Dundee United 1
Ayr United 0
League (Championship)


Dundee United 

1 - 0

Ayr United


League (Championship)
Saturday, December 9th, 2023
Tannadice
Attendance: 7,000


Goalscorers
Fotheringham (63'minutes) None.

Team Managers
Unknown. Lee Bullen

Starting Eleven
1 Walton
8 Grimshaw
31 Gallagher
4 Holt
33 McMann
14 Sibbald
23 Docherty
18 Fotheringham
26 Mochrie
15 Middleton
9 Moult
Charlie Albinson .1
Patrick Reading .3
Roy Syla .20
Frankie Musonda .4
Sean McGinty .5
Ben Dempsey .8
Jamie Murphy .15
Aiden McGeady .10
Nick McAllister .17
Anton Dowds .16
Fraser Bryden .30

Bench
5 Denham
6 Graham
13 Newman
16 Tillson
21 Glass
22 Freeman
28 Anim Cudjoe
32 Watt
53 Stirton
Robbie Mutch .31
Finn Ecrepont .21
Elicha Ahui .38
Jack Young .46
Mark McKenzie .22
Jack Senga .23
Ahkeem Rose .9
Franny Amartey .17

Substitutions
23 Docherty for Watt at 64'minutes
26 Mochrie forTillson at 64'minutes
9 Moult for Glass at 80'minutes
Elicha Ahui for Nick McAllister (27)
Jack Young for Roy Syla (70)
Mark McKenzie for Anton Dowds (70)
Franny Amartey for Jamie Murphy (76)
Ahkeem Rose for Fraser Bryden (76)

Cautions
None. Nick McAllister
Elicha Ahui
Jamie Murphy

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Nick Walsh (Referee)





Match Report


Dundee United reclaimed their place at the top of the Scottish Championship with a hard-fought win over Ayr United.

Kai Fotheringham's scrambled second-half effort was enough to return Jim Goodwin's side, who slipped from the summit after Raith Rovers' win on Friday, back above their rivals.

Only a point separates the two, who will meet at Tannadice next Saturday.

Victory was deserved for United, who had an early Louis Moult effort disallowed and had the better of the chances throughout.

Ayr, meanwhile, drop down to seventh place.

Match report written by BBC



Squad Statistics (as at December 9th, 2023)


2023-24 All Time
Age
Charlie Albinson (GK)27 15 - 66 -
Patrick Reading24 20 - 1313
Sean McGinty30 211985
Frankie Musonda25 9 - 392
Roy Syla23 13 - 13 -
Jamie Murphy - 165165
Ben Dempsey24 81619
Nick McAllister22 151612
Aiden McGeady - 10 - 10 -
Fraser Bryden19 174497
Anton Dowds27 9595
Elicha Ahui (sub)19 8 - 8 -
Jack Young (sub) - 13 - 13 -
Mark McKenzie (sub)23 20113410
Ahkeem Rose (sub)25 183183
Franny Amartey (sub)24 181181






League Table (as at December 9th, 2023)


Pld W D L Pts
1. Dundee United 14 10 4 0 34
2. Raith Rovers 14 10 3 1 33
3. Partick Thistle 15 7 4 4 25
4. Dunfermline Athletic 14 6 3 5 21
5. Airdrieonians 15 5 2 8 17
6. ICT 14 4 4 6 16
7. Ayr United 14 4 2 8 14
8. Queen's Park 14 3 4 7 13
9. Arbroath 13 4 0 9 12
10. Morton 13 3 2 8 11