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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

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By Andy Campbell

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    That's all from me. Thank you for your company and contributions this evening and please join us again on Thursday for live coverage of Ajax v Celtic in the Europa League.

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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

  4. Hamilton Academical player-manager

    Hamilton Academical player-manager Martin Canning

    "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."

  6. Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes

    Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes

    "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."

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    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."

    Read Martin Dowden's match report from Pittodrie

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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.

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    Aberdeen defender Ash Taylor
    Image caption: Aberdeen's Ash Taylor went off early with a cut to his head
  10. 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"

  12. FULL-TIME

    Aberdeen 1-0 Hamilton

    Adam Rooney scores a penalty for Aberdeen against Celtic

    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.

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    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.

  15. SUBSTITUTION

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

  16. INJURY TIME

    Three minutes of stoppage time begin.

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    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.

  18. Post update

    Around five minutes to go.

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    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.

  20. SUBSTITUTION

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

  21. 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.

  23. 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
    Image caption: Aberdeen fans felt this incident may have led to a penalty after Jonny Hayes' cross appeared to strike the arm of a Hamilton defender
  24. Sportsound commentator Paul Mitchell

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

  25. HITS THE WOODWORK

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

  26. 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."

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    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.

  28. SUBSTITUTIONS

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

  29. Post update

    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 !

  31. 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."

  32. CLOSE!

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

  33. PENALTY APPEAL

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

  34. SUBSTITUTION

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

  35. 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.

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

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    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.

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    Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes
    Image caption: 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.

  41. KICK-OFF

    Aberdeen 1-0 Hamilton

    The second half begins.

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    Fadi Audah: You can't judge a manager on previous positions..Mark McGhee was brilliant at Motherwell before he joined us...Nuff said!! #bbcscotfootball

    Benjamin Kerr: The league season is only 8 games old- let's not get too carried away here #bbcscotfootball #Scotland

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    Anonymous: Tired legs from Aberdeen, nice to see the officials getting the decisions right for a change.

    Bryce in Aberdeen: So anonymous @20.31. Shinnie goes down cause it WAS a pen. Still a lot of football left in this game, next goal important.

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    Andy Considine and Christian Nade
    Image caption: Christian Nade caused the Aberdeen defence problems in the first half but Hamilton are behind at the interval
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  46. HALF-TIME

    Aberdeen 1-0 Hamilton

    The Scottish Premiership leaders are in front at the break.

    Aberdeen players celebrating

    Adam Rooney's sixth goal of the season is the difference so far but Hamilton Academical are still very much in the match at Pittodrie.

  47. Far from over

    Martin Dowden

    BBC Scotland at Pittodrie

    "You expected Aberdeen to build on their lead but Hamilton have been resolute and have done enough to suggest they're still capable of getting back in this."

  48. Sportsound pundit Craig Paterson

    "There's very little between the teams, just one mistake that led to the penalty. Accies are still right in this game."

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    Neil, Falkirk: In response to 20:17 Derek was told to slash the wage bill at Bristol when he was brought in and suffered for doing that.

    Anonymous: How many euro trophies have Bristol City won?So that puts that argument to bed then

    Anonymous: Fergie was sacked by St Mirren before arriving at Aberdeen. The guys been backed by the club and he's doing a great job. But not an overnight thing .. progress over 2.5 seasons

    Anonymous: Shinnie goes down again to win pen...carrying on from saturday and his ICT days.

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    Hamilton's Ziggy Gordon fouls Aberdeen's Graeme Shinnie to concede a penalty
    Image caption: This was the foul by Ziggy Gordon on Graeme Shinnie that resulted in Aberdeen's penalty
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    Pete in Dalry: All the arguing about McInnes at Bristol is academic. He's with the Dons now and the future is red. Our gain.

    Anonymous: Can't remember Bristol City winning the European Cup Winners Cup.

  52. CLOSE!

    Grant Gillespie strikes the ball sweetly on the volley but cannot direct it on target. Encouraging for Hamilton.

  53. SUBSTITUTION

    Hamilton are forced into an early change with Darian MacKinnon picking up an injury and Greg Docherty comes on from the bench.

  54. Dons finding their rhythm

    Martin Dowden

    BBC Scotland at Pittodrie

    "It was a slow start by Aberdeen but very much on top now thanks to slackness from Hamilton for the goal. Confidence flowing as the Dons chase win number seven and a five-point lead at the top of the Premiership."

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    Anonymous in response to posts at 19:56 and 20:08: Bristol City have a significantly larger budget than Aberdeen I agree with Barney.

  56. Post update

    I'm reliably informed by my BBC colleague Paul Mitchell, who is commentating on tonight's game on Radio Scotland, that Aberdeen have only lost twice in matches in which Adam Rooney has scored.

  57. YELLOW CARD

    Referee Crawford Allan books Dougie Imrie for simulation after the Hamilton midfielder goes down in the box,

  58. GOAL

    Aberdeen 1-0 Hamilton (Rooney, pen)

    Adam Rooney celebrates after scoring a penalty for Aberdeen against Hamilton

    Adam Rooney, as he did at the weekend, converts the penalty with confidence.

  59. PENALTY

    Kenny McLean finds Graeme Shinnie in the box and the Aberdeen full-back is taken out by Ziggy Gordon.

  60. Post update

    Now Hamilton carve an opening. Christian Nade's perseverance leads to a chance for Gramoz Kurtaj, who fires wide.

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    Anonymous in response to Barney at 19:56: Barney's wrong firstly Bristol City is not a bigger club than Aberdeen , finally he didn't really have much chance to build anything , there's been steady progress at Pittodrie not overnight success

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    Aberdeen's Graeme Shinnie (right) battles for the ball against Hamilton's Dougie Imrie
    Image caption: Hamilton's Dougie Imrie battles for an aerial ball with Aberdeen's Graeme Shinnie (right) early in the first half
  63. Post update

    From the corner, Adam Rooney rises to meet the delivery but cannot get enough purchase on his header.

  64. GREAT SAVE!

    Aberdeen have a free-kick and Niall McGinn tries a shot at goal, testing Michael McGovern who turns it out for a corner.

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    Scott, Edinburgh: "The silver lining for me as an Accies man is that, if we lose tonight, we could well have an interesting season on our hands with Aberdeen pushing five points clear. I imagine most non-Celtic fans will be backing the Dons this evening?"

  66. CLOSE!

    Niall McGinn brings the home crowd to life with a meandering run and shot that requires a block from the Hamilton defence.

  67. Sportsound pundit Craig Paterson

    "Hamilton have settled into the game well. I think they expected an onslaught at the start of the game but it hasn't been that."

  68. Post update

    Not much in the way of chances so far. Ali Crawford's off-target effort for the visitors about the size of it.

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    Barney, Neilston: Guys, I know it's a bit of a 'Dons' Love-in ' 2nite, but it should be pointed out that 'SUPERMANAGER' has already been picked-up by 'Bigger Clubs Down South' - and made a complete hash of it !

    Derek McInnes was sacked by Bristol City after 16 months in charge a few months before taking over at Aberdeen.

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    Ryan McLaughlin tries to make an early impression with a burst forward from right-back for Aberdeen but the debutant is frustrated in his attempts and Hamilton almost counter with Dougie Imrie's pass just eluding Christian Nade.

  71. KICK-OFF

    The game begins with Aberdeen kicking off.

  72. Post update

    Kick-off approaching at Pittodrie.

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    Anonymous: Huge game for The Dons tonight. Anything less than 3 points will take the pressure right off Celtic. They will not fancy a game against Dundee on Sunday after a game in Amsterdam and sitting 5 points behind.

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    Hamilton Academical player-manager Martin Canning

    Hamilton Academical player-manager Martin Canning

    "There was a temptation to reshuffle the team but the boys have started the season very well apart from Saturday. I think the boys have done well enough to start again. We'll do what we always do and come up here positive.

    "Our big ambition is to try and stay in the league so the fact we can potentially go fourth with a win underlines a good start but that's all it's been, it'll be a long season.

    "Everyone is expecting Aberdeen to win the match so we'll go and have a go, we've nothing to lose. It's always tough here and the fact they've won six on the bounce makes it a little tougher."

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    Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes

    Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes

    "We're looking to utilise the squad. In Shay Logan's case, he's played every minute of every game. We brought Ryan McLaughlin to give us competition there. There'll be a lot of changes as the games go on over the next few weeks.

    "I don't see it as pressure; I see it as a real possibility, a chance to go five points clear. You've got to take opportunities when they come along.

    "Nobody is going to give us the points tonight. Just because we beat Celtic it doesn't mean Hamilton are going to be any less an opponent. They've shown already this season what they're capable of."

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    Aberdeen defender Ryan McLaughlin

    Ryan McLaughlin making his debut for Aberdeen with the on-loan Liverpool full-back and midfielder Willo Flood coming in for SHay Logan and Paul Quinn.

    One change for Accies with Louis Longridge replacing Carlton Morris.

  77. LINE-UPS

    Aberdeen v Hamilton (19:45 BST)

    Aberdeen: Ward, McLaughlin, Taylor, Considine, Shinnie, McGinn, Jack, Flood, Hayes, McLean, Rooney. Subs: Logan, Robson, Pawlett, Goodwillie, Quinn, Brown, Parker.

    Hamilton Academical: McGovern, Gordon, Garcia Tena, Tagliapietra, Kurakins, Gillespie, MacKinnon, Imrie, Crawford, Kurtaj, Nade. Subs: Sendles-White, D'Acol, Redmond, Longridge, Docherty, Lyon, Martin.

    Referee: Crawford Allan.

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    And, if you click the 'Highlights' tab, you can watch the goals from Saturday's games involving Aberdeen and Hamilton.

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    Live Sportsound commentary of Aberdeen v Hamilton Academical is available on BBC Radio Scotland 810MW, on DAB digital radio and here, via the 'Live coverage' tab.

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  82. Post update

    St Johnstone and Hamilton players
    Image caption: Accies lost 4-1 to St Johnstone at the weekend

    Hamilton have made a pretty solid start to the season with 10 points from their six games so far but go into this evening's match off the back of a defeat.

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    Aberdeen players celebrating
    Image caption: Aberdeen beat Celtic 2-1 on Saturday

    The Dons are top of the Scottish Premiership with six wins out of six and can go five points clear of Celtic with a win tonight.

  84. Post update

    Good evening and welcome to this evening's coverage of Aberdeen v Hamilton Academical.