Aberdeen: Derek McInnes says his side should have scored more

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes was impressed by his side's all-round game against Ross County

Derek McInnes reckons Ross County got off lightly after seeing Aberdeen dump the Staggies 3-0.

The Pittodrie men were 2-0 up at half-time thanks to Adam Rooney and David Goodwillie, with Peter Pawlett adding a third after the break.

"Some of the stuff, especially in that first-half, Ross County were hanging in as we played with real tempo and pace," Dons boss McInnes told BBC Scotland.

"We should have been two or three up before we scored."

And he added: "When you see the team in full flow, as we were at certain times, we play some brilliant stuff and I think the supporters appreciate that.

"We had loads of good play and it was difficult for Ross County at times, but they've still got good attacking players and we never always had it our own way. But over the piece it was excellent work."

County have yet to pick up a league point this season and McInnes sent his team out to attack the struggling Staggies, going with two strikers in Goodwillie and Rooney.

"Everybody has been telling me to play with the two up," McInnes added.

Willo Flood and Ryan Jack are both booked after the Dons pair clashed before half time
Willo Flood and Ryan Jack are both booked after the Dons pair clashed before half time

"It was really pleasing today, Adam's been kicking his heels for a few games but he got his goal, and probably should have scored a few more by his own standards, but there was enough good play from both boys up there to suggest it will be something we will look at again."

Goodwillie wasted a glorious opportunity to make it 4-0 when he hit the post with the goal at his mercy.

"David was outstanding," McInnes said. "When he's hot he's hot and was a constant menace for them - but you could have scored that goal when he hits the post. He's annoyed with himself as he should be, because he'd sat the keeper down, rounded him and the easiest bit was to finish and he's just lost concentration."

Despite their dominance, Aberdeen had Willo Flood and Ryan Jack booked towards the end of the first half after the pair were involved in an altercation with each other.

"It's disappointing," McInnes added. "I'm all for having passion and demanding of each other, it's something we speak about all the time, but they crossed the line and the referee dealt with it absolutely right and they were punished for it.

"They're two boys who want to win and set standards for each other, and they were kissing and cuddling at half time - because I forced them to."

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