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Scottish Championship: Dunfermline Athletic 1-3 Dundee United

Cammy Bell saves from Gavin Reilly
9 minutes: Cammy Bell, who joined Dundee United after being released by Rangers this summer, saves Gavin Reilly's penalty

Cammy Bell made three first-half penalty saves to help Dundee United beat Dunfermline Athletic despite being reduced to 10 men at East End Park.

The goalkeeper had already stopped a Gavin Reilly spot-kick before Simon Murray's close-range opener for United.

Bell kept out penalties from Nicky Clark and Paul McMullan and Tony Andreu's drive extended the lead.

Michael Paton fired a reply before Paul Dixon's second yellow card, after which Andreu secured the 10 men's victory.

United's Frank van der Struijk was twice the culprit for the penalties, fouling Nicky Clark and then handling the ball in the box, for the second and third spot-kicks, the latter offence incurring a booking.

The win keeps United in fourth place in the Scottish Championship and leaves the Pars with only one win in their five games since promotion.

Cammy Bell saves from Nicky Clark
27 minutes: Bell makes his second penalty save, this time from Nicky Clark
Cammy Bell saves from Paul McMullan
32 minutes: Bell makes an astonishing third penalty save, Paul McMullan the Pars player denied from 12 yards.
Goalkeeping heroics
Walter Scott of Grimsby Town was the first goalkeeper to save three penalties in a single game; he performed this heroic feat in 1909 against Burnley.
Other goalkeepers to achieve this feat include Manchester United's Gary Bailey, who saved three penalties against Ipswich Town at Portman Road in 1980 but still conceded six goals from open play, and Huddersfield Town's Matt Glennon, who saved three spot-kicks in a league game against Crewe Alexandra in 2007.
The most penalties saved in a single season by a goalkeeper is eight (out of 10) by Paul Cooper of Ipswich Town in 1979-80.
In international football, Poland's Jan Tomaszewski (1974) and the United States' Brad Friedel (2002) share the record for most penalty saves in open play, both saving twice from the spot.
Source:Goalkeepers are Different

Line-ups

Dunfermline

  • 43Hutton
  • 2WilliamsonSubstituted forEl Alaguiat 76'minutes
  • 12Ashcroft
  • 4MartinBooked at 57minsSubstituted forCardleat 83'minutes
  • 5Fordyce
  • 7Paton
  • 6GegganBooked at 45mins
  • 16McCabe
  • 18McMullan
  • 37Clark
  • 17Reilly

Substitutes

  • 9Moffat
  • 11Cardle
  • 14Richards-Everton
  • 20Higginbotham
  • 21Herron
  • 30Gill
  • 48El Alagui

Dundee Utd

  • 1BellBooked at 33mins
  • 6ToshneyBooked at 33mins
  • 14Edjenguele
  • 20van der StruijkBooked at 31mins
  • 3DixonBooked at 61mins
  • 16Flood
  • 12Telfer
  • 23van der VeldenSubstituted forDonaldsonat 79'minutes
  • 19Andreu
  • 11ObadeyiSubstituted forRobsonat 62'minutes
  • 9MurraySubstituted forSmithat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Dillon
  • 5Donaldson
  • 7Spittal
  • 10Fraser
  • 15Smith
  • 21Zwick
  • 24Robson
Referee:
John Beaton
Attendance:
5,563

Match Stats

Home TeamDunfermlineAway TeamDundee Utd
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away0
Fouls
Home13
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Dunfermline Athletic 1, Dundee United 3.

Full Time

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

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Lewis Toshney.

Goal!

Goal! Dunfermline Athletic 1, Dundee United 3. Tony Andreu (Dundee United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Cameron Smith.

Foul by Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic).

William Edjenguele (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lee Ashcroft (Dunfermline Athletic).

Charlie Telfer (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rhys McCabe (Dunfermline Athletic).

Cameron Smith (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Callum Fordyce (Dunfermline Athletic).

Cameron Smith (Dundee United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Joe Cardle replaces Lewis Martin.

Attempt saved. Farid El Alagui (Dunfermline Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee United. Coll Donaldson replaces Nick van der Velden.

Attempt missed. Callum Fordyce (Dunfermline Athletic) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Nicky Clark (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Frank van der Struijk (Dundee United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Farid El Alagui replaces Ryan Williamson.

Lee Ashcroft (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cameron Smith (Dundee United).

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

Attempt blocked. Michael Paton (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Lewis Martin (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Tony Andreu (Dundee United).

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee United. Cameron Smith replaces Simon Murray.

Attempt missed. Simon Murray (Dundee United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Lee Ashcroft (Dunfermline Athletic) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Lewis Toshney.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee United. Jamie Robson replaces Tope Obadeyi.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Paul Dixon (Dundee United) for a bad foul.

Michael Paton (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Paul Dixon (Dundee United).

Booking

Lewis Martin (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Tope Obadeyi (Dundee United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lewis Martin (Dunfermline Athletic).

Attempt missed. Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Charlie Telfer.

Goal!

Goal! Dunfermline Athletic 1, Dundee United 2. Michael Paton (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Paul McMullan.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hibernian5500112915
2Queen of Sth5410113813
3Raith Rovers531195410
4Dundee Utd52219548
5Falkirk52125507
6Dumbarton511357-24
7Ayr5113411-74
8Dunfermline5104611-53
9Morton503249-53
10St Mirren5023410-62
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