The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition)

How they lined up


Attendance – 6,606.

Dundee United Bell, Durnan, Spittal, Murdoch, Murray (Coote 84), Edjenguele, Flood (Telfer 66), Kuate, Mikkelsen (Fraser 84), Andreu, Robson. Subs not used – Zwick, Dixon, Donaldson, Allardice. carved out the best chance of the game so far.

Stewart Murdoch cut the ball back for Murray and his low shot scraped inches past. If Murray had been a foot or two wider with his effort, Thomas Mikkelsen would have been able to get a touch as he slid in at the back post.

The United centre-forward hadn’t enjoyed the sort of service he thrives on and decided to go it alone on 28 minutes, cutting in from the left and letting flying with a 25-yarder that had keeper McGowan worried but flew just over.

On the half-hour Gary Oliver was pulled back by William Edjenguele as they both chased a ball over the top, resulting in a booking for the centreback. It proved to be a foul worth making, though, as the free-kick came to nothing.

There was another near thing for United before the break, when Murdoch’s free-kick into the box was helped on by Mark Durnan. Tony Andreu, who had been having a quiet game up to this point, sent his header goalward and it took agile keeping from McGowan at full stretch to keep it out. Mikkelsen was again unlucky not to pick up the scraps.

United had been far from their best in the opening 45 and the prospect of a

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