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Dundee United Battle For 1-0 Win

Manager Craig Levein has praised the fitness of his side, after 10-man Dundee United battled their way to a 1-0 victory over Aberdeen.

Youngster David Robertson stole all 3 points from Jimmy Calderwood`s side, with a 90th minute strike.

Noel Hunt pounced on a poor pass-back from defender Andrew Considine, and set-up Robertson from 12-yards, to give Dundee United their 1st win of the season for 8 years.

However, Levein has put the final result down to the hard-shift his players have put in during pre-season training - training which some United players have claimed was the toughest they`ve ever experienced under any manager.

"The sprit the players showed today was fantastic," admitted Levein to the BBC.

"I would have settled for a draw a half time, but we dug in and out fitness is fantastic.

"It needed to be since we were down to 10 men for 50 minutes, which was a difficult situation, especially against the quality of Aberdeen.'

"It was our 1st opening home win in 10 years and we sent the supporters home with smiles on their faces."


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Writer: Arab Jacques Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday August 4 2007

Time: 6:02PM

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At last, an opening day win, we've waited 8 years for another one!
If only Falkirk and Rangers hadnt won more convincingly, otherwise Dundee United might even have ended up top of the SPL tonight!!!
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