Aberdeen moved 11 points clear of third placed Rangers in the Scottish Premiership thanks to a 7-0 win against Dundee at Dens Park.
Four first half goals had the Dons coasting with Andy Considine’s two headed goals, and Adam Rooney header and a Kenny McLean strike capping a scintillating first half display from the visitors.
Ryan Jack added a fifth in the second half before Niall McGinn made it six and Considine rounded off a memorable evening when he slid in to score his hat-trick.
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes named an unchanged starting 11 following the 2-0 win against Hearts at Pittodrie before the international break.
Midfielder Bruce Anderson, 18, was the only change among the substitutes, the teenager taking the place of the suspended Jayden Stockley.
Former Dons captain Paul Hartley made two changes to the Dundee side which lost 2-1 to Celtic with Faissal El Bakhtaoui and Nick Ross replacing Marcus Haber and Henrik Ojamaa in the starting line-up. Paul McGowan made his 100th appearance for the Dark Blues while Darren O’Dea and Cammy Kerr played their 50th game for the home side.
The Dons forced several corners in a strong opening and their early pressure paid off in the 17th minute when Andy Considine headed Jonny Hayes’ corner past Scott Bain in the Dundee goal to give the visitors a deserved lead.
It took just eight minutes for Aberdeen to double their lead and it Adam Rooney who got it, beating Bain with a powerful header from Shay Logan’s cross into the box.
Dundee were toiling and the Dons were ruthless in putting the game beyond their hosts before the interval.
Kenny McLean made it 3-0 in the 34th minute when he collected a superb pass from Graeme Shinnie before firing past Bain and Considine headed his second of the game and his side’s fourth before the break from a Shinnie ball into the box.
Jack fired home a fifth early in the second half to make it 5-0 but the Dons did not let-up and McGinn made it six before Considine, much to the delight of the away support, slid in to make it seven for Aberdeen.