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  • Date:09 Nov 2013
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Fir Park Stadium
  • Attendance:5,103
  • Gauld (15) Rankin (18)
    Paton (18) Gauld (63)
Goal!

Live Commentary

The referee blows the whistle to end the game.

93:08 +3.08

Andrew Robertson scores a left footed goal. Motherwell 0-4 Dundee Utd.John Rankin provided the assist for the goal.

91:21 +1.21

Andrew Robertson produces a cross.

89:07

Radoslaw Cierzniak restarts play with the free kick.

88:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Wilson by Craig Moore.

87:43

David Goodwillie takes a shot. Parried by Gunnar Nielsen back into danger.

86:05

Craig Moore takes a shot and went wide right of the target.

85:04

The ball is sent over by Andrew Robertson.

82:50

Lionel Ainsworth crosses the ball.

81:56

Corner taken by Gary Mackay-Steven.

79:27

Morgaro Gomis is brought on as a substitute for Nadir Ciftci.

78:06

Paul Paton takes the free kick.

77:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by Zaine Francis-Angol on Brian Graham.

72:15

Corner taken by Iain Vigurs.

70:41

Stuart Armstrong leaves the field to be replaced by David Goodwillie.

67:12

Radoslaw Cierzniak takes the free kick.

66:57

Brian Graham replaces Ryan Gauld.

66:42

Henri Anier goes off and Craig Moore comes on.

66:30

The assistant referee flags for offside against Henri Anier.

65:07

Shot by Nadir Ciftci. Gunnar Nielsen safely holds on.

63:47

(Motherwell) makes a substitution, with Euan Murray coming on for Stuart Carswell.

63:05

Ryan Gauld slots the ball right footed into the goal. Motherwell 0-3 Dundee Utd.The assist for the goal came from Nadir Ciftci.

62:22

Free kick taken by John Souttar.

60:27

Henri Anier gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Souttar.

56:56

Radoslaw Cierzniak restarts play with the free kick.

56:49

James McFadden gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Rankin.

55:49

Andrew Robertson takes a shot and bounced off the bar.

51:48

Radoslaw Cierzniak takes the free kick.

50:55

Fraser Kerr takes the free kick.

50:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gavin Gunning on Iain Vigurs.

49:51

Shot by Keith Lasley went wide of the left-hand post.

The second half kicks off.

The first half comes to an end.

46:00 +1.00

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

45:10

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

45:01

James McFadden is brought on as a substitute for Adam Cummins.

44:28

Keith Lasley restarts play with the free kick.

43:26

Foul by John Rankin on Keith Lasley, free kick awarded.

41:48

John Souttar restarts play with the free kick.

41:38

Keith Lasley concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Paton.

41:06

The assistant referee signals for offside against Nadir Ciftci.

40:14

Free kick taken by Iain Vigurs.

39:45

Paul Paton challenges Keith Lasley unfairly and gives away a free kick.

38:41

Gary Mackay-Steven has an effort at goal. Parried by Gunnar Nielsen back into danger.

37:20

Corner from the right by-line taken by Lionel Ainsworth.

37:03

John Sutton takes a shot.

34:02

The official flags Andrew Robertson offside.

31:46

Nadir Ciftci has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.

27:01

Stephen McManus restarts play with the free kick.

26:00

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Gauld on Stuart Carswell.

25:25

Corner from the right by-line taken by Lionel Ainsworth.

21:30

Nadir Ciftci has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.

20:45

Nadir Ciftci is caught offside.

19:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Henri Anier on Gavin Gunning.

18:26

John Rankin grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Motherwell 0-2 Dundee Utd.

18:04

Nadir Ciftci takes a shot.

15:28

Ryan Gauld slots the ball right footed into the goal. Motherwell 0-1 Dundee Utd.

14:34

Booking for Adam Cummins for unsporting behaviour.

14:25

Adam Cummins concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Gauld.

12:29

Corner taken by Iain Vigurs from the right by-line.

10:57

Nadir Ciftci is ruled offside.

10:39

Stuart Armstrong takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

0:08

Gavin Gunning fouled by John Sutton, the ref awards a free kick.

The game gets underway.

Match Preview

Expectations no burden for Lasley Motherwell captain Keith Lasley is comfortable dealing with greater expectations at Fir Park as Stuart McCall's team continue to challenge in the upper echelons of the Scottish Premiership. Motherwell sit one point off second place as they go into the visit of Dundee United looking to claim their sixth home win in seven league games. McCall's men have not yet attained the fluency of the team that finished last season in second place but they have not had the same consistency of selection. And, with 22 points from 12 games, they sit six points better off than they were at the same stage last season. Lasley told Press Association Sport: "It maybe took us a little bit of time to adjust especially with a big turnaround in players, so that was always going to be a transitional period. "But if you look at our points tally, we are certainly up there where we were last year which is credit to the lads and the management. "We have other teams round about us getting a lot of praise for being up there, the likes of Aberdeen. We are only a point behind them. "I think some people maybe just expect us to be up there with our exploits in previous years. "But we are just happy going along quietly and accruing the points that we can and hopefully further down the line we will still be in a decent position to challenge for that second place." McCall had a heated exchange with a fan as Motherwell held on for a valuable 1-0 win over Hibernian on Sunday after a red card for Shaun Hutchinson followed injuries to fellow defenders Simon Ramsden and Steven Hammell. The incident highlighted the pressure on Motherwell to live up to recent success, which has seen them twice finish the top side outside of Glasgow in two seasons. Lasley, who first joined the club in 1999, said: "When I go back to my first spell at the club, second place in the league wasn't a realistic target. But the last few years we have given ourselves those expectations with the performances and results. "I think it has its disadvantages and advantages. The advantage is that it's good to put some pressure on yourself because that is where we want to be. "But I think people have got to remember, we have been out-performing other clubs with bigger player budgets. And it's up to us to try and keep doing it. "Again it brings its own pressures but we have loved giving ourselves that opportunity over the past few years and we want to keep doing it. "But we have had a decent start to the season, we are in the right area of the league that we want to be in and hopefully we can just carry that form on throughout the season." Meanwhile, Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara is confident his side can win every time they play after seeing his players come together in recent weeks. United last weekend came within moments of becoming the first Scottish Premiership team to beat Celtic this season until Charlie Mulgrew cancelled out Stuart Armstrong's opener. The point followed a 4-0 win over St Mirren in their previous league game and consolidated United's place in the top six. Now, they are looking to cut a five-point gap on Motherwell. "Stuart likes to set up his team to attack," McNamara said. "They get a lot of crosses into the box and they have an aerial threat with (John) Sutton so we have to make sure we stop crosses coming in and do our job properly there. "I think Stuart has done a fantastic job there. He has lost players but he has amassed a similar squad again. He seems to do it every year and I have a lot of respect for him. "We have got ourselves in the top six and this is a chance to get three points closer to them. "We feel confident we can win every game, which is good." United have forward Nadir Ciftci available after he won his appeal against the red card he received at Inverness and saw a further violent conduct charge dropped, although he still faces a Scottish Football Association hearing over accusations he grabbed a linesman by the throat during a mass brawl.

Formation:442Manager: Stuart McCall

Motherwell

Formation: 451Manager: Jackie McNamara

Dundee Utd

  • Gunnar Nielsen
  • Adam Cummins
  • Fraser Kerr
  • Stephen McManus
  • Zaine Francis-Angol
  • Stuart Carswell
  • Keith Lasley
  • Iain Vigurs
  • Lionel Ainsworth
  • John Sutton
  • Henri Anier
  • SUBS
  • James McFadden
  • Paul Lawson
  • Robert McHugh
  • Ross Stewart
  • Craig Moore
  • Euan Murray
  • Jack Leitch

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Form Guide

    DWLWLW
  • Motherwell
  • VS
  • Dundee Utd
  • DDWLWD

Last Meetings

  • Dundee Utd
  • 2 - 2
  • Motherwell
  • 22/09/2013
  • Dundee Utd
  • 1 - 3
  • Motherwell
  • 19/04/2013
  • Motherwell
  • 0 - 1
  • Dundee Utd
  • 19/02/2013
  • Dundee Utd
  • 1 - 2
  • Motherwell
  • 27/11/2012
  • Motherwell
  • 0 - 1
  • Dundee Utd
  • 07/11/2012
  • Motherwell
  • 0 - 2
  • Dundee Utd
  • 13/05/2012

Top Scorers

Motherwell

  • J Sutton 5
  • H Anier 4
  • S McManus 1
  • L Ainsworth 1
  • R McHugh 1
  • S Hutchinson 1
  • C Moore 1

Dundee Utd

  • N Ciftci 4
  • S Armstrong 4
  • R Gauld 2
  • K Watson 1
  • D Goodwillie 1
  • G Mackay-Steven 1
  • C Erskine 1
  • A Robertson 1

Goals

Motherwell

    • Total goals 28
    • Goals per game 14
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Dundee Utd

    • Total goals 31
    • Goals per game 17
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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