Dundee United back to sixth after brushing aside hapless Hibernian

Dundee United returned to the top six in the Scottish Premier League with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Hibernian on Sunday.

The Terrors replaced Motherwell in sixth place after Jon Daly, Craig Conway and Johnny Russell did the damage at Tannadice Park.

Daly kicked things off in the 13th minute when he bundled home from close range after David Robertson’s flick-on before Conway doubled the advantage three minutes after the break when he received a neat pass from David Goodwillie before firing under Hibs keeper Graeme Simth.

Russell added a third in the 81st minute when he knocked home to keep Hibs second bottom on the table in what was their fifth league loss in a row and their tenth outing without a win.

Hibs boss Colin Calderwood admitted it was frustrating and was looking to end the poor run when his side meets 10th-placed St Mirren on Wednesday.

"I think it's infuriating for anyone (to watch defending like that). The first goal is well worked but we've got to defend it better and have that extra body in the box. We certainly can't leave a centre-forward scot-free,” he said.

"There's no end point to it, there's nothing to say it will definitely end then.

"It can happen in every game but we can obviously address it and we'll have to.

"Wednesday is a big one now. It always was going to be a big one.

"We know what we've got to do within the dressing room but we're going to ask for something that is different from the fans.

"And it's going to be a loyalty that is above and beyond what they did today, which was terrific support and that is hard to keep reproducing when the results and some of the performances are what they have been.

"When does it reach crisis point? That's something you don't think about, you don't think about those points or look at it in that way, because you're looking at the next game. That's for reflection and debriefing at the end of the season.

"But we will get it right."

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