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Clive Lindsay

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  1. Post update

    Thanks for your company today for an enthralling day in a Scottish Premiership that isn't so far going to script. Please join us again on Tuesday as the League Cup heats up in the third round. Bye for now.

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    The action - and our live coverage - moves on to the Scottish League Cup, with five ties on Tuesday and three more on Wednesday.

    Celtic manager Ronny Deila will demand an improvement as they host Scottish Championship leaders Hearts on Wednesday.

    Meanwhile, the other three teams featured today are in derby action.

    Motherwell travel to New Douglas Park to face Hamilton Academical.

    Meanwhile, the two Dundee sides will renew their rivalry at Tannadice.

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    Despite their draw at Celtic Park, Motherwell stay 10th, behind Partick Thistle, who have a game in hand, on goal difference.

    Defeated Dundee remain in sixth.

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    Dundee United are now top of the table, equal on points and goal difference with Inverness Caledonian Thistle but ahead courtesy of finding the net more times.

    Celtic's draw at home to Motherwell means they effectively lost pace with the leaders over the weekend and are now five points adrift but with a game in hand.

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    Earlier today, what's seems like a lifetime ago, the last unbeaten record in the Scottish Premiership ended when Dundee, who had not lost in 10 outings including the end of last season, were thumped 4-1 at home to city rivals Dundee United.

    It not only meant that United won for the fourth consecutive time at Dens Park and extended their unbeaten run in Tayside derbies to seven games but took Jackie McNamara's side to the top of the Scottish Premiership table.

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    Ronny Deila

    Celtic manager on BBC Radio Scotland

    "I think we played a very bad first half. We didn't get tempo in the play and we didn't create any chances and conceded a stupid goal as well.

    "The second half was much better. We got the tempo more up and created the chances and got the goal.

    "In the end, the result is disappointing, but I'm satisfied with the second half.

    "We can't rely on Scott Brown and Kris Commons all the time. We need more people to step up and be leaders out there."

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    Most people seem to have missed the Motherwell penalty claim. Manager Stuart McCall thought that Iain Vigurs had been four yards away from Jason Denayer when he fired against the Celtic defender's hand.

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    Stuart McCall

    Motherwell manager of BBC Radio Scotland

    "Delighted to get a goal first and foremost as we've not scored since I've been coming here.

    "A great goal and we could have had another one straight after it and if it was not for a great save by Denayer in the box we could have had a penalty kick, there's no doubt about that.

    "Second half, they come on strong, they bring Commons and Brown and Brown's desire gets him into the box.

    "I've seen them given, I've seen them not given. I think it was a case of one penalty that should have been given and one that was given.

    "But I don't want to whinge about it. I thoguht the lads' effort and desire and determination today was fantastic and it is so good to get a point."

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    Craig Paterson

    BBC Radio Scotland pundit

    "Scott Brown was clipped outside the box and the players could not believe a penalty was given.

    "But Motherwell stuck with it, rode their luck a bit, but for their effort deserved their point, although Stuart McCall might think that they should have taken that chance at 1-0 and left with a win.

    "The worrying thing for the Celtic manager is that he's tried squad rotation and his players have shown they are not up to it."


    Celtic 1-1 Motherwell

    There's a few boos from around Celtic Park from the home fans as the reigning Scottish champions drop another two points.

    Following wins for Inverness Caledonian Thistle yesterday and Dundee United today, that leaves Ronny Deila's side five points off the top of the table, although they do have a game in hand.

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    Emilio Izaguirre's superb cross finds the head of Virgil van Dijk, but the Celtic defender sends his effort straight at goalkeeper Dan Twardzik, who juggles the ball on the line before snatching it to his chest.

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    Zaine Francis-Angol is presented with a chance of a shock winner for Motherwell after being found by a Josh Law cross, but the wing-back misses the target with a wild swipe from 10 yards.

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    Anthony Stokes squanders a chance with a free-kick from 20 yards but blasts it a few yards over the crossbar. Can Motherwell hold out for the last three minutes plus whatever there is for stoppage time.

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    Kris Commons equalises from the penalty spot for Celtic.
    Image caption: Kris Commons equalised from the penalty spot for Celtic.
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    Andrew Southwick

    BBC Scotland at Celtic Park

    "Celtic have broken Motherwell's spirit. While before, Stuart McCall's men always looked a threat despite Celtic dominating possession, now they are clinging on here, with home captain Scott Brown showing the leadership that was badly missing in the first half."

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    It's Anthony Stokes' turn to try a pot shot at the Motherwell goal, but again it misses the target.

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    Craig Paterson

    BBC Radio Scotland pundit

    "Motherwell have done well to take the sting out of the game as Celtic haven't had the same intensity since the equaliser."

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    Israel midfielder Nir Biton fires a shot just wide of the post as Celtic go close to taking the lead.

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    Kris Commons, Scott Brown and Craig Gordon on the Celtic bench
    Image caption: Kris Commons, Scott Brown and Craig Gordon started on the Celtic bench.
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    John Sutton celebrates his goal
    Image caption: John Sutton (left) opened the scoring for Motherwell and also missed a good chance afterwards to put his side 2-0 ahead.

    Callum McGregor forces a fine save from Motherwell goalkeeper Dan Twardzik, especially as the shot took a wicked deflection. McGregor follows it up with a drive that finds the side netting.


    Motherwell midfielder Iain Vigurs is booked for complaining about not being given a foul.

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    Callum McGregor fires a shot just wide as Celtic find renewed confidence and almost go ahead immediately after their equaliser. It could be a long last 20 minutes for Motherwell.

  24. GOAL

    Celtic 1-1 Motherwell (Kris Commons)

    Celtic captain Scott Brown looks as surprised as anyone as referee Brian Colvin points to the penalty spot. Craig Reid's challenge looked to be outside the box and the home midfielder stumbles into the penalty box.

    No matter, Kris Commons is not complaining as he slots away the spot kick.


    A penalty is given as Celtic captain Scott Brown thrusts into the Motherwell penalty box.

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    Murdo MacLeod

    BBC Radio Scotland pundit

    "The difference between this and the first half is that Celtic are moving it quicker and it is backs to the wall now for Motherwell."

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    Craig Paterson

    BBC Radio Scotland pundit

    "Celtic have not been great after the break, but you can certainly see there's a bit more about the team after those two substitutions."


    Callum McGregor cuts inside before curling a left-foot drive towards goal, but the midfielder is thwarted by a fine save from goalkeeper Dan Twardzik.

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    You could be forgiven for forgetting that John Guidetti was on the park, but the on-loan Manchester City striker bursts into life to pounce on an Emilio Izaguirre cross but finds the side netting.

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    Excellent play by substitute Kris Commons wins a corner for Celtic and, following his own corner, the midfielder fires a drive that is well held by goalkeeper Dan Twardzik.

  31. KICK-OFF

    Celtic 0-1 Motherwell

    The second half is under way, with Celtic quickly into the attack.

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    Celtic were out on the pitch a full five minutes before the Motherwell players emerged from the tunnel.

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    Kris Commons is also on for Celtic in place of Aleksandar Tonev as manager Ronny Deila rings the changes to his midfield.

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    Beram Kayal is replaced at half-time by Celtic manager Ronny Deila, with captain Scott Brown coming on.

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    Chick Young

    BBC Scotland at Celtic Park

    "There's no sense of urgency from Celtic and that's why the fans are booing their team."

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    Andrew Southwick

    BBC Scotland at Celtic Park

    "It's the second time in matter of weeks that Ronny Deila has not been scared to use his squad players, but it could be the second time it costs them points.

    "Motherwell have looked solid enough, with Dan Twardzik only having two real saves of note, both from defender Jason Denayer.

    "At the other end, John Sutton will feel he should have had a second, while, if Keith Lasley had been a bit quicker at getting the ball out from under his feet, he too could have been on the score-sheet."

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    Craig Paterson

    BBC Radio Scotland pundit

    "Stuart McCall will be delighted with his players but will be fizzing that John Sutton missed that chance to put them 2-0 ahead."

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    Ronny Deila has only managed five wins in 12 matches as Celtic manager and that unimpressive record will become worse unless he can revitalise his much-changed side during the half-time break.


    Celtic 0-1 Motherwell


    Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk sends an effort against the upright following a corner in the first real danger to Motherwell's goal.

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    Celtic are continuing to probe, but they are being crowded out by a hard-working Motherwell midfield and defence. The home side are resorting to hopeful and hapless long-range efforts.

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    Israel midfielder Beram Kayal fires a drive wide as Celtic pick up the pace, but it remains 1-0 to Motherwell.

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    Andrew Southwick

    BBC Scotland at Celtic Park

    "Motherwell are not just leading this game - for the last 10 minutes, they have dominated it. Celtic's early swagger has disappeared since John Sutton's shock opener and Stuart McCall's men have looked the more likely to grab the next goal."

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    Celtic are flat and flirting with danger here as play again flows towards the home penalty box.

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    Goalscorer John Sutton misses a great chance to put Motherwell two goals in front. Keith Lasley's cross finds the striker only four yards from goal but somehow manages to side-foot his effort wide.

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    Celtic's Jason Denayer is thwarted by a save from Motherwell goalkeeper Dan Twardzik, who clutches the ball confidently to deny the on-loan Manchester City defender.

  47. GOAL

    Celtic 0-1 Motherwell (John Sutton)

    John Sutton starts and finishes the move that gives Motherwell a surprise lead at Celtic Park. He lays the ball off to Josh Law and the midfielder's cross to the front post finds his fellow Englishman on the edge of the six-yard box and the striker volleys home.

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    Murdo MacLeod

    Former Celtic midfielder on BBC Radio Scotland

    "I think Motherwell have settled into the game. They are comfortable at the back and Celtic are finding it difficult to find room behind them."

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    Iain Vigurs fires a few feet wide for Motherwell after some poor Celtic marking. The midfielder was in acres of space and could have caused a bigger problem had he not been on his less-favoured right foot.

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    Andrew Southwick

    BBC Scotland at Celtic Park

    "The Green Brigade make a triumphant return to Celtic Park after their temporary ban was lifted during the week, but they look noticeably smaller in numbers. As ever, though, they make a terrific racket from section 111."

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    Motherwell are being penned in at Celtic Park in the early stages, with the home side forcing them into mistakes by pressing high up the park.

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    Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor has the first chance of the game and probably should have done better than head wide.

  53. KICK-OFF

    Celtic are immediately into attack after the kick-off and win a corner.

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    Zaine Francis-Angol and Fraser Kerr return to the Motherwell starting line-up, with Paul Lawson and Lee Erwin dropping to the bench in what is likely to be a more defensive line-up.

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    Celtic have had a stuttering start to the season and, although they are undefeated in two games after two successive defeats, two of those have been draws.

    However, win today and they move to within three points of joint leaders Dundee United and Inverness Caledonian Thistle with a game in hand.

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    Celtic manager Ronny Deila has told BBC Scotland that his decision to make widespread changes was inspired by some players suffering knocks, others needing a rest and a few requiring first-team game time.

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    Lukasz Zaluska starts in goal for Celtic, with Craig Gordon dropping to the bench.

    Meanwhile, midfielders Beram Kayal, Nir Bitton and Aleksandar Tonev and strikers Anthony Stokes and John Guidetti come into the side, with the latter making his first start since signing on a loan deal from Manchester City.

    Scott Brown, Kris Commons and Stefan Scepovic drop to the Celtic bench, while Stefan Johansen and Wakaso Mubarak miss out after featuring against Salzburg in the Europa League.

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    Stuart McCall

    Motherwell manager on BBC Radio Scotland

    "I expected Celtic to make a few changes, but when you have the likes of Scott Brown and Kris Commons on the bench, it just shows how strong they are.

    "You've got to try your best and try to come away with a shock result.

    "We didn't name the team until the last minute as we had a few players with knocks, but Ramsden and Vigurs have been passed fit.

    "We have beaten 1-0 here a few times and were always in the game and first and foremost we've got to defend well.

    "We are stronger now personnel wise and just have to find our form."

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    Motherwell ended a run of four straight defeats by beating bottom side Ross County last weekend in Dingwall. But they haven't beaten Celtic in last four meetings and they have not won in their last 11 games visits to Celtic Park.

  60. LINE-UPS

    Celtic: Zaluska, Ambrose, Denayer, van Dijk, Izaguirre, McGregor, Kayal, Biton, Tonev, Guidetti, Stokes. Subs: Brown, Scepovic, Commons, Berget, Gordon, O'Connell, Henderson.

    Motherwell: Twardzik, Ramsden, O'Brien, McManus, Reid, Kerr, Lasley, Vigurs, Francis-Angol, Law, Sutton. Subs: Carswell, Ainsworth, Lawson, Nielsen, Erwin, Leitch, Ojamaa.

    Referee: Brian Colvin (Scotland)

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    Attention now turns to Celtic Park, where Motherwell are the visitors and home manager Ronny Deila has rested several players following Thursday's Europa League draw away to Salzburg.

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    Jackie McNamara

    Dundee United manager on BBC Radio Scotland

    "I thought as a team we were excellent. The back four were outstanding and Paul Paton was immense in front of them.

    "At times, I think we can still pass it better, but when we do move it quickly you can see we have players that can hurt them.

    "I thought it was a stonewall penalty and thought Erskine was also brought down in the area.

    "They will be hurting. It doesn't matter the situation, it is a local derby and anything can happen."

  63. Post update

    That game on Wednesday is, of course, between the same two teams. This time it is in the third round of the Scottish League Cup. Can Dundee recover?

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    Paul Hartley

    Dundee manager on BBC Radio Scotland

    "We are disappointed in terms of the manner of the goals we've lost.

    "But we have to give United credit as they were the better team today.

    "We had to try to pick ourselves up and have the perfect chance with another game on Wednesday.

    "We have done well so far this season, but we didn't really hurt United."

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    The three-goal margin of victory means Dundee United overtake Inverness Caledonian Thistle at the top of the Scottish Premiership on goal difference.

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    Paul Paton and Ryan Dow celebrate
    Image caption: Ryan Dow (right) scored Dundee United's second goal at Dens Park.
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    Willie Miller

    Pundit on BBC Radio Scotland

    "That was the best defensive performance I've seen for a long, long time. Dundee had no answer until that long-range effort in the final minutes."

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    Mario Bilate

    Dundee United striker on BBC Radio Scotland

    "I think we did a great job. Got a lot of support from the fans and we were dominating Dundee throughout the match.

    "I hoped it was a penalty and, when he pointed to the spot, I had to do a job."

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    Craig Paterson

    Pundit on BBC Radio Scotland

    "A wonderful day for Jackie McNamara and Dundee United, but a sore one for Dundee. We didn't see that one coming."


    Dundee 1-4 Dundee United

  71. GOAL

    Dundee 1-4 Dundee United (Greg Stewart)

    Greg Stewart doesn't even celebrate as he obviously considers it little consolation as his low drive from 18 yards beats Radoslaw Cierzniak.

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    Luka Tankulic at last forces Radoslaw Cierzniak into action and the Dundee United goalkeeper does not look comfortable as he can only beat away the German striker's long-range drive.

  73. RED CARD

    Dundee's derby day is disintegrating as Thomas Konrad is dismissed for a second yellow card as his sliding challenge takes down substitute Scott Smith.

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    BBC Radio Scotland's Jim Spence is reporting that, for the first time, the Dundee match sponsor has given the man-of-the-match award to an away player - Gary Mackay-Steven. Pundit Willie Miller is suggesting that there might have been a bit of sarcasm intended considering the winger's controversial role in the opening goal from the penalty spot.

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    Keith Watson denies Dundee after Martin Boyle thrusts his way to the by-line inside the penalty box and delivers a dangerous low cross into the six-yard box.

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    Blair Spittal goes close to equalling Dundee United's best-ever result at Dens park - a 5-0 win in 1965 - with a low drive from the edge of the penalty box that skids just wide after a fine passing move.

  77. GOAL

    Dundee 0-4 Dundee United (Keith Watson)

    Poor marking again at a free-kick by Dundee allows Keith Watson to rise at the back post and head in off goalkeeper Kyle Letheren from Paul Paton's delivery. The Terrors are terrorising the Dundee defence now.

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    Substitute Blair Spittal, who joined Dundee United from Queen's Park in the summer, blasts an effort from all of 30 yards, but the free-kick is straight at goalkeeper Kyle Letheren.

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    Former Scotland defender Willie Miller on BBC Radio Scotland

    "United have been absolutely rock solid. Defensively they have been superb, but the deficiencies in Dundee have been exposed. They have been found wanting at the back and have not shown enough going forward either."


    Greg Stewart is the second Dundee player to go into the referee's book for a late challenge on Paul Paton.

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    Ryan Dow is given a chance to score his second of the game, but he is unable to generate enough power as he prods the ball into the arms of goalkeeper Kyle Letheren from 16 yards.

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    Dundee have a chance of a quick reply when a cross falls to Gary Harkins at the back post, but a superb block by Keith Watson from the midfielder's drive means the home side have to be satisfied with a corner.

  83. GOAL

    Dundee 0-3 Dundee United (Callum Morris)

    Dundee United surely put the game beyond Dundee as they score a quick-fire third goal.

    Paul Paton's free-kick to the near post finds Callum Morris with space and the defender who joined from Dunfermline Athletic in the summer powers his header into the net from eight yards.


    Ryan Dow is booked for going behind the goal to celebrate his goal with the Dundee United fans.

  85. GOAL

    Dundee 0-2 Dundee United (Ryan Dow)

    It is Jim McAlister's turn to be punished for losing possession. John Rankin's tackle sends Ryan Dow racing towards the Dundee goal and he switches the ball to his left before driving low into the corner of the net from 16 yards.

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    Greg Stewart bursts into the United penalty box, but Sean Dillon cuts across the striker to end the danger and goalkeeper Radoslaw Cierzniak sweeps it clear for a corner. Stewart is penalised for barging Dillon, so Dundee don't even get the compensation of a corner kick.

  87. Bilate batters Blues

    Mario Bilate scores from the penalty spot.
    Image caption: Mario Bilate's penalty kick still separates the sides at Dens Park.
  88. KICK-OFF

    Dundee United kick off the second half. They deserved to open the scoring, despite the controversial nature of the penalty award, but Dundee ended the first half on top.

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    Former Dundee goalkeeper Rab Douglas tells BBC Radio Scotland that he reckons there was minimal contact on Gary Mackay-Steven but that referee Steven McLean made the correct decision in awarding a penalty.

  90. Penalty or not a penalty?

    Gary Mackay-Steven goes down under a challenge from Thomas Konrad.
    Image caption: Gary Mackay-Steven went down under a challenge from Thomas Konrad.
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    Pundit Craig Paterson on BBC Radio Scotland

    "It has been stuffy. Dundee have not troubled the goalkeeper much and United have been better in that respect."

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    Mario Bilate (left) is congratulated by Gary Mackay-Steven
    Image caption: Mario Bilate (left) scored from the penalty spot after Gary Mackay-Steven (centre) went down the box.

    Dundee 0-1 Dundee United


    Paul Paton is the next United man to go into the referee's book for a foul on Philip Roberts.

    Jim McAlister heads on to the roof of the net from 14 yards from the resulting free-kick.


    Dundee United midfielder Chris Erskine goes into the referee's book for a clumsy challenge on Paul McGinn.

  96. CLOSE!

    Dundee's share of the ground rises in expectation as Philip Roberts sends a side-foot effort into the side-netting.

    From some angles, that would have looked like it rippled the other side of the net.

    The former Arsenal midfielder was picked out by a sublime Gary Harkins chip, but the volley was not accurate enough.

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    JungleLion: Aberdeen can't wear red when they play Dun Utd why is the ref allowed?

    Good question Jungle Lion...

  98. Post update

    Dundee supporters fire some ironic cheers in the direction of Gary Mackay-Steven as the winger slips and falls to the deck.

    Was his earlier collapse in the penalty area deserving of a spot kick, or a booking for diving? Give us your thoughts. Text on 80295 or Tweet @BBCSportScot.

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    Dundee have a chance to draw level immediately, but Gary Harkins' curling free-kick is comfortably held by goalkeeper Radoslaw Cierzniak.

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    Former Scotland defender Willie Miller on BBC Radio Scotland

    "There might have been a bit of contact, but there has to be more than that. It didn't see any intent or enough to take Mackay-Steven's legs away from him. But the referee was well up with the play."

  101. GOAL

    Dundee 0-1 Dundee United (Mario Bilate)

    Dundee lose possession inside their own half and Gary Mackay-Steven speeds into the home penalty box.

    Thomas Konrad appears to pull out of the challenge, but the United winger hits the deck and the referee awards a spot kick and books the defender.

    Striker Mario Bilate fires low into the corner of the net, sending Kyle Letheren the wrong way, for his second goal of the season.

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    Dundee United are given a penalty.

  103. Post update

    The baw's burst! Not the cry of the Yes campaign but of referee Steven McLean as he has to call for a new bit of leather.

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    Dundee defender James McPake has to head a Gary Mackay-Steven cross for a corner from under his own crossbar.

    The home side were fuming as, in the lead up to that, Ryan Dow handled the ball as fell to the ground before resuming the move once he realised he had not received a foul. It should have been a free-kick to one of the sides.

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    Former Scotland defender Willie Miller on BBC Radio Scotland

    "It has deteriorated after a very promising start. There have been too many long inaccurate passes."

  106. Post update

    There are more than mere bragging rights at stake at Dens Park.

    Dundee can draw level with their neighbours, who lie third in the table, should they win today.

    United can draw level with leaders Inverness Caledonian Thistle if they take the three points.

  107. CLOSE!

    Chris Erskine, who was farmed out to Partick Thistle last season as he could not win a regular place, is making the most of his return to Tannadice and is a threat through the centre, this time sending a piledriver a few feet wide from the edge of the penalty box.

  108. Post update

    Dundee United have only lost one of their six games this season.

    That was a 6-1 humiliation at the hands of champions Celtic in Glasgow, but they have won their other two away games 3-0.

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    Dundee are unbeaten in their last 10 outings, including the end of last season as they won the Championship title.

    They are looking for a double over neighbouring sides after accounting for St Johnstone 1-0 last weekend in Perth.

  110. Post update

    It is a fast and furious start as you might expect in a Dundee derby. The nerves are obvious - on the park and in the stands.

  111. Post update

    Dundee immediately race up the other end and it is the United defence's turn to be under pressure. Paul McGinn's low cross is fumbled by goalkeeper Radosław Cierzniak before being hastily cleared.

  112. Post update

    The Dundee defence is immediately exposed through the middle as a Chris Erskine pass plays Mario Bilate in behind. The striker's shot is tipped superbly over the crossbar by goalkeeper Kyle Letheren, but the offside flag had already gone up.

  113. KICK-OFF

    Dundee kick-off and immediately lump the ball forward. So much for their famed passing football under Paul Hartley!

  114. Post update

    Dundee United have won on their last three visits to Dens Park and are unbeaten in the last six city derbies. But Paul Hartley will like to think this is a different calibre of Dundee side.

  115. Post update

    The teams come onto a sun-drenched Dens Park. The stands are packed and the players are given a rousing reception.

  116. Post update

    While Dundee are unchanged, United are forced into one change - Ryan Dow coming into the side in place of striker Nadir Ciftci, who was sent off last weekend. Will United miss the in-form Turk?

  117. Post update

    Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara on BBC Radio Scotland

    "We know it is going to be tough. We need to match them but feel we have the players that cause them problem.

    "I loved playing in derbies myself, but they must not get caught up in the atmosphere.

    "It is important we keep calm heads and don't get carried away with the occasion."

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    Dundee manager Paul Hartley on BBC Radio Scotland

    "I am really excited about this. We are building a strong unit and, although it will be frantic, we will just try to play our normal game.

    "It is different for the supporters, because they have been looking forward to this for some time.

    "But we have just been keeping it calm and keeping the build up the same as normal."

  119. Post update

    BBC Radio Scotland's Jim Spence

    "The atmosphere has been quite electric in the city. Partly because Paul Hartley has built the best Dundee side I can remember for some time." Do you agree with Spencie?

  120. Post update

    Dundee are the only unbeaten side left in the Scottish Premiership this season and, not surprisingly, manager Paul Hartley names an unchanged side.

  121. LINE-UPS

    Dundee: Letheren, McGinn, McPake, Konrad, Irvine, McGowan, Roberts, Harkins, Ferry, McAlister, Stewart. Subs: Clarkson, McBride, Bain, Tankulic, Boyle, Kerr, Wighton.

    Dundee Utd: Cierzniak, Watson, Fojut, Morris, Dillon, Paton, Rankin, Erskine, Mackay-Steven, Dow, Bilate. Subs: Armstrong, Telfer, Connolly, Scott Smith, Spittal, Szromnik, Spark.

    Referee: Steven McLean (Scotland)

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    Of course, it is the first Dundee derby of the season - and the first since March 2013.

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  125. Post update

    Can Motherwell build on their win over Ross County last weekend and achieve a surprise win away to Celtic? Is there any team that can challenge the Glasgow club for the title? Give us your thoughts.

  126. Post update

    Hello and welcome to our live text coverage of today's two Scottish Premiership games.

    Later, Scottish champions Celtic host struggling Motherwell, but first it is the Dundee derby from Dens Park.