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Sport Motherwell 0 Dundee Utd 1: Steelmen slip to second straight defeat

20:07  08 august  2020
20:07  08 august  2020 Source:   msn.com

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The Steelmen spent much of the second half on the back-foot but showed fantastic determination to hold out for a win HALF TIME: Dundee Utd 1 - 2 Motherwell . 45mins: 1 minute added on. 25 yards out…Douglas curls straight to Randolph. 1 min: Cummins heads Hateley’s delivery wide. His first was back in January of last season as the Steelmen slipped to a disappointing 1 - 0 defeat at home to

Motherwell are still searching for their first points of the season after a narrow defeat to Dundee United.

Mark Reynolds' second half strike for the visitors proved the difference in the Steelmen's opening home match of the season.

It was the first meeting between the sides in over four years and newly-promoted Tangerines, who were without injured star man, Lawrence Shankland came away with a deserved victory over their lacklustre hosts, who had a late Jordan White header ruled out.

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Motherwell . Dundee United . Stephen Robinson gave a few summer signings their debuts in defence in the Steelmen 's disappointing 1 - 0 defeat away at Ross County. Mark O'Hara came back into the Motherwell midfield alongside Liam Donnelly who missed a second half penalty for the visitors.

Stephen Robinson was looking for a much-improved display from their showing in a 1-0 defeat to Ross County, but he didn't get it as Micky Mellon's men earned their first win of the campaign in the Lanarkshire sunshine.

The Steelmen were without new signing Callum Lang for the clash following his red card in Monday night's defeat.

Fans will have been delighted to see Allan Campbell return to midfield, while Sherwin Seedorf was rewarded for his second half display in Dingwall with a place in the starting 11.

a group of young men playing a game of football: Motherwell's Sherwin Seedorf (R) and Dundee United's Ian Harkes battle for the ball © SNS Group Motherwell's Sherwin Seedorf (R) and Dundee United's Ian Harkes battle for the ball

Bevis Mugabi was drafted into a three-man backline following the news Nathan McGinley will miss the next six weeks with a groin injury.

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Kane Hemmings' late penalty pegs back Motherwell and salvages a point for Dundee at Dens Park. It was Pearson who put the Steelmen back in front with another excellent goal in 23 minutes as the veteran midfielder burst through the Dundee defence before angling in his seventh goal Dundee Utd .

Liam Donnelly, who missed a penalty at Ross County, also missed out.

In the build-up the Steelmen were hit by a false positive Covid test and the player involved will now self-isolate for 10 days as a precaution.

The visitors were dealt a blow themselves with Shankland sidelined with a muscle injury, as they looked to build on a 1-1 draw with 10-man St Johnstone last week.

And it was United who threatened first inside 13 minutes. Louis Appere slipped in Ian Harkes down the right and his low drive deflected wide of Trever Carson's far post.

United's corner came to nothing and The Steelmen raced down the other end. Seedorf crossed for Campbell but he glanced a header narrowly wide.

Seedorf caused problems again six minutes later when his deflected cross broke to Chris Long in the box, but Jamie Robson made a strong challenge to deny the striker as he prepared to pull the trigger.

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Luke Bolton blew the chance to give the visitors the lead in 29 minutes when a sweeping move from Appere and Harkes teed him up perfectly for a strike inside the box, but he fired into the sidenetting.

Before the break, David Turnbull tried his luck with a 25-yard free-kick that forced United keeper Benjamin Siegrist into a good stop down low and Logan Chalmers fired straight at Carson down the other end.

a group of young men playing a game of football: Motherwell's David Turnbull (R) challenges Dundee United's Calum Butcher © SNS Group Motherwell's David Turnbull (R) challenges Dundee United's Calum Butcher

Motherwell were given a warning early in the second half when Calum Butcher powered a header inches wide of the far post from a Peter Pawlett corner.

Ricki Lamie’s cross to the back post fell for Tony Watt on the volley in 50 minutes, but, on the stretch, he could only hook the ball straight at Siegrist.

Two minutes later Motherwell fell behind.

Luke Bolton whipped a ball in across the face of goal and skipper Reynolds popped up to hammer the ball home from close range.

The Steelmen looked for an instant response. Seedorf hung the ball up at the back post for Lamie and when he nodded the ball back across goal, Long’s wayward header flew high and wide.

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Motherwell six points clear of St Mirren. St Mirren's fourth straight defeat . Even finding themselves with a man advantage failed to breath life into Motherwell and it was St Mirren who came close to creating anything that could fairly be described as a chance in the first half.

Motherwell kept their top-six hopes alive iand condemned St Johnstone to a bottom-half finish with 3 goals in the final 20’. Scottish football is famous for passionate and exciting matches featuring top teams like Celtic, Rangers, Aberdeen, Hearts, Hibs and Dundee United .

Stephen Robinson et al. standing in a room: Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson © SNS Group Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson

Long was soon replaced by Jordan White as the hosts looked for some inspiration.

But it wasn't forthcoming and they escaped further punishment in the 83 minutes when Dillion Powers thumping drive cannoned back off the crossbar with Carson beaten.

Jordan White thought he's equalised three minutes from time when he headed home from Jermain Hylton's cross but he was penalised for a push in the build-up.

TEAMS

Motherwell: Carson, Grimshaw, Gallagher, Mugabi, Lamie, O'Hara, Campbell (Robinson 79), Turnbull, Seedorf (Hylton 79), Hastie (Watt 46), Long (White 65).

Subs: Fox, Maguire, Polworth Johnston, Hussain.

Dundee Utd: Siegrist, L Smirh, Connolly, Reynolds, Robson, Butcher, Bolton (C Smith 60), Harkes (Powers 77), Chalmers (Sporle 73), Pawlett, Appere.

Subs: Edwards, Mehmet, Glass, Freeman, Neilson.

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