Motherwell consolidated second place in the Scottish Premiership with a 4-0 win over St Johnstone at Fir Park.
Goals from John Sutton, Iain Vigurs, Lionel Ainsworth and James McFadden made it five wins on the bounce for Stuart McCall's side who stay 11 points behind leaders Celtic.
Stephen McManus thought he had grabbed an early opener for the hosts, but referee John Beaton ruled that the ball had not crossed the line after the defender's shot bounced down off the bar.
The Saints then went agonisingly close at the other end as Dave Mackay's volley struck the bar, but it was Motherwell who took the lead when Sutton glanced in Vigurs' inviting cross.
David Wotherspoon had a shot blocked by Dan Twardzik as the visitors searched for a leveller, although they could have fallen further behind when Alan Mannus denied the onrushing Ainsworth.
Mannus could not prevent Motherwell from adding a second after the break as Vigurs turned in his first goal for the club after the keeper pushed out Ainsworth's drive.
Stevie May tried to spark a Saints fight back and his close-range effort was pushed onto the post by Dan Twardzik, while Motherwell were also denied by the woodwork as Shaun Hutchinson's header hit the frame.
But Ainsworth (73) added the crucial third, firing into the corner after a determined run, and substitute McFadden scored the fourth with a fine curling effort from 25 yards.