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Jim Goodwin hails St Mirren response after loss at Hampden

Thu 28 January 2021 | 8:15

St Mirren boss Jim Goodwin heaped praise on his side for leaving their Betfred Cup semi-final defeat behind to win Dundee United 5-1.

St Mirren

lost 1-0 to

Livingston

at Hampden in the Betfred Cup semi-final but they put the disappointment behind by thrashing

Dundee United

5-1.

A

Jose Shaghnessy

header and two

Jamie McGrath

penalties in the first half gave Dundee United a mountain to climb as St Mirren picked up all three points at Tannadice.

A long-range

Ian Harkes

strike reduced the gap for the United but Saints subs

Dylan Connolly

and

Kristian Dennis

added another two goals to seal a victory for the away side.

Goodwin said

: “It would have been very easy for the players to feel sorry for themselves after Sunday. But credit to them for a great reaction.

“I think the scoreline flattered us a bit but the first goal was massive – and it was a great set-play.

“I don’t think we had anything to prove after Sunday. It was a sickener, there’s no getting away from it. But we refocused and got right back at it in the league.

  “I’m just really pleased for the players and staff because Sunday was so hard to accept. We’ve hopefully given the fans a few goals to cheer at home, as well.”


source: SportMob