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  • Date:27 Nov 2012
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Tannadice Park
  • Attendance:5,289
Goal!

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92:00 +2.00

Unfair challenge on Tom Hateley by Gavin Gunning results in a free kick. Chris Humphrey takes the direct free kick.

89:30

Stuart Armstrong takes a shot. Save by Darren Randolph. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Barry Douglas played to the near post, Tom Hateley makes a clearance.

87:28

Centre by Barry Douglas. The referee blows for offside against Rudi Skacel. Darren Randolph takes the indirect free kick.

86:59

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Barry Douglas played to the near post, clearance made by Tom Hateley.

85:37

Brian McLean produces a cross, clearance by Shaun Hutchinson.

83:50

Richie Ryan is brought on as a substitute for Willo Flood. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Tom Hateley, Brian McLean manages to make a clearance.

82:53

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Barry Douglas from the right by-line, clearance made by Michael Higdon.

80:07

Henrik Ojamaa leaves the field to be replaced by Stewart Carswell.

79:11

Centre by Nicky Law, blocked by Sean Dillon.

78:35

Jamie Murphy takes a shot. Save made by Radoslaw Cierzniak. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Tom Hateley.

76:37

Johnny Russell produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

74:15

Jon Daly is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Darren Randolph takes the free kick.

72:48

The ball is crossed by Willo Flood.

71:27

Michael Gardyne on for John Rankin.

69:20

Tom Hateley takes a inswinging corner to the near post.

66:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Keith Lasley by Stuart Armstrong. Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.

65:01

Jon Daly is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Darren Randolph takes the indirect free kick.

63:07

Rudi Skacel fouled by Zaine Francis-Angol, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Barry Douglas from right wing, clearance by Shaun Hutchinson. Outswinging corner taken by Barry Douglas from the left by-line, Gavin Gunning takes a shot. Save made by Darren Randolph.

61:12

Corner taken left-footed by Willo Flood from the right by-line, clearance made by Jamie Murphy.

58:53

Rudi Skacel concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie Murphy. Adam Cummins takes the free kick.

58:14

Outswinging corner taken by Barry Douglas, clearance made by Adam Cummins.

57:25

A cross is delivered by Willo Flood, Shot from deep inside the area by Rudi Skacel clears the crossbar.

56:27

Johnny Russell produces a cross.

55:16

Rudi Skacel takes a shot. Save by Darren Randolph.

53:46

Jamie Murphy takes a shot. Save by Radoslaw Cierzniak.

52:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Hateley by Stuart Armstrong. Direct free kick taken by Darren Randolph.

51:23

John Rankin takes a shot. Darren Randolph makes a save. Outswinging corner taken by Willo Flood from the right by-line.

51:00

Unfair challenge on Sean Dillon by Michael Higdon results in a free kick. Sean Dillon restarts play with the free kick.

48:55

The assistant referee flags for offside against Johnny Russell. Darren Randolph takes the indirect free kick.

46:44

Adam Cummins concedes a free kick for a foul on Johnny Russell. Direct free kick taken by Willo Flood.

45:32

The ball is sent over by Johnny Russell, clearance made by Shaun Hutchinson.

45:02 +0.02

The referee penalises Nicky Law for handball. Radoslaw Cierzniak takes the free kick.

44:31

Free kick awarded for a foul by John Rankin on Nicky Law. Adam Cummins restarts play with the free kick.

40:59

Michael Higdon takes a shot. Save by Radoslaw Cierzniak. Corner taken right-footed by Tom Hateley, Sean Dillon manages to make a clearance.

40:00

Shaun Hutchinson booked for unsporting behaviour.

39:35

Rudi Skacel takes a shot. Save by Darren Randolph.

38:40

Corner taken by Tom Hateley from the right by-line, Radoslaw Cierzniak makes a save.

38:04

Tom Hateley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stuart Armstrong. Barry Douglas crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by Darren Randolph.

36:05

The ball is crossed by Brian McLean, Jon Daly gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Dundee Utd 1-2 Motherwell.The assist for the goal came from Brian McLean.

35:08

Stuart Armstrong has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

32:10

Rudi Skacel gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Zaine Francis-Angol. Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.

31:06

Willo Flood takes a shot. Save by Darren Randolph.

29:51

Shot by Rudi Skacel from just outside the area goes over the net.

28:33

Rudi Skacel concedes a free kick for a foul on Zaine Francis-Angol. Darren Randolph takes the direct free kick.

25:12

Corner taken by Tom Hateley from the right by-line, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Radoslaw Cierzniak by Adam Cummins. Direct free kick taken by Radoslaw Cierzniak.

25:03

The ball is sent over by Jamie Murphy, Barry Douglas makes a clearance.

24:13

Brian McLean challenges Michael Higdon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Nicky Law.

23:07

Johnny Russell produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

22:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shaun Hutchinson by Jon Daly. Direct free kick taken by Darren Randolph.

20:50

Michael Higdon challenges Sean Dillon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Sean Dillon.

19:23

Brian McLean handles the ball and concedes a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Tom Hateley from left wing, save made by Radoslaw Cierzniak.

Match Preview

Houston keeping feet on ground Manager Peter Houston is eager for his Dundee United side to extend their recent run of form against Motherwell at Tannadice. The Clydesdale Bank Premier League fixture comes less than three weeks after Johnny Russell's 84th-minute header handed United a 1-0 win at Fir Park and offers the seventh-placed hosts the chance to go above Well in a congested table. Houston, whose side have three wins and three draws in the last seven games, told Press Association Sport: "The teams are so close together just now, it wouldn't be a major blow if we didn't or a huge lift psychologically to go above them. "The league will sort itself out. We're five points off the top of the table, with a game in hand over other teams, against Celtic. "At the same time Dundee and St Mirren aren't too far away from us either. "It's nice to see we're at the top of the form guide. We've got 11 points from the last six games, equal with Inverness." Motherwell finished third in the SPL last term and Houston anticipates another stern test against a team he admires. "Although we won the last game it was a very, very tight match that could've gone either way and a draw might've been a fair result," he said. "We were probably fortunate to win; it was a bit of quality from Johnny Russell's header. Motherwell had good chances and hit the post and bar. "They have a front six capable of scoring goals in any company. We're going to be in for a tough, tough match. "We need to make sure we try to get in front in games; too often we're going behind and having to chase games. "It would be nice for me as a manager to be sitting goals up." Motherwell boss Stuart McCall hopes Darren Randolph escapes retrospective punishment following an incident in Saturday's Clydesdale Bank Premier League game against Hearts. The goalkeeper collided with Callum Paterson during the goalless draw but referee Crawford Allan opted to take no action. Speaking ahead of the game at Dundee United, McCall said: "The referee couldn't have been any nearer. "He deemed it wasn't anything malicious, it was a coming together and a collision. "Last season, when the compliance officer was brought in, it was for things that the referee, fourth official or linesman didn't see. "I was a little bit surprised to see all this talk but we will just have to wait and see. "It's not ideal because we've got a game on Tuesday." On the incident, he added: "Camera angles are different. "Certainly, with one camera angle behind the goal, it doesn't look too clever. "From the angle I saw it the first time, and the angle at the side, it looks as though Darren is coming out, as all goalkeepers do, to protect himself. "There is a little bit of the foot flicking out at probably the last second but all angles are different. "Unfortunately, Darren has caught the boy and it probably looks worse than it is. "He's certainly not malicious, it's not something he has done before or does on a regular occasion."

Match Report

Form Guide

    WDWLDW
  • Dundee Utd
  • VS
  • Motherwell
  • LWLDWD

Last Meetings

  • Motherwell
  • 0 - 1
  • Dundee Utd
  • 07/11/2012
  • Motherwell
  • 0 - 2
  • Dundee Utd
  • 13/05/2012
  • Dundee Utd
  • 1 - 1
  • Motherwell
  • 21/01/2012
  • Motherwell
  • 0 - 0
  • Dundee Utd
  • 26/11/2011
  • Dundee Utd
  • 1 - 3
  • Motherwell
  • 01/10/2011
  • Dundee Utd
  • 4 - 0
  • Motherwell
  • 07/05/2011

Top Scorers

Dundee Utd

  • J Russell 5
  • J Daly 4
  • G Mackay-Steven 3
  • M Gardyne 1
  • J Rankin 1
  • G Gunning 1
  • S Armstrong 1

Motherwell

  • M Higdon 9
  • J Murphy 5
  • N Law 2
  • O Daley 1
  • T Hateley 1
  • R McHugh 1
  • H Ojamaa 1
  • S Hutchinson 1
  • A Cummins 1

Goals

Dundee Utd

    • Total goals 37
    • Goals per game 18
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) Period 81-90 mins

Motherwell

    • Total goals 41
    • Goals per game 22
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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