United start in style; Saints win

  • Last Updated: August 10 2014, 17:27 BST

A review of Sunday's action in the Scottish Premiership as Dundee United record an impressive 3-0 away win against Aberdeen.

Dundee United celebrate after scoring during their enjoyable away trip to Aberdeen
Dundee United celebrate after scoring during their enjoyable away trip to Aberdeen

Goals from Ryan Dow, Gary Mackay-Steven and Chris Erskine ensured Dundee United enjoyed a winning start to the Scottish Premiership season at the expense of fierce rivals Aberdeen.

The Dons will be kicking themselves, though, with the first two goals very much of their own making.

Ash Taylor's poor back-pass led to the opener and Barry Robson was caught in possession for the second, before substitute Erskine sealed matters in the dying moments.

St Johnstone put the disappointment of being eliminated from the Europa League behind them by defeating Ross County 2-1 in their SPFL opener at Global Energy Stadium.

The Perth side went 2-0 up thanks to goals either side of the interval from Michael O'Halloran and Steven MacLean. Jake Jervis pulled one back for County before the hour mark with a bullet header but Saints held on for the points.

Ross can count themselves unlucky not to take anything from the match, though, after having a fair share of possession throughout.