Mark Reynolds returned to haunt Motherwell and earn Micky Mellon his first victory as Dundee United manager.
The United skipper netted his first goal for his club to seal a 1-0 Scottish Premiership victory at Fir Park.
The boyhood Motherwell fan, who also netted for Aberdeen in his home town, converted a Luke Bolton cross in the 52nd minute and played his part in a solid defensive display from the visitors.
Full time: 1-0 United. A sensational second half performance from a United side featuring three Academy graduates saw the three points earned courtesy of Skipper Reynolds first United goal in the 52 minute #DUFClive Get in there! 🧡🖤 pic.twitter.com/AH7XXr425o
— Dundee United FC (@dundeeunitedfc) August 8, 2020
United were missing main goal threat Lawrence Shankland but they collected their fourth point of the season and left below-par Motherwell with zero.
The hosts announced before the game that a player was self-isolating despite testing negative for Covid-19 twice after what was believed to be a false positive result.
Billy McKay’s late winner made it two wins from two for Ross County as they claimed a 1-0 triumph at Hamilton.
Stuart Kettlewell’s men got their top-flight campaign off to the perfect start with a narrow victory over Motherwell on Monday night.
FT HAM 0-1 ROS
Billy Mckay wins the game with his strike just 13 minutes before the end!
2 games, 2 wins!! pic.twitter.com/uMFVEwDhxo
— Ross County FC (@RossCounty) August 8, 2020
And they backed it up at the Foys Stadium, with McKay finally breaking Accies’ stubborn resistance with his 75th-minute strike to put the Staggies joint top of the table.
Kevin Nisbet netted a hat-trick as Hibernian extended their perfect start to the season with a comprehensive 4-1 victory at Livingston.
A double from Nisbet and another from Christian Doidge had Jack Ross’ side three goals ahead by half-time.
Livingston narrowed the gap via a Lyndon Dykes penalty but Nisbet claimed the match ball by rolling in a spot-kick of his own two minutes from time.