Dundee United 3-1 Motherwell
Tannadice Park, Att: 7029
In the Friday night game at Tannadice, United had the early pressure as after 4 minutes Keith Watson's cross found Jon Rankin at the back post who's shot was just wide. The scoring opened after 21 minutes when Shaun Hutchinson's pass back was soft and gave Ryan Dow a one-on-one which he converted to give United a 1-0 lead. Ten minutes later, Motherwell almost equalised as Lasley's free kick found Jon Sutton who headed it on to Vigurs whose shot was saved by Radoslav Cierzniak. Five minutes from halftime Ryan Dow's pass was collected by Stuart Armstrong on the penalty spot, his shot was deflected to Nadir Ciftci who could not capitalize on the chance and his shot was blocked for a corner. Dow's corner found Ciftci's head and his header was guided in by Gavin Gunning. At the start of the second half United were awarded a fee kick 30 yards out. From the free kick Gavin Gunning scored straight from it to give United an unassailable 3-0 lead. 56 minutes in, Motherwell were awarded a penalty as Nadir Ciftci seemed to handle the ball in the box, Jon Sutton scored. Motherwell could not get back into the game in a very scrappy second half as their lead over Dundee United was cut to six points.