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Alloa Athletic 2-1 Dundee United

Dario Zanatta
Dario Zanatta, right, scored the winner

Dundee United are now seven points adrift of the Championship summit after throwing away a lead to lose at Alloa Athletic.

Callum Booth had given Robbie Neilson's side the advantage with a stunning second-half free-kick.

But goals by Andy Graham and Dario Zanatta secured consecutive home wins for Jim Goodwin's part-time side.

Alloa stay third bottom, but edge a further point clear of Falkirk and Partick Thistle.

Alloa Athletic manager Jim Goodwin: "It was difficult to control the emotions when the second one went in. I would have taken a point at 1-0, but that was a fantastic goal to win it.

"We may not have been the better team, but we defended well."

Dundee United manager Robbie Neilson: "That was not acceptable for this club. We just crumbled and that is not good enough.

"I knew when I came in we had to get to January then do some things and that just proved that personnel changes have to be made. I have targets I'd like to get in before Saturday."

Line-ups

Alloa

  • 1Parry
  • 2Taggart
  • 4RoscoeBooked at 59mins
  • 5Graham
  • 3Dick
  • 7CawleySubstituted forShieldsat 66'minutes
  • 6Hetherington
  • 10TroutenSubstituted forBrownat 77'minutes
  • 8Robertson
  • 19ZanattaBooked at 90mins
  • 15Hastie

Substitutes

  • 9Spence
  • 12Burt
  • 14Brown
  • 16Karadachki
  • 18Aloulou
  • 23Shields
  • 31Henry

Dundee Utd

  • 1Siegrist
  • 2MurdochBooked at 81mins
  • 44Watson
  • 4Frans
  • 3Booth
  • 19BouhennaBooked at 83mins
  • 12Stanton
  • 7McMullan
  • 11KingSubstituted forAirdat 76'minutes
  • 9Curran
  • 14Safranko

Substitutes

  • 16Smith
  • 17Robson
  • 20Rabitsch
  • 24Edjenguele
  • 32Glass
  • 33Aird
  • 34Rakovan
Referee:
Greg Aitken
Attendance:
1,859

Match Stats

Home TeamAlloaAway TeamDundee Utd
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home5
Away14
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away11
Fouls
Home8
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Alloa Athletic 2, Dundee United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Alloa Athletic 2, Dundee United 1.

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Scott Taggart.

Callum Booth (Dundee United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Dario Zanatta (Alloa Athletic).

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

Booking

Dario Zanatta (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Alloa Athletic 2, Dundee United 1. Dario Zanatta (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jake Hastie.

Sam Roscoe (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Fraser Aird (Dundee United).

Attempt missed. Fraser Aird (Dundee United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Fraser Aird.

Booking

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

Adam Brown (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Rachid Bouhenna (Dundee United).

Booking

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

Dario Zanatta (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Stewart Murdoch (Dundee United).

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Liam Dick.

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Andy Graham.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Adam Brown replaces Alan Trouten.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee United. Fraser Aird replaces Billy King.

Goal!

Goal! Alloa Athletic 1, Dundee United 1. Andy Graham (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Steven Hetherington following a set piece situation.

Alan Trouten (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Samuel Stanton (Dundee United).

Attempt missed. Connor Shields (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Connor Shields replaces Kevin Cawley.

Attempt missed. Callum Booth (Dundee United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

Goal!

Goal! Alloa Athletic 0, Dundee United 1. Callum Booth (Dundee United) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the top right corner.

Booking

Sam Roscoe (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Sam Roscoe (Alloa Athletic).

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

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Paul Watson.

Attempt saved. Pavol Safranko (Dundee United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Kevin Cawley.

Attempt blocked. Billy King (Dundee United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Stewart Murdoch.

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Neil Parry.

Foul by Jake Hastie (Alloa Athletic).

Rachid Bouhenna (Dundee United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ross County19116235152039
2Ayr18106234161836
3Dundee Utd199552928132
4Inverness CT1851122520526
5Morton196762228-625
6Queen of Sth195952722524
7Dunfermline196582025-523
8Alloa194781927-819
9Partick Thistle1942131732-1514
10Falkirk1934121631-1513
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