DUNDEE boss Jim McIntyre admitted his team shot themselves in the foot during the 4-2 defeat against Hibs at Dens Park last night.

The Tayside gaffer wasn’t happy with two “goals” from Kenny Miller being ruled out and referee John Beaton’s refusal to award a penalty-kick after Mark Milligan appeared to pull back Ryan McGowan.

But a disappointed McIntyre admitted his team’s defending was not up to his expectations – Genseric Kusunga was bundled off the ball before Florian Kamberi’s opener and his back lot were caught napping as a quick throw allowed Daryl Horgan to set up Marc McNulty to make it 2-1 before the break.

McIntyre – whose team responded by netting through Paul McGowan and Martin Woods – said: “Individual errors have cost us and Hibs have punished us when they got their opportunities.

“We had opportunities as well, but when you gift those type of goals it’s always going to be hard in the match.

SHREDDED…the Dundee defence is caught napping as Marc McNulty nets Hibs’ second goal.

“Hibs are a good side, I thought they were the better side first-half, their wider players caused us more problems than ours did them, because we didn’t move the ball quick enough in the first period.

“But the reaction second-half was excellent, we had a lot of good play, moved it far quicker and a couple of key decisions have not gone our way.

“There’s a stonewall penalty on Ryan McGowan. There’s also the possibility of a red card in there for McNulty – when Ryan hauls him to the ground – with a flick out with the boot. The pictures are conclusive.

“Kenny’s goal is onside, the first one, so there were a few things didn’t go our way.”

Hibs bih shot midfielder Stevie Mallan got his team’s other goal with a long-range effort that foxed keeper Seny Dieng as it swept high into the net.


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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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