeper's arms.

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    Dundee United 2-1 Dundee

    United's young side are showing great maturity by retaining possession near the corner flag down the Dundee end to waste valuable time as we enter stoppage time - four minutes of it.

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    St Johnstone 1-1 Ross County

    The second half has been largely hustle and bustle at McDiarmid Park, but the chances haven't been quite as clear cut as they were in the first 45, with many a poor pass and slack final ball.

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    Dundee United 2-1 Dundee

    Blair Spittal is terrorising the Dundee defence as he weaves his way through a sea of legs and strikes a powerful low drive just wide of the far post.

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    Dundee United 2-1 Dundee

    Blair Spittal celebrates scoring for Dundee United
    Image caption: Blair Spittal scored twice in two minutes at Tannadice to put United in control against Dundee
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    Dundee United 2-1 Dundee

    It is end-to-end stuff at Tannadice and Blair Spittal goes close to his hat-trick again as he fires into the side netting.

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    Dundee United 2-1 Dundee (Greg Stewart)

    Game on at Tannadice as Greg Stewart works himself some room on the left hand of the United penalty box and curls a left-foot drive into the far corner of the net.

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    St Johnstone 1-1 Ross County

    St Johnstone celebrate Graham Cummins' equaliser
    Image caption: Graham Cummins' third goal in three games has levelled the score for St Johnstone against Ross County
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    Dundee United 2-0 Dundee

    It is Paul McGowan's turn to show neat footwork outside the penalty box and the Dundee midfielder's curling drive with the outside of the boot is clutched out of the air by Luis Zwick.

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    Dundee United 2-0 Dundee

    Blair Spittal goes close to a hat-trick as he fires a curling free-kick from 20 yards towards the far post and it is pushed away by goalkeeper Scott Bain.

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    Dundee United 2-0 Dundee

    Dundee United fan's hat
    Image caption: A Dundee United fan shows his campaign medals
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    Dundee United 2-0 Dundee

    Richard Wilson

    BBC Scotland at Dens Park

    "The second half has been much more open and a moment of individual brilliance by Blair Spittal provided United with an advantage. Then Erskine's excellent pass created a second for Spittal. Dundee have looked shell shocked ever since they lost their experienced midfield pivot, Kevin Thomson, to injury. United have taken full advantage."

  28. YELLOW CARD

    Dundee United 2-0 Dundee

    Dundee substitute Nicky Low is immediately yellow carded for his first challenge.

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    Dundee United 2-0 Dundee

    Dundee manager Paul Hartley makes a change, with striker Kane Hemmings being withdrawn and midfielder Nicky Low coming on. Meanwhile, United boss Jackie McNamara bolsters his midfield with Charlie Telfer replacing Darko Bodul.

  30. BBC Radio Scotland pundit Peter Houston

    Dundee United 2-0 Dundee

    "United own this fixture. It is 11 years since Dundee have won here. Kevin Thomson's exit has been pivotal. Dundee have missed his composure in the centre of the park."

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    Dundee United 2-0 Dundee (Blair Spittal)

    Two goals in two minutes from Blair Spittal as John Souttar wins the ball in the centre of the park, Chris Erskine plays an inch-perfect ball behind the defence and the 19-year-old midfielder powers the ball past Scott Bain from 15 yards.

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    Dundee United 1-0 Dundee (Blair Spittal)

    Blair Spittal shows superb footwork to gather a through ball to the edge of the penalty box from John Rankin. The young midfielder sidesteps James McPake and fires a low drive with the outside of his boot past goalkeeper Scott Bain.

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    Dundee United 0-0 Dundee

    United make a couple of changes, with two midfielders coming off and a striker and midfielder coming on. Scott Fraser and Aidan Connolly are replaced with Simon Murray and Chris Erskine.

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    Dundee United 0-0 Dundee

    A good block in front of goal by Mark Durnan denies Rory Loy a scoring chance. Paul McGowan was clear to his side if the striker had only looked up and spotted his team-mate.

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    Dundee United 0-0 Dundee

    Dundee substitute Paul McGowan, of course, is free to play for the first time in evening games after the end of the curfew that was imposed as part of a 16-week tagging order for attacking a police officer.

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    Dundee United 0-0 Dundee

    It is Aidan Connolly testing Scott Bain this time with a volley from the edge of the penalty area, but it is straight at the goalkeeper.

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    Dundee United 0-0 Dundee

    John Rankin powers a low drive from 30 yards that is pushed away at the near post by Dundee goalkeeper Scott Bain. The Terrors having come to life shooting towards their own fans as their former manager, Peter Houston, predected earlier.

  38. GOAL

    St Johnstone 1-1 Ross County (Graham Cummins)

    Graham Cummins does it again for St Johnstone. Fresh from scoring Saints' equaliser against Inverness on Saturday, the forward nets with a low shot into the corner. Game on.

  39. Post update

    Dundee United 0-0 Dundee

    Dundee captain Kevin Thomson has to go off having picked up a knock, with Paul McGowan on his place. Thomson has had terrible problems with injuries down the years, so let's hope it is not too serious.

  40. KICK-OFF

    Dundee United 0-0 Dundee

    And we are off at Tannadice, where the home side will have to improve on a pretty disappointing first half when they rarely threatened their city rivals.

  41. KICK-OFF

    St Johnstone 0-1 Ross County

    County kick-off at McDiarmid Park looking to continue their promising start to the season in Perth.

  42. BBC Radio Scotland pundit Peter Houston

    HT: Dundee United 0-0 Dundee

    "The big difference for United in this half could be they are shooting down hill. I have seen it countless times when they have turned a game round round when the United fans suck the ball towards that goal."

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    HT: Dundee United 0-0 Dundee

    Dundee striker Greg Stewart is tackled by Dundee United's Mark Durnan
    Image caption: Dundee striker Greg Stewart (left) had one of the best efforts of the first efforts at Tannadice
  44. Post update

    HT: St Johnstone 0-1 Ross County

    Craig Curran and Raffaele De Vita celebrate for Ross County
    Image caption: Curran (left) has scored three goals in his last two games for Ross County after his strike at McDiarmid Park
  45. Post update

    Dundee United 0-0 Dundee

    Richard Wilson

    BBC Scotland at Dens Park

    "Although still goalless at Tannadice, Dundee have edged the opening half in terms of attacking intent. The visitors' front three have been quick, incisive and ambitious, causing contact anxiety to the United defenders. The home side has stitched together one or two passages of play but haven't committed players forward to support Darko Bodul enough. It is Paul Hartley who will feel more satisfied, but United are not out of this game yet."

  46. HALF-TIME

    St Johnstone 0-1 Ross County

    Craig Curran scores for Ross County against St Johnstone

    Craig Curran's goal separates the sides at half-time. County have had the more fluid attacks while St Johnstone's forays forward have often been undone by a poor final ball.

  47. HALF-TIME

    HT: Dundee United 0-0 Dundee

  48. BBC Radio Scotland pundit Willie Miller

    Dundee United 0-0 Dundee

    "They are ending the half strongly, Dundee, and you get the feeling they are the more complete team."

  49. GREAT SAVE!

    Dundee United 0-0 Dundee

    Greg Stewart powers a shot at Luis Zwick on the turn from 18 yards and, when the goalkeeper can only parry it away, Rory Loy fires the rebound across the face of goal and just wide of the far post after it takes a little flick off the fingers of Luis Zwick.

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    Dundee United 0-0 Dundee

    Kane Hemmings steals in behind the United defence and the striker's low cross across the face of goal is begging to find a Dundee foot, but there is nobody close enough to capitalise.

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    St Johnstone 0-1 Ross County

    A let off for St Johnstone as they are too easily opened up again and Raffaele de Vita shoots straight at goalkeeper Alan Mannus.

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    Dundee United 0-0 Dundee

    It has all become bogged down in midfield at Tannadice with neither side able to take the ball down with composure and string a series of passes together.

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    St Johnstone 0-1 Ross County

    Chance for St Johnstone. A corner comes in from the left and, a couple of headers later, Liam Craig lines up a shot from the edge of the box but hammers the ball out of play.

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    Dundee United 0-0 Dundee

    Dundee defender James McPake has to head clear for a corner from under his own crossbar after a good run and cross from Scott Fraser.

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    Dundee United 0-0 Dundee

    United have a chance to test goalkeeper Scott Bain when they win a free-kick in the D on the edge of the penalty box, but Scott Fraser's effort strikes a shoulder in the wall and they then squander their first corner of the evening.

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    Dundee United 0-0 Dundee

    Dundee and Dundee United players shake hands at Tannadice
    Image caption: There was a great atmosphere ahead of kick-off at Tannadice in the first Dundee derby of the season
  57. Post update

    St Johnstone 0-1 Ross County

    St Johnstone's response to falling behind has been one of determination but still lacking precision. The home side need to show more composure on the ball.

  58. Post update

    Dundee United 0-0 Dundee

    Kane Hemmings gathers a long ball over the United defence. He has only the goalkeeper to beat, but the striker turns the wrong way and the chance is lost.

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    Dundee United 0-0 Dundee

    Almost a farcical moment for the United defence as Paul McGinn's low curling cross is left by a clutch of defenders and goalkeeper Luis Zwick and they have their heart in their mouths as it sneaks just wide of the far post.

  60. BBC Radio Scotland pundit Willie Miller

    Dundee United 0-0 Dundee

    "The high tempo makes it an exciting game, going from end to end. The quality is not there, but the intensity certainly is."

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    Dundee United 0-0 Dundee

    Rory Loy bursts through the middle towards the Dundee United penalty box, but the forward's low drive is straight at goalkeeper Luis Zwick.

  62. GOAL

    St Johnstone 0-1 Ross County (Craig Curran)

    Craig Curran celebrates after scoring for Ross County against St Johnstone

    Craig Curran nets his third goal in two games, beating the offside trap and getting away from the St Johnstone defence before slotting beyond goalkeeper Alan Mannus.

  63. Post update

    Dundee United 0-0 Dundee

    The news on Julen Etxabeguren is that an accidental elbow into the Spaniard's face drew blood and that is why the defender has been replaced. Pity, as many will have been looking forward to seeing how he copes with a Dundee derby after playing in League Two last season.

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    Dundee United 0-0 Dundee

    Nick Ross misses a great chance for Dundee as Paul McGinn's low drive is pushed away by goalkeeper Luis Zwick and the former Caley Thistle midfielder fires it straight at the German with the goal at his mercy.

  65. GREAT SAVE!

    St Johnstone 0-0 Ross County

    Graham Cummins, fresh from scoring at the weekend, hooks a volley towards the Ross County goal, but goalkeeper Scott Fox dives to his right to catch.

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    Dundee United 0-0 Dundee

    Julen Etxabeguren, the former Real Sociedad defender who last year played at lowly East Fife, has failed to return and German defender Thomas Konrad is his replacement.

  67. Post update

    Dundee United 0-0 Dundee

    Dundee defender Julen Etxabeguren is off the field with a head knock at the moment.

  68. Post update

    Dundee United 0-0 Dundee

    Dundee started the better side, but United are working their way into the game and goalkeeper Scott Bain has to come out to punch away a Blair Spittal free-kick into the penalty box.

  69. Post update

    Dundee United 0-0 Dundee

    Richard Wilson

    BBC Scotland at Dens Park

    John McGinn, who recently made the move from St Mirren to Hibernian, has taken his seat in the stand at Tannadice. He'll be watching his brother, Paul, who is playing at full-back for the visitors.

  70. YELLOW CARD

    St Johnstone v Ross County

    Very early booking for Ross County's Craig Curran, who takes out St Johnstone's Brad McKay.

  71. KICK-OFF

    Dundee United v Dundee

    Dundee kick off at a sun soaked Tannadice, but which of the neighbours will shine most?

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    Dundee United v Dundee

    The teams come out to a packed Tannadice as the excitement mounts in Dundee. There's tension on those faces. - players as well as fans.

  73. Post update

    Dundee United v Dundee

    Richard Wilson

    BBC Scotland at Dens Park

    "Dundee United spent the summer regrouping while their neighbours sought to build on an impressive campaign last season. The gap between the two clubs hasn't been this close for several seasons now, with Dundee resurgent under Paul Hartley. He has goal scorers in his side - in Loy, Stewart and Hemmings - whereas United are looking for some of their younger talents to step up, like Souttar, Fraser, Spittal and Connolly. Even this early in the season, this game will tell us something of how far Dundee have progressed and where Dundee United are just now. The former are vibrant, the latter are more uncertain, so it promises to be a fascinating encounter at Tannadice."

  74. Ross County manager Jim McIntyre

    St Johnstone v Ross County

    "Scott Boyd felt his neck getting stiffer and stiffer coming down on the bus.

    "He was struggling to move his neck, so it is no use taking risks.

    "We can certainly move the ball about quicker and better than we did on Saturday.

    "St Johnstone did not play well in the first half but showed a response in the second half on Saturday and that never day die attitude."

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    David Fawkes: "Without Çiftçi, Utd lack bite upfront. 1-0 to Dundee."

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  76. LINE-UPS

    St Johnstone v Ross County

    St Johnstone: Mannus, Shaughnessy, McKay, Scobbie, Brian Easton, Wotherspoon, Davidson, Craig, O'Halloran, Cummins, Sutton. Subs: Mackay, Lappin, MacLean, Clark, Caddis, Brown, Kane.

    Ross County: Fox, Fraser, Robertson, Davies, Foster, Gardyne, Irvine, McShane, De Vita, Curran, Boyce. Subs: Quinn, Graham, Holden, Franks, Murdoch, Dingwall, Bachmann.

  77. LINE-UPS

    Dundee United v Dundee

    Dundee Utd: Zwick, McGowan, Durnan, Donaldson, Dixon, Souttar, Rankin, Connolly, Fraser, Spittal, Bodul. Subs: Dillon, Muirhead, Erskine, McCallum, Murray, Telfer, Lochhead.

    Dundee: Bain, McGinn, McPake, Etxabeguren Leanizbarrutia, Holt, Harkins, Thomson, Ross, Stewart, Loy, Hemmings. Subs: Irvine, Konrad, Meggatt, Low, Ferry, Mitchell, McGowan.

  78. Post update

    St Johnstone v Ross County

    Scott Boyd was expected to break the County appearance record - 287 appearances by Mark McCulloch - tonight, but the 29-year-old is missing for the Dingwall side as Chris Robertson, the summer signing previously of Port Vale, makes his debut for the visitors.

  79. Post update

    St Johnstone v Ross County

    St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright makes two changes, with Brad McKay coming into defence in place of Frazer Wright, while midfielder Simon Lappin also drops out to make way for Graham Cummins, the summer signing who has scored twice from the substitutes' bench.

  80. Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara on BBC Radio Scotland

    Dundee United v Dundee

    "We've brought John Rankin into midfield. I told him before the game on Saturday he would be in tonight.

    "His experience will be invaluable for us.

    "These games mean a lot for a lot of people. I just wish I had a chance to play in one."

  81. Dundee manager Paul Hartley on BBC Radio Scotland

    Dundee United v Dundee

    "The first game against Kilmarnock, Rory Loy was outstanding and we missed him on Saturday.

    "He has declared himself fit and we are really happy about that.

    "I was disappointed with the second half on Saturday, but some of the football in the first half was terrific."

  82. Post update

    Dundee United v Dundee

    Dundee make only one change, with striker Rory Loy, who missed out at the weekend through injury, returning in place of Paul McGowan.

  83. Post update

    Dundee United v Dundee

    United show two changes from the weekend, with John Rankin and Aidan Connolly coming into the United midfield, with Chris Erskine and Charlie Telfer dropping out.

  84. Get Involved

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  85. These boots were made for walking...

    Richard Wilson

    BBC Scotland

    Dundee squad walking to Tannadice

    Dundee players make the short walk from Dens Park to Tannadice
    Image caption: Dundee players make the short walk from Dens Park to Tannadice - no chance of a hamstring injury!
  86. Post update

    Dundee United v Dundee

    Richard Wilson

    BBC Scotland at Dens Park

    "The walk from Dens Park was quiet for Paul Hartley and his players. Although, as they crossed the street for Tannadice, a Dark Blues fan leaned out the window of his flat and shouted: "Come on Dundee, let's do it." Hartley and his players wore impassive looks in their faces, clearly duly focused on the task in hand as they try to win at Tannadice for the first time since 2004."

  87. Post update

    St Johnstone v Ross County

    County last won at McDiarmid Park in March 2014, since when Saints have recorded successive 2-1 victories.

  88. Post update

    St Johnstone v Ross County

    County are looking for a second straight victory after defeating Hamilton Accies 2-0 on Saturday.

  89. Post update

    St Johnstone v Ross County

    Saints are looking for their first league win of the season and to build on Saturday's home point against Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

  90. Post update

    Dundee United v Dundee

    United won four of the five derbies last season, with United winning 3-0 on Dundee's last visit to Tannadice in May. The Dens Park outfit have not won at the home of their neighbours on six visits since August 2004.

  91. Post update

    Dundee United v Dundee

    In contrast, it was doom and gloom at Tannadice, bereft of Nadir Ciftci after his sale to Celtic and then an opening 1-0 defeat by Aberdeen. They bounced back with a 2-0 win over Motherwell at Fir Park.

  92. Post update

    Dundee United v Dundee

    Dundee fans started the season full of optimism with Paul Hartley's side receiving many accolades for their 4-0 demolition of Kilmarnock at Rugby Park. It was followed by a dominant first half against Hearts, but two second-half goals brought them back down to earth.

  93. Post update

    Welcome to our live coverage of the first midweek Scottish Premiership programme of the season. In Perth, St Johnstone host Ross County, but the main event is in Dundee, where United host their close neighbours in the first Tayside derby of the season.