Houston hails character of players

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Peter Houston was was delighted with Dundee United's comeback win at Ross County
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Peter Houston was was delighted with Dundee United's comeback win at Ross County

Peter Houston hailed the resilience of his Dundee United side after they came from behind for the second consecutive week to beat Ross County 2-1.

Iain Vigurs' glancing header gave County a 49th-minute lead following a goalless first half but the visitors responded almost immediately through Johnny Russell's strike from the edge of the area.

With the momentum swinging clearly in their favour, United took the three points when Stuart Armstrong nodded in a Jon Daly knockdown after 65 minutes.

It was the second time in two weeks the Tangerines had to come from behind - they were 2-0 and 3-1 down at home to Kilmarnock before battling back for a 3-3 draw eight days ago - and Houston was quick to laud his side's never-say-die attitude as well as the support they were given.

"Again we went a goal behind but we showed great character and got a goal back fairly early after Ross County scored," he said. "From there on in I only thought there was going to be one winner. We created a few chances and I'm delighted with the three points.

"It was a tough, tough match. To come up here and get a win was never going to be easy. Other teams have struggled up here, so I have to give my players great credit for getting the three points today.

"I've got to mention, I thought our supporters were magnificent today. The cheered the team from the start right to the final whistle."

Ross County boss Derek Adams thought the turning point was United's equaliser. Russell raced on to a long pass and slid the ball past the advancing Michael Fraser into the corner of the net from the edge of the 18-yard box.

"The mistake we made at 1-0 kills us and it was difficult for us after that. We had good chances in the first half," said Adams. "We got balls in the box and I thought we were the better team in the first half.

"The mistake we made is a hard thing to take. We've gone 1-0 up and we lost a poor goal. Daly and Russell are quality players and they have Armstrong and MacKay-Steven coming through. From our point of view we just have to keep going, but we didn't deserve that today."

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