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Dunfermline Athletic 1-3 Dundee United

Scott McDonald makes it 2-0 to United at East End Park
McDonald makes it 2-0 to United at East End Park

Fraser Fyvie scored twice at East End Park as Dundee United moved second in the Championship and Dunfermline tumbled from top spot down to third.

The midfielder slammed in the opener when keeper Sean Murdoch parried a Jamie Robson cross his way.

Scott McDonald then stabbed in to make it 2-0 after a James Keatings free kick was knocked into his path.

Fyvie blazed a terrific second-half shot into the top corner, with Callum Smith grabbing a consolation header.

Substitute Smith had earlier gone close with a deflected shot as the Pars fought for a way back.

United, now a point behind new leaders St Mirren, had chances to extend their lead in a dominant first half, with Billy King hitting the crossbar following a rapid counter-attack.

Line-ups

Dunfermline

  • 1Murdoch
  • 2Williamson
  • 5MorrisBooked at 38mins
  • 6Ashcroft
  • 14TalbotBooked at 90mins
  • 7Higginbotham
  • 27ShielsSubstituted forSplaineat 65'minutes
  • 8Wedderburn
  • 12HopkirkSubstituted forSmithat 45'minutes
  • 9McManusBooked at 73minsSubstituted forRyanat 81'minutes
  • 10Clark

Substitutes

  • 3Martin
  • 13Splaine
  • 16Ryan
  • 17Aird
  • 19Lochhead
  • 20Gill
  • 23Smith

Dundee Utd

  • 25Lewis
  • 16Flood
  • 4Durnan
  • 14Edjenguele
  • 17Robson
  • 11King
  • 20BrielsBooked at 57mins
  • 23Fyvie
  • 7McMullan
  • 8McDonaldBooked at 42minsSubstituted forNkoyiat 90+3'minutes
  • 19KeatingsSubstituted forStantonat 76'minutesBooked at 81mins

Substitutes

  • 9Nkoyi
  • 10Fraser
  • 12Stanton
  • 18Allardice
  • 21Mehmet
  • 28Smith
  • 42Davidson
Referee:
Don Robertson
Attendance:
7,585

Match Stats

Home TeamDunfermlineAway TeamDundee Utd
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home10
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Dunfermline Athletic 1, Dundee United 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dunfermline Athletic 1, Dundee United 3.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee United. Patrick Nkoyi replaces Scott McDonald.

Booking

Jason Talbot (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jason Talbot (Dunfermline Athletic).

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

Foul by Jason Talbot (Dunfermline Athletic).

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

Foul by Andy Ryan (Dunfermline Athletic).

Jordie Briels (Dundee United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Ryan Williamson.

Foul by Nathaniel Wedderburn (Dunfermline Athletic).

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

Attempt blocked. Andy Ryan (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Andy Ryan (Dunfermline Athletic).

Fraser Fyvie (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Nathaniel Wedderburn (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Andy Ryan replaces Declan McManus.

Attempt missed. Lee Ashcroft (Dunfermline Athletic) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Booking

Samuel Stanton (Dundee United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Aaron Splaine (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Samuel Stanton (Dundee United).

Declan McManus (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by William Edjenguele (Dundee United).

Goal!

Goal! Dunfermline Athletic 1, Dundee United 3. Calum Smith (Dunfermline Athletic) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee United. Samuel Stanton replaces James Keatings.

Calum Smith (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordie Briels (Dundee United).

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Ryan Williamson.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by William Edjenguele.

Attempt saved. Calum Smith (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Jamie Robson (Dundee United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Booking

Declan McManus (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Declan McManus (Dunfermline Athletic).

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

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Ryan Williamson.

Attempt missed. Nicky Clark (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt blocked. Declan McManus (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Aaron Splaine replaces Dean Shiels.

Goal!

Goal! Dunfermline Athletic 0, Dundee United 3. Fraser Fyvie (Dundee United) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Willo Flood.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1St Mirren86021913618
2Dundee Utd8521107317
3Dunfermline85122291316
4Livingston84311410415
5Queen of Sth83231411311
6Morton8323119211
7Dumbarton8233711-49
8Falkirk8134614-86
9Inverness CT81251016-65
10Brechin8026619-132
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