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Simon Murray stays grounded to rescue Dundee United

They say pursuing promotion brings pressure. Simon Murray, the Dundee United striker, is one for thriving rather than wilting amid the so-called strain.

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Simon Murray celebrates drawing the scores level at 3-3 with a minute left.  Picture: Sammy Turner/SNS

Dundee United 3 - 3 Queen of the South: Tangerine dream hit

Coming back from two goals down with less than 15 minutes to go is not to be scoffed at but when the dust settled on this one there was no escaping that Dundee United’s pursuit of the Championship automatic promotion spot suffered another serious dent in this thoroughly unpredictable 90 minutes. Yes, it could have been worse, and yes they showed real guts for not giving up with defeat staring them in the face, but the fact is they now trail Hibs by six points. Mind the gap, as the saying goes.

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Dedryck Boyata, left, and Efe Ambrose could both exit Celtic this window. Pictures: Getty Images

Rumour Mill: Celtic duo to leave | Old Firm damage row | Crooks joins Scunthorpe

Two Celtic players set for January exits, row escalates over damage to Celtic stadium and Matt Crooks joins Scunthorpe on loan
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William Edjenguele says United will be back

Dundee United ‘will bounce back from defeat by Hibs’

Dundee United defender William Edjenguele has told Hibs to enjoy Friday’s victory after warning that the Tayside club will bounce back from the 3-0 humbling.

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The Championship mustnt be an afterthought like Nationwides skateboarding ducks. Picture: Richard Austin/REX/Shutterstock

Aidan Smith: Come on BBC, show us the Championship table

What a night at Easter Road on Friday. Historians, archivists and casual collectors of canny, quirky facts about Scottish football have already logged it as a moment that won’t be repeated. Never again, they claim, will the second tier feature a game with such a big crowd, such a rollicking atmosphere, such ribald verse.

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John McGinn celebrates scoring Hibs' third goal with captain David Gray. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS

Neil Lennon ‘surprised’ as rampant Hibs go four points clear

Neil Lennon has admitted even he was surprised by how well Hibs played as his side took a grip on the Championship title race with an emphatic victory over Dundee United.

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Jason Cummings opens the scoring for Hibs against Dundee United at Easter Road. Picture: Rob Casey/SNS

Hibs 3 - 0 Dundee United: Chris Humphrey thrills on debut

New Hibs signing Chris Humphrey had hoped to re-establish a partnership with Grant Holt forged at Shrewsbury Town. But with his old friend left on the bench last night, the winger simply formed an immediate bond with Jason Cummings, who grabbed a match-winning double to put daylight between the leaders and title challengers Dundee United.

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Dominique Malonga in action during the League Cup quarter-final meeting in November 2015. Picture: Greg Macvean

Last five meetings between Hibs and Dundee United

Hibernian and Dundee United meet in a mouthwatering top-of-the-table clash under the lights at Easter Road tonight, with Hibs hoping to extend their slender lead at the top of the table.

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Hibernian manager Neil Lennon looks ahead to his side's match against Dundee United on tomorrow night. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS

Hibs boss Neil Lennon debunks United’s ‘miracle’ title bid

Neil Lennon accepts Hibs are considered favourites ahead of this evening’s table topping Championship clash with Dundee United. But he has scorned the opposition’s attempts to portray their own title assault as a “miracle”.

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Chris Humphrey hopes to make his Hibs debut in tonights clash with Dundee United. Picture: SNS.

Chris Humphrey eager to reunite with Grant Holt at Hibs

After their productive partnership ended after just one season at Shrewsbury Town, it is understandable Chris Humphrey and Grant Holt feel they have unfinished business together.

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Ray McKinnon has a high regard for rival manager Neil Lennon's signings. Picture: Michael Gillen.

Ray McKinnon impressed by Hibs boss Neil Lennon’s signings

Ray McKinnon has saluted Neil Lennon for the joint capture of Kris Commons and Chris Humphrey – and says he would love to have the same luxury in the transfer market.

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Filip Benkovic of Dinamo Zagreb was linked with a move to Celtic. Picture: Getty

Rumour Mill: Agent denies Celtic link with Benkovic | Bitton to Fulham? | New deals for Miller and Hill

The agent of Filip Benkovic denies any truth in the rumour that his client is on his way to Celtic, Nir Bitton could be on his way out of Parkhead as Eboue deal nears its conclusion, and Rangers are poised to offer new deals to Kenny Miller and Clint Hill.

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Joe Garner is stretchered off durong Saturday's Old Firm game. Picture: SNS

Rumour Mill: Garner ‘out for three months’ | McGinn to pick Hearts | McKay ‘better than Forrest & Roberts’

Rangers striker Joe Garner could miss three months with a shoulder injury, Niall McGinn is set to snub a new deal at Aberdeen in favour of a move to Hearts, and former Kilmarnock boss Kenny Shiels insists Barrie McKay is better than Celtic pair James Forrest and Patrick Roberts.

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Dumbartons Mark Docherty celebrates after his wind-assisted cross looped into the net. Photograph: Gary Hutchison/SNS

Wind’s a hiccup for Ray title hope

Dundee United blew the chance to go into the New Year on top of the Championship as Dumbarton weathered a second half storm to claim three crucial points in their battle to beat the drop.

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Hibs' Dylan McGeouch helped Street Soccer Scotland host a football match to help reduce isolation on Christmas Day. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS

McGeouch: Dundee United will face different kind of pressure

Dundee United have been unrelenting in their chase to usurp Hibernian at the top of the Championship but now that they have reached the summit, their rivals are waiting to see how they handle the extra pressure.

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The latest report suggests Celtic were short in their contract offer to the Portland Timbers midfielder. Picture: Getty

Rumour Mill: Debate over Nagbe to Celtic deal | Paterson ‘out for nine months’ | Rangers linked with foursome

Recent reports Celtic suggest were short in their wage offer to Portland Timbers midfielder Darlington Nagbe, Hearts right-back Callum Paterson is set to miss the next nine months with a knee injury, and Rangers are looking to sign ex-England international Leon Osman.

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Rob Kiernan, left, has been linked with a move to Fulham. Picture: Michael Gillen

Rumour Mill: Kiernan to Fulham for £2m? | Celtic call off Nagbe deal | Rangers ‘saved lower league sides’

Rob Kiernan has been linked with a £2million move to Fulham, Celtic have pulled out of the deal to sign Portland Timbers midfielder Darlington Nagbe, and ex-manager Stuart McCall believes Rangers saved Scottish lower league sides from financial ruin.

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Dundee United's Simon Murray celebrates putting his side in the lead at Tannadice. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS

Dundee United 2 - 1 St Mirren: United go top of the table

Dundee United are now two points clear at the top of the Scottish Championship after a 2-1 victory versus St Mirren at Tannadice.

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Efe Ambrose has been linked with a move to Marseille. Picture: Getty Images

Rumour Mill: Marseille want Ambrose | Cathro blasts Hearts | Warburton won’t rush Rossiter

Efe Ambrose set for Marseille switch; Ian Cathro tells Hearts players to ‘grow up’ after chucking two-goal lead at Dens and Mark Warburton confident Jordan Rossiter has a big future at Rangers

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Hearts will let striker Conor Sammon join Dundee United. Picture: SNS

Conor Sammon loan switch to Dundee United edging closer

Hearts striker Conor Sammon’s loan switch to Dundee United appears to be edging closer, despite the fact head coach Ian Cathro says he is putting transfer matters on the back burner as he focuses on trying to gather as many points as possible ahead of the winter shutdown.

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