Ross County had to settle for a point as a second half fightback from Dundee earned them a point at Dens Park.
The point was enough to confirm the Staggies’ place in the Premiership next season while Dundee are four points clear of second bottom Hamilton with two games remaining.
Liam Boyce returned to the starting line-up for Ross County while full back Kenny van der Weg dropped to the bench alongside Alex Schalk, who has agreed a one-year extension with the Staggies.
Dundee manager Neil McCann named an unchanged side as he chased a third win in a row.
The Staggies arrived at Dens Park needing a point to be sure of Premiership safety but they needed just four minutes to get off the mark as Boyce slid in to flick Craig Curran’s header past Dundee goalkeeper Scott Bain.
It was no less than the visitors deserved with Michael Gardyne denied by Dundee goalkeeper Scott Bain’s fine save just before the goal and following Boyce’s strike the Staggies should have been 2-0 up when Craig Curran ran through on goal but he fired wide with Bain to beat.
Dundee were in danger of being overrun but they eventually settled into the game and forward Faissal El Bakhtaoui fired straight at Scott Fox in the County goal before shooting wide minutes later.
The home side kept the pressure on County in the second half and their perseverance was eventually rewarded 14 minutes from time when they scored an equaliser.
It came from the penalty spot, awarded after Curran had bundled Cammy Kerr over in the box, and it was captain Darren O’Dea who converted the spot kick, firing the ball high past Fox.