So there you go, we leave you with some positive notes from Mixu Paatelainen. Thanks for your company this evening. Join us again tomorrow for four more Premiership games, plus more games in the Championship, League One and League Two.
"I thought the first half performance before the goal was good and we were on the front foot.
"A great strike from Henri Anier and we were looking comfortable.
"Our softness at defending a set piece came to the surface again and we paid the price.
"In my opinion, Ryan Dow goes for the ball, he wins the ball and it is a clean challenge and I don't think it was a free kick.
"We still have plenty of opportunities to close that gap and that remains our aim."
If you are waiting for Mixu Paatelainen's comments, the Dundee United manager is obviously giving his players a tough talking to in the dressing room after that defeat.
Motherwell manager Mark McGhee pointed out that it was a victory that came at a cost because Stephen Pearson appears to have damaged ribs, fellow midfielder Keith Lasley is "in some discomfort" with a leg injury, while Josh Law, who deputised at right-back, also picked up a knock.
That victory for Motherwell - their third in succession - was a double over the city of Dundee.
It not only takes Mark McGhee's side into fifth place in the Premiership but they leapfrog Dundee, although the Dens Park outfit have two games in hand in which to make up the two-point gap.
"After the first half, we were very fortunate to go in level.
"We were poor and didn't work as hard as we have been in recent weeks and not as hard as we did in the second half.
"Fortunately, we got an equaliser and it gave us a chance to put a few things right at half time and I think we thoroughly deserved it in the end."
- Quote Message: A game of two halves. After United scored the opener, they looked very strong. Then a header by Marvin Johnson, who was the best player on the park, and you have to give credit to Motherwell - in the second half they were first to everything and were deserved victors from Stuart McCall Former Motherwell manager on BBC Radio Scotland
Despite taking the lead when they were on top, United stay eight points adrift of Kilmarnock at the foot of the Premiership after a disappointing second half at Fir Park.
Rangers recover from going one goal behind as two goals from Kenny Miller help them to a victory over Greenock Morton that takes the Ibrox side 15 points ahead of Hibernian at the top of the Scottish Championship.
Well on their way to the title and automatic promotion.
United are huffing and puffing without creating anything and Motherwell counter-attack and Marvin Johnson's side foot effort is deflected wide of the far post.
United midfielder Paul Paton is lucky to get away with a yellow card with deliberate kick on Morgaro Gomis.
Josh Law, who has taken a knock, is withdrawn and is replaced with Kireran Kennedy, who takes his place at right-back for Motherwell.
- Quote Message: It is a deserved lead for Motherwell. United started well, but a couple of changes by Mark McGhee and Motherwell have been on the front foot from Derek Ferguson BBC Radio Scotland pundit
United have a big shout for a penalty waved away by referee Crawford Allan as Henri Anier's powerful drive hits an arm as his effort is charged down by two Well defenders.
United boss Mixu Paatelainen hauls off the ineffectual Northern Ireland striker, Billy Mckay, with Edward Ofere. Ryan Dow is also replaced with Scott Fraser.
Callum Morris is next to go into the book for hauling down Chris Cadden. The United side are taking turns to assault the Well midfielder.