Terrors strike back for points

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Johnny Russell scored the equaliser before Dundee United went on to win
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Johnny Russell scored the equaliser before Dundee United went on to win

Dundee United came from behind to snatch the Clydesdale Bank Premier League points in an action-packed second half of a 2-1 victory over Ross County at Global Energy Stadium.

After a goalless first half Iain Vigurs gave County the lead in the 48th minute with a glancing header.

Johnny Russell equalised within four minutes after he beat County goalkeeper Michael Fraser to a long ball on the edge of the 18-yard box - and United grabbed the winner in the 65th minute when Stuart Armstrong nodded in a Jon Daly knockdown.

The home side were pressing and when Gavin Gunning lost possession on the edge of the 18-yard box Rocco Quinn forced a fine save from Radoslaw Cierzniak.

The visitors were seeing more of the ball but it was County who almost took the lead in the 28th minute. Vigurs picked out Stuart Kettlewell with a defence-splitting pass but his shot was cleared off the line by Brian McLean.

The chances kept coming and when Ross Tokely played Sam Morrow in the big County forward looked sure to score but Cierzniak pulled off a fantastic point-blank save.

County broke the deadlock in the 48th minute when Vigurs scored with an acrobatic header after he got on the end of a superb cross from Richard Brittain.

But it was all-square four minutes later when Russell raced on to a long ball and slid the ball past the advancing Fraser into the corner of the net from the edge of the 18-yard box.

The goals kept coming and United got their noses in front in the 65th minute when a deep cross from Gary Mackay-Steven was knocked down at the far post by Daly and Armstrong stooped to head home from close range.

Right at the end of this contest Rudi Skacel was denied at point blank range by Fraser, after substitute Michael Gardyne played him in.

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