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Dundee United 2-0 Dumbarton

Bilel Mohsni nets for Dundee United against Dumbarton
Bilel Mohsni score his second goal for Dundee United

Dundee United climbed to fourth place in the Scottish Championship with a comfortable home win over struggling Dumbarton.

Goals towards the end of the first half from Paul McMullan and former Rangers defender Bilel Mohsni lifted the hosts into the promotion play-off places.

First, McMullan latched onto a fine Scott McDonald through-ball and drove low into the bottom corner.

Mohsi doubled the lead on the stroke of half-time with a close-range finish.

The visitors, who sit ninth and are 11 points adrift in the relegation play-off berth, had goalkeeper Scott Gallacher to thank for preventing a heavier defeat.

He produced find stops from McDonald and Billy King as Dundee United ran out deserved winners.

Line-ups

Dundee Utd

Formation 4-4-2

  • 25Lewis
  • 29RalstonBooked at 19mins
  • 91Mohsni
  • 4Durnan
  • 2Murdoch
  • 28SmithBooked at 49minsSubstituted forFraserat 59'minutes
  • 12StantonSubstituted forSlaterat 72'minutes
  • 16Flood
  • 11King
  • 7McMullan
  • 8McDonaldSubstituted forMikkelsenat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Mikkelsen
  • 10Fraser
  • 14Edjenguele
  • 15Slater
  • 17Robson
  • 21Mehmet
  • 24Gillespie

Dumbarton

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Gallacher
  • 22Dick
  • 4Dowie
  • 55Barr
  • 3McLaughlin
  • 20Froxylias
  • 14HuttonBooked at 45minsSubstituted forBurtat 79'minutes
  • 8WilsonSubstituted forGallagherat 61'minutes
  • 25Stirling
  • 21Handling
  • 7GallagherSubstituted forStewartat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Gallagher
  • 9Stewart
  • 10Walsh
  • 15Hill
  • 19Ewings
  • 24Nisbet
  • 31Burt
Referee:
Kevin Clancy
Attendance:
3,620

Match Stats

Home TeamDundee UtdAway TeamDumbarton
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home19
Away6
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away0
Fouls
Home8
Away5

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dundee United 2, Dumbarton 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dundee United 2, Dumbarton 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Scott Fraser (Dundee United).

  4. Post update

    Liam Dick (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Bilel Mohsni (Dundee United).

  6. Post update

    Daniel Handling (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Dundee United. Thomas Mikkelsen replaces Scott McDonald.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Craig Slater (Dundee United).

  9. Post update

    Grant Gallagher (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Liam Burt (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Paul McMullan (Dundee United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Liam Burt (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paul McMullan (Dundee United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Andy Dowie (Dumbarton).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Dumbarton. Liam Burt replaces Kyle Hutton.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Billy King (Dundee United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Billy King (Dundee United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Christopher McLaughlin.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Dundee United. Craig Slater replaces Samuel Stanton.

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