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The game is over, as the referee blows the whistle.
Unfair challenge on Shaun Hutchinson by Farid El Alagui results in a free kick.
John Rankin restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Shaun Hutchinson on Farid El Alagui, free kick awarded.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Nadir Ciftci.
Shaun Hutchinson makes a clearance.
Stuart Armstrong goes off and Aidan Connolly comes on.
Header by Henri Anier misses to the right of the target.
Andrew Robertson makes a clearance.
Farid El Alagui takes the chance to get an effort at goal. A parry by Gunnar Nielsen prevents the goal.
Gary Mackay-Steven takes a shot.
Free kick taken by Stephen McManus.
Steven Hammell fouled by Nadir Ciftci, the ref awards a free kick.
Corner taken by Gary Mackay-Steven.
Clearance made by John Rankin.
Corner from the right by-line taken by James McFadden.
Farid El Alagui on for Ryan Dow.
Henri Anier comes on in place of Iain Vigurs.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Gary Mackay-Steven.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Iain Vigurs.
Free kick crossed by Gavin Gunning.
Stuart Carswell concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Dow.
Radoslaw Cierzniak restarts play with the free kick.
James McFadden gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Robertson.
Lionel Ainsworth leaves the field to be replaced by Craig Reid.
Gary Mackay-Steven takes a shot. Gunnar Nielsen catches the ball.
Steven Hammell takes the free kick.
John Rankin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Hammell.
Radoslaw Cierzniak takes the free kick.
Ryan Dow fouled by Stuart Carswell, the ref awards a free kick.
Stuart Armstrong takes a shot and missed to the right of the goal.
Penalty taken right-footed by John Sutton and scored. Dundee Utd 3-1 Motherwell.
Caution for Nadir Ciftci.
Nadir Ciftci is penalised for a handball.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Sutton by John Rankin.
Gunnar Nielsen takes the free kick.
Lionel Ainsworth takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Radoslaw Cierzniak parries the ball away.
Free kick taken by John Sutton.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Keith Watson on James McFadden.
John Rankin takes a shot and cleared the crossbar.
John Sutton makes a clearance.
Corner taken by Ryan Dow from the left by-line.
Gavin Gunning scores direct from the free kick. Dundee Utd 3-0 Motherwell.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nadir Ciftci by Iain Vigurs.
The referee gets the second half underway.
The referee blows for half time.
Corner taken by Ryan Dow.
Nadir Ciftci takes a shot.
Keith Lasley restarts play with the free kick.
Ryan Dow concedes a free kick for a foul on Iain Vigurs.
Shot by John Sutton.
Nadir Ciftci has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Iain Vigurs by Gary Mackay-Steven.
Iain Vigurs crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James McFadden by Gary Mackay-Steven.
Keith Watson manages to make a clearance.
Gary Mackay-Steven gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Iain Vigurs.
John Sutton concedes a free kick for a foul on Gavin Gunning.
Corner taken by Lionel Ainsworth.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Paton on Keith Lasley.
The ball is swung over by Keith Watson.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Paton by James McFadden.
Shot by Keith Watson. Gunnar Nielsen blocks the ball.
Gary Mackay-Steven has an effort at goal.
Andrew Robertson takes a shot and went wide of the right hand upright.
Ryan Dow scores with their right foot. Dundee Utd 1-0 Motherwell.
Clearance made by Shaun Hutchinson.
The ball is crossed by Gary Mackay-Steven.
Clearance by Stephen McManus.
Clearance by John Sutton.
Free kick crossed by Ryan Dow.
Steven Hammell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nadir Ciftci.
Gavin Gunning restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by John Sutton on Gavin Gunning.
The ball is sent over by Nadir Ciftci.
Unfair challenge on Keith Lasley by Nadir Ciftci results in a free kick.
Iain Vigurs has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
Paul Paton challenges James McFadden unfairly and gives away a free kick.
The game begins.
McNamara in confident mood
Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara believes his side have every right to feel confident going into Friday night's Scottish Premiership match with Motherwell at Tannadice.
The Tayside club have recorded back-to-back wins in recent weeks over St Mirren and Kilmarnock to end a seven-game winless streak which began over the festive period.
McNamara's side are sitting fourth in the table and beginning to recapture the kind of form which earned them no shortage of praise prior to Christmas.
Now they welcome Stuart McCall's Motherwell to Tayside for their televised league meeting, with McNamara telling them to believe firmly in their ability.
He said: "The lads are looking forward to the match.
"Motherwell are a good side and it's one which we should be going into with a bit of confidence.
"We've had a couple of positive results in our last two games which have been well deserved. We still haven't been at our best which is a good thing in a way.
"We know we can play better but the important thing is that we're back into the winning habit.
"Winning matches breeds confidence and we will need to be brave on the night against a quality side like Motherwell."
McNamara is full of praise for opposite number McCall for the rebuilding job he carried out at the Lanarkshire club over the summer.
However, he maintains the Taysiders will focus first and foremost on their own strengths as they attempt to further climb the table.
McNamara said: "Stuart has done a great job at Motherwell again this season. He did lose some very good players but has replaced them and they're still getting results.
"However, it's about what we do in the match. That's always our approach and that's something which will never change.
"We need to show the same kind of energy and enthusiasm levels we showed last weekend to beat Kilmarnock. If we manage to do that, then hopefully we can cause Motherwell problems on the night.
"We didn't all of a sudden become a poor side when we went through that difficult run of games.
"We have got belief in the players and hopefully this game will bring out the best in them.
"It's live on television and the supporters should relish it. They have a part to play and we hope to give them the sort of result they're looking for."
United could hand a return to defender Gavin Gunning, who is back in training after a recent knee injury. Teenager Ryan Gauld is fighting to shake off a niggling hip injury in time to face Well.
Motherwell boss Stuart McCall insists he has no qualms about giving youth a chance after revealing he could be without as many as eight players for Friday's Scottish Premiership clash.
Fraser Kerr, Simon Ramsden, Lee Hollis, Craig Moore and Paul Lawson will definitely miss the trip to Tannadice, while Keith Lasley, Stuart Carswell and Henri Anier - who is set for a scan on a shinsplints problem on Monday - are rated as major doubts.
The casualty list means McCall could be forced to turn to youngsters, such as Jack Leitch, Chris Cadden, Dale Shirkie and Dominic Thomas, but the Well boss is confident his makeshift side will be up for the challenge.
He said: "The bench will be full of kids but I'm not whinging about it. It's just part and parcel of the game.
"It's just unfortunate the injuries have all come at once after having quite a good break from injuries.
"With the addition of Bob McHugh and Adam Cummins going out on loan until the end of the season, it leaves us very short.
"Whatever team we put out tomorrow will be competitive anyway. If we have to throw our young kids in, then let's be excited about it.
"Regardless of who we put out, I'm sure we will give it a good go."
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