Motherwell 2
Dundee Utd 1
League (Premiership)


Motherwell 

2 - 1

Dundee Utd


League (Premiership)
Friday, March 11th, 2016
Fir Park. Att. 4,210
7:45 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Marvin Johnson (45)
Louis Moult (65)
Henri Anier (22)

Team Managers
Mark McGhee Mixu Paatelainen

Starting Eleven
Connor Ripley
Josh Law
Ben Hall
Stephen McManus
Steven Hammell
Chris Cadden
Keith Lasley
Stephen Pearson
Marvin Johnson
Scott McDonald
Louis Moult
Michal Szromnik .21
Gavin Gunning .19
Callum Morris .5
Paul Dixon .3
Coll Donaldson .28
Blair Spittal .20
Paul Paton .6
John Rankin .8
Billy Mckay .7
Henri Anier .26
Ryan Dow .14

Bench
Craig Samson
Lionel Ainsworth
Wes Fletcher
Kieran Kennedy
Morgaro Gomis
Dominic Thomas
James McFadden
Joe McGovern .31
Seán Dillon .2
Mark Durnan .17
Kyle Knoyle .12
Scott Fraser .22
Simon Murray .15
Edward Ofere .9

Substitutions
Morgaro Gomis for Stephen Pearson (34)
Dominic Thomas for Keith Lasley (63)
Kieran Kennedy for Josh Law (87)
Scott Fraser for Ryan Dow (76)
Edward Ofere for Billy Mckay (76)

Cautions
Keith Lasley (54) Coll Donaldson (42)
Paul Dixon (72)
Callum Morris (74)
Paul Paton (90)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Crawford Allan (Referee)



Match Report


United made only two changes to the side that last weekend defeated Ross County in the Scottish Cup Quarter Final, Michal Szromnik entering the starting eleven for Luis Zwick, whilst Callum Morris returned to the heart of defence replacing Mark Durnan.

It was United who opened the scoring, the in-form Henri Anier receiving the ball outside the box before lashing an unstoppable strike into the top corner. Just when it looked as though United would be heading into the break in the lead, the home side equalised, Marvin Johnson looping home a header from Josh Law’s free-kick.

Shortly after the hour mark the home side took the lead when Dom Thomas on the left flank squared to Louis Moult who converted from close range. Despite throwing everything at it in the five additional minutes, it was Motherwell who held on for the three points.

Formation: 3-4-1-2
Captain: Paul Paton
Arab Archive 'Man of the Match': Henri Anier

Match Photos courtesy of Riki Grauer - More photos available at:
Dundee United Official Flickr Page

Match report written by Joe James



Squad Statistics (as at March 11th, 2016)


2015-16 All Time
Age
Michal Szromnik (GK)23 10 - 14 -
Coll Donaldson20 17 - 17 -
Callum Morris26 91393
Gavin Gunning25 16 - 11510
Paul Dixon29 23 - 1865
Blair Spittal20 337629
Paul Paton28 112886
John Rankin32 31219713
Ryan Dow24 14110512
Henri Anier25 43204
Billy Mckay27 26112611
Scott Fraser (sub)20 282292
Edward Ofere (sub)29 6 - 6 -






League Table (as at March 11th, 2016)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Celtic 28 19 6 3 48 63
2. Aberdeen 29 19 5 5 18 62
3. Hearts 28 15 8 5 24 53
4. Ross County 29 12 3 14 -2 39
5. St Johnstone 29 11 6 12 -2 39
6. Motherwell 30 11 5 14 -9 38
7. Dundee 28 8 12 8 -2 36
8. Partick Th 28 9 7 12 -7 34
9. Inverness CT 28 8 9 11 -6 33
10. Hamilton 29 7 9 13 -17 30
11. Kilmarnock 29 7 7 15 -22 28
12. Dundee Utd 29 5 5 19 -23 17

* - Table split into two divisions of six.