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Aberdeen 4 – 1 Hibernian

Aberdeen 4 – 1 Hibernian

Bojan Miovski was Aberdeen’s goalscoring hero again as Jim Goodwin’s side beat Hibernian 4-1 to overtake the visitors and climb to third place in the Premiership – but not without the help of VAR drama.

Miovski scored either side of the half to put his side in control, before Ylber Ramadani struck a third. Mykola Kukharevych pulled one back before Leighton Clarkson’s cheeky fourth put the result beyond doubt.

Video referee Steven Kirkland was heavily involved in the penalty which eventually led Miovski to open the scoring, and also gave Hibs a consolation nod.

The visitors had the better of the early goals but it would be midway through the first half before either goalkeeper was called into serious action, with Aberdeen’s Kelle Roos pushing in a acrobatic header from Ewan Henderson on a cross from Chris Cadden over the bar.

Aberdeen's Leighton Clarkson celebrates after making it 4-1 during a Premiership cinch match between Aberdeen and Hibernian at Pittodrie
Aberdeen’s Leighton Clarkson celebrates after making it 4-1

Aberdeen’s first effort came on the counter from a Hibs corner. Miovski slid into Duk to fire a low shot past David Marshall, only for Marijan Cabraja to slip in to clear the line.

Duk was involved again in the opener, as he was knocked down by Marshall.

Long checks for offside, then on the penalty itself, were passed before Miovski intervened – only for Marshall to save down to his left.

Another check ruled that Marshall had slipped off his line, leading to a rebound, and as the striker and keeper returned the same way, this time the ball found the net.

The drama was not there as Marshall reacted by kicking the ball at Miovski which led to another criticism, a booking deemed appropriate.

ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 04: Ylber Ramadani of Aberdeen celebrates after making it 3-0 during a Premiership cinch match between Aberdeen and Hibernian at Pittodrie on November 04, 2022 in Aberdeen, Scotland.  (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group)
Aberdeen’s YIber Ramadani celebrates after making it 3-0

The Dons doubled their lead eight minutes after the break as Clarkson netted a corner kick past Miovski, the striker clearing away from marker Joe Newell and able to send a free header into the net.

Aberdeen added a third as the visitors failed to manage a Clarkson corner, with Ramadani appearing on the edge of the box to fire into the bottom right corner.

But Hibs found a way back into the game as Kukharevych brought home a cross from Elias Melkersen at the far post. Originally ruled out for offside, VAR confirmed the goal should stand.

If this raised any hopes of a comeback, they were short-lived. The Dons have been ruthless in front of goal at home this season and they scored a fourth in brazen fashion.

Clarkson ran on a pass from substitute Marley Watkins and his touch sent him past Marshall, but with his route to goal seemingly blocked, the on-loan Liverpool man spun and heeled into the bottom left corner to seal the points .

And after?

Aberdeen travel to Livingston tuesday; kick off 7:45 p.m. The then host Dundee United on Saturday November 12 at 6 p.m. in their last match before the World Cup.

Hibernian host Ross County Tuesday before going to Kilmarnock before the break.