Three second half goals helped Caley Thistle record a first away win of the Scottish Premiership season at Motherwell.
Carl Tremarco, Lonsana Doumbouya and Liam Polworth were all on target as the Inverness side ran out comfortable winners over a below-par Motherwell.
Aaron Doran made his first league start in almost a year and a half as Richie Foran made one alteration from the side that drew 1-1 with Kilmarnock with fellow Irishman Jake Mulraney dropping to the bench.
Caley Thistle made a bright start to the first half with Ross Draper and Lonsana Doumbouya both going close early on but the chance of the opening 45 minutes fell to Motherwell’s Louis Moult, who rattled the side-netting from close range.
However it was Caley Thistle who made the breakthrough 11 minutes into the second half when Tremarco slid home a tantalising cross from Brad McKay.
Lonsana Doumbouya fired home a second for the visitors after 71 minutes when he profited from a mix up in the Motherwell defence following an Iain Vigurs corner.
Richie Foran’s side were not finished and Liam Polworth heaped more misery on Mark McGhee’s side with a long range strike that flew past Craig Samson.
Mark McGhee’s Motherwell were booed off the park at the end by the home supporters who had the stomach to stay until to the end.