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Dundee Utd


League (SPL)
Sunday, January 24th, 2010
Falkirk Stadium. Att. 4,378
1:15 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Pedro Moutinho (90) David Goodwillie (29)
Jon Daly (45)
Jon Daly (57)
Jon Daly (88)

Team Managers
Eddie May Peter Houston

Starting Eleven
Robert Olejnik
Darren Barr
Brian McLean
Pélé
Marc Twaddle
Scott Arfield
Ryan Flynn
Vitor Lima
Colin Healy
Carl Finnigan
Enoch Showumni
Dušan Perniš .1
Mihael Kovačević .19
Andy Webster .3
Garry Kenneth .18
Paul Dixon .23
Danny Swanson .14
Morgaro Gomis .16
Prince Buaben .15
Craig Conway .6
David Goodwillie .25
Jon Daly .9

Bench
Michael Andrews
Lee Bullen
Burton O'Brien
Jack Compton
Stewart Murdoch
Pedro Moutinho
Mark Stewart
Steve Banks .13
Darren Dods .5
Seán Dillon .2
David Robertson .12
Jennison Myrie-Williams .7
Damián Casalinuovo .21
Andis Shala .20

Substitutions
Lee Bullen for Brian McLean (40)
Jack Compton for Scott Arfield (46)
Pedro Moutinho for Carl Finnigan (46)
Darren Dods for Andy Webster (14)
Damián Casalinuovo for David Goodwillie (63)
David Robertson for Prince Buaben (73)

Cautions
Vitor Lima (49)
Colin Healy (77)
Mihael Kovačević (59)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Euan Norris (Referee)



Match Report


Dundee United were looking to reclaim third spot in the SPL in front of the Sky Sports cameras at the Falkirk Stadium in Sunday afternoon’s early kick-off, after Hibernian leap-frogged them less than 24 hours earlier with a comprehensive 5-1 win over Hamilton at Easter Road.

The visitors enjoyed the best of the opening exchanges, and with just under a half hour on the clock, United broke the deadlock through David Goodwillie. Prince Buaben fed the ball into the path of the 20 year-old David Goodwillie, who beat defender Brian McLean before coolly slotting the ball home from a tight angle. The home side almost got back on level terms moments later when Colin Healy’s corner found Showunmi in space at the edge of the box. But the imposing striker blasted his powerful driver over the bar. Remarkably, Eddie May’s side had never gone into the break leading in 18 matches so far this season, and they found themselves trailing by two on the stroke of half-time after a blistering counter attack. Ryan Flynn’s right-footed strike was saved by Pernis and the Slovakian keeper’s route one clearance bounced awkwardly over former West Brom defender Pele and Jon Daly was on hand to capitalise, before delicately lobbing the ball over the hapless Olejink.

Into the second half and United's next goal was every bit as good as the two that preceded it. Goodwillie’s neat flick was picked up by Danny Swanson, who charged forward before threading a perfectly weighted pass into the path of Jon Daly. And the Irishman’s low drive from 12-yards beat Olejink. Casalinuovo replaced Goodwillie after an hour, and forced a fine save from Olejink before 27 year-old Dubliner Jon Daly completed his first ever SPL hat-trick league for United three years after signing from Hartlepool. Craig Conway was the supplier, finding the Jon Daly unmarked in the box, and he nodded home to put United four clear. In injury time, the Bairns two half-time substitutes combined to beat Dusan Pernis for the first time between the stick with a late consolation, but few home fans were left in attendance to witness it, when Jack Compton’s powerful pinpoint cross was steered in Pedro Moutinho. That strike robbed United of their fourth consecutive clean sheet, which would’ve taken their tally for the season to 12 in all competitions.



Squad Statistics (as at January 24th, 2010)


2009-10 All Time
Age
Dušan Perniš (GK)25 4 - 4 -
Paul Dixon23 22 - 551
Garry Kenneth22 1511086
Andy Webster27 213213
Mihael Kovačević21 21 - 45 -
Morgaro Gomis24 2011193
Danny Swanson23 191673
Prince Buaben21 221776
Craig Conway24 2211178
Jon Daly27 1156016
David Goodwillie20 2166813
Darren Dods (sub)34 181816
David Robertson (sub)23 8 - 9715
Damián Casalinuovo (sub)22 197197






League Table (as at January 24th, 2010)


No league table has been added for this season.