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Inverness off to perfect start
An impressive second-half display sealed a perfect start to the new Scottish Premiership season for Inverness as they ran out comfortable 3-0 victors over 10-man St Mirren at the Caledonian Stadium.
Terry Butcher's side will be looking to build on last season's fourth-placed finish and proved to be too strong for the Buddies.
James Vincent opened the scoring with a 47th-minute penalty after Ross Draper's shot had struck the arm of David van Zanten inside the St Mirren box.
The lead was doubled within a minute after poor defending from the visitors allowed Aaron Doran to score a simple second before the former Blackburn youngster set up Billy McKay to wrap up the three points.
Van Zanten's day then went from bad to worse when he was shown a second yellow card late on as St Mirren finished the game a man down.
There was also an opening-day win for Aberdeen in front of a bumper crowd at Pittodrie as they saw off Kilmarnock 2-1.
Jonny Hayes opened the scoring after 21 minutes, tapping home after Calvin Zola's initial effort was well-saved.
Debutant Willo Flood then headed in a second for the hosts early in the second half before Kris Boyd scored what proved to be a consolation for Allan Johnston' side.
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