Scottish Championship
Ayr2Dundee Utd0

Ayr United 2-0 Dundee United

Ayr Uniteds Declan McDaid (left) celebrates scoring to make it 2-0
Ayr Uniteds Declan McDaid (left) celebrates scoring to make it 2-0

Ayr United remain top of the Championship after beating managerless Dundee United at Somerset Park.

The prolific Lawrence Shankland slotted the ball under goalkeeper Benjamin Siegrist to give Ayr the opener.

Matty Smith threatened either side of half-time, but Siegrist denied Shankland a second and substitute Declan McDaid should have scored from Fraser Fyvie's poor back-pass.

McDaid hit the crossbar before he did make it 2-0 with a far-post volley.

Line-ups

Ayr

  • 1Doohan
  • 27Smith
  • 15Bell
  • 16Adams
  • 3HarvieBooked at 30mins
  • 6GegganBooked at 90mins
  • 18MurdochBooked at 64mins
  • 4Kerr
  • 10ForrestSubstituted forMcDaidat 64'minutes
  • 7MoffatSubstituted forMooreat 74'minutes
  • 17ShanklandSubstituted forDochertyat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Crawford
  • 9Moore
  • 11McDaid
  • 12McGuffie
  • 14Ferguson
  • 19Hare-Reid
  • 23Docherty

Dundee Utd

  • 1Siegrist
  • 44Watson
  • 4Frans
  • 19BouhennaBooked at 74mins
  • 3Booth
  • 16SmithSubstituted forClarkat 76'minutes
  • 8FyvieSubstituted forStantonat 80'minutes
  • 20Rabitsch
  • 11KingSubstituted forLoembaat 65'minutes
  • 7McMullan
  • 14Safranko

Substitutes

  • 5Barton
  • 10Clark
  • 12Stanton
  • 17Robson
  • 22Wardrop
  • 34Rakovan
  • 90Loemba
Referee:
Greg Aitken
Attendance:
2,621

Match Stats

Home TeamAyrAway TeamDundee Utd
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home7
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Ayr United 2, Dundee United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ayr United 2, Dundee United 0.

Booking

Andrew Geggan (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Hand ball by Andrew Geggan (Ayr United).

Foul by Ross Docherty (Ayr United).

Frederic Frans (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Paul McMullan (Dundee United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Ross Docherty replaces Lawrence Shankland because of an injury.

Paul McMullan (Dundee United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Declan McDaid (Ayr United).

Foul by Paul McMullan (Dundee United).

Daniel Harvie (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee United. Samuel Stanton replaces Fraser Fyvie.

Attempt missed. Pavol Safranko (Dundee United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee United. Nicky Clark replaces Matthew Smith.

Goal!

Goal! Ayr United 2, Dundee United 0. Declan McDaid (Ayr United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Andy Murdoch.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Craig Moore replaces Michael Moffat.

Booking

Rachid Bouhenna (Dundee United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Declan McDaid (Ayr United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the left side of the box.

Attempt blocked. Declan McDaid (Ayr United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Liam Smith (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Frederic Frans (Dundee United).

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Liam Smith.

Foul by Andy Murdoch (Ayr United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee United. Yannick Loemba replaces Billy King.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Declan McDaid replaces Alan Forrest.

Booking

Andy Murdoch (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Andy Murdoch (Ayr United).

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

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

Foul by Andy Murdoch (Ayr United).

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

Foul by Mark Kerr (Ayr United).

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

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Jamie Adams.

Attempt missed. Fraser Fyvie (Dundee United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Foul by Alan Forrest (Ayr United).

Paul McMullan (Dundee United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Jamie Adams.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ayr8611189919
2Ross County85211441017
3Inverness CT8350105514
4Dundee Utd83231214-211
5Dunfermline8323913-411
6Queen of Sth82421610610
7Morton82421012-210
8Partick Thistle8305914-59
9Alloa8044613-74
10Falkirk8107515-103
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