Match ends, Dundee United 2, Dunfermline Athletic 0.
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.
- 2SmithBooked at 17mins
- 18ButcherSubstituted forSmithat 90+2'minutes
- 8PawlettSubstituted forAppereat 69'minutes
- 10ClarkSubstituted forKingat 79'minutes
- 6AshcroftBooked at 56mins
- 4MartinSubstituted forDevineat 45'minutes
- 23CochraneSubstituted forNisbetat 61'minutes
- 12TurnerSubstituted forMcGillat 87'minutes
- Steven Reid
- Shots on Target
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, Dundee United. Cameron Smith replaces Calum Butcher because of an injury.
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, 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.