Scottish Championship
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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

Formation 4-5-1

  • 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

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Alloa Athletic 2, Dundee United 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Scott Taggart.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Dario Zanatta (Alloa Athletic).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Booking

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

  8. 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.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Fraser Aird (Dundee United).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Fraser Aird.

  13. Booking

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

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Rachid Bouhenna (Dundee United).

  16. Booking

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

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Stewart Murdoch (Dundee United).

  19. Post update

    Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Liam Dick.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Andy Graham.

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