St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright delighted after beating Dundee United

Tommy Wrighgt
Tommy Wrighgt

Tommy Wright believes St Johnstone produced a dominant performance in their 2-1 Scottish Premiership victory over Dundee United at McDiarmid Park.

The home side had to wait until the final 15 minutes before goals from Michael O’Halloran and Chris Millar secured a dramatic comeback victory after Calum Butcher had given Jackie McNamara’s men a first-half lead.

The win was St Johnstone’s sixth in a row and Saints boss Wright feels his players deserved the three points even though they had to wait until late in the game to grab the goals.

“We did feel aggrieved to be 1-0 down,” he said.

“We spoke at half-time because we lost our shape a little bit and got picked off for the goal but really I don’t think Alan Mannus had a save to make, they didn’t have many corners and we showed we could play a bit as well.

“We controlled possession against a very good side and created numerous opportunities. I thought for them Nadir Ciftci was outstanding and brought players into the game on the counter-attack but that was the only real danger they had.”

The winning strike for Millar was his first in more than three years and Wright is delighted to see the midfielder net a rare goal.

He added: “The noise in the dressing room after the game from the lads wasn’t as much as celebrating for the win it was as much for Chris Millar scoring because I don’t think some of the lads could believe it!

“He does do that in training believe it or not but has not done it in games. I think it was a great goal to finish off a great performance from us.”