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The referee brings the game to a close.
(Motherwell) makes a substitution, with Robert McHugh coming on for Chris Humphrey.
Corner from left by-line taken by Chris Humphrey.
Corner taken by Barry Douglas, clearance made by Mark Reynolds.
David Goodwillie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stevie Hammell. Direct free kick taken by Stevie Hammell.
David Goodwillie challenges Mark Reynolds unfairly and gives away a free kick. Darren Randolph takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken by Chris Humphrey from the right by-line to the near post, Steven Saunders has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar.
Steve Jennings fouled by Prince Buaben, the ref awards a free kick. Darren Randolph takes the direct free kick.
Paul Dixon concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Humphrey. Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.
Steve Jennings concedes a free kick for a foul on David Goodwillie. Free kick taken by Scott Severin.
Johnny Russell is brought on as a substitute for David Robertson. Foul by Jon Daly on Stephen Craigan, free kick awarded. Darren Randolph takes the direct free kick,
John Sutton on for Alan Gow.
The referee shows David Robertson a yellow card. David Robertson challenges Jamie Murphy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stevie Hammell takes the direct free kick.
Sean Dillon puts the ball into his own net. Motherwell 2-1 Dundee Utd.Assist on the goal came from Tom Hateley.
Foul by Jon Daly on Stephen Craigan, free kick awarded. Darren Randolph takes the direct free kick.
Chris Humphrey takes a corner.
Shot by Jamie Murphy. Dusan Pernis makes a save.
Mark Reynolds fouled by David Goodwillie, the ref awards a free kick. Darren Randolph restarts play with the free kick.
The official flags Alan Gow offside. Garry Kenneth restarts play with the free kick.
Shot by Chris Humphrey. Blocked by Tom Hateley. Corner taken by Chris Humphrey.
The referee blows for offside. Dusan Pernis takes the free kick.
Stephen Craigan fouled by Morgaro Gomis, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Craigan.
Caution for Chris Humphrey.
Alan Gow has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
Steve Jennings gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Goodwillie. Garry Kenneth takes the free kick.
Nick Blackman is caught offside. Scott Severin takes the direct free kick.
David Robertson concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie Murphy. Stevie Hammell takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Barry Douglas, fantastic save by Darren Randolph.
Morgaro Gomis fouled by Steve Jennings, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Severin takes the free kick.
Nick Blackman fouled by David Robertson, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tom Hateley.
Shot by Alan Gow. Dusan Pernis makes a save.
Barry Douglas is ruled offside. Darren Randolph takes the free kick.
Dusan Pernis fouled by Alan Gow, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Dusan Pernis.
David Goodwillie scores a penalty. Motherwell 1-1 Dundee Utd.Handball decision goes against Stephen Craigan.
Shot by Nick Blackman. Dusan Pernis makes a save.
The referee blows for offside. Dusan Pernis restarts play with the free kick.
Alan Gow fouled by David Goodwillie, the ref awards a free kick. Tom Hateley restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Chris Humphrey.
Alan Gow concedes a free kick for a foul on Prince Buaben. Scott Severin takes the direct free kick.
Booking for Steven Saunders for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Severin by Steven Saunders. Dusan Pernis restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Jon Daly on Darren Randolph, awarded.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darren Randolph by Jon Daly. Direct free kick taken by Darren Randolph.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Barry Douglas, save by Darren Randolph.
Foul by David Goodwillie on Stevie Hammell, free kick awarded. Stevie Hammell takes the direct free kick.
Stephen Craigan challenges David Goodwillie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Barry Douglas, Shot from just outside the area by Prince Buaben goes over the bar.
Prince Buaben booked for unsporting behaviour. Prince Buaben concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie Murphy. Mark Reynolds takes the free kick. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Humphrey. Corner from left by-line taken by Chris Humphrey.
Craig Conway leaves the field to be replaced by Barry Douglas.
Craig Conway is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.
Jamie Murphy takes a shot. Save made by Dusan Pernis.
Free kick awarded for a foul by David Goodwillie on Tom Hateley. Stephen Craigan restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steve Jennings by Morgaro Gomis. Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.
Steven Saunders joins the action as a substitute, replacing Keith Lasley.
Effort on goal by Steve Jennings from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Corner taken by Chris Humphrey from the left by-line to the near post, Sean Dillon makes a clearance.
The assistant referee flags for offside against David Goodwillie. Tom Hateley takes the direct free kick.
Effort on goal by Alan Gow from 20 yards. Save made by Dusan Pernis.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Hateley by Craig Conway. Tom Hateley restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Chris Humphrey.
Jamie Murphy takes a shot. Save by Dusan Pernis.
Unfair challenge on Tom Hateley by Craig Conway results in a free kick. Darren Randolph takes the free kick.
Stephen Craigan fouled by Jon Daly, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Tom Hateley.
Foul by Garry Kenneth on Alan Gow, free kick awarded. Tom Hateley restarts play with the free kick.
Own goal by Scott Severin. Motherwell 1-0 Dundee Utd.
The ref blows the whistle to start the match.
The referee calls an end to the first half.
The referee gets the second half started.
Fitz back for Well
Marc Fitzpatrick is back in Motherwell's squad for the Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash against Dundee United at Fir Park.
The midfielder has recovered from a knee injury and came through a practice match in midweek unscathed.
Esteban Casagolda, who has recovered from knee surgery, is out for another couple of weeks.
Motherwell manager Craig Brown urged Scottish Premier League bosses to act soon and act fairly if they are to change the structure of the league for next season.
Earlier in the week at Hampden, the 12 clubs debated reconstruction ideas put forward in SPL chief executive Neil Doncaster's strategy review, which is being run in tandem with former Scottish First Minister Henry McLeish's upcoming report into the professional game.
No vote on the subject was held but clubs have expressed a desire for change and there are moves for those changes to be made in time for the 2011/12 season.
A 14-team league which retains a split has been mooted along with a 16-strong division.
However, Brown insists any changes to be made for next season need to be made soon - and be fair.
He said: "This club have indicated that we would like reconstruction.
"We haven't defined the exact nature of it, whether it's a 14, 16, 18 or whatever number of teams in the league.
"But last year the split was patently unfair, and particularly unfair to Motherwell and I think everyone agrees with that.
"We were in contention for fourth place in the league but we ended fifth.
"It might have been different but we had only two home matches after the split, which was an unfair home and away split over the season.
"And we didn't get a home match against either of the Old Firm clubs which is lucrative, financially.
"It was patently unfair. So whatever they do will be welcome at Motherwell.
"But another point I would make is that if they are going to announce a change then announce it as quickly as possible.
"It would be more fair before the season starts but the next fairest time is right now.
"If they are saying no relegation or relegation or whatever, if it's going to change, then we should know as early as possible."
Darren Dods remains sidelined as Dundee United make the first of two trips to Motherwell in four days.
Dods has been sent for a scan to ascertain the full extent of his knee problem, leaving manager Peter Houston short of cover in defence for the trip to Fir Park.
Craig Conway returned from a knee injury in last week's 2-1 loss to Celtic, but it is too soon for his fellow midfielder Danny Swanson (back) to play in the league or Co-operative Insurance Cup quarter-final meeting with Well.
United manager Peter Houston is yet to receive news of any Scottish Football Association reprimand for his criticism of referee Dougie McDonald after last weekend's loss to Celtic.
Houston, the Scotland assistant manager, described McDonald's officiating as "inconsistent" following last Sunday's last-gasp 2-1 defeat to Celtic, but he is yet to hear if his comments will be met with a punishment.
"I'm not going to comment on something I've not got yet," said Houston.
"I'm not sitting waiting on the mail coming in."
Houston is adamant his side are concentrating solely on the first encounter, rather than allowing their minds to drift ahead to Tuesday's Co-operative Insurance Cup quarter-final where a last-four place awaits the winner.
"I'll always think about one game at a time," said Houston.
"I won't even think about the cup game because it's an entirely different game.
"It's a different outlook - it's in or out and I'd rather get beaten 5-0 than go there and defend.
"It'll be hammer and tongs between the two clubs to try to get into a semi-final.
"But it`s a different type of game where we can hopefully get in and about Motherwell, but we don't need to go kamikaze in a must-win game.
"We'll try to win every game and try to keep up our decent record away from home against clubs outwith the Old Firm."
Well win consolidates third place
Motherwell consolidated third place in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash as two own goals handed them a 2-1 victory over Dundee United.
Scott Severin and Sean Dillon both bundled the ball into their own net either side of David Goodwillie's penalty equaliser.
But the home side were well worth their victory as United struggled to cope with their attacking play.
Severin's own goal came after just 50 seconds as the centre-back endured a disastrous start.
The former Aberdeen captain committed himself inside the Motherwell half following Tom Hateley's clearance, allowing Alan Gow to run at the remaining United defenders.
Gow, making his first SPL start for Motherwell, slipped the ball through for Nick Blackman, who set up the unmarked Jamie Murphy as he cut in from the left.
Dusan Pernis palmed out Murphy's low drive from but the ball hit Severin and went over the line.
The visiting defence continued to look vulnerable as Motherwell searched for a second goal.
Garry Kenneth was beaten inside the box by both Blackman and Chris Humphrey in the space of two minutes but the resulting crosses just failed to fall for a claret and amber shirt.
Pernis pushed wide Murphy's low drive and then produced an even better save to parry Gow's powerful 20-yard strike, before Steve Jennings fired just over from similar range.
Motherwell suffered a blow in the 20th minute when Keith Lasley limped off with what appeared to be a hamstring injury. Steven Saunders came on at right-back and Hateley moved into midfield.
The stoppage disrupted Motherwell's flow and Darren Randolph made his first save in the 28th minute when he held Jon Daly's acrobatic volley following some route-one football.
But Pernis was soon called into action to save Murphy's drive and United also lost a player when Craig Conway limped off in the 35th minute, with Barry Douglas coming on at left midfield.
Gow almost connected with Hateley's inswinging free-kick as Motherwell started the second half well but they gifted United a 50th-minute equaliser.
Stephen Craigan misjudged a high ball following a long throw-in and cleared the ball with an arm. There were few protests when Steven McLean pointed to the spot and Goodwillie sent Randolph the wrong way.
Motherwell tried to hit back quickly and Gow was causing problems with his quick feet on the edge of the box, but two shots failed to test Pernis and he over-hit a pass to Murphy with the winger in a good position.
Motherwell continued to threaten and Pernis had to dive at full stretch to push away Murphy's curling effort.
The home side were rewarded for their ambition in the 75th minute with the second own goal of the game. Hateley found Humphrey in space on the right wing and his driven cross was turned home by Dillon as Gow and Blackman tried to convert.
Saunders headed over from six yards after getting a clean run at Humphrey's corner as Motherwell comfortably saw out the win.
United never looked like forcing another equaliser and will have to improve considerably when they return to Fir Park on Tuesday in the Co-operative Insurance Cup quarter-finals.
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