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Summary

  1. Rooney penalty after Gordon fouls Shinnie
  2. Aberdeen win seventh league game out of seven
  3. Win takes Dons five points clear of Celtic
  4. Hamilton remain sixth, on 10 points

Live Reporting

By Andy Campbell

All times stated are UK

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Blair, Glasgow: Ward never had a save to make whilst Parker and Rooney missed sitters and McGinn hit the bar. Hamilton fought well but we're toothless

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Andrew Priestley: The Dons go marching on! #bbcscotfootball

Hamilton Academical player-manager

Hamilton Academical player-manager Martin Canning
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"I thought the performance was excellent, towards the end the momentum was with us, and I thought we were a bit unfortunate not to take something from the game.

"I've always said if the performance is good the results will follow. If we perform like we did tonight then we can look forward to Motherwell."

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Andy Fraser, Aberdeen: "7 of 7 . Just scraped through on a Penalty but they all count , a LONG LONG WAY TO GO."

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes
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"I felt it was big effort from everybody tonight to get the job done. While the game's always 1-0, it gives them every encouragement to get something and I thought Hamilton played well tonight.

"If we had been offered that scoreline beforehand, we would've take it. We never got the second goal and we had to hang in at the end."

Martin Dowden

BBC Scotland at Pittodrie

"It was nervy as the game became stretched and Hamilton really pushed on but it's the mark of a successful side that when not quite at their best, they can see it out and take three points. Aberdeen managed that."

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Joe in Fife: Didn't really see title challengers there though. Hamilton could have scored in the end and were the better team second half - easily.

Aberdeen defender Ash Taylor
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Aberdeen's Ash Taylor went off early with a cut to his head

Sportsound pundit Craig Paterson

"Tonight was all about winning that's exactly what Aberdeen did."

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Alan David Duncan: "@AberdeenFC Let's take 1-0 and go home... #DonsLive #bbcscotfootball #COYR"

FULL-TIME

Aberdeen 1-0 Hamilton

Adam Rooney scores a penalty for Aberdeen against Celtic
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Adam Rooney's first-half penalty gives Aberdeen a seventh straight league win at the start of the season - extending their club record - and takes them five points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership.

Ali Crawford's shot is blocked away by Graeme Shinnie as Hamilton try to force an equaliser.

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Bryce in Aberdeen: Aberdeen not at their best tonight but looking like another 3 points. 7 out of 7.

SUBSTITUTION

Hamilton have made their third and final change with Louis Longridge taking over from Ziggy Gordon.

INJURY TIME

Three minutes of stoppage time begin.

A stoppage in play after Aberdeen defender Ash Taylor suffers a cut. The Dons, who have made their three substitutions, may have to finish this match with 10 men.

Around five minutes to go.

Josh Parker gets away one on one with Hamilton goalkeeper Michael McGovern after latching on to Willo Flood's pass but the eventual shot is wide.

SUBSTITUTION

Kenny McLean comes off and Peter Pawlett is introduced in Aberdeen's final change.

Sportsound pundit Craig Paterson

"Aberdeen are not keeping the ball well. They haven't strung four or five passes together at all."

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Bryce in Aberdeen: The fans are getting edgy here. Need a second very soon.

Handball or not?

Aberdeen fans felt this incident may have led to a penalty after Jonny Hayes' cross appeared to strike the arm of a Hamilton defender
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Aberdeen fans felt this incident may have led to a penalty after Jonny Hayes' cross appeared to strike the arm of a Hamilton defender

Sportsound commentator Paul Mitchell

"Great effort, it was almost 2-0."

HITS THE WOODWORK

Niall McGinn fires against the Hamilton crossbar as Aberdeen push for a second.

Stick or twist

Martin Dowden

BBC Scotland at Pittodrie

"There's a sense Aberdeen are happy to see this out but Hamilton seem to be growing in confidence that they can get an equaliser."

A crowd of 13,246 at Pittodrie this evening, they've just witnessed an audacious attempt from distance by Kenny McLean that Hamilton goalkeeper Michael McGovern deals with comfortably.

SUBSTITUTIONS

Double change for Aberdeen. Shay Logan and Josh Parker replace Jonny Hayes and Ryan McLaughlin.

Just under 20 minutes to go at Pittodrie.

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Anonymous: It's so refreshing to see Aberdeen looking like a club who can consistently win even when not at their best. COYR

Willie, Dumfries: C'mon Dons , need another goal to put this to bed , so I can get to my bed !

Sportsound pundit Willie Miller

"The crowd are getting a little bit anxious, Aberdeen have dropped out of the game a little bit. They need an injection of tempo and pace to put Hamilton under pressure."

CLOSE!

Hamilton midfielder Gramoz Kurtaj tries a shot and the ball takes a nick off a defender as it slips wide.

PENALTY APPEAL

Aberdeen fans claim for a handball in the box after Jonny Hayes sends it in but referee Crawford Allan is unmoved.

SUBSTITUTION

Christian Nade makes way and Alexandre D'Acol comes on to make his Hamilton Academical debut.

GREAT SAVE!

Adam Rooney threatens with a header and Michael McGovern does well to get a hand to it and prevent Accies falling further behind.

Ali Crawford's shot spins well wide of the Aberdeen goal.

Aberdeen probing at the start of the second half. A couple of near things so far with the final pass just not quite coming off.

Hamilton have resorted to launching the ball forward with little success.

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Accies Andrew: Accies up and down form means anything could happen. Dons were lucky v Celtic so Pittodrie fans don't could chickens.

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes
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Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes issues instructions from the technical area

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Anonymous: The Dons will manage the game like they have with every game so far this season! Aberdeen have won 6 out of 6 without playing particularly well so far, I pity the other teams when they do start playing!

David Rettie Poole: C'mon the dons let's make Scottish football exciting again from an Arab.