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Dundee United 4-0 Ayr United: Kerr sent off as visitors hammered

Ayr United player-manager Mark Kerr was sent off against his old club
Ayr United player-manager Mark Kerr was sent off against his old club

Runaway Scottish Championship leaders Dundee United roared to their ninth straight win by thumping Ayr United.

Sam Stanton opened the scoring before Ayr were reduced to 10 men after player-manager Mark Kerr was shown a second yellow for bringing down Stanton in the area.

Lawrence Shankland scored the resultant penalty, then set up Nicky Clark for the third before Ian Harkes' strike.

It means United are 13 points clear of Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

Their next game is against city rivals Dundee on Friday, while Ayr in third take on Queen of the South.

Dundee United manager Robbie Neilson: "I was delighted to get the result and I thought the second half was far better.

"The teams around us won so it was very important to get the win to set us up for the derby."

Line-ups

Dundee Utd

  • 1Siegrist
  • 2Smith
  • 44Watson
  • 6ReynoldsSubstituted forConnollyat 71'minutes
  • 17Robson
  • 18ButcherBooked at 74minsSubstituted forKingat 77'minutes
  • 23Harkes
  • 7McMullanSubstituted forAppereat 71'minutes
  • 10Clark
  • 12Stanton
  • 24Shankland

Substitutes

  • 3Sporle
  • 5Connolly
  • 11Smith
  • 13Mehmet
  • 19Brown
  • 25King
  • 27Appere

Ayr

  • 1Doohan
  • 14Houston
  • 2Muirhead
  • 15Bell
  • 3Harvie
  • 11McCowanSubstituted forMcGuffieat 48'minutes
  • 23DochertySubstituted forGegganat 69'minutes
  • 4KerrBooked at 56mins
  • 30Kelly
  • 10Forrest
  • 9MooreBooked at 72minsSubstituted forMoffatat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Roscoe-Byrne
  • 6Geggan
  • 7Moffat
  • 12McGuffie
  • 19Hare-Reid
  • 21Ecrepont
  • 22McKenzie
Referee:
Greg Aitken
Attendance:
7,744

Match Stats

Home TeamDundee UtdAway TeamAyr
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home7
Away3
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home6
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Dundee United 4, Ayr United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dundee United 4, Ayr United 0.

Ian Harkes (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andrew Geggan (Ayr United).

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Steven Bell.

Attempt blocked. Lawrence Shankland (Dundee United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Dundee United 4, Ayr United 0. Ian Harkes (Dundee United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

Steven Bell (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adam King (Dundee United).

Attempt missed. Lawrence Shankland (Dundee United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee United. Adam King replaces Calum Butcher.

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Craig McGuffie.

Booking

Calum Butcher (Dundee United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Daniel Harvie (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Calum Butcher (Dundee United).

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Michael Moffat replaces Craig Moore.

Booking

Craig Moore (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Craig Moore (Ayr United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee United. Louis Appere replaces Paul McMullan.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee United. Mark Connolly replaces Mark Reynolds.

Craig McGuffie (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jamie Robson (Dundee United).

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Andrew Geggan replaces Ross Docherty.

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Daniel Harvie.

Goal!

Goal! Dundee United 3, Ayr United 0. Nicky Clark (Dundee United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lawrence Shankland.

Goal!

Goal! Dundee United 2, Ayr United 0. Lawrence Shankland (Dundee United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Mark Kerr (Ayr United).

Booking

Mark Kerr (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty conceded by Mark Kerr (Ayr United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Dundee United. Samuel Stanton draws a foul in the penalty area.

Foul by Daniel Harvie (Ayr United).

Paul McMullan (Dundee United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Craig McGuffie replaces Luke McCowan because of an injury.

Foul by Stephen Kelly (Ayr United).

Ian Harkes (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Dundee United 1, Ayr United 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Dundee United 1, Ayr United 0.

Foul by Ian Harkes (Dundee United).

Ross Docherty (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dundee Utd18150342142845
2Inverness CT1810262721632
3Ayr189183128328
4Dundee188462525028
5Dunfermline187472823525
6Queen of Sth176471819-122
7Arbroath186481620-422
8Morton1761102234-1219
9Partick Thistle1853102434-1018
10Alloa1835101732-1514
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