FT: Dundee 0-1 Motherwell
Goals: Tanner 5'.
Tanner gives 'Well early lead.
Starting XI: Bain, Holt, O'Dea, Kamara, Moussa, Deacon, Hendry, Meekings, Curran, Spence, Haber.
Haber and Moussa up front for the Dark Blues.
Moult on the bench for Motherwell.
25/10/17 Reverse order Timestamp format
Evening all! Welcome to a slightly blowy Dens Park as Dundee welcome Motherwell in the Premiership. Team news coming up...
Dundee: Bain, Holt, O'Dea, Kamara, Moussa, Deacon, Hendry, Meekings, Curran, Spence, Haber.
Motherwell: Carson, Tait, Hartley, Bigirimana, McHugh, Frear, Bowman, Fisher, Dunne, Kipre, Tanner.
So, two changes for the Dark Blues tonight. Paul McGowan picked up a knock at Partick on Saturday and can only make the bench. His replacement on Saturday, Roarie Deacon, comes in for him while Marcus Haber makes a return. He's in for A-Jay Leitch-Smith.
Cracking night for a game of fitba. Nice and dry with a bit of wind swirling around. Might cause a bit of havoc with all those long balls the visitors like to play...
Motherwell come into this game as the in-form side but they've not beaten Dundee in the past five meetings - way back in December 2015. Last time out, was a 3-2 victory at Fir Park with Neil McCann in interim charge.
Almost ready for kick-off. All we need now is some players, a ref and a ball and we're sorted.
The game kicks-off
1 - Wee bit late but we're off at Dens. My learned colleague Alan Pattullo just pointed out both 6 ft plus Dundee strikers wearing gloves.
2 - Dundee lining up in their now-usual 3-5-2 set-up. Interesting to see how Haber and Moussa combine up top.
GOAL! Dundee 0-1 Motherwell.
5 - Absolutely nothing had happened up until that goal. Long ball forward dropped at the feet of Craig Tanner who took his time before planting the ball past Bain. Not the start Dundee were after.
8 - Free-kick Motherwell out wide. Dangerous position.
9 - Moussa gets up not once but twice to clear. Corner kick.
10 - Good save Bain. Well-worked corner sees Tanner come short for a quick shot which Bain pushes out and Dundee eventually clear.
11 - Dundee get up the pitch but young Jesse Curran has nobody to pass to before Moussa flies into a silly tackle and gives away a free-kick. Lucky not to get booked.
15 - What happened there? Scott Bain didn't know. Frear with the front-post cross saw Fisher on the end of it inside the 6-yard box and it hit Bain. Lucky.
17 - Good save Bain! Fisher again, this time from the edge of the area but Bain gets down really well to push wide.
19 - Wee stoppage with Darren O'Dea down getting treatment.
20 - Dundee probably needing a bit of a breather. Neil McCann's taking the chance to have a word with some of his players. Motherwell, full of confidence, are all over this game so far. Dark Blues not got going at all.
22 - We're back playing again. Looks like O'Dea took a smack in the face but is back on now.
24 - Fisher flies into a tackle with Spence and comes off worst. Not sure how that's a free-kick to Motherwell, however.
26 - Moussa wins his team a free-kick wide on the left. Good chance to get the ball in the box for Dundee...
27 - Deacon takes the free-kick which is defended well by Motherwell before catching his man and picking up a yellow.
29 - Darren O'Dea needs to be a bit more subtle with his body-checks in future. Takes out his man and Motherwell have a free-kick 40 yards out.
30 - Another wee scare for Dundee but they clear this time. Darren O'Dea is coming off for Kerr Waddell after that knock.
31 - Kerr Waddell's first involvement is a full-bodied tackle that buries the ball in the stand. What else?
32 - Dundee have an indirect free-kick in the box after the keeper picked up a backpass. Hartley is booked for his protests.
34 - It took forever to take and it really wasn't worth the wait as Deacon screws his effort wide.
37 - Deacon with another free-kick, this time from the touchline but he floats it well over and out. Poor.
38 - Another Motherwell attempt, this time from a corner but Peter Hartley's header drifts over.
39 - GOAL! No, free-kick against Moussa before he planted his header in.
41 - The ref's having a word with Neil McCann after Moussa took a clump in midfield. Keith Lasley also getting a talking-to. Getting a bit heated.
42 - Shot from Dundee but Spence fires well wide.
42 - Big chance Moussa but straight at the keeper. What a run from Jesse Curran to set it up but what a weak finish.
43 - Brave defending from Hendry clears more Motherwell danger.
HT - Dundee 0-1 Motherwell
Motherwell certainly deserving their lead at Dens. Dundee barely managed to get up the park. They have made a couple of chances, both falling to Moussa. One he finished but was adjudged to have fouled his man, the other he fluffed.
Neil McCann needing to rally his troops at the break. Not much has come off for them so far. Changes to come?
Teams are back out and almost ready for the second half.
Second half kicks off.
46 - No changes from either side at the break.
47 - No change yet in the pattern of play either. Long way to go but Motherwell look like they have Dundee where they want them.
50 - Wee sighter for Dundee as Kevin Holt gets on the end of a Moussa knock-down but he can't get a hold of the shot.
51 - Great run by Frear to ghost past a couple of Dundee defenders but Bain stops his cross.
52 - Chris Cadden on for Ryan Bowman for Motherwell.
52 - Dundee also making a change with Paul McGowan on for Roarie Deacon.
53 - Great ball in from Kamara is defended well. Dundee corner.
55 - Haber wins the header at the back post but Kerr Waddell can't control his effort and it flies over.
56 - Haber does well to win a free-kick on the right side of the area.
57 - Carson does well among the bodies to punch Holt's free-kick clear.
59 - Louis Moult replaces Motherwell goalscorer Craig Tanner.
59 - What a cross that is from Elliott Frear. Right between Bain and the defence but straight through the 6-yard box.
60 - Good pressure from Dundee and the ball falls to Lewis Spence on the edge of the area but his effort was always heading over.
61 - Attendance: 5,254
62 - Moussa booked, I guess for persistent fouling but not clear.
64 - Motherwell chance but Cadden fires wide.
64 - A-Jay is on. Leitch-Smith replaces Sofien Moussa.
65 - Also a change for Motherwell as Peter Hartley goes off injured for Liam Grimshaw. All subs used for both sides.
67 - Dundee threaten after good play out wide but Haber's header is way wide.
68 - Chris Cadden booked for a late challenge on Holt.
71 - Dundee pushing. They've got a corner, Carson flaps a bit but there's a foul and the danger passes.
72 - Dundee starting to turn the screw now. Motherwell happy to hold what they have.
76 - Bigirimana is in the book.
79 - What a save Bain. Bigirimana had to score but a big right hand from the keeper kept it out.
83 - Dundee have been pushing but Motherwell break and win a free-kick 25 yards out.
83 - Moult takes it and it flies just wide. Deflection off the wall means corner kick.
84 - Dundee defend well enougth but Fisher had a chance with the ball back in only to miss his kick completely.
85 - Chance Dundee! But Haber's header is straight at the keeper.
87 - Time running out for Dundee.
88 - They have a free-kick about 40 yards out, though. Chance to get it in the mixer.
88 - In the mixer it goes but Waddell can only flick it wide with his head.
89 - Three added minutes.
90 - The ball falls to Waddell in the area but he can't get a hold of the shot.
90 - Dundee throwing everything at this defence but Motherwell holding firm.
Full-time: Dundee 0-1 Motherwell
A frustrating night for Dundee. They just couldn't get through Motherwell's well-drilled defence.
Plus point is a really positive showing from Jesse Curran down the right flank. Youngster was excellent.
No points again, though, for Dundee and Kilmarnock's late leveller at Ibrox sees them just a point off the bottom.