Football - Buddies edge past Terrors

St Mirren capitalised on desperate defending by Dundee United to move within a point of their hosts in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League after a 4-3 win at Tannadice.

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David van Zanten hit the winner for St Mirren

After putting Saints ahead, Paul Dummett hauled down Jon Daly for a 43rd-minute penalty the striker converted before Stuart Armstrong's long-range effort gave United a deserved half-time lead.

Errors littered the hosts' game, though, and ex-United striker Steven Thompson equalised with his fourth goal in three games before Brian McLean was sent-off. Marc McAusland put the Buddies in front after 65 minutes and a rare David van Zanten goal after 78 minutes completed victory for the visitors, rendering Barry Douglas' 90th-minute free-kick mere consolation.

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