Scottish Championship
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Dunfermline Athletic stage three-goal comeback to hold Dundee

Dunfermline's Declan McManus scores the equaliser
Declan McManus equalised with a stoppage-time free-kick

Second-top Dunfermline Athletic came from three goals down within the final 12 minutes to draw at Dundee in the Scottish Championship.

Declan McManus secured a point with a stoppage-time free-kick after his own penalty followed Paul Watson's headed reply at Dens Park.

Charlie Adam had given Dundee the half-time lead with a thundering drive.

The former Scotland midfielder then set up an Osman Sow header from a corner and Liam Fontaine from a free-kick.

However, Dundee had to settle for a point that leaves them in seventh with one win in six outings.

Dunfermline move to within three points of leaders Hearts despite a fourth game without a victory.

Line-ups

Dundee

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Hamilton
  • 16Elliott
  • 14Ashcroft
  • 4Fontaine
  • 3McGhee
  • 8Byrne
  • 26AdamSubstituted forAndersonat 72'minutes
  • 23Marshall
  • 10McGowan
  • 9MullenSubstituted forForsterat 87'minutes
  • 21SowSubstituted forAfolabiat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Kerr
  • 5Forster
  • 11McDaid
  • 12Ferrie
  • 17Afolabi
  • 19Robertson
  • 24Anderson

Dunfermline

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Fon Williams
  • 22Mayo
  • 44Watson
  • 5Murray
  • 3Edwards
  • 16WhittakerBooked at 75minsSubstituted forMcCannat 78'minutes
  • 11Dow
  • 24McInroySubstituted forWilsonat 45'minutesBooked at 69mins
  • 8Turner
  • 23ThomasSubstituted forO'Haraat 54'minutes
  • 10McManus

Substitutes

  • 7O'Hara
  • 14McCann
  • 15Wilson
  • 17Bowman
  • 19Fenton
  • 20Gill
  • 27Berry
Referee:
Grant Irvine

Match Stats

Home TeamDundeeAway TeamDunfermline
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home10
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away7
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dundee 3, Dunfermline Athletic 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dundee 3, Dunfermline Athletic 3.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Dundee 3, Dunfermline Athletic 3. Declan McManus (Dunfermline Athletic) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Max Anderson (Dundee).

  5. Post update

    Kyle Turner (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Jordan Marshall (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Paul Watson (Dunfermline Athletic).

  8. Post update

    Shaun Byrne (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Lewis McCann (Dunfermline Athletic).

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Dundee. Jordon Forster replaces Daniel Mullen.

  11. Post update

    Paul McGowan (Dundee) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Josh Edwards (Dunfermline Athletic).

  13. Post update

    Goal! Dundee 3, Dunfermline Athletic 2. Declan McManus (Dunfermline Athletic) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

  14. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Lee Ashcroft (Dundee) after a foul in the penalty area.

  15. Post update

    Penalty Dunfermline Athletic. Lewis McCann draws a foul in the penalty area.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Max Anderson (Dundee).

  17. Post update

    Paul Watson (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Dundee 3, Dunfermline Athletic 1. Paul Watson (Dunfermline Athletic) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ryan Dow following a corner.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Lewis McCann replaces Steven Whittaker.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Jack Hamilton.

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