Scottish Championship
Queen of Sth4Dundee Utd0

Queen of South 4-0 Dundee Utd: Stephen Dobbie nets twice to beat leaders

Kevin Holt's goal had Queens in command at the break
Kevin Holt's goal had Queens in command at the break

Dundee United stay top of the Scottish Championship despite a humiliating 4-0 defeat by Queen of the South.

Robbie Neilson's side have now lost their last three away matches, but stay at the summit on goal difference after Ayr United lost and Inverness Caledonian Thistle failed to win.

Stephen Dobbie and Kevin Holt had Queens in command at the break, and further efforts from Dobbie and Michael Paton sealed a much-merited win.

The win moves Queens up to fourth.

Queen of the South manager, Allan Johnston: "We are now turning performances into results and we are showing we can compete with the best teams in the division.

"Dobbie was superb today, he has been unfortunate so far this season, but it was only a matter of time before he got back scoring."

Dundee United head coach Robbie Neilson: "We are bitterly disappointed - we were not anywhere near where we can get to. We have to find a way not to give away the kind of goals we did.

"This was a real warning that you just have to be 'at it' but it is about how you manage the difficult periods, especially after everybody was saying it was great, great, great for a while."

Line-ups

Queen of Sth

  • 1McCrorie
  • 2MercerBooked at 57mins
  • 5Brownlie
  • 4Kilday
  • 3Holt
  • 6PybusBooked at 63minsSubstituted forMurrayat 90'minutes
  • 8Kidd
  • 25PatonSubstituted forOsmanat 87'minutes
  • 19El Bakhtaoui
  • 9HamiltonSubstituted forOliverat 85'minutes
  • 11Dobbie

Substitutes

  • 7Murray
  • 10Oliver
  • 14McCarthy
  • 15Lyon
  • 17Osman
  • 18Semple
  • 30Burns

Dundee Utd

  • 1Siegrist
  • 44Watson
  • 19Brown
  • 6Reynolds
  • 2SmithBooked at 74mins
  • 18Butcher
  • 23HarkesSubstituted forClarkat 59'minutes
  • 12Stanton
  • 7McMullan
  • 27Appere
  • 24ShanklandBooked at 82mins

Substitutes

  • 3Sporle
  • 10Clark
  • 11Smith
  • 13Mehmet
  • 25King
  • 29Graham
  • 35Cooney
Referee:
Duncan Williams
Attendance:
1,909

Match Stats

Home TeamQueen of SthAway TeamDundee Utd
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home12
Away14
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Queen of the South 4, Dundee United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Queen of the South 4, Dundee United 0.

Attempt missed. Lawrence Shankland (Dundee United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Troy Brown (Dundee United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Connor Murray replaces Dan Pybus.

Louis Appere (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Abdul Osman (Queen of the South).

Attempt saved. Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Stephen Dobbie (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paul Watson (Dundee United).

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Abdul Osman replaces Michael Paton.

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Faissal El Bakhtaoui.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Gary Oliver replaces Jack Hamilton because of an injury.

Booking

Lawrence Shankland (Dundee United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Scott Mercer (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lawrence Shankland (Dundee United).

Hand ball by Robby McCrorie (Queen of the South).

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Liam Smith.

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Liam Smith.

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Lee Kilday.

Foul by Kevin Holt (Queen of the South).

Nicky Clark (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Queen of the South 4, Dundee United 0. Michael Paton (Queen of the South) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner.

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

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Lee Kilday.

Booking

Liam Smith (Dundee United) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Darren Brownlie.

Goal!

Goal! Queen of the South 3, Dundee United 0. Stephen Dobbie (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Dan Pybus (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Louis Appere (Dundee United).

Michael Paton (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Samuel Stanton (Dundee United).

Hand ball by Stephen Dobbie (Queen of the South).

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

Booking

Dan Pybus (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Dan Pybus (Queen of the South).

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

Foul by Dan Pybus (Queen of the South).

Calum Butcher (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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