Scottish Championship
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St Mirren 3-0 Dundee United

Ian McShane
Former Ross County midfielder Ian McShane, left, scored St Mirren's third goal

Lewis Morgan's double helped St Mirren end Dundee United's winning start to the Scottish Championship season.

The 20-year-old fired in the opener from outside the box after 26 minutes, before the Buddies twice struck the woodwork.

Morgan doubled his side's lead three minutes into the second half with a curling effort into the bottom corner.

And former Ross County midfielder Ian McShane's first St Mirren goal sealed the win with 12 minutes to play.

Jack Ross' men join United and Queen of the South on nine points, and sit third in the Championship table, while the Terrors' inferior goal difference means they drop to fourth.

Line-ups

St Mirren

  • 1Samson
  • 15Baird
  • 5Buchanan
  • 44EckersleyBooked at 67mins
  • 25SmithSubstituted forKirkpatrickat 86'minutes
  • 4McGinn
  • 16McShane
  • 2Demetriou
  • 10MorganSubstituted forWhyteat 89'minutes
  • 11Smith
  • 20ReillySubstituted forStewartat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Duffy
  • 9Sutton
  • 17Kirkpatrick
  • 19Stewart
  • 21Stewart
  • 22Whyte
  • 31O'Keefe

Dundee Utd

  • 25Lewis
  • 2Murdoch
  • 4Durnan
  • 5QuinnBooked at 57mins
  • 17RobsonBooked at 18mins
  • 23FyvieBooked at 49minsSubstituted forNkoyiat 65'minutes
  • 16Flood
  • 12Stanton
  • 11King
  • 8McDonaldBooked at 32mins
  • 7McMullanBooked at 15mins

Substitutes

  • 6Toshney
  • 9Nkoyi
  • 14Edjenguele
  • 18Allardice
  • 21Mehmet
  • 33Dailly
  • 44Thomas
Referee:
Kevin Clancy
Attendance:
4,768

Match Stats

Home TeamSt MirrenAway TeamDundee Utd
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home13
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home10
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, St. Mirren 3, Dundee United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, St. Mirren 3, Dundee United 0.

Stewart Murdoch (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Kirkpatrick (St. Mirren).

Mark Durnan (Dundee United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ross Stewart (St. Mirren).

Foul by Scott McDonald (Dundee United).

Gregor Buchanan (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, St. Mirren. Ross Stewart replaces Gavin Reilly.

Substitution

Substitution, St. Mirren. Darren Whyte replaces Lewis Morgan.

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

Foul by Gavin Reilly (St. Mirren).

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

Substitution

Substitution, St. Mirren. Jordan Kirkpatrick replaces Liam Smith because of an injury.

Patrick Nkoyi (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gregor Buchanan (St. Mirren).

Foul by Jamie Robson (Dundee United).

Lewis Morgan (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! St. Mirren 3, Dundee United 0. Ian McShane (St. Mirren) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Lewis Morgan.

Attempt missed. Scott McDonald (Dundee United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

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

Foul by Gregor Buchanan (St. Mirren).

Foul by Stewart Murdoch (Dundee United).

Cameron Smith (St. Mirren) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Cameron Smith (St. Mirren) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, St. Mirren. Conceded by Mark Durnan.

Foul by Willo Flood (Dundee United).

Cameron Smith (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Cameron Smith (St. Mirren) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

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

Booking

Adam Eckersley (St. Mirren) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Paul McMullan (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Eckersley (St. Mirren).

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee United. Patrick Nkoyi replaces Fraser Fyvie.

Attempt missed. Samuel Stanton (Dundee United) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Stephen McGinn (St. Mirren) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, St. Mirren. Conceded by Willo Flood.

Corner, St. Mirren. Conceded by Fraser Fyvie.

Corner, St. Mirren. Conceded by Jamie Robson.

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Cameron Smith.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dunfermline43101331010
2Queen of Sth430110469
3St Mirren430110649
4Dundee Utd43014409
5Morton41215325
6Livingston412156-15
7Inverness CT411267-14
8Dumbarton402216-52
9Falkirk4013411-71
10Brechin4013311-81
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