Shankland shines as Dundee United defeat Inverness



Posted Sunday, November 03, 2019 by PA

Shankland shines as Dundee United defeat Inverness

Dundee United remain three points clear at the top of the Ladbrokes Championship after a decisive 3-0 defeat of Inverness.

The Terrors claimed the lead in the 20th minute when Lawrence Shankland found Paul McMullan positioned just wide of the box.

McMullan then fired a cross towards the goal, with the ball inadvertently deflected into the back of the net after a failed clearance from Inverness’ Shaun Rooney.

Nicky Clark doubled the lead for Dundee in the 72nd minute, connecting with a Calum Butcher cross and putting the ball away from close range.

Minutes later Liam Smith was taken down in the box, handing the leaders a chance to put the game to bed as a penalty was awarded.

Shankland stepped forward and duly converted the opportunity, sealing a 3-0 victory for Robbie Neilson’s side.

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