Aberdeen ran out comfortable 4-0 winners against a lacklustre Kilmarnock in Derek McInnes’ 100th league match in charge.
Niall McGinn headed the Dons into an early lead before Adam Rooney notched his 50th goal for Aberdeen by finishing off a well-worked move before the break.
Jonny Hayes added the third only 17 minutes of the second half before Shay Logan completed the scoring 10 minutes from time to extend Aberdeen’s unbeaten run to six matches.
The Dons made three changes to the team that defeated Hearts 1-0 with captain Ryan Jack, McGinn and Paul Quinn reinstated for the absent Mark Reynolds and Andrew Considine, while Peter Pawlett dropped to the bench.
The visitors nearly fell behind in the opening minute when Ross Barbour’s pass back to Jamie MacDonald was woefully short but the Kilmarnock goalkeeper raced from his goal to prevent McGinn from breaking the deadlock.
MacDonald was called upon moments later to claw away Quinn’s flick towards goal before former Don Josh Magennis headed wide at the other end in an entertaining start to proceedings.
A goal was coming and it fell the way for Aberdeen with McGinn bravely heading home a delicious Kenny McLean cross after nine minutes.
The Dons could have doubled the advantage only two minutes later but an unmarked McLean hooked over with his weaker right foot after good play from Hayes.
Former Aberdeen player Steven Smith was very fortunate to avoid a second booking for a late challenge on Willo Flood after 25 minutes.
Derek McInnes’ side were well on top and were inches away from grabbing a second when McLean’s volley from a Graeme Shinnie cross struck the crossbar.
Magennis had been one of the few positives for Kilmarnock and he went close to an equaliser soon after when he overpowered Shinnie and fired wide.
But, 10 minutes before the break, the Dons scored an excellent second when Hayes released McGinn who produced a perfect cross with the outside of his right foot for Rooney to head home.
It took only 17 seconds of the second half for the Dons to net their third, courtesy of more shambolic Kilmarnock defending with McLean’s deep cross calmly slotted home by Hayes.
Aaron Splaine headed over as Killie tried to muster a comeback before Rooney passed up a decent opportunity to score Aberdeen’s fourth.
But the Dons added to their tally with 10 minutes remaining with substitute Peter Pawlett’s clever back-heel setting up Logan to stroke the ball beyond the helpless MacDonald.