Two goals from home debutant Stevie May gave Aberdeen all three points against Dundee at Pittodrie in a tense and hard fought encounter.
The Dons were not at their best but they dug deep beat Neil McCann’s side to maintain their 100% start to the season.
Dons manager Derek McInnes made one change to the side which came from behind to win 2-1 at Ross County a week ago with Ryan Christie returning to the starting line-up in place of Greg Stewart who dropped to the bench.
Stevie May made his home debut following his return to Scottish football and the forward needed just 11 minutes to open his account for the Dons, rising to head Greg Tansey’s excellent, whipped corner past Scott Bain in the Dundee goal.
The Dons put Dundee under pressure as they chased a second goal but it was the visitors who came closest to scoring before the break when they broke away but Marcus Haber headed against the crossbar.
Dundee squandered their chance in the first half but they did not make the same mistake early in the second as they took advantage of slack play from the home side to draw level.
Ryan Christie’s poor pass went straight to Dark Blues midfielder Roarie Deacon and he ran into the box before firing past Lewis.
Scott Allan missed a great chance to give the visitors the lead and a share of the spoils looked the likely outcome until the Dons regained the lead 11 minutes from time.
May was the man who got it, beating Bain with a terrific rising angled drive after Kenny McLean’s initial effort had been blocked by a Dundee defender.
Harsh on Dundee but a welcome three points for Aberdeen.