Verdict: Second spot still possible for Dundee United after they beat Falkirk 1-0

Willo Flood high-fives scorer Thomas Mikkelsen after the Dane put United ahead.

Dundee United may just be hitting form at the right time.

The Tangerines secured a 1-0 victory against Falkirk at Tannadice to make it back-to-back wins for the first time since December 23.

It was also the second time in just a few days that they scored early then saw the match out, not exactly with ease but reasonably comfortably.

They beat new champions St Mirren on Tuesday and now also the Bairns, thereby enjoying a semblance of revenge for the 6-1 hammering they took back in January.

United, who brought in Jamie Robson and Scott McDonald for the injured Mark Durnan and banned Sam Stanton, took the lead on seven minutes.

A defensive blunder from Bairns defender Jordan McGhee saw him get caught in possession by Willo Flood on the right. The Tannadice skipper raced forward then cross over to Thomas Mikkelsen, who side-footed into the net from two yards.

There was no further scoring but that meant they notched up another clean sheet and, most important of all, three points.

They stay fourth on goal difference behind Dunfermline and are now only four points behind Livingston in second spot.

They now go up to Brechin this Tuesday knowing that a third straight victory will push them three clear of the Pars.

Encouragingly, they are showing some bite and backbone so there is still life in the Tannadice men yet.