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  • Date:07 Nov 2012
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Fir Park Stadium
  • Attendance:3,941
  • Russell (83) Russell (83)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94mins

Unfair challenge on Nicky Law by Mark Millar results in a free kick. Mark Millar goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Tom Hateley takes the direct free kick.

92mins

Gary Mackay-Steven fouled by Adam Cummins, the ref awards a free kick. Adam Cummins goes into the book. Direct free kick taken by Gavin Gunning.

91mins

Corner taken by Stevie Hammell from the right by-line, Brian McLean manages to make a clearance.

90mins

Stuart Armstrong gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tom Hateley. Tom Hateley takes the direct free kick.

87mins

Chris Humphrey leaves the field to be replaced by Omar Daley.

86mins

Johnny Russell leaves the field to be replaced by Mark Millar.

84mins

Johnny Russell finds the net with a headed goal from inside the box. Motherwell 0-1 Dundee Utd.Assist on the goal came from Keith Watson.

81mins

Effort on goal by Nicky Law from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.

81mins

Foul by Gary Mackay-Steven on Chris Humphrey, free kick awarded. Tom Hateley restarts play with the free kick.

80mins

Handball by Brian McLean. Nicky Law takes the direct free kick.

79mins

John Rankin leaves the field to be replaced by Rudi Skacel.

79mins

(Motherwell) makes a substitution, with Robert McHugh coming on for Henrik Ojamaa.

78mins

Effort from inside the area by Chris Humphrey misses to the left of the target.

76mins

Inswinging corner taken by Willo Flood.

75mins

Michael Higdon takes a shot. Comfortable save by Radoslaw Cierzniak.

73mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie Murphy by John Rankin. Booking for John Rankin for unsporting behaviour. Stevie Hammell restarts play with the free kick.

73mins

Inswinging corner taken by Willo Flood, comfortable save by Darren Randolph.

71mins

Foul by Nicky Law on Johnny Russell, free kick awarded. Gary Mackay-Steven on for Richie Ryan. Free kick taken by Willo Flood.

68mins

Inswinging corner taken by Stevie Hammell.

68mins

Effort on goal by Johnny Russell from 6 yards. Save made by Darren Randolph.

65mins

Richie Ryan takes a shot from 25 yards. Clearance made by Stevie Hammell. Corner taken by Willo Flood, Darren Randolph makes a brilliant save. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Willo Flood, clearance by Stevie Hammell.

65mins

Drilled right-footed shot by Stuart Armstrong. Clearance made by Tom Hateley. Corner taken right-footed by Willo Flood from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Tom Hateley.

63mins

Stuart Armstrong has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

61mins

Unfair challenge on Jamie Murphy by Gavin Gunning results in a free kick. Gavin Gunning receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Tom Hateley.

56mins

Effort from inside the penalty box by Henrik Ojamaa hits the post.

55mins

Foul by Tom Hateley on Stuart Armstrong, free kick awarded. Willo Flood produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by Darren Randolph. Foul by Jon Daly on Darren Randolph, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Darren Randolph.

53mins

Henrik Ojamaa is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Radoslaw Cierzniak.

49mins

Inswinging corner taken by Willo Flood from the left by-line, save by Darren Randolph.

47mins

Nicky Law gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Rankin. Free kick taken by Keith Watson.

46mins

The official flags Michael Higdon offside. Radoslaw Cierzniak restarts play with the free kick.

44mins

Shot from just outside the box by Henrik Ojamaa goes over the bar.

42mins

Stevie Hammell takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Brian McLean.

42mins

Gavin Gunning is adjudged to have handled the ball. Nicky Law takes the free kick.

41mins

Shot from just outside the penalty area by Richie Ryan misses to the left of the target.

39mins

Henrik Ojamaa has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Corner taken by Stevie Hammell, clearance made by Gavin Gunning.

39mins

Jon Daly gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Simon Ramsden. Darren Randolph restarts play with the free kick.

37mins

Keith Lasley has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.

33mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Henrik Ojamaa on Keith Watson. Radoslaw Cierzniak takes the direct free kick.

32mins

Brian McLean challenges Chris Humphrey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tom Hateley takes the free kick.

31mins

Jamie Murphy takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Keith Watson gets a block in.

26mins

Chris Humphrey has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

24mins

Willo Flood takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by Darren Randolph.

20mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Keith Watson by Nicky Law. Gavin Gunning has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save by Radoslaw Cierzniak. Stuart Armstrong takes a shot. Darren Randolph gets a block in. Corner taken by Willo Flood from the left by-line to the near post.

18mins

Corner taken right-footed by Tom Hateley to the near post, Brian McLean manages to make a clearance. Short corner worked by Tom Hateley. Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Humphrey on Johnny Russell. Brian McLean takes the direct free kick.

17mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Richie Ryan on Michael Higdon. Direct free kick taken by Michael Higdon.

15mins

Effort on goal by Jamie Murphy from 18 yards. Save by Radoslaw Cierzniak. Short corner taken by Tom Hateley from the left by-line.

13mins

Henrik Ojamaa is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Radoslaw Cierzniak takes the free kick.

11mins

Cross/shot by Sean Dillon.

10mins

Johnny Russell fouled by Keith Lasley, the ref awards a free kick. Keith Watson takes the direct free kick.

9mins

Effort from deep inside the area by Henrik Ojamaa misses to the left of the target.

6mins

Shot by Stuart Armstrong from just outside the area goes over the net.

6mins

Corner taken left-footed by Stevie Hammell to the near post, Jon Daly makes a clearance.

5mins

Jamie Murphy takes a shot. Save by Radoslaw Cierzniak.

3mins

Shot by Johnny Russell. Save by Darren Randolph.

1mins

Jamie Murphy has a drilled shot. Save made by Radoslaw Cierzniak.

Match Preview

Hammell: McCall decision good news for Motherwell Motherwell defender Steven Hammell has expressed relief after manager Stuart McCall ruled himself out of the running for the vacant Scotland job ahead of Wednesday's rearranged clash with Dundee United. The Fir Park boss was tipped as an outsider by bookmakers to succeed sacked Craig Levein, but has said he feels the position has come 10 years too soon for him. Hammell has every faith in McCall's ability to manage the national team one day, but is pleased the manager is going nowhere for the time being. He said: "It is a relief because the players here enjoy working with him. "From a selfish point of view, we want him to stay here as long as he can because he's a top manager. "Maybe one day in his career he probably will end up as Scotland manager if he keeps doing well. "It's good news for us to hear he's not in the running for it. "He's a top manager, a top coach. He's great to work with and the players love working with him. "I'm sure he will go on to have a successful managerial career at club level and then I could definitely see him being national team coach one day." Hammell earned his only cap for Scotland in a 4-1 defeat to Sweden in November 2004. Asked who he would like to take on the role as manager, he said: "An experienced manager. Gordon Strachan's name has been linked with it. Anybody apart from the gaffer." Motherwell host Dundee United in a rearranged fixture after the original game was abandoned. Hammell expects both sides to head into the clash full of confidence following recent results. The Steelmen picked up a morale-boosting 3-1 win against St Johnstone, while United fought back from behind to earn a last-gasp draw against Celtic. Hammell said: "The win on Saturday was important for us. We needed it to keep pace with the teams around us and above us. "We go into the Dundee United game full of confidence. They might be the same, with the way they ended the Celtic game. "It looked like they were heading for a defeat and they turned it around in the last five minutes and showed great character to get a draw. "They will be coming here on the back of a good result as well." Dundee United manager Peter Houston wants his side to build on their late Celtic comeback. The Tannadice club fought back from 2-0 down in the closing minutes to secure a 2-2 draw against all the odds in last Sunday's match with the champions to hand them the perfect lift for their trip to Lanarkshire. And Houston, whose team have picked up in recent weeks with a run of three games unbeaten in the league, reckons Sunday's share of the spoils and the manner in which they achieved it should give them every confidence for facing Stuart McCall's men. Houston said: "It's always a boost when you've come back from behind in any game and get a draw like we did on Sunday. "We felt we were very worthy of it on the day and now it's just a case of trying to build on it going into the Motherwell game. "It's four games now since we lost that terrible game up in Inverness and we've been working hard and are reaping our rewards. "We're in the middle of a hectic spell with one game coming quickly after the other but the boys are relishing it all. "Sometimes they feel better playing rather than training and this Motherwell game can't come quickly enough." Houston knows Fir Park has been a tough venue for his Tangerines team in the past, especially with the Steelmen having recaptured form lately following a dip. And he insists they are fully prepared for the challenge which lies ahead against Stuart McCall's men. He said: "We know to expect nothing other than a very hard game. "We had (assistant manager) Paul Hegarty at their game at the weekend and he witnessed a very good performance. "They're a very capable side when you look at the front four they've got, like (Jamie) Murphy, (Chris) Humphrey, (Michael) Higdon, and (Henrik) Ojamaa."

Formation:442Manager: Stuart McCall

Motherwell

Formation: 4411Manager: Peter Houston

Dundee Utd

  • Darren Randolph
  • Tom Hateley
  • Simon Ramsden
  • Adam Cummins
  • Stevie Hammell
  • Chris Humphrey
  • Keith Lasley
  • Nicky Law
  • Jamie Murphy
  • Henrik Ojamaa
  • Michael Higdon
  • SUBS
  • Lee Hollis
  • Robert McHugh
  • Omar Daley
  • Stewart Carswell
  • Zaine Francis-Angol
  • Steven Hetherington
  • Euan Murray

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Form Guide

    WDLLLW
  • Motherwell
  • VS
  • Dundee Utd
  • DLLDWD

Last Meetings

  • 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
  • Motherwell
  • 2 - 1
  • Dundee Utd
  • 06/04/2011

Top Scorers

Motherwell

  • M Higdon 7
  • J Murphy 4
  • N Law 2
  • T Hateley 1
  • R McHugh 1
  • S Hutchinson 1

Dundee Utd

  • J Russell 3
  • J Daly 2
  • M Gardyne 1
  • J Rankin 1
  • G Gunning 1
  • G Mackay-Steven 1

Goals

Motherwell

    • Total goals 32
    • Goals per game 16
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Dundee Utd

    • Total goals 27
    • Goals per game 11
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 81-90 mins

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