Scottish Championship
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Dundee United 1-1 Falkirk

Simon Murray fires in the opening for for United
Murray fires in the opening goal for United five minutes into the second half

Falkirk remain nine points behind Championship leaders Hibernian after finding a late equaliser at Tannadice.

Simon Murray shot Dundee United ahead on 50 minutes, racing clear and slotting a shot under Robbie Thomson.

Soon after, Murray smacked the post with a looping shot, while Thomson did well to keep out a Tony Andreu effort.

Luke Leahy nodded in a James Craigen free-kick and the Bairns almost snatched victory when Scott Shepherd hit the post from close range.

The top four all drew, with Hibs and Morton sharing the same scoreline at Cappielow.

The Greenock side can overtake the Bairns if they win their game at hand against local rivals St Mirren on Tuesday, while United can close to within a point of Falkirk if they beat Dunfermline on the same evening.

The first half at Tannadice was a tepid affair, with very little goalmouth action.

However, United were roused by Murray's smart break and finish and they will rue a series of missed chances.

Leahy's header arrived on 83 minutes, with Peter Houston's side then going on to look the likelier side in the closing stages.

Line-ups

Dundee Utd

  • 1Bell
  • 8Murdoch
  • 4Durnan
  • 14EdjengueleBooked at 53mins
  • 24Robson
  • 16Flood
  • 35AllardiceBooked at 73minsSubstituted forTelferat 78'minutes
  • 7SpittalSubstituted forNichollsat 69'minutes
  • 19Andreu
  • 9MurrayBooked at 70mins
  • 18Mikkelsen

Substitutes

  • 3Dixon
  • 6Toshney
  • 11Nicholls
  • 12Telfer
  • 17Kuate
  • 21Zwick
  • 23van der Velden

Falkirk

  • 24Thomson
  • 4Muirhead
  • 14Grant
  • 15Gasparotto
  • 3Leahy
  • 10Sibbald
  • 8Kerr
  • 7Taiwo
  • 11HippolyteSubstituted forCraigenat 61'minutes
  • 9BairdSubstituted forShepherdat 68'minutes
  • 19McHughSubstituted forAustinat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5McCracken
  • 16Austin
  • 20O'Hara
  • 21Shepherd
  • 26McMinn
  • 28Craigen
  • 33Aird
Referee:
Euan Anderson
Attendance:
6,313

Match Stats

Home TeamDundee UtdAway TeamFalkirk
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home10
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Dundee United 1, Falkirk 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dundee United 1, Falkirk 1.

Tony Andreu (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Taiwo (Falkirk).

Scott Shepherd (Falkirk) hits the left post with a right footed shot from very close range.

Attempt missed. Peter Grant (Falkirk) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Foul by Stewart Murdoch (Dundee United).

Luke Leahy (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Dundee United 1, Falkirk 1. Luke Leahy (Falkirk) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by James Craigen with a cross.

Foul by Tony Andreu (Dundee United).

Aaron Muirhead (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Tony Andreu (Dundee United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Alex Nicholls (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark Kerr (Falkirk).

Attempt missed. Tony Andreu (Dundee United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Tony Andreu (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Taiwo (Falkirk).

Foul by William Edjenguele (Dundee United).

Luca Gasparotto (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee United. Charlie Telfer replaces Scott Allardice.

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Mark Kerr.

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Robbie Thomson.

Attempt saved. Tony Andreu (Dundee United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Willo Flood (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Taiwo (Falkirk).

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Luca Gasparotto.

Booking

Scott Allardice (Dundee United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Attempt missed. James Craigen (Falkirk) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Peter Grant.

Booking

Simon Murray (Dundee United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Simon Murray (Dundee United).

Luke Leahy (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee United. Alex Nicholls replaces Blair Spittal.

Attempt missed. Craig Sibbald (Falkirk) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Scott Shepherd replaces John Baird.

Willo Flood (Dundee United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Nathan Austin (Falkirk).

Scott Allardice (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John Baird (Falkirk).

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Nathan Austin replaces Robert McHugh.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hibernian321613348222661
2Falkirk321410851351652
3Morton311311740301050
4Dundee Utd3113994337648
5Queen of Sth32119124344-142
6Dunfermline31912103939039
7Dumbarton32811134250-835
8Raith Rovers3289152943-1433
9St Mirren31710143849-1131
10Ayr32710153155-2431
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