Football - McNamara: Not much in it

Dundee United boss Jackie McNamara felt the referee was right to rule out a Hearts 'goal' in the 0-0 draw at Tynecastle but felt his side were unlucky to have one chalked off themselves.

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The home side had a 37th-minute Dylan McGowan effort ruled out after assistant referee Francis Andrews flagged for a foul by Jason Holt on United goalkeeper Radoslaw Cierzniak.

The Polish shot-stopper had appeared to misjudge Callum Paterson's long throw, leaving the Australian defender with a tap-in.

United had a goal disallowed of their own minutes earlier when Nadir Ciftci turned in a shot from close range. Referee Steven McLean ruled that David Goodwillie had committed a foul in the build-up.

McNamara said: "I thought it was a free-kick (for Hearts' disallowed goal).

"I watched it back. I know it's soft but it's still a free-kick. The lad went into him first as he's thrown the ball and he's gone in again to put him back towards to his goal. It's a foul. Nadir's one for the foul against Goody, I thought he just used his body there.

"I thought there was not much in that. I know Lockie (Gary Locke) is a bit frustrated with their goal but it was a foul."

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