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League Cup (Quarter Final)


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Dundee Utd

League Cup (Quarter Final)
Tuesday, October 26th, 2010
Fir Park. Att. 4,838
7:45 PM Kick-off

Alan Gow (86) None.

Team Managers
Craig Brown Peter Houston

Starting Eleven
Darren Randolph
Steven Hammell
Stephen Craigan
Mark Reynolds
Steven Saunders
Steve Jennings
Chris Humphrey
Tom Hateley
Alan Gow
Nick Blackman
Jamie Murphy
Dušan Perniš
Seán Dillon
Keith Watson
Paul Dixon
Garry Kenneth
Morgaro Gomis
David Robertson
Prince Buaben
Scott Robertson
Jon Daly
David Goodwillie

Lee Hollis
Jonathan Page
John Sutton
Ross Forbes
Robert McHugh
Steve Banks
Barry Douglas
Andis Shala
Danny Cadamarteri
Ryan Dow

John Sutton for Jamie Murphy (20)
Ross Forbes for Steve Jennings (88)
Jonathan Page for Alan Gow (90)
Barry Douglas for Paul Dixon (46)
Danny Cadamarteri for Jon Daly (79)
Andis Shala for David Robertson (88)

Steve Jennings (85) Prince Buaben (44)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Willie Collum (Referee)

Match Report

A goal three minutes from the end of an at times scrappy encounter at Fir Park cruelly ended United hopes of a place in the semi-final of the Co-op Cup at Fir Park.

The tie looked to be heading for extra time until three minutes from the end of the regulation 90 minutes until disaster struck.

Buaben’s clearance from Hateley’s corner came off the post and hit Gomis and the ball fell to Alan Gow who delivered a killer strike from ten yards.

Compounding the misery was the denial of a first half penalty when Scott Robertson appeared to be on the point of scoring when impeded by Steve Jennings in the unlucky 13th minute.

With Manager Peter Houston having called for the side to hit the ground running, there was no repeat of the poor opening period performances which had proved so injurious in the previous games against Celtic and Motherwell in the league.

Indeed, it was United who almost struck first through David Goodwillie, but his prodded effort was straight at Darren Randolph.

But Motherwell had their moments none more so seven minutes from the interval when Dusan Pernis denied Nick Blackman at close range.

The second half failed to provide anything so clear cut until that late Gow blow.

And in the little time that was left, a stramash on the goaline from a Cadamarteri shot was as close as United came to salvaging something.

Squad Statistics (as at October 26th, 2010)

2010-11 All Time
Dušan Perniš (GK)25 13 - 38 -
Garry Kenneth23 12 - 1406
Seán Dillon27 13 - 1342
Paul Dixon23 12 - 751
Keith Watson20 7 - 20 -
Scott Robertson25 11 - 535
Morgaro Gomis25 1311517
David Robertson24 9 - 11716
Prince Buaben22 13 - 1118
David Goodwillie21 13610026
Jon Daly27 1349128
Barry Douglas (sub)21 7 - 7 -
Danny Cadamarteri (sub)31 8 - 324
Andis Shala (sub)21 5 - 282

League Table (as at October 26th, 2010)

No league table has been added for this season.