Sean Higgins came off the bench to grab a late equaliser for Ross County and dent St Johnstone's title hopes.
Peter MacDonald gave the Saints the lead in the sixth minute when he volleyed home a Paul Sheerin corner.
The Perth side should have been further ahead before the break but County's new Italian goalkeeper Matteo Tomei pulled off a fine stop from Jason Scotland.
County gradually got back into the game with a fine second-half performance and Higgins swept home the equaliser.
Ross County: Tomie, Smith, Moore (McKinlay 46), Dowie, Webb, McCulloch (Higgins 56), Gardyne (Scott 61), O'Carroll, Shields, Cowie, Robertson. Subs Not Used: Samson, Gunn.
Booked: McCulloch. Goal: Higgins 73.
St Johnstone: Cuthbert, Lawrie, Stanic, Mensing, McManus, James, McLaren (Morais 65), McInnes, MacDonald (Milne 78), Scotland (Lilley 53), Sheerin. Subs Not Used: Halliwell, Anderson.
Booked: McInnes, Morais. Goal: MacDonald 6.
Ref: M Ritchie