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MOTHERWELL. Motherwell defeats Dundee United 1-0 after T. Watt scored just 1 goal (12').

MOTHERWELL. Motherwell defeats Dundee United 1-0 after T. Watt scored just 1 goal (12′). Dundee United lost this match even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (58%).

Motherwell remained in 10 people after B. Maguire received a double yellow card in the 83′. Anyway, Motherwell still managed to win this encounter playing only with 10 players​.

The match was held at the Fir Park Stadium in Motherwell on Tuesday and this began at 7:45 pm local time. The referee was Steven McLean with the help of Ralph Gordon and John McCrossan. The 4th official was Euan Anderson. The weather was rainy. The temperature was cold around 8.6 degrees Celsius or 47.48 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 92%.​

Match Statistics

Dundee United was in firm control of the ball 58% while Motherwell was struggling with a 42% ball possession.

Motherwell was more aggressive with 51 dangerous attacks and 17 shots of which 3 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Motherwell won the match.

Motherwell shot 17 times, 3 on target, 14 off target. On the other side, Dundee United shot 7 times, 2 on target, 5 off target.


Motherwell received 3 yellow cards (B. Maguire, S. Goss and N. McGinley). On the opposite side, Dundee United received 2 yellow cards (F. Hoti and A. Sporle).

B. Maguire (Motherwell) was sent out after receiving a second yellow card (83′).

After this match, Motherwell will have 24 points to stay in the 5th place. On the other side, Dundee United will stay with 25 points to stay in the 4th place.

Match Events

  • 12'

    T. Watt

  • 42'

    N. Clark

    D. Glass

  • 43'

    B. Maguire

  • 57'

    D. Watson

    I. Niskanen

  • 58'

    S. O\'Donnell

    S. Johansen

  • 72'

    F. Hoti

  • 75'

    A. Sporle

    S. McMann

  • 77'

    S. Goss

  • 77'

    N. McGinley

  • 78'

    A. Sporle

  • 83'

    B. Maguire

  • 83'

    J. Carroll

    K. van Veen

  • 88'

    L. Grimshaw

    K. Woolery

Next match

In the upcoming Premiership match, Motherwell will play away against Hibernian on the 4th of December with a 19-15 head to head record in favor of Hibernian (8 draws).

Dundee United will host Celtic on the 5th of December with a 29-3 head to head statistic in favor of Celtic (13 draws).

Motherwell: Formation and Lineups

Motherwell started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

The manager Graham Alexander chose to play with the following team: Liam Kelly (6.7), Bevis Mugabi (6.9), Sondre Solholm Johansen (6.8), Ricki Lamie (7.0), Nathan McGinley (6.8), Callum Slattery (7.4), Barry Maguire (6.2), Sean Goss (7.4), Kaiyne Woolery (7.1), Kevin van Veen (7.1) and Tony Watt (8.1).

Motherwell could not rely on the presence of S. O’Donnell (injured).


Motherwell made 3 changes: S. Johansen for S. O’Donnell (58′), K. van Veen for J. Carroll (83′) and K. Woolery for L. Grimshaw (88′).

Top player: Tony Watt

The player who no doubt impressed Motherwell the most was Tony Watt.

His rating is (8.1) with 1 goal, 22 passes (50% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 8 duels out of 13. He performed 1 cross.

Dundee United: Formation and Lineups

Dundee United started with a mid-fielder-oriented line-up (4-1-4-1).

On the other side, Thomas Courts played with: Benjamin Siegrist (6.6), Kieran Freeman (6.1), Ryan Edwards (6.8), Charlie Mulgrew (7.2), Scott McMann (6.9), Declan Glass (6.3), Peter Pawlett (6.8), Ian Harkes (6.6), Florent Hoti (6.4), Ilmari Niskanen (7.0) and Louis Appéré (6.1).


Dundee United made 3 changes: D. Glass for N. Clark (42′), I. Niskanen for D. Watson (57′) and S. McMann for A. Sporle (75′).

Top player: Charlie Mulgrew

The player who no doubt impressed Dundee United the most was Charlie Mulgrew.

His rating is (7.2) with 50 passes (76% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 8. He performed 5 crosses.



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