LIVE UPDATES: Dundee United 3-1 Partick Thistle
Dundee United cruised to an impressive win over Partick Thistle at Tannadice.
An early Paul Watson header had Csaba Laszlo's men ahead at the break.
He added a second with another header 12 minutes from the end.
Craig Curran made it three in the dying moments.
Chris Erskine struck in injury time for the Jags but it was too little too late for them.
Utd: Rakovan, Watson, Murdoch, Frans, Aird, Rabitsch, Barton, Robson, Loemba, Curran, Safranko.
Partick: Bell, Elliott, Penrice, O'Ware, McGinty, Spittal, Storer, Melbourne, Slater, Mbuyi-Mutombo, Storey.
Re: David Munro.
24/08/18 Reverse order Timestamp format
1' - We're off at Tannadice.
2' - Early injury as O'Ware goes down. Ref stops play and it's not looking good.
5' - O'Ware can't continue as is replaced by Keown.
6' - GOAL!!!! Safranko wins a free kick for Utd in a good position. Aird sends it into the box and Watson dives to head home.
7' - That was a superb delivery from Aird and a fantastic header from the big defender.
8' - The early loss of O'Ware and then that goal has stung the Jags.
10' - It's almost two. Loemba does well on the right and although Safranko can't quite connect with his cross, there's a shot from Rabitsch that's well saved by Bell.
12' - Loemba is looking impressive. He's been lively all over the park.
12' - Thistle free kick is sent into the home box. Watson rises to head it clear.
13' - Murdoch sends Aird racing down the right. His cross has too much on it, but this is an impressive start from the home team.
17' - More good play on the right brings another free kick. Aird launches another one towards the box, but this time Slater clears.
19' - It's all Utd. Partick have hardly been up the park.
20' - Another ball into the away box sees Curran get a touch before it's scrambled away.
22' - Utd had started with a back three, but it looks more like a back four now.
23' - At last a Thistle shot. Storey pulls the trigger from the edge of the area, but there's no pace on it and it doesn't bother Rakovan.
23' - Utd attack and win another free kick. Aird fires it in low and wins a corner.
24' - He sent the corner over and Safranko heads wide at the front post. Utd should be out of sight already.
25' - The Jags break. Storer finds Mutombo and his angled shot is held by Rakovan.
29' - Good work by Spittal on the Thistle left. His cross is headed away by Watson. The visitors at last showing some signs of life.
30' - A Storer error lets Safranko set off towards goal. He tries to find Curran in the middle, but the pass is cut out.
33' - Utd have looked by far the sharper side so far, but a mistake by Robson hands Thistle a corner.
33' - Slater takes it and Keown heads wide.
34' - Storey booked for crashing into Rabitsch.
35' - Slackness at the back from Utd leads to another Thistle attack. Frans is telling his fellow defenders to wake up.
37' - Snapshot from Barton is held by Bell. Another good effort.
38' - Thistle are definitely more in the game now. It's decent stuff.
40' - Spittal effort in the box blocked by Watson.
45' - Safranko battles hard to win the ball, but his pass to Loemba isn't great. He's looked good, though.
45' - HT 1-0. Utd worth their lead.
46' - 2nd half kicks off.
46' - Utd shooting down the hill. Great chance for three points.
47' - Fine sliding tackle by Murdoch prevents Storer getting into the box.
48' - Penalty appeals for a Penrice challenge on Loemba. Ref waves them away _ right decision.
51' - Thistle are going down like flies. Already this half McGinty and Penrice have been down.
53' - Storer booked for a foul on Rabitsch.
55' - Barton wins the ball, strides forward and shoots just wide from the edge of the box. A second goal is coming surely.
58' - Jags send on Utd old boy Erskine for Storer.
60' - Deflected shot by Penrice whistles just past. Utd need to get that second.
62' - Spittal heads wide from a Storey cross. That was a real chance.
63' - Watson booked for grappling Storey to the ground. That was clumsy.
66' - Dangerous break. Safranko to Curran to Loemba. He takes his time and hits a disappointing low effort that Bell saves easily. That should have been two.
70' - Murdoch sends a long ball towards the box. Safranko knows he's offside and can't go for it.
71' - The game's got a bit scrappy.
72' - Bell slices a clearance behind for an unexpected Utd corner. Aird's kick is headed clear by Mutombo.
74' - Loemba's a legend! He shoots from 20 yards and it clears the roof of the Eddie Thompson Stand. Never seen that before.
75' - Doolan on for Slater.
78' - GOAL!!!!. Waston again. Loemba corner from the right and the defender powers a great header home.
81' - Utd looking very comfortable now.
84 - Great turn and cross from Loemba. Curran surely must score, but somehow he doesn't get a touch.
86' - THREE! Great run down the left by Aird and he puts it on a plate for Curran to net from close range.
88' - Glass and Booth on for Aird and Curran.
90' - Erskine grabs a consolation goal after a Rakovan mistake.
FT 3-1. Utd's best display of the season so far and a thoroughly deserved victory.