Never mind the title, Dundee United are now struggling to finish second in the Championship after losing an injury-time goal to Livingston.
Dundee boss Neil McCann decided not to pile on the agony after Jack Hamilton’s howler lost his team a game they should have won.
The shiny, new Dundee United got their summer action off to a promising start with this friendly win over Brechin at Glebe Park.
Dundee frontman A-Jay Leitch-Smith admits it has taken him some time to get his head around the split.
Brechin City 0 Dundee United 5: Tangerines take giant step towards play-offs as Scott McDonald makes all difference
Scott McDonald helped transform Dundee United into convincing winners at Glebe Park despite only playing one half of the game.
Dundee United 3 St Johnstone Colts 2: Tangerines storm back to win thanks to Paul McMullan injury-time strike
Paul McMullan scored with almost the last kick of the game as Dundee United stormed back to beat St Johnstone's youngsters.
Dundee United 1 St Mirren 0: Title party cancelled as Billy King secures vital victory for Tangerines
Dundee United stopped St Mirren celebrating clinching the Championship title at Tannadice thanks to a display full of fight.
St Mirren 2 Dundee United 0: Tangerines pay penalty as they slip five points behind Championship leaders
Dundee United will go into 2018 five points adrift of Championship leaders St Mirren following this dismal defeat in Paisley.
Dundee United’s winter of discontent continued with a devastating defeat to Livingston and now they have to pick themselves up off the floor to face Queen of the South.
Football, like comedy, can be all about timing and Dundee certainly had the last laugh at Firhill.