Dundee United manager Robbie Neilson admitted his players were left “devastated” by Ross County’s stoppage-time equaliser.
The Tangerines looked to be holding out for a 1-0 win in Dingwall last night that would have given them renewed hope of clinching the Championship title.
However, in the fourth minute of the six added on at the end of the game by referee Steven McLean, Jamie Lindsay fired home to level Pavol Safranko’s 12th-minute strike for the Tangerines.
Neilson was composed at full-time and chose not to criticise the official.
He did, though, stress that his team were floored by the result.
The United boss said: “The boys are devastated.
“The fans were phenomenal again and came up here in numbers. They will realise the workrate the boys put in and that we deserved to win it.
“If you don’t put the ball into the back of the net then it is always going to be a nervous time at the end.
“That’s football – isn’t it?
“It was similar to Saturday (at home to Queen of the South) when we created a lot of chances but didn’t put the game to bed.
“On Saturday when we were chasing a game we got four minutes and up here they got six minutes from somewhere.
“Steven (McLean) decides what he is doing. Ultimately, he makes the decision on it.
“It is up to us to defend it better.
“I thought we were in total control of the game. We should have scored more.”
Neilson was then asked if the title race was now over.
He replied: “There is still a chance.
“Mathematically, it’s still there but I think if Ross County don’t win the title it will be one of the biggest disasters you will ever see because they are so far ahead.
“But teams in the past have clawed things back and we can only look after ourselves and try to win our remaining games.”