Scottish Premiership
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Dundee 2-0 Hamilton Academical

  • 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.

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Interview - Dundee manager Paul Hartley

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

Match ends, Dundee 2, Hamilton Academical 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dundee 2, Hamilton Academical 0.

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

Foul by David Clarkson (Dundee).

Foul by Gary Irvine (Dundee).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee. Philip Roberts replaces Greg Stewart.

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

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

Foul by Kevin Thomson (Dundee).

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

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Stephen Hendrie.

Foul by Kevin Thomson (Dundee).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee. Kevin Thomson replaces Gary Harkins.

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.

Foul by Paul McGowan (Dundee).

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

Foul by Gary Harkins (Dundee).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Darian MacKinnon replaces Ali Crawford.

Booking

Greg Stewart (Dundee) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Dundee 2, Hamilton Academical 0. Greg Stewart (Dundee) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Gary Harkins.

Foul by Gary Irvine (Dundee).

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

Goal!

Goal! Dundee 1, Hamilton Academical 0. David Clarkson (Dundee) header from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Gary Harkins with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Jason Scotland.

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Ziggy Gordon.

Substitution

Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Louis Longridge replaces Daniel Redmond.

Substitution

Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Jason Scotland replaces Mickael Antoine-Curier.

Booking

Stephen Hendrie (Hamilton Academical) is shown the yellow card.

Martin Boyle (Dundee) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Stephen Hendrie (Hamilton Academical).

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee. Martin Boyle replaces Kevin McBride.

Attempt missed. Gary Irvine (Dundee) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Jesus Garcia Tena.

Gary Irvine (Dundee) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Dougie Imrie (Hamilton Academical).

Paul McGowan (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Daniel Redmond (Hamilton Academical).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hamilton117221971223
2Inverness CT11722158723
3Dundee Utd117131913622
4Kilmarnock10622148620
5Aberdeen116141715219
6Celtic95222071317
7Dundee114431413116
8Partick Thistle103251313011
9St Johnstone11317714-710
10St Mirren112271018-88
11Motherwell11218619-137
12Ross County11128928-195
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