No goals at Firhill

Patrick Thistle's return to Scotland's top flight ended with a point as they drew 0-0 with Dundee United.

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Partick's Aaron Muirhead gets the ball away from David Goodwillie

Partick's Aaron Muirhead gets the ball away from David Goodwillie

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There were no goals as top-flight football returned to Firhill following a nine-year absence but no lack of action as Partick Thistle held former manager Jackie McNamara's Dundee United.

Both teams fed off a vibrant atmosphere created by a crowd of 7,822 with both the Jackie Husband stand and the main stand, populated by away fans, filled to capacity, as they threw everything at each other for 90 minutes.

The Scottish Premiership season started at a hectic pace and rarely let up throughout the night with chances and pressure at both ends.

For all their endeavour, Thistle lacked a real cutting edge and composure in the final third but that could come as they settle into the season and they showed enough organisation and passing ability to offer promise.

McNamara would also have been pleased to survive his first return to Maryhill with a point given he handed debuts to Andrew Robertson, Calum Butcher, Nadir Ciftci and former Thistle player Paul Paton while starting young players Ryan Gauld and Ryan Dow.

He will have some regret that Goodwillie did not finish off one of a handful of decent chances to score in his first match since rejoining United on loan from Blackburn, but Thistle did not deserve to lose and finished the match the stronger side.


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