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Motherwell   3 - 0   Dundee Utd

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Scottish Cup highlights - Motherwell 3-0 Dundee Utd

Motherwell beat holders Dundee United in a replay at Fir Park to set up a Scottish Cup semi-final meeting with St Johnstone at Hampden.

Jamie Murphy fired the Steelmen in front early on and Chris Humphrey converted from close range to add a second before the break.

Francis Jeffers rifled home Well's third on 63 minutes as the home side continued to dominate.

United rarely threatened, Scott Robertson having a shot saved late on.

'Well will now face Saints at the national stadium on Saturday 16 April, Aberdeen taking on Celtic in the other semi-final at the same venue the following day.

Having taken the lead twice in the 2-2 draw at Tannadice that prompted the replay, Motherwell were eager to make home advantage count, Humphrey flashing a shot wide of the United goal in the opening minutes.

And the hosts found the breakthrough in the eighth minute when Murphy latched on to John Sutton's knock down and volleyed into the net.

Motherwell were well on top and Francis Jeffers forced a save by Dusan Pernis before Shaun Hutchinson headed wide from Steven Hammell's corner.

The visitors continued to be stretched and Sean Dillon blocked an effort by Steve Jennings before Murphy had two further efforts, the first saved and the latter over.

And the Tangerines fell further behind when Hammell's cross was flicked on to Humphrey at the back post and the winger, who tormented the United defence with his pace and trickery, firmly placed the ball into the top corner.

Chris Humphrey celebrates scoring for Motherwell against Dundee United
Humphrey capped an impressive performance with a goal

Dundee United manager Peter Houston sought to change his team's fortunes by sending on Barry Douglas from the bench in place of David Robertson and shuffling his pack to push makeshift defender Jon Daly back into his more familiar striker role.

Scott Robertson brought Motherwell keeper Darren Randolph into action for the first time with a drive.

Tom Hateley came close to a third for Motherwell before the free-kick, his free-kick drifting just wide with Pernis rooted on the goal-line.

The travelling fans claimed in vain for a penalty in the opening stages of the second half when David Goodwillie tumbled in the box.

Motherwell looked to make the game safe and Sutton had an effort saved before Keith Watson blocked Murphy's drive.

But a third goal was not long in coming as Jeffers found space at the edge of the box and hammered a shot past Pernis.

A series of substitutions interrupted the flow of the game and Robertson's 89th-minute shot that was tipped over by Randolph was the closest United came to making a dent in the scoreline.

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Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Scottish Cup

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Motherwell 3-0 Dundee Utd FT
(HT 2-0)
  • Murphy 8
  • Humphrey 36
  • Jeffers 63

    Motherwell

    • 01 Randolph
    • 03 Hammell (Craigan 83)
    • 19 Hutchinson
    • 22 Gunning
    • 06 Hateley
    • 07 Humphrey yellow card (Jones 79)
    • 08 Jennings
    • 14 Lasley
    • 09 Murphy
    • 11 Sutton
    • 24 Jeffers (Forbes 75)

    Substitutes

    • 12 Hollis,
    • 05 Craigan,
    • 20 Page,
    • 17 Jones,
    • 18 Forbes

    Dundee Utd

    • 01 Pernis
    • 02 Dillon
    • 03 Dixon
    • 23 Watson
    • 06 Conway (Russell 68)
    • 08 Robertson
    • 12 Robertson (Douglas 37)
    • 14 Swanson
    • 15 Buaben (Shala 71)
    • 09 Daly
    • 25 Goodwillie

    Substitutes

    • 13 Banks,
    • 17 Douglas,
    • 04 Severin,
    • 20 Shala,
    • 27 Russell
    Ref: MurrayAtt: 8,337
    MOTHERWELL
    DUNDEE UTD

    Possession

    • Motherwell 51%
    • Dundee Utd 49%

    Attempts on target

    • Motherwell 8
    • Dundee Utd 2

    Attempts off target

    • Motherwell 6
    • Dundee Utd 3

    Corners

    • Motherwell 3
    • Dundee Utd 4

    Fouls

    • Motherwell 13
    • Dundee Utd 9
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+3:01 The referee brings the game to a close.
    • 90:00+2:07 Centre by Steve Jones, clearance by Barry Douglas.
    • 90:00+0:35 Foul by Ross Forbes on Scott Robertson, free kick awarded. Paul Dixon takes the free kick.
    • 90:00+0:03 David Goodwillie produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 89:41 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Barry Douglas from the right by-line.
    • 89:18 Shot from 30 yards by Scott Robertson. Save by Darren Randolph.
    • 83:40 Jon Daly has an effort at goal from long distance that misses to the right of the target.
    • 82:49 Substitution Stevie Hammell leaves the field to be replaced by Stephen Craigan.
    • 78:59 Substitution Steve Jones joins the action as a substitute, replacing Chris Humphrey.
    • 78:10 Steve Jennings concedes a free kick for a foul on David Goodwillie. Direct free kick taken by Daniel Swanson.
    • 76:47 Centre by Keith Watson.
    • 75:15 Centre by Johnny Russell, clearance by Stevie Hammell.
    • 74:10 David Goodwillie challenges Gavin Gunning unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.
    • 74:10 Substitution Francis Jeffers goes off and Ross Forbes comes on.
    • 72:14 Gavin Gunning challenges Jon Daly unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Daniel Swanson.
    • 70:52 Corner taken by Chris Humphrey from the right by-line.
    • 70:52 Substitution Andis Shala comes on in place of Prince Buaben.
    • 68:43 David Goodwillie challenges Steve Jennings unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stevie Hammell takes the direct free kick.
    • 68:17 Jamie Murphy has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.
    • 67:02 Substitution Craig Conway goes off and Johnny Russell comes on.
    • 65:57 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Barry Douglas by Chris Humphrey. Direct free kick taken by Barry Douglas.
    • 65:40 Effort from 20 yards by Jamie Murphy. Blocked by Keith Watson.
    • 62:50 GOAL - Francis JeffersMotherwell 3 - 0 Dundee Utd Francis Jeffers finds the back of the net with a goal from outside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Motherwell 3-0 Dundee Utd.
    • 61:52 John Sutton takes a shot. Save by Dusan Pernis.
    • 60:17 Unfair challenge on Sean Dillon by John Sutton results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Dusan Pernis.
    • 59:53 Unfair challenge on Tom Hateley by Jon Daly results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Tom Hateley.
    • 57:10 Barry Douglas fouled by Chris Humphrey, the ref awards a free kick. Dusan Pernis restarts play with the free kick.
    • 57:10 Booking Chris Humphrey goes into the referee's book.
    • 56:01 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Barry Douglas, Steve Jennings manages to make a clearance.
    • 55:40 The ball is swung over by Keith Watson, clearance made by Gavin Gunning.
    • 54:43 Jamie Murphy produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.
    • 52:43 Keith Lasley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Goodwillie. Barry Douglas takes the direct free kick.
    • 51:06 Stevie Hammell crosses the ball, Barry Douglas manages to make a clearance.
    • 49:00 Free kick awarded for a foul by Sean Dillon on Darren Randolph. Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.
    • 48:29 Corner taken by Craig Conway from the left by-line, Darren Randolph makes a save.
    • 45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+0:36 The referee calls an end to the first half.
    • 44:52 Foul by Tom Hateley on Craig Conway, free kick awarded. Craig Conway takes the direct free kick.
    • 43:24 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Francis Jeffers by Paul Dixon. Strike on goal comes in from Tom Hateley from the free kick.
    • 42:01 Foul by Keith Lasley on Scott Robertson, free kick awarded. Sean Dillon takes the direct free kick.
    • 41:26 Prince Buaben has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 40:26 Scott Robertson takes a shot. Darren Randolph makes a save.
    • 38:49 The ball is sent over by Chris Humphrey, save by Dusan Pernis.
    • 36:50 Gavin Gunning gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Goodwillie. Craig Conway takes the free kick.
    • 36:50 Substitution David Robertson goes off and Barry Douglas comes on.
    • 35:27 The assist for the goal came from Stevie Hammell.
    • 35:27 GOAL - Chris HumphreyMotherwell 2 - 0 Dundee Utd Chris Humphrey gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Motherwell 2-0 Dundee Utd.
    • 34:01 The referee gives a free kick against Francis Jeffers for handball. Indirect free kick taken by Dusan Pernis.
    • 33:42 The ball is sent over by Chris Humphrey.
    • 33:06 Keith Lasley fouled by Daniel Swanson, the ref awards a free kick. Gavin Gunning takes the free kick.
    • 30:51 Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Stevie Hammell.
    • 28:37 Jamie Murphy takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.
    • 26:55 Jamie Murphy takes a shot. Dusan Pernis makes a save.
    • 26:41 Steve Jennings takes a shot. Sean Dillon gets a block in.
    • 24:41 Corner taken right-footed by Craig Conway from the left by-line to the near post, Steve Jennings makes a clearance.
    • 21:01 Centre by Prince Buaben, Gavin Gunning gets a block in.
    • 17:13 Foul by Francis Jeffers on Keith Watson, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Dusan Pernis.
    • 15:58 John Sutton concedes a free kick for a foul on Jon Daly. Dusan Pernis takes the free kick.
    • 15:34 Foul by Daniel Swanson on Keith Lasley, free kick awarded. Stevie Hammell restarts play with the free kick.
    • 14:06 Corner taken by Stevie Hammell from the left by-line, Shaun Hutchinson has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
    • 13:50 Francis Jeffers takes a shot. Save made by Dusan Pernis.
    • 10:46 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Humphrey by Paul Dixon. Free kick taken by Steve Jennings.
    • 9:12 Keith Lasley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Robertson. Free kick taken by Paul Dixon.
    • 7:06 Assist on the goal came from John Sutton.
    • 7:06 GOAL - Jamie MurphyMotherwell 1 - 0 Dundee Utd Jamie Murphy scores a goal from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Motherwell 1-0 Dundee Utd.
    • 6:28 David Goodwillie is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Darren Randolph.
    • 5:54 The referee blows for offside. Shaun Hutchinson takes the free kick.
    • 5:02 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie Murphy by Keith Watson. Tom Hateley crosses the ball in from the free kick, Dusan Pernis makes a save.
    • 2:57 Chris Humphrey produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.
    • 1:32 Centre by Chris Humphrey, Jon Daly manages to make a clearance.
    • 1:02 Jamie Murphy delivers the ball, Sean Dillon manages to make a clearance.
    • 0:35 Craig Conway sends in a cross, Tom Hateley manages to make a clearance.
    • 0:00 The match gets underway.

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    see also
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