Vital Football

Latest Dundee United News

Vital SPL Round Up

Vital SPL Round Up

This site is available, if you are interested, see below the article:

Time for our weekly round-up of the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League action. This week we had a reduced card due to the Co-operative Insurance Cup which took place today.

Rangers played their game from this week's card just over a week ago. The Gers beat Kilmarnock 2-0 with goals from Kenny Miller and Stephen Whittaker, while St Mirren.

Only four games were played yesterday, so let's round-up the action.

Aberdeen 2 Dundee United 2

Dundee United travelled to Pittordrie for what used to be known as the New Firm derby. It's very rarely referred to is that these day, with Aberdeen and United's glory days of the eighties well and truly behind them.

Aberdeen manager Mark McGhee is under immense pressure at the moment, and that wouldn't have been helped when Dundee United raced into a two goal lead. Striker Jon Daly (taking a day off from the golf) scored two in the first twenty-four minutes.

Aberdeen however do appear to still have some fighting spirit and clawed back the deficit by the end of the first half. Goals from Diamond after thirty-two minutes, and Paton deep into first half injury time evened the score.

That was to be the end of the scoring though, and after a goalless second half, the game ended 2-2. Aberdeen now find themselves nine points behind sixth place, but do have a game in hand. Dundee United meanwhile half lost ground on second placed Celtic and are now eight points behind.

Celtic 3 St Johnstone 0

A routine win for Tony Mowbray's side who now find themselves ten points behind Rangers, and still well out of the running as it stands.

Young defender Josh Thompson opened the scoring in the sixteenth minute. Celtic were always comfortable but didn't find the second goal until the sixty-seventh minute. It was on form Robbie Keane who fired home a penalty to take his tally to nine since his arrival in January.

Greek international Georgios Samaras sealed the win with the third goal, three minutes from the end of time. Celtic are still hoping for a miracle, but this win at least keeps them going in the right direction. St Johnstone are now six points from the top six, but have two games in hand. They are well clear of the relegation battle though.

Hamilton 2 Falkirk 2

Another four goal thriller this weekend, this time in the relegation dog fight between Hamilton Accies and Falkirk. I would suggest this result suited Hamilton more than it did Falkirk though.

A goal from Scott Arfield in the twenty-sixth minute gave the visitors a first-half lead. All the other goals came in a ten minute spell early in the second half.

Hamilton's Antoine-Curier started the goal rush in the fiftieth minute to make it 1-1. Hamilton were then awarded a penalty in the fifty-eighth and it was converted by Mensing to give Accies the lead. Falkirk however hit back straight away to level the game at 2-2 thanks to a goal from Flynn.

The result keeps Hamilton Accies six points clear of bottom place Falkirk. Falkirk are three points from survival behind St Mirren, who were in League Cup action today.

Hearts 2 Hibernian 1

Last but not least. the small matter of the Edinburgh derby. Hibernian have been the better side this season and have been riding high, but their form had started to slip over the past few weeks.

Hearts had shown some improvement under Jim Jeffries, and it looked good for them as they took a two goal lead by midway through the first half. Goals came from Driver and Glen.

The Hibees battled hard to stay in it though and got a late goal from Derek Riordan to make the last ten minutes of the game nervy for the Jambos. Hearts held out though and got a vital three points in the race for a top six place.

Hibernian have lost more ground in the fight for a Europa League spot but are still very much in the hunt with only two points seperating them, Dundee United and Motherwell. Hearts now see a bit of light between themselves in sixth place and St Johnstone who are six points further back.




So that's the round-up of SPL action for this week. Next week we have a full card again with all six games taking place on the Saturday. The live game is between Hearts and Rangers at Tynecastle with a 1230PM kick-off. The fixtures are as follows:

Aberdeen v St Mirren
Celtic v Kilmarnock
Dundee Utd v Motherwell
Falkirk v Hibernian
Hamilton v St Johnstone
Hearts v Rangers

--------

>Vital Football are currently looking for a site editor for this site.

Have you got an established site that you want to move over to this exciting network to enjoy the automated leagues, results and earning potential of this content managed network? Do you have an active forum that you want hosted for free? Then give us a shout.

Or have you got the passion for your club? Are you over 18? Do you have some experience in writing news and match reports?

If so you could be just what we are looking for!

You don't have to become an editor to have your say, if you have something to get off your chest about your team, just press the Have Your Say 'news suggestion' link in the right hand column and blog away! This is a network by the fans for the fans, so your opinion that counts.

Apply via the advert or by Clicking Here

If you are a football fanatic with a passion for the sport, then VitalNetwork Ltd can provide you with a website that allows you to have your say about the great game.

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Monday March 22 2010
Time: 11:26AM

Best of Vital Scottish Football

Dundee United - No move on striker

Comments

0
He knows his stuff this J Dogg dude. Come on United fans. There must be someone who wants to write about United?
J Dogg
22/03/2010 17:42:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Dundee United Articles

No move on striker

Dundee United weren't expected to move for their former striker David Goodwillie.

United decide against keeper

Dundee United won't be taking up their one-year contract option on goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima.

A New Season - New Rules For Dundee United

With the curtain almost drawn on the 2015/16 campaign, with a handful of Play Off games to go and most looking towards the European Championships in France...

United perfect fit for McKinnon

New manager Ray McKinnon allowed his head to rule his heart before taking over at relegated Dundee United.

Archived Vital Arabs Articles

Vital Arabs articles from

Site Journalists

Malpas
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Ray McKinnon was the right choice as manager?
Suggested By: Vital Arabs
Yes95%
No5%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Celtic 38 26 8 4 86 62
2 Aberdeen 38 22 5 11 71 14
3 Hearts 38 18 11 9 65 19
4 St. Johnstone 38 16 8 14 56 3
5 Motherwell 38 15 5 18 50 -16
6 Ross County 38 14 6 18 48 -6
7 Inverness 38 14 10 14 52 6
8 Dundee 38 11 15 12 48 -4
9 Partick 38 12 10 16 46 -9
10 Hamilton 38 11 10 17 43 -21
11 Kilmarnock 38 9 9 20 36 -23
12 Dundee United 38 8 7 23 28 -25
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Dundee United Results (view all)

Dundee United Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.thhov1
2.Brian J McHardy1