An incredible first half blitz saw Motherwell claim all three points against in-form Aberdeen at Pittodrie.
Goals from Mark O’Hara, Christopher Long and Bevis Mugabi had Motherwell on easy street with only half of the first 45 gone.
A brilliant defensive showing then got the win over the line in an outstanding showing from every ‘Well man on the park.
Stephen Robinson made two changes to the side which went the distance against Coleraine in Europe in midweek. Liam Grimshaw and Christopher Long came into the side, replacing Nathan McGinley and Callum Lang, who both dropped to the bench.
Motherwell started positively, with Christopher Long’s early shout for a penalty going unheard.
The spot kick would come in the fourth minute. A Polworth free-kick was headed back across goal by Gallagher and met by the head of Bevis Mugabi.
His goalbound effort was handled on its way through, giving O’Hara the chance to open the scoring from the spot.
The midfielder, who netted in the UEFA Europa League shootout in Coleraine, made no mistake, cooly slotting home.
Incredibly it was 2-0 before the 10th minute arrived.
Under pressure, goalkeeper Joe Lewis made a mess of a clearance and it fell to the feet of Long on the left of the box.
The striker still had work to do as Lewis scarpered back towards goal but Long picked his spot well to make it two.
The Motherwell juggernaut kept on going, with bodies piling forward with intensity and speed.
After a series of well-worked attacking moves, the third would arrive from a set play with just 23 minutes gone.
Polworth’s exceptionally weighted corner from the right was met by Mugabi, who hit his header at Lewis but with enough force to see it nestle into the net.
Aberdeen changed their shape to go more attacking in the second half, with Motherwell working to contain them high up the pitch and hit on the counter.
The Steelmen had a raft of opportunities when they stole the ball but Long and Polworth saw chances go begging.
Motherwell: Carson, Gallagher, Mugabi, Lamie, Grimshaw, O’Hara, Campbell, Polworth (Maguire), Watt (Lang), Long (White).
Subs not used: Morrison, McGinley, Crawford, Lang, Seedorf, Hylton, Hastie.