St Mirren end run in style

Dundee United's hopes of stretching their unbeaten run in the Scottish Premiership to seven games came to a halt as they lost 4-1 to St Mirren.

Last Updated: 26/12/13 at 18:12 Post Comment

Steven Thompson: St Mirren striker celebrates his first goal against Dundee Unit

Steven Thompson: St Mirren striker celebrates his first goal against Dundee Unit

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Steven Thompson, John McGinn and Jason Naismith were all on target for the home team while United, who had Keith Watson dismissed, replied with a Nadir Ciftci goal.

Thompson opened the scoring on 12 minutes as he controlled a knock down from Conor Newton before turning to dispatch a low drive into the corner.

McGinn (35) doubled the advantage for St Mirren when he pounced on Gavin Gunning's slip to tuck the ball past keeper Radoslaw Cierzniak.

But United responded a minute later as Ciftci latched onto a weighted pass from Ryan Gauld to score, despite the combined efforts of Marian Kello, Darren McGregor and Marc McAusland.

United pressed for an equaliser and Marian Kello brilliantly denied John Rankin, who fired in from distance, before Gary Mackay-Steven was also thwarted by the Buddies keeper who saved his attempted lob.

Watson was dismissal with 20 minutes remaining for a reckless challenge on Sean Kelly and 60 seconds later Naismith nipped in at the back post to slide the ball past Cierzniak.

Thompson completed his brace and the scoring with a late drive past the keeper to seal end St Mirren's four-game winless run in the league.

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Scottish Premiership

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Aberdeen 0 0 0
2 Celtic 0 0 0
3 Dundee 0 0 0
4 Dundee Utd 0 0 0
5 Hamilton 0 0 0
6 Inverness 0 0 0
7 Kilmarnock 0 0 0
8 Motherwell 0 0 0
9 Partick 0 0 0
10 Ross Co 0 0 0
11 St J'stone 0 0 0
12 St Mirren 0 0 0

Updated Thu, 26 Jun 2014

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