Dundee 3 - 1 Hibernian

Match info: Scottish Premier at Dens Park Stadium

Date: 17/11/2012 KO: 15:00 Ref: B Colvin Att: 6,743

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers


Kyle Benedictus 21
Steven Milne 47
Kevin McBride 52 (pen)



Leigh Griffiths 90

FT (ht: 1-0)

  • Last Updated: November 17 2012, 20:02 GMT

Dundee manager Barry Smith praised his players after their 3-1 destruction of Hibernian at Dens Park.

Kyle Benedictus celebrates for Dundee
Kyle Benedictus celebrates for Dundee

The Dark Blues moved to within a point of second-bottom St Mirren, who they face in Paisley next week, as they bid to stay in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League.

Kyle Benedictus opened the scoring after 21 minutes and second-half goals from Steven Milne and Kevin McBride meant Leigh Griffiths' injury-time strike was nothing more than a consolation.

Smith said: "It's a great result and a very good performance. We deserved to win the game and we got three goals as well which is always nice.

"We played with high energy levels and pressed them high up the pitch which we got a lot of joy from. We're pleased with the overall performance and the lads have all been working ever so hard.

"There's a long way to go but we'll concentrate on what we're doing. It's as simple as that. We're not looking at anyone else and that won't change."

Hibs manager Pat Fenlon admitted his side had only themselves to blame for their unexpected loss on Tayside.

Fenlon said: "We got what we deserved. We didn't perform to the levels we have been doing of late. We haven't had a performance like that all season so it's difficult to explain.

"Dundee worked harder than us but we have to take it on the chin and it's hard to be overly critical of the players.

"We spoke about it at half-time because we were lucky to go in just 1-0 down as it could have been more. But we didn't start as well as we wanted to and all of a sudden we were 2-0 down and it was all uphill from there on.

"We kept at it but didn't do enough to take anything from the game. We've got to make sure that we concentrate on our own form. We didn't do that today which was disappointing.

"You don't want to take too much away from Dundee because they've been battling hard all season as a team and deserved this win. They passed the ball well at times and scored some good goals."

Fenlon insisted his team's poor performance had nothing to do with the fact they could have gone back to the top of the SPL with a win after Aberdeen's defeat by Celtic earlier in the day.

He said: "It's not as though we were getting carried away by being up at the top. We weren't even aware of the score so it wasn't that we were thinking too much about that."

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