Dundee Utd 0
Motherwell 4
League (SPL)

Dundee Utd
0 - 4

League (SPL)
Sunday, January 18th, 2009
Tannadice Park. Att. 7,090
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Marc Fitzpatrick (23)
Maros Klimpl (27)
David Clarkson (33)
Chris Porter (63)

Team Managers
Craig Levein
Mark McGhee

Starting Eleven
1. Lukasz Załuska
23. Paul Dixon
18. Garry Kenneth
2. Seán Dillon
4. Lee Wilkie
8. Scott Robertson
6. Willo Flood
16. Morgaro Gomis
15. Craig Conway
9. Jon Daly
7. Warren Feeney
Graeme Smith
Paul Quinn
Mark Reynolds
Stephen Craigan
Steven Hammell
Jim O'Brien
Stephen Hughes
Maros Klimpl
Marc Fitzpatrick
Chris Porter
David Clarkson

13. Michael McGovern
19. Mihael Kovačević
14. Danny Swanson
25. Prince Buaben
12. David Robertson
11. Fran Sandaza
30. Johnny Russell
Artur Krysiak
Bob Malcolm
John Sutton
Darren Smith
Jamie Murphy
Steve McGarry
Shaun Hutchison

Danny Swanson for Scott Robertson (58)
Fran Sandaza for Jon Daly (61)
David Robertson for Willo Flood (72)
Jamie Murphy for David Clarkson (72)
Steve McGarry for Jim O'Brien (72)
Darren Smith for Chris Porter (83)

Seán Dillon (58)
Garry Kenneth (62)
Steven Hammell (1)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Eddie Smith (Referee)

Match Report

On an extremely disappointing afternoon at Tannadice, United suffered a shock 4-0 home reversal at the hands of Motherwell. The game was effectively over at the break with the visitors three ahead and in a low key second half the visitors added another to take a deserved three points back to Fir Park.

There were three changes to the United line up for the visit of Mark McGhee’s side. Returning to the line up were Scott Robertson, Warren Feeney and skipper Lee Wilkie. Dropping out were Darren Dods, Johnny Russell and Prince Buaben who ironically had all scored in the cup victory over East Stirlingshire.

United actually started the game the brighter and before 20 minutes were on the clock Warren Feeney twice went close. Firstly Smith saved a powerful volley from the Irishman and then from a fine Conway cross he flashed a header wide of target. From then on until the break it was all about Motherwell. In a mad 14 minute spell they scored three times. Mark Fitzpatrick started it with a header at the back post and then a deflected shot from Maros Klimpl doubled their advantage and then after a bad defensive mistake Clarkson rounded the United keeper and calmly slotted home.

With the home crowd looking for a quick goal at the start of the second period they were almost shocked further when Porter had an effort cleared off the line by Willo Flood. Although United were pressing hard they never really looked like getting back into the match and with 65 minutes gone the game was well and truly over. A slack pass from Swanson was collected by Fitzpatrick who teed up Porter and the in-demand striker drove the ball past the helpless Zaluska. Craig Levein used up all three of United’s substitutes in the second period but it was to no avail and the game was comfortably seen out by the Steelmen.

Squad Statistics (as at January 18th, 2009)

2008-09 All Time
Lukasz Załuska (GK)26 26 - 45 -
Garry Kenneth21 14 - 784
Seán Dillon25 19 - 752
Paul Dixon22 191191
Lee Wilkie28 244778
Willo Flood23 22 - 661
Scott Robertson23 255255
Morgaro Gomis23 26 - 822
Craig Conway23 243775
Jon Daly26 1793911
Warren Feeney28 123123
David Robertson (sub)22 1017613
Danny Swanson (sub)22 19 - 332
Fran Sandaza (sub)24 196196

League Table (as at January 18th, 2009)

No league table has been added for this season.