Summer signing Niall McGinn's strike and Jim McAlister's own goal saw Aberdeen stretch their unbeaten run in all competitions to 12 games thanks to a comfortable 2-0 win over Dundee at Pittodrie.
It could have been even more convincing though, such was the Dons dominance in front of a 10,000-strong home crowd.
Scott Vernon could have made it 3-0 in injury time, but the Dons striker was denied by a great last-ditch tackle.
Aberdeen started the game brightly and the livewire Ryan Fraser was at the heart of their best play early on. After 10 minutes he was set up by Northern Ireland international McGinn only to see his 15-yard shot deflected wide for a corner.
Four minutes later, the pair would combine again for the opening goal. Fraser was the beneficiary of a poor clearance from Rab Douglas. He easily shook off Matthew Lockwood before sending in a low cross from the right which Stephen Hughes stepped over and McGinn lashed into the net via the underside of the crossbar.
The goal meant McGinn had now scored in five successive league games for the Dons. It also provided a platform for Aberdeen to build on and at times they threatened to swamp Dundee.
The influence of Fraser was all too clear when first Gary Irvine and then Iain Davidson went into the book before the interval for ending the youngster's raids down the flanks.
Dundee looked more lively at the start of the second half and Nicky Riley flashed a shot narrowly over the bar after peeling off Clark Robertson. A sickening clash of heads between Dundee centre-backs Kyle Benedictus and Declan Gallagher left the latter with a bloody nose that forced him from the field for lengthy treatment, but he was able to return to the play.
The Dons had offered little in the opening stages of the second half but started to come alive again, with Fraser flashing efforts wide and then over in quick succession. And they finally made it 2-0 when, after 74 minutes, substitute Johnny Hayes' free-kick was deflected in off McAlister.
Dundee found the net in the 84th minute, but referee Calum Murray had already blown for offside when McAlister lashed beyond Jamie Langfield.