Match ends, Dundee United 2, Dumbarton 0.
Dundee United climbed to fourth place in the Scottish Championship with a comfortable home win over struggling Dumbarton.
Goals towards the end of the first half from Paul McMullan and former Rangers defender Bilel Mohsni lifted the hosts into the promotion play-off places.
First, McMullan latched onto a fine Scott McDonald through-ball and drove low into the bottom corner.
Mohsi doubled the lead on the stroke of half-time with a close-range finish.
The visitors, who sit ninth and are 11 points adrift in the relegation play-off berth, had goalkeeper Scott Gallacher to thank for preventing a heavier defeat.
He produced find stops from McDonald and Billy King as Dundee United ran out deserved winners.
- 29RalstonBooked at 19mins
- 28SmithBooked at 49minsSubstituted forFraserat 59'minutes
- 12StantonSubstituted forSlaterat 72'minutes
- 8McDonaldSubstituted forMikkelsenat 88'minutes
- 14HuttonBooked at 45minsSubstituted forBurtat 79'minutes
- 8WilsonSubstituted forGallagherat 61'minutes
- 7GallagherSubstituted forStewartat 69'minutes
- Kevin Clancy
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Dundee United 2, Dumbarton 0.
Foul by Scott Fraser (Dundee United).
Liam Dick (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Bilel Mohsni (Dundee United).
Daniel Handling (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Dundee United. Thomas Mikkelsen replaces Scott McDonald.
Foul by Craig Slater (Dundee United).
Grant Gallagher (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Liam Burt (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt blocked. Paul McMullan (Dundee United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Liam Burt (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.
Attempt missed. Paul McMullan (Dundee United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.
Scott McDonald (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Andy Dowie (Dumbarton).
Substitution, Dumbarton. Liam Burt replaces Kyle Hutton.
Attempt saved. Billy King (Dundee United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Attempt saved. Billy King (Dundee United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Christopher McLaughlin.
Substitution, Dundee United. Craig Slater replaces Samuel Stanton.