Scottish League Cup - Group C
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Dundee United win 4-3 on penalties

Dundee 1-1 Dundee United (3-4 on pens)

Harry Lewis saves Roarie Deacon's penalty
Harry Lewis saved Roarie Deacon's penalty to secure a bonus point for United

Dundee United beat Dundee on penalties to win Group C in the Scottish League Cup first round.

And they will meet again after being paired together in the second round.

Billy King hit the post for the visitors and, just before half-time, Paul McMullan finished a neat move involving Scott Fraser and Sam Stanton.

Mark O'Hara drew Dundee level when Scott Allan's low cross picked him out, and Jack Hendry almost won it at the death with a header off the post.

The game was settled by spot-kicks to determine who got the bonus point to secure top spot.

Dundee's Faissal El Bakhtaoui and United's Logan Chalmers saw their efforts saved, before Roarie Deacon missed the crucial last kick to hand the visitors victory.

But Dundee reached the last 16 as one of the four best group runners-up and will host their city rivals again on 8 or 9 August.

It was a derby that took its time to get going, not helped by some torrential rain that made it a mistake-fest for periods. Dundee had their new striker, Sofien Moussa, up front and with five goals in his first three games there was much expected of the big Tunisian.

Dundee had the majority of possession in the opening half but could do precious little with it. Out on the right they had Deacon, a livewire who had the beating of Tam Scobbie all day. What Deacon did not have was a modicum of composure and accuracy when delivering the ball into the box. That was a recurring theme of the day.

Time and time again he failed to beat the first United defender. Moussa's tongue was practically hanging out of his head in anticipation of a ball he could attack.

Jack Hendry has a chance for Dundee
Hendry almost won the match for Dundee in regulation time

It was United, against the run of play and operating without a recognised striker, who unlocked the game. They came painfully close when King's shot thumped back off Scott Bain's post, but on the stroke of half-time they opened the scoring.

It owed much to Stanton's run in behind the Dundee defence, the midfielder then squaring to McMullan who trundled it across the scrambling Bain.

McMullan was the de facto striker for United. It was his third goal of this League Cup campaign.

The intensity levels upped considerably after the break. United had a chance to make it two when forceful running from McMullan set up a chance for King, who pulled it across Bain's goal and wide.

Dundee stirred at that point and they ought to have gone on and won the game fairly comfortably.

Moussa nodded in, but was offside. Then, Allan picked out O'Hara whose shot found turf and then net for the equaliser.

Scott McDonald came on for his United debut later on but a winner never came for either side. Deacon had a chance when scurrying through on goal, but he could not finish. Dundee had another big moment when Hendry headed on to the post with time nearly up.

To penalties it went to discover who would advance to the last 16 as group winners. El Bakhtaoui had his penalty saved by Harry Lewis and, later, Chalmers had his effort stopped by Bain.

McDonald's rifled finish meant that Deacon had to score to extend the shoot-out but Lewis denied him.

Line-ups

Dundee

  • 1Bain
  • 2Kerr
  • 34WaddellSubstituted forHendryat 80'minutes
  • 6O'DeaBooked at 34mins
  • 3Holt
  • 14O'HaraSubstituted forEl Bakhtaouiat 70'minutes
  • 8Kamara
  • 21Deacon
  • 18McGowan
  • 10AllanSubstituted forWoltersat 78'minutes
  • 9Moussa

Substitutes

  • 4Vincent
  • 7Hateley
  • 12Parish
  • 20El Bakhtaoui
  • 22Hendry
  • 23Wolters
  • 29Haber

Dundee Utd

  • 25Lewis
  • 6Toshney
  • 4Durnan
  • 14EdjengueleBooked at 90mins
  • 3Scobbie
  • 18AllardiceSubstituted forFloodat 77'minutesBooked at 86mins
  • 20Briels
  • 7McMullanBooked at 52mins
  • 10FraserSubstituted forMcDonaldat 68'minutes
  • 12StantonSubstituted forChalmersat 90'minutes
  • 11King

Substitutes

  • 5Donaldson
  • 8McDonald
  • 16Flood
  • 17Robson
  • 21Mehmet
  • 26Ballantyne
  • 38Chalmers
Referee:
Kevin Clancy
Attendance:
10,460

Match Stats

Home TeamDundeeAway TeamDundee Utd
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home13
Away9
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away1
Fouls
Home13
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Dundee 1(3), Dundee United 1(4).

Penalties over

Penalty Shootout ends, Dundee 1(3), Dundee United 1(4).

Penalty saved! Roarie Deacon (Dundee) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Dundee 1(3), Dundee United 1(4). Scott McDonald (Dundee United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Dundee 1(3), Dundee United 1(3). Darren O'Dea (Dundee) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty saved! Logan Chalmers (Dundee United) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Dundee 1(2), Dundee United 1(3). Sofien Moussa (Dundee) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Dundee 1(1), Dundee United 1(3). Lewis Toshney (Dundee United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Dundee 1(1), Dundee United 1(2). Randy Wolters (Dundee) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Dundee 1, Dundee United 1(2). Billy King (Dundee United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

Penalty saved! Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Dundee) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Dundee 1, Dundee United 1(1). Paul McMullan (Dundee United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalties in progress

Penalty Shootout begins Dundee 1, Dundee United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dundee 1, Dundee United 1.

Attempt blocked. Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Dundee) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Tam Scobbie.

Jack Hendry (Dundee) hits the right post with a header from the centre of the box.

Roarie Deacon (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Willo Flood (Dundee United).

Attempt saved. Roarie Deacon (Dundee) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

William Edjenguele (Dundee United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Sofien Moussa (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by William Edjenguele (Dundee United).

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee United. Logan Chalmers replaces Samuel Stanton.

Scott McDonald (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jack Hendry (Dundee).

Foul by Jack Hendry (Dundee).

Billy King (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Cammy Kerr (Dundee).

Billy King (Dundee United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Willo Flood (Dundee United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Cammy Kerr (Dundee) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Willo Flood (Dundee United).

Attempt saved. Roarie Deacon (Dundee) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Lewis Toshney.

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Tam Scobbie.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee. Jack Hendry replaces Kerr Waddell because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee. Randy Wolters replaces Scott Allan.

Scott Allan (Dundee) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Paul McMullan (Dundee United).

goal

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Falkirk44001311212
2Inverness CT42115328
3Stirling42116517
4Brechin401319-82
5Forfar4013310-71

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dunfermline42201331010
2Peterhead43017619
3Hearts42117437
4East Fife411236-34
5Elgin4004213-110

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dundee Utd4310102811
2Dundee431082610
3Raith Rovers42029546
4Cowdenbeath4103511-63
5Buckie Thistle4004315-120

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hibernian43101311210
2Ross County422080810
3Arbroath412167-16
4Montrose4103215-133
5Alloa401328-61

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ayr44001531212
2Kilmarnock43019369
3Clyde4202711-46
4Annan Athletic4013210-82
5Dumbarton401328-61

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Motherwell44001221012
2Morton42118628
3Queen's Park42119907
4Edinburgh City4013312-92
5Berwick401347-31

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hamilton422011659
2Albion413012937
3Queen of Sth41306427
4East Kilbride411259-45
5Stenhousemuir401339-62

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Livingston431083511
2Partick Thistle431092710
3St Mirren42029726
4Airdrieonians4103410-63
5Stranraer4004412-80
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