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Summary

  1. Church heads home Hayes cross
  2. McGinn & Shinnie strikes extend lead
  3. Aberdeen four points behind leaders Celtic
  4. Hamilton four points off second bottom

Live Reporting

By Clive Lindsay

All times stated are UK

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  1. Big-match Tuesday

    Hopefully you'll join us again on Tuesday on another big night for Scottish football. Not only at Dens Park as Dundee host title-chasing Celtic but also at Ibrox, where Rangers could confirm their promotion to the top flight by clinching the Championship title at home to Dumbarton.

  2. Accies concern

    Hamilton will be hoping that Dundee will be tired from their midweek exertions when they host Paul Hartley's side on Saturday as they look to steer clear of relegation trouble with Kilmarnock and, especially, Dundee United picking up points behind them.

  3. Title tussle

    The tussle for the Premiership moves on to Tuesday night, when Celtic play their game in hand away to Dundee. 

    The reigning champions could have established a seven-point lead again by the time Aberdeen travel to face Hearts on Friday.

  4. Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes

    On BBC Radio Scotland

    "Really pleased with what the players gave.

    "It was important that we came out of the traps and I think we knocked the stuffing out of Hamilton by being so clinical.

    "It was a great start for us and, in the second half, we still created so many opportunities.

    "All in all, a brilliant day's work and great to get such a high level of performance.

    "It was important we showed that we are still fighting and we owe it ourselves to finish the season as strong as possible.

    "We will deserve to finish wherever we finish."

    Derek McInnes applauds his Aberdeen players
    Image caption: Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes was pleased to keep the title challenge going
  5. Hamilton Academical manager Martin Canning

    On BBC Radio Scotland

    "We switched off at the early goals and it is difficult place to come without giving them two goals of a start.

    "We did better in the second half, but Aberdeen deserved to win and you can't argue with the result.

    This was always going to be a difficult place to come against an Aberdeen team who have been going well.

    "We'll take the positives from that improved second half."

    Hamilton manager Martin Canning
    Image caption: Martin Canning was left disappointed by his side's first-half performance
  6. Hayes maker

    FT: Aberdeen 3-0 Hamilton Academical

    Aberdeen winger Jonny Hayes
    Image caption: Winger Jonny Hayes was Aberdeen's man of the match against Hamilton
  7. Get Involved

    Richard Bell: "@BBCSportScot come on you Reds. All we can do is keep winning games and keep the pressure on Celtic - who are fallible."

  8. FT: Aberdeen 3-0 Hamilton Academical

    Quote Message: It was a dominant display by Aberdeen and they were unfortunate not to score a few more in the second half, while Martin Canning will be furious with Accies' first-half performance from Stuart Duff BBC Radio Scotland pundit
    Stuart DuffBBC Radio Scotland pundit
  9. FT: Aberdeen 3-0 Hamilton Academical

    Quote Message: I have a soft spot for Accies, but they have their work to do and I have worries about their fitness. Aberdeen were terrific to watch today from Derek Ferguson BBC Radio Scotland punti
    Derek FergusonBBC Radio Scotland punti
  10. FT: Aberdeen 3-0 Hamilton Academical

    For Accies, it is back to the drawing board and they finish the weekend one point closer to that relegation play-off spot presently occupied by Kilmarnock.

  11. FT: Aberdeen 3-0 Hamilton Academical

    Aberdeen ease to victory, with all their hard work having been done in the first half, to move again to restore the four-point gap at the top of the Premiership behind leaders Celtic.

  12. FULL-TIME

    Aberdeen 3-0 Hamilton Academical

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  13. Aberdeen 3-0 Hamilton Academical

    Accies midfielder Ali Crawford is lucky to receive only a yellow card for a Liam Bridcutt-style two-footed challenge that leaves Graeme Shinnie with painful shins.

  14. Aberdeen 3-0 Hamilton Academical

    Dons captain Ryan Jack is withdrawn with the game already won, being replaced in midfield with 17-year-old Frank Ross.

  15. Aberdeen 3-0 Hamilton Academical

    Academical are not learning their lessons. Seconds after Eamonn Brophy has to clear off the line from a looping header by Mark Reynolds, the Aberdeen defender is left unmarked at the next corner and goalkeeper Michael McGovern is forced to turn the ball over the crossbar. 

  16. Aberdeen 3-0 Hamilton Academical

    Craig Storie replaces Willo Flood in the Aberdeen midfield.

  17. That sinking feeling

    Aberdeen 3-0 Hamilton Academical

    Hamiilton's Greg Docherty and Dougie Imrie
    Image caption: Expressions of pain on the faces of Hamilton's Greg Docherty and Dougie Imrie
  18. Aberdeen 3-0 Hamilton Academical

    Quote Message: Maybe Aberdeen have tailed off as they know the job is done, but Hamilton have got clsoer to them in the second half from Derek Ferguson BBC Radio Scotland pundit
    Derek FergusonBBC Radio Scotland pundit
  19. Aberdeen 3-0 Hamilton Academical

    Willo Flood's blushes are spared by an offside flag as the little unmarked midfielder somehow manages to head wide from four yards at the back post.

  20. PENALTY APPEAL

    Aberdeen 3-0 Hamilton Academical

    Muted cries for a penalty by Accies' Antons Kurakins as he is challenged from behind by Jonny Hayes after getting in behind the Dons winger. Would be interesting to see that again as it certainly was a dangerous challenge only eight yards from goal.