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|Dirk Lehmann (82)||
Jim Hamilton (1)
Jim Hamilton (24)
Paul Gallacher .1
Mark Wilson .27
Jamie McCunnie .2
Jim Lauchlan .6
David McCracken .24
Jim Paterson .11
Charlie Miller .8
Craig Easton .7
Jim Hamilton .17
Jim McIntyre .10
Derek Lilley .9
Alan Combe .22
Warren Cummings .3
Stuart Duff .15
Stephen O'Donnell .28
Arnar Gunnlaugsson .21
Shaun Fagan for Khaled Khemas (36)
Iain Russell for Dougie Ramsay (59)
Arnar Gunnlaugsson for Charlie Miller (23)
Stuart Duff for Arnar Gunnlaugsson (68)
Iain Brines (Referee)
A goal in the first minute by Jim Hamilton set United on the road to a priceless three points at Fir Park this afternoon with the Tangerines ending up winning 2-1 against Motherwell. The Tannadice side have now climbed above Partick Thistle who visit Celtic tomorrow and now lie in tenth position in the Bank of Scotland premier league.
Paul Hegarty had an enforced substitution to make with Steven Thompson, injured in the midweek in the CIS Cup win against Livingston, missing out and being replaced by Jim Hamilton.
United’s first minute strike settled the side and in a match that was end to end, the visitors looked comfortable. With just over twenty minutes played, Charlie Miller had to go off and he was replaced by Arnar Gunnlaugsson who moved up front beside Hamilton with Lilley dropping back into midfield. The Icelander was on the field for only a few moments when he deflected a Paterson cross into the path of Hamilton who netted both his and United’s second goal. Motherwell pressed forward in the last ten minutes of the first half and had a goal disallowed for offside.
United started off the second half better than they had finished the first, not playing as deep as they had been doing before the break. Motherwell struggled to maintain any level of pressure on the United rearguard although, as the match progressed, Terry Butcher’s side increased their level of attacking.
Midway through the half, Gunnlaugsson, who had come on as a substitute, was himself replaced by Stuart Duff. With eight minutes remaining, the home side pulled a goal back when Lehman headed in from a corner. This set up for a tense last few minutes although United created two good chances before the end with Easton and Hamilton coming close.
United held out and took three valuable points back to Tannadice.
|Paul Gallacher (GK)||23||18||-||83||-|
|Stuart Duff (sub)||20||17||-||26||-|
|Arnar Gunnlaugsson (sub)||29||7||-||7||-|
No league table has been added for this season.