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Dundee United 1-1 Dunfermline Athletic

Scott McDonald scores
Scott McDonald diverted James Craigen's clearance goalward to level for Dundee United

Dundee United slipped to fourth in the Championship despite recovering from a goal down against Dunfermline.

Scott Fraser and Tam Scobbie threatened for the hosts in the first half and Declan McManus came close for the visitors when he struck the post.

Nicky Clark fired the visitors ahead from close range in the second half.

But Scott McDonald soon equalised when an attempted clearance by James Craigen ricocheted into the net off the United attacker.

Sam Stanton and McDonald had efforts as the Tangerines tried to get a winner.

Csaba Laszlo's side fall a point below Greenock Morton into the final promotion play-off place, though the Tangerines have three games in hand over Jim Duffy's team.

Dunfermline remain two points behind Dundee United and are still a point above Queen of the South.

Bilel Mohsni and Nicky Clark
Bilel Mohsni (left) made his Dundee United debut while his former Rangers team-mate Clark scored the opener

Line-ups

Dundee Utd

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 25Lewis
  • 29Ralston
  • 91Mohsni
  • 3ScobbieBooked at 45minsSubstituted forDurnanat 45'minutes
  • 17Robson
  • 12Stanton
  • 16Flood
  • 28SmithSubstituted forMcMullanat 78'minutes
  • 2Murdoch
  • 10FraserSubstituted forSlaterat 56'minutes
  • 8McDonald

Substitutes

  • 4Durnan
  • 7McMullan
  • 9Mikkelsen
  • 11King
  • 15Slater
  • 21Mehmet
  • 24Gillespie

Dunfermline

Formation 4-4-2

  • 25Robinson
  • 2Williamson
  • 5MorrisBooked at 51mins
  • 6Ashcroft
  • 3MartinBooked at 41mins
  • 7Higginbotham
  • 31BeadlingBooked at 85mins
  • 26Vincent
  • 28CraigenSubstituted forWedderburnat 73'minutes
  • 9McManus
  • 10Clark

Substitutes

  • 4Mvoto
  • 8Wedderburn
  • 12Armstrong
  • 14Talbot
  • 16Ryan
  • 17Aird
  • 20Gill
Referee:
Euan Anderson
Attendance:
5,830

Match Stats

Home TeamDundee UtdAway TeamDunfermline
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home6
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dundee United 1, Dunfermline Athletic 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dundee United 1, Dunfermline Athletic 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Ryan Williamson.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Paul McMullan (Dundee United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  5. Post update

    Craig Slater (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Declan McManus (Dunfermline Athletic).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Booking

    Tom Beadling (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Post update

    Anthony Ralston (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Tom Beadling (Dunfermline Athletic).

  11. Post update

    Foul by Paul McMullan (Dundee United).

  12. Post update

    Kallum Higginbotham (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Post update

    Mark Durnan (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Declan McManus (Dunfermline Athletic).

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Scott McDonald (Dundee United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Declan McManus (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Mark Durnan (Dundee United).

  18. Post update

    Declan McManus (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  19. Post update

    Scott McDonald (Dundee United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  20. Post update

    Foul by James Vincent (Dunfermline Athletic).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1St Mirren28203552292363
2Livingston291410547311652
3Morton301210840281246
4Dundee Utd2713683834445
5Dunfermline301110944311343
6Queen of Sth30119104745242
7Falkirk28810103140-934
8Inverness CT2687113132-131
9Dumbarton2769121933-1427
10Brechin2904251965-464
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