Second-half headers from Pavol Safranko and Craig Curran see the points headed back to Dundee.
Dundee United laboured for much of the first-half but opened the scoring in the second 45 through Safranko’s header from a Fraser Aird delivery on 59 minutes.
Curran made it two on 86 minutes as he flicked a lovely looped header over the Bairns’ goalkeeper Leo Fasan from Yannick Loemba’s cross.
The win sees the Terrors move up to third in the Championship – just two points behind leaders Ayr United.
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