Dundee United 6 Dundee 2

In the lunchtime kick-off in the Scottish Premiership, the Dundee derby turned into a goalfest. Eight goals in total, but United proved to be far superior to their neighbours netting six times against their keen city rivals at Tannadice. The result was slightly flattering on the home side, as Dundee played a full part in the afternoon’s entertainment and could have scored more goals themselves.


The goals rattled in from the start, with United ahead inside the first minute as Chris Erskine's strike went in off his team-mate Stuart Armstrong to wrong foot the reserve keeper for the Dark Blues, Arvid Schenk. Kyle Letheren had injured his thigh in the warm-up forcing the change of personnel. 

The away side levelled when Greg Stewart showed his free-kick expertise with a brilliant goal, but United edged back ahead when they scored a superb goal of their own from Gary Mackay-Steven from open-play. Goals continued to flow before the interval as Erskine and Mackay-Steven added to their individual tallies on the day to leave United 4-1 ahead at half -time.

The rampant home side continued their scoring rampage after the break, with Jaroslaw Fojut and Charlie Telfer on the scoresheet for them. Dundee got a consolation goal through Luka Tankulic late on, but bragging rights remained firmly with United on this occasion. 

Elsewhere in the league, Partick Thistle's match with Celtic was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch, allowing Aberdeen to go top of the table after beating St Johnstone 2-0 with goals from David Goodwillie and Cammy Smith. Goodwillie's acrobatic overhead kick in the 6th minute set the Dons on the road to victory, with Smith confirming the victory in the final minutes deep into injury time, as Aberdeen claimed a sixth straight victory in the league. 

Celtic were demoted to second as a result of Aberdeen's victory and their non-action on the day, with Dundee United in third after their amazing result. Celtic now have a game in hand so would expect to return to the top spot soon, but for now the Dons look down proudly on the rest of the teams in Scotland. 

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