Joe Hart: The Celtic number one had to punch an early corner clear while under pressure but drew the foul in the process. Was a virtual spectator in the opening 45. Stormes out of his goal to hack clear minutes after the opening goal. He also threw himself to his right to produce a stunning stop from Owura Edwards-Owura's free kick. 7

Josip Juranovic: Hustled and harried Ben Paton and used the easy-out ball of Matt O'Riley and Jota far too often. The Croatian also saw a goalbound effort deflected away from the danger area. He struggled to get anything going all afternoon and his distribution and close control weren't the best. 6

Cameron Carter-Vickers: Partnered Moritz Jenz in central defence for the first time and the duo looked as if they had been a veteran duo for years. The USA defender also strolled forward and hit a speculative 25-yard effort wide just after the hour mark. 7

Moritz Jenz: Handed a competitive debut in place of Stephen Welsh and the 23-year-old German slotted in comfortably enough alongside Carter-Vickers. Although he had his manager shaking his head in frustration when he lofted a high ball forward instead of keeping it on the deck at one point in the first period. He copped a booking for taking out Jordy Hiwula but the on-loan star headed home a vital late winner when his side needed it most. 8

Greg Taylor: A role model of consistency of late and the left-back is keeping new Argentine signing Alexandro Bernabei on the bench. He really has adapted to the inverted full-back role well but was prevented from taking up good attacking positions due to the Staggies constant hustling and it was a quieter day at the office for him. 6

Callum McGregor: Captain fantastic drove his team forward at all times despite being closely shackled by Ross Callachan, Jordan Tillson and David Cancola. However, he always seemed to create and find the space to play a clever pass. He really is a wonderful footballer to watch in action and he exchanged passes with Jota to carve up County for the move that led to the vital breakthrough. 8

David Turnbull: Drafted in to replace Reo Hatate after a decent cameo against Aberdeen last weekend. He angled a beautiful cross-cum shot inches wide in the opening exchanges. He prompted and probed away in the engine room but his influence gradually wore off as the game clock ticked on and unsurprisingly made way for Giakoumakois on 73 minutes. 6

Moritz Jenz scored on his debut

Matt O'Riley: A naturally gifted footballer who was taken right out of the play by Jack Baldwin at one point. He possesses a real quickness of thought with a pair of speedy feet to match. He screwed an effort wide after Kyogo had forced the best out of Laidlaw, but he failed to pull the trigger when he looked odds on to score before he headed narrowly wide in the second passage of play. He ought to have buried a header when Abada stood one up for him but he succeeded in putting it into Laidlaw's hands. 8

Jota: Scored an early contender for goal of the season on day one and still incurred the wrath of his manager. The Portuguese winger was on target last time out in Dingwall and He danced and jinked his way down the flank and saw a drive deflected wide of the target. He also slung one over for Maeda who powered a header over the top. His accurate low cutback was swept home by Kyogo for the crucial opener after he had linked up fantastically well with McGregor and he curled a superb effort inches wide of the post and was a thorn in the County flesh. 8

Kyogo Furuhashi: Japanese goalscoring talisman got the nod over Giorgos Giakoumakis and skied one high over the top inside the first quarter of an hour. He then warmed the hands of Laidlaw with a stinging drive late in the first half but was a peripheral figure for most of the first half. It took just three minutes into the second half for the hitman to come alive when he clinically flashed a low drive home after superb work by McGregor and Jota and he was up and running for the campaign. 7

Daizen Maeda: Rose unchallenged to plant a bullet header just over the top on 28 minutes following Jota's tremendous run and cross and maybe could have done better. He hit an absolute zinger towards goal on the stroke of half-time that Laidlaw beat away brilliantly. Like Kyogo he found it hard to impose himself on proceedings and made way for Abada at the break. 4

Substitutes

Liel Abada (Maeda 46): Came on for the ineffective and out-of-sorts Maeda at the interval. The Israeli tossed one up in the air which O'Riley should have headed home and curled home a beauty in injury-time to wrap up all three points. 

Giorgos Giakoumakis (Turnbull 73): Thrown on for 17 minutes to try and rescue all three points and got stuck in and made a difference. 

Aaron Mooy (Kyogo 85): Given the last five minutes or so.

Substitutes not used: Benjamin Siegrist, Carl Starfelt, Aaron Mooy, James McCarthy, Alexandro Bernabei, James Forrest, Anthony Ralston.