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Partick Thistle 2-1 Dundee

Miles Storey scores
Partick Thistle scored in added time to beat Dundee

Miles Storey scored his first goal for Partick Thistle as they fought back to beat Dundee and seal their first Premiership win of the season.

The Englishman netted two minutes into stoppage time from Kris Doolan's low cross to keep the points in Maryhill.

A-Jay Leitch-Smith's diving header had given Dundee the lead but he later had a penalty saved by Tomas Cerny.

Ryan Edwards was well placed to equalise for the Jags before Storey's dramatic winner.

Thistle's first league win in 16 attempts relieves the pressure somewhat on Alan Archibald as his side move level on points with second bottom Kilmarnock, who are not playing this weekend. Dundee slip to ninth, two points above the bottom two.

Dundee looked on top in the first half and it was immediately evident why manager Neil McCann placed so much trust in the relatively unknown Australian winger Jesse Curran.

Within four minutes the 21-year-old had created two great chances after inventive skill down the right-hand side. Leitch-Smith watched his low effort repelled by Cerny before Sofien Moussa headed over.

At the other end, Dundee goalkeeper Scott Bain reacted well to deny Danny Devine at the back post, but it was the hosts who looked more vulnerable defensively and the Dark Blues exploited that.

Glen Kamara's mazy, roaming run began a move that looked to have ended with Niall Keown clearing off the line from Moussa in the nick of time, yet Kevin Holt was quickest to the loose ball and delivered a low cross for Leitch-Smith to stoop and convert.

Dundee celebrate
Leitch-Smith (centre) scored the opening goal but could not add to his tally

Thistle nearly grabbed a quick equaliser when Edwards' speculative chip landed on the roof of the net.

Moussa almost turned in Lewis Spence's dragged effort before Dundee got an even clearer opportunity to extend their lead - the menacing Leitch-Smith clattered in the box by Cerny, who made amends by saving well from Leitch-Smith with his boot to send the ball high and away.

Despite his penalty miss, Leitch-Smith continued to look full of mischief and had three attempts early in the second half which were either blocked or wayward.

Archibald - the Premiership's longest serving manager - brought on Storey, Blair Spittal and Doolan to try and increase potency.

Storey was presented with a decent chance to level when former Dundee right-back Paul McGinn dispossessed Holt, but Storey's poked shot was deflected wide for a corner.

But the equaliser came. McGinn and Doolan had sent shots goalwards that Bain failed to hold and Edwards was on hand to smash home from 10 yards - the Australian's second of the season.

Partick Thistle celebrate
Thistle celebrate Edwards' equaliser

Moussa was culpable for a glaring miss soon after when the Tunisian could not connect properly with Roarie Deacon's nice lay-off.

Deacon then claimed unsuccessfully for a penalty before the dramatic finale.

Storey raced into the box to meet Doolan's low delivery and spark amazing scenes of celebration from players and home fans alike.

POST-MATCH REACTION

Partick Thistle assistant manager Scott Paterson: "It's a happy dressing room, it's one of relief.

"It was a very tough game, tough 90 minutes, but I think the players showed a lot of character to come through that.

"Hopefully, we can go and build on this now for Tuesday night, next game against Hamilton."

Dundee manager Neil McCann: "There's frustration and a lot of anger because we should be putting teams away when we are so far ahead of them performance-wise.

"I've seen the best players in the world miss penalties. That can happen.

"But we've been very wasteful in a lot of games. If you don't take chances, the door's always open and we get hit with a sucker-punch when we're pushing forward trying to win the match.

"The problem is Miles [Storey] is miles offside. He becomes alive in the second phase and because of that our boys can't get back to him.

"We let ourselves down massively today. If we are clinical at home on Wednesday [against Motherwell] then I have no doubt we'll get the three points."

Line-ups

Partick Thistle

  • 1CernyBooked at 21mins
  • 16McGinn
  • 5KeownBooked at 90mins
  • 15Devine
  • 4TurnbullBooked at 45mins
  • 13Barton
  • 19EdwardsBooked at 81mins
  • 24McCarthySubstituted forStoreyat 56'minutes
  • 10ErskineSubstituted forSpittalat 60'minutes
  • 11Lawless
  • 18SammonSubstituted forDoolanat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Spittal
  • 9Doolan
  • 12Scully
  • 17Nitriansky
  • 20Nisbet
  • 22Fraser
  • 39Storey

Dundee

  • 1Bain
  • 22Hendry
  • 24Meekings
  • 6O'DeaBooked at 83mins
  • 27Curran
  • 8Kamara
  • 18McGowanSubstituted forDeaconat 49'minutesBooked at 59mins
  • 28Spence
  • 3Holt
  • 9MoussaSubstituted forEl Bakhtaouiat 84'minutes
  • 7Leitch-SmithSubstituted forO'Haraat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Kerr
  • 12Parish
  • 14O'Hara
  • 20El Bakhtaoui
  • 21Deacon
  • 23Wolters
  • 34Waddell
Referee:
Euan Anderson
Attendance:
3,358

Match Stats

Home TeamPartick ThistleAway TeamDundee
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home6
Away15
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home8
Away1
Fouls
Home13
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Partick Thistle 2, Dundee 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Partick Thistle 2, Dundee 1.

Miles Storey (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Josh Meekings (Dundee).

Goal!

Goal! Partick Thistle 2, Dundee 1. Miles Storey (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kris Doolan.

Booking

Niall Keown (Partick Thistle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Niall Keown (Partick Thistle).

Kevin Holt (Dundee) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Blair Spittal (Partick Thistle).

Mark O'Hara (Dundee) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Adam Barton (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Dundee).

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee. Faissal El Bakhtaoui replaces Sofien Moussa.

Booking

Darren O'Dea (Dundee) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Miles Storey (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Darren O'Dea (Dundee).

Attempt missed. Mark O'Hara (Dundee) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Booking

Ryan Edwards (Partick Thistle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ryan Edwards (Partick Thistle).

Kevin Holt (Dundee) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Sofien Moussa (Dundee) left footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Partick Thistle 1, Dundee 1. Ryan Edwards (Partick Thistle) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Jesse Curran (Dundee) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Danny Devine (Partick Thistle) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Josh Meekings.

Attempt saved. Roarie Deacon (Dundee) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee. Mark O'Hara replaces A-Jay Leitch-Smith.

Foul by Steven Lawless (Partick Thistle).

Jesse Curran (Dundee) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Partick Thistle. Kris Doolan replaces Conor Sammon.

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Sofien Moussa.

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Darren O'Dea.

Substitution

Substitution, Partick Thistle. Blair Spittal replaces Chris Erskine.

Hand ball by Conor Sammon (Partick Thistle).

Booking

Roarie Deacon (Dundee) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Roarie Deacon (Dundee).

Miles Storey (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Sofien Moussa (Dundee) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Niall Keown (Partick Thistle).

Lewis Spence (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Celtic97202151623
2Aberdeen97201661023
3Rangers95222011917
4Motherwell95131511416
5Hearts104331011-115
6St Johnstone104241315-214
7Hibernian93421413113
8Ross County103161017-710
9Dundee102261119-88
10Hamilton102171421-77
11Kilmarnock9135713-66
12Partick Thistle101361019-96
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