Hamilton 0-3 Aberdeen: Dons deserved more goals - McInnes

Aberdeen won 3-0 at Hamilton to stay three points behind Premiership leaders Celtic
Aberdeen scored two goals inside the first eight minutes in a comfortable victory

Manager Derek McInnes thought Aberdeen should have won by greater margin at New Douglas Park following some dubious decisions from the match officials in their 3-0 win at Hamilton.

Andrew Considine and Ryan Jack scored early goals for the visitors, with Niall McGinn adding a third on 80 minutes.

However, Adam Rooney's first-half shot off the underside of the crossbar clearly bounced over the line and David Goodwillie had a second-half tap-in incorrectly disallowed for offside.

Rooney also had a penalty claim after a tangle with Jesus Garcia Tena, who was sent off on the hour for the beleaguered hosts, while a Considine header was ruled out for climbing on an opponent.

"I've not seen Considine's header again but I have seen the other two," said McInnes, whose side are three points behind Premiership leaders Celtic.

"Rooney's should stand, it's a good bit over the line. When you see how far it was over the line, we should be getting that right.

"Thankfully the decisions haven't impacted on the result, otherwise we might be making a bit more of it.

"The one where Goodwillie scored and the guy is off the pitch, he should still see that. I think we deserve better there as well. And I think Rooney should have had a penalty. He was hauled to the ground.

"Things didn't go for us and it could have been a lot more. I think in terms of the way we controlled the game, the scoreline should have been more. But mistakes happen. I made mistakes the last time we were here - I picked the wrong team."

David Goodwillie had a close-range effort disallowed for offside
Aberdeen substitute David Goodwillie had a close-range effort disallowed for offside

Aberdeen lost 3-0 on their last visit to New Douglas Park but this result stretched their unbeaten league run to 12 games.

"It's 32 points from a possible 36 and that's fantastic consistency in performance and results," he added.

"It's now a 13-game season for us and we just need to try to keep chalking off game by game as we go along. If we can keep showing that focus, determination plus the ability we have got, then hopefully we can keep winning games. That's the challenge for us now."

One negative was a hamstring concern for Jonny Hayes, who will have a scan on Monday.

Accies have now gone seven games without victory since Martin Canning replaced Alex Neil as player-manager and the defender bemoaned the loss of two goals inside the first eight minutes.

"It was stuff we talked about in terms of them getting into wide areas and looking to drill exactly the same sort of balls they scored from twice," he said.

"It was maybe switching off from players and it's stuff we need to cut out because both goals were totally avoidable.

"To give ourselves a foothold in the game you can't do it against anybody, especially against a team that are on a good run. You need to make sure you close the door and give yourself a chance."

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