Dundee rounded off a positive pre-season with a 2-2 draw against English Premier League side West Ham United at Dens Park.
A diving header from Charlie Adam handed Dundee the lead before Paul McMullan’s great strike after half-time doubled their lead. West Ham United pulled one back through youngster Jamal Baptiste and a Jarrod Bowen penalty brought them level. Both sides made a raft of changes as both experienced and youthful players got minutes.
Declan McDaid’s corner set Dundee up for the first goal. His cross found veteran Adam, who guided the ball past goalkeeper Nathan Trott to put the home side ahead at half-time. West Ham made seven changes at the interval but played experienced Premier League players like Mark Noble, Angelo Ogbonna and Manuel Lanzini in the first 45.
McMullan made it two seven minutes into the second half, controlling a ball from the right superbly before firing into the net. Baptiste scored for West Ham United with a side-footed effort from a corner. They leveled shortly after as Premier League quality showed, Bowen skipping past Ryan Sweeney and being brought down in the box.
He stepped up and fired his penalty past Dundee goalkeeper Adam Legzdins. Dundee beat Leyton Orient 3-0 earlier this week and now head into their Premier Sports Cup opener against Brora Rangers with two good tests against English opposition under their belts.
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