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St Mirren 2 - Dundee United 2

St Mirren Park

Wed 28th Dec 7.45pm

Attendance: 3,811

Tangerines recover to make their point

Dundee United twice came from behind to earn a point following a hard-fought 2-2 draw at St Mirren, which was sufficient for them to hold onto sixth place in the table.

The visitors fell into arrears after Stephen Thompson was on the end of Graham Carey's 27th minute cross, only for Jon Daly to equalise within four minutes.

But sixty seconds later the Buddies were back in the ascendency with Carey converting from distance, although Stuart Armstrong quickly headed in from Gary Mackay-Steven to ensure parity at the break.

Conditions were dreadful pre-match and led to Tangerines chief Peter Houston claiming the game shouldn't even start.

However, Daly soon forced an early save from home keeper Craig Samson before Jeroen Tesselaar and Carey offered threat in reply, and the latter then set up Thompson for the opener.

That advantage didn't last for long with Daly drilling home a low equaliser. But Carey immediately found the top corner from 25-yards to again leave the visitors chasing the contest.

The Taysiders certainly achieved that with Armstrong heading a second leveller before Johnny Russell almost gave them an interval lead as Samson was required to block his fine solo break.

That was maintained upon the restart after Mackay-Steven struck an upright and John Rankin saw a long-range attempt fended off by Samson.

David van Zanten and Aaron Mooy were both wide at the opposite end and Robbie Neilson also had to clear well to deny Thompson as the honours remained shared.

St Mirren: Samson, van Zanten, McAusland, Mair, Tesselaar, Barron, Carey (Teale 75), McGowan, McLean, Mooy (Hasselbaink 87), Thompson

subs (unused): Smith, Murray, Thomson, McShane, Haddad

Goals: Thompson (27), Carey (32)

Dundee United: Pernis, Neilson, Dillon, Gunning, Dixon, Armstrong (Allan 71), Robertson, Rankin, Mackay-Steven (Flood 86), Russell, Daly

subs (unused): Banks, Kenneth, Douglas, Dow, Hilson

Goals: Daly (31), Armstrong (35)

Ref: C. Thomson

Att: 3,811

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