Scottish Championship
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Dundee United 1-1 Partick Thistle: Tangerines held at Tannadice

Fraser Fyvie scores a penalty
Fraser Fyvie's penalty ensured Dundee United avoided a second straight defeat

Dundee United were held by Partick Thistle and missed the chance to go to within a point of second place as the Jags went bottom of the Championship.

Kris Doolan headed Thistle in front early on.

Fraser Fyvie levelled from the penalty spot for the Tangerines after the break following a foul by Sean McGinty on substitute Aidan Nesbitt.

But United could not find a winner, Pavol Safrankopenalised for a foul on goalkeeper Conor Hazard as he netted.

Robbie Neilson's side are three points behind Ayr United and six off leaders Ross County with the top two both having lost this weekend.

Gary Caldwell's Thistle are a point behind Falkirk, who beat hosts Ayr, and five behind Alloa Athletic after the Wasps drew away to Dunfermline.

'You can see the quality Aidan Nesbitt brings' - reaction

Dundee United manager Robbie Neilson: "We changed it at half time and got control of the game. The first half wasn't a great spectacle for anyone.

"We dominated the second half and should have scored more goals.

"You can see the quality Aidan Nesbitt brings. We had six or seven really good chances and on another day we could have taken three or four of them. He's the guy creating them.

"I was hoping to get another signing in today but it didn't go through, hopefully early next week we'll do it. We've got another couple of targets as well. It's important to get them in as quick as we can."

Partick Thistle manager Gary Caldwell: "It was a fantastic performance in the first half. We need to be more clinical during that period and the game would have been finished.

"They get a soft penalty - which has happened to us a lot. And the rest of the game was probably 50-50. We were a threat on the counter-attack, while they had more possession without hurting us that much.

"Gary Harkins gave us a great range of passing but he's not 100% fit, so he had to come off, the same with Stevie Saunders."

Line-ups

Dundee Utd

  • 1Siegrist
  • 2Murdoch
  • 19Bouhenna
  • 4Frans
  • 3BoothBooked at 48mins
  • 12Stanton
  • 8Fyvie
  • 16SmithSubstituted forKingat 78'minutes
  • 7McMullan
  • 33AirdSubstituted forNesbittat 45'minutes
  • 14Safranko

Substitutes

  • 9Curran
  • 11King
  • 15Nesbitt
  • 17Robson
  • 20Rabitsch
  • 34Rakovan
  • 44Watson

Partick Thistle

  • 15Hazard
  • 2Elliott
  • 43SaundersSubstituted forJefferiesat 76'minutes
  • 6McGinty
  • 3Penrice
  • 7SpittalBooked at 90mins
  • 11HarkinsSubstituted forCardleat 65'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 8Bannigan
  • 17Slater
  • 19StoreySubstituted forRoyat 80'minutes
  • 9Doolan

Substitutes

  • 10Erskine
  • 16McCarthy
  • 20Wilson
  • 23Sneddon
  • 30Jefferies
  • 32Cardle
  • 99Roy
Referee:
Bobby Madden
Attendance:
5,282

Match Stats

Home TeamDundee UtdAway TeamPartick Thistle
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home10
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away8
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Dundee United 1, Partick Thistle 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dundee United 1, Partick Thistle 1.

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

Foul by Paul McMullan (Dundee United).

Christie Elliott (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Blair Spittal (Partick Thistle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Joe Cardle (Partick Thistle) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Fraser Fyvie (Dundee United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Foul by Paul McMullan (Dundee United).

Blair Spittal (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Samuel Stanton (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Cardle (Partick Thistle).

Attempt saved. Aidan Nesbitt (Dundee United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Aidan Nesbitt (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sean McGinty (Partick Thistle).

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

Foul by Joe Cardle (Partick Thistle).

Attempt missed. Billy King (Dundee United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt blocked. Paul McMullan (Dundee United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Partick Thistle. Alistair Roy replaces Miles Storey.

Foul by Callum Booth (Dundee United).

Christie Elliott (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee United. Billy King replaces Matthew Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, Partick Thistle. Daniel Jefferies replaces Steven Saunders.

Foul by Pavol Safranko (Dundee United).

(Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by James Penrice.

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

Foul by Stuart Bannigan (Partick Thistle).

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

Foul by Miles Storey (Partick Thistle).

Attempt saved. Craig Slater (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Partick Thistle. Joe Cardle replaces Gary Harkins.

Goal!

Goal! Dundee United 1, Partick Thistle 1. Fraser Fyvie (Dundee United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty Dundee United. Aidan Nesbitt draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Sean McGinty (Partick Thistle) after a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt blocked. Paul McMullan (Dundee United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Gary Harkins (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Kris Doolan (Partick Thistle) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Fraser Fyvie.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ross County20116335161939
2Ayr19106334171736
3Dundee Utd209653029133
4Morton207762328-528
5Queen of Sth206952923627
6Inverness CT1951132622426
7Dunfermline206682227-524
8Alloa204882129-820
9Falkirk2044121731-1416
10Partick Thistle2043131833-1515
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