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Tannadice Park (ATT 8,577) 6th April 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: Craig Thomson

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Rory Boulding strike seals top-half finish for Dundee United at Aberdeen's expense

Last Updated: 06/04/13 7:45pm

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Rory Boulding's last-gasp winner sent Dundee United into the top half of the SPL table

Rory Boulding's last-gasp winner sent Dundee United into the top half of the SPL table

Rory Boulding netted a last-gasp winner as Dundee United edged Aberdeen 1-0 at Tannadice to ensure they finish in the top half of the SPL table this season.

With 92 minutes on the clock, Boulding found the bottom left-hand corner of the net from inside the box after latching onto Keith Watson's assist.

The result means Craig Brown ended his 28-month spell as Dons' boss with a disappointing defeat in a match that yielded very few chances.

Brown now moves up stairs at Pittodrie to be replaced by Derek McInnes who will take charge of the club for the remaining five games of the season.

Aberdeen had also kicked off with a chance of finishing above the SPL cut line and, for most of the contest, they edged a poor game in terms of chances.

In a dull first half, Niall McGinn fizzed a free-kick inches wide of a post while, at the other end, Ryan Gauld missed a good chance for the hosts.

Jon Daly ballooned an effort over while home keeper Radoslaw Cierzniak did well at the start of the second half to push away a McGinn header.

The woodwork saved the Dons when a Willo Flood header rebounded off the cross bar before visiting keeper Jamie Langfield denied Daly.

Langfield came to the rescue again moments later with a brilliant double save, first blocking Gauld and then blocking Daly.

McGinn tested Cierzniak who also pushed away Rory Fallon's long-range effort as the visitors chased three points.

But with both sides seemingly heading for a point, up stepped second half substitute Boulding to score his first goal since moving to Tannadice on loan and sneak United into the top six.

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Scottish Premiership

Scottish Premiership
Pos Team P Pts
1 Celtic 33 88
2 Aberdeen 33 63
3 Motherwell 33 60
4 Dundee United 33 54
5 Inverness CT 33 52
6 St Johnstone 33 48
7 Hibernian 33 34
8 Kilmarnock 33 33
9 Ross County 33 31
10 St Mirren 33 31
11 Partick Thistle 33 30
12 Hearts 33 13