2 - 1
Matt Phillips (19)
Massimo Luongo (64)
Mario Bilate (31)
Cole Kpekawa for Christopher Schorch (78)
Reece Grego-Cox for Charlie Austin (89)
Simon Murray for Mario Bilate (67)
Robbie Muirhead for Chris Erskine (67)
Paul Paton for Charlie Telfer (67)
Seán Dillon for Coll Donaldson (67)
Scott Fraser for John Rankin (67)
Aidan Connolly for Blair Spittal (67)
Darko Bodul for John Souttar (67)
Charles Breakspear (Referee)
Dundee United suffered their fourth straight pre season defeat at The Hive against Queen’s Park Rangers. However, this was a far more encouraging performance after the undistinguished tour of the Netherlands.
It was QPR who tested their opponents first when Jamie Mackie went close after 12 minutes. Just seven minutes later the home team went ahead as Matt Phillips raced through on goal before rounding Luis Zwick and side footing into the empty net. United responded well to that setback. Blair Spittal wasted a chance to equalise before Chris Erskine had a penalty appeal waved away. United eventually made their possession count when in the 31st minute Mario Bilate was afforded space inside the QPR penalty area to collect a ball from the right and stroke it past Robert Green. Green had to prevent a second goal as he denied Erskine five minutes from half-time with Ben Gladwin then firing over at the other end.
United started the second half with the first chance when Paul Dixon shot wide from distance before QPR’s Massimo Luongo curled wide from 18 yards. QPR threatened to regain their lead when Mackie hit the outside of the post from out wide and the Scotland international tested the keeper from close range soon after. QPR regained their lead in the 64th minute when Matt Phillips cross was headed back across goal by Ben Gladwin and Massimo Luongo saw his header squirm under Zwick from six yards. Scott Fraser carved out an opening for United when his ball over the top saw Simon Murray lash wide before scaring the home side once more on the counter attack, only to see Darko Bodul hit the side netting. England international Charlie Austin had a quiet game but he nearly scored six minutes from time when Luongo’s tackle found Mackie and his through ball put the striker in on goal, but his shot was just wide.
Match Photos courtesy of Riki Grauer - More photos available at:
Dundee United Official Flickr Page
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