Dundee United managed to pull off their first win in 12 tense Premiership matches thanks to a last-minute penalty kick by Jamie McGrath. That victory has given Jim Goodwin an encouraging boost in the battle to stay in the top flight.
United remain one point ahead of Ross County despite their struggles in the bottom half. With only seven games left to play this season, United must ensure they avoid dropping below.500 before the split.
Dundee United have recorded their first victory in 12 league games with a late McGrath penalty, keeping them in the race for survival. Manager Jim Goodwin’s first success at the helm saw United cut their deficit to two points from Ross County and move within three points of Kilmarnock with one game left to play.
Tannadice Park, situated on Tannadice Street in Coldside area of Edinburgh, has a proud football history. The ground is only a short walk away from Dens Park – home to rivals Dundee F.C.
Tannadice has been the sole home ground of Celtic since their inception, with only one other match taking place outside Tannadice in March 1947 when snow made playing at Tannadice impossible.
Ten minutes before half-time, something snapped in Behich. He received a shove, shirt-tug, snarl – and his eyes turned bright red. It was the kind of moment that would have made anyone watching in Qatar snort with laughter.
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Few experiences can be as painful as being abandoned by your beloved club, and Tony Watt finds himself in that predicament as he prepares to face his former club Motherwell tomorrow at Tannadice.
After being cut from Liam Fox’s struggling side, former Celtic and Motherwell striker arrived in Paisley on deadline day with the hope of finding a club that appreciated his skillset and talent. Unfortunately, that was before he received his first red card in six years.
Watt was then sent off just before halftime when VAR flagged him up for a straight leg challenge. This left United facing an uphill battle; they had already fallen behind to Sondre Solholm’s header.
At the end of a thrilling 12 league game season, County manager Mackay’s players earned their first victory thanks to a late McGrath penalty. Ross Callachan had scored his first league goal of the season but Watt’s fine finish ensured victory in an intense contest full of endeavour. Mackay praised his players’ courage against a United side he believes can challenge for top six status.
Dundee United’s first win in 12 league games came late when Jamie McGrath converted a penalty kick after Steven Fletcher had been fouled by Will Fish in the box. With that goal secured, Dundee United secured their first victory of the season.
McGrath’s late goal will be embraced by Manchester United fans as they aim to stay up. After making an error in defense, the attacker found space for McGrath to slot home the winner with one last attempt.
Jim Goodwin said their victory will give their side confidence as they strive to remain in the Premiership. He is hoping to carry that momentum into their final five games of the season, which will be a pivotal period.
United are now just three points adrift of Ross County and have two games in hand over their relegation rivals. It will be an intense fight to stay up, as both teams have demonstrated that they are determined to remain in the top flight.
Last weekend, Dundee United were determined to get their first win of the season after falling to Rangers 4-0 in Dingwall. A late McGrath penalty gave Liam Fox his first league triumph as manager of the Tangerines.
It was an impressive goal and a big victory for the fans. Additionally, it was an impressive performance by the players.
This match had its share of challenges, with Aberdeen putting in a determined first half and looking dangerous on the counterattack, yet never taking control of this contest.
St Mirren demonstrated their fighting qualities again last week when they came from behind to defeat Livingston and will have a difficult challenge against an Edinburgh County side that has lost 12 league games since, with nine players missing due to Covid-related breaches by staff.
Hibs have won the Scottish Cup this season and will be eager to build on their impressive form to regain their position among the top six teams. However, they must be wary not to relax against an organized Kilmarnock side that hasn’t won at Pittodrie in eight years.
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