Aberdeen were held to a 1-1 draw by St Johnstone at Pittodrie on their return to Premiership duty after the international break.
Ryan Hedges’ goal had given Aberdeen the lead but Michael O’Halloran equalised for Saints before the break in what was a frustrating afternoon for the Dons.
Dons boss Derek McInnes named an unchanged side following the 3-0 win against Ross County before the international break while Stevie May made his return to Pittodrie after making the starting 11.
Following a subdued start Sam Cosgrove almost gave his side the lead with his first chance but his header came back off the post and Saints scrambled the ball clear.
Saints were powerless to prevent the Dons from breaking the deadlock when the next chance came as Ryan Hedges turned in the box before firing past Zander Clark in the visiting goal to give Aberdeen the lead.
Aberdeen were on top and put Saints under pressure as they pushed for a second but the visitors stung the home side by drawing level just before the interval.
Michael O’Halloran got the goal with a low effort from the edge of the box which Dons captain Jow Lewis got a hand to but could not keep out.
Murray Davidson went close for Saints twice at the start of the second half before the visitors were awarded a penalty, only following an Andy Considine challenge on Matty Kennedy, only for referee Steven McLean to reverse his decision after consulting his assistant.
Aberdeen huffed and puffed in the second half but the late surge never materialised leaving them with a share of the spoils.