St Johnstone 2 - 1 Dundee Utd

League Cup - Quarter Final
Tuesday, October 27th, 2009, 7:45 PM at McDiarmid Park
Attendance: 5,146
Referee: Steve Conroy
St Johnstone Dundee Utd

Goalscorers
Steven Anderson (72)
Darren Dods (o.g.) (76)
Prince Buaben (82)

Team Managers
Derek McInnes Craig Levein

Starting Eleven
Graeme Smith
Danny Grainger
Kevin Rutkiewicz
David MacKay
Graham Gartland
Chris Millar
Liam Craig
Paul Sheerin
Murray Davidson
Kenny Deuchar
Jonatan Johansson
Steve Banks
Garry Kenneth
Andy Webster
Mihael Kovačević
SeŠn Dillon
Prince Buaben
Mark Fotheringham
Morgaro Gomis
Danny Swanson
Danny Cadamarteri
David Goodwillie

Bench
Alan Main
Steven Anderson
Kevin Moon
Filipe Morais
Peter MacDonald
Nicky Weaver
Darren Dods
Greg Cameron
Craig Conway
DamiŠn Casalinuovo

Substitutions
Steven Anderson for Kevin Rutkiewicz (62)
Filipe Morais for Paul Sheerin (67)
Kevin Moon for Jonatan Johansson (87)
Darren Dods for Andy Webster (46)
DamiŠn Casalinuovo for Mark Fotheringham (76)
Craig Conway for Danny Swanson (78)

Bookings
Graeme Smith (83) None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Steve Banks (GK) 3 apps -
SeŠn Dillon 91 apps2 goals
Garry Kenneth 98 apps6 goals
Andy Webster 10 apps2 goals
Mihael Kovačević 32 apps -
Prince Buaben 66 apps6 goals
Mark Fotheringham 4 apps -
Morgaro Gomis 108 apps3 goals
Danny Swanson 56 apps2 goals
David Goodwillie 58 apps10 goals
Danny Cadamarteri 10 apps4 goals
Darren Dods (sub) 74 apps5 goals
Craig Conway (sub) 104 apps7 goals
DamiŠn Casalinuovo (sub) 7 apps2 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:David Goodwillie (20 years 218 days)
Oldest Player:Steve Banks (37 years 270 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 197 days
Domestic Players:5 (45.45 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:David Goodwillie (20 years 218 days)
Oldest Player:Steve Banks (37 years 270 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 331 days
Domestic Players:8 (50.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

United were sent crashing out of the CIS Cup at the quarter final stage going down 2-1 at the hands of St Johnstone in Perth. A goal from Steven Anderson and a Darren Dods own goal gave the Saints a two goal advantage. Prince Buaben pulled one back for United near the end but despite pressing for an equaliser the hosts held out on what was a bitterly disappointing night for the Terrors.

Despite being backed by a large travelling support United started the game on the back foot and with six minutes on the clock Deuchar should have had the Saints ahead but he headed wide from six yards out. United did come into the match mid way through the half but were limited to long range efforts from their front pairing of Cadamarteri and Goodwillie. Towards the end of the half former Gretna man Deuchar again had a great chance for the home side but on that occassion he blasted wide with the goal gaping.

Five minutes after the break the home side again almost went ahead when a Grainger throw found the head of Davidson but he headed over Steve Banksís crossbar. The United support then had a loud appeal for a penalty when Cadamarteri went down in the box following a challenge from Rutkiewicz but referee Steve Conroy waved play on. With 20 minutes left the home side broke the deadlock. Sean Dillon conceded a corner kick and from Craigís cross substitute Steven Anderson headed home. Four minutes later they doubled their lead when another dangerous Craig cross was not dealt with by the United defence and Darren Dods turned the ball into his own net. With time running out United set up a frantic finish when Buaben headed home a Kovacevic cross. In the dying minutes United threw everything at the home defence but unfortunately they held on to book a deserved place in the semi final.

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