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St Mirren Park (ATT 4,245) 30th August 2014 - Kick off 15:00

St Mirren St Mirren vs Dundee United Dundee U


Dundee U 3

C Erskine (47)
J Fojut (69)
B Spittal (86)

Scottish Premiership: Dundee United beat St Mirren 3-0 to stay third

Last Updated: 01/09/14 11:23am

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Chris Erskine (right) celebrates with team-mates after opening the scoring against St Mirren

Chris Erskine (right) celebrates with team-mates after opening the scoring against St Mirren

Goals from Chris Erskine, Jaroslaw Fojut and Blair Spittal gave Dundee United a 3-0 win away at St Mirren in the Scottish Premiership.

The visitors dominated early possession and almost took the lead in the fourth minute when Erskine drew a fine save from Marian Kello.

But that seemed to spring St Mirren into life with John McGinn, Jason Naismith and Ross Caldwell all going close.

Nadir Ciftci had an opportunity to put Dundee United in front just after the half-hour mark but his turn and half volley failed to trouble Kello.

The sides went into the break goalless but a fast start after the interval saw Dundee United take the lead on 47 minutes.

Erskine drilled a shot low and hard from outside the box which beat Kello to the bottom right corner of his net.

St Mirren forced a succession of corners after the goal but neither Jeroen Tesselaar nor Kenny McLean could get them back on level terms.

And they were made to pay for their inability to capitalise when Fojut netted his first goal in a Dundee United shirt when he powered in a close-range header from Gary Mackay-Steven’s cross.

Substitute Spittal sealed the win in the 86th minute when he fired a shot in the top-right corner of the net as Dundee United consolidated third place in the table.

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Scottish Premiership

Scottish Premiership
Pos Team P Pts
1 Celtic 22 51
2 Aberdeen 23 48
3 Inverness CT 23 47
4 Dundee United 23 45
5 Hamilton Academical 24 39
6 St Johnstone 23 33
7 Dundee 24 32
8 Kilmarnock 23 28
9 Partick Thistle 23 25
10 St Mirren 25 18
11 Motherwell 23 17
12 Ross County 22 11