Dundee United take local bragging rights after penalty win over Dundee
Dundee United have won the Dundee derby on penalties to finish top of Group C in the Scottish League Cup.
Both teams progress to the round of 16 with Dundee going through as one of the four best group runners-up.
Goals from Paul McMullan and Mark O’Hara saw the match finish 1-1 after 90 minutes but United won the bonus point with a 4-3 shootout win.
After a nervous opening 30 minutes from both teams, the match shot into life when O’Hara forced Harry Lewis into a diving save from a header.
Billy King nearly gave United the lead two minutes later but his shot hit the post. Scott Bain then kept out a King free kick.
United took the lead just before half time when Sam Stanton found Paul McMullan who finished from close range.
Sofien Moussa had an equaliser ruled out in the 55th minute for offside but Dundee did find an equaliser four minutes later.
Scott Allan’s low cross found O’Hara who turned the ball into the net.
Roarie Deacon nearly gave Dundee the lead shortly after but his shot was saved by Lewis, and the United goalkeeper was called into action again to keep out Kevin Holt’s effort.
Dundee were desperate to take all three points and had a penalty appeal turned down in the 81st minute. Moussa collided with William Edjenguele inside the United box but the referee waved the appeals away.
Deacon was again denied by Lewis in injury time before the post came to the rescue to keep out Jack Hendry’s free kick.
Misses from Faissal El Bakhtaoui and Deacon in the shoot-out saw United take the bonus point.