Aberdeen came from behind to defeat Ross County 2-1 at Pittodrie and close the gap on leaders Celtic to a point.
Michael Gardyne fired the Staggies into an early lead after nine minutes but Ryan Christie restored parity with a superb strike three minutes later.
Kenny McLean put the Dons in front from the penalty spot early in the second half as the Dons bounced back from Wednesday’s 3-0 defeat by Celtic.
The Dons made three changes from the team that started against the Hoops. Andrew Considine, Gary Mackay-Steven and Adam Rooney all made way with Ryan Christie, Scott Wright and Greg Stewart all reinstated.
Ross County manager Owen Coyle made five changes following the 0-0 draw with St Johnstone including a change of goalkeeper with Aaron McCarey replacing Scott Fox, who missed out with a thigh injury. Sean Kelly, Michael Gardyne, Craig Curran and Jamie Lindsay were also given starting berths.
It was the visitors who took the lead in the ninth minute thanks to a poor error from Dons goalkeeper Joe Lewis.
There appeared little danger when Gardyne tried his luck from 30 yards but the usually reliable Dons stopper allowed the ball to squirm underneath him and into the bottom corner.
But Aberdeen’s response was immediate and they levelled three minutes later.
The County defence gave Christie too much space on the edge of the area and the on-loan Celtic midfielder made the most of the space to fire the ball high into the roof of the net beyond McCarey.
The Dons almost went in front soon after with Kenny McLean fizzing an effort just wide.
Lewis helped atone for his earlier error in the 21st minute when he saved smartly at the feet of Craig Curran. The County pressure continued six minutes later when Gardyne’s shot on the turn was well saved.
Aberdeen should have taken the lead three minutes before the break when Wright’s cross fell perfectly for Christie who fluffed his lines from six yards out.
The Dons were awarded a penalty six minutes into the second half when Lindsay was penalised for a pulling the onrushing Graeme Shinnie.
McLean, who announced last week he would not be extending his contract beyond this season, slotted home from the spot.
Christie went close to a spectacular third for the hosts with a stunning strike that bounced back off the crossbar.
Aberdeen substitutes Nicky Maynard and Adam Rooney almost combined for the elusive third goal but the latter was unable to tap home as County began taking risks in pursuit of an equaliser.