Scottish Championship
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Dundee United 2-1 St Mirren

Dundee United midfielder Sam Stanton
Dundee United midfielder Sam Stanton scored what turned out to be the winning goal at Tannadice

Dundee United drew level on points with St Mirren at the top of the Championship with a 2-1 victory.

Mark Durnan put the hosts in front after 11 minutes, heading home Scott Fraser's cross.

Thomas Scobie blocked a Kyle Magennis effort that looked like a certain equaliser, before Sam Stanton added a second late on.

Adam Eckersley pulled one back for the visitors in stoppage time but it was too late to stop United winning.

The home side's win ended St Mirren's five-game unbeaten run, although the Paisley side remain on top of the Championship on goal difference.

Line-ups

Dundee Utd

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 25Lewis
  • 2Murdoch
  • 4Durnan
  • 3Scobbie
  • 17Robson
  • 28SmithSubstituted forFyvieat 69'minutesBooked at 70mins
  • 12Stanton
  • 16Flood
  • 11King
  • 10Fraser
  • 8McDonaldSubstituted forKeatingsat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7McMullan
  • 9Nkoyi
  • 14Edjenguele
  • 18Allardice
  • 19Keatings
  • 21Mehmet
  • 23Fyvie

St Mirren

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1SamsonBooked at 80mins
  • 25Smith
  • 26McCart
  • 15Baird
  • 44Eckersley
  • 4McGinn
  • 16McShaneBooked at 80mins
  • 7MagennisSubstituted forSuttonat 64'minutes
  • 11Smith
  • 10Morgan
  • 20ReillySubstituted forHilsonat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Demetriou
  • 5Buchanan
  • 9Sutton
  • 18Hilson
  • 19Stewart
  • 21Stewart
  • 30MacPherson
Referee:
Greg Aitken
Attendance:
6,936

Match Stats

Home TeamDundee UtdAway TeamSt Mirren
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home14
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away9
Fouls
Home8
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dundee United 2, St. Mirren 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dundee United 2, St. Mirren 1.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Dundee United 2, St. Mirren 1. Adam Eckersley (St. Mirren) left footed shot from outside the box to the high centre of the goal.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Liam Smith.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. James Keatings (Dundee United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  6. Post update

    Corner, St. Mirren. Conceded by Jamie Robson.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Lewis Morgan (St. Mirren) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  8. Post update

    Corner, St. Mirren. Conceded by Harry Lewis.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Tam Scobbie (Dundee United).

  10. Post update

    John Sutton (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Dundee United. James Keatings replaces Scott McDonald.

  12. Post update

    Stephen McGinn (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Scott Fraser (Dundee United).

  14. Booking

    Ian McShane (St. Mirren) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Post update

    Scott Fraser (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Ian McShane (St. Mirren).

  17. Booking

    Craig Samson (St. Mirren) is shown the yellow card.

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Dundee United 2, St. Mirren 0. Samuel Stanton (Dundee United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Scott Fraser.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Fraser Fyvie (Dundee United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Samuel Stanton (Dundee United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.