Three goals in seven first-half minutes helped propel Aberdeen back into second spot in the Premiership with victory over basement strugglers Ross County.
Kenny McLean’s deflected strike put the Dons ahead before Adam Rooney added a penalty after Ryan Christie went down.
Rooney flicked home his second from a Niall McGinn cross to make it 3-0.
A howler from County keeper Scott Fox gifted McLean his second before the hosts rallied, substitute Alex Schalk grabbing two goals inside five minutes.
But it wasn’t enough to stop the Higlanders extending their winless run to 13 games, and they remain six points adrift at the bottom, with relegation looking increasingly likely.
Victory lifted Aberdeen back to within 11 points of leaders Celtic, and three points ahead of Rangers, having played a game more.