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By Clive Lindsay

All times stated are UK

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    Thanks for your company today. Join us later to find out if Scotland can overcome almighty odds - and favourites Australia - to reach the Rugby World Cup semi-finals. It looks like the winners are going to face Argentina, unless Ireland can stage a late fightback.

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    You can now have a read at Brian McLauchlin's review of the action at Tannadice and we'll have more reaction from both camps later.

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    Meanwhile, it doesn't get any easier for Mixu Paatelainen and Dundee United, who next travel to face Premiership leaders and reigning champions Celtic next Sunday.

  4. Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson on BBC Radio Scotland

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    "Disappointing to lose a couple of boys from injury.

    "We had a few guys involved in internationals and we hoped to bring them off, but because of the injuries we couldn't.

    "It was a bit scrappy, maybe the boys felt a bit of pressure and against a team who have a new manager it was always going to be difficult.

    "Maybe we can play Ross County next week and have a bit more confidence.

    "It takes us to within four points of Aberdeen and that gives us something to aim for."

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    Dundee United's Blair Spittal is sent off
    Image caption: Dundee United's Blair Spittal was sent off having given away the crucial penalty earlier in the game
  6. Dundee United manager Mixu Paatelainen on BBC Radio Scotland

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    "When you look at how much our players gave to that match. Their attitude was excellent.

    "What surprised me was the quality on the pitch, but Hearts are big strong guys and defended well.

    "We were not nearly good enough in the final third and we have not had time to work on that.

    "I concentrated on being tight at the back.

    "Hearts got their lead and defended it well."

  7. Get involved #bbcscotfootball

    Max Baggins-Craig: "What a brill game. Thoroughly deserved for Hearts. Dundee United equally deserved a point at least. Am sure they'll pick up though."

  8. BBC Radio Scotland pundit Michael Stewart

    FT: Dundee United 0-1 Hearts

    "There were a lot of Hearts guys out on their feet. This is the team that trains three times a day and a lot has been made of that. I don't know if that has anything to do with that, but I've seen that a few times this season."

  9. BBC Radio Scotland pundit Peter Houston

    FT: Dundee United 0-1 Hearts

    "Mixu has a lot of work on his hands and this day emphasises that."

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    That's Hearts' first league win since 22 August. Meanwhile, United have now gone nine games without a victory and they remain four points adrift of Partick Thistle at the bottom of the table.

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    Hearts move back above Ross County and into third place in the Premiership. They are now only four points adrift of second-top Aberdeen.

  12. FULL-TIME

    FT: Dundee United 0-1 Hearts

    Hearts goalkeeper Neil Alexander's goal kick signals the end to the game as Mixu Paatelainen suffers defeat in his first game as Dundee United manager.

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    It is Aaron Kuhl's turn this time to try his luck and his curling free-kick is a couple of feet over the crossbar.

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    Dundee United 0-1 Hearts

    Maybe not. Another United free-kick a couple of yards outside the penalty box. Needless shoulder charge by Blazej Augustyn on Ryan McGowan.

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    That looks to be United's last chance to rescue a point.

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    United have a free-kick just outside the penalty box for a jersey pulling by the ailing Jordan McGhee, but Aidan Connolly's curling free-kick is straight at goalkeeper Neil Alexander.

  17. RED CARD

    Dundee United 0-1 Hearts

    Blair Spittal's day goes from bad to worse as he is sent off for tripping Sam Nicholson as the midfielder attempted to break out of defence. The United midfielder, of course, was the man who conceded the penalty.

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    The struggling Jordan McGhee heads clear for Hearts and goes down like a skittle inside his own penalty box.

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    United have six minutes of stoppage time in which to fashion an equaliser they haven't threatened so far!

  20. YELLOW CARD

    Dundee United 0-1 Hearts

    Yet another booking for United as Blair Spittal fells Osman Sow. That's not what the home side want to be doing at this stage.

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    Hearts striker Osman Sow is now receiving treatment for cramp. Hearts are falling like flies. Surely United need to take advantage and there will be minutes to add on by the referee.

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    Hearts full-back Jordan McGhee is toiling at the moment. It seems he has picked up an injury, but head coach Robbie Neilson has used all three substitutes. Sam Nicholson is also struggling in midfield. Can United exploit the situation in the final minutes?

  23. BBC Radio Scotland pundit Michael Stewart

    Dundee United 0-1 Hearts

    "Hearts on a poor run, it has been a poor second half, but Robbie Neilson will not care a jot if it ends up this way."

  24. BBC Radio Scotland pundit Peter Houston

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    "It has been pretty scrappy, stop-start, stop-start and very niggly in the second half."

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    Dundee United manager Mixu Paatelainen
    Image caption: Dundee United manager Mixu Paatelainen has much to ponder with his team trailing in his first match in charge
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    Hearts striker Juanma makes a bid for the Oscars as he goes down clutching his throat under a challenge from Aaron Kuhl and he rolls about on the turf as play rages on.

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    Another moment of madness for United goalkeeper Luis Zwick as he comes out to a corner but misses the ball completely. Fortunately for the German, the ball goes wide of the back post.

  28. YELLOW CARD

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    United midfielder Jon Rankin is booked for a late tackle on Juanma as the game becomes increasingly towsy.

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    United goalkeeper Luis Zwick gives manager Mixu Paatelainen and the home fans kittens as he delays a clearance and he is fortunate that the ricochet off Osman Sow spins for a goal-kick.

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    United get a rare shot on target, but Billy Mckay's shot on the turn from the edge of the penalty box is straight at goalkeeper Neil Alexander.

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    Hearts make two changes, with Morgaro Gomis and Liam Smith coming on for the injured duo.

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    Miguel Pallardo has limped back on to the pitch, but his side are still a man down as the midfielder collapses again on the turf. The United fans are raging at the delay.

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    Hearts full-back Juwon Oshaniwa looks likely to be replaced, with the Nigeria international receiving treatment along with team-mate Miguel Pallardo.

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    Blair Spittal upends Sam Nicholson
    Image caption: Blair Spittal upended Sam Nicholson to hand Hearts the opportunity to open the scoring from the penalty spot
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    So close to a second goal for Hearts as Juanma's shot is blocked by Luis Zwick after a fine run by Osman Sow and the goalkeeper manages to save at the feet of Sam Nicholson as the midfielder looked poised to pounce on the rebound.

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    Hearts goalkeeper Neil Alexander has to flap clear at the back post as he rises to meet a cross to the back post as United start to exert some pressure.

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    United are on a four-game unbeaten run against Hearts, although they have not faced one another since March 2014 because of the Edinburgh side's season in the Championship.

    Hearts' last victory at Tannadice came in September 2012, since when they have drawn once and lost twice at United's ground.

  38. YELLOW CARD

    Dundee United 0-1 Hearts

    Former Hearts defender Ryan McGowan is booked for a blatant block on striker Osman Sow. Juanma is unable to get a header on target following the free-kick.

  39. KICK-OFF

    Dundee United 0-1 Hearts

    United kick off with new manager Mixu Paatelainen having made a change at half-time with Adam Taggart, who is on loan from Fulham, replacing the ineffectual Darko Bodul up front.

  40. BBC Radio Scotland pundit Michael Stewart

    Dundee United 0-1 Hearts

    "I remember when we had a very good Hearts team and we were near the bottom and wondered how. It is going to be difficult for United. There's a lot of young players and it is going to be difficult to get themselves out of the position they are in."

  41. BBC Radio Scotland pundit Peter Houston

    Dundee United 0-1 Hearts

    "I think it's been an entertaining game. Not a lot of goalmouth chances, but both teams have been playing well and there's still all to play for as United are a different animal playing downhill towards their own supporters."

  42. PENALTY APPEAL

    Dundee United 0-1 Hearts

    BBC Radio Scotland reporter Chick Young is pointing out that United had a strong claim for a penalty rejected after 23 minutes. Hearts striker Juanma appears to haul down Ryan McGowan off the ball as a free-kick is flighted into the box. Good spot our man.

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    New Dundee United manager Mixu Paatelainen applauds the fans
    Image caption: New Dundee United manager Mixu Paatelainen acknowledged a warm reception ahead of kick off.
  44. HALF-TIME

    Dundee United 0-1 Hearts

  45. Get involved #bbcscotfootball

    Dundee United 0-1 Hearts

    macdowa: "Given Kevin Clancy's performance so far today and Alan Muir's yesterday, can we get some Faroes and Icelandic referees in?" Would be interesting to know what you think Clancy has got wrong so far. Surely the penalty was not in dispute.

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    Narrow escape for Hearts as Neil Alexander spills a cross from John Souttar, but the goalkeeper manages to block Jon Rankin's attempt to take advantage and the ball spins behind for a corner that is cleared.

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    There's a few cries for a penalty as the ball rebounds off Jordan McGhee's foot and on to his elbow. The ref gets it right and waves play on.

  48. YELLOW CARD

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    Former United midfielder Prince Buaben is the third player to be shown a yellow card for a lunging tackle on Jon Rankin.

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    Juanma celebrates for Hearts
    Image caption: Juanma opened the scoring for Hearts from the penalty spot
  50. GREAT SAVE!

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    Danny Swanson again tests Luis Zwick with thundering free-kick, but it curled too close to the United goalkeeper, who manages to finger-tip it over the crossbar.

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    Danny Swanson fizzes a low drive from 20 yards, but United goalkeeper Luis Zwick gathers at the second attempt.

  52. BBC Radio Scotland pundit Peter Houston

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    "I think Mixu will be happy with some aspects of his side's play as they have shown they can play good football. I think Hearts in the last few minutes can be accused of giving the ball away and they are putting pressure on themselves, but you have to give credit to United for their endeavour."

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    Catching up with those starting line-ups, Euan Spark, Callum Morris and Ryan Dow dropped out for United in Mixu Paatelainen's first selection, with Mark Durnan, Aaron Kuhl and Billy Mckay starting. The Finn going for more experience it seems.

    For Hearts, Jordan McGhee, Danny Swanson and Pallardo have come in for Callum Paterson, Jamie Walker and Morgaro Gomis.

  54. YELLOW CARD

    Hearts winger Danny Swanson is shown a yellow card for a late challenge against his former club. That is the second yellow of the game by the way, the first going to United's Sean Dillon.

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    Brian McLauchlin

    BBC Scotland at Tannadice

    "Excellent play by Sam Nicholson that forced the challenge and a clinical finish by the Spaniard Juanma to give Hearts the lead they just about deserve."

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    John Souttar, primarily a central defender and who has been used in central midfield at times, looks a bit vulnerable at right-back. Sam Nicholson whizzed past the teenager and Blair Spittal gave away the penalty as he tried to rescue the situation.

  57. GOAL

    Dundee United 0-1 Hearts (Juanma)

    Juanma beats Luis Zwick despite the United goalkeeper diving the right way to give Hearts the lead from the penalty spot.

  58. PENALTY

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    Blair Spittal flattens the weaving Sam Nicholson inside the penalty box and the referee points to the spot.

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    The first time United have threatened and John Souttar's low cross has to be cleared in front of his own goal by Blazej Augustyn.

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    Max Baggins-CraigL: "This is certainly not 1 to miss, I've faith these 2 will both finish in the top 5 but expect challenge from from others."

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    A long ball into the United penalty box is met by Osman Sow, but the striker is under pressure from former Tynecastle defender Ryan McGowan and pokes the ball over the bar from 14 yards.

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    Hearts have had most of the ball so far, win their first corner and United have to scramble the ball clear.

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    Brian McLauchlin

    BBC Scotland at Tannadice

    "It's interesting how both teams line up. United have Soutar at right back with McGowan and Durnan in central defence.

    "Jordan McGhee is at right back for Hearts with Danny Swanson supporting the front two of Sow and Juanma."

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    Hearts are looking to extend their unbeaten run to four games but at the same time get back to winning ways after two consecutive draws.

    Indeed, Robbie Neilson's side have only won once in their last seven outings.

  65. Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson on BBC Radio Scotland

    "Recently we've played quite well but haven't been picking up points. We want to get back to winning ways.

    "I expect to come here today and in the first 15-20 minutes they'll really be going gung-ho, because they want to impress Mixu and show him what they can do.

    "It's important we handle that early part of the game and build into it."

  66. KICK-OFF

    Dundee United 0-0 Hearts

    Hearts get the game underway at Tannadice on a bright autumn day in Tayside.

  67. Get Involved

    Remember to give us your thoughts on today's action. Can Mixu Paatelainen turn around United's season?

    Contact us #bbcscotfootball and on the BBC Sport Scotland Facebook page.

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    The teams are coming on to the pitch and the United stand in ovation as Mixu Paatelainen takes to the field.

  69. Dundee United manager Mixu Paatelainen on BBC Radio Scotland

    "There is a little bit of lack of dig and lack of desire and to be aggressive as this club has good footballers.

    "But we also want to pass the ball and the players to enjoy themselves.

    "Results yesterday did not go our way, but points will come although it will not be easy as there are good teams above us and we have to dig deep."

  70. LINE-UPS

    Dundee United: Zwick, Dillon, J Souttar, McKay, Rankin, McGowan, Durnan, Spittal, Fraser, Kuhl, Bodul. Subs: Szromnik, Murray, Telfer, Connolly, Donaldson, Taggart, H Souttar.

    Hearts: Alexander, Augustyn, Buaben, Sow, Nicholson, Pallardo Gonzalez, Oshaniwa, Rossie Branco, Dalgado Lloria, McGhee, Swanson. Subs: Hamilton, Gomis, Walker, King, Djoum, Smith, Zanatta.

    Ref: Kevin Clancy

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    Brian McLauchlin

    BBC Scotland at Tannadice

    "Good morning from Tannadice, where Mixu Paatelainen begins his reign as United head coach against a Hearts team looking for their first league win since August. Sean Dillon is passed fit for the home side, probably to play at left back.

    "Robbie Neilson brings in Jordan McGhee at right back, with Danny Swanson returning to face his old team."

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    United have gone nine games without a win since their solitary victory of the season - a 2-0 success away to Motherwell on 8 August.

    They are looking to avoid a third straight defeat.

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    Paatelainen needs to hit the ground running with the side he inherited from Jackie McNamara now four points adrift at the bottom of the table after Partick Thistle's fine 2-1 win away to St Johnstone yesterday.

  74. Post update

    Welcome to our live text coverage of today's Scottish Premiership game as Mixu Paatelainen begins his spell as Dundee United manager at home to Hearts.