Dundee United 0 Sunderland 2: Story of the match after Trai Hume header and Charlie Mulgrew own goal

Sunderland recorded a 2-0 win over Dundee United in a pre-season friendly at Tannadice Park.

fter a goalless first half, Trai Hume opened the scoring with a header for the Black Cats seven minutes after the interval.

United captain Charlie Mulgrew then scored a spectacular own goal to double Sunderland’s lead ten minutes later.

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Here’s how the game played out:

Trai Hume celebrates after scoring against Dundee United.

RECAP: Dundee United 0 Sunderland 2 (Hume, 52) (Mulgrew, own goal, 62)

Key Events

  • Sunderland XI: Patterson, Hume, Ballard, Wright (Alese, 65), Cirkin, Evans, Neil, Roberts, Pritchard, Dajaku, Stewart (Diamond, 65)
  • Substitutes: Carney, Alese, Batth, O’Nien, Winchester, Matete, Gooch, Embleton, Clarke, Sonha, Diamond, Taylor
  • Dundee United XI: Eriksson, Smith, McMann, Mulgrew, Niskanen, Edwards, Sibbald, Meekison, Harkes, Watt, MacLeod
  • Subs: Adams, Graham, Clark, Chalmers, Glass, Freeman, Mochrie, Cudjoe, Watson, Duffy, Thompson
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52’ GOAL!!! HUME!!!

Not someone you would predict to score the opening goal.

Cirkin’s cross from the left was punched away by the goalkeeper and Hume headed home after venturing forward from right-back.

1-0 Sunderland.

The start to this second half has been frantic after a slow opening 45 minutes.

First, Neil broke into the box again before heading the ball down to Stewart whose flicked effort went wide.

Then Dundee went on the attack and Watt’s effort across goal was cleared over the bar by Ballard.

48’ Chances at both ends

Fast start to the second half.

First, Dundee United created their best chance as a cross from the left was headed over by Smith inside the box.

Then Sunderland had an even better chance as Pritchard crossed from the left of the box and Neil’s header appeared to be heading in.

The effort was palmed away by Eriksson in the hosts’ goal.


No changes at the break.

The players are back out for the second half

First-half verdict from Tannadice Park

Half-Time: Dundee United 0 Sunderland 0

40’ Dundee free-kick cleared

Another half chance for the hosts after Hume committed a foul on the right but the following free-kick was cleared by Sunderland.

Patterson hasn’t had much to do so far.

34’ Best chance so far

That was Sunderland’s best chance so far.

After some patient build-up play, Roberts played an excellent low pass through to Stewart on the right of the box.

The striker’s low shot was smothered by the keeper. Good chance.

We’re having a break in play after Ballard crunched into a challenge with Watt near the centre circle.

The striker is back on his feet now.

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