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Dundee United 0 – 1 Arbroath – Match Report

Ladbrokes Championship – Game 23 – Season 2019 / 2020

Saturday 1st February 2020, Tannadice, Dundee, 3.00pm kick off

A 26th minute goal by Craig Wighton inflicted Dundee United’s first defeat at Tannadice since 30th March 2019, with the win the Lichties first league win at Tannadice since 29th November 1958!

Michael McKenna missed out with a slight knock, whilst Logan Chalmers was unable to face his parent club. Gavin Swankie, Dale Hilson, David Gold and Craig Wighton all returned to the side, with Bobby Linn, Scott Stewart and Luke Donnelly dropping to the bench with new signing James Craigen named as a substitute.

Arbroath backed by 424 Lichties made a bright start, whilst United suffered an early blow as striker Osman Sow had to be stretchered off with an ankle injury.

Dale Hilson and Craig Wighton were working hard and in the 26th minute, Hilson laid the ball into the path of Colin Hamilton who fired a low ball into the box which was met by Craig Wighton who hit a low shot which went through the legs of Benjamin Siegrist and into the net to send the Arbroath fans wild with celebration.

Dundee United were swarming all over the Arbroath defence as they shot down the hill towards their own fans but only a 37th minute shot by substitute Declan Glass troubled Derek Gaston who pushed the ball over his bar for a corner kick.

In the 43rd minute a looping shot by David Gold forced Siegrist into another save as the Lichties took the a 1 goal lead into the break.

As expected Dundee United through everything they could at Arbroath in the second half as they looked for an equaliser. However Arbroath’s back line of Jason Thomson, Ricky Little, Thomas O’Brien and Colin Hamilton worked hard throwing their bodies on the line. The rest of the Arbroath players chased every ball with Mark Whatley, David Gold and Miko Virtanen breaking up play at every chance.

Gavin Swankie had a fine game on his return playing on the right wing with Hilson on the left flank both providing support to their defenders, with Craig Wighton running tirelessly up front and coming back to help out.

James Craigen made his Arbroath debut in the 71st minute replacing David Gold, before Scott Stewart came on for Gavin Swankie.

Derek Gaston who commanded his box and collected cross after cross, made a crucial save in the 84th minute when he denied Lawrence Shankland from 4 yards.

Omar Kader replaced Dale Hilson with 4 minutes to go, but an extra 7 minutes of injury time were added, but the players who gave it their all and them some, hung on for a famous win!

C’mon the Lichties!

Half Time Stats

Possession – Dundee United 61% – 39% Arbroath
Total Shots – Dundee United 4 – 2 Arbroath
On Target – Dundee United 2 – 2 Arbroath
Off Target – Dundee United 1 – 0 Arbroath
Blocked – Dundee United 1 – 0 Arbroath
Corners – Dundee United 5 – 1 Arbroath
Fouls Committed – Dundee United 9 – 5 Arbroath

Full Time Stats

Possession – Dundee United 57% – 43% Arbroath
Total Shots – Dundee United 12 – 3 Arbroath
On Target – Dundee United 5 – 2 Arbroath
Off Target – Dundee United 4 – 0 Arbroath
B
locked – Dundee United 3 – 1 Arbroath
Corners – Dundee United 10 – 1 Arbroath
Fouls Committed – Dundee United 15 – 9 Arbroath

C’mon the Lichties!

Dundee United

1 – Benjamin Siegrist
2 – Liam Smith
5 – Mark Connolly
6 – Mark Reynolds (c) (Mochrie 77)
17 – Jamie Robson
8 – Peter Pawlett
4 – Dillon Powers
18 – Calum Butcher
3 – Adrián Sporle
24 – Lawrence Shankland
9 – Osman Sow (Glass 17)

Substitutes

21 – Declan Glass – 9; 17th (Harkes 61)
23 – Ian Harkes – 21; 61st
25 – Adam King
40 – Chris Mochrie – 6; 77th
43 – Lewis Neilson
44 – Paul Watson
13 – Deniz Mehmet (GK)

Yellow Card – Pawlett 74

Arbroath

21 – Derek Gaston
2 – Jason Thomson
3 – Colin Hamilton
4 – Ricky Little
5 – Thomas O’Brien (c)
6 – Mark Whatley
7 – David Gold (Craigen 71)
9 – Dale Hilson (Kader 86)
10 – Gavin Swankie (Stewart 74)
14 – Craig Wighton
22 – Miko Virtanen

Substitutes

11 – Bobby Linn
12 – Omar Kader – 9; 86th
15 – Luke Donnelly
16 – Scott Stewart – 10; 74th
18 – James Murphy
32 – James Craigen – 7; 71st
1 – Darren Jamieson(GK)

Yellow Card – Hamilton 40

Goals – Wighton 26

Attendance; 8056 (424 Arbroath fans)

Officials;

Referee; Alan Muir
Assistant Referee 1; Gordon Crawford
Assistant Referee 2; David Dunne


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