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.

Teams: -

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. 1' - We're off at Tannadice.

    TD Tom Duthie
  2. 2' - Early injury as O'Ware goes down. Ref stops play and it's not looking good.

    TD Tom Duthie
  3. 5' - O'Ware can't continue as is replaced by Keown.

    TD Tom Duthie
  4. 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.

    TD Tom Duthie
  5. 7' - That was a superb delivery from Aird and a fantastic header from the big defender.

    TD Tom Duthie
  6. 8' - The early loss of O'Ware and then that goal has stung the Jags.

    TD Tom Duthie
  7. 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.

    TD Tom Duthie
  8. 12' - Loemba is looking impressive. He's been lively all over the park.

    TD Tom Duthie
  9. 12' - Thistle free kick is sent into the home box. Watson rises to head it clear.

    TD Tom Duthie
  10. 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.

    TD Tom Duthie
  11. 17' - More good play on the right brings another free kick. Aird launches another one towards the box, but this time Slater clears.

    TD Tom Duthie
  12. 19' - It's all Utd. Partick have hardly been up the park.

    TD Tom Duthie
  13. 20' - Another ball into the away box sees Curran get a touch before it's scrambled away.

    TD Tom Duthie
  14. 22' - Utd had started with a back three, but it looks more like a back four now.

    TD Tom Duthie
  15. 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.

    TD Tom Duthie
  16. 23' - Utd attack and win another free kick. Aird fires it in low and wins a corner.

    TD Tom Duthie
  17. 24' - He sent the corner over and Safranko heads wide at the front post. Utd should be out of sight already.

    TD Tom Duthie
  18. 25' - The Jags break. Storer finds Mutombo and his angled shot is held by Rakovan.

    TD Tom Duthie
  19. 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.

    TD Tom Duthie
  20. 30' - A Storer error lets Safranko set off towards goal. He tries to find Curran in the middle, but the pass is cut out.

    TD Tom Duthie
  21. 33' - Utd have looked by far the sharper side so far, but a mistake by Robson hands Thistle a corner.

    TD Tom Duthie
  22. 33' - Slater takes it and Keown heads wide.

    TD Tom Duthie
  23. 34' - Storey booked for crashing into Rabitsch.

    TD Tom Duthie
  24. 35' - Slackness at the back from Utd leads to another Thistle attack. Frans is telling his fellow defenders to wake up.

    TD Tom Duthie
  25. 37' - Snapshot from Barton is held by Bell. Another good effort.

    TD Tom Duthie
  26. 38' - Thistle are definitely more in the game now. It's decent stuff.

    TD Tom Duthie
  27. 40' - Spittal effort in the box blocked by Watson.

    TD Tom Duthie
  28. 45' - Safranko battles hard to win the ball, but his pass to Loemba isn't great. He's looked good, though.

    TD Tom Duthie
  29. 45' - HT 1-0. Utd worth their lead.

    TD Tom Duthie
  30. 46' - 2nd half kicks off.

    TD Tom Duthie
  31. 46' - Utd shooting down the hill. Great chance for three points.

    TD Tom Duthie
  32. 47' - Fine sliding tackle by Murdoch prevents Storer getting into the box.

    TD Tom Duthie
  33. 48' - Penalty appeals for a Penrice challenge on Loemba. Ref waves them away _ right decision.

    TD Tom Duthie
  34. 51' - Thistle are going down like flies. Already this half McGinty and Penrice have been down.

    TD Tom Duthie
  35. 53' - Storer booked for a foul on Rabitsch.

    TD Tom Duthie
  36. 55' - Barton wins the ball, strides forward and shoots just wide from the edge of the box. A second goal is coming surely.

    TD Tom Duthie
  37. 58' - Jags send on Utd old boy Erskine for Storer.

    TD Tom Duthie
  38. 60' - Deflected shot by Penrice whistles just past. Utd need to get that second.

    TD Tom Duthie
  39. 62' - Spittal heads wide from a Storey cross. That was a real chance.

    TD Tom Duthie
  40. 63' - Watson booked for grappling Storey to the ground. That was clumsy.

    TD Tom Duthie
  41. 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.

    TD Tom Duthie
  42. 70' - Murdoch sends a long ball towards the box. Safranko knows he's offside and can't go for it.

    TD Tom Duthie
  43. 71' - The game's got a bit scrappy.

    TD Tom Duthie
  44. 72' - Bell slices a clearance behind for an unexpected Utd corner. Aird's kick is headed clear by Mutombo.

    TD Tom Duthie
  45. 74' - Loemba's a legend! He shoots from 20 yards and it clears the roof of the Eddie Thompson Stand. Never seen that before.

    TD Tom Duthie
  46. 75' - Doolan on for Slater.

    TD Tom Duthie
  47. 78' - GOAL!!!!. Waston again. Loemba corner from the right and the defender powers a great header home.

    TD Tom Duthie
  48. 81' - Utd looking very comfortable now.

    TD Tom Duthie
  49. 84 - Great turn and cross from Loemba. Curran surely must score, but somehow he doesn't get a touch.

    TD Tom Duthie
  50. 86' - THREE! Great run down the left by Aird and he puts it on a plate for Curran to net from close range.

    TD Tom Duthie
  51. 88' - Glass and Booth on for Aird and Curran.

    TD Tom Duthie
  52. 90' - Erskine grabs a consolation goal after a Rakovan mistake.

    TD Tom Duthie
  53. FT 3-1. Utd's best display of the season so far and a thoroughly deserved victory.

    TD Tom Duthie