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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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dundee United 2, Dunfermline Athletic 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by Gabriel McGill (Dunfermline Athletic).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Mark Reynolds.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Ian Harkes (Dundee United).

  8. Substitution

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

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Gabriel McGill replaces Kyle Turner.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Calum Butcher (Dundee United).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Dundee United. Adam King replaces Nicky Clark.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Lawrence Shankland (Dundee United).

  16. Post update

    Foul by Paul Paton (Dunfermline Athletic).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Nisbet (Dunfermline Athletic).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

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

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