Scottish Premiership
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Dundee 2-0 Hamilton Academical

By Charlie MannBBC Scotland
  • Dundee win at home for the first time this season
  • David Clarkson nets fourth goal in four league games
  • Greg Stewart hits the second
  • Hamilton's 11-game unbeaten run ends

David Clarkson and Greg Stewart grabbed the goals as Dundee beat table-topping Hamilton Academical to secure their first home league win of the season.

Accies created the better openings in the first half but Tony Andreu dragged an effort wide and Mikey Devlin headed into the side netting.

Clarkson nodded his fourth goal in four league games and Stewart slotted home the second with a left-foot drive.

Hamilton remain top of the pile despite seeing their 11-game unbeaten run end.

Dundee boss Paul Hartley described Hamilton's visit as the Premiership's "game of the day" and it started that way with Mickael Antoine-Curier drawing a great stop from home goalkeeper Scott Bain after some excellent passing from Accies.

Hamilton have enjoyed a fantastic return to Scotland's top tier and that was emphasised in 12 minutes when they set a new club top-flight clean sheet record, surpassing the previous 416 minutes set in season 2008-09.

At the other end, Andreu passed up a decent chance before Clarkson should have done a lot better for Dundee after getting on the end of a cross from Paul McGowan.

The best chance of the first 45 minutes fell to Hamilton when some terrific passing play led to a shot from Andreu which hit Thomas Konrad and then fell to Dougie Imrie, who forced a superb reflex save from Bain.

David Clarkson rises to power home the header as Dundee hit the front against Hamilton
David Clarkson rises to power home the header as Dundee hit the front against Hamilton

Accies had a strong claim for a penalty turned down by referee John Beaton four minutes into the second half when Danny Redmond was fouled at the edge of the box, with the Accies players claiming it was just inside.

Dundee took the lead when Gary Harkins' corner picked out Clarkson at the back post and he rose to bullet a header past Michael McGovern.

And Stewart then burst through the Accies defence and showed great composure to blast home a left-foot shot.

Michael Devlin can only head into the side netting as Hamilton are frustrated on their trip to Dens Park
Michael Devlin can only head into the side netting as Hamilton are frustrated on their trip to Dens Park

Hamilton boss Alex Neil will be looking for more from his front men when they travel to face Aberdeen in the Scottish League Cup quarter-final at Pittodrie on Wednesday.

Line-ups

Dundee

  • 12Bain
  • 19McGinn
  • 5McPake
  • 4Konrad
  • 2Irvine
  • 18McGowan
  • 29HarkinsSubstituted forThomsonat 78'minutes
  • 8McBrideBooked at 33minsSubstituted forBoyleat 60'minutes
  • 20McAlister
  • 15StewartBooked at 74minsSubstituted forRobertsat 89'minutes
  • 16Clarkson

Substitutes

  • 10Thomson
  • 14Roberts
  • 23Boyle
  • 30Kerr
  • 33Wighton
  • 34Allan
  • 46Gourlay

Hamilton

  • 1McGovern
  • 24Tena
  • 4Devlin
  • 3HendrieBooked at 66mins
  • 2Gordon
  • 6GillespieBooked at 43mins
  • 22Andreu
  • 11CrawfordSubstituted forMacKinnonat 75'minutes
  • 28RedmondSubstituted forLongridgeat 67'minutes
  • 7Imrie
  • 99Antoine-CurierSubstituted forScotlandat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Canning
  • 9Scotland
  • 10Neil
  • 17Longridge
  • 18MacKinnon
  • 19Currie
  • 32Ryan
Referee:
John Beaton
Attendance:
6,035

Match Stats

Home TeamDundeeAway TeamHamilton
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home8
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dundee 2, Hamilton Academical 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dundee 2, Hamilton Academical 0.

  3. Post update

    Michael Devlin (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by David Clarkson (Dundee).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Gary Irvine (Dundee).

  6. Post update

    Dougie Imrie (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Dundee. Philip Roberts replaces Greg Stewart.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Louis Longridge (Hamilton Academical) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a set piece situation.

  9. Post update

    Tony Andreu (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Thomson (Dundee).

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. David Clarkson (Dundee) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Stephen Hendrie.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Thomson (Dundee).

  14. Post update

    Tony Andreu (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Dundee. Kevin Thomson replaces Gary Harkins.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jesus Garcia Tena (Hamilton Academical) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner from a direct free kick.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Paul McGowan (Dundee).

  18. Post update

    Dougie Imrie (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Gary Harkins (Dundee).

  20. Post update

    Jesus Garcia Tena (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the attacking half.