LIVE: Dundee United 2 Dunfermline 1
Deniz goes off injured after celebrating United's equaliser
Sam Stanton with a brilliant solo goal after Scott McDonald levels the game from Mikkelsen's header at a corner.
Declan McManus puts Dunfermline 1-0 up from close range from a Fraser Aird cross.
Away goals DO NOT count tonight. Extra time and penalties await if the game isn't decided after 90 mins.
Two changes for United from the first leg: McMullan in for Mikkelsen, Sam Stanton in for Gillespie.
Dunfermline: McManus comes in for the injured Andy Ryan. Lee Ashcroft, sent off in the first leg, starts following the Pars' appeal.
Dundee United XI: Deniz Mehmet, Stewart Murdoch, Bilel Mohsni, Jamie Robson; Paul McMullan, Scott Fraser, Billy King, Sam Stanton, Anthony Ralston, Willo Flood (C); Scott McDonald
Dunfermline XI: Lee Robinson; Ryan Williamson, Lewis Martin, Callum Morris (C), Lee Ashcroft; Kallum Higginbotham, Fraser Aird, James Vincent, James Craigan; Declan McManus, Nicky Clark
04/05/18 Reverse order Timestamp format
Hello and welcome. The sun is shining here at Tannadice for the SPFL Premiership play-off quarter-final first leg (that's a mouthful).
A huge game lies in store. It's poised at 0-0 and could go either way.
Remember, we can go to extra time and penalties - whatever until this game is decided.
And, in case you're wondering, there is NO away goal rule here.
Both teams have headed back to the changing rooms limbering up. Dunfermline fans in fine voice cheering their team off from the warm up. Not long till kick off.
Here come the teams....
0' Dundee United opt to shoot away from the shed in the first have. The Pars attacking to their own fans.
1' Early chance United. McMullan almost through on goal but, under pressure, his attempt goes high and wide.
1' Should add that Willie Collum is the ref here tonight
2' Pars free-kick around 35 yards out
2'And higginbotham's cross in is wasted. Goes above everyone and out for a goal kick
3' The Fifers making fun of the home support. Have to say, I expected a bigger turn out - they could still be making their way in from the pub, to be fair...
4' Pars looked dangerous their. Had possession around the United box, but came to nothing
5' Bit of ping pong around the middle of the park - but United have the ball
6' Corner United
6' Nice play on the wing, leads to a corner after McMullan was tackled.
7' Chance United. But McMullan just can't get anything on it
7' Another United corner. Looking dangerous with a few good crosses
8' Unlucky. Fraser's cross somehow comes right through but two United defenders got in each other's way and Mohsni prods well over
10' Dundee midfielder James Vincent took the ball off Scott Fraser there when things were looking dangerous. Threat over
11' Dunfermline throw deep in United territory but is immediately wasted and United have the ball
12' Free kick in a dangerous area for United...
12' Comes to nothing as Anthony Ralston fouls
13' Huge chance Dunfermline. Should be one up
13' Cross comes in and is missed by Mohsni, Aird smashes it across goal but noone can get on it. The ball is eventually deflected out for a goal kick
14' GOAL Dunfermline. Disaster
14' McManus stabs the ball in at the near post after neat work from Fraser Aird.
16' Ohhhh... inches wide from McDonald
16' Great play from Ralston, but McDonald knocks his cross inches wide
17' Could have been 2-0 there. This time Mohsni deals with the cross.
18' Turning into a great end-to-end game, this
21' The game is in a bit of a lull after that frantic last 10 mins.
22' Good pressure from McDonald wins United a throw, but the Pars win it back
22' McDonald looking a frustrated figure out there. Just can't seem to get any service. Making his feelings known to his teammates.
23' Dunfermline chance again. Higginbotham gets in wide but McManus can't get his shot in on goal and goes over
25' Dunfermline corner.
26' Mohsni heads out for a throw
26' Higginbotham does extremely well to get a cross in which, I think, takes McManus by surprise. He gets a head on it- but over
27' Collum takes a while to make his decision, but awards United a free-kick 35-yards out
28' Free kick cleared, but Fraser gets it out wide. But again, wasted.
29' Pars' keeper Robinson knocked over there by McMullan in a wee coming together. Didn't look much but he's getting treatment
30' Robinson gets an earful from the United fans as he gets back to his feet
32' More boos for the Pars' keeper from United fans as he picks the ball up. Don't think it's anything too malicious - they've just not had much to get worked up about
33' Pars throw deep in United half, Aird gets a cross in and another chance for Dunfermline. But United escape.
34' Good build up play from United but Robson's cross is completely wasted and goes out for a throw
35' Oh my goodness. Should have been 2-0.
35' McManus was right through on goal from 40 yards out but hits at straight at Deniz and out for a corner
36' A REAL let off there
37' Up the other end, Scott Fraser has a shot narrowly wide
39' McDonald goes down in a heap looking for a free kick - but never really looked it.
40' McDonald wins a free kick which is taken quickly out to McMullan who cuts in... but slices his shot past the near post
41' United corner
42' Wasted and goes up the other end. Dunfermline free kick
43' The Pars looking a big threat everytime the go forward. Aird, Higgonbotham and Vincent having great games, so far
44' Willo Flood gets a talking to for a crunching challenge on Nicky Clark. Free kick at the centre circle is headed at Deniz who catches
45' Vinccent with a great block to stop a thundering shot from Robson.
45' One minute added time in the first half...
45' Pars hit the bar!
HT Dundee United 0 - Dunfermline 1. Right before the ref's whistle, Nicky Clark hits the bar with a header around the six yard box. United so luck to be just the one down at half time.
HT United back out slightly early for the second half. They need to up their game - or they'll be in the Championship for another season. They have been second best to Dunfermline who look really up for the fight.
HT SUB: Thomas Mikkelsen on for Paul McMullan
Here come the Pars to a huge cheer from the away support. United now attacking to the Shed End where the Fifers are seated.
46' And we're off again as Dunfermline kick off the second half
47' United looked a bit dazed at the back there and McManus gets a shot off from the edge of the box. Straight at Deniz
48' Aird takes a shot from about 35 yards out - but it trundles well past the post. He apologises to his teammates...
49' Game stopped momentarily as James Craigan goes down awkwardly after challenging for a header. He's back up now though after a dab of the magic sponge...
52' It's very stop-start so far, no real flow to this second half
54' Higginbotham had a great chance to whip a ball in but took too many touches and it's out for a goal kick
56' United have a free kick near the half way line much to the disgust of Nicky Clark
57' Eventually the Terrors get a corner from it...
57' 1-1! From the corner, Mikkelsen heads towards goal and McDonald taps it in as Robinson went to collect
58' Bizarrely, at the other end of the pitch, Deniz is down in a clump. No one near him - maybe he got injured in the celebrations?
60' Deniz is back up, waves to the United fans and the game is back under way
61' United have a spring in their step now. Willo Flood cross goes astray but this game has sprung into life
62' Deniz down again. Doesn't look too good for the United keeper...
62' When Deniz gets up, United will have to defend a Dunfermline free kick around 40 yards out.
63' That's the game over for Deniz. He hobbles off and Harry Lewis will take his place
63' the resulting free kick goes wide and United look capitalise
64' End to end stuff here. United miss a glorious chance then Robson makes a vital stop to deny Higginbotham. Dunfermline corner
65' United eventually clear but the Pars come back and Harry Lewis makes a wonder save to deny McManus
66' Another Dunfermline corner
66' The corner is deep and the ball headed back but Harry Lewis is happy to collect McManus's shot.
68' Harry Lewis with another save. It was simple enough though.
69' United now with a corner up the other end.
69' Ohhh - Murdoch heads over from a Billy King corner. It was a tough one to keep down, to be fair
69' Sam Stanton with a stunning solo effort. Gets past one defender, then another and prods it under the on rushing keeper. What a turnaround!
72' United fans in fine voice now. It's all very quiet to my left where the Fifers are sitting...
73' Dunfermline looking a bit shaky at the back now. United definitely need to make the most of this
74' Dunfermline respond with a change. Higginbotham,who has had a great game, makes way for Jean-Yves M'Voto
75' Billy King set up nicely on the edge of the box but opts for another touch which proves costly and the attack is smothered out.
77' M'Voto seems to be up top and the Pars are punting the ball forward for him to knock down. A change of game plan from Alan Johnston's men
80' United looked dangerous on the attack there but it comes to nothing. Get the ball back again and a rasping Fraser shot is held by Robinson
81' Dunfermline free kick, out wide about 30 yards out...
81' Mohsni gets there as M'Voto was about to head the ball.
82' From the resulting throw, M'Voto's header is gathered by Lewis.
83' Great play as Robson bombs down the left and his cross is headed away before Mikkelsen can get to it
83' Corner United...
84' King's kick is cleared away at the front post.
83' Dunfermline sub: Jo Cardle on for James Craigan
84' Bit of edginess creeping in now for United. A few passes have gone astray...
85' Murdoch with a vital clearance from a Dunfermline free kick
86' Ohh - Ralston's cross deflected up and Robinson has to palm out for a corner
87' And the corner goes right over everyone out for a throw. As you were...
88' Bit of a mad moment there... United get the ball clear after a mazy run from McManus before a shot comes in and again gets cleared before Fraser gets fouled on the half way line
89' Dunfermline attacking in numbers now, but Jo Cardle has a go at controlling the ball with his hand which is spotted by the officials.
89' Defensive change for United: Billy King on for Mark Durnan
90' Dunfermline throwing everything forward. Cardle's Cross is saved by Lewis
90' FIVE minutes added time. Five minutes to hold on.
90' Mikkelsen has the ball and goes for the corner - but gives Dunfermline a goal kick
90' Flood wins a throw for United. Two minutes to go - Dunfermline players look knackered.
90' Another throw as Sam Stanton announced as the sponsor's Man of the Match
90' Ole's ring around the home support as United keep hold of the ball
90' Fraser scythed down for a free kick. Just what United want.
FT: Dundee United 2 Dunfermline 1 - Great turnaround from United
This win DID NOT look likely at the end of half time. An incredible second half performance from Csaba Laszlo's men.
Deniz back on the field on crutches as the home team celebrate.
But it's heartbreak for Dunfermline whose player are over thanking fans for their support.