Motherwell manager Stuart McCall wrote off his team's title chances as they stood at the top of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League.
The Steelmen came from behind to beat Dundee 2-1 at Dens Park thanks to a late Michael Higdon double. They had gone into the match knowing they could move four points clear of champions Celtic after the Hoops lost 2-1 to St Johnstone in the lunchtime kick-off.
But McCall, whose side are one point ahead of Hibernian, said: "The top-of-the-league stuff is irrelevant to me. It is about amassing points at this stage. It's nice for the players and their families to look and see they are top of the league but I think we all know where the title is going to end up come the end of the season so there is no excitement in that part of it."
McCall praised his players for their spirited second-half showing after a lacklustre first period left them trailing to a Colin Nish header.
He added: "We said at half-time we still believed that we could go on and win the game if we just upped the tempo. I don't want to make excuses but the grass was a little long and sticky. We have a few boys in the team that like to dribble with it so it didn't really suit them.
"We were mindful of Dundee getting a great result at Tynecastle, going 1-0 up early on and sitting in and defending the lead.
"They defended well in the first half but I just felt that if our creative players could come to the fore then we could come back and win the game and thankfully we did that."
Dundee manager Barry Smith was hugely frustrated after seeing his side throw away the lead. The result leaves the Dark Blues at the foot of the table and still chasing a first win at home in the SPL this season.
Smith said: "In the first half I thought we played very well and we were probably the more dominant team. It is another harsh lesson for us. If you lose concentration for a split second then you get punished at this level. We need to start learning quickly that we can't afford to have lapses like this. We are six games into the season and still making the same mistakes."
But Smith said the performance of debutant Mark Kerr was one of the positives he could take from the match. He added: "He has not played a full 90 minutes for a while but I thought he played well. He was lacking a bit of match fitness but once he gets that he will be a good addition to our side."