Scottish Championship
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Dundee United 2-0 Dunfermline Athletic: Robbie Neilson's side three points clear at top

Dundee United's Nicky Clark (second left) celebrates the second goal
Nicky Clark (second left) and Lawrence Shankland (second right) scores as Dundee United beat Dunferline

Dundee United capitalised on Ayr's Friday night defeat by beating Dunfermline to move three points clear at the top of the Championship.

The prolific Lawrence Shankland gave United the lead with a clinical near-post finish from Nicky Clark's cross.

Clark was on the scoresheet himself with an expert free-kick from the corner of the penalty area.

Dunfermline had chances; Ryan Dow forced a save before Andy Ryan struck the crossbar, but United held on.

Line-ups

Dundee Utd

  • 1Siegrist
  • 2SmithBooked at 17mins
  • 19Brown
  • 6Reynolds
  • 17Robson
  • 7McMullan
  • 23Harkes
  • 18ButcherSubstituted forSmithat 90+2'minutes
  • 8PawlettSubstituted forAppereat 69'minutes
  • 10ClarkSubstituted forKingat 79'minutes
  • 24Shankland

Substitutes

  • 3Sporle
  • 11Smith
  • 12Stanton
  • 13Mehmet
  • 25King
  • 27Appere
  • 44Watson

Dunfermline

  • 20Gill
  • 2Comrie
  • 6AshcroftBooked at 56mins
  • 4MartinSubstituted forDevineat 45'minutes
  • 24Edwards
  • 11Dow
  • 21Paton
  • 23CochraneSubstituted forNisbetat 61'minutes
  • 12TurnerSubstituted forMcGillat 87'minutes
  • 10Ryan
  • 38Kiltie

Substitutes

  • 1Scully
  • 8Beadling
  • 9McGill
  • 14Devine
  • 15Nisbet
  • 16Morrison
  • 22Coley
Referee:
Steven Reid
Attendance:
7,682

Match Stats

Home TeamDundee UtdAway TeamDunfermline
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home6
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Dundee United 2, Dunfermline Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dundee United 2, Dunfermline Athletic 0.

Foul by Gabriel McGill (Dunfermline Athletic).

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

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Mark Reynolds.

Ryan Dow (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ian Harkes (Dundee United).

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee United. Cameron Smith replaces Calum Butcher because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Gabriel McGill replaces Kyle Turner.

Greg Kiltie (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Calum Butcher (Dundee United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee United. Adam King replaces Nicky Clark.

Danny Devine (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lawrence Shankland (Dundee United).

Foul by Paul Paton (Dunfermline Athletic).

Louis Appere (Dundee United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kevin Nisbet (Dunfermline Athletic).

Troy Brown (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Andy Ryan (Dunfermline Athletic) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box.

Foul by Greg Kiltie (Dunfermline Athletic).

Liam Smith (Dundee United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Aaron Comrie (Dunfermline Athletic).

Louis Appere (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee United. Louis Appere replaces Peter Pawlett.

Attempt missed. Kevin Nisbet (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Troy Brown.

Attempt blocked. Greg Kiltie (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Lee Ashcroft (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Ryan Dow (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Calum Butcher (Dundee United).

Foul by Andy Ryan (Dunfermline Athletic).

Troy Brown (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Kevin Nisbet replaces Harry Cochrane.

Foul by Danny Devine (Dunfermline Athletic).

Nicky Clark (Dundee United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Benjamin Siegrist.

Attempt saved. Ryan Dow (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Lee Ashcroft (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Attempt missed. Liam Smith (Dundee United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dundee Utd1070324121221
2Ayr106042013718
3Inverness CT105231712517
4Dundee104331315-215
5Arbroath10424911-214
6Queen of Sth10343108213
7Morton104151322-913
8Dunfermline102441113-210
9Alloa102441117-610
10Partick Thistle102261419-58
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