Date: 20th December 2015 at 12:32pm
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Aberdeen’s Scottish Premiership season continued with a four-nil against Kilmarnock at Rugby Park on Saturday to close the gap on Celtic at the top of the table to a point going into Christmas.

Niall McGinn got Aberdeen into an early lead when he headed in a Kenny McLean cross inside 10-minutes with Adam Rooney getting his 50th goal since signing for the Dons when he headed in the second, from a McGinn cross this time, before the break.

The game was over a minute into the second half when McLean was involved again setting up Johnny Hayes to add the third with a late fourth coming from Shay Logan 10-minutes from time after being setup by a Peter Pawlett backheel.

Aberdeen didn’t have much to content with from Kilmarnock, who remain second from bottom with a difficult second half to the season likely to await them with Killie ‘keeper Jamie MacDonald preventing the Dons from scoring more.

With the score at one-nil McLean was also denied by the crossbar as Derek McInnes marked his 100th-match in charge of Aberdeen with his 57th win with the Dons closing the gap on the leaders, as said, a point.

These were the other results.

Saturday 19th December 2015
Celtic 1-2 Motherwell
Dundee 4-0 Hamilton
Inverness CT 2-2 Dundee Utd
Kilmarnock 0-4 Aberdeen
Partick Thistle 1-0 Ross County
St Johnstone 0-0 Hearts

A surprise two-one win for Motherwell at Celtic Park was easily the standout results of the weekend, which meant Celtic’s lead at the top was cut to a point with Aberdeen winning four-nil at Kilmarnock meaning the Dons are now only one-point off the top again going into Christmas.

Dundee were four-nil winners against Hamilton with Partick also collecting a good one-nil win at home against Ross County.

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