TANNADICE made for a fetching seasonal scene on a glorious afternoon on Tayside, its pitch and terraces bathed in autumnal oranges, reds and yellows.
A late penalty from Nadir Ciftci helped Dundee United overcome 10-man Partick Thistle 1-0 at Tannadice to close the gap on Scottish Premiership leaders Hamilton.
KILMARNOCK continued their excellent start to the season by leap-frogging champions Celtic and early season pace-setters Inverness Caledonian Thistle to move into the top three at the expense of the surprisingly lacklustre leaders last night.
DUNDEE United have taken the high ground in three successive Tayside derbies and remain camped at the summit of the SPFL Premiership table.
Dundee United remained top of the Scottish Premiership with a deserved 2-0 win over Tayside opponents St Johnstone at Tannadice.