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Scottish Premiership: Partick Thistle 2-4 Dundee

Gary Harkins played a captain's role to inspire Dundee to a resounding win over Partick Thistle at a snowy Firhill.

The midfielder was felled by Liam Lindsay after dispossessing the Thistle defender and Kane Hemmings opened the scoring from the penalty spot.

Harkins pounced for the second and set up Greg Stewart for the third.

David Amoo replied with a close-range header, but Harkins restored the lead before Lindsay was sent off and Kris Doolan fired a consolation.

With Kevin Thomson leaving Dundee in midweek and James McPake out with a long-term injury, it was Harkins who led the Dens Park outfit.

And he relished the responsibility throughout the afternoon with a hand in all four goals as the Dark Blues moved into the top six in the Scottish Premiership.

After only seven minutes, the 31-year-old stole the ball from Lindsay before striding into the penalty box.

The defender recovered but bundled the Dundee midfielder to the ground and Hemming's hammered the ball high into the net from the penalty spot.

Number two came three minutes later.

Dundee's Kane Hemmings and Greg Stewart celebrate
Kane Hemmings and Greg Stewart both scored for Dundee at Firhill

Stewart floated a free kick into the box that was spilled by goalkeeper Tomas Cerny straight at the feet of Harkins, who made no mistake from eight yards out.

Striker Stewart made it three within 15 minutes after collecting the ball from Harkins on the right and sending a stunning left-foot curler beyond Cerny.

Thistle did come back into the game and gave themselves some hope midway through the half when they pulled one goal back.

A cross in from the left-hand side was nodded backwards towards goal, where Amoo knocked the ball into the net.

Number four for Dundee though came eight minutes before half-time through Harkins' right-foot shot into the top corner that gave Cerny no chance.

Hemmings also hit the post, while Cerny pulled off a magnificent stop to deny Paul McGowan.

As the snow continued to fall, the Firhill ground staff were out at the break to ensure the lines were cleared.

However, Thistles troubles increased when Lindsay was sent off after he bundled Hemmings down outside the box.

It was his second yellow card of the day and therefore an early bath for Lindsay.

With only 30 seconds left for play, Doolan pulled one back after goalkeeper Scott Bain could only parry a Calum Booth long-range effort.

There was no need for the Dens Park club to push forward looking for more goals as the win was secured thanks to a magnificent first-half performance in front of hardy crowd of 3262.

Line-ups

Partick Thistle

  • 1Cerny
  • 3Seaborne
  • 4Welsh
  • 5Booth
  • 7AmooSubstituted forElliottat 66'minutes
  • 8Bannigan
  • 11LawlessSubstituted forFransat 79'minutes
  • 15Dumbuya
  • 17LindsayBooked at 77mins
  • 9Doolan
  • 18WilsonBooked at 34minsSubstituted forNisbetat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Miller
  • 12Scully
  • 13Frans
  • 14Elliott
  • 21Leyden
  • 27Nisbet
  • 29Penrice

Dundee

  • 1Bain
  • 3Holt
  • 21O'DeaSubstituted forGadzhalovat 87'minutes
  • 4Konrad
  • 19McGinnBooked at 45mins
  • 17Ross
  • 18McGowan
  • 8LowSubstituted forKerrat 82'minutes
  • 29Harkins
  • 7Stewart
  • 15HemmingsSubstituted forLoyat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Loy
  • 12Mitchell
  • 24Black
  • 26Gadzhalov
  • 30Kerr
  • 33Wighton
  • 35Colquhoun
Referee:
Euan Anderson
Attendance:
3,222

Match Stats

Home TeamPartick ThistleAway TeamDundee
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home8
Away9
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Partick Thistle 2, Dundee 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Partick Thistle 2, Dundee 4.

Goal!

Goal! Partick Thistle 2, Dundee 4. Kris Doolan (Partick Thistle) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee. Rory Loy replaces Kane Hemmings.

Attempt missed. Kris Doolan (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee. Kostadin Gadzhalov replaces Darren O'Dea.

Paul McGowan (Dundee) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee. Cameron Kerr replaces Nicky Low.

Foul by Kevin Nisbet (Partick Thistle).

Nick Ross (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kris Doolan (Partick Thistle).

Paul McGowan (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Partick Thistle. Frederic Frans replaces Steven Lawless.

Attempt missed. Gary Harkins (Dundee) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Liam Lindsay (Partick Thistle) for a bad foul.

Foul by Liam Lindsay (Partick Thistle).

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

Attempt saved. Sean Welsh (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Christie Elliott (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Greg Stewart (Dundee).

Foul by Danny Seaborne (Partick Thistle).

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

Foul by Kris Doolan (Partick Thistle).

Paul McGowan (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Darren O'Dea.

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Sean Welsh.

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Danny Seaborne.

Attempt saved. Kevin Nisbet (Partick Thistle) header from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Partick Thistle. Christie Elliott replaces David Amoo.

David Amoo (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Nicky Low (Dundee).

Kris Doolan (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Darren O'Dea (Dundee).

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Darren O'Dea.

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Darren O'Dea.

Booking

Liam Lindsay (Partick Thistle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Greg Stewart (Dundee) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Liam Lindsay (Partick Thistle).

Foul by Paul McGinn (Dundee).

Sean Welsh (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Celtic21154252173549
2Aberdeen21134434201443
3Hearts22117442241840
4St Johnstone219573531432
5Ross County2293103633330
6Dundee227873538-329
7Inverness CT227783032-228
8Motherwell2174102334-1125
9Partick Thistle216692128-724
10Hamilton2266102837-924
11Kilmarnock2366112642-1624
12Dundee Utd2224161945-2610
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