Vital Football

Latest Dundee United News

Daly hat-trick in derby triumph

Daly hat-trick in derby triumph

Striker Jon Daly struck a hat-trick and it was delight for Dundee United with a 3-0 victory in the first Tayside derby in four years at Dens Park.

Daly headed low past Robert Douglas from a Willo Flood cross to give them an early lead in front of a 10,000-plus attendance - with almost half of them backing the Tangerines.

It continued to be an entertaining spectacle with both sides having further chances. Dundee's John Baird was denied by United's new goalkeeper Radoslaw Cierznik and Declan Gallacher also went close with a header, while Daly, John Rankin, Gary Mackay-Steven and Johnny Russell each threatened in reply.

The hosts were having plenty of early possession after the break with Ryan Conroy chipping narrowly over before goalscorer Daly saw an effort turned behind by Douglas at the other end - until his side struck twice more in the final ten minutes.

First substitute Michael Gardyne sent in Daly to drive home his second of the game and sixty seconds later he claimed a hat-trick when heading in fellow replacement Ryan Dow's cross from the left.

Dundee: Douglas, Irvine, Trialist, O'Donnell (Webster 53), McGregor, Gallacher, Riley, McBride (M. Baird, Davidson, Conroy

subs (unused): Gibson, Benedictus, McIntosh, Reid, Trialist

Dundee United: Cierznik, Watson, Dillon, McLean, Gunning, Flood (Dow 75), Mackay-Steven (Armstrong 53), Ryan (Millar 70), Rankin (Gauld 87), Russell (Gardyne 53), Daly

subs (unused): Banks, Hilson, Barratt

Att: 10,121

Join The Vital Debate



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

Writer:Vital Arabs
Date:Saturday July 14 2012
Time: 11:11PM

Best of Vital Scottish Football

Login to post a comment

Recent Dundee United Articles

Tangerines again on the spot

Dundee United came from behind to defeat League Cup Group C favourites Inverness Caledonian Thistle on penalties at the Caledonian Stadium.

For the second time in three games, United claimed a bonus point with a 4-1 shoot-out victory after a close 1-1 draw in the Highlands.

Scott Boden headed the home side into the lead when Carl Tremarco delivered a long throw helped on by Gary Warren ten minutes before the break.

However, midweek hat-trick hero Simon Murray chased down the

Stats: Inverness CT v Dundee United

All the stats from Inverness CT (1) vs (1) Dundee United, Caledonian Stadium, Sat 23rd Jul 3.00pm Att: 1,839

Team Line-Ups: Inverness CT v Dundee United

Team line-ups for Inverness Caledonian Thistle v Dundee United in Scottish League Cup Group C at the Caledonian Stadium.

United take on seeds

Dundee United face the top seeds in their League Cup group when travelling to Inverness Caledonian Thistle this afternoon.

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
Yes93%
No7%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Aberdeen 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Celtic 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Dundee 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Hamilton 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Hearts 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Inverness 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Kilmarnock 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Motherwell 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Partick 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Rangers 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Ross County 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 St. Johnstone 0 0 0 0 0 0
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Dundee United Results (view all)

Dundee United Fixtures (view all)