Scottish Championship
Queen of Sth3Dundee Utd0

Queen of the South 3-0 Dundee United

Joe Thomson scores
Joe Thomson got Queen of the South's second goal against Dundee United

Queen of the South rounded off their home games with a comfortable win over Dundee United, who despite losing secured their place in the play-offs.

Lyndon Dykes was at the back post to steer home Dominic Thomas' cross and Joe Thomson extended the lead on the half-hour mark.

Substitute Connor Murray with his first touch lifted the ball over keeper Deniz Mehmet from 30 yards for the third.

Scott McDonald rattled the crossbar late on for United.

And Bilel Mohsni headed over in added time.

The Tangerines will face either Dunfermline or Inverness in the Premiership play-off quarter-final, with the winner progressing to face Livingston and the semi-final winner meeting the Premiership's second bottom side in the final. All play-off ties will be played over two legs.

Post-match reaction

Queen of the South manager Gary Naysmith: "It was an outstanding performance, just what we have been searching for at home all season.

"We have been too inconsistent at home and have never really given a complete performance, but I think it was that today.

"Credit to the lads who have kept going and playing for professional pride, the result gives us an opportunity to finish higher up the table if we can win at Brechin next week."

Dundee United manager Casaba Laszlo: "We are in the play-offs but we need a better performance.

"We could've played on and still not score. We came with confidence after our recent games but the players were tired today after a tough run of games.

"The positives from today are that the sun is shining and Dundee United are in the play-offs."

Line-ups

Queen of Sth

  • 20Leighfield
  • 24MercerBooked at 62mins
  • 4Fordyce
  • 5Brownlie
  • 3MarshallBooked at 83mins
  • 10ThomasBooked at 66minsSubstituted forMurrayat 75'minutes
  • 14Jacobs
  • 12Thomson
  • 16ToddSubstituted forRooneyat 87'minutes
  • 11DobbieSubstituted forLyleat 80'minutes
  • 25Dykes

Substitutes

  • 2Rooney
  • 9Lyle
  • 17Murray
  • 19Bell
  • 34Lyle

Dundee Utd

  • 21Mehmet
  • 29Ralston
  • 91Mohsni
  • 2MurdochBooked at 90mins
  • 3Scobbie
  • 16Flood
  • 12StantonBooked at 86mins
  • 11KingSubstituted forFraserat 59'minutes
  • 9MikkelsenSubstituted forEdjengueleat 75'minutes
  • 7McMullanSubstituted forLyngat 45'minutes
  • 8McDonald

Substitutes

  • 10Fraser
  • 14Edjenguele
  • 17Robson
  • 20Briels
  • 24Gillespie
  • 25Lewis
  • 58Lyng
Referee:
Alan Newlands
Attendance:
1,531

Match Stats

Home TeamQueen of SthAway TeamDundee Utd
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home11
Away15
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home16
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Queen of the South 3, Dundee United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Queen of the South 3, Dundee United 0.

Booking

Stewart Murdoch (Dundee United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Scott Mercer (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stewart Murdoch (Dundee United).

Attempt missed. Bilel Mohsni (Dundee United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Anthony Ralston.

Attempt missed. Bilel Mohsni (Dundee United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Shaun Rooney replaces Josh Todd.

Booking

Samuel Stanton (Dundee United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Connor Murray (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Samuel Stanton (Dundee United).

Attempt saved. Emil Lyng (Dundee United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Lyndon Dykes (Queen of the South).

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

Booking

Jordan Marshall (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Scott McDonald (Dundee United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Foul by Scott Mercer (Queen of the South).

Stewart Murdoch (Dundee United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Derek Lyle replaces Stephen Dobbie.

Goal!

Goal! Queen of the South 3, Dundee United 0. Connor Murray (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner.

Foul by Joseph Thomson (Queen of the South).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Connor Murray replaces Dom Thomas.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee United. William Edjenguele replaces Thomas Mikkelsen.

Attempt missed. Scott Fraser (Dundee United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

Foul by Kyle Jacobs (Queen of the South).

Samuel Stanton (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Scott McDonald (Dundee United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Joseph Thomson.

Attempt blocked. Scott McDonald (Dundee United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Darren Brownlie (Queen of the South).

Thomas Mikkelsen (Dundee United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Dom Thomas (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Dom Thomas (Queen of the South).

Thomas Mikkelsen (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Stewart Murdoch.

Josh Todd (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Willo Flood (Dundee United).

Josh Todd (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1St Mirren35235763352874
2Livingston341711656342262
3Dundee Utd35177115042858
4Dunfermline351511956352156
5Inverness CT341491149371251
6Morton3513111147371050
7Queen of Sth351310125452249
8Falkirk351111134449-544
9Dumbarton3579192759-3230
10Brechin3504311985-664
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