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Dunfermline 0-2 Dundee United: Robbie Neilson's men ease to win

Paul McMullan
Paul McMullan scored, then missed a penalty, against his former club

Dundee United continued their revival under Robbie Neilson by sweeping aside Dunfermline Athletic at East End Park.

Paul McMullan headed United into the lead after 24 minutes in front of more than 1800 visiting fans.

And Billy King doubled the lead on the hour, before McMullan missed a penalty.

The win takes United's tally under Neilson to seven points from three matches and moves them up to third in the Championship, five adrift of leaders Ross County.

Dunfermline, meanwhile, stay in seventh place, five points behind the play-off spots.

Line-ups

Dunfermline

Formation 4-4-2

  • 16Robinson
  • 2Williamson
  • 6Ashcroft
  • 14Devine
  • 3Longridge
  • 28CraigenSubstituted forConnollyat 62'minutes
  • 8Beadling
  • 19VincentSubstituted forThomsonat 77'minutes
  • 10LongridgeSubstituted forRyanat 69'minutes
  • 18El BakhtaouiBooked at 25mins
  • 15Hippolyte

Substitutes

  • 9Ryan
  • 11Connolly
  • 12Martin
  • 17Thomson
  • 20Gill
  • 35Keena
  • 36Muirhead

Dundee Utd

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Siegrist
  • 2Murdoch
  • 19BouhennaBooked at 46mins
  • 4FransBooked at 43mins
  • 3Booth
  • 12StantonBooked at 82mins
  • 8FyvieBooked at 90mins
  • 33AirdSubstituted forRabitschat 78'minutes
  • 7McMullan
  • 11KingSubstituted forClarkat 63'minutesBooked at 63mins
  • 14SafrankoSubstituted forCurranat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Curran
  • 10Clark
  • 16Smith
  • 20Rabitsch
  • 24Edjenguele
  • 34Rakovan
  • 90Loemba
Referee:
Steven Kirkland
Attendance:
6,349

Match Stats

Home TeamDunfermlineAway TeamDundee Utd
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home10
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home16
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dunfermline Athletic 0, Dundee United 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dunfermline Athletic 0, Dundee United 2.

  3. Post update

    Lee Ashcroft (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Craig Curran (Dundee United).

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Andy Ryan (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  6. Booking

    Fraser Fyvie (Dundee United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Fraser Fyvie (Dundee United).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Dundee United. Craig Curran replaces Pavol Safranko because of an injury.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lee Ashcroft (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Paul McMullan.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Callum Booth.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Danny Devine (Dunfermline Athletic).

  14. Post update

    Pavol Safranko (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Fraser Fyvie (Dundee United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Danny Devine.

  17. Booking

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

  18. Post update

    Samuel Stanton (Dundee United) has gone down, but that's a dive.

  19. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Ryan Williamson (Dunfermline Athletic) after a foul in the penalty area.

  20. Post update

    Penalty missed! Still Dunfermline Athletic 0, Dundee United 2. Paul McMullan (Dundee United) hits the right post with a right footed shot.

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