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SPL: Dundee United 1 Motherwell 3

Created on 20 Apr., 2013 8:19 AM GMT

Motherwell tightened their grip on a Europa League qualification berth with a 3-1 win away to Dundee United on Friday.

The visitors took control of the game early on at Tannadice Park, where Michael Higdon opened the scoring in the third minute, Henrik Ojamaa doubling the lead five minutes later.

Higdon notched his second and Motherwell's third 10 minutes into the second half, with Jon Daly pulling one back for the hosts on 69 minutes.

Three points gained leaves Motherwell second in the Scottish Premier League's late-season 'Championship' group, six points ahead of Inverness, who visit league-leaders Celtic on Sunday.

Celtic, 12 points clear at the top, are on track to retain their title and seal Champions League qualification, leaving the other teams to battle it out for second and third place, with a route into the Europa League the prize on offer.

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