Cristian Montano fires Livingston to cut back the victory at Dundee United

Livingston secured his first Premiership cinch win of the season with a 1-0 slender victory over Dundee United in Tannadice.

Cristian Montano scored the one purpose of the match – the primary for the membership – at first of the second half.

It was a disappointing defeat for the hosts, who now need to recuperate their problem for the second leg of the Europa Convention League third qualifying spherical towards AZ Alkmaar within the Netherlands on Thursday.

Earlier than kick-off there was a minute of applause for United’s nice Finn Dossing, who handed away in June.

Livingston created the primary opening of the match within the fifth minute when Joel Nouble threw a ball again from the fitting to Sean Kelly on the sting of the United field, however dragged his low shot to the facet of dwelling goalkeeper Mark Birighitti’s submit.

After that first alternative, either side struggled to carve out additional openings.

Because the half hour approached, there was a glimmer of chance for the hosts as striker Steven Fletcher chased an extended by means of ball however Livi goalkeeper Shamal George stifled the hazard.

Fletcher tried his luck once more with a speculative long-range shot, however his effort flew effectively to the facet.

The Lions then made a promising counterattack from inside their very own half, with Montano finally discovering house on the left however his shot went off course and each groups headed down the tunnel at half-time with the sport nonetheless goalless.

Nevertheless, the stalemate was lastly cleared within the forty ninth minute.

Nouble hit a shot that Birighitti did effectively to dam, however the ball bounced off Nicky Devlin who shot Montano and fired a thunderous 20-yard shot that flew previous the keeper and into the again of the online.

United had an opportunity to reply immediately, however Tony Watt’s shut vary shot was effectively saved by George.

The house facet continued to press for the equalizer, with skipper Ryan Edwards seeing a deflected shot to the facet and Fletcher approaching shortly after.

Watt was then offered with a transparent view of the purpose, however was unable to take care of his low shot from 16 yards on purpose.

Livi may have doubled the lead within the 69th minute when Nouble scored Scott Pittman on purpose, however Birighitti did effectively to place out the hazard along with his toes.

United responded shortly when substitute Mathew Cudjoe scored an outstanding lengthy vary shot which was flipped over the crossbar by George.

Nevertheless, Livi noticed the match out to take all three factors.

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