Aberdeen moved two points behind Celtic at the top of the SPL table after a comfortable home win against Dundee at Pittodrie.
Niall McGinn continued his excellent scoring run, finding the net for the fifth game in a row.
The result ensured the Dons are now unbeaten in their last 12 games, heading into their midweek League Cup quarter final against St Mirren.
Ryan Fraser once again took many of the plaudits for his performance with three players booked for fouls on the winger.
Jonny Hayes, making his return from injury scored a second goal to make the result comfortable for the hosts with the aid of a deflection.
Speaking about their form, McGinn said: "Ryan [Fraser] eserves enormous credit. He showed how good a player he is, taking on players and creating chances for the likes of myself and Scott Vernon. He's been brilliant since he came into the squad, and works hard week in and week out.
"It shows the strength and depth of the squad that we have players like Johnny on the bench. He's a top-class player, and he did well today to come on and get his goal."
McGinn added: "I've played as a winger throughout my career, but I think having a bit natural pace helps me in supporting Scott Vernon up front. I'm just delighted that I'm playing every week, and it's extra special to score the goals as well.
"We've got to take confidence from every game. We lost the first game of the season, but from then we've been playing really good football.
"We had a period where we drew three home games in a row 0-0 and had we taken more points from them we could have been in an even better position. The main thing is that we're winning games and staying as high up the table as possible. That's the priority."
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