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Motherwell   2 - 1   Dundee Utd

Motherwell v Dundee Utd

Highlights - Motherwell v Dundee Utd

Two own goals helped Motherwell secure victory in an entertaining clash with luckless Dundee United at Fir Park.

The Steelmen took an early lead when Scott Severin sent the ball into his own net after Dusan Pernis had parried Jamie Murphy's drive.

United equalised from the spot through David Goodwillie after Stevie Hammell was penalised for a handball.

But 'Well were not to be denied and sealed the win when Sean Dillon sent Chris Humphrey's cross into the net.

Motherwell came racing out of the traps and took an early lead courtesy of the luckless Severin.

Murphy's shot was saved by Pernis but the ball cannoned back off Severin and found the net.

Buoyed by their early breakthrough, 'Well looked to double their advantage with the impressive Nick Blackman causing havoc down the left.

Blackman danced past a couple of challenges in the 10th minute and United defender Paul Dixon had to react smartly to clear his wicked low cross.

Soon after, Murphy's flashing drive was deflected wide as United's defence creaked under a constant wave of pressure.

Motherwell were forced into a change when midfielder Keith Lasley succumbed to a hamstring injury and was replaced by Steven Saunders.

The visitors soon found their feet and Jon Daly tested Darren Randolph with a low shot but the keeper was equal to it.

United found an equaliser soon after the break, when they were awarded a penalty after Hammell was penalised for a hand ball.

Goodwillie remained ice-cool on the spot-kick as he sent Randolph the wrong way to fire home the equaliser.

The home supporters inside Fir Park were stunned by the equaliser and United confidence was bolstered by Goodwillie's strike.

Motherwell's rhythm was disturbed by conceding that goal and they struggled to re-establish their passing game.

Chances were few and far between before the hosts sprung a lightening attack, with Jamie Murphy forces a great save from Pernis.

'Well were rewarded for their adventure when they took the lead for the second time with a second own goal.

Humphrey's cross was sent into his own net by Dillon, much to the delight of the home fans.

Substitute Saunders spurned a great chance to extend 'Well's lead when he sent a free header wide of Pernis's goal.

Craig Brown's men held on for what proved to be a deserved victory as they purged the memory of last week's heavy defeat by Rangers.

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Saturday, 23 October 2010

Scottish Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Motherwell 2-1 Dundee Utd FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Severin (og) 1
  • Dillon (og) 75
  • Goodwillie (pen) 50

Motherwell

  • 01 Randolph
  • 03 Hammell
  • 04 Reynolds
  • 05 Craigan
  • 06 Hateley
  • 07 Humphrey yellow card (McHugh 90+1)
  • 08 Jennings
  • 14 Lasley (Saunders 29 yellow card)
  • 09 Murphy
  • 22 Blackman
  • 24 Gow (Sutton 78)

Substitutes

  • 34 Bradley,
  • 02 Saunders,
  • 20 Page,
  • 17 Fitzpatrick,
  • 11 Sutton,
  • 16 McHugh,
  • 18 Forbes

Dundee Utd

  • 01 Pernis
  • 02 Dillon
  • 03 Dixon
  • 18 Kenneth
  • 04 Severin
  • 06 Conway (Douglas 34)
  • 12 Robertson yellow card (Russell 80)
  • 15 Buaben yellow card
  • 16 Gomis
  • 09 Daly
  • 25 Goodwillie

Substitutes

  • 13 Banks,
  • 17 Douglas,
  • 23 Watson,
  • 08 Robertson,
  • 10 Cadamarteri,
  • 20 Shala,
  • 27 Russell
Ref: McLeanAtt: 4,635
MOTHERWELL
DUNDEE UTD

Possession

  • Motherwell 54%
  • Dundee Utd 46%

Attempts on target

  • Motherwell 5
  • Dundee Utd 0

Attempts off target

  • Motherwell 5
  • Dundee Utd 1

Corners

  • Motherwell 10
  • Dundee Utd 3

Fouls

  • Motherwell 7
  • Dundee Utd 21
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+1:17 The match has reached full-time.
  • 90:00+0:34 Substitution Robert McHugh is brought on as a substitute for Chris Humphrey.
  • 88:53 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Humphrey from the left by-line.
  • 88:24 Chris Humphrey takes a inswinging corner.
  • 86:22 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Barry Douglas from the right by-line, Mark Reynolds makes a clearance.
  • 83:54 David Goodwillie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stevie Hammell. Free kick taken by Stevie Hammell.
  • 82:55 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Reynolds by David Goodwillie. Direct free kick taken by Darren Randolph.
  • 81:50 Corner taken by Chris Humphrey from the right by-line to the near post, Close range header by Steven Saunders goes over the bar.
  • 81:19 Unfair challenge on Steve Jennings by Prince Buaben results in a free kick. Darren Randolph takes the direct free kick.
  • 80:25 Paul Dixon challenges Chris Humphrey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Darren Randolph takes the direct free kick.
  • 80:04 Steve Jennings concedes a free kick for a foul on David Goodwillie. Free kick taken by Scott Severin.
  • 79:27 Stephen Craigan fouled by Jon Daly, the ref awards a free kick. Darren Randolph takes the direct free kick,
  • 79:27 Substitution David Robertson goes off and Johnny Russell comes on.
  • 77:13 Substitution John Sutton joins the action as a substitute, replacing Alan Gow.
  • 76:32 Unfair challenge on Jamie Murphy by David Robertson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Stevie Hammell.
  • 76:32 Booking David Robertson booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 74:52 Assist by Tom Hateley.
  • 74:52 GOAL - Sean DillonMotherwell 2 - 1 Dundee Utd Sean Dillon puts the ball into his own net. Motherwell 2-1 Dundee Utd.
  • 72:17 Jon Daly gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen Craigan. Direct free kick taken by Darren Randolph.
  • 71:33 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Chris Humphrey.
  • 71:18 Jamie Murphy takes a shot from 20 yards. Dusan Pernis makes a save.
  • 69:56 Free kick awarded for a foul by David Goodwillie on Mark Reynolds. Darren Randolph takes the direct free kick.
  • 68:52 Alan Gow is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Direct free kick taken by Garry Kenneth.
  • 67:13 Drilled right-footed shot by Chris Humphrey. Tom Hateley gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Chris Humphrey.
  • 65:39 The assistant referee signals for offside against Alan Gow. Dusan Pernis takes the direct free kick.
  • 63:30 Morgaro Gomis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen Craigan. Stephen Craigan restarts play with the free kick.
  • 61:47 Booking Chris Humphrey is booked.
  • 60:22 Alan Gow produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.
  • 58:41 Steve Jennings challenges David Goodwillie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Garry Kenneth restarts play with the free kick.
  • 57:46 Nick Blackman is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Scott Severin.
  • 56:49 Unfair challenge on Jamie Murphy by David Robertson results in a free kick. Stevie Hammell takes the direct free kick.
  • 55:57 Barry Douglas takes the inswinging corner, save by Darren Randolph.
  • 55:02 Steve Jennings concedes a free kick for a foul on Morgaro Gomis. Scott Severin restarts play with the free kick.
  • 54:27 Free kick awarded for a foul by David Robertson on Nick Blackman. Tom Hateley takes the free kick.
  • 53:19 Alan Gow has an effort at goal. Save made by Dusan Pernis.
  • 52:58 The assistant referee flags for offside against Barry Douglas. Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.
  • 51:58 Alan Gow concedes a free kick for a foul on Dusan Pernis. Dusan Pernis restarts play with the free kick.
  • 49:55 Stephen Craigan handles the ball and concedes a .
  • 49:55 GOAL - David GoodwillieMotherwell 1 - 1 Dundee Utd David Goodwillie scores a penalty. Motherwell 1-1 Dundee Utd.
  • 48:40 Shot by Nick Blackman from 30 yards. Dusan Pernis makes a save.
  • 47:34 Steven Saunders is ruled offside. Dusan Pernis takes the free kick.
  • 47:14 David Goodwillie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan Gow. Tom Hateley takes the free kick.
  • 46:39 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Humphrey.
  • 45:01 The match restarts for the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+3:15 The match has reached half-time.
  • 45:00+1:27 Free kick awarded for a foul by Alan Gow on Prince Buaben. Scott Severin takes the free kick.
  • 43:55 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Severin by Steven Saunders. Dusan Pernis restarts play with the free kick.
  • 43:55 Booking Steven Saunders is shown a yellow card.
  • Correction - 42:53 Unfair challenge on Darren Randolph by Jon Daly results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Darren Randolph.
  • 42:53 awarded for a foul by Jon Daly on Darren Randolph.
  • 42:24 Corner taken left-footed by Barry Douglas, Darren Randolph makes a save.
  • 40:41 Unfair challenge on Stevie Hammell by David Goodwillie results in a free kick. Stevie Hammell takes the direct free kick.
  • 39:05 Unfair challenge on David Goodwillie by Stephen Craigan results in a free kick. Barry Douglas takes the free kick, Prince Buaben takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.
  • 36:38 Prince Buaben challenges Jamie Murphy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Reynolds takes the free kick. Corner taken by Chris Humphrey. Chris Humphrey takes a corner.
  • 36:38 Booking Prince Buaben is cautioned.
  • 34:00 Substitution Barry Douglas comes on in place of Craig Conway.
  • 33:45 The referee blows for offside against Craig Conway. Direct free kick taken by Darren Randolph.
  • 31:18 Drilled right-footed shot by Jamie Murphy. Save by Dusan Pernis.
  • 30:48 Tom Hateley fouled by David Goodwillie, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Stephen Craigan.
  • 29:23 Morgaro Gomis challenges Steve Jennings unfairly and gives away a free kick. Darren Randolph takes the free kick.
  • 28:29 Substitution Steven Saunders replaces Keith Lasley.
  • 17:45 Effort on goal by Steve Jennings from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 15:53 Corner taken right-footed by Chris Humphrey from the left by-line to the near post, Sean Dillon makes a clearance.
  • 13:49 The assistant referee signals for offside against David Goodwillie. Direct free kick taken by Tom Hateley.
  • 12:17 Drilled left-footed shot by Alan Gow. Dusan Pernis makes a save.
  • 11:00 Craig Conway concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Hateley. Tom Hateley restarts play with the free kick.
  • 9:31 Corner from left by-line taken by Chris Humphrey.
  • 9:05 Shot from 25 yards by Jamie Murphy. Save made by Dusan Pernis.
  • 5:55 Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Conway on Tom Hateley. Darren Randolph takes the direct free kick.
  • 4:05 Stephen Craigan fouled by Jon Daly, the ref awards a free kick. Tom Hateley takes the free kick.
  • 3:19 Garry Kenneth gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan Gow. Direct free kick taken by Tom Hateley.
  • 0:53 GOAL - Scott SeverinMotherwell 1 - 0 Dundee Utd Own goal by Scott Severin. Motherwell 1-0 Dundee Utd.
  • 0:00 The game begins.

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Scottish Premier table snapshot

As it stood on 23 Oct 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Rangers 8 15 24
2 Celtic 8 14 24
3 Motherwell 9 3 16
4 Hearts 9 4 14
5 Inverness CT 9 4 14
6 St Johnstone 9 -1 11
7 Dundee Utd 9 -6 11
8 Aberdeen 9 0 10
9 Hibernian 9 -7 8
10 Kilmarnock 9 -4 7
11 Hamilton 9 -11 6
12 St Mirren 9 -11 5

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