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Dundee Utd 0-1 Arbroath: Craig Wighton goal earns shock win

Arbroath defended stoutly to earn a shock victory
Arbroath defended stoutly to earn a shock victory

Arbroath administered Dundee United's first home Scottish Championship defeat of the season with a shock win.

Only East Fife - in the League Cup - had beaten the runaway league leaders at home this term, but Craig Wighton's goal earned the part-timers victory.

Wighton converted at the near post for his second goal in two games since signing on loan from Hearts.

United, though, are still 17 clear at the top after Inverness Caledonian Thistle could only draw.

Dick Campbell's obdurate Arbroath, meanwhile, are only being kept out of the play-off places by goal difference and have moved above Dundee.

Dundee United head coach Robbie Neilson: "The quality just wasn't there and we didn't deserve anything from the game. Credit to Arbroath."

Arbroath assistant manager Ian Campbell: "They'll probably win this league but I thought we were magnificent. The attitude of the players was fabulous and it's a great three points for us."

Line-ups

Dundee Utd

  • 1Siegrist
  • 2Smith
  • 5Connolly
  • 6ReynoldsSubstituted forMochrieat 77'minutes
  • 17Robson
  • 8PawlettBooked at 74mins
  • 4Powers
  • 18Butcher
  • 3Sporle
  • 24Shankland
  • 9SowSubstituted forGlassat 17'minutesSubstituted forHarkesat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Mehmet
  • 21Glass
  • 23Harkes
  • 25King
  • 40Mochrie
  • 43Neilson
  • 44Watson

Arbroath

  • 21Gaston
  • 2Thomson
  • 4Little
  • 5O'Brien
  • 3HamiltonBooked at 40mins
  • 7GoldSubstituted forCraigenat 71'minutes
  • 22Virtanen
  • 10SwankieSubstituted forStewartat 74'minutes
  • 6Whatley
  • 9HilsonSubstituted forKaderat 86'minutes
  • 14Wighton

Substitutes

  • 1Jamieson
  • 11Linn
  • 12Kader
  • 15Donnelly
  • 16Stewart
  • 18Murphy
  • 32Craigen
Referee:
Alan Muir
Attendance:
8,056

Match Stats

Home TeamDundee UtdAway TeamArbroath
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home12
Away3
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home10
Away1
Fouls
Home15
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Dundee United 0, Arbroath 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dundee United 0, Arbroath 1.

Attempt saved. Jamie Robson (Dundee United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Jason Thomson.

Foul by Calum Butcher (Dundee United).

Craig Wighton (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Chris Mochrie (Dundee United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Mark Whatley (Arbroath).

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Omar Kader replaces Dale Hilson.

Foul by Mark Connolly (Dundee United).

Craig Wighton (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Thomas O'Brien.

Attempt blocked. Ian Harkes (Dundee United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Lawrence Shankland (Dundee United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee United. Chris Mochrie replaces Mark Reynolds.

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Scott Stewart replaces Gavin Swankie.

Booking

Peter Pawlett (Dundee United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

(Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Peter Pawlett (Dundee United).

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. James Craigen replaces David Gold.

Foul by Peter Pawlett (Dundee United).

Thomas O'Brien (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Ian Harkes (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dale Hilson (Arbroath).

Jamie Robson (Dundee United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Gavin Swankie (Arbroath).

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Jason Thomson.

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Ricky Little.

Attempt saved. Ian Harkes (Dundee United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee United. Ian Harkes replaces Declan Glass because of an injury.

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Thomas O'Brien.

Foul by Liam Smith (Dundee United).

Dale Hilson (Arbroath) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Peter Pawlett (Dundee United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

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

Attempt blocked. Adrián Sporle (Dundee United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Declan Glass (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dale Hilson (Arbroath).

Attempt blocked. Dale Hilson (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dundee Utd23172449183153
2Inverness CT2211383024636
3Ayr2211293531435
4Dunfermline2394103632431
5Arbroath2394102125-431
6Dundee228682731-430
7Morton2283113041-1127
8Queen of Sth2174102427-325
9Alloa2367102737-1025
10Partick Thistle2365123043-1323
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