Dundee United put a sluggish first half behind them to make it nine wins on the spin after a 3-0 home victory over third-placed Ayr.
Dundee United put an end to their struggles on the road as they thumped Inverness Caley Thistle 3-0 in the Highlands.
Kane Hemmings ended his goal drought with a devastating double as Dundee blasted past Alloa Athletic.
Dundee cut the gap to the top of the Championship to four points after a hard-fought victory over Alloa Athletic at Dens Park.
Elgin City shocked Dundee with a second-half turnaround in the Tunnock's Caramel Wafer Challenge Cup coming from behind to win 2-1 at Dens Park.
Two Danny Johnson penalties saved Dundee from opening day defeat as James McPake's side drew 2-2 at Dunfermline.
The draw of the newly-rebranded Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer Challenge Cup will see an Angus derby in the first round.
St Mirren 1-1 Dundee Utd: Tangerines remain in the Championship after heart-breaking shootout defeat
Despite playing in a division below, Dundee United earned almost twice what neighbours Dundee recieved from the £9 million payout this week from the SPFL.
A financial expert has warned Dundee to expect a revenue drop of at least £1.5 million in the Championship next season.
Dundee have been under threat of relegation to the Championship for a long time – now years of poor decisions look certain to have cost them their place at the top table.
It was yet more heartache for Dundee as Sam Cosgrove's double won the day for Aberdeen at Dens Park.
The SPFL post-split fixtures has thrown up a potential barn-storming end to the season – with Dundee to face St Mirren in a final day showdown.