Dundee United manager Craig Levein claimed his side should have kicked on and won Thursday's 1-1 draw with European rivals Aberdeen.
David Goodwillie equalised Lee Miller's opener for the visitors as the Terrors ended the first half on top.
However, they were unable to push on after the interval and missed out on the chance to leapfrog Hearts - who were beaten on the night by Hibs - into third place in the table.
"With Hearts losing I see it as two points dropped," said Levein.
"It's a home match and at half time I felt very, very confident.
"We were shooting down the hill towards our own supporters and with the way we played in the first half I thought we would go on to win the game."