LIVE: Dundee United 1-0 Inverness Caley Thistle
After their weekend draw at Falkirk, Dundee United look to get back to winning ways in the Championship as Inverness Caley Thistle visit Tannadice.
Mark Reynolds returns to the heart of the defence after missing two games because he doesn't play on plastic pitches and Paul McMullan is also back in the starting XI.
With top two Ross County and Ayr United clashing up in Dingwall, a win for the Tangerines will see them close the gap on the leaders, or move up to second, or even both.
Teams: Utd - Siegrist, Seaman, Reynolds, Connolly, Robson, Harkes, Butcher, McMullan, Clark, Pawlett, Safranko.
ICT - Ridgers, Rooney, Chalmers, Donaldson, Polworth, Austin, Welsh, White, McKay, Trafford, McHattie.
Ref: Barry Cook.
26/02/19 Reverse order Timestamp format
1' - We're off at Tannadice.
4' - McMullan feeds Pawlett in the box. He shoots inches over from ten yards.
5' - That chance apart, it's fair to say the teams are feeling each other out in these early stages. Aka booting the ball long a lot.
6' - McMullan to Seaman. His cross is just too far in front of Clark and Safranko.
7' - Seaman gets forward again. He hits a good low shot just wide.
9' - Harkes drives a low ball across the face of the goal. Clark just gets his studs to it, but can't steer it home. Good play, though.
10' - Butcher finds Safranko in space on the left. He's offside. That was careless.
14' - ICT have offered nothing as an attacking force so far.
17' - McHattie booked for a foul on McMullan. That was soft.
18' - A Butcher header sees Clark move in. Ridgers does well to block his shot at point blank range.
20' - Rooney sends a long ball forward for Austin to chase. Siegrist gets there first and with room to spare.
23' - Chalmers crosses from the left. Welsh is unmarked at the back post, but his control is awful and that gives Utd the chance to clear. they do.
26' - Utd break down the left and Clark wins a throw. It comes to nothing. Utd are the better team, but need to step up the pace.
28' - ICT force their first corner. They are now showing some signs of life. Only life.
28' - Chalmers takes the said corner and Rooney heads just over. That was close.
30' - Donaldson with a long free kick. It brings another corner.
31' - Chalmers with the kick again. Siegrist takes it well right under his bar.
32' - Austin with a deflected shot. Siegrist saves comfortably.
32' - Connolly booked for a foul on Austin.
33' - Polworth sends a great free kick into the box and Utd old boy Donaldson heads an inch over. Maybe it was two, but it was very close.
34' - Clark with a fine run down the left. His cross is hooked away by Chalmers.
36' - Pawlett charges down a Ridgers kick. The ball flies just wide. That was almost a bizarre, but welcome, opener.
37' - A Harkes shot is deflected behind for a corner. The kick is delayed after Rooney knocks Connolly to the ground.
37' - Finally the kick comes over, but it's a poor one. The clash between to pair in the middle was much better.
40' - There's a scramble in the Caley box. Safranko sees a shot blocked and the ball bounces off him and behind so Utd don't even win the corner.
43' - Pawlett shoots from distance. They are diving for cover in the East Stand.
45' - HT 0-0. Plenty chances, but no goals.
46' - Second half kicks off.
46' - Clark shoots. It's straight at Ridgers.
48' - Pawlett booked for tripping Austin.
50' - Connolly fouls White. A chance for ICT to put the ball into the home box. Polworth does, but Connolly clears.
51' - A low McMullan cross is left by Clark and Safranko for Pawlett. He misses the target.
52' - At the other end Polworth blazes and effort over from 18 yards.
57' - A Chalmers shot is cleared by Harkes. Loose play by United brought that pressure on themselves.
59' - Utd send on Nesbitt for McMullan
60' - A looping header from Austin floats wide. This the look of a 0-0.
62' - Clark's shot right at the start of the half apart, Utd have not created a clear cut chance this half.
64' - Clark hooks in a shot from 12 yards. Ridgers saves well.
67' - PENALTY. Donaldson fells Pawlett. It's a stonewaller.
68' - GOAL! Clark makes no mistake, sending the keeper the wrong way to give Utd the lead.
69' - With Ross County and Ayr locked together at 1-1, that could be a HUGE goal for Robbie Neilson's team.
71' - Red card. Pawlett picks up a second booking for a foul on McHattie and he's off for an early bath.
72' - That was the most low key red card. He committed the foul and walked off without a murmur from anyone else on the park.
75' - Utd face a big last 15 minutes here.
76' - Trafford fires one over from 18 yards.
77' - It's raining goals in Dingwall. County are now 3-2 up.
78' - Utd send on Gomis for Clark
78' - Austin with a header. Siegrist gets down low to save.
79' - Donaldson crosses from the left. Another good take by the Utd goalie.
80' - Now Chalmers shoots. That's an easy save for Siegrist.
81' - Safranko booked for a foul on Rooney
81' - ICT send on McCauley for Trafford
83' - Watson on for Seaman as Utd hold on.
85' - Every touch by Donaldson is being booed by the home fans. And he gave their team a penalty!
86' - ICT corner. It's cleared and Nesbitt breaks. He goes nowhere.
87' - More Caley pressure. It's non-stop. McKay sends the ball in. It's too long - Arabs cheering a goal kick!
88' Polworth moves forward. He hits a poor pass and Utd have the ball. It's hoofed up to Safranko and he wins a corner. The fans are singing his name.
90' - Donaldson is in the Utd box. Watson steps in to clear.
90' - Donaldson shot is deflect. What a save Siegrist!
90' - FT - 1-0. A big and hard-fought win.