Motherwell started their Ladbrokes Premiership campaign with a resounding 3-0 defeat away at Hibernian.
Stevie Mallan, Oli Shaw and Martin Boyle grabbed the goals as the capital club confidently picked up their first three points.
Stephen Robinson made three changes from the side that started the comeback Betfred Cup win at Clyde. Liam Donnelly, Aaron Taylor-Sinclair and Liam Grimshaw came into the team, replacing Elliott Frear, the suspended Allan Campbell and the departed Cédric Kipré.
A slow start to the first half saw Hibs troubling down the flanks and Motherwell looking to take an opportunity on the counter, but creative play was lacking for the most part.
When the chance was finally presented to the hosts, they capitalised on it.
Peter Hartley was adjudged to have handled a shot fired at his hands on the edge of the area, giving Mallan the chance to shoot from 20 yards.
Curving the ball around the right of the wall, his placed effort found the bottom corner of the net to put Hibs in front with 29 minutes on the clock.
The game continue to ebb and flow before Hibs grabbed their second as the interval approached. Shaw nipped round the back to get on the end of McGinn’s pass, and he prodded past Carson at the post to double the advantage.
Yet it was the Steelmen who would have the final chance of the first half. Cadden worked himself space on the right and flashed an effort across goal, but the outstretched Bogdan steered the ball out of the path of the onrushing Main.
The visitors rang the changes at the interval as they sought a way back into the match. Bigirimana and Frear replaced Grimshaw and Taylor-Sinclair, as Robinson changed his side’s shape to try and get a foothold in the game.
Hibs started the second period with the same intent, and they would put the game out of sight just six minutes after the restart.
Boyle had time and space to drive at Hartley outside the area and, with the defender backing off, picked his spot to rattle the ball past Carson.
The hosts introduced international players Slivka and Maclaren as the game wore on, with Motherwell prevented in the main from carving out real scoring chances.
Substitute Danny Johnson was to be handed a glorious one with 17 minutes remaining. Latching onto a loose ball he bore down on goalkeeper Bogdan and placed it past him, but the ball bounced off the post.
With the ball arriving back at Johnson he again beat Bogdan as he twisted back inside and went for goal, but he was denied again by the lunging Ambrose.
The summer signing continued to cause trouble. Minutes later he worked himself room to shoot on the edge of the area, but dragged his shot past the right post. Then again soon after he burst into the box but could only poke his effort into the chest of Bogdan as Hibs tired.
It would be Johnson who would eventually get the ball in the net for Motherwell. Persevering as the ball bounced about in the box, he lashed the ball home at the third attempt but was adjudged to have fouled in the buildup.