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Dundee United 2-0 Queen of the South: First Tannadice win for manager Robbie Neilson

Pressure from Paul McMullan led to Dundee United's second goal at Tanandice
Pressure from Paul McMullan led to Dundee United's second goal at Tanandice

Manager Robbie Neilson celebrated his first home win as Dundee United extended their unbeaten run to four games by beating Queen of the South.

Pavol Safranko headed in a Fraser Aird cross after three minutes and United dominated for long spells.

Victory was wrapped up when Paul McMullan forced Michael Doyle to overhit a back-pass into his own net.

The win moves United to within four points of second-placed Ross County, with a visit to Dingwall next weekend.

Dundee United manager Robbie Neilson: "Another clean sheet is massive. The key for me was the defence was organised and, when we lost the ball up high, every time it came out we won it.

"For me, that's a really big step. Get the first result at home, a really good performance, and it sets us up for Ross County next week, which is a massive game."

Queen of the South manager Gary Naysmith: "We dug in after giving away a poor goal. Dundee United had the bulk of play and forced us back in the first half.

"With the possession they had, Dundee United probably deserved the win but at no point did I think they were cutting us open."

Line-ups

Dundee Utd

  • 1Siegrist
  • 2Murdoch
  • 19Bouhenna
  • 24Edjenguele
  • 3BoothSubstituted forBartonat 86'minutes
  • 33AirdSubstituted forClarkat 58'minutes
  • 12Stanton
  • 8Fyvie
  • 11King
  • 7McMullan
  • 14SafrankoBooked at 38minsSubstituted forCurranat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Barton
  • 9Curran
  • 10Clark
  • 16Smith
  • 20Rabitsch
  • 34Rakovan
  • 90Loemba

Queen of Sth

  • 1Martin
  • 2MercerBooked at 35minsSubstituted forSempleat 51'minutes
  • 6DoyleBooked at 54mins
  • 4Fordyce
  • 3Marshall
  • 7StirlingSubstituted forHarkinsat 73'minutes
  • 8JacobsBooked at 90mins
  • 22NormanBooked at 71mins
  • 10Todd
  • 11Dobbie
  • 25Dykes

Substitutes

  • 12Semple
  • 14Harkins
  • 17Murray
  • 19Bell
  • 20Leighfield
  • 26Ivison
  • 27Irving
Referee:
Craig Thomson
Attendance:
5,171

Match Stats

Home TeamDundee UtdAway TeamQueen of Sth
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home13
Away2
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home6
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Dundee United 2, Queen of the South 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dundee United 2, Queen of the South 0.

Booking

Kyle Jacobs (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Nicky Clark (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kyle Jacobs (Queen of the South).

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

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee United. Adam Barton replaces Callum Booth because of an injury.

Delay in match Callum Booth (Dundee United) because of an injury.

Goal!

Own Goal by Michael Doyle, Queen of the South. Dundee United 2, Queen of the South 0.

Nicky Clark (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Stephen Dobbie (Queen of the South).

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee United. Craig Curran replaces Pavol Safranko.

Foul by Billy King (Dundee United).

Michael Doyle (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Gary Harkins replaces Andy Stirling.

Attempt missed. Nicky Clark (Dundee United) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt blocked. Nicky Clark (Dundee United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

David Norman (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Billy King (Dundee United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by David Norman (Queen of the South).

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Benjamin Siegrist.

Attempt saved. Lyndon Dykes (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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

Foul by Michael Doyle (Queen of the South).

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by David Norman.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee United. Nicky Clark replaces Fraser Aird because of an injury.

Foul by William Edjenguele (Dundee United).

Michael Doyle (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Foul by David Norman (Queen of the South).

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

Foul by Pavol Safranko (Dundee United).

Kyle Jacobs (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Stewart Murdoch (Dundee United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Michael Doyle (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Michael Doyle (Queen of the South).

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Samuel Stanton.

Foul by Billy King (Dundee United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ayr1291224111328
2Ross County127412481625
3Dundee Utd126331916321
4Morton125431819-119
5Inverness CT123901510518
6Queen of Sth124442014616
7Dunfermline124351218-615
8Partick Thistle123091123-129
9Alloa12156717-108
10Falkirk121110620-144
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