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Tannadice Park (ATT 6,331) 26th October 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: Iain Brines

Dundee U Dundee United vs St Mirren St Mirren

Dundee U 4

N Ciftci (27, pen 34)
R Gauld (59)
C Erskine (83)

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Scottish Premiership: Dundee United earn a comfortable 4-0 win over in-form St Mirren

Last Updated: 26/10/13 5:59pm

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Nadir Ciftci: Dundee United striker scores the first goal in a 4-0 win over St Mirren

Nadir Ciftci: Dundee United striker scores the first goal in a 4-0 win over St Mirren

Dundee United ended St Mirren's recent upturn in form with Nadir Ciftci's double, and further goals by Ryan Gauld and Chris Erskine in a 4-0 victory.

Ciftci got in behind Lee Mair and slipped the ball past the advancing Marian Kello to break the deadlock at Tannadice after 27 minutes.

And the United striker stuck again with a well taken penalty seven minutes later after he had been brought down by Sean Kelly.

Gauld put the game beyond the visitors when he cut in from the flank and dispatched a wonderful drive from 25 yards past Kello.

The Buddies arrived on Tayside undefeated in the last three matches but were on the back-foot from the start, surviving an early scare when Brian Graham just failed to connect with Gary Mackay-Steven's low centre.

Gauld twice came close to scoring towards the end of the opening period when he drilled just wide of the target and then forced Kello into action in injury-time.

And United could have added a fourth when Graham, Gauld and Ciftci were denied inside the six-yard box.

But Erskine did add the fourth when the United substitute crashed home from distance 10 minutes from the end.

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Scottish Premiership

Scottish Premiership
Pos Team P Pts
1 Celtic 38 92
2 Aberdeen 38 75
3 Inverness CT 38 65
4 St Johnstone 38 57
5 Dundee United 38 56
6 Dundee 38 45
7 Hamilton Academical 38 53
8 Partick Thistle 38 46
9 Ross County 38 44
10 Kilmarnock 38 41
11 Motherwell 38 36
12 St Mirren 38 30