Scottish League Cup - Group C
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Dundee United 4-1 Cowdenbeath

Scott Fraser scores a penalty
Scott Fraser's penalty put United three up

Dundee United made it three Scottish League Cup first-round wins out of three with a home victory over Cowdenbeath in Group C.

Sam Stanton struck on the half-hour and Billy King fired United's second just after the break.

Scott Fraser converted a penalty after Matty Smith had been fouled by Jamie Pyper.

Cameron Muirhead replied for Cowdenbeath but Smith netted from close range to complete the scoring.

United move three points clear of Dundee, with the city rivals meeting next Sunday at Dens Park.

Before then Dundee, who have two wins out of two, will play their third group game against Cowdenbeath on Wednesday.

Cowden have one win so far while Buckie Thistle, who lost at Dundee on Saturday, and Raith Rovers have no points.

The eight group winners and four best runners-up progress to the knockout stage where they are joined by the four teams in European competition - Celtic, Aberdeen, Rangers and St Johnstone.

Sam Stanton celebrates
Stanton celebrated his first Dundee United goal

Line-ups

Dundee Utd

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 25Lewis
  • 6ToshneySubstituted forBallantyneat 82'minutes
  • 3Scobbie
  • 14Edjenguele
  • 17Robson
  • 12Stanton
  • 20BrielsSubstituted forAllardiceat 68'minutes
  • 7McMullan
  • 10FraserSubstituted forChalmersat 75'minutes
  • 11King
  • 28Smith

Substitutes

  • 5Donaldson
  • 18Allardice
  • 21Mehmet
  • 26Ballantyne
  • 27Smith
  • 38Chalmers
  • 44Thomas

Cowdenbeath

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1McGurnSubstituted forMcGovernat 45'minutes
  • 6Syme
  • 2Pyper
  • 5Rumsby
  • 7McInallySubstituted forMorrisat 65'minutes
  • 4Mullen
  • 10Miller
  • 11Swann
  • 3Rutherford
  • 8BuchananBooked at 9mins
  • 9MuirheadSubstituted forConnellyat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Connelly
  • 14Thomson
  • 15Ovenstone
  • 16Morris
  • 17McGovern
  • 18Turnbull
  • 19Leslie
Referee:
Alan Newlands
Attendance:
3,253

Match Stats

Home TeamDundee UtdAway TeamCowdenbeath
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home15
Away3
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home6
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dundee United 4, Cowdenbeath 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dundee United 4, Cowdenbeath 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Scott Allardice (Dundee United).

  4. Post update

    Robbie Buchanan (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paul McMullan (Dundee United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  6. Post update

    Matthew Smith (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Scott Rumsby (Cowdenbeath).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Joe McGovern.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Matthew Smith (Dundee United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Matthew Smith (Dundee United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Ryan Connelly replaces Cameron Muirhead.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Billy King (Dundee United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Dundee United. Cammy Ballantyne replaces Lewis Toshney.

  15. Post update

    Billy King (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Scott Rumsby (Cowdenbeath).

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Dundee United 4, Cowdenbeath 1. Matthew Smith (Dundee United) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Billy King (Dundee United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Scott Rumsby (Cowdenbeath).

  20. Post update

    Tam Scobbie (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Falkirk22006156
2Inverness CT31113215
3Stirling311145-14
4Brechin201114-32
5Forfar201124-21

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dunfermline3210111108
2Hearts22004046
3Peterhead210125-33
4East Fife301204-41
5Elgin200207-70

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dundee Utd33009189
2Dundee22004136
3Cowdenbeath210156-13
4Raith Rovers200214-30
5Buckie Thistle300329-70

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ross County32108088
2Arbroath21105145
3Hibernian21104044
4Alloa201113-21
5Montrose3003014-140

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Kilmarnock32016336
2Ayr22004136
3Clyde32016606
4Dumbarton200225-30
5Annan Athletic200214-30

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Motherwell22009186
2Morton311136-35
3Queen's Park311167-14
4Edinburgh City201125-32
5Berwick201123-11

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Queen of Sth31204225
2Hamilton21104225
3Albion21106334
4Stenhousemuir201124-22
5East Kilbride301238-52

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Livingston32104138
2Partick Thistle21106154
3Airdrieonians21013303
4St Mirren310247-33
5Stranraer200227-50
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