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Dundee Utd 1-2 Queen of the South: Hosts miss out on top spot

Paul McMullan and Stephen Dobbie
Paul McMullan brings down Stephen Dobbie to concede the penalty for Queen of the South's opener

Dundee United missed the chance to go top of the Scottish Championship as Queen of the South claimed a shock win at Tannadice.

A second-half Stephen Dobbie penalty and Lyndon Dykes strike ended the visitors' seven-game losing streak.

Nicky Clark pulled one back for United, who visit leaders Ross County on Friday trailing the Dingwall club by two points having played two games more.

Queens now have a two-point cushion over second-bottom Falkirk.

Dundee United manager Robbie Neilson: "I'm disappointed and annoyed as we had the opportunity to go top of the league with Ross County getting beat.

"We dominated the game, we had 27 shots on goal, but you have to put the ball in the net. We have to put it right up at Ross County on Friday now in our biggest game of the season."

Queen of the South boss Gary Naysmith: "We needed a result after the run we were on.

"I thanked the players for showing belief in me because they have never questioned anything I have tried to get them to do."

Line-ups

Dundee Utd

  • 1Siegrist
  • 49SeamanSubstituted forHarkesat 67'minutes
  • 19Bouhenna
  • 30Reynolds
  • 3Booth
  • 18Butcher
  • 12StantonSubstituted forPawlettat 60'minutes
  • 7McMullan
  • 10Clark
  • 17Robson
  • 14Safranko

Substitutes

  • 8Fyvie
  • 13Gomis
  • 15Nesbitt
  • 34Laidlaw
  • 42Graham
  • 47Harkes
  • 50Pawlett

Queen of Sth

  • 20Leighfield
  • 2Mercer
  • 6DoyleBooked at 70mins
  • 30Maguire
  • 3Marshall
  • 7Stirling
  • 10ToddSubstituted forBrownlieat 83'minutes
  • 8Jacobs
  • 25Dykes
  • 12McGrathSubstituted forWilsonat 74'minutes
  • 11DobbieSubstituted forMurrayat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Fordyce
  • 5Brownlie
  • 13Mehmet
  • 17Murray
  • 21Wilson
  • 26Ivison
  • 28Irving
Referee:
Alan Muir
Attendance:
4,839

Match Stats

Home TeamDundee UtdAway TeamQueen of Sth
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home16
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home15
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Dundee United 1, Queen of the South 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dundee United 1, Queen of the South 2.

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Scott Mercer.

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Jordan Marshall.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Connor Murray replaces Stephen Dobbie.

Foul by Peter Pawlett (Dundee United).

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

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Barry Maguire.

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

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Barry Maguire.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Darren Brownlie replaces Josh Todd.

Attempt missed. Lyndon Dykes (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Jamie Robson (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Mercer (Queen of the South).

Attempt missed. Mark Reynolds (Dundee United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Foul by Pavol Safranko (Dundee United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Iain Wilson replaces Ian McGrath.

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Jordan Marshall.

Goal!

Goal! Dundee United 1, Queen of the South 2. Nicky Clark (Dundee United) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Peter Pawlett.

Attempt saved. Peter Pawlett (Dundee United) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

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

Peter Pawlett (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Doyle (Queen of the South).

Peter Pawlett (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andy Stirling (Queen of the South).

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee United. Ian Harkes replaces Charlie Seaman.

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

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Michael Doyle.

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

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

Attempt missed. Josh Todd (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Pavol Safranko (Dundee United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jordan Marshall (Queen of the South).

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee United. Peter Pawlett replaces Samuel Stanton.

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Kyle Jacobs.

Goal!

Goal! Dundee United 0, Queen of the South 2. Lyndon Dykes (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Stephen Dobbie.

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Scott Mercer.

Pavol Safranko (Dundee United) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Goal!

Goal! Dundee United 0, Queen of the South 1. Stephen Dobbie (Queen of the South) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ross County29176650282257
2Dundee Utd3116784237555
3Ayr28137843281546
4Inverness CT30111364133846
5Dunfermline30117123032-240
6Morton29810112739-1234
7Queen of Sth2989123736133
8Partick Thistle3095163447-1332
9Falkirk30710133140-931
10Alloa3078153146-1529
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