Dundee again paid the penalty for missing chances as they lost 1-0 at home to Aberdeen to leave themselves pointless after two league games.
As was the case against St Mirren a week earlier, the Dark Blues created opportunities but ended up empty-handed.
The Dons grabbed what turned out to be the winner with a penalty on 75 minutes.
Gary Mackay-Steven, so often a thorn in the side of the Dens men as a Dundee United player, produced the cool finish to send keeper Jack Hamilton the wrong way.
It was defender Genseric Kusunga who was penalised for handball after Dominic Ball’s header struck him and Mackay-Steven calmly converted to seal the three points.
Dundee need to sharpen up in front of goal, with Sofien Moussa, Jean Mendy, Josh Meekings and even sub Adil Nabi guilty of not converting from decent positions.
The Dark Blues, who were celebrating their 125th anniversary, had changed things about at the back, with Steven Caulker and Cammy Kerr replaced by Kusunga and Nathan Ralph.
As expected, manager Neil McCann kept faith with Hamilton after the keeper’s blunder gifted the Buddies their winner a week ago.
Dundee signing target Sam Jones watched the action from the stand.
The first half was a bit of a tame affair.
The Dons won a barrowload of corners but did nothing with them, while Dundee arguably had the better chances but couldn’t finish.
It was the same story in front of goal for the home team after the break and it was the men in red who were celebrating at the full-time whistle thanks to Mackay-Steven’s penalty.