Dundee United and St Mirren had to settle for a share of the spoils after a close 1-1 draw at Tannadice.
The hosts took an early lead through striker Steven Fletcher, but St Mirren equalized after half-time thanks to a Mark O’Hara penalty.
United hit the woodwork in stoppage time but were unable to find a winner.
The result leaves the Tangerines rooted at the bottom of the table, but they are now two points behind Ross County, while St Mirren have slipped to seventh.
United got off to a dream start, opening the scoring just after the third minute when Fletcher capitalized on a clearance from St Mirren defender Richard Taylor before blasting the ball up to volley from the edge of the box past the keeper. of the Buddies, Trevor Carson.
The hosts had their backs turned and Aziz Behich tried his luck with a daring 25-yard drive that went just over Carson’s left post.
St Mirren were struggling to recover from going a goal behind so early, failing to put pressure on the home goal.
That finally changed on 24 minutes when Curtis Main found space for himself in the United box, but his shot flew straight past goalkeeper Mark Birighitti, who was easily caught.
That caused a sustained period of pressure for the Buddies, but they were unable to create any clear chances.
Instead it was the hosts who had a chance when Jamie McGrath took a corner from the right with the ball falling to Fletcher, but the former Scotland striker could only send his shot from close range over the crossbar.
The Buddies were the first to threaten after the break on 56 minutes when Greg Kiltie headed in a cross from the right towards O’Hara, but the St Mirren captain’s shot was blocked by Ryan Edwards.
St Mirren had the ball in the back of the net soon after, but Taylor’s header was ruled out for offside, a decision upheld by VAR.
However, St Mirren equalized on 74 minutes. Main went down in the United box under a challenge from Loick Ayina with referee Craig Napier signaling the point and O’Hara stepped up to score the direct penalty up the middle and past Birighitti that was launched
The hosts had a great chance to take the lead once more immediately after, but Behich fired past the far post.
Deep into stoppage time, home substitute Kai Fotheringham had a chance for glory, but his effort hit the post and United had another great opportunity when Carson deflected a shot from Mathew Cudjoe and Ilmari Niskanen finished the rebound off the ball. harrow.
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