Scottish Championship
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Greenock Morton 0-2 Dundee United

Dundee United celebrate
Dundee United remain one point clear of second-place St Mirren

Billy King scored a brace as Dundee United beat Morton to stay top of the Championship table.

Ton goalkeeper Derek Gaston denied Fraser Fyvie and Scott McDonald as United dominated the first half but could not find a breakthrough.

King netted the opener after the interval with a powerful drive from the edge of the box after Robert Thomson went close for the hosts.

And King sealed the win four minutes into injury time.

The result keeps the Tannadice outfit a point clear of St Mirren, while Morton are sixth.

Line-ups

Morton

  • 1Gaston
  • 6Doyle
  • 19Gasparotto
  • 4O'Ware
  • 5LamieBooked at 90mins
  • 8ForbesSubstituted forTiffoneyat 76'minutes
  • 3MurdochSubstituted forTidserat 70'minutes
  • 14Harkins
  • 10ThomsonSubstituted forMcHughat 82'minutes
  • 7Oliver
  • 9Quitongo

Substitutes

  • 11McHugh
  • 12Tidser
  • 15Tiffoney
  • 17Russell
  • 20Doohan
  • 21Langan
  • 22Armour

Dundee Utd

  • 25Lewis
  • 2Murdoch
  • 4DurnanBooked at 45mins
  • 3Scobbie
  • 17Robson
  • 7McMullanSubstituted forQuinnat 86'minutes
  • 12Stanton
  • 23Fyvie
  • 11King
  • 10FraserSubstituted forEdjengueleat 90+1'minutes
  • 8McDonaldSubstituted forNkoyiat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Quinn
  • 9Nkoyi
  • 14Edjenguele
  • 18Allardice
  • 21Mehmet
  • 28Smith
  • 36Appere
Referee:
Gavin Duncan
Attendance:
2,021

Match Stats

Home TeamMortonAway TeamDundee Utd
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home10
Away17
Shots on Target
Home2
Away10
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Morton 0, Dundee United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morton 0, Dundee United 2.

Booking

Ricki Lamie (Morton) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Morton 0, Dundee United 2. Billy King (Dundee United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Fraser Fyvie.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee United. Patrick Nkoyi replaces Scott McDonald.

Attempt missed. Robert McHugh (Morton) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee United. William Edjenguele replaces Scott Fraser.

Attempt saved. Fraser Fyvie (Dundee United) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Michael Doyle (Morton).

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

Foul by Robert McHugh (Morton).

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

Luca Gasparotto (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Scott McDonald (Dundee United).

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee United. Paul Quinn replaces Paul McMullan.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Robert McHugh replaces Robert Thomson.

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Gary Harkins.

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Derek Gaston.

Attempt saved. Paul McMullan (Dundee United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Scott Tiffoney replaces Ross Forbes.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Michael Tidser replaces Andy Murdoch.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Billy King.

Attempt blocked. Ross Forbes (Morton) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Hand ball by Samuel Stanton (Dundee United).

Attempt missed. Jai Quitongo (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

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

Foul by Gary Oliver (Morton).

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Jamie Robson.

Attempt missed. Ross Forbes (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Jai Quitongo (Morton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Samuel Stanton (Dundee United).

Attempt saved. Scott McDonald (Dundee United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Morton 0, Dundee United 1. Billy King (Dundee United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Paul McMullan.

Ricki Lamie (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paul McMullan (Dundee United).

Ross Forbes (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tam Scobbie (Dundee United).

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Scott McDonald.

Foul by Michael Doyle (Morton).

Billy King (Dundee United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dundee Utd1610332214833
2St Mirren16102431201132
3Queen of Sth167542821726
4Livingston147432418625
5Dunfermline1665532221023
6Morton166552418623
7Dumbarton154651420-618
8Inverness CT154561718-117
9Falkirk14167925-169
10Brechin1603131136-253
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