Sam Cosgrove continued his hot streak in front of goal as Aberdeen hammered Dundee 5-1.
Cosgrove’s first-half double – his third and fourth goals in seven days – put Aberdeen in control against a woeful Dundee side, with Andy Considine also finding the back of the net twice in the second period.
Connor McLennan was the other Don on the scoresheet, with Calvin Miller scoring a consolation for Dundee.
Victory puts the Pittodrie outfit level on points with third-placed Celtic and just a point off top spot, ahead of Saturday’s visit of Hearts.
Aberdeen named an unchanged team for the first time this season, on the back of consecutive victories against Livingston and Dundee.
Stevie May, off the back of his second goal of the season on Saturday, threatened first for Aberdeen, as he turned Cosgrove’s knock-down goalwards. However, Kenny Miller had back-tracked on to the line to recover.
No-one was there to deny Cosgrove on 16 minutes however, as he met McLennan’s superb right-wing cross with a diving header from point-blank range, with goalkeeper Jack Hamilton left static.
Lewis Ferguson and McLennan both had attempts that Hamilton smothered, as the Dons sought to kill off Dundee before the break.
The pressure on the Dundee goal was relentless and more clever play from McLennan presented Graeme Shinnie with an opportunity, only for Hamilton to parry at full stretch.
Cosgrove doubled his tally before the break as Dundee’s defence switched off, with Cosgrove powering on to Ferguson’s through ball and driving through the legs of Hamilton a minute before the break.
It soon turned into a humiliating night for the Dark Blues as the Dons found the back of the net twice in quick succession.
Firstly, eight minutes into the second half, Considine was allowed to rise unmarked to head in McGinn’s corner for his first goal of the season.
McGinn was the provider again two minutes later, as his cross to the back post was met crisply on the volley by McLennan who made no mistake.
Calvin Miller drilled inside Joe Lewis’ near post to finally get the visitors on the board but Considine was not finished, pouncing from close-range to head in after Hamilton had superbly denied his initial effort.
Cosgrove was replaced to a standing ovation with 12 minutes to go, as Chris Forrester made his first appearance in an Aberdeen shirt since October 6 in the closing stages.