Inverness CT 0
Dundee Utd 5
Scottish Cup (Quarter Final)

Inverness CT 

0 - 5

Dundee Utd

Scottish Cup (Quarter Final)
Sunday, March 9th, 2014
Caledonian Stadium. Att. 3,164
12:30 PM Kick-off

None. Nadir Çiftçi (16)
Nadir Çiftçi (28)
Gavin Gunning (pen.) (36)
Gary Mackay-Steven (49)
Stuart Armstrong (57)

Team Managers
John Hughes Jackie McNamara

Starting Eleven
Dean Brill
David Raven
Graeme Shinnie
James Vincent
Garry Warren
Josh Meekings
Marley Watkins
Grieg Tansey
Billy Mckay
Richie Foran
Aaron Doran
Radoslaw Cierzniak
Seán Dillon
Andrew Robertson
Keith Watson
Gavin Gunning
John Rankin
Stuart Armstrong
Gary Mackay-Steven
Paul Paton
Nadir Çiftçi
Ryan Dow

Ryan Esson
Nick Ross
Daniel Devine
Carl Tremarco
Danny Williams
Liam Polworth
Ryan Christie
Marc McCallum
Mark Wilson
John Souttar
Morgaro Gomis
Calum Butcher
Farid El Alagui
Brian Graham

Liam Polworth for Richie Foran (60)
Danny Williams for Aaron Doran (60)
Ryan Christie for Billy McKay (87)
Farid El Alagui for Ryan Dow (54)
Morgaro Gomis for John Rankin (59)
Brian Graham for Nadir Çiftçi (60)

None. Nadir Çiftçi (28)
Gary Mackay-Steven (74)

Red Cards
Grieg Tansey (44)
Marley Watkins (72)

Match Officials

Willie Collum (Referee)

Ticket stub / Admission info

Match Report

United turned out an expert performance this afternoon to reach the Scottish Cup semi final with a dominant 5-0 win over Inverness Caledonian Thistle, sending their large and very noisy travelling support home with one of the most enjoyable Scottish Cup days since the final of 2010 added to the memory bank.

The first half provided non-stop entertainment for the Arabs in attendance. Nadir Ciftci opened the scoring after a quarter hour's play. Nodding the ball past Brill in the Inverness goal, he calmly squeezed the ball home from an angle to make it 1-0, leaving Josh Meekings chasing a lost cause. A calamitous error at the back for Inverness saw Ciftci score a second just nine minutes later when Brill shot into Meekings' back, leaving the United striker to turn the ball into the net from a couple of yards. United's top marksman was involved again on 35 minutes when he was felled in the box by Graeme Shinnie and from the resultant penalty kick, Gavin Gunning rifled the ball home for his 4th goal in 3 games. The half was rounded off with a straight red card for Greg Tansey for a foul on Paul Paton.

The second half continued as the first had ended with goals for United. Hitting Inverness on the break following an unsuccessful David Raven free-kick, Gary Mackay-Steven picked the ball up from Stuart Armstrong to slot the ball home with the coolest of left foot finishes to make it 4-0 after 49 minutes. Inverness were all at sea. The final goal of the game was netted just before the hour mark when a cross from Keith Watson found the head of Stuart Armstrong for the midfielder's 8th of the season. The scoring ended at five, and despite seeing the game out with comfortable spells of possession and lovely football, the Terrors couldn't find the sixth goal that would have handed them their biggest win this century. Inverness numbers were further reduced with 20 minutes remaining when Marley Watkins was dismissed for dangerous play. Not only does the result send United into the Scottish Cup semi final, but the 5-0 scoreline marks Jackie McNamara's biggest win as United manager and also sees United secure their first clean sheet this side of Christmas.

Squad Statistics (as at March 9th, 2014)

2013-14 All Time
Radoslaw Cierzniak (GK)30 33 - 79 -
Andrew Robertson19 335335
Seán Dillon30 17 - 2513
Keith Watson24 19412610
Gavin Gunning23 2048610
Gary Mackay-Steven23 3099521
Stuart Armstrong21 31811413
Paul Paton26 331331
John Rankin30 3121199
Nadir Çiftçi22 29122912
Ryan Dow22 182464
Morgaro Gomis (sub)28 15 - 1957
Brian Graham (sub)26 254254
Farid El Alagui (sub)28 8282

League Table (as at March 9th, 2014)

No league table has been added for this season.