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Dundee Utd

League (Championship)
Saturday, November 5th, 2016
Palmerston. Att. 2,316
3:00 PM Kick-off

Grant Anderson (45) Mark Durnan (14)
Tony Andreu (22)
Scott Fraser (57)
Simon Murray (77)

Team Managers
Gavin Skelton Ray McKinnon

Starting Eleven
Lee Robinson
Darren Brownlie
Andy Dowie
Chris Higgins
Jordan Marshall
Grant Anderson
Mark Millar
Kyle Jacobs
Lyndon Dykes
Stephen Dobbie
Derek Lyle
Cammy Bell .1
Paul Dixon .3
Mark Durnan .4
William Edjenguélé .14
Frank van der Struijk .20
Tony Andreu .19
Willo Flood .16
Scott Fraser .10
Charlie Telfer .12
Simon Murray .9
Tope Obadeyi .11

Jim Atkinson
Scott Hooper
Jamie Hamill
Owen Moxon
Dean Brotherston
Jake Pickard
Steven Rigg
Luis Zwick .21
Seán Dillon .2
Coll Donaldson .5
Jamie Robson .24
Ali Coote .22
Nick van der Velden .23
Cammy Smith .15

Steven Rigg for Derek Lyle (60)
Dean Brotherston for Grant Anderson (72)
Jamie Hamill for Kyle Jacobs (74)
Jamie Robson for Paul Dixon (43)
Luis Zwick for Cammy Bell (46)
Coll Donaldson for Mark Durnan (76)

Jamie Hamill (86)
Andy Dowie (86)
Scott Fraser (58)
William Edjenguélé (86)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Steven McLean (Referee)
David Roome & Calum Haswell (Assistants)

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Match Report

Queens threatened first with a penetrating run to the edge of the box by Lyndon Dykes after three minutes, but the United defence eventually cleared the danger. Two minutes later, Scott Fraser fired just past after good work by Tony Andreu, although the referee awarded a corner despite no apparent deflection. On seven minutes, Paul Dixon slipped allowing Grant Anderson in, but his shot from just outside the box fortunately drifted a yard or so wide of the far post. Two successive corners brought the Terrors the opener after 14 minutes. Fraser’s first was headed away for another corner from which the unmarked Mark Durnan headed home. That lead was doubled midway through the half when Dixon’s first time cross was cleverly nodded in at the near post from ten yards by Tony Andreu. Tope Obadeyi then engineered an opening only to be crowded out. The hosts had rarely threatened, but Fraser had to head away a dangerous Stephen Dobbie cross and then Cammy Bell saved bravely at the feet of the dangerous Dykes. However, there was a blow for United five minutes from the interval when Dixon went down in obvious pain had to be and stretchered off. Jamie Robson took over. Just before the interval, a Jordan Marshall shot flashed narrowly past. Then to the consternation of the healthy band of Arabs, the Doonhamers pulled one back when Dobbie curled a free kick to the edge of the six-yard box which Grant Anderson headed high into the net.

There was more bad news before the second period got underway with Luis Zwick coming on for skipper Cammy Bell. Almost immediately after the restart, Fraser first timed a 20-yard volley just over. And 12 minutes later, Scott Fraser fired in United’s third. It followed fine play down the right and Frank van der Struik laying the ball into Fraser’s path and firing a fierce shot into the top right-hand corner. Zwick’s touched the ball for the first time just after the hour break, comfortably saving from Dykes. Shortly afterwards, a Chris Higgins header landed on the top of the bar and went over. It was the visitors’ turn to hit the woodwork midway through the half, Simon Murray’s angled effort striking the outside of the post. And a few minutes later, only a fine save by home keeper Lee Robinson denied Fraser after he had been played in by Murray. But Robinson was beaten again 13 minutes from time when Andreu’s pass found Simon Murray and the striker coolly steered the ball into the far corner from 12 yards.

Written by Peter Rundo

Squad Statistics (as at November 5th, 2016)

2016-17 All Time
Cammy Bell (GK)30 18 - 18 -
Paul Dixon29 13 - 2085
Mark Durnan23 122455
William Edjenguélé29 112112
Frank van der Struijk31 10 - 10 -
Tony Andreu28 108108
Willo Flood31 1521677
Scott Fraser21 173545
Charlie Telfer21 141475
Simon Murray24 1974414
Tope Obadeyi27 181181
Luis Zwick (sub) (GK)22 3 - 18 -
Coll Donaldson (sub)21 15 - 37 -
Jamie Robson (sub)18 91101

League Table (as at November 5th, 2016)

Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Hibernian 12 8 3 1 +15 27
2. DUNDEE UTD 12 7 3 2 +10 24
3. Raith Rovers 12 6 3 3 +5 21
4. Morton 12 5 4 3 +4 19
5. Falkirk 12 5 3 4 +2 18
6. QOS 12 5 3 4 0 18
7. Ayr Utd 12 4 2 6 -8 14
8. Dumbarton 12 2 4 6 -6 10
9. Dunfermline 12 2 3 7 -8 9
10. St Mirren 12 0 4 8 -14 4

League results since United's last match
1st November 2016
Morton3-1St Mirren
5th November 2016
Ayr Utd0-3Hibernian
Dunfermline0-0Raith Rovers
QOS1-4Dundee Utd
St Mirren0-1Dumbarton