The Dundee boss was all proud of his player after witnessing his “ridiculous” goal against their opponent.
Dundee United manager, Mickey Mellon, hailed the performance of Lawrence Shankland against St. Johnstone after he was able to earn his side a point with a 50 yards out goal. The game eventually ended with two goals for each side.
“It was a special goal. Lawrence doesn’t look up. He just knows where the goal is. He struck it so cleanly. It’s like a golfer striking a drive. It was that kind of noise,” said Mellon.
“It was so straight and so true that you think to yourself that’s got a chance of going in.”
“It was a ridiculous moment to see it hit the back of the net.”
“I’m pleased I’ve seen it. I don’t know how you measure great goals but this one was certainly fantastic. Everyone should be celebrating what was a fantastic moment.”
“But we’re disappointed when you think that you need to score three goals to win a game. We’re disappointed with the defending for both St Johnstone goals.”
The first goal of the game started with Dundee’s Louis Appere to be followed by a goal from Saints striker, Guy Melamed. Chris Kane later scored the second goal for Saints before Shankland equalized the result with his goal.
Saints boss, Callum Davidson, who believes they could have won the game, talked about their draw and Melamed saying: “This has been the story of our season but I would be more worried if we were not creating the chances.”
“It was great for Guy to get on the scoresheet as he has waited a long time. It has taken him a while to get up to speed with the Scottish game without any reserve football.”
“For me this was a reward for how hard he has worked over the past two or three weeks. He is a clever player who wants to succeed so hopefully he can push on from this.”