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Free kick awarded for a foul by Keith Lasley on Brian Graham.
Ryan Gauld takes the free kick.
Foul by Keith Lasley on Ryan Gauld, free kick awarded.
Ryan Gauld restarts play with the free kick.
The final whistle goes and the game is over.
Ryan Dow fouled by Stephen McManus, the ref awards a free kick.
Shaun Hutchinson takes the free kick.
John Rankin concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Reid.
Lionel Ainsworth scores a right footed goal. Dundee Utd 5-1 Motherwell.The assist for the goal came from Craig Moore.
Free kick taken by John Rankin.
Jack Leitch challenges Gary Mackay-Steven unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Free kick crossed by Steven Hammell.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jack Leitch by Keith Watson.
Free kick taken by Radoslaw Cierzniak.
Foul by Craig Moore on Sean Dillon, free kick awarded.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Ryan Dow.
Zaine Francis-Angol comes on in place of Iain Vigurs.
The referee penalises Stephen McManus for handball.
Clearance made by Stephen McManus.
Steven Hammell concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Dow.
Foul by Brian Graham on Stephen McManus, free kick awarded.
Morgaro Gomis on for Stuart Armstrong.
Ryan Dow scores with their right foot. Dundee Utd 4-0 Motherwell.
Ryan Gauld replaces Paul Paton.
Brian Graham on for Nadir Ciftci.
Keith Lasley takes the free kick.
Gavin Gunning gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Sutton.
Shot by Gavin Gunning. Gunnar Nielsen safely holds on.
Unfair challenge on Gary Mackay-Steven by Craig Reid results in a free kick.
Nadir Ciftci takes a shot and strikes the post.
Nadir Ciftci takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.
Corner taken by Gary Mackay-Steven from the right by-line.
The referee blows for offside against Keith Watson.
Nadir Ciftci crosses the ball.
Steven Hammell takes the free kick.
Steven Hammell fouled by John Rankin, the ref awards a free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Moore by Sean Dillon.
Keith Lasley takes a shot and cleared the net.
The second half begins.
Lionel Ainsworth comes on in place of Fraser Kerr.
Craig Moore on for Henri Anier.
Radoslaw Cierzniak takes the free kick.
The whistle is blown to end the first half.
Steven Hammell challenges Nadir Ciftci unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Paul Paton restarts play with the free kick.
Gavin Gunning fouled by John Sutton, the ref awards a free kick.
Nadir Ciftci scores with their right foot. Dundee Utd 2-0 Motherwell.Assist on the goal came from Stuart Armstrong.
Corner taken by Iain Vigurs.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Iain Vigurs on Gary Mackay-Steven.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Shaun Hutchinson on John Rankin.
Henri Anier sends in a cross.
Foul by John Sutton on Sean Dillon, free kick awarded.
Stuart Armstrong is caught offside.
Henri Anier concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Paton.
Keith Lasley booked.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Mackay-Steven by Keith Lasley.
Gary Mackay-Steven has an effort at goal. Gunnar Nielsen parries the ball away.
Clearance made by Shaun Hutchinson.
Free kick taken by Craig Reid.
Fraser Kerr fouled by John Rankin, the ref awards a free kick.
Paul Paton takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Robertson by Fraser Kerr.
The ball is crossed by Fraser Kerr.
Shaun Hutchinson challenges Ryan Dow unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Stuart Armstrong restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Keith Watson by Henri Anier results in a free kick.
John Sutton challenges Gavin Gunning unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Nadir Ciftci grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Dundee Utd 1-0 Motherwell.Stuart Armstrong provided the assist for the goal.
Header by Fraser Kerr misses to the right of the target.
Free kick taken by Keith Lasley.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Sutton by John Rankin.
Keith Lasley restarts play with the free kick.
Nadir Ciftci gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jack Leitch.
The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.
Cup final not on McNamara's mind
Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara is confident his players will focus on their remaining Scottish Premiership campaign despite the attraction of their forthcoming William Hill Scottish Cup final.
The Tayside club welcome Motherwell to Tannadice on Saturday knowing that defeat would mean they cannot qualify for Europe through the league.
McNamara's side can seal a Europa League place by beating St Johnstone at Celtic Park on May 17, but the former Scotland international is only thinking about points and not silverware.
McNamara said: "We'll just be taking one game at a time. That's the approach we've had all season and that won't change.
"Of course the cup final is attracting a lot of attention which is understandable. But we've got lots of football to play between now and then, which we'll be concentrating fully on.
"It's our aim to pick up as many points as possible in the games which we have left. They're all going to be tough, starting with Motherwell, but that's the challenge to the players.
"It's about trying to get some momentum and seeing where it takes us in the next few weeks."
Motherwell moved further away from United last weekend by fighting back for a 3-3 draw against champions Celtic, but McNamara has not given up hope of closing the seven-point gap.
"Motherwell are obviously a good side and Stuart McCall has again done a great job there," he said. "They showed what they're capable of last weekend by coming back against Celtic to get a draw.
"You could say we've got to beat them if we want to have any hope of catching them in the table.
"It will be difficult to catch them but you have to hope in football, and we know what we're capable of producing on our day."
Dundee United winger Gary Mackay-Steven is fighting to shake off a calf injury. United are still without Curtis Good after the on-loan Newcastle defender was forced to undergo another scan on his hip injury.
Defender Calum Butcher is out for the season with a broken toe.
James McFadden has returned to training following a hamstring injury as Motherwell bid to secure European football.
Skipper Keith Lasley returns from suspension but fellow midfielders Paul Lawson (Achilles) and Stuart Carswell (knee) remain on the sidelines.
Simon Ramsden is also out of the Scottish Premiership match as he battles for fitness after knee surgery.
Steven Hammell hopes there are many more Motherwell appearances to come as he prepares for his 500th game for the club on Saturday.
The left-back will reach a landmark that is a rarity in the modern game when Motherwell take on Dundee United at Tannadice.
The 32-year-old made his debut against Aberdeen in April 2000 and has reached the 500-mark despite spending an 18-month spell at Southend before rejoining the club in 2008.
Hammell told MFC TV: "It has come around pretty quickly, I can still remember my first game as if it was last season.
"To play that many games for such a special club means a lot to me. It's a special honour.
"I have had a great time. Every season we continue to do well. It's a great place to work and everyone is close, whether it's the office staff or kitchen staff.
"The six years have flown by and hopefully there will be a lot more."
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