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Ayr United 0-0 Dundee: Aaron Muirhead misses penalty for hosts

By Kenny CrawfordBBC Sport Scotland at Somerset Park
Ayr's Aaron Muirhead (left) misses a second half penalty
Ayr's Aaron Muirhead (left) misses a second-half penalty

Ayr United missed a penalty as they were held by Scottish Championship promotion play-off rivals Dundee.

Conor Hazard saved Aaron Muirhead's second-half spot-kick after Cammy Kerr was judged to have tripped Michael Moffat, who had previously had a close range goal disallowed for offside.

Ayr remain third, two points clear of Dundee, before Tuesday reunion at Dens.

Mark Kerr's side have now kept clean sheets in their last three games, while Dundee have done so in their last four.

Ayr United manager Mark Kerr: "Our game plan went pretty well and first half we had a few chances around the six-yard box. Same second half.

"I'm not sure if Moffat was offside because the boys said they thought the ball was cut back. We did more than enough to win the game."

Dundee manager James McPake: "We're never happy when we only get a point but given the circumstances of the game - the conditions and giving away a penalty - it is a point.

"It was a great save by our goalkeeper. We showed a real battling quality and desire to keep the clean sheet."

Line-ups

Ayr

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Doohan
  • 14HoustonBooked at 66mins
  • 5Roscoe-ByrneBooked at 52mins
  • 15Bell
  • 3Harvie
  • 2MuirheadBooked at 70mins
  • 8MalleySubstituted forGillespieat 77'minutes
  • 30Kelly
  • 7MoffatSubstituted forMcCowanat 87'minutes
  • 16Drinan
  • 10ForrestSubstituted forTiffoneyat 53'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Kerr
  • 11McCowan
  • 12Tiffoney
  • 19Hare-Reid
  • 23Docherty
  • 24Murphy
  • 28Gillespie

Dundee

Formation 3-5-2

  • 36Hazard
  • 6Meekings
  • 5Forster
  • 7Berra
  • 2KerrBooked at 25minsSubstituted forElliottat 62'minutes
  • 8Byrne
  • 3McGheeSubstituted forNelsonat 45'minutes
  • 14Dorrans
  • 11McDaidSubstituted forFieldat 75'minutes
  • 10McGowan
  • 28Hemmings

Substitutes

  • 1Hamilton
  • 9Nelson
  • 15Field
  • 16Elliott
  • 17Crankshaw
  • 19Robertson
  • 25Cameron
Referee:
Steven McLean
Attendance:
1,758

Match Stats

Home TeamAyrAway TeamDundee
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home5
Away5
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home1
Away6
Fouls
Home15
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Ayr United 0, Dundee 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Ayr United 0, Dundee 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Scott Tiffoney (Ayr United).

  4. Post update

    Jordon Forster (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Christophe Berra (Dundee).

  7. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Harvie (Ayr United).

  8. Post update

    Kane Hemmings (Dundee) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Aaron Drinan (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Shaun Byrne (Dundee).

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Ayr United. Luke McCowan replaces Michael Moffat.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kane Hemmings (Dundee) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Harvie (Ayr United).

  14. Post update

    Andrew Nelson (Dundee) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  15. Post update

    Aaron Muirhead (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Jordon Forster (Dundee).

  17. Post update

    Foul by Steven Bell (Ayr United).

  18. Post update

    Andrew Nelson (Dundee) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Stephen Kelly (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Michael Moffat (Ayr United).

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