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|Yemi Odubade (pen.) (55)||
Johnny Russell (37)
Mark Millar (71)
Michael Gardyne (85)
Liam Hatch for James Marwood (46)
Glenn Wilson for James Curtis (46)
Micky Cummins for Ben Clark (46)
Nathan Fisher for James Brown (61)
Luke Carr for Josh Gillies (72)
Lewis Galpin for Paddy Boyle (74)
Michael Gardyne for Gary Mackay-Steven (48)
Stuart Armstrong for John Rankin (53)
Mark Millar for Willo Flood (65)
Ryan Dow for Johnny Russell (73)
Ross Joyce (England) (Referee)
Dundee United wound up their preparations for next Thursday’s Europa League against Dinamo Moscow with a 3-1 win at Gateshead’s International Stadium. Despite Gavin Gunning being the only absentee, United were made to work hard by the Conference side, but in the end were comfortable winners.
It was the English non-league outfit who struck almost straight from the kick-off when Yemi Odubade waltzed past Brian McLean to deliver a cross from which James Brown headed just wide. There was another let off for the Tangerines after nine minutes when keeper Radoslaw Cierzniak slipped as he tried to field a through ball and was outside his area when he punched the ball away from the feet of James Brown. If it had been a competitive game, he might well have been red-carded, but the only punishment was a free-kick which was headed clear by Brian McLean. It took 11 minutes for United to mount a threat, Jon Daly steering a Johnny Russell cross just past the near post. However, the Conference side continued to threaten with Chris Bush firing wide from a good position ten minutes from the break. And a minute later, Odubade squandered an even better opening firing straight at Cierzniak from 12 yards. Almost immediately, United punished the home side’s profligacy. James Curtis headed clearance fell kindly to Johnny Russell who chested the ball down before drilling the ball into the bottom corner from just outside the box.Four minutes from the break, United almost doubled their lead a Daly shot was blocked as was Russell’s effort from the rebound.
On the restart, visitors almost doubled their lead, Willo Flood firing inches wide from 20-yards.
However, the Conference side shocked United after 55 minutes with an equaliser from a soft penalty award.A Josh Gillies drive cannoned off Sean Dillon and hit Richie Ryan’s hand and Odubade fired home the spot-kick. Ten minutes later home keeper Adam Bartlett parried a Jon Daly drive as United looked to regain the lead and did so 19 minutes from the end. Flood and Daly combined to tee up Mark Millar and the substitute opened his account in tangerine with a rising 25-yarder into the roof of the net following a slight deflection. Seven minutes from the end, United almost grabbed a third, Daly getting everything behind his header from a Barry Douglas cross, but Bartlett saved well. A similar Douglas cross two minutes later brought better success, Michael Gardyne netting the third with a diving header.
No league table has been added for this season.