United scored twice in the last ten minutes to save a point after a sub par performance against the capital side. United’s New Year hangover seemed to continue as Hibs capitalised on a bizarre piece of play by Cierzniak and his back line from a goal kick as Liam Craig nicked in to grab his first goal of the afternoon.
United suffered a further setback a few minutes later as Nadir Ciftci was forced off with what looked like a thigh strain to be replaced by target man Brian Graham.
After the break, it was end to end stuff. But mid way through the second half, a lapse in concentration by young John Souttar forced him to push Collins to the ground and the referee immediately pointed to the spot. Craig stepped up to bang home his 2nd of the afternoon to leave the large travelling support going wild.
United needed a response in order to stave off a 4th successive defeat. Goodwillie was thrown on to replace young Ryan Gauld, who seems to have suffered from a loss of form after a quiet afternoon. Goody wanted to leave the Tangerine faithful with something to remember him by and quickly created a buzz around Tannadice as United roared into life.
Seven minutes from time and Goodwillie gave United some hope when he latched onto Graham’s cross before turning and firing past Williams from close range. As the game drew to its conclusion, up popped Brian Graham whose reflexes turned in a Goodwillie shot.
A point gained rather than 2 points dropped. Here’s hoping United can push on from here.
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