Aberdeen’s 2-0 win over Dundee was won in the middle of the park.
They dominated the midfield area in the first half, with wee Willo Flood head and shoulders ahead of the rest.
The Dark Blues had no answers for the speed, skill and sharpness of the Dons as they pushed them back towards their own goal.
The Dens men did a bit better after the break but they were too far away from their opponents by that stage.
Being second best in the midfield meant the supply to Greg Stewart, Kane Hemmings and Rory Loy was cut off for the bulk of the game.
That meant Paul Hartley’s men couldn’t play to their strengths, while Aberdeen were able to keep their whole team connected and fluent.
It is Motherwell at Fir Park next for Dundee as they look for their first win in over two months, with the last success coming when they beat the Steelmen 2-1 at Dens on October 3.
They have been draw specialists since then, with a couple of losses thrown in as well.
That makes a victory long overdue and it would be nice if it came sooner rather than later.