Houston: We feel hard done by

Dundee United manager Peter Houston felt his side were

unfortunate to leave Hearts with nothing to show for their

efforts.

Houston was pleased with his side’s display but they fell behind

to a first-half brace from Ryan Stevenson, one goal coming from the

spot, and, although Keith Watson pulled one back after the break,

Houston’s men could not get a leveller.

“I thought the team that played the better football lost today,”

said Houston.

“We played quite well in the first half as well and again it

comes down to an individual error. Brian (McLean, defender) should

deal with the first goal, but we didn’t deal with it properly and

we found ourselves a goal down.

“I haven’t seen the penalty again. I thought it was a bit soft,

but other people have told me it was a penalty kick.

“We found ourselves chasing the game and second half I thought

we absolutely pummelled them.

“We were the away team today but we pinned Hearts back and they

were desperately hanging on.

“They cleared everything we threw into the box but I’m walking

away from here with nothing and I feel a wee bit hard done by. The

ball didn’t break for us today.”

Former Hearts man Rudi Skacel was given a good reception by the

home supporters and Houston was happy with his display.

“I thought he worked really hard,” said Houston. “He’s been

playing really well recently and that’s why he played. It was his

shot that we got the goal from. I thought he worked his socks off

but nothing really broke for him today.”