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Dundee 2 – 2 St Mirren


Dundee, at ten, came back twice from behind to secure a share of the booty in a 2-2 draw against St Mirren in a thrilling Scottish Premiership opener at Dens Park.

The Buddies took an early lead thanks to Eamonn Brophy, with the home side equalizing just before the break with a home goal from St Mirren skipper Joe Shaughnessy.

The visitors took the lead again with a Jamie McGrath penalty before Jason Cummings again equaled the hosts on time.

Dundee’s Max Anderson saw red with 20 minutes remaining but – despite their power play – Paisley’s side couldn’t find a winner.

The Dark Blues had the first chance of the game with just seconds on the clock as Anderson swung a cross from the right, but Paul McGowan’s shot was half blocked and went off for a corner.

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Eamonn Brophy celebrates after putting St Mirren in front

Instead, it was the Buddies who made the breakthrough in the fourth minute, with Brophy reacting the fastest to a shot from Curtis Main to clinically pierce a shot past Dundee goalkeeper Adam Legzdins just inside the box. .

The home side were then forced into an early substitution 13 minutes later with forward Danny Mullen having to be taken on a stretcher after an awkward fall and he was replaced by Cummings.

St Mirren had a chance to extend his lead when Dundee’s defense was opened once more, but this time Legzdins made a close-range save to deny Main.

Shortly thereafter, Cummings had his own chance, but Buddies goaltender Jak Alnwick dived full length to his right to put the ball to safety.

The Dark Blues finally equalized on the stroke of halftime with Paul McMullan taking a left corner with the hapless Shaughnessy heading towards his own net.

However, St Mirren regained the advantage, nine minutes after the break.

Dundee 2 – 2 St Mirren
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Jamie McGrath celebrates with Charles Dunne reestablishing St Mirren’s lead

The Buddies’ Jay Henderson fell into the box under a challenge from Cummings with referee Craig Napier pointing the penalty spot.

The official then had to step in as the enraged Dundee forward took on Henderson and – once the dust settled – McGrath stepped in to calm the kick over Legzdins.

However, Cummings responded six minutes later, sweeping home a stunning low center from Jordan Marshall’s left to level the Dark Blues once again.

The home side were then reduced to 10 men in the 69th minute when Anderson shot Brophy down as he was moving away from inside his own half.

However, Dundee held on to save a point.

And after?

Dundee now goes to Celtic at 3 p.m. on Sunday August 8 in the Scottish Premiership, while St Mirren hosts Hearts at 3 p.m. on Saturday August 7.





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