UK time is: 19:01:42
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

We let fans down - Houston

Peter Houston says his Dundee United side effectively failed to turn up for their Scottish Cup quarter-final replay at Motherwell.

The current holders went down to a 3-0 defeat as the hosts booked a semi-final with St Johnstone after goals from Jamie Murphy, Chris Humphrey and Francis Jeffers at Fir Park.

"We had our second shot on goal in the 89th minute. We were second to every ball and the hungrier side won," Houston told BBC Scotland. "It was a poor performance and we've let a lot of fans down.

"They were hungrier, sharper, quicker to the ball and we stood off people," he continued. "Motherwell got in our faces and, in cup ties, you have to do that. On a surface like this you've got to use the ball and it's not the type of surface to be tippy-tappy.

"They played it like a cup tie and thoroughly deserved to go through: good luck to them."

Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Vital Arabs Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday March 31 2011

Time: 5:26PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Dundee United Articles

McNamara focuses on game (Thursday October 23 2014)

Duo unavailable for selection (Thursday October 23 2014)

United pair under investigation (Thursday October 23 2014)

Boss wants to remove fear (Thursday October 23 2014)

Tangerines to reinvest (Thursday October 23 2014)

Follow trio's example (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Striker told to stick with it (Monday October 20 2014)

We can do better - McNamara (Saturday October 18 2014)

Late penalty secures win (Saturday October 18 2014)

Stats: Dundee United v Partick Thistle (Saturday October 18 2014)

Archived Dundee United Articles

List All Vital Arabs Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Breaking League News

McGregor Content With Second Year Option
Rangers : 24/10/2014 17:26:00
Two Games Moved For TV
Rangers : 24/10/2014 17:21:00
Manager Delighted With Squad Depth
Rangers : 24/10/2014 17:18:00
McCoist Delighted With Win
Rangers : 24/10/2014 17:12:00
Deila pleased for striker
Celtic : 23/10/2014 23:59:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Would Sunderland be a bad career move for John Souttar?
Suggested By:  Vital Arabs
Yes 81%
No 19%