Scottish Championship
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Dundee United 0-3 Greenock Morton

Thomas O'Ware scores
Thomas O'Ware (far right) set Morton on their way to victory at Tannadice

Dundee United remain 11 points behind Scottish Championship leaders St Mirren after a heavy defeat at home to Greenock Morton.

Morton, who move up to sixth, took the lead just before half-time with Thomas O'Ware heading in Michael Tidser's free-kick.

Scott Tiffoney fired into the top-left corner from 25 yards early in the second period.

Left-back Jack Iredale completed the win with a fine run and finish.

Jim Duffy's side leapfrog Inverness Caledonian Thistle and are now two points below Dunfermline Athletic and Queen of the South and five off third-placed Livingston.

United's advantage over Livi is cut to four points and the Tangerines have played a game more than the Lions but a game less than St Mirren.

Line-ups

Dundee Utd

  • 25Lewis
  • 2Murdoch
  • 5QuinnBooked at 59mins
  • 4Durnan
  • 17Robson
  • 16Flood
  • 12Stanton
  • 58Lyng
  • 8McDonaldSubstituted forKaddedat 60'minutesBooked at 69mins
  • 11KingSubstituted forSlaterat 66'minutes
  • 9MikkelsenSubstituted forMartinat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 15Slater
  • 18Allardice
  • 21Mehmet
  • 22Kadded
  • 26Ballantyne
  • 27Martin
  • 32Mason

Morton

  • 1Gaston
  • 4O'Ware
  • 19Gasparotto
  • 26Iredale
  • 6Doyle
  • 3Murdoch
  • 12Tidser
  • 14HarkinsBooked at 49mins
  • 15TiffoneySubstituted forMcHughat 87'minutes
  • 7OliverSubstituted forStrappat 90'minutes
  • 25RossBooked at 66minsSubstituted forRussellat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Lamie
  • 9Quitongo
  • 11McHugh
  • 16Strapp
  • 17Russell
  • 20Brennan
  • 21Langan
Referee:
Barry Cook
Attendance:
5,730

Match Stats

Home TeamDundee UtdAway TeamMorton
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home7
Away9
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away1
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Dundee United 0, Morton 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dundee United 0, Morton 3.

Foul by Idris Kadded (Dundee United).

Michael Tidser (Morton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Idris Kadded (Dundee United).

Gary Harkins (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Lewis Strapp replaces Gary Oliver.

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

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Jack Iredale.

Attempt blocked. Craig Slater (Dundee United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Robert McHugh replaces Scott Tiffoney.

Idris Kadded (Dundee United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Michael Tidser (Morton).

Attempt blocked. Scott Tiffoney (Morton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Dundee United 0, Morton 3. Jack Iredale (Morton) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee United. Logan Martin replaces Thomas Mikkelsen.

Foul by Craig Slater (Dundee United).

Scott Tiffoney (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Samuel Stanton (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mark Russell (Morton).

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Mark Russell replaces Frank Ross.

Booking

Idris Kadded (Dundee United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Idris Kadded (Dundee United).

Frank Ross (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Frank Ross (Morton) is shown the yellow card.

Willo Flood (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Tiffoney (Morton).

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee United. Craig Slater replaces Billy King.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee United. Idris Kadded replaces Scott McDonald.

Attempt saved. Gary Harkins (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Booking

Paul Quinn (Dundee United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Scott Tiffoney (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paul Quinn (Dundee United).

Gary Oliver (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paul Quinn (Dundee United).

Gary Oliver (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Willo Flood (Dundee United).

Attempt missed. Michael Tidser (Morton) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Booking

Gary Harkins (Morton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Gary Harkins (Morton).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1St Mirren23163443241951
2Dundee Utd2212463026440
3Livingston2110653324936
4Dunfermline2296738261233
5Queen of Sth229673731633
6Morton218763021931
7Inverness CT238693028230
8Falkirk225892335-1223
9Dumbarton2248101530-1520
10Brechin2204181751-344
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