Jackie McNamara lines up against unbeaten Thistle boss Alan Archibald on his return to Firhill.
Kris Doolan denied early by full-stretch Cierzniak.
Paul Paton returned to Firhill after his summer move to Tannadice.
The Shed were in full voice in the first half as Thistle dominated the opening exchanges.
Scott Fox gets low for one of a string of impressive saves.
Aaron Taylor-Sinclair stalking the left flank. The promising full-back impressed on the night with his creativity and stamina.
Stephen O’Donnell shrugs off Andy Robertson at the corner flag.
Jags fans pack the Shed End and bask in their first glimpse of top flight football since 2004.
Sean Welsh drives forward with the ball. The Thistle captain proved indefatigable on the night.
Tempers flare after Butcher’s bad challenge on Fraser. The United defender was lucky to only have seen yellow for his high tackle.
Baird’s looping header tipped over by Cierzniak as the game ended 0-0.
All photography courtesy of Fraser McFadzean