Dundee United frontman Nicky Clark is adamant that an encouraging opening night should not be spoiled by the shootout.
Dundee United manager Robbie Neilson laughed off another penalty shootout loss on what was a good opening night for his team.
Hearts 1 Dundee United 1 (Hearts win 5-3 on pens): Tangerines lose another shootout but open season with fine draw at Tynecastle
Dundee United started this season as they ended the last - by losing a penalty shootout.
Dundee manager James McPake has urged his players to press like Andrew Nelson in the new season.
Dundee rounded off their pre-season programme with a fine victory over Blackpool at Dens.