Iain Davidson's second-half goal kept Dundee a point clear at the top of the Scottish Championship as Queen of the South were beaten at Dens Park.

The midfielder powered home a header from Jim McAlister's free-kick to edge the hosts ahead.

Martin Boyle had earlier threatened with a shot that was saved by Queens goalkeeper Alex Clark.

And Boyle had a chance to double Dundee's lead late on but was again foiled by Clark.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Dundee

  • 01 Letheren
  • 02 Irvine
  • 05 Dyer
  • 06 Davidson
  • 25 Cummins
  • 18 Gallagher
  • 23 Boyle
  • 10 Rae
  • 09 MacDonald (Conroy - 81' )
  • 20 McAlister
  • 07 Riley (Nade - 73' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Lockwood
  • 11 Conroy
  • 16 Doris
  • 22 Reid
  • 24 Twardzik
  • 27 Nade
  • 29 Beattie

Queen of the South

  • 01 Clark
  • 02 Mitchell Booked
  • 06 Dowie
  • 04 McShane (Russell - 74' )
  • 03 Higgins Booked
  • 05 Durnan
  • 07 Burns
  • 08 Kerr
  • 10 Reilly (McHugh - 80' )
  • 09 Lyle
  • 11 Paton (Carmichael - 74' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Atkinson
  • 14 McHugh
  • 15 Russell
  • 16 Carmichael
  • 17 McKenna
  • 18 Kidd
  • 19 Holt
Ref: Euan Anderson
Att: 3,999

Match Stats

Shots

8 13

On target

4 6

Corners

5 5

Fouls

12 15

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Dundee 1, Queen of the South 0.

90:00 +4:03 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Dundee 1, Queen of the South 0.

90:00 +1:42

Attempt saved. Martin Boyle (Dundee) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

90:00 +0:48

Foul by Gavin Rae (Dundee).

90:00 +0:48

Robert McHugh (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:47

Christian Nade (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:47

Foul by Chris Higgins (Queen of the South).

87:40

Martin Boyle (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:40

Foul by Chris Higgins (Queen of the South).

87:05

Foul by Christian Nade (Dundee).

87:05

Andy Dowie (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:50

Foul by Martin Boyle (Dundee).

86:50

Chris Higgins (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the right wing.

82:44 Booking

Booking Chris Mitchell (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card.

81:50

Attempt blocked. Robert McHugh (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

80:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dundee. Ryan Conroy replaces Peter MacDonald.

80:24

Attempt missed. Jim McAlister (Dundee) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

79:39 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queen of the South. Robert McHugh replaces Gavin Reilly.

77:16

Gary Irvine (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

77:16

Foul by Gavin Reilly (Queen of the South).

76:37

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Daniel Carmichael.

76:05

Gavin Rae (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:05

Foul by Mark Kerr (Queen of the South).

74:30

Foul by Jim McAlister (Dundee).

74:30

Paul Burns (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the right wing.

73:57 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queen of the South. Daniel Carmichael replaces Michael Paton.

73:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queen of the South. Iain Russell replaces Ian McShane.

72:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dundee. Christian Nade replaces Nicholas Riley.

71:54 Booking

Booking Chris Higgins (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card.

71:45

Nicholas Riley (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71:45

Foul by Chris Higgins (Queen of the South).

71:22

Attempt saved. Iain Davidson (Dundee) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

70:48

Iain Davidson (Dundee) wins a free kick on the right wing.

70:48

Foul by Mark Kerr (Queen of the South).

69:44

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Adam Cummins.

68:40

Attempt missed. Paul Burns (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top right corner.

68:18

Attempt saved. Derek Lyle (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

66:41

Iain Davidson (Dundee) wins a free kick on the left wing.

66:41

Foul by Mark Kerr (Queen of the South).

64:36

Attempt missed. Gavin Rae (Dundee) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

61:11

Iain Davidson (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

61:11

Foul by Ian McShane (Queen of the South).

59:50

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Andy Dowie.

58:12

Foul by Gary Irvine (Dundee).

58:12

Paul Burns (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

57:13 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dundee 1, Queen of the South 0. Iain Davidson (Dundee) from a free kick with a header to the top left corner.

56:48

Jim McAlister (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:48

Foul by Paul Burns (Queen of the South).

53:40

Foul by Iain Davidson (Dundee).

53:40

Mark Kerr (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

50:43

Willie Dyer (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

50:43

Foul by Gavin Reilly (Queen of the South).

50:03

Attempt saved. Chris Higgins (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

45:00

Second Half begins Dundee 0, Queen of the South 0.

45:00 +0:17 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Dundee 0, Queen of the South 0.

44:31

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Andy Dowie.

43:59

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Andy Dowie.

41:01

Attempt missed. Mark Durnan (Queen of the South) header from the centre of the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

40:24

Foul by Iain Davidson (Dundee).

40:24

Derek Lyle (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:12

Attempt saved. Derek Lyle (Queen of the South) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

36:31

Foul by Peter MacDonald (Dundee).

36:31

Andy Dowie (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

36:07

Attempt missed. Mark Durnan (Queen of the South) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

35:19

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Adam Cummins.

34:05

Foul by Jim McAlister (Dundee).

34:05

Paul Burns (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the right wing.

30:00

Derek Lyle (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

29:55

Foul by Adam Cummins (Dundee).

27:48

Attempt saved. Michael Paton (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

27:17

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Declan Gallagher.

26:50

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Gary Irvine.

26:26

Attempt saved. Derek Lyle (Queen of the South) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

25:48

Attempt missed. Michael Paton (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

25:27

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Adam Cummins.

25:14

Attempt blocked. Michael Paton (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

24:53

Attempt saved. Gavin Reilly (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

22:32

Iain Davidson (Dundee) wins a free kick on the right wing.

22:32

Foul by Derek Lyle (Queen of the South).

18:28

Foul by Gavin Rae (Dundee).

18:28

Derek Lyle (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

17:55

Iain Davidson (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

17:55

Foul by Gavin Reilly (Queen of the South).

17:14

Attempt missed. Paul Burns (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

16:46

Foul by Willie Dyer (Dundee).

16:46

Derek Lyle (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the left wing.

13:29

Attempt missed. Martin Boyle (Dundee) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

11:41

Peter MacDonald (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11:41

Foul by Gavin Reilly (Queen of the South).

8:38

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Zander Clark.

8:10

Attempt saved. Martin Boyle (Dundee) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

6:30

Attempt missed. Peter MacDonald (Dundee) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

6:00

Martin Boyle (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

5:55

Foul by Chris Higgins (Queen of the South).

1:00

Nicholas Riley (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

0:54

Foul by Michael Paton (Queen of the South).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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