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Short corner taken by Stuart Armstrong from the left by-line.
Foul by Johnny Russell on Simon Ramsden, free kick awarded. Darren Randolph restarts play with the free kick. The referee shows Johnny Russell a yellow card.
Michael Higdon takes a shot. Radoslaw Cierzniak makes a comfortable save.
Jon Daly concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Higdon. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from James McFadden.
Stuart Armstrong takes a shot. Save by Darren Randolph.
Mark Millar is brought on as a substitute for Willo Flood.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Tom Hateley played to the near post, clearance by Stuart Armstrong.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robert McHugh by Willo Flood. Darren Randolph takes the direct free kick.
Gary Mackay-Steven has an effort at goal. Shaun Hutchinson manages to make a clearance.
Jon Daly takes a shot. Blocked by Simon Ramsden.
Corner taken by Willo Flood, clearance by Shaun Hutchinson.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Mackay-Steven by Stewart Carswell. Jon Daly takes the direct free kick.
Nicky Law has a lobbed shot.
Zaine Francis-Angol concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Mackay-Steven. Free kick taken by Willo Flood.
Shot from 18 yards from Michael Higdon. Jon Daly gets a block in.
Kallum Higginbotham leaves the field to be replaced by James McFadden. (Motherwell) makes a substitution, with Robert McHugh coming on for Henrik Ojamaa.
Johnny Russell takes a shot. Save by Darren Randolph.
John Rankin takes a shot. Save by Darren Randolph.
Gary Mackay-Steven takes a shot. Darren Randolph makes a save.
Stewart Carswell takes a shot. Save by Radoslaw Cierzniak.
Kallum Higginbotham takes a shot. Save made by Radoslaw Cierzniak.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Tom Hateley, Michael Higdon produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
Kallum Higginbotham takes a shot. Radoslaw Cierzniak makes a save.
John Rankin fouled by Chris Humphrey, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jon Daly.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Tom Hateley.
Gary Mackay-Steven is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.
Zaine Francis-Angol comes on in place of Stevie Hammell.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Sean Dillon on Tom Hateley. Stuart Armstrong receives a caution. Stevie Hammell has an effort direct from the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Willo Flood, comfortable save by Darren Randolph.
Effort on goal by Henrik Ojamaa from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.
Foul by Gary Mackay-Steven on Tom Hateley, free kick awarded. Tom Hateley takes the direct free kick.
Shot on goal by Brian McLean from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
Shaun Hutchinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Mackay-Steven. Free kick taken by Willo Flood. Shaun Hutchinson goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
Foul by Johnny Russell on Shaun Hutchinson, free kick awarded. Tom Hateley takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken short by Willo Flood.
Michael Higdon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richie Ryan. Free kick taken by Willo Flood.
Richie Ryan has an effort at goal from long distance that goes wide left.
Unfair challenge on Stuart Armstrong by Michael Higdon results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Willo Flood.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Johnny Russell. Darren Randolph restarts play with the free kick.
Tom Hateley takes a corner.
Johnny Russell produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.
Handball decision goes against Stevie Hammell. Free kick taken by Willo Flood, The ball is delivered by Tom Hateley, clearance made by Tom Hateley.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kallum Higginbotham by Willo Flood. Kallum Higginbotham takes the direct free kick.
Johnny Russell fires in a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Motherwell 0-1 Dundee Utd.The assist for the goal came from Gary Mackay-Steven.
Tom Hateley takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, John Rankin manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Simon Ramsden by Willo Flood results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Nicky Law.
The referee blows for offside against Gary Mackay-Steven. Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.
Chris Humphrey produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.
Corner taken by Stevie Hammell played to the near post, Stuart Armstrong makes a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Tom Hateley from the left by-line, comfortable save by Radoslaw Cierzniak.
McCall yet to speak to McFadden
Motherwell manager Stuart McCall again tried to dampen fans' expectations of James McFadden signing a contract - but he will talk to the Scotland international about his future later this week.
McCall insists he has not had any serious discussions with McFadden, who has been training with his former club after leaving Sunderland, despite mounting speculation the 29-year-old is about to sign a deal with the club where he launched his career.
McCall said: "The latest on James is that he has been in training again this morning (Monday) and is going to come back tomorrow.
"Hand on my heart, as I keep reiterating, I have not spoken to James.
"The only thing I have said to James in the last four or five days is 'give me 20 press-ups' because he keeps doing the wrong drills.
"I'm fully focused on tomorrow's game (against Dundee United). But obviously with everyone discussing it now, things will have to come to a head and I'll have to speak to James, but it certainly won't be before Tuesday night's game."
Motherwell will move five points clear in second place if they beat United, and 10 points ahead of the Tayside club.
McCall said: "What can be decided in the next couple of weeks is if we will be in the top six.
"If we win our next couple then it will give us a real good guide.
"Obviously the team in 11th could quite easily finish in the to six or even the top two.
"It's all about consistency but we have been in a good run of form."
Motherwell defender Simon Ramsden is fit for the clash.
Ramsden went off against Inverness on Saturday with a suspected broken hand, but X-rays proved there was no fracture.
Motherwell are still without the suspended Keith Lasley and Fraser Kerr.
Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara expects to have a fully fit Willo Flood.
Flood came off in the first half of Saturday's 6-2 defeat at Celtic Park while suffering from the remnants of a flu bug.
United will be without Gavin Gunning after the defender suffered a knee injury that could finish his season.
McNamara has challenged his players to bounce back from their heavy defeat at the hands of Celtic.
The Tangerines went down 6-2 to the champions in what was McNamara's first defeat since taking over from departed boss Peter Houston, and saw them slip from sixth in the table to ninth.
United have a quick opportunity to make amends when they visit Fir Park for their rearranged league clash with second-top Motherwell and McNamara is urging them to seize the opportunity.
He said: "I thought Celtic were good on the day but we didn't help with some of our defending.
"But now you've got to look for a reaction and I know they're a good bunch.
"I was disappointed more than anything with how things turned out at Parkhead. We've gone there and scored a couple of goals, and missed a penalty.
"And having watched it again, we get the goal and we're celebrating and they go and hit one up the park and get a corner and score from it.
"It's good that we have this game so soon to try and get that out our system.
"It's a good opportunity to go there and show what we can do, so hopefully we can come back with a positive result."
Despite the loss against his former club, McNamara maintains they can still take some positives into the clash with Stuart McCall's high-fliers.
He said: "We created a few chances at a difficult venue and we scored a couple of goals.
"It gives me a lot of encouragement that we've got lads there who can go and hurt teams, as we know, but we've got to concentrate on the defensive side as well and make sure we do our job better in that respect.
"We know there are things there that defensively we need to work on.
"It's fair enough if you are getting carved open or guys with ability beating your defenders, but not just scoring a header from a corner.
"They are cheap goals to lose so that's what disappoints me most."
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