Aberdeen looked to be missing some key men in this sometimes intense yet drab affair, says Voice reporter Andrew Watson.
The Tangerine faithful were on song, and gave their former players Barry Robson and Willo Flood stick.
As a riposte, the Red Army dug into their New Firm derby opposition with a rendition of ‘Dundee slums’.
To those none the wiser, it’s about eating rats and revelling in it, etc.
Moving on, it wasn’t long before Dundee United opened the scoring. They pounced onto a poor clearance from captain Russell Anderson and got an opportunists goal.
0-1 Dundee United (Paul Paton) on the 6 minute mark.
The rest of the half was very frustrating, and it was only after the break that the tide changed in Aberdeen’s favour. Niall McGinn moved up front alongside striker Adam Rooney, a timely tactical switch by gaffer Derek McInnes.
A combination of this formation alteration, and Robson’s dominance in set pieces, prevailed to level the game.
McGinn found Robson’s long ball, and headed only yards from the goal line.
Cammy Smith came off for Declan McManus twenty five minutes later. The Dons endeavoured right into injury time to find the winning goal, but that clinical touch in the final third was amiss.
They’re sadly missing Jonny Hayes and Peter Pawlett, though their squad should really be strong enough to withstand the loss of only two players.
Final score: 1-1.
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