Dundee Utd 3
League (Championship)

Dundee Utd
3 - 3

League (Championship)
Saturday, January 14th, 2017
Tannadice Park. Att. 6,136
3:00 PM Kick-off

Simon Murray (4)
Scott Fraser (77)
Simon Murray (89)
Stephen Dobbie (28)
Joe Thomson (53)
Dom Thomas (65)

Team Managers
Ray McKinnon
Gary Naysmith

Starting Eleven
1. Cammy Bell
3. Paul Dixon
4. Mark Durnan
14. William Edjenguélé
8. Stewart Murdoch
6. Lewis Toshney
19. Tony Andreu
16. Willo Flood
10. Scott Fraser
18. Thomas Mikkelsen
9. Simon Murray
Lee Robinson
Jordan Marshall
Andy Dowie
Darren Brownlie
Scott Mercer
John Rankin
Kyle Jacobs
Joe Thomson
Dom Thomas
Danny Carmichael
Stephen Dobbie

21. Luis Zwick
2. Seán Dillon
24. Jamie Robson
7. Blair Spittal
12. Charlie Telfer
23. Nick van der Velden
11. Tope Obadeyi
Jim Atkinson
Connor Murray
Jamie Hamill
Chris Higgins
Derek Lyle
Lyndon Dykes
Owen Bell

Tope Obadeyi for Tony Andreu (60)
Blair Spittal for Thomas Mikkelsen (70)
Charlie Telfer for Stewart Murdoch (77)
Lyndon Dykes for Danny Carmichael (80)
Jamie Hamill for Stephen Dobbie (88)

Stewart Murdoch (60)
Andy Dowie (67)
Dom Thomas (82)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Alan Muir (Referee)
Simon MacLean & Andy Milne (Assistants)

Match Report

United couldn’t have started the game any better, taking the lead in the fourth minute through an instinctive finish from Simon Murray ten yards out after Fraser had played the ball in behind the Queen of the South defence. There was a huge let off for the visitors when new signing Thomas Mikkelsen went through on goal and appeared to have his jersey pulled by Dowie but the referee waved away any protests. Queen of the South equalised just before the half hour mark as a free kick was floated towards the back post from Marshall whose ball was brought down by Daniel Carmichael who in turn clipped the ball across the face of the goal. Stephen Dobbie then showed great composure to fire home past Bell. Towards the end of the first half Queen of the South keeper Lee Robinson was forced to make two impressive saves, firstly from Murray and then from Tony Andreu.

Just seven minutes in, the visitors went ahead after Dobbie played a through ball to Joe Thomson who pulled away from Mark Durnan and slotted the ball home through Bell’s legs. Gary Naysmith’s men then doubled their advantage when Dom Thomas lashed a whipped left footed strike from 20 yards out high into the top right hand corner of the net past the diving Bell. United then made a couple of substitutions when Charlie Telfer and Tope Obadeyi came on to replace Stuart Murdoch and the somewhat quiet Andreu. Obedayi chased down a seemingly lost cause and managed to provide a cross that was met by Lewis Toshney whose cut back which was half cleared from the Queen of the South defence but fell very kindly to Scott Fraser who, 12 yards out, steered a left footed shot into the bottom right hand corner of the net. The home team now had the momentum in the game, with the visitors sitting deeper as the game went on. McKinnon put ex Doonhamer Durnan up front in an effort to turn things round. The pressure from the home side paid off when Obedayi provided the pass across the six-yard box and Simon Murray slotted home second of the game and his eleventh goal of the season. The Terrors were unlucky not to sneak a winner at the death when a Durnan header was saved by a diving Robinson to his left-hand side.

Written by Stewart Buick

Squad Statistics (as at January 14th, 2017)

2016-17 All Time
Cammy Bell (GK)30 27 - 27 -
Paul Dixon30 17 - 2125
Mark Durnan24 223556
William Edjenguélé29 202202
Stewart Murdoch26 151151
Lewis Toshney24 211211
Tony Andreu28 189189
Willo Flood31 2421767
Scott Fraser21 265637
Thomas Mikkelsen26 2 - 2 -
Simon Murray24 27115218
Charlie Telfer (sub)21 221555
Blair Spittal (sub)21 23 - 919
Tope Obadeyi (sub)27 242242

League Table (as at January 14th, 2017)

Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Hibernian 21 13 6 2 +25 45
2. DUNDEE UTD 21 11 6 4 +10 39
3. Morton 20 9 7 4 +9 34
4. Falkirk 21 8 7 6 +6 31
5. Dunfermline 21 6 7 8 -3 25
6. Raith Rovers 20 6 7 7 -3 25
7. QOS 21 6 7 8 -4 25
8. Dumbarton 21 5 6 10 -9 21
9. Ayr Utd 21 4 8 9 -12 20
10. St Mirren 21 2 7 12 -19 13

League results since United's last match
7th January 2017
Ayr Utd0-2Dunfermline
Raith Rovers1-4Falkirk
St Mirren0-3QOS
14th January 2017
Dundee Utd3-3QOS
Dunfermline1-1St Mirren
Falkirk1-1Ayr Utd
Morton2-0Raith Rovers