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Hamilton Academical 4-0 Dundee United

Lucas Tagliapietra scores a header for Hamilton Academical
Lucas Tagliapietra rises to head home Hamilton's second goal

Hamilton Academical thumped Dundee United with a terrific display of attacking football.

Ali Crawford opened the scoring for the home side, before a header from Lucas Tagliapietra made it 2-0.

Carlton Morris - on-loan from Norwich City - notched his first goal for Accies to make it 3-0.

United were lacklustre throughout and offered relatively little in attack. Christian Nade rubbed salt in United wounds, making it 4-0 in injury time.

Hamilton raced out of the blocks, with attacking midfielder Crawford shooting over after just 28 seconds.

Next to threaten was Hamilton's new German forward Gramoz Kurtaj, but his close range shot was well saved by Luis Zwick.

It took until the 14th minute for United to threaten and when they did it was a tame effort from John Souttar, easily gathered by Hamilton keeper Michael McGovern.

Hamilton finally got their first goal of the season in the 19th minute, and it came from the excellent Crawford. He weaved his way into shooting range before firing a low effort into the net.

The home side kept up the pressure and were soon 2-0 in front. Brazilian-born Italian defender Lucas powering in a header, which found the net via a post.

Three minutes later it was 3-0. Morris evaded the United defence to go one-on-one with United keeper Zwick and managed to poke the ball under the German and into the net.

United were lacklustre, and the best they could muster was a Chris Erskine effort from close range which McGovern palmed wide.

The second-half was much more tame, with Hamilton content to protect their lead while United struggled to respond.

Dundee United's Chris Erskine fires a shot on goal
Chris Erskine get his volley on target, but Michael McGovern saved in the Hamilton goal

Blair Spittal fired in a shot which McGovern easily saved and substitute Robbie Muirhead curled an effort wide.

In the final minute, a tricky run into the box from Erskine resulted in the attacker firing in a low shot, but McGovern got down quickly and produced a good save.

But substitute Christian Nade would provide the icing on the Accies cake as he converted from close range after good play from Kurtaj.

Line-ups

Hamilton

  • 1McGovern
  • 2Gordon
  • 24Tena
  • 44De Lima TagliapietraSubstituted forWatsonat 65'minutes
  • 3Kurakins
  • 6Gillespie
  • 7ImrieSubstituted forLongridgeat 82'minutes
  • 18MacKinnon
  • 11CrawfordBooked at 80mins
  • 12Kurtaj
  • 14MorrisSubstituted forNadeat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 15MacDonald
  • 16Watson
  • 17Longridge
  • 21Docherty
  • 26Martin
  • 27Nade
  • 30Boyd

Dundee Utd

  • 51Zwick
  • 12McGowan
  • 28Donaldson
  • 17DurnanBooked at 7mins
  • 3Dixon
  • 4Souttar
  • 8Rankin
  • 11Erskine
  • 30BodulSubstituted forMuirheadat 59'minutes
  • 20Spittal
  • 15MurraySubstituted forConnollyat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Dillon
  • 10Muirhead
  • 13McCallum
  • 16Telfer
  • 18Connolly
  • 22Fraser
  • 32Lochhead
Referee:
Steven McLean
Attendance:
2,173

Match Stats

Home TeamHamiltonAway TeamDundee Utd
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home14
Away9
Shots on Target
Home8
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Hamilton Academical 4, Dundee United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hamilton Academical 4, Dundee United 0.

Goal!

Goal! Hamilton Academical 4, Dundee United 0. Christian Nade (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Gramoz Kurtaj.

Attempt missed. Aidan Connolly (Dundee United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Chris Erskine (Dundee United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Ryan McGowan (Dundee United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Antons Kurakins (Hamilton Academical).

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

Foul by Coll Donaldson (Dundee United).

Foul by Jesus Garcia Tena (Hamilton Academical).

Robbie Muirhead (Dundee United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Gramoz Kurtaj (Hamilton Academical).

Ryan McGowan (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Louis Longridge replaces Dougie Imrie.

Booking

Darian MacKinnon (Hamilton Academical) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Darian MacKinnon (Hamilton Academical).

Aidan Connolly (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Robbie Muirhead (Dundee United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Antons Kurakins (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ryan McGowan (Dundee United).

Foul by Jesus Garcia Tena (Hamilton Academical).

Ryan McGowan (Dundee United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Christian Nade replaces Carlton Morris.

John Rankin (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Darian MacKinnon (Hamilton Academical).

Foul by Chris Erskine (Dundee United).

Ziggy Gordon (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Craig Watson replaces Lucas because of an injury.

Robbie Muirhead (Dundee United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lucas (Hamilton Academical).

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee United. Robbie Muirhead replaces Darko Bodul.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee United. Aidan Connolly replaces Simon Murray.

Attempt saved. Blair Spittal (Dundee United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Dougie Imrie (Hamilton Academical) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Ryan McGowan (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Carlton Morris (Hamilton Academical).

Attempt missed. Carlton Morris (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Simon Murray (Dundee United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Second Half

Second Half begins Hamilton Academical 3, Dundee United 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Hamilton Academical 3, Dundee United 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hearts4400105512
2Celtic4310104610
3Aberdeen33005149
4Dundee42119547
5Hamilton31114224
6Ross County411245-14
7Dundee Utd411247-34
8Partick Thistle403124-23
9Motherwell410326-43
10St Johnstone402268-22
11Inverness CT402236-32
12Kilmarnock4022410-62
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