Dundee United 1-1 Inverness CT: McKay strike not enough

Josh Meekings’ equaliser for Inverness CT denied Dundee United their first win in six games as it ended in stalemate at Tannadice.

Billy McKay opened the scoring for United against his former club reacting quickest to prod the ball in the back of the net after six minutes

John Rankin had a great chance to make it two as United made a blistering start but Fon Williams thwarted the midfielder when he was through on goal.

And that was to prove pivotal as the Highlanders responded in the second half through a Meekings header from a Ryan Christie corner.

Both sides pressed for a winner and United thought they had it when substitute Simon Murray had the ball in the back of the net only for his celebrations to be cut short by the linesman’s flag.

It means the Arabs stay in the relegation play-off spot but McNamara felt his side were unlucky not to grab all three points.

“I thought in the first half we were excellent and we should have had the game wrapped up when John had that chance.

“We started a bit nervy in the second half.  We needed that second goal to settle the fans and the players down. But I think that’s the biggest thing there was a fear in the second half and all credit to Inverness.

“But I felt we did enough to win the game. “

Meanwhile, Inverness CT boss John Hughes failed to turn up for his post-match press conference.

PREMIERSHIP ROUND-UP

Kilmarnock produced a great comeback to secure their second win on the trot after as 2-1 win over St Johnstone.

Hamilton had the edge in the Lanarkshire derby as Dougie Imrie’s strike proved decisive against Motherwell.

Ross County continued their fine start to the season with a 1-0 victory over Partick Thistle, which leaves the Jags at the foot of the table.

Hearts play Aberdeen and Dundee visit Celtic on Sunday.

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