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Summary

  1. FT: Dundee United 0-0 St Mirren
  2. McMullan went close for hosts while McAllister & Magennis were denied for the visitors
  3. Dundee United beat Inverness CT 4-0 on aggregate to progress to final
  4. St Mirren finished 11th in Premiership
  5. Second leg in Paisley on Sunday

Live Reporting

By Clive Lindsay

All times stated are UK

  1. Hampden first, then Paisley

    FT: Dundee United 0-0 St Mirren

    It was a bruising battle at Tannadice. One listener to Sportsound summed it up by suggesting it was like two amateur boxers slugging it out.

    There's nothing to separate Dundee United and St Mirren as they move on to Sunday's second leg in Paisley.

    Join us then ahead of the 14:30 BST kick-off.

    But, before then, there is the small matter of Saturday's Scottish Cup final between holders Celtic and Hearts.

    Join us for all the build-up, live commentary and reaction from Hampden Park.

    Dundee United players at full-time
  2. Tense finale on Sunday

    FT: Dundee United 0-0 St Mirren

    Neil McCann

    Former Scotland and Rangers winger on BBC Sportsound

    Quote Message: If the players think tonight was nervous, just wait until Sunday. Because, if you make a mistake, you don't have another game to make up for it
  3. 'Absorbing goalless draw'

    FT: Dundee United 0-0 St Mirren

    If you want to relive the action from tonight's Premiership Play-off first leg, you can now read Richard Winton's match report from Tannadice.

    United and St Mirren in play-off stalemate

    Dundee Utd 0-0 St Mirren

    St Mirren and Dundee United scrap out an absorbing goalless draw in the first leg of their Scottish Premiership play-off final at Tannadice.

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  4. Jobs on line on Sunday

    FT: Dundee United 0-0 St Mirren

    Allan Preston

    BBC Scotland summariser on Sportsound

    Quote Message: The whole season comes down to 90 minutes on Sunday and maybe penalties. It can be the difference between people keeping jobs and not. There's so much on this game on Sunday
  5. And your man of the match is...

    FT: Dundee United 0-0 St Mirren

    The St Mirren goalkeeper gets your vote.

    Man of the match
  6. Expect more from these sides

    FT: Dundee United 0-0 St Mirren

    Neil McCann

    Former Scotland and Rangers winger on BBC Sportsound

    Quote Message: Penetration was really lacking for St Mirren and that's why McMullan caught the eye for United. You would expect these two sides to offer so much more when there is so much counting on it
  7. 'Confident we can do it'

    FT: Dundee United 0-0 St Mirren

    Dundee United head coach Robbie Neilson is not at all downhearted with failing to take a lead to Paisley on Sunday.

    "The first leg of these play-off games are very edgy, but I thought we handled it very well," he tells BBC Scotland.

    "We controlled it for long periods and had the better chances in the first half, while the second became cagey.

    "If you had offered me 90 minutes at St Mirren Park to get in the Premiership, I would have taken it.

    "These games can be difficult at home because of the expectation level. We have been there before and we've won there and I'm confident we can do it."

    Dundee United head coach Robbie Neilson applauds the fans
  8. 'We just need to win a game of football'

    FT: Dundee United 0-0 St Mirren

    St Mirren manager Oran Kearney seems satisfied with the draw.

    "Ideally we had enough attacking play to get a goal, but we take the draw and move on," he tells BBC Scotland's Sportsound.

    "We've been very good at home and the crowd have got behind us.

    "We need to do that again on Sunday."

    Asked if there is extra pressure being the Premiership side, he said: "We just need to win a game of football, it's as simple as that."

    St Mirren manager Oran Kearney applauds the fans
  9. Repeat in Paisley?

    FT: Dundee United 0-0 St Mirren

    Two years ago, United were held 0-0 at home by Hamilton. They lost that second leg 1-0 to a Greg Docherty goal.

    There are no survivors from that side, but will they suffer the same fate?

    Greg Docherty
    Image caption: Greg Docherty's goal kept United in the Championship two years ago
  10. Both sides lacking a poacher

    FT: Dundee United 0-0 St Mirren

    Neil McCann

    Former Scotland and Rangers winger on BBC Sportsound

    Quote Message: How many times have we seen real sniffers, like wee [John Robertson] Robbo, Ally McCoist, guys that just go in between the middle of the posts and get tap-ins? There was none of that tonight
  11. Ominous overhead

    FT: Dundee United 0-0 St Mirren

    Richard Winton, our man at Tannadice, isn't just on Tayside to give us the action and pile into the box of pies in the press box. He also takes a decent snap as well.

    Tannadice
  12. 'United quicker and more skillful'

    FT: Dundee United 0-0 St Mirren

    Allan Preston

    BBC Scotland summariser on Sportsound

    Quote Message: It is a toss of a coin between the two of them. Looking at them, you wouldn't guess who is the Premiership side and who is the Championship side. But United have the quicker, more skillful players in the wider areas and that might make the difference on Sunday
  13. 'United have edge up front'

    FT: Dundee United 0-0 St Mirren

    Neil McCann

    Former Scotland and Rangers winger on BBC Sportsound

    Quote Message: In the front area of the pitch, United seem to have that bit of edge. You are looking for more from St Mirren being the Premiership side. You would expect them to do that on Sunday
  14. Player Rater

    FT: Dundee United 0-0 St Mirren

    The player rater for tonight's game is still up. Anyone catch your eye? Give them your backing HERE.

    Player Rater graphic
  15. 'We are still confident' - Reynolds

    FT: Dundee United 0-0 St Mirren

    On-loan Aberdeen centre-half Mark Reynolds tells BBC Scotland Sportsound that he is still full of confidence that Dundee United can win promotion.

    "We knew it was going to be like this," the defender who is joining United on a permanent basis. "We both sounded each other out.

    "The pressure is still on both teams. It now turns into a normal cup tie to get into the Premiership.

    "We are still confident. We knew St Mirren are a good team and we knew it would be tough, but we believe we have enough good players to make the difference on Sunday."

  16. FULL-TIME Dundee United 0-0 St Mirren

    It ends as a stalemate at Tannadice as United and St Mirren fail to come up with the goals our pundits predicted before kick-off.

    But it's effectively only half-time in this Premiership Play-off final, with the combatants heading to the Simple Digital Arena on Sunday for the second leg.

    United edged it in the first half, with Vaclav Hladky denying Paul McMullan before counterpart Benjamin Siegrist saved superbly from Kyle McAllister.

    The Buddies forced a couple of good saves from Siegrist after the break.

    St Mirren's Gary MacKenzie clears from Pavol Safranko
    Image caption: St Mirren's Gary MacKenzie made a vital clearance from Pavol Safranko
  17. New arrival

    Dundee United 0-0 St Mirren

    St Mirren substitute Danny Mullen has had an eventful few days. Can it get even better?

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  18. Cooke off, Mullen on

    Dundee United 0-0 St Mirren

    At last there is a St Mirren change one minute into three minutes of stoppage time.

    Striker Cody Cooke is replaced with Danny Mullen.

  19. Post update

    Dundee United 0-0 St Mirren

    Gary MacKenzie just beats Pavol Safranko to the loose ball as goalkeeper Vaclav Hladky and St Mirren clear the danger.

  20. Post update

    Dundee United 0-0 St Mirren

    It looked like St Mirren were warming up a couple of substitutes, but so far there are no changes as we get close to the 90th minute.