Hearts' Europa League ambitions suffered another setback as they were held to a drab 0-0 draw by Kilmarnock at Rugby Park.
Ian Cathro's team were hoping to apply some pressure to St Johnstone as they prepare for the Ladbrokes Premiership's run-in.
But their toothless display in Ayrshire means the Perth men could open up a seven-point lead in the race for fourth place if they beat Aberdeen on Saturday.
Jambos chairwoman Ann Budge issued a statement in midweek which branded press coverage of Cathro's...
Isma Goncalves scored the only goal of the game to give Hearts a much needed victory and leave Dundee deep in Ladbrokes Premiership relegation trouble.
The former St Mirren player netted from close range in the 13th minute as Ian Cathro's side ended a run of four straight defeats with a 1-0 win.
The hosts had chances to add to their lead but Dundee goalkeeper Scott Bain was in inspired form.
The visitors had opportunities of their own, with Tom Hateley hitting the post and substitute Craig Wight missing...
Joe Shaughnessy's header was enough to give St Johnstone a Ladbrokes Premiership victory over Hearts, enabling the fourth-placed hosts to extend their lead over Ian Cathro's side to five points.
Hearts' woes were not helped by an insipid display and a sending-off for Sam Nicholson, after an assistant referee reported he had been spat at by the substitute.
There was little to account for in a cagey opening period but the encounter burst into life with 18 minutes on the clock. A hanging cross from Brian...
A sensational Scott Sinclair hat trick helped Celtic secure their sixth successive Scottish Premiership title in a commanding 5-0 win over Hearts at Tynecastle.
The league challenge started in Gorgie last August as Brendan Rodgers kicked off with a 2-1 win courtesy of a late debut goal by Sinclair after he had come off the bench.
Star strikers Moussa Dembele and Leigh Griffiths were out injured for the return to Edinburgh but the former Manchester City and Aston Villa forward rendered their absence...