Dundee Utd 3 - 3 Queen of the South

League - Championship
Saturday, January 14th, 2017, 3:00 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 6,136
Referee: Alan Muir
Dundee Utd  Queen of the South

Simon Murray (4)
Scott Fraser (77)
Simon Murray (89)
Stephen Dobbie (28)
Joe Thomson (53)
Dom Thomas (65)

Team Managers
Ray McKinnon
Gary Naysmith

Starting Eleven
Cammy Bell
William Edjenguélé
Lewis Toshney
Paul Dixon
Stewart Murdoch
Mark Durnan
Willo Flood
Tony Andreu
Scott Fraser
Thomas Mikkelsen
Simon Murray
Lee Robinson
Jordan Marshall
Andy Dowie
Darren Brownlie
Scott Mercer
John Rankin
Kyle Jacobs
Joe Thomson
Dom Thomas
Danny Carmichael
Stephen Dobbie

Luis Zwick
Jamie Robson
Seán Dillon
Charlie Telfer
Nick van der Velden
Blair Spittal
Tope Obadeyi
Jim Atkinson
Connor Murray
Jamie Hamill
Chris Higgins
Derek Lyle
Lyndon Dykes
Owen Bell

Tope Obadeyi for Tony Andreu (60)
Blair Spittal for Thomas Mikkelsen (70)
Charlie Telfer for Stewart Murdoch (77)
Lyndon Dykes for Danny Carmichael (80)
Jamie Hamill for Stephen Dobbie (88)

Stewart Murdoch (60)
Andy Dowie (67)
Dom Thomas (82)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Cammy Bell (GK) 27 apps -
William Edjenguélé 20 apps2 goals
Lewis Toshney 21 apps1 goal
Paul Dixon 212 apps5 goals
Stewart Murdoch 15 apps1 goal
Mark Durnan 55 apps6 goals
Willo Flood 176 apps7 goals
Tony Andreu 18 apps9 goals
Scott Fraser 63 apps7 goals
Thomas Mikkelsen 2 apps -
Simon Murray 52 apps18 goals
Charlie Telfer (sub) 55 apps5 goals
Blair Spittal (sub) 91 apps9 goals
Tope Obadeyi (sub) 24 apps2 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Scott Fraser (21 years 296 days)
Oldest Player:Willo Flood (31 years 287 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 97 days
Domestic Players:7 (63.64 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Jamie Robson (19 years 31 days)
Oldest Player:Nick van der Velden (35 years 38 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 246 days
Domestic Players:10 (55.56 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


United couldn’t have started the game any better, taking the lead in the fourth minute through an instinctive finish from Simon Murray ten yards out after Fraser had played the ball in behind the Queen of the South defence. There was a huge let off for the visitors when new signing Thomas Mikkelsen went through on goal and appeared to have his jersey pulled by Dowie but the referee waved away any protests. Queen of the South equalised just before the half hour mark as a free kick was floated towards the back post from Marshall whose ball was brought down by Daniel Carmichael who in turn clipped the ball across the face of the goal. Stephen Dobbie then showed great composure to fire home past Bell. Towards the end of the first half Queen of the South keeper Lee Robinson was forced to make two impressive saves, firstly from Murray and then from Tony Andreu.

Just seven minutes in, the visitors went ahead after Dobbie played a through ball to Joe Thomson who pulled away from Mark Durnan and slotted the ball home through Bell’s legs. Gary Naysmith’s men then doubled their advantage when Dom Thomas lashed a whipped left footed strike from 20 yards out high into the top right hand corner of the net past the diving Bell. United then made a couple of substitutions when Charlie Telfer and Tope Obadeyi came on to replace Stuart Murdoch and the somewhat quiet Andreu. Obedayi chased down a seemingly lost cause and managed to provide a cross that was met by Lewis Toshney whose cut back which was half cleared from the Queen of the South defence but fell very kindly to Scott Fraser who, 12 yards out, steered a left footed shot into the bottom right hand corner of the net. The home team now had the momentum in the game, with the visitors sitting deeper as the game went on. McKinnon put ex Doonhamer Durnan up front in an effort to turn things round. The pressure from the home side paid off when Obedayi provided the pass across the six-yard box and Simon Murray slotted home second of the game and his eleventh goal of the season. The Terrors were unlucky not to sneak a winner at the death when a Durnan header was saved by a diving Robinson to his left-hand side.

Match report written by Stewart Buick

Photography by DUFC Official


Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Hibernian 21 13 6 2 36 11 25 45
2. UNITED 21 11 6 4 30 20 10 39
3. Morton 20 9 7 4 29 20 9 34
4. Falkirk 21 8 7 6 31 25 6 31
5. Dunfermline 21 6 7 8 27 30 -3 25
6. Raith Rovers 20 6 7 7 21 24 -3 25
7. Queen of the South 21 6 7 8 28 32 -4 25
8. Dumbarton 21 5 6 10 22 31 -9 21
9. Ayr United 21 4 8 9 19 31 -12 20
10. St Mirren 21 2 7 12 19 38 -19 13
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