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Summary

  1. Cosgrove heads in McLennan cross, then drives in second
  2. McLennan and Considine convert McGinn deliveries
  3. Calvin Miller scuds in from the edge of the area for Dundee
  4. Considine forces in after goalmouth scramble
  5. Win moves Aberdeen level with Celtic
  6. They have not lost in 20 Premiership games against Dundee
  7. GET INVOLVED #bbcsportscot

Live Reporting

By Clive Lindsay

All times stated are UK

  1. Next stop Celtic Park and Easter Road

    FT: Aberdeen 5-1 Dundee

    Aberdeen have thrown the gauntlet down to the rest of the teams near the summit of the Premiership with that thumping of Dundee.

    One point separates the top four teams and, having looked like they might be dropping out of contention, the side who have finished runners-up for the past four seasons are right back up there.

    Attention now turns to Celtic Park and Easter Road tomorrow evening.

    Rangers head to Edinburgh leading Kilmarnock on goal difference but facing a Hibs side buoyed by Sunday's win over Celtic.

    Reigning champions Celtic, meanwhile, will fancy their chances of beating Motherwell at home and improving on their third place.

    Join us for the build-up, commentary and after-match reaction from both games.

    Aberdeen celebrate
  2. 'There needs to be change in January'

    FT: Aberdeen 5-1 Dundee

    Dundee manager Jim McIntyre was understandably "very disappointed" at the result.

    "You can't give away those kind of goals and expect to win," he tells BBC Scotland.

    "We give away two goal from set plays, which is not acceptable.

    "The fourth goal was offside, but it doesn't really matter because Aberdeen were comfortable tonight.

    "They were bigger than us, stronger than us, quicker than us all over the pitch.

    "But our fight will not be against Aberdeen. Our fight will be against St Mirren and Hamilton.

    "We know where we are as a squad and I know what we’ll have to do in January. We need a bit more in the dressing room. There clearly needs to be change."

    Dundee left disappointed
  3. Aberdeen have 'found their form'

    FT: Aberdeen 5-1 Dundee

    Willie Miller

    Former Scotland defender on BBC Radio Scotland

    Quote Message: Aberdeen have found their form. Aberdeen created the chances and took the chances. Sam Cosgrove and Stevie May are forming a really good partnership. I still don't think the defence is as strong as when Devlin was there
  4. Dons 'terrific', says McInnes

    FT: Aberdeen 5-1 Dundee

    Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes is "very pleased", not only with his side's performance but that the victory takes them within touching distance of his points target for the first half of the season.

    "Any time you score five goals, especially with the demand of games we've had, you are pleased," he tells BBC Scotland Sportsound.

    "We had an edge and a real intensity to our game. Really pleased to see the potency of the team.

    "Some of our stuff was terrific tonight. We had almost 20 shots tonight.

    "I am very pleased we are up to 33 points. We wanted to be on 36 points after the hearts game and we've given ourselves an opportunity to do that."

    Aberdeen's Graeme Shinnie and Derek McInnes shake hands
  5. 'Great competition at top'

    FT: Aberdeen 5-1 Dundee

    Billy Dodds

    Former Scotland striker on Sportsound

    Quote Message: There's strong competition this season. Celtic can't afford to stroll through it or take the eye off the ball and it's healthy. Aberdeen won this game without playing outstandingly well
  6. So easy for Dons

    FT: Aberdeen 5-1 Dundee

    Willie Miller

    Former Scotland defender on BBC Radio Scotland

    Quote Message: Dundee didn't put up much resistance to be honest, but Aberdeen have found their form.they have found goalscoring difficult for most of the season, but now it looks oh so easy
  7. Story of the game

    FT: Aberdeen 5-1 Dundee

    Story of the game
  8. FULL-TIME - Aberdeen 5-1 Dundee

    It wasn't long ago when Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes was lamenting the lack of a goalscorer.

    Suddenly, they knock five past Dundee - their biggest win of the season - and Sam Cosgrove has two of them to take the 22-year-old's tally to four in three games.

    Centre-half Andrew Considine also grabbed a double and the Dons are now level on points with third-placed Celtic, albeit the champions have two games in hand, and one behind Rangers and Kilmarnock.

    Dundee, meanwhile, hapless on the night, drop back to the bottom behind St Mirren on goal difference.

    Sam Cosgrove celebrates scoring
    Image caption: Sam Cosgrove scored twice in the first half for Aberdeen
    Andrew Considine celebrates
    Image caption: Andrew Considine hit the net twice after the break
  9. Cosgrove man of match

    Aberdeen 5-1 Dundee

    Sam Cosgrove is announced as the Aberdeen man of the match, which is greeted by a big cheer by the majority of the 13,142 fans.

  10. Post update

    Aberdeen 5-1 Dundee

    There's been no let up by Aberdeen and they are continuing to press for another goal.

    Substitute Chris Forrester wastes a trio of corner kicks.

  11. Dundee 'switch off'

    Aberdeen 5-1 Dundee

    Willie Miller

    Former Scotland defender on BBC Radio Scotland

    Quote Message: It's a great ball whipped in very positively at the near post. Dundee switched off at the set piece. Five goals. It's now becoming very concerning for Jim McIntyre
    Andrew Considine
    Image caption: Aberdeen's Andrew Considine scored to make it 5-1
  12. Cosgrove off, Forrester on

    Aberdeen 5-1 Dundee

    Sam Cosgrove won't be getting his hat-trick as midfielder Chris Forrester is sent on.

    But the big man can be happy with his contribution and receives a deserved standing ovation.

  13. Mark the date

    Aberdeen 5-1 Dundee

    Tyrone Smith

    BBC Scotland at Pittodrie

    Two players on a hat trick for Aberdeen, that doesn’t happen very often.

  14. YELLOW CARD - McGowan (Dundee)

    Aberdeen 5-1 Dundee

    Dundee's frustration is obvious and Paul McGowan is booked for taking out Graeme Shinnie with a cynical trip.

  15. GOAL - Aberdeen 5-1 Dundee

    Andrew Considine

    Andrew Considine seems to love playing Dundee.

    The big defender's volley is parried clear superbly by goalkeeper Jack Hamilton but rises to head home on the rebound.

    He scored a hat-trick against Dundee last season and he has now scored five of his last six goals against them.

    Aberdeen Goal
  16. Wilson on for McGinn

    Aberdeen 4-1 Dundee

    On-loan Manchester United striker James Wilson comes on for Niall McGinn as Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes responds to the goal.

  17. 'Brilliantly taken' goal

    Aberdeen 4-1 Dundee

    Billy Dodds

    Former Scotland striker on Sportsound

    Quote Message: It's a great finish, brilliantly taken. Although it's been a low key affair, we've seen some brilliant goals
  18. GOAL - Aberdeen 4-1 Dundee

    Calvin Miller

    Out of the Dark Blue, Dundee pull a goal back as Calvin Miller unleashes a powerful drive past Joe Lewis from 18 yards.

    Much too little too late, but an impressive strike nevertheless, or maybe the goalkeeper was just caught cold.

    Dundee Goal
  19. Dundee can still 'put a performance in'

    Aberdeen 4-0 Dundee

    Willie Miller

    Former Scotland defender on BBC Radio Scotland

    Quote Message: Dundee can still put a performance in, get a goal or a couple of goals back. I think once you hit five it gets embarrassing. But St. Johnstone have shown you can get on a good run after an awful defeat.
    Connor McLennan
    Image caption: Aberdeen's Connor McLennan celebrates after scoring to make it 4-0.
  20. YELLOW CARD - Ralph (Dundee)

    Aberdeen 4-0 Dundee

    Dundee left-back Nathan Ralph is booked after bringing down Connor McLennan.