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Dens Park Stadium (ATT 6,743) 17th November 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: B Colvin

Dundee Dundee vs Hibernian Hibernian

Dundee 3

K Benedictus (21)
S Milne (47)
K McBride (pen 52)

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Hibernian 1

L Griffiths (90)

Kyle Benedictus set Dundee on their way to a 3-1 home win over Hibernian in the SPL

Last Updated: 17/11/12 6:44pm

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Kyle Benedictus: Celebrates his opener for Dundee

Kyle Benedictus: Celebrates his opener for Dundee

Kyle Benedictus set Dundee on their way to a 3-1 home win to end high-flying Hibernian's tenure at the top of the SPL.

The victory lifted bottom-of-the-table Dundee to just a point behind St Mirren as Barry Smith's side continued their recent run of fine form.

Benedictus scored in the first half and his effort was followed by second-half goals from Steven Milne and Kevin McBride which meant Leigh Griffiths' injury-time strike was nothing more than a consolation.

After 20 minutes Benedictus broke the deadlock in style with a spectacular strike from 20 yards.

Jim McAlister's corner was only half-cleared by defender Lewis Stevenson and defender Benedictus turned neatly to send an unstoppable effort from his weaker left foot into the top corner past the helpless Williams.

Then, on the stroke of half-time, Davidson was unmarked just yards from goal but headed wide from McAlister's inch-perfect cross and the chance to go 2-0 in front went begging.

But after 48 minutes Dundee increased their lead. Lockwood's inswinging free-kick was headed down by defender Declan Gallagher and Milne was on hand as he reacted first to prod the ball home from point-blank range.

And after 51 minutes they killed the contest by making it 3-0. Former Hibernian hitman Colin Nish was brought down by Alan Maybury as they both chased Gallagher's through-ball.

Midfielder McBride stepped up to send the penalty past Williams who had no chance, to send Dens Park wild with delight.

Dundee attacked the visitors' goal towards the end, looking for a fourth goal, and not even Griffiths' late 25-yard strike could spoil their day.

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Scottish Premiership

Scottish Premiership
Pos Team P Pts
1 Celtic 37 89
2 Aberdeen 37 75
3 Inverness CT 37 65
4 St Johnstone 37 54
5 Dundee United 37 53
6 Dundee 37 45
7 Hamilton Academical 37 50
8 Partick Thistle 37 45
9 Kilmarnock 37 41
10 Ross County 37 41
11 Motherwell 37 35
12 St Mirren 37 30