• FT

    Falkirk

    0

    Aberdeen

    5

  • FT

    Dundee Utd

    4

    Partick

    1

  • FT-PENS

    Hearts

    3 (0)

    Queen of S't

    3 (0)

  • FT

    Livingston

    1

    Motherwell

    2

SCOTTISH COMMUNITIES LEAGUE CUP

Tannadice Park, Scotland

Referee: C Murray | Attendance: 3778

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Dundee United

  • David Goodwillie 33'
  • David Goodwillie 45'
  • Ryan Dow 87'
  • David Goodwillie 90' +1'

4 - 1

FT

Partick Thistle

  • Christie Elliot 89'

Goodwillie hits treble in stroll

A David Goodwillie hat-trick helped Dundee United beat Partick Thistle 4-1 in their Scottish League Cup third-round clash at Tannadice.

The on-loan striker from Blackburn took advantage of a slip by Thistle defender Conrad Balatoni in the 33rd minute to open the scoring with a shot from 10 yards.

Just before the interval Goodwillie grabbed a second with a header from a Mark Wilson corner to stun the visitors who went into the dressing room wondering how they were two down.

Partick came out for the start of the second-half determined to claw their way back into the cup-tie.

The United defence found themselves having to defend for more than they or their fans in the sparse Tannadice crowd would have liked for a period before they asserted themselves to find a third in the 85th minute through substitute Ryan Dow, on for Brian Graham.

Christie Elliott scored a consolation for the visitors in the final minute but Goodwillie was not to be denied the match ball by scoring from a Stuart Armstrong pass as United ran out comfortable winners in the end.

With Celtic knocked out by Championship side Morton on Tuesday night, the Tayside club go into the quarter-final draw at Hampden on Thursday afternoon with as much chance as anyone of going all the way in the competition.

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Scoring Summary

  • Dundee United
  • Partick Thistle

Match Stats

  • Dundee United
  • Partick Thistle
0(0) Shots (on goal) 0(0)
0 Fouls 0
0 Corner kicks 0
0 Offsides 0
0% Time of Possession 0%
0 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
0 Saves 0

Teams

  • Dundee United
  • Partick Thistle
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