Dundee United have made it seven games unbeaten after drawing with Livingston last night at the Tony Macaroni Arena – but the Arabs will feel they should have taken all three points after Livi were reduced to ten men following a red card for Rangers loanee Ben Williamson.

It was Livi who took the lead, Bruce Anderson getting the final touch after Jack Fitzwater’s header hit the woodwork then Nicky Clark before the Livi striker made sure of it.

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The lead didn’t last long though, Peter Pawlett levelling things up just before the break to send the sides in 1-1 at half-time after a frantic final ten minutes of the opening period.

When the teams did make their way off, United had one player more after Williamson was shown a red for a lunge on Declan Glass which brought an almighty scream from the Arabs star – although he was back on his feet within seconds.

That brought a furious reaction from Lions boss David Martindale who quickly followed his young midfielder in getting his marching orders before the break.

Despite playing the whole second half with a man advantage, you’d never have known as both sides had their chances to break the deadlock and get in front.

Veteran defender Charlie Mulgrew has United’s best chance, forcing an excellent save from Max Stryjek when he tried his luck with a fantastic effort from 30 yards out.


While United boss Thomas Courts will be happy to head back to the City of Discovery with their recent unbeaten record intact, he’ll very much be feeling it was a missed opportunity for his side to put pressure on the top with Hearts and Rangers both dropping points.

For Livi, it was a creditable point against one of the league’s in-form sides and it could easily have gone the wrong way after Williamson was shown a red card.

The point keeps David Martindale’s side out of immediate danger at the foot of the table but they need to start finding some wins soon if they are to avoid being sucked into a fight for survival as the season progresses.

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