The pressure on Dundee boss Neil McCann has increased markedly after the Dark Blues lost their seventh game in a row against Hibs at Dens.
The home side matched the visitors in the first half but conceded three goals in the second 45 to ensure Dundee remain bottom of the Premiership table without a point to their name.
McCann made three changes from the team that lost 4-0 to Rangers at Ibrox last week with Darren O’Dea, Jesse Curran and the suspended Kenny Miller dropping out with Ryan Inniss, Adil Nabi and Glen Kamara coming in with the latter captaining the side.
The Dark Blues came close to opening the scoring in just the third minute when Nabi hit a fierce, low drive from 20 yards with Hibs keeper Adam Bogdan having to dive full length to tip the ball behind for a corner.
After that, clear-cut chances were noticeable by their absence.
However, Hibs finally had a superb opportunity in the 31st minute when David Gray swung a cross in from the right with Daryl Horgan sending a powerful header just wide of Dundee keeper Elliott Parish’s left-hand post.
The goalie came to the rescue shortly after when he blocked a goalbound Stevie Mallan shot with his legs.
In the 36th minute, Dundee had a big appeal for a penalty when Kharl Madianga went down in the Hibs box. It looked like he had been clipped by a defender but referee Andrew Dallas thought differently and booked the midfielder for diving.
Just a minute after the restart, Hibs came agonisingly close to breaking the deadlock when Florian Kamberi struck a superb curling shot which hit the Dundee post with Parish saving sub Steven Whittaker’s follow-up effort.
However, Kamberi made no mistake in the 51st minute when Martin Boyle slipped a pass into the striker who calmly steered the ball past Parish.
Four minutes later, former Dundee wide man Boyle hit the back of the net himself when he cut in from the right and hit an unstoppable shot into the far corner of Parish’s net to double Hibs’ lead.
Dundee’s misery was made complete in the 88th minute when Hibs sub Thomas Agyepong did what Boyle had done earlier, cutting in from the right before sending a low shot past Parish.
Not surprisingly, the full-time whistle was greeted with a chorus of boos from the long-suffering home support.