LIVE UPDATES: Dundee United 2-3 Dunfermline

It's opening day horror for Dundee United as they go down 3-2 at home to Dunfermline in the Championship.

The deadlock is broken by a James Craigen own goal just before the interval.

Joe Thomson levels for the Pars just short of the hour mark, then Jackson Longridge puts them ahead.

Louis Longridge gets number three inside the final ten minutes and although Fraser Aird nets with a great freee kick just before the end, it's a bad start for Csaba Laszlo and his Tangerines.

Teams:-

Utd: - Rakovan, Frans, Barton, Curran, Clark, Stanton, Robson, Rabitsch, Wardrop, Edjenguele, Loemba.

Pars:- Robinson, Craigen, J Longridge, Devine, Durnan, Ashcroft, Thomson, Vincent, El Bakhtaoui, L Longridge, Hippolyte.

Ref: Willie Collum.

03/08/18 Reverse order Timestamp format


  1. 1' -We're off at Tannadice.

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  2. 2' - Utd have lined up in a 4-4-2 formation. Bit of a surprise there.

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  3. 3' - There's a decent travelling support and they're making plenty noise.

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  4. 4' - The Pars move up. Long throw from Hippolyte, but Barton heads clear.

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  5. 6' - Dangerous run from Loemba is halted on the edge of the box by Arshcroft. Utd think he used an arm there, but Willie Collum waves play on.

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  6. 8' - This game has still to settle down. Typical opening day stuff so far.

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  7. 12' - Edjenguele booked for a foul on El Bakhtaoui. He didn't miss him there.

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  8. 15' - The Pars have had the edge early on, but their old boy Nicky Clark breaks forward and shoots from 25 yards. Robinson saves comfortably, but that's the best effort from either side so far.

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  9. 18' - Curran is throwing his weight about up front for Utd. He's been penalised a couple of times, but it's good to see his phyiscal presence.

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  10. 20' - Wardrop cross from the right looks dangerous. It's just too high for Clark and Curran.

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  11. 21' - Pars fans are giving Clark a hard time. That's harsh after all the goals he scored for them. And his dad Sandy is their assistant manager! Don't think he's singing, though.

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  12. 26' - Still plenty effort, but not much quality so far.

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  13. 27' - Not even half an hour gone and this is already looking like first goal the winner.

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  14. 28' - Jackson Longridge makes ground down the left before crossing. Barton moves smartly to cut it out.

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  15. 29' - It's a corner to Pars, but the best they can muster is a wild shot from Thomson.

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  16. 29' - Rabitsch booked for a bad tackle on El Bakhtaoui. The Par is booked for his reaction, but it's the second dull one he'll taken.

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  17. 30' - The two technical areas are at it now and Sandy Clark has a real go at Werner Burger. They're nose-to-nose until home number two Laurie Ellis steps in to calm things down, but only a bit.

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  18. 35' - The fightin's been good, but the football continues to disappoint. Too tense.

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  19. 40' - Hippolyte warned for a late tackle on Wardrop. That should have been booking number number four.

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  20. 41' - Now Rabitsch catches Louis Longridge. That could have been his second yellow.

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  21. 42' - Hippolyte strikes the free kick. It's a yard wide.

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  22. 44' - GOAL! A Rabitsch free kick into the area leads to a mighty scramble and Clark gets a touch before Craigen pushes the ball into his own net from close range.

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  23. 45' - After the stick he's taken from them, Clark let the Dunfermline fans know how much he enjoyed that.

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  24. HT - A forgettable first half, but United are ahead and that's what matters most.

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  25. After much deliberation the opening goal is going down as a Craigen OG. Nicky Clark did enjoy the celebrations in front of the Pars fans, though.

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  26. 46' - Second half starts. Hopefully the two sides will have settled down now.

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  27. 46' - Utd restart with Aird on for Rabistch, who was close to getting sent off first half.

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  28. 47' - Hippolyte has a good from 50 yards and Rakovan has to touch the ball over. That was close.

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  29. 52' - Aird sees a header easily taken by Robinson.

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  30. 53' - Aird with a great cross from the right and Loemba heads over. That should have been two.

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  31. 54' - Hippolyte crosses from the right and Frans has to push the ball behind.

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  32. 55' - Dunfermline enjoying some decent pressure, but the Utd defence is coping well with their crosses.

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  33. 59' - GOAL. Deserved equaliser for Pars as El Bakhtaoui rolls the ball back to Thomson who nets with a low shot from 16 yards. That's been coming.

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  34. 62' - That was a well worked goal, but Ut gave them plenty time to execute.

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  35. 63' - El Bakhtaoui goals close with an angle drive. Edjenguele did just enough to put him off.

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  36. 65' - Utd hanging on right now. They need to get back in the game.

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  37. 66' - Curran an Loemba combine to win a throw near the corner flag on the left. It's wasted.

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  38. 67' - Pars in front. Ball comes in from the right and with the home defence playing statues Jackson Longridge steals in at the back post to head home.

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  39. 67' - There are a few United moans about a hand ball in the build up to the goal, but it just looked like bad defending.

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  40. 71' - Louis Longridge blasts a shot wide. Pars still on top.

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  41. 72' - Utd send on Smith for Curran.

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  42. 73' - Vincent booked for kicking ball away. Doh!

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  43. 75' - Still little sign of a Utd revival coming.

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  44. 79' - A Hippolyte header is taken by Rakovan. Not much danger there, but ball is still at wrong end of the park so far as Utd are concerned.

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  45. 80' - Thomson booked for a foul on Stanton

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  46. 81' - Aird to Clark, his angled shot is superbly saved by Robinson.

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  47. 82' - It's a corner, Stanton shoots and Frans gets his head to it. The ball bounces a foot wide.

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  48. 84' - McMullan on for Robson.

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  49. 84' - GOAL. Dunfermline's third comes via a fine low shot from Louis Longridge. That was too easy.

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  50. 86' - The home fans are streaming out. You can't blame them.

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  51. 89' - GOAL! Aird pulls one back from a free-kick he blasts home from 25 yards.

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  52. FT - 2-3. United can have no complaints. The better team won.

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