Dundee Utd 0
St Mirren 2
League (SPL)


Dundee Utd
0 - 2
St Mirren 

League (SPL)
Saturday, May 5th, 2007
Tannadice Park. Att. 6,875
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
None. Hugh Murray (23)
Kirk Broadfoot (88)

Team Managers
Craig Levein
Gus MacPherson

Starting Eleven
1. Derek Stillie
2. Christian Kalvenes
3. David McCracken
16. Seán Dillon
23. Willie Easton
4. Lee Wilkie
7. Mark Kerr
29. Morgaro Gomis
25. David Robertson
20. Collin Samuel
10. Noel Hunt
Chris Smith
Ian Maxwell
Andy Millen
Kirk Broadfoot
John Potter
David van Zanten
Hugh Murray
Alex Burke
Alan Reid
Mark Corcoran
Stewart Kean

Bench
21. Euan McLean
12. Stuart Duff
5. Lee Mair
15. Craig Conway
17. Greg Cameron
14. Steven Robb
26. David Goodwillie
Craig Hinchcliffe
Garry Brady
Eddie Malone
Ryan McCay
David McKenna
John Sutton
Billy Mehmet

Substitutions
David Goodwillie for Willie Easton (31)
Lee Mair for Lee Wilkie (63)
Craig Conway for Morgaro Gomis (68)
Billy Mehmet for Alex Burke (60)
Eddie Malone for Stewart Kean (86)
Garry Brady for Mark Corcoran (90)

Cautions
Lee Wilkie (44)
Seán Dillon (66)
David Robertson (81)
Kirk Broadfoot (3)
Hugh Murray (58)
John Potter (66)

Red Cards
Noel Hunt (21)
None.
Match Officials

Kenny Clark (Referee)


Match Report


Goals from Hugh Murray and Kirk Broadfoot handed United their first defeat at Tannadice since New Year’s Day. They were left with a mountain to climb when Noel Hunt was controversially sent off after 20 minutes following a challenge with Broadfoot. The defeat could have been worse had Derek Stillie not saved a penalty from Stewart Kean midway through the second half.

There were two changes to the United line-up with Mark Kerr returning from suspension in place of Greg Cameron and William Easton replacing the unfortunate Jon Daly. There was no place in the squad for Barry Robson so Lee Wilkie continued to deputise as captain. Surprisingly, given the importance of the game for the visitors, top scorer John Sutton was left on the bench for St Mirren.

The game started quietly but sprung to life on the quarter hour mark. Firstly Gomis fired a fine shot just over and then Hunt forced Chris Smith to make a good save low to his right. Hunt was then involved in a tussle with Broadfoot and amazingly after consulting his linesman, referee Kenny Clark issued the Irishman a straight red card. The visitors took advantage immediately when after an Andy Millen free kick was weakly defended, Hugh Murray slammed home to give the Buddies the lead.

The visitors looked the more likely in the second half and to be honest United struggled to contain the eleven men and had Derek Stillie to thank for keeping them in the game. Just after the hour mark Broadfoot burst into the United box and was fouled from behind by Kalvenes. Kean stepped up and hit his shot to Stillie’s left but the United number one made a brilliant one handed save. As the full time whistle approached the visitors looked particularly nervy but much to their relief with three minutes left they put the game beyond United when Broadfoot headed home from close range.



Squad Statistics (as at May 5th, 2007)


2006-07 All Time
Age
Derek Stillie (GK)33 39 - 73 -
Christian Kalvenes30 311311
Willie Easton20 6 - 7 -
Lee Wilkie27 14 - 14 -
David McCracken25 3412018
Seán Dillon23 14 - 14 -
Morgaro Gomis21 11 - 11 -
Mark Kerr25 38 - 1485
David Robertson20 285396
Collin Samuel25 39513015
Noel Hunt24 30103010
Lee Mair (sub)26 181311
Craig Conway (sub)22 32 - 32 -
David Goodwillie (sub)18 17 - 271


Team Sheet (Scanned Photo)






League Table (as at May 5th, 2007)


No league table has been added for this season.