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  • Date:25 Sep 2013
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Tannadice Park
  • Attendance:3,778
  • Goodwillie (44) Dow (86)
    Goodwillie (90)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93mins

The referee brings the game to a close.

93mins

Ryan Dow is caught offside.

92mins

Christie Elliot takes a shot and cleared the net.

91mins

David Goodwillie scores with a right foot finish. Dundee Utd 4-1 Partick.Stuart Armstrong provided the assist for the goal.

91mins

Clearance by John Rankin.

91mins

Corner taken by Steven Lawless from the left by-line.

90mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Wilson on James Craigen.

90mins

John Souttar replaces Paul Paton.

89mins

Christie Elliot restarts play with the free kick.

89mins

Unfair challenge on Conrad Balatoni by Ryan Gauld results in a free kick.

87mins

Radoslaw Cierzniak restarts play with the free kick.

87mins

The referee blows for offside.

87mins

Ryan Dow grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Dundee Utd 3-0 Partick.Assist by David Goodwillie.

86mins

Ryan Dow takes a shot. Scott Fox parries the ball away.

85mins

David Goodwillie takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

83mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Baird by John Rankin.

83mins

Corner taken by Ryan Dow from the right by-line.

83mins

Centre by Ryan Gauld.

81mins

Foul by Conrad Balatoni on David Goodwillie, free kick awarded.

79mins

Shot by James Craigen. Radoslaw Cierzniak catches the ball.

79mins

Corner taken by Stephen O'Donnell from the left by-line.

79mins

Conrad Balatoni makes a clearance.

78mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Dow by Conrad Balatoni.

77mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sean Welsh on Ryan Gauld.

76mins

James Craigen replaces Kallum Higginbotham.

74mins

Nadir Ciftci takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.

73mins

The referee shows Christie Elliot a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

73mins

Christie Elliot gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Rankin.

68mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nadir Ciftci by Aaron Sinclair.

67mins

Kallum Higginbotham takes the free kick.

67mins

Unfair challenge on Kallum Higginbotham by Gavin Gunning results in a free kick.

67mins

Header by Kallum Higginbotham goes harmlessly over the bar.

66mins

Conrad Balatoni takes the free kick.

66mins

Unfair challenge on Aaron Sinclair by Nadir Ciftci results in a free kick.

65mins

Steven Lawless is brought on as a substitute for Ross Forbes.

63mins

Conrad Balatoni restarts play with the free kick.

63mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by John Rankin on John Baird.

61mins

Free kick crossed by Ross Forbes.

61mins

Foul by Mark Wilson on Ross Forbes, free kick awarded.

59mins

Kallum Higginbotham takes a weak shot. Radoslaw Cierzniak safely holds on.

59mins

Gabriel Piccolo crosses the ball in from the free kick.

59mins

Foul by Nadir Ciftci on Sean Welsh, free kick awarded.

55mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Ross Forbes.

52mins

David Goodwillie takes a shot and goes over the bar.

51mins

(Partick) makes a substitution, with John Baird coming on for Kris Doolan.

51mins

(Dundee Utd) makes a substitution, with Ryan Dow coming on for Brian Graham.

50mins

The ball is crossed by Stephen O'Donnell.

45mins

The match restarts for the second half.

45mins

David Goodwillie heads the ball into the goal. Dundee Utd 2-0 Partick.The assist for the goal came from Mark Wilson.

45mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Mark Wilson.

44mins

The ref blows to end the first period.

44mins

Mark Wilson restarts play with the free kick.

44mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Goodwillie by Gabriel Piccolo.

42mins

Calum Butcher manages to make a clearance.

41mins

Corner taken by Ross Forbes from the left by-line.

40mins

Corner taken by Mark Wilson from the right by-line.

38mins

Aaron Sinclair takes the free kick.

38mins

Unfair challenge on Kallum Higginbotham by Nadir Ciftci results in a free kick.

34mins

Gavin Gunning manages to make a clearance.

33mins

David Goodwillie slots the ball right footed into the goal. Dundee Utd 1-0 Partick.

29mins

Corner taken by Mark Wilson.

28mins

Brian Graham has an effort at goal.

27mins

Paul Paton makes a clearance.

27mins

Corner taken by Ross Forbes from the right by-line.

26mins

Nadir Ciftci challenges Aaron Sinclair unfairly and gives away a free kick.

25mins

Mark Kerr is booked.

25mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Paton by Mark Kerr.

20mins

Ross Forbes takes a shot and missed to the right of the goal.

16mins

Corner taken by Ross Forbes from the left by-line.

15mins

Corner taken by Ross Forbes from the right by-line.

13mins

Stuart Armstrong takes the free kick.

13mins

Sean Welsh concedes a free kick for a foul on Stuart Armstrong.

12mins

Free kick crossed by Kallum Higginbotham.

12mins

Kallum Higginbotham fouled by Paul Paton, the ref awards a free kick.

9mins

Gavin Gunning makes a clearance.

7mins

Free kick taken by Conrad Balatoni.

7mins

Foul by Mark Wilson on Kallum Higginbotham, free kick awarded.

3mins

Corner taken by Ross Forbes from the right by-line.

1mins

Corner taken by Ross Forbes from the left by-line.

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

Match Preview

Archibald tips Erskine to shine Partick Thistle boss Alan Archibald says it is only a matter of time before former Firhill favourite Chris Erskine starts showing new club Dundee United how good he really is. Erskine and midfield colleague Paul Paton were part of the Maryhill squad that returned Thistle to the Scottish Premiership after an eight-year wait by winning the First Division title. Their promotion feats won them both a move to Tannadice but while Paton has started all eight of United's games so far, winger Erskine's appearances have mostly been limited to as a substitute. He is unlikely to feature against his former employers either when they arrive on Tayside for Wednesday's Scottish League Cup tie after picking up a training ground knock but old boss Archibald is sure the talented 26-year-old can find his feet eventually like team-mate Paton. He told Press Association Sport: "I'm not surprised by how well Pates has done. He's had that hunger and desire to play in the top league for a while and United suits him. They have found a good position for him sitting in front of the back four and he organises things. "I am surprised that Chris hasn't made much of an impact yet but that's probably just down to the talent they have got up there. "United have got players who are similar to Chris but who have been up there for a few years and who know the squad and the surroundings well. "They have got Ryan Gauld, Stuart Armstrong and Gary Mackay-Steven to name a few, but it will just be a matter of time before he starts to show what he can do. It might take Chris a wee bit longer as a winger to settle, because they can be a bit hit or miss sometimes as flair players but I'm sure he will be a success in his own right up there as well. "I'm not sure if he'll make the game up there as I think he's got a niggle but you always worry about a former player coming back to haunt you with a goal. However, we are well aware of his qualities and will be on our guard if he plays." The teams met on the opening day of the Scottish Premiership season in Glasgow and fought out an entertaining 0-0 draw. And Archibald does not plan to wander too far from the attacking philosophy that was frustrated on that day only by sloppy finishing from his men and some last-ditch defending from the visitors. "No we won't change our plan too much," he said. "We have stressed the same things that we did at the start of the season. "They have got bundles of young talent who like to get forward with great pace and we know they can hurt us on the break, which they showed when they beat Ross County a couple of weeks ago. "But we are dangerous too and know we can threaten when we go froward so long as we take care of the ball." Dundee United captain Sean Dillon has warned that determination to proceed could be more important than quality of play. Both sides have played some impressive football in recent weeks but, like every other Scottish Premiership side, they had to battle all the way against lower league opposition in the second round of the competition. Thistle saw off Cowdenbeath after extra-time while United were several minutes away from the same fate at Dumbarton when substitute Nadir Ciftci scored his second goal of the night to earn a 3-2 victory. United have won the Scottish Cup and lost in the League Cup final since Dillon arrived in 2007, as well as playing in several more semi-finals. And the defender knows that their runs to Hampden have not always been plain sailing. The 30-year-old said: "Regardless of what I say, the lads should want to go and win a cup. There are only three trophies that you are competing for and the chances of winning the league are very, very slim. That's the reality of it. "But if you look at the teams that have won cups in the last few years, it's possible to go and win one. "You have to make sure you are desperate to go on and desperate to get there. "A lot of it is about hard work and determination. It's great to play well but I think when we went on those runs, it hasn"t always been flair and great play that has got us there. "Yeah, that has definitely helped, but sometimes you just need to grit your teeth and get through it. It doesn't always have to be a great win."

Formation:433Manager: Jackie McNamara

Dundee Utd

Formation: 4231Manager: Alan Archibald

Partick

  • Radoslaw Cierzniak
  • Mark Wilson
  • Calum Butcher
  • Gavin Gunning
  • Andrew Robertson
  • Paul Paton
  • John Rankin
  • Stuart Armstrong
  • David Goodwillie
  • Brian Graham
  • Nadir Ciftci
  • SUBS
  • Sean Dillon
  • Ryan Dow
  • Ryan Gauld
  • John Souttar
  • Marc McCallum

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