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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 28 66
2 Aberdeen 29 61
3 Inverness CT 29 53
4 Dundee United 28 46
5 St Johnstone 30 44
6 Hamilton Academical 31 42
7 Dundee 29 40
8 Kilmarnock 30 38
9 Partick Thistle 30 34
10 Ross County 30 28
11 Motherwell 30 25
12 St Mirren 30 21