Scottish Championship
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Dundee United 1-0 Brechin City

Scott McDonald scores for Dundee United
McDonald scored his second goal since arriving from Motherwell

Scott McDonald's goal with 10 minutes left kept Dundee United's perfect start to the Scottish Championship intact with victory over struggling Brechin.

Scott Fraser's curling shot was saved by Brechin keeper Graeme Smith early on, while United captain Mark Durnan glanced a header wide.

The visitors hit the post before the break and Jordan Sinclair's shot was tipped over by keeper Harry Lewis.

But McDonald scored from close range to seal a third straight win for United.

They remain two points ahead of Dunfermline, who beat Falkirk 3-1, in second, while Brechin have just one point from their opening three games, the same tally as Falkirk and Inverness.

Line-ups

Dundee Utd

Formation 4-4-2

  • 25Lewis
  • 2Murdoch
  • 5Quinn
  • 4Durnan
  • 17Robson
  • 10FraserSubstituted forNkoyiat 75'minutes
  • 23Fyvie
  • 12Stanton
  • 11King
  • 8McDonald
  • 19KeatingsSubstituted forFloodat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Toshney
  • 9Nkoyi
  • 14Edjenguele
  • 16Flood
  • 18Allardice
  • 21Mehmet
  • 38Chalmers

Brechin

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Smith
  • 14LynasSubstituted forO'Neilat 86'minutes
  • 20Crighton
  • 2McLeanBooked at 40mins
  • 3Dyer
  • 6Dale
  • 21Sinclair
  • 18OrsiBooked at 78mins
  • 8Graham
  • 15SparkBooked at 65minsSubstituted forWattat 72'minutes
  • 9JacksonSubstituted forLayneat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Love
  • 10Layne
  • 11Watt
  • 12O'Neil
  • 16Ford
  • 19O'Neil
Referee:
Euan Anderson
Attendance:
6,060

Match Stats

Home TeamDundee UtdAway TeamBrechin
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home12
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home7
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dundee United 1, Brechin City 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dundee United 1, Brechin City 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paul McLean (Brechin City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Patrick Nkoyi (Dundee United).

  5. Post update

    Sean Crighton (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Patrick Nkoyi (Dundee United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Sean Crighton (Brechin City).

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Brechin City. Chris O'Neil replaces Aron Lynas because of an injury.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Patrick Nkoyi (Dundee United) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Aron Lynas.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Brechin City. Isaac Layne replaces Andrew Jackson.

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Dundee United 1, Brechin City 0. Scott McDonald (Dundee United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Finn Graham (Brechin City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  14. Booking

    Kalvin Orsi (Brechin City) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Dundee United. Patrick Nkoyi replaces Scott Fraser because of an injury.

  16. Post update

    Billy King (Dundee United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Aron Lynas (Brechin City).

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Scott Fraser (Dundee United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Brechin City. Liam Watt replaces Euan Spark.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Stewart Murdoch (Dundee United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.