Celtic made hard work of it but eventually netted twice in the final quarter of the game to defeat Aberdeen 2-0 at Pittodrie.
Lassad Nouioui opened the scoring when he stroked into an empty net in the 73rd minute, having only come on for Kris Commons four minutes earlier. Charlie Mulgrew added a second against his former club three minutes later.
Despite the early kick-off, the crowds arrived in their numbers as Pittodrie basked in the lunchtime sun.
The home support were boosted by teenage winger Ryan Fraser's swift recovery from an ankle knock sustained in their 4-1 win over St Mirren last week. The only change to the side that had started that game saw Gavin Rae return in place of Clark Robertson.
Celtic, who had disappointingly drawn with St Johnstone, handed Tony Watt a start after the promising young striker came off the bench to find the net against the Saints. He replaced Venezuelan striker Miku in attack.
There were two further alterations to Neil Lennon's starting ele...