Motherwell made it four Ladbrokes Premiership wins from four with a scintillating performance against Livingston.
Youngster Jake Hastie will take the plaudits for two brilliantly taken goals, but the Steelmen as a whole showed confidence and verve throughout to pull level on points with the visitors.
For the third match in succession, manager Stephen Robinson named an unchanged starting team. The only change came on the bench, with James Scott stepping up to replace the departed Gaël Bigirimana.
Within six minutes, the home side were off and running. A great delivery from David Turnbull from a free kick was met by the head of Hastie, who beat Liam Kelly to grab his second goal in claret and amber.
Six minutes later, it was two. Curtis Main, the scourge of the Livi defenders throughout, was played in by Allan Campbell to the right inside the box. Lifting the ball, he found the top right corner of the net to double the advantage.
A shell shocked Livingston were further put to the sword, as Gboly Ariyibi and Hastie continued to torment from the wide areas.
With 20 minutes gone, Hastie was again on the scoresheet. Picking the ball up deep, he surged at the defence, taking out men in his wake, before cooly slotting home to make it 3-0 in rapid time.
At half time, Livingston rang the changes. A triple substitution saw them increase their physicality in the second period but the game fizzled out into a midfield battle and a succession of half chances for either side.
The biggest chance fell t0 Motherwell. Campbell was set up brilliantly by Main, but his shot was headed off the line, and then Hastie saw his shot at a hat trick just deflected over the bar.
With a minute to spare, Tiffoney saw his shot come back off the post for Livi, but the Steelmen held firm again to record a third consecutive league clean sheet, and a fourth straight win in the Ladbrokes Premiership.
Motherwell: Gillespie, Grimshaw, Aldred, Dunne, Tait, Rodriguez Gorrín, Campbell, Turnbull, Ariyibi (Frear), Hastie (McCormack), Main (Scott).
Subs not used: Ferguson, McHugh, Hartley, Johnson .
Livingston: Kelly, Gallagher, Halkett, Lithgow, Lawless (Odoffin), Byrne, Pittman, Sibbald (Lawson), Erskine (Menga), Tiffoney, Hardie.
Subs not used: Stewart, Brown, Lamie, Wylde.