St Mirren 2 – 0 Dundee

The Buddies have extended the gap between them and sixth place to nine points as they squeezed past fellow European hopefuls Dundee.

St. Mirren ST. MIRREN 0 1 DUNDEE Dundee
James Bolton Yellow card 66′
Mikael Mandron Goal 73′
James Bolton Red card 84′
Toyosi Olusanya

(Assist: Scott Tanser)
Goal 90+1′
Scott Tanser Assist 90+1′
90+1′ Yellow card Josh Mulligan

St Mirren knew that a win over Dundee would keep them in 5th place in the league and take them 9 points clear of their nearest rivals.

The game was kicked off 30 minutes late due to traffic problems which delayed Dundee’s arrival in Paisley.

The 1st halt finished 0 – 0 with the best change falling to Dundee’s Owen Beck but a last ditch tackle from Saint’s Kwon and a slip by Beck ended with him shooting wide of the post.

The 2nd halt saw St Mirren pass up a number of chances before scoring their two goals

The 1st goal courtesy of Mandron’s strike from the edge of the box.

The 2nd goal came from a breakaway with Olusayna running clear from the halfway line to slot the ball past Dundee’s Carson. The linesman flagged for offside but thanks to VAR justice was done and the goal was given.

It was a very enjoyable game and leaves Saint’s nine points clear in front of Dundee in fifth place and just a point behind Kilmarnock in 4th Place.

On Sunday, St Mirren play Celtic in Paisley in the Scottish Cup last 16 at 2pm.


Stephen Robinson Post-Dundee reaction:

Full-Time: St Mirren 2-0 Dundee

Attendance: 5,737

St Mirren: Hemming, Bolton, Gogic, Fraser (c), Bwomono, Kwon (Baccus 58), Boyd-Munce, Tanser, Kiltie, Mandron (Olusanya 87), Scott (Jamieson 68, Dunne 87)
Subs Not Used: Urminsky, Taylor, Brown, Flynn, Ayunga

Dundee: Carson, McGhee, Ashcroft (Astley 67), Shaughnessy (c), Dodgson, Beck, Cameron (Bakayoko 77), Boateng (Mulligan 77), McCowan, Mellon (Tiffoney 67), Main (Robinson 59)
Subs Not Used: Sharp, Robertson, Donnelly, Sylla

Referee: Steven McLean
Assistant Referee: Chris Rae
Assistant Referee: Colin Drummond
Fourth Official: George Calder
VAR: Gavin Duncan



Photo: Saints Boyd – Munce attacks the Dundee defence
Photo Credit: Hugh McMIllan / Renfrewshire News


Photo: Saints Boyd – Munce on the end of a heavy tackle from Dundee’s Boateng
Photo Credit: Hugh McMIllan / Renfrewshire News


Photo: Saints Mandron’s shot put Saints 1 – 0 in front
Photo Credit: Hugh McMIllan / Renfrewshire News


Photo: Saints Mandron, Kiltie and Tanser celebrate Mandron’s goal
Photo Credit: Hugh McMIllan / Renfrewshire News


Photo: Dundee’s Curtis Main makes his first return to Paisley since joining Dundee
Photo Credit: Hugh McMIllan / Renfrewshire News


Photo: Dundee’s Ashcroft holds of a tackle from Saints Kiltie
Photo Credit: Hugh McMIllan / Renfrewshire News


Photo: Saints Olusanya runs in on goal to score Saints 2nd goal
Photo Credit: Hugh McMIllan / Renfrewshire News


Photo: Saint’s Celebrate going 2 – 0 in front
Photo Credit: Hugh McMIllan / Renfrewshire News


Photo: The end of the game and St Mirren celebrate their win
Photo Credit: Hugh McMIllan / Renfrewshire News


Photographs by Hugh McMillan / Renfrewshire News 
See more from Hugh at:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/75122977@N05


Scottish Premiership standings as at 07/02/24

# Teams Pl W D L Pts
1 Celtic 25 19 4 2 61
2 Rangers 24 19 1 4 58
3 Heart of Midlothian 25 15 3 7 48
4 Kilmarnock 25 9 9 7 36
5 St. Mirren 25 10 5 10 35
6 Dundee 23 6 8 9 26
7 Hibernian 24 6 8 10 26
8 Motherwell 24 5 10 9 25
9 Aberdeen 23 6 7 10 25
10 St. Johnstone 24 5 9 10 24
11 Ross County 23 4 7 12 19
12 Livingston 25 2 7 16 13

Live and latest table can be found here.

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