3 talking points as Dundee verge on relegation but St Mirren secure Premiership status

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St Mirren secured Scottish Premiership status with a 2-0 win that puts Dundee on the brink of relegation.

Alex Greive and Curtis Main scored the most important goals as Mark McGhee’s side suffered another defeat and were only spared by Livingston who picked up a final point against St Johnstone.

But Perth’s men only need one more point to send the Dee to second place.

The Saints, who received a double whammy this week with the news that loan pair Connor Ronan and Jordan Jones have returned to their respective clubs after injuries, came into the game following that crucial win over St Johnstone on Last weekend.

The first goal took just four minutes to arrive for the hosts and it arrived in a rather bizarre fashion.

Dundee skipper Charlie Adam played a chipped ball into his own box and Greive was only too happy to accept the gift to put the Buddies ahead.

Paisley’s side were dominant in the first half, Main forcing a superb save from Harry Sharp.

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Greg Kiltie would also be close to adding to his Perth winner before Conor McCarthy nodded from a corner.

McGhee’s team closest to a goal in the first half was Adam’s free kick and ensuing rebound, both of which were blocked by the wall.

But it was the visitors who started in the second half, with Jak Alnwick forced into a brilliant save from Ryan Sweeney.

They should have scored from one of the resulting corners but the ball ended up in Alnwick’s grateful arms after a pinball spell.

The Saints then extended their lead when Main hit the top corner, leaving Sharp without a chance after 57 minutes.

This knocked Dundee down and went close to the trap as St Johnstone drew with Livingston.

3 talking points

Dundee all but down

Arriving today Dundee knew that if they lost and St Johnstone beat Livingston they would be relegated to the Scottish Championship.

Their own loss did nothing for their fate which has been all but sealed for a few weeks and was again saved by a late equalizer from Livi, but McGhee is still yet to win a league game since replacing James McPake.

It would now take an incredible turnaround for the Dens Park side to avoid the fall.

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St Mirren will be playing Scottish Premiership football next season after a win knocked them out of St Johnstone, who are now bound for the play-offs.

Greive and Main scored the goals and after successive wins over the bottom two and Robinson can now build for next season in the top flight.

Friends bring it all together

St Mirren are usually good at either keeping clean sheets or scoring, although at times this season they couldn’t do either.

But with clean sheets and three goals in the last two games, there is now more cause for optimism after a rocky start to life after Jim Goodwin.

Are things starting to look up for Stephen Robinson? Only time will tell.