Aberdeen suffered their first defeat of the Premiership season this afternoon after they lost 2-0 at home to Kilmarnock.
The Dons played 86 minutes with 10-men following the early red card for defender Mikey Devlin and Killie took advantage with goals from Eamonn Brophy and Greg Stewart securing victory for Steve Clarke’s side.
Dons boss Derek McInnes made three changes from the side which drew 1-1 with Hibernian at Easter Road last weekend.
Derby County left back Max Lowe made his debut following his loan move on Thursday while Niall McGinn, Shay Logan all came into the starting 11.
Tommie Hoban and James Wilson missed out due to injury while Frank Ross dropped to the bench.
Former Don Greg Stewart, who spent last season on loan at Pittodrie, made his debut for Kilmarnock following his loan move from Birmingham City.
The Dons made the worst possible start as they found themselves down to 10 men with only four minutes on the clock. Defender Mikey Devlin was the man to make way, earning himself a red card for a pull on Eamonn Brophy 30 yards from goal.
Referee Craig Thomson deemed the misdemeanour as enough to deny a clear goalscoring chance and promptly brandished the red.
Killie sought to make their extra man count and Brophy went close twice, with Joe Lewis saving one diving header before the striker hit the crossbar with a long range effort.
The Dons responded with a Niall McGinn free kick which was saved by Jamie MacDonald in the Kilmarnock goal but it was the visitors who got the breakthrough with a set-piece of their own two minutes before the break when Brophy fired a 25 yard free kick past Lewis.
The goal left the Dons with a huge task in the second half and Stewart secured the win for Killie 20 minutes from time when he spun away from Andy Considine before running clear and lobbing the ball over Lewis into the empty net.