Dundee Utd 4 - 0 Motherwell

League - SPL
Saturday, May 7th, 2011, 3:00 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 5,951
Referee: Brian Winter
Dundee Utd  Motherwell

Jon Daly (36)
Jon Daly (43)
Jon Daly (49)
Keith Watson (88)

Team Managers
Peter Houston
Stuart McCall

Starting Eleven
Dušan Perniš
Paul Dixon
Garry Kenneth
Scott Severin
Keith Watson
Scott Robertson
Craig Conway
Morgaro Gomis
Johnny Russell
Jon Daly
David Goodwillie
Darren Randolph
Maurice Ross
Shaun Hutchinson
Gavin Gunning
Tom Hateley
Chris Humphrey
Steve Jennings
Stewart Carswell
Jamie Murphy
Ross Forbes
Francis Jeffers

Steve Banks
Mihael Kovačević
Barry Douglas
Seán Dillon
Prince Buaben
David Robertson
Andis Shala
Lee Hollis
Steve Saunders
Stephen Craigan
Jonathan Page
Robert McHugh
Steve Jones
Gary Smith

Prince Buaben for Scott Robertson (63)
David Robertson for Johnny Russell (63)
Andis Shala for Jon Daly (80)
Gary Smith for Ross Forbes (52)
Stephen Craigan for Maurice Ross (61)
Steve Jones for Chris Humphrey (78)

None. Ross Forbes (36)
Francis Jeffers (81)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Dušan Perniš (GK) 69 apps -
Paul Dixon 100 apps2 goals
Garry Kenneth 161 apps7 goals
Scott Severin 14 apps1 goal
Keith Watson 49 apps1 goal
Scott Robertson 84 apps5 goals
Craig Conway 164 apps16 goals
Morgaro Gomis 178 apps7 goals
Johnny Russell 38 apps11 goals
Jon Daly 114 apps35 goals
David Goodwillie 131 apps38 goals
Prince Buaben (sub) 140 apps11 goals
David Robertson (sub) 143 apps20 goals
Andis Shala (sub) 37 apps3 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Johnny Russell (21 years 34 days)
Oldest Player:Scott Severin (32 years 89 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 102 days
Domestic Players:8 (72.73 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Johnny Russell (21 years 34 days)
Oldest Player:Steve Banks (39 years 97 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 206 days
Domestic Players:10 (55.56 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Paul Dixon played his 100th major competitive game for the Club.
Keith Watson scored his first goal for the Club.

Peter Houston made three changes to the side that lost to Celtic last Sunday, with Sean Dillon and Prince Buaben dropping to the bench and there being no place in the squad for Danny Swanson. In for them came Keith Waston, Johnny Russell and captain Jon Daly.

The opening quarter of an hour belonged to an attacking United as they did all the pushing and this was to create three chances in as many minutes early on. First, a neat one-two between Morgaro Gomis and Johnny Russell allowed the latter a sight of goal but his shot from just outside the box flew harmlessly over. The pressure was to eventually tell after 35 minutes. Ross Forbes was booked for a trip on Gomis in the middle of the pitch and from the resultant Paul Dixon free kick, Jon Daly ghosted in at the back post and his downward header was allowed to squirm in between Randolph and his post to give United a deserved lead. Eight minutes later and hands were up around Tannadice for Jon Daly once again. The Motherwell defence failed to deal with a low through ball from Garry Kenneth and Jon Daly was there to swivel and hammer the ball past Randolph from six yards to double United's lead.

Dalys hat-trick was to be completed just four minutes after the break. Possession was held up well on the edge of the box by Russell before he fed Dixon who dinked the ball into the area. Gavin Gunning mistimed the flight of the ball and Jon Daly was there at the back post to control the ball and fire home to put United three up and cruising. David Goodwillie was still doing his best to get on the scoresheet and nearly did with a cross-cum-shot on 83 minutes but the ball landed on top of the net rather than in it. He came even closer three minutes later when Paul Dixon's cross was headed back in by David Robertson where Goodwillie was waiting to power a header at goal that Randolph did well to push wide. However, from the resultant corner, United did get their fourth. Dixon's delivery to the back post was headed back across by Kenneth. The ball was half cleared before Keith Watson's low ball back in was missed by everyone and trundled into the back of the net to complete a great afternoon for the home side and give the young defender his first goal for the club.


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