Aberdeen ended their lengthy look forward to a Scottish Premiership away win by beating
Dundee United 3-1 at Tannadice.
It was Jim Goodwin’s first recreation accountable for the Tangerines after his appointment on Thursday, simply weeks after he was dismissed by Aberdeen.
The early indicators have been promising for the brand new supervisor as the house aspect bossed proceedings within the first half however Duk gave the Dons the lead after the break.
The hosts equalised by Jamie McGrath’s penalty however Aberdeen responded with objectives from Ross McCrorie and sub Marley Watkins, sealing their first victory on the highway since October 22.
As a outcome, Aberdeen are as much as fifth within the desk whereas United have now misplaced seven video games in a row and stay rooted to the underside.
The dwelling aspect have been first to threaten in simply the second minute when Steven Fletcher discovered himself with a transparent sight of aim however his effort was despatched huge by Dons goalkeeper Jay Gorter.
The Tangerines have been on high and so they had one other alternative within the twentieth minute when McGrath’s nook from the precise discovered Ryan Edwards however the defender’s header was clawed away by Gorter.
Fletcher had one other alternative within the thirty seventh minute when he was performed by on aim however the Aberdeen keeper got here racing out of his field to clear the hazard.
The Dons had a half likelihood of their very own however Bojan Miovski failed to regulate the ball in entrance of aim, with the guests’ disappointing half summed up in stoppage-time when Leighton Clarkson’s 22-yard free-kick cannoned off the United
The hosts picked up the place they left off firstly of the second half, with Aziz Behich swinging a harmful cross in from the left however Fletcher might solely direct his highly effective header straight at Gorter.
The impasse was lastly damaged within the 56th minute by Aberdeen. Duk blocked an Edwards’ clearance after which raced down the left previous the defender earlier than slicing inside and producing a chic backheel end on the run.
However, United equalised within the 73rd minute after substitute Sadat Anaku was upended simply contained in the Dons field by Jack MacKenzie. Referee John Beaton pointed to the spot and McGrath made no mistake, firing previous Gorter.
The Dons regained the lead within the eightieth minute when Clarkson despatched an excellent ball in from the left and McCrorie shot low previous United keeper Mark Birighitti.
Aberdeen’s tails have been up and so they made certain of the win 4 minutes later when Watkins despatched a low curling shot into the again of the web.
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Dundee United’s subsequent Scottish Premiership match is at dwelling to St Mirren on 18 March, Aberdeen host Hearts on the identical day.
Both video games kick-off at 3pm.