Dundee United supervisor Csaba Laszlo refused to carry again as he publicly criticised his winger Paul McMullan for being despatched off for diving.
In spite of being lowered to 10 males United reinvigorated their promotion bid with a resounding house win over backside aspect Brechin. They’re now inside of 3 issues of Championship leaders St Mirren with a recreation in hand.
But McMullan’s reasonable 57th minute dismissal for going to flooring all too simply which earned him a 2d yellow card left the Tannadice supervisor a ways from inspired.
Scott McDonald sparked issues with a whirlwind opener within the first minute, sooner than Sam Stanton struck in seven mins, and McDonald made certain along with his 2d inside of mins of the restart previous to James Keatings’ penalty.
“It’s an enormous mistake from Paul,” mentioned Laszlo who had noticed McMullan, pictured, select up a tenth-minute warning for a bad on Euan Spark. “He’s an skilled participant who is aware of he’s already been booked. And even though you could have misplaced the ball, you don’t attempt to dive as a result of diving nowadays is without doubt one of the maximum heaviest and very best punishments.
“Historical past has repeated itself. That is the second one time he’s picked up a reserving for diving this season. This certainly brings bother for your self and your team-mates. For those who do that at 1-Zero it may be at very other tale.”
United had been bidding to dance again from their 2-Zero defeat at St Mirren remaining Friday and scored inside of 43 seconds. Billy King launched Jamie Robson whose cut-back used to be inch-perfect for McDonald who unleashed a left-foot shot from 14 yards which beat Brechin keeper Graeme Smith.
The hosts larger their lead mins later. Keatings delivered a artful nook quick for Stanton who made it 2-Zero with a brisk left-foot shot.
Laszlo’s aspect killed the competition after the damage. Keatings connected with McMullan whose go vast discovered change Cammy Ballantyne and his move used to be swept in through McDonald in 49 mins.
The hosts went additional forward in 52 mins when Keatings made it Four-Zero from the spot after Smith had raced off his line to deliver down McDonald
Then, in 57 mins, McMullan used to be ordered off for his 2d reserving having dived as he raced in opposition to the penalty house. Brechin pulled a function again in 65 mins when Tam Scobbie pulled down Sinclair at a nook, and he stepped as much as make it Four-1 from the spot.