Scottish Cup - Fourth Round
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Montrose 0-3 Dundee Utd: Safranko, Booth & King give visitors win

Pavol Safranko scores
Pavol Safranko's opener was his 10th goal of the season

Championship side Dundee United eased into the fifth round of the Scottish Cup after brushing aside League One hosts Montrose at Links Park.

Pavol Safranko gave the visitors an early lead, bundling in at the second attempt after Aidan Nesbitt's cross.

And Callum Booth put Robbie Neilson's side in command with a composed finished before the break.

The two-time winners added late efforts through Billy King and Ian Harkes to confirm their place in the last 16.

Line-ups

Montrose

  • 1Fleming
  • 12Harrington
  • 14DillonBooked at 76mins
  • 18Campbell
  • 3Steeves
  • 7Webster
  • 2Masson
  • 22Cregg
  • 17RedmanSubstituted forWatsonat 57'minutes
  • 16JohnstonSubstituted forCampbellat 56'minutes
  • 9RennieSubstituted forCallaghanat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Bolochoweckyj
  • 8Watson
  • 10Campbell
  • 19Callaghan
  • 20Antoniazzi
  • 21Millar
  • 24Skelly

Dundee Utd

  • 1Siegrist
  • 44Watson
  • 19Bouhenna
  • 4Frans
  • 3Booth
  • 12Stanton
  • 13Gomis
  • 7McMullan
  • 25SmithSubstituted forHarkesat 70'minutes
  • 15NesbittSubstituted forClarkat 65'minutes
  • 14SafrankoSubstituted forKingat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Clark
  • 11King
  • 17Robson
  • 24Edjenguele
  • 33Aird
  • 34Rakovan
  • 47Harkes
Referee:
David Munro
Attendance:
3,604

Match Stats

Home TeamMontroseAway TeamDundee Utd
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home4
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away9
Corners
Home1
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away4

Live Text

Match ends, Montrose 0, Dundee United 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Montrose 0, Dundee United 4.

Goal!

Goal! Montrose 0, Dundee United 4. Ian Harkes (Dundee United) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Paul McMullan.

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Allan Fleming.

Attempt saved. Nicky Clark (Dundee United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Billy King (Dundee United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Frederic Frans (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Terry Masson (Montrose).

Foul by Morgaro Gomis (Dundee United).

Terry Masson (Montrose) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay in match Frederic Frans (Dundee United) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Montrose. Liam Callaghan replaces Martin Rennie.

Frederic Frans (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ross Campbell (Montrose).

Goal!

Goal! Montrose 0, Dundee United 3. Billy King (Dundee United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nicky Clark.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee United. Billy King replaces Pavol Safranko.

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

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

Foul by Patrick Cregg (Montrose).

Attempt saved. Callum Booth (Dundee United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Sean Dillon (Montrose) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Sean Dillon (Montrose).

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

Foul by Martin Rennie (Montrose).

Paul Watson (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee United. Ian Harkes replaces Cameron Smith.

Attempt missed. Cameron Smith (Dundee United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee United. Nicky Clark replaces Aidan Nesbitt.

Attempt missed. Graham Webster (Montrose) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses the top right corner.

Attempt saved. Paul Watson (Montrose) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Paul Watson (Montrose) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Martin Rennie (Montrose).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Montrose. Paul Watson replaces Jamie Redman.

Substitution

Substitution, Montrose. Ross Campbell replaces Craig Johnston.

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

Foul by Martin Rennie (Montrose).

Attempt saved. Martin Rennie (Montrose) header from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Second Half

Second Half begins Montrose 0, Dundee United 2.

Half Time

First Half ends, Montrose 0, Dundee United 2.

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