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Dundee United 3- 2 St Mirren: Late goal sinks Saints

St Mirren manager Jack Ross was left nursing a sense of injustice as he watched his team’s impressive unbeaten run ended in the most controversial of circumstances.

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Cammy Bell foiled Ayr. Picture: Michael Gillen

Ayr United 0 - 0 Dundee United: Ray McKinnon’s men miss out

Dundee United missed the chance to leapfrog Falkirk into second place as their poor away form continued. Ray McKinnon’s men wasted good chances and were hanging on the ropes as Ayr threw everything into attack but were foiled by Cammy Bell.

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Dundee United's Tony Andreu has been excellent all season. Picture: SNS

The 10 Scottish Championship player of the year hopefuls

Award season is firmly heating up with player and young player of the year nominations likely to be announced within the next couple of weeks.

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Thomas Mikkelsen scored Dundee United's winner against Dunfermline. Picture: SNS.

Dundee United 1 - 0 Dunfermline: Mikkelsen goal sinks Pars

Thomas Mikkelsen, the 
Danish striker, fired Dundee
United to within a point of second-top Falkirk with a vital winner to sink Dunfermline at Tannadice last night.

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Dundee Uniteds Jamie Robson slides in on Falkirk striker Nathan Austin.  Picture Michael Gillen

Dundee United 1 - 1 Falkirk: Bairns battle back

Peter Houston, the Falkirk manager, refused to accept their dreary display before taking some consolation from the fact they remain in the ascendancy for that crucial second-top play-off spot. The Championship’s second-placed club were forced to battle back from 1-0 down at Tannadice as Luke Leahy’s late header cancelled out Simon Murray’s opener for the hosts.

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The Livi Lions were too obvious to make the list. Picture: SNS

Quiz: How well do you know Scottish football nicknames?

Take over quiz and see if you can match the club with their official nickname, according to the SPFL website.

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Rumour Mill: Hutchison regrets Rangers snub | Celtic want ‘Romanian Lampard’ | Cathro defends spitting star

Former Scottish international Don Hutchison has revealed that his biggest regret in football was failing to join Rangers, Celtic are in talks to sign Ovidiu Popescu, and Ian Cathro defends midfielder Sam Nicholson after the Hearts player was sent off for spitting at an official.

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Inverness CT's Josh Meekings (right) handles Leigh Griffiths' headed effort in a 2015 Scottish Cup semi-final. Picture: SNS

5 Scottish football decisions video refereeing would’ve changed

With technology aiding referee Felix Swayer to make the correct decision on two separate occasions in an international friendly between Spain and France last week, it has become clear that video assistance in football matches is transitioning from a discussion into a succinct reality.

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Stephen Thompson is under fire, with United struggling to get back to the top flight. Picture Michael Gillen

Family fortune sacrificed to save Dundee United

There are Dundee United supporters who would present chairman and owner Stephen Thompson as a man sacrificing their club’s future. They do so disgruntled by the odds lengthening on the Tannadice side escaping the Championship this season – along with the number of loans required to keep the finances stable.

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Chairman Stephen Thompson celebrates 
 Dundee United's Irn Bru Cup win with manager Ray McKinnon, left. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS

Even silver linings have clouds for Thompson at United now

It is not unusual for the person in charge of a football club to meet the press in the immediate aftermath of silverware success. Rarely can one in such a position have appeared as embattled as Dundee United chairman and owner Stephen Thompson did yesterday as he sat barely a foot from the Challenge Cup positioned on the Tannadice boardroom table.

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Dundee United's Mark Durnan, centre, celebrates his late winner against Ayr at Tannadice. Picture: SNS Group

Dundee Utd 2-1 Ayr Utd: Durnan winner boosts promotion hopes

Mark Durnan breathed new life into Dundee United’s promotion hopes with a late winner to see off relegation-threatened Ayr United at 
Tannadice last night.

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Jerry Kerr, the man who created Dundee United  and led them to home and away victories over Barcelona. Picture: Hamish Campbell

Jerry Kerr – the Dundee United dreamer deserves to be honoured

‘As a manager, he never swore, never lost his temper, was never rude to anyone. He was respected as a gentleman and there aren’t many managers of the modern game you can say that about.”

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Rumour Mill: Brown could face ban | Oxford want McGinn | Caixinha pleads with Gilmour | Novo gutted

Scott Brown could find himself banned for Scotland’s clash with England, Oxford United are looking to sign Niall McGinn, and Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha has made a late plea for Billy Gilmour to stay at Ibrox.

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Simon Murray hopes the Irn Bru Cup win will revive Dundee United's promotion bid. PictureL: SNS.

Simon Murray wants another Dundee United party

Simon Murray enjoyed a special celebration having helped Dundee United secure silverware – but insists the real party will come if they can clinch promotion.

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Rumour Mill: Chelsea to sign Rangers wonderkid | Mancini wants to manage Celtic | ‘Bring on England’

Chelsea have won the race to sign highly-rated Rangers teenager Billy Gilmour, Italian football great Roberto Mancini says he’d like to manage Celtic one day, and all the reaction as Scotland defeat Slovenia at Hampden.

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Dundee United celebrate after receiving the Irn Bru Challenge Cup. Picture: Getty.

Dundee United and St Mirren eye strong finish after cup final

Nobody is happy losing a cup final, whether it’s the nation’s premier knockout competition or one exclusively for the lower leagues. But for both St Mirren and Dundee United, the bigger picture dwarfed the significance of who emerged victorious from Saturday’s Irn-Bru Cup showdown.

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Rumour Mill: Footballer banned over cup final pitch invasion | Johansson to Rangers? | Ricken charity match

A footballer has been banned from every ground in the UK for his part in the Scottish Cup final pitch invasion, Jonatan Johansson is in contention to be No.3 to Pedro Caixinha at Rangers, and Fernando Ricken’s charity match is hailed as a huge success.

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United's Tony Andreu, Nick Van Der Velden, Frank Van Der Struijk and Luis Zwick with the cup. Picture: Alan Harvey/SNS

Dundee United 2 - 1 St Mirren: Tangerines rise to Challenge

Dundee United showed the kind of resolution and defensive toughness that’s been largely absent from their play in 2017 to capture the club’s first ever Challenge Cup title, eventually bettering St Mirren after surviving a dominant first-half performance from the Championship’s bottom side.

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St Mirren manager Jack Ross and Dundee United boss Ray McKinnon look ahead to Saturday's Irn Bru Cup final. Picture: Craig Williamson/SNS

Steven Thompson shocked by Dundee United’s decline

Former Rangers, Cardiff City, Burnley and Scotland striker Steven Thompson was 15 years into his playing career before he finally signed for boyhood heroes St Mirren, winning the League Cup with them in 2013 before hanging up his boots at the end of last season.

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Craig Barr heads home the opening goal from a Chris Johnston free-kick just after the interval.  Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

Raith Rovers 2 - 1 Dundee United: Rovers rise to challenge

John Hughes used the tough love approach to management in the build up to this game and was rewarded with a gritty, determined display that earned Raith Rovers a second victory in their past three games.

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