Dundee Utd 0
Sunderland 2

Dundee Utd
0 - 2

Saturday, July 16th, 2022
Tannadice Park
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Trai Hume (51)
Charlie Mulgrew (o.g.) (62)

Team Managers
Jack Ross

Starting Eleven
13. Carljohan Eriksson
2. Liam Smith
3. Scott McMann
12. Ryan Edwards
4. Charlie Mulgrew
23. Ian Harkes
14. Craig Sibbald
17. Archie Meekison
7. Ilmari Niskanen
44. Rory Macleod
32. Tony Watt
Anthony Patterson .1
Trai Hume .2
Dennis Cirkin .3
Corry Evans .4
Bailey Wright .5
Daniel Ballard .6
Dan Neil .7
Leon Dajaku .8
Alex Pritchard .9
Patrick Roberts .10
Ross Stewart .11

Ruairidh Adams
6. Ross Graham
Flynn Duffy
22. Kieran Freeman
Chris Mochrie
28. Mathew Cudjoe-Anim
Miller Thomson
Darren Watson
Declan Glass
11. Logan Chalmers
10. Nicky Clark
Jacob Carney .18
Luke O'Nien .12
Jay Matete .13
Carl Winchester .14
Lynden Gooch .15
Elliot Embleton .16
Aji Alese .17
Danny Batth .19
Harrison Sohna .20
Jack Diamond .21
Ellis Taylor .22

Mathew Cudjoe-Anim for Rory Macleod (57)
Kieran Freeman for Craig Sibbald (60)
Ross Graham for Charlie Mulgrew (75)
Logan Chalmers for Ilmari Niskanen (75)
Declan Glass for Tony Watt (75)
Nicky Clark for Archie Meekison (75)
Chris Mochrie for Ian Harkes (85)
Jack Diamond for Ross Stewart (66)
Aji Alese for Bailey Wright (66)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Match Report

Sunderland ran out 2-0 winners thanks to two second-half goals as United played their first home game of their pre-season.

It was United who almost made their high press count early on. Tony Watt done well on numerous occasions to put the Sunderland Goalkeeper Patterson in some difficult situations. However, the ball never broke kindly for a tangerine shirt to win the follow up.

Watt continued to look lively throughout the first half, linking up well with Smith and Meekison down the left-hand side.

Ross Stewart went close to opening the scoring for the away side. Some neat footwork on the edge of the box set up Stewart with a teasing cross – however, the Scotland international headed just wide.

Stewart almost found the net again as he broke into the United area, but Saku made himself big to deny the Sunderland striker with an outstretched leg. Our number 13 then showed quick reactions to gather the ball at Stewart’s feet before he could follow up on the rebound.

There was a clear lift in tempo from both sides during the opening exchanges of the second half.

United’s earliest chance came after Tony Watt’s deep cross was met at the back-post by Liam Smith, whose header sailed just over the crossbar.

Saku was again on hand to make a vital save. This time, the Finnish keeper managed to claw the ball away from sneaking in at the far post after a cushioned header from Daniel Neil.

Niskaken also looked lively, doing well to beat his man the ball broke to Watt inside the area. His cutback looked sure to find MacLeod inside the six-yard box but was cleared well for a corner.

However, it was Sunderland who took the lead after 52 through Trai Hume. Cirkin’s cross was delivered deep to the back post for the full-back to nod home from close range.

Jack Ross made two quick changes before the hour mark, replacing Rory MacLeod and Craig Sibbald with Matthew Cudjoe and Kieran Freeman.

After 62 minutes the away side had their second of the match. Mulgrew’s pass back from long range was out of Eriksson’s reach, with the ball ending up rolling into the back of the net.

Meekison almost found the net with an audacious effort following a United corner. The young midfielder took the ball well on the half-volley which was smartly saved by Patterson.

With 15 minutes to go, United made a quadruple change with Charlie Mulgrew, Archie Meekison, Ilmari Niskanen and Tony Watt being replaced by Ross Graham, Declan Glass, Nicky Clark and Logan Chalmers.

Glass and Chalmers both looked sharp after taking to the field. Both were involved in some good link up before Glass’ deafly cut back across the six-yard box just evaded a tangerine shirt.

Chris Mochrie replaced Ian Harkes in our final change of the match, but chances came few and far between in the final ten minutes.

United are back on the road next weekend as we travel to Fleetwood Town for a 3pm kick-off a week today.

Match report written by DUFC Official

Squad Statistics (as at July 16th, 2022)

2022-23 All Time

League Table (as at July 16th, 2022)

No league table has been added for this season.