McCall: United deserved a point

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Stuart McCall hailed Motherwell's 'grit' in the second half
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Stuart McCall hailed Motherwell's 'grit' in the second half

Stuart McCall was full of praise for the Motherwell defence after a stubborn second-half display earned the Steelmen a 2-1 victory over Dundee United at Tannadice.

Michael Higdon and Chris Humphrey set Motherwell on their way before Jon Daly pulled one back for the Terrors.

"I think they'll probably feel a bit hard done to and that they deserved a point, similar to how we felt following the game they won at Fir Park," said McCall. "The second half we had to show a bit of grit and dig deep, we knew that we would have to defend well to get anything and with a young defence we did fantastically to get the win."

He added: "It was a great bit of vision from Henrik (Ojamaa) to pick out Chris (Humphrey) and he took a good touch before producing a fantastic finish - it was a goal worth of winning any game."

Peter Houston insists his side must stop giving the opposition a head start if they are to climb the table.

United have now conceded the first goal in their last four league encounters.

"It's beyond a joke, that's four of the last five games in a row that we've fallen 2-0 behind and you aren't always going to be able to fightback," said Houston.

"I don't know why we need to wait until we are 2-0 down to start putting tackles in - it's very frustrating.

"We got the goal back before the break and that gave us a lift, I honestly believe we deserved to take something from the game and dominated the second half.

"I can't fault the players effort or commitment, but you can't give teams two goals of a start."

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