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Dundee Utd

League (SPL)
Sunday, January 24th, 2010
Falkirk Stadium. Att. 4,378
1:15 PM Kick-off

Pedro Moutinho (90) David Goodwillie (29)
Jon Daly (45)
Jon Daly (57)
Jon Daly (88)

Team Managers
Eddie May Peter Houston

Starting Eleven
Robert Olejnik
Darren Barr
Brian McLean
Marc Twaddle
Scott Arfield
Ryan Flynn
Vitor Lima
Colin Healy
Carl Finnigan
Enoch Showumni
Dušan Perniš .1
Garry Kenneth .18
Mihael Kovačević .19
Andy Webster .3
Paul Dixon .23
Craig Conway .6
Danny Swanson .14
Morgaro Gomis .16
Prince Buaben .15
David Goodwillie .25
Jon Daly .9

Michael Andrews
Lee Bullen
Burton O'Brien
Jack Compton
Stewart Murdoch
Pedro Moutinho
Mark Stewart
Steve Banks .13
Darren Dods .5
Seán Dillon .2
David Robertson .12
Jennison Myrie-Williams .7
Andis Shala .20
Damián Casalinuovo .21

Lee Bullen for Brian McLean (40)
Jack Compton for Scott Arfield (46)
Pedro Moutinho for Carl Finnigan (46)
Darren Dods for Andy Webster (14)
Damián Casalinuovo for David Goodwillie (63)
David Robertson for Prince Buaben (73)

Vitor Lima (49)
Colin Healy (77)
Mihael Kovačević (59)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Euan Norris (Referee)

Match Report

Dundee United were looking to reclaim third spot in the SPL in front of the Sky Sports cameras at the Falkirk Stadium in Sunday afternoon’s early kick-off, after Hibernian leap-frogged them less than 24 hours earlier with a comprehensive 5-1 win over Hamilton at Easter Road.

The visitors enjoyed the best of the opening exchanges, and with just under a half hour on the clock, United broke the deadlock through David Goodwillie. Prince Buaben fed the ball into the path of the 20 year-old David Goodwillie, who beat defender Brian McLean before coolly slotting the ball home from a tight angle. The home side almost got back on level terms moments later when Colin Healy’s corner found Showunmi in space at the edge of the box. But the imposing striker blasted his powerful driver over the bar. Remarkably, Eddie May’s side had never gone into the break leading in 18 matches so far this season, and they found themselves trailing by two on the stroke of half-time after a blistering counter attack. Ryan Flynn’s right-footed strike was saved by Pernis and the Slovakian keeper’s route one clearance bounced awkwardly over former West Brom defender Pele and Jon Daly was on hand to capitalise, before delicately lobbing the ball over the hapless Olejink.

Into the second half and United's next goal was every bit as good as the two that preceded it. Goodwillie’s neat flick was picked up by Danny Swanson, who charged forward before threading a perfectly weighted pass into the path of Jon Daly. And the Irishman’s low drive from 12-yards beat Olejink. Casalinuovo replaced Goodwillie after an hour, and forced a fine save from Olejink before 27 year-old Dubliner Jon Daly completed his first ever SPL hat-trick league for United three years after signing from Hartlepool. Craig Conway was the supplier, finding the Jon Daly unmarked in the box, and he nodded home to put United four clear. In injury time, the Bairns two half-time substitutes combined to beat Dusan Pernis for the first time between the stick with a late consolation, but few home fans were left in attendance to witness it, when Jack Compton’s powerful pinpoint cross was steered in Pedro Moutinho. That strike robbed United of their fourth consecutive clean sheet, which would’ve taken their tally for the season to 12 in all competitions.

Squad Statistics (as at January 24th, 2010)

2009-10 All Time
Dušan Perniš (GK)25 4 - 4 -
Garry Kenneth22 1511086
Mihael Kovačević21 21 - 45 -
Andy Webster27 213213
Paul Dixon23 22 - 551
Craig Conway24 2211178
Danny Swanson23 191673
Morgaro Gomis24 2011193
Prince Buaben21 221776
David Goodwillie20 2166813
Jon Daly27 1156016
Darren Dods (sub)34 181816
David Robertson (sub)23 8 - 9715
Damián Casalinuovo (sub)22 197197

League Table (as at January 24th, 2010)

No league table has been added for this season.