Scottish Premiership
Kilmarnock1Dundee3

Kilmarnock 1-3 Dundee

  • Dundee seal third league win in a row
  • Greg Stewart nets a double
  • David Clarkson scores fifth goal in five games

Dundee claimed their third league win in a row as Greg Stewart's double edged out Kilmarnock in a thrilling match.

Stewart put the Dens Park side in front just before half time and David Clarkson notched his fifth goal in five league games early in the second half.

Alexei Eremenko pulled a goal back for Killie who pushed for the equaliser.

But Stewart pounced in the fourth minute of stoppage time to claim his seventh goal of the season and put the game beyond Killie's reach.

The win sends Paul Hartley's side into the top half of the table with 19 points after 12 games, and they are now just a point behind Killie.

Greg Stewart applies the finish to make it 3-1 to Dundee as they see of Kilmarnock at Rugby Park
Greg Stewart applies the finish to make it 3-1 to Dundee as they see of Kilmarnock at Rugby Park

The home side, wearing black armbands as a mark of respect for Mrs Margie Moffat, the wife of former Kilmarnock chairman Jim Moffat who passed away last week, had won three of their last four league games going into this one.

Dee had won their last two but neither side had much of a cutting edge early on.

Craig Samson, back in the Killie goal after injury, dealt with a couple of crosses from Gary Harkins but that was the extent of the action in his area during the first half hour.

Dundee keeper Scott Bain had even less to do as Ross Barbour blasted over before Eremenko's chip failed to hit the target.

The visitors had the first real chance when Boyle blasted in a 25-yarder that crashed back off the inside of Samson's left hand post, and he then saw a deflected effort saved by the Killie number one.

Tope Obadeyi's lazy pass midway inside the Dundee half led to the visitors scoring on the counter. Harkins picked it up before passing to Clarkson at the edge of the box, he touched it on to strike partner Stewart who slotted it into the corner of the net off the post.

Six minutes after the interval it was 2-0. Eremenko gave the ball away in the opposition half, Harkins surged forward and played in Clarkson and he drilled home a low left foot shot.

Alexei Eremenko gave the hosts hope but Dundee added a third to secure the three points
Alexei Eremenko gave the hosts hope but Dundee added a third to secure the three points

Dundee had chances to increase their lead but Harkins, Boyle and Stewart were unable to find the net.

Eremenko then hauled Killie back into it as he pulled a high ball down with his right foot and turned to finish from close range with his left.

The hosts almost found the equaliser but Mark Connolly's header went straight into the arms of Bain, before Danny Westlake and Robbie Muirhead also went close.

However, four minutes into stoppage time and with keeper Samson up for a Killie corner, the ball broke the way of Dundee. Stewart ran the length of the park before having a shot that Jamie Hamill cleared off the line, but the striker made no mistake with the rebound.

Line-ups

Kilmarnock

  • 1Samson
  • 2BarbourSubstituted forWestlakeat 45'minutes
  • 6ConnollyBooked at 54mins
  • 18Ashcroft
  • 23Chantler
  • 10JohnstonSubstituted forMcKenzieat 45'minutes
  • 4Hamill
  • 8ClinganSubstituted forMuirheadat 63'minutes
  • 16Obadeyi
  • 20Eremenko
  • 28Magennis

Substitutes

  • 7McKenzie
  • 9Miller
  • 13Brennan
  • 19Slater
  • 22Westlake
  • 26O'Hara
  • 33Muirhead

Dundee

  • 12Bain
  • 19McGinn
  • 4KonradBooked at 76mins
  • 5McPake
  • 2Irvine
  • 18McGowan
  • 20McAlister
  • 29HarkinsSubstituted forRobertsat 89'minutes
  • 23Boyle
  • 16ClarksonSubstituted forThomsonat 83'minutes
  • 15StewartBooked at 59mins

Substitutes

  • 3Dyer
  • 6Davidson
  • 8McBride
  • 10Thomson
  • 14Roberts
  • 25Schenk
  • 30Kerr
Referee:
Greg Aitken
Attendance:
4,481

Match Stats

Home TeamKilmarnockAway TeamDundee
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home10
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home6
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Kilmarnock 1, Dundee 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Kilmarnock 1, Dundee 3.

Goal!

Goal! Kilmarnock 1, Dundee 3. Greg Stewart (Dundee) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner.

Corner, Kilmarnock. Conceded by Scott Bain.

Attempt saved. Robbie Muirhead (Kilmarnock) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Kilmarnock. Conceded by Gary Irvine.

Corner, Kilmarnock. Conceded by Gary Irvine.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee. Philip Roberts replaces Gary Harkins.

Attempt missed. Robbie Muirhead (Kilmarnock) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Mark Connolly (Kilmarnock) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Kilmarnock. Conceded by Kevin Thomson.

Josh Magennis (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James McPake (Dundee).

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee. Kevin Thomson replaces David Clarkson.

Goal!

Goal! Kilmarnock 1, Dundee 2. Alexei Eremenko (Kilmarnock) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal.

Booking

Thomas Konrad (Dundee) is shown the yellow card.

Josh Magennis (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Thomas Konrad (Dundee).

Attempt missed. Robbie Muirhead (Kilmarnock) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Greg Stewart (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rory McKenzie (Kilmarnock).

Josh Magennis (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Thomas Konrad (Dundee).

Rory McKenzie (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Thomas Konrad (Dundee).

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Mark Connolly.

Attempt missed. Tope Obadeyi (Kilmarnock) header from very close range is too high.

Corner, Kilmarnock. Conceded by Paul McGinn.

Foul by Robbie Muirhead (Kilmarnock).

Gary Irvine (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Kilmarnock. Robbie Muirhead replaces Sammy Clingan.

Attempt missed. Gary Harkins (Dundee) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Sammy Clingan.

Booking

Greg Stewart (Dundee) is shown the yellow card.

Darryl Westlake (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Greg Stewart (Dundee).

Booking

Mark Connolly (Kilmarnock) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Josh Magennis (Kilmarnock).

Thomas Konrad (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Kilmarnock. Conceded by Thomas Konrad.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dundee Utd128132213925
2Hamilton1273222101224
3Celtic117222371623
4Inverness CT12723159623
5Kilmarnock126241513220
6Dundee125431714319
7Aberdeen116141715219
8St Johnstone12417915-613
9Partick Thistle113351616012
10St Mirren122281021-118
11Motherwell12219721-147
12Ross County11128928-195
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