UK time is: 12:53:52
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Dundee United 0 - St Johnstone 0

Tannadice

Sat 22nd Oct 3pm

Attendance: 6,707

Dour Tayside derby remains scoreless

The Tayside derby ended scoreless as neither team could break the deadlock in a scrappy encounter between Dundee United and managerless St Johnstone at Tannadice.

Following a 3-3 draw in their previous meeting in August, fans may have expected another entertaining contest but were in the end to be left disappointed.

On loan Finnish striker Lauri Dalle Valle had an early attempt saved by visiting goalkeeper Peter Enckelman, whose opposite number Dusan Pernis held onto an effort from Kevin Moon before Marcus Haber couldn't find the target.

Defender Keith Watson supplied a cross headed over for the hosts by Dalla Valle, who then failed to make a firm connection with a Barry Douglas delivery before Frazer Wright headed Liam Craig's free-kick over in reply after earlier looping an attempted clearance dangerously towards his own goal.

Home midfielder John Rankin had an effort taken by Enckelmann ahead of the break, while Tangerines defender Garry Kenneth soon clipped the top of the crossbar from a fierce 35-yard free-kick following the restart.

Both Dalla Valle and Douglas were then wide with further headers as the hosts pressed before Pernis saved from Dave MacKay at the opposite end to ensure the scoreline remained blank.

Dundee United: Pernis, Dixon, Kenneth, Watson, Douglas (Russell 65), Gunning, Flood (Allan 81), Robertson, Rankin, Daly, Dalla Valle (Dow 77)

subs (unused): Banks, Armstrong, Mackay-Steven, Barrett

St Johnstone: Enckelman, MacKay, Davidson, Wright, Anderson, Morris, Millar, Craig (Gibson 80), Moon, Sandaza, Haber (Finnigan 65)

subs (unused): Mannus, Maybury, Durnan, Caddis, May

Ref: Muir

Att: 6,707

Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Vital Arabs Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday October 23 2011

Time: 12:25AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Breaking League News

Highlands challenge for United
Dundee United : 24/10/2014 20:08:00
Striker returns for weekend
Celtic : 24/10/2014 19:54:00
Goalscorer relieved to win
Celtic : 24/10/2014 19:41:00
McGregor Content With Second Year Option
Rangers : 24/10/2014 17:26:00
Two Games Moved For TV
Rangers : 24/10/2014 17:21:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Would Sunderland be a bad career move for John Souttar?
Suggested By:  Vital Arabs
Yes 81%
No 19%