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Watch: Airdrieonians vs Dundee United: Scottish Championship – BBC Sport



Dundee United have won the Scottish Championship and an immediate return to the Premiership after a goal-less draw against a dominant Airdrieonians.

United were effectively champions with a six-point lead and superior goal difference to second-placed Raith Rovers with two games left but a point gives Jim Goodwin’s side an unassailable lead.

Hosts Airdrie were the more forceful team in the first half with Lewis McGregor and Gabby McGill testing Jack Walton and Aaron Lyall’s shot superbly touched on to the left-hand post by the goalkeeper.

The pressure continued into the second half with Walton denying Lewis McGregor, Lyall and Josh O’Connor.

Craig Sibbald, Glenn Middleton and substitute Louis Moult were all off target as a tired looking United toiled.

But their mission of promotion is complete after a hard-fought campaign and hitting form at the right time with four wins and two draws from their past six games.

They end their season at home to Partick Thistle next Friday, the match to be broadcast live on BBC Scotland, iPlayer and the BBC Sport website and app.

Airdrie visit Queen’s Park in Friday’s final league fixtures before meeting Thistle in the two-legged Premiership play-off quarter-final and Raith Rovers awaiting in the semi-final.

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