It was a sign of the position Dundee United had put themselves in that they were susceptible to the sort of sucker punch that floored them at Firhill.
OFFICIAL: Arab Lawrence Shankland is Europe’s hottest striker – above Sergio Aguero and Robert Lewandowski
Dundee United's free-scoring frontman Lawrence Shankland is the top goalscorer in Europe.
Dundee United are close to signing goalkeeper Benjamin Siegrist on a new deal.
Dundee players left Dens Park to a chorus of boos on Saturday.
Liam Smith accepts the Dundee United players will have to take the flak that flies their way after losing to Alloa.
Dundee United will romp to the Championship title and back to the Premiership.
Had it not been for Dunfermline’s stoppage time equaliser in Inverness, Saturday afternoon could have been a whole lot worse for Dundee United.
Tannadice Park rocked with over 11,000 fans for Thursday’s match against St Mirren, proving that the play-offs, no matter how flawed, are hugely popular and also that there is a great latent support for a successful Dundee United side.
In Talking Football, our writers Ian Roache, Eric Nicolson and Neil Robertson look at Dundee United's get-out-of-jail win over Arbroath, wonder why Dundee keep losing goals from setpieces and consider St Johnstone's heavy home defeat to Rangers.
What looked like being a good day for Dundee United turned sour as they lost ground on Ross County in the Championship title race.