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Barry Douglas fouled by Fraser Kerr, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Barry Douglas.
Unfair challenge on Stewart Carswell by Ryan Dow results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.
Henrik Ojamaa concedes a free kick for a foul on Barry Douglas. Henrik Ojamaa is shown a yellow card. Barry Douglas takes the free kick.
Short corner taken by Nicky Law from the right by-line.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Nicky Law.
Unfair challenge on Fraser Kerr by Ryan Dow results in a free kick. Darren Randolph takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Higdon on John Souttar. Radoslaw Cierzniak takes the direct free kick.
Gary Mackay-Steven goes off and Rory Boulding comes on. Fraser Kerr replaces Chris Humphrey.
Nicky Law fouled by Brian McLean, the ref awards a free kick. Booking for Brian McLean. Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.
Foul by Stevie Hammell on Gary Mackay-Steven, free kick awarded. Booking for Stevie Hammell for unsporting behaviour. Stewart Carswell joins the action as a substitute, replacing James McFadden. Barry Douglas takes the direct free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Gary Mackay-Steven from the right by-line played to the near post, Chris Humphrey manages to make a clearance.
Michael Gardyne on for Ryan Gauld.
Gary Mackay-Steven takes a shot. Save by Darren Randolph.
Corner taken left-footed by Barry Douglas to the near post, James McFadden makes a clearance.
Nicky Law is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Radoslaw Cierzniak.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Henrik Ojamaa on John Souttar. Simon Ramsden is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Sean Dillon.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Stevie Hammell on Ryan Dow. Free kick taken by Willo Flood.
Stuart Armstrong takes a shot. Save by Darren Randolph.
John Rankin goes off and Ryan Dow comes on.
Jon Daly scores a goal from inside the area low into the middle of the goal. Dundee Utd 1-3 Motherwell.Gary Mackay-Steven provided the assist for the goal.
Shaun Hutchinson concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Gauld. Strike on goal comes in from Willo Flood from the free kick.
Brian McLean takes a shot. Blocked by Shaun Hutchinson.
Henrik Ojamaa concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Gauld. Free kick taken by Barry Douglas.
Handball by Gary Mackay-Steven. Free kick taken by Tom Hateley.
Nicky Law takes a shot. Save by Radoslaw Cierzniak.
Headed effort from inside the area by Jon Daly misses to the left of the goal.
The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Darren Randolph.
Michael Higdon finds the back of the net with a goal from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Dundee Utd 0-3 Motherwell.Assist by Chris Humphrey.
Shot from just outside the box by Henrik Ojamaa goes over the bar.
John Rankin has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.
Barry Douglas takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Simon Ramsden makes a clearance.
Foul by Chris Humphrey on Barry Douglas, free kick awarded. Radoslaw Cierzniak restarts play with the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Nicky Law, Jon Daly makes a clearance.
Corner taken by Barry Douglas played to the near post.
Foul by Henrik Ojamaa on Barry Douglas, free kick awarded. Barry Douglas takes the free kick.
James McFadden is ruled offside. Radoslaw Cierzniak restarts play with the free kick.
Effort from outside the penalty box by John Rankin goes wide left of the target.
Ryan Gauld takes a shot. Darren Randolph makes a comfortable save.
Stevie Hammell challenges Willo Flood unfairly and gives away a free kick. John Souttar takes the direct free kick.
Shot from just outside the area by Stuart Armstrong misses to the left of the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Willo Flood by James McFadden. Willo Flood takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on Gary Mackay-Steven by Tom Hateley results in a free kick. Gary Mackay-Steven takes the free kick.
Jon Daly concedes a free kick for a foul on Darren Randolph. Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.
Barry Douglas fouled by Chris Humphrey, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Radoslaw Cierzniak.
Jon Daly takes a shot. Save by Darren Randolph.
Chris Humphrey takes a shot. Blocked by Sean Dillon.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Michael Higdon. Radoslaw Cierzniak restarts play with the free kick.
Henrik Ojamaa fouled by Sean Dillon, the ref awards a free kick. James McFadden crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, save by Radoslaw Cierzniak.
Effort from the edge of the area by James McFadden goes wide of the left-hand post.
Keith Lasley challenges Willo Flood unfairly and gives away a free kick. Brian McLean takes the free kick.
Henrik Ojamaa scores a goal from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Dundee Utd 0-2 Motherwell.The assist for the goal came from Michael Higdon.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Nicky Law, Effort on goal by Keith Lasley from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.
Chris Humphrey takes a shot. Save made by Radoslaw Cierzniak.
Shot on goal by Ryan Gauld from just inside the area goes over the target.
Michael Higdon gets on the score sheet with a goal from long range to the top right corner of the goal. Dundee Utd 0-1 Motherwell.James McFadden provided the assist for the goal.
Watson sidelined for United
Dundee United full-back Keith Watson will sit out Friday's Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash with Motherwell after boss Jackie McNamara admitted his Hampden exertions had taken their toll.
The Tannadice defender picked up a knock in training ahead of Sunday's William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final with Celtic but was passed fit before battling through 120 minutes of action as United went down 4-3 in extra-time.
Now McNamara - who is also monitoring Barry Douglas' shoulder injury - has confirmed Watson will be unavailable for the trip to Fir Park as the post SPL split fixtures kick-off.
Striker Johnny Russell, meanwhile, remains on the sidelines as he recovers from his broken fibula and midfield man Mark Millar is suspended.
United were left distraught last Sunday as they pushed SPL leaders Celtic all the way to extra-time in the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-finals at Hampden, only to lose 4-3.
After sealing a top-six slot with their last-gasp victory over Aberdeen a fortnight ago, a Europa League slot is now the Tannadice outfit's next objective.
But they have some way to go to rein in third-place Inverness, seven points in front with just five games to play.
Gary Mackay-Steven, though, is determined to do just that, saying: "Now that we are in the top six, qualifying for Europe has become the next massive incentive for us to push on.
"It would mean we could say this season had been a real success and we feel we are capable of doing it.
"At times I feared we would never get in the position to challenge for a Europa League slot. We've dropped a lot of points this season.
"But we thankfully we got ourselves into the top six. We start on Friday against Motherwell but we know they have got a lot of threats going forward. They have had a great season so far but we will try to take the game to them on Friday."
Motherwell manager Stuart McCall has a full squad to choose from.
The Fir Park fans will be looking to the talismanic James McFadden, in his second spell at the club, and Well's top scorer Michael Higdon, to help cement second place in the table.
Both forwards scored in the 2-2 draw against St Mirren in the Steelmen's last outing to keep them three points clear of chasing Inverness.
McCall insists United will not be too affected by their 4-3 extra-time William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final defeat by Celtic at Hampden Park last week.
He said: "I think they will be good. They were terrific (against Celtic) and they on their day they are as good as anything in this league.
"But I'm sure they will be looking at our forwards, James McFadden, Chris Humphrey, Henrik Ojamaa, Michael Higdon and players like Nicky Law and Keith Lasley, so it has the makings of an open game."
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