Scottish Championship
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Dundee United 1-0 Brechin City

Scott McDonald scores for Dundee United
McDonald scored his second goal since arriving from Motherwell

Scott McDonald's goal with 10 minutes left kept Dundee United's perfect start to the Scottish Championship intact with victory over struggling Brechin.

Scott Fraser's curling shot was saved by Brechin keeper Graeme Smith early on, while United captain Mark Durnan glanced a header wide.

The visitors hit the post before the break and Jordan Sinclair's shot was tipped over by keeper Harry Lewis.

But McDonald scored from close range to seal a third straight win for United.

They remain two points ahead of Dunfermline, who beat Falkirk 3-1, in second, while Brechin have just one point from their opening three games, the same tally as Falkirk and Inverness.

Line-ups

Dundee Utd

  • 25Lewis
  • 2Murdoch
  • 5Quinn
  • 4Durnan
  • 17Robson
  • 10FraserSubstituted forNkoyiat 75'minutes
  • 23Fyvie
  • 12Stanton
  • 11King
  • 8McDonald
  • 19KeatingsSubstituted forFloodat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Toshney
  • 9Nkoyi
  • 14Edjenguele
  • 16Flood
  • 18Allardice
  • 21Mehmet
  • 38Chalmers

Brechin

  • 1Smith
  • 14LynasSubstituted forO'Neilat 86'minutes
  • 20Crighton
  • 2McLeanBooked at 40mins
  • 3Dyer
  • 6Dale
  • 21Sinclair
  • 18OrsiBooked at 78mins
  • 8Graham
  • 15SparkBooked at 65minsSubstituted forWattat 72'minutes
  • 9JacksonSubstituted forLayneat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Love
  • 10Layne
  • 11Watt
  • 12O'Neil
  • 16Ford
  • 19O'Neil
Referee:
Euan Anderson
Attendance:
6,060

Match Stats

Home TeamDundee UtdAway TeamBrechin
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home12
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home7
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Dundee United 1, Brechin City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dundee United 1, Brechin City 0.

Attempt missed. Paul McLean (Brechin City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Foul by Patrick Nkoyi (Dundee United).

Sean Crighton (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Patrick Nkoyi (Dundee United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sean Crighton (Brechin City).

Substitution

Substitution, Brechin City. Chris O'Neil replaces Aron Lynas because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Patrick Nkoyi (Dundee United) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Aron Lynas.

Substitution

Substitution, Brechin City. Isaac Layne replaces Andrew Jackson.

Goal!

Goal! Dundee United 1, Brechin City 0. Scott McDonald (Dundee United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner.

Attempt missed. Finn Graham (Brechin City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Booking

Kalvin Orsi (Brechin City) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee United. Patrick Nkoyi replaces Scott Fraser because of an injury.

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

Foul by Aron Lynas (Brechin City).

Attempt blocked. Scott Fraser (Dundee United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Brechin City. Liam Watt replaces Euan Spark.

Attempt saved. Stewart Murdoch (Dundee United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Samuel Stanton (Dundee United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Andrew Jackson (Brechin City).

Attempt missed. Mark Durnan (Dundee United) header from very close range misses to the right.

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Sean Crighton.

Samuel Stanton (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Willie Dyer (Brechin City).

Samuel Stanton (Dundee United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by James Dale (Brechin City).

Booking

Euan Spark (Brechin City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Euan Spark (Brechin City).

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee United. Willo Flood replaces James Keatings.

Attempt missed. Scott McDonald (Dundee United) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Fraser Fyvie (Dundee United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Paul Quinn (Dundee United).

Andrew Jackson (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Andrew Jackson (Brechin City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Brechin City. Conceded by Harry Lewis.

Attempt saved. Jordan Sinclair (Brechin City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Brechin City. Conceded by Paul Quinn.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dundee Utd33004139
2Dunfermline32109367
3Queen of Sth32016336
4St Mirren32017616
5Morton31205235
6Dumbarton302112-12
7Livingston302146-22
8Brechin301237-41
9Falkirk301237-41
10Inverness CT301227-51
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