Derek McInnes was content with Aberdeen’s first performance of the 2013/14 Scottish Premier League season.
The way in which his players went about the win in a tough contest thrilled a jubilant McInnes.
"First and foremost, getting the three points was the most important thing. All week we've been itching to go and agitated to get in amongst it,” he said.
"We wanted so badly to get off to a winning start, and I felt there was a push for that from the support, people who work at the club, and the directors.
"We did that, and I thought we did it with a bit of style. We showed enormous passion and energy, and that was transmitted from the crowd as well.
"They were vocal when we needed them to be, and hopefully the 13,000-plus will be there when we play at Pittodrie again."
He added: "The scoreline made the game sound closer than it was, and if the players can put in that level of performance most weeks, I think we'll be there or thereabouts."