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Summary

  1. Dundee Utd are relegated with three games remaining
  2. Stoppage-time winner from Wighton
  3. Hat-trick of home derby wins for Dundee

Live Reporting

By Colin Moffat

All times stated are UK

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Dismal end for Dundee United

FT: Dundee 2-1 Dundee Utd

That win lifts Dundee into seventh spot but the losers will grab all the headlines.

Dundee United, who once regularly terrorised Europe's finest, will be scrapping it out in the second tier next season.

Good night...

Dundee United are relegated
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'A broken club'

FT: Dundee 2-1 Dundee Utd

"Dundee United are a broken club," says BBC Sportound's Tom English. "There are a lot of faint hearts in that team and the Championship is not a place for the faint-hearted."

Dundee Utd manager Mixu Paatelainen

Talking to BBC Radio Scotland

"We need to make wholesale changes. There are so many slack areas in the football department. Everything starts from the field and we need to get a strong, hungry team out there.

"I am desperate to build this team again. It's a massive job. It's not easy but I'm more than motivated to do it."

Dundee Utd manager Mixu Paatelainen

Talking to BBC Radio Scotland

"Simply not good enough. We threatened after we took the lead but then what happens? We lose two set-piece goals. It's soft. The same things happen again and again. If you have so many players with a slack attitude that's what happens."

Underperforming United

FT: Dundee 2-1 Dundee Utd

"It must be horrible to be in that dressing room," former Dundee United forward and coach Darren Jackson tells BBC Radio Scotland listeners. "I honestly believed they were good enough to get out of trouble. That squad should not be getting relegated."

Piling on the misery

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Football fans can be a cruel lot... The Dundee fans are slow to leave the stadium as they revel in their neighbours' relegation.

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Dundee manager Paul Hartley

Talking to BBC Radio Scotland

"We're a good team and we keep going to the end. I'm proud of my players. We've beaten last season's points tally and we want to finish seventh."

FT: Dundee 2-1 Dundee Utd

I guess United fans have known this day was coming for quite a while now but to have the final blow delivered by your city rivals has got to hurt.

The TV cameras are busy picking out dejected faces in the away end at Dens Park.

Dundee United are down

FT: Dundee 2-1 Dundee Utd

Well, that performance sums up what has been a wretched season for Dundee United. On the back foot for the first half then getting their noses in front only to throw it away by conceding two of the scruffiest goals you will ever see.

Dundee equalise
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FULL-TIME Dundee 2-1 Dundee Utd

Dundee come from behind to tip neighbours United over the edge and into the Championship for next season.

GOAL Dundee 2-1 Dundee Utd (Wighton)

That's United sunk now... Greg Stewart works the free-kick to Craig Wighton and the young forward's shot slips through a forest of legs to creep inside the far post.

Dundee 1-1 Dundee Utd

Another yellow card as Sean Dillon slides in late on Kane Hemmings. That will eat up some time.

Dundee 1-1 Dundee Utd

Four minutes of time added on... United need a goal to save their skin.

Dundee 1-1 Dundee Utd

United keeper Eiji Kawashima has to leap up and tip over a looping header from Darren O'Dea. The visitors then make their last change as Billy McKay replaces Blair Spittal. They've got to go for it in these last few minutes...

Dundee 1-1 Dundee Utd

It's all kicking off now and Willie Collum might get a repetitive strain injury as he flashes a series of yellow cards. Greg Stewart hacks down Paul Dixon and keeper Eiji Kawashima gets involved in a spot of pushing and shoving. Paul Paton then thunders into a late tackle on Craig Wighton.

GOOD SAVE!

Dundee 1-1 Dundee Utd

Kane Hemmings throws himself at a lovely Greg Stewart's cross drawing an acrobatic save from Eiji Kawashima.

Dundee 1-1 Dundee Utd

Chris Erskine does well to make room for a shot with a surging run but he ruins that good work by hurriedly lashing a rising shot in on goal. A corner is given but Scott Bain is claiming he didn't get a touch and gets booked for his trouble.

GOAL Dundee 1-1 Dundee Utd (Hemmings)

It's not a thing of beauty but it counts and it could mean the end for Dundee United. Kosta Gadzhalov rises highest from a corner and his header somehow makes it over the line, with Kane Hemmings claiming a touch on the goal-line.

GOOD SAVE!

Dundee 0-1 Dundee Utd

Big chance for Edward Ofere to score again as he runs on to a great through ball from Kevin Knoyle but he can only prod his shot against Scott Bain, who off his line quickly and down to block.

Dundee 0-1 Dundee Utd

Simon Murray has put in a real shift for United and he is off for a well-earned breather as Chris Erskine is on for the closing stages.

Dundee 0-1 Dundee Utd

That's why you put a man on the post... Mark Durnan flashes a header on target from a United corner but Nick Ross is in the right place to boot it clear.

Dundee 0-1 Dundee Utd

Better from Dundee as a Gary Harkins header is deflected narrowly wide and United are scrambling to clear from the following corner.

Dundee 0-1 Dundee Utd

Dundee manager Paul Hartley cuts a frustrated figure on the touchline as he sees his team pump a series of aimless, long balls forward. The home side need to get Greg Stewart involved again. He was the man making things happen in the first half.

Dundee 0-1 Dundee Utd

The visitors make a change as Scott Fraser is replaced by Ryan Dow in midfield.

Dundee 0-1 Dundee Utd

Can United build on that Edward Ofere goal? They certainly have the upper hand now as Dundee struggle to find any kind of response.

Edward Ofere celebrates his goal
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Dundee 0-1 Dundee Utd

The visitors have been given a huge lift by that goal and suddenly they are winning all the loose balls and breaking forward with menace looking for a second.

GOAL Dundee 0-1 Dundee Utd (Ofere)

Well, well. Simon Murray charges forward down the left and slips a pass through to John Rankin, who moves the ball on swiftly to Edward Ofere near the penalty spot and the striker stabs a first-time effort past Scott Bain.

Dundee 0-0 Dundee Utd

Now Dundee are shouting for a penalty as Edward Ofere barges into the back of Darren O'Dea. It was clumsy. Very clumsy. But, again, Willie Collum waves play on.

Dundee 0-0 Dundee Utd

Now Simon Murray is penalised for tangling with Julen Etxabeguren on the edge of the Dundee box. The United forward is feeling very hard done by at the moment.

Dundee 0-0 Dundee Utd

Simon Murray goes down in a heap under a challenge from Kosta Gadzhalov, who may just have stood on the United forward's toes, but referee Willie Collum is not interested.

KICK-OFF

Dundee 0-0 Dundee Utd

We're off again. Can United find the win they need to avoid the drop? No changes in personnel.

HT: Dundee 0-0 Dundee Utd

Blue Monday on now. The stadium announcer is on fire!

HT: Dundee 0-0 Dundee Utd

Daydream Believer blasts out at Dens Park, with the "cheer up sleepy Jean" lyric perhaps taunting the visiting fans... The away end is not full, which speaks volumes for the mood at Tannadice.

HT: Dundee 0-0 Dundee Utd

"I just cannot see where United are going to get a goal from," says BBC Sportsound's Tom English. "Nothing is happening for them and Dundee look very comfortable. Whenever there is a 50-50, Dundee are winning it."

HALF-TIME

Dundee 0-0 Dundee Utd

Dundee have been in charge without making their superior play count. United need to find a way into this game or they are going down - at the home of their fiercest rivals.

Paul Paton bumps into referee Willie Collum
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Dundee United skipper Paul Paton collides with referee Willie Collum

Dundee 0-0 Dundee Utd

Craig Wighton shows good determination to get a shot off at the edge of the United box but the strike lacks power and it's easily scooped up by keeper Eiji Kawashima.

Dundee 0-0 Dundee Utd

Dundee United defender Mark Durnan steals a yard on a near post run to meet Blair Spittal's corner but gets too much on his header and can't glance it on target.

Dundee 0-0 Dundee Utd

Best chance of the game so far... Dundee sweep forward and Nick Ross slips the final pass into the path of an unmarked Kane Hemmings at the edge of the penalty box. He'll need to wait for goal number 26 of the season though as he leans back and sends a shot over the top.

Dundee 0-0 Dundee Utd

United are exposed by a high, dipping cross from Dundee full-back Paul McGinn. Kane Hemmings has to stretch to get a boot to the ball and can only awkwardly divert it away from goal from inside the six yard box.

Dundee 0-0 Dundee Utd

Dundee continue to boss the ball but they maybe need a bit more composure in the final third. Neither goalkeeper has been called into action.