Scottish Championship
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Dundee United 2-0 Livingston

Craig Slater celebrates scoring for Dundee United
Craig Slater, on loan from Colchester, opened his account for United

Craig Slater's first goal for Dundee United helped them warm up for the play-offs by beating second-placed Livingston at Tannadice.

Slater broke the deadlock nine minutes into the second half, converting Billy King's cross at the back post.

Scott McDonald wrapped up the points with five minutes left, heading in after Stewart Murdoch hit the post.

United will now face Dunfermline in the quarter-final play-off, with the first leg at East End Park on Tuesday, 1 May.

The return at Tannadice is next Friday, 4 May.

Livi had gone close to an opener before United scored when Craig Halkett looped a header against the bar, while Scott Fraser saw his effort cleared off the line at the other end.

United keeper Deniz Mehmet saved well to deny Lee Miller, who then headed wide from close range before Jackson Longridge's headed on to the top of the bar for the visitors as they hunted an equaliser.

Line-ups

Dundee Utd

  • 21Mehmet
  • 29Ralston
  • 2Murdoch
  • 91MohsniBooked at 35mins
  • 17Robson
  • 24GillespieSubstituted forBrielsat 88'minutes
  • 12Stanton
  • 15SlaterSubstituted forSmithat 84'minutes
  • 10FraserSubstituted forMikkelsenat 73'minutes
  • 11King
  • 8McDonald

Substitutes

  • 3Scobbie
  • 9Mikkelsen
  • 14Edjenguele
  • 20Briels
  • 25Lewis
  • 28Smith
  • 43Glass

Livingston

  • 1Alexander
  • 31Gallagher
  • 26Halkett
  • 4Lithgow
  • 14Jacobs
  • 8Pittman
  • 6ByrneSubstituted forLongridgeat 72'minutes
  • 24ThompsonSubstituted forFrizzellat 63'minutes
  • 11CaddenSubstituted forMullinat 77'minutes
  • 9Hardie
  • 18Miller

Substitutes

  • 3Longridge
  • 5Buchanan
  • 7Mullin
  • 17Robinson
  • 19Frizzell
  • 20Maley
  • 23De Vita
Referee:
Greg Aitken
Attendance:
5,226

Match Stats

Home TeamDundee UtdAway TeamLivingston
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home10
Away14
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home14
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Dundee United 2, Livingston 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dundee United 2, Livingston 0.

Attempt blocked. Adam Frizzell (Livingston) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Scott Pittman (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordie Briels (Dundee United).

Corner, Livingston. Conceded by Bilel Mohsni.

Scott Pittman (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bilel Mohsni (Dundee United).

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

Foul by Craig Halkett (Livingston).

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee United. Jordie Briels replaces Grant Gillespie.

Attempt saved. Lee Miller (Livingston) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Livingston. Conceded by Stewart Murdoch.

Goal!

Goal! Dundee United 2, Livingston 0. Scott McDonald (Dundee United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Billy King.

Anthony Ralston (Dundee United) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Neil Alexander.

Attempt saved. Bilel Mohsni (Dundee United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee United. Matthew Smith replaces Craig Slater.

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

Foul by Jackson Longridge (Livingston).

Jamie Robson (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Mullin (Livingston).

Foul by Anthony Ralston (Dundee United).

Alan Lithgow (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Declan Gallagher (Livingston).

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

Attempt missed. Ryan Hardie (Livingston) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Livingston. Josh Mullin replaces Nicky Cadden.

Ryan Hardie (Livingston) hits the bar with a header from the left side of the six yard box.

Attempt missed. Thomas Mikkelsen (Dundee United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee United. Thomas Mikkelsen replaces Scott Fraser.

Attempt missed. Lee Miller (Livingston) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Livingston. Jackson Longridge replaces Shaun Byrne.

Corner, Livingston. Conceded by Jamie Robson.

Keaghan Jacobs (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bilel Mohsni (Dundee United).

Attempt missed. Nicky Cadden (Livingston) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Livingston. Adam Frizzell replaces Jordan Thompson.

Attempt saved. Craig Slater (Dundee United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Livingston. Conceded by Stewart Murdoch.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1St Mirren36235863362774
2Livingston361711856371962
3Dundee Utd361871152421061
4Dunfermline361611960352559
5Inverness CT361691153371657
6Queen of Sth361410125953652
7Morton361311124740750
8Falkirk361211134549-447
9Dumbarton3679202763-3630
10Brechin3604322090-704
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