By Tom Adams
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Hibernian consolidated their third place in the SPL with a 4-0 win over DundeeHibernian comprehensively consolidated their third place in the SPL with a 4-0 victory over Dundee.
Garry O'Connor (pictured) grabbed a brace, whilst Steven Whittaker and Steven Fletcher also contributed to the demolition at Easter Road.
At the other end of the table, Livingston were dealt a further blow in their bid to achieve survival, as Richard Gough's side went down 2-0 to Aberdeen at Pittodrie.
Kevin McNaughton opened the scoring for Jimmy Calderwood's side, and Noel Whelan added the second after an hour.
Dundee United missed a good chance to accelerate away from their relegation rivals as they let a lead slip to draw 1-1 at home to Inverness Caledonian Thistle.
The visitors unfortunately conceded an own goal through Grant Munro after half an hour, although levelled with a Barry Wilson spot kick.
Motherwell gained a good 2-0 win over Hearts at Fir Park, as Terry Butcher's side made up league ground on their opponents.
Scott McDonald claimed the first goal after 25 minutes, and Marc Fitzpatrick claimed a second before half time.
Jim Jeffries' Kilmarnock side twice took the lead as they overcame Dunfermline Athletic 2-1 at Rugby Park.
Steven Naismith and Kris Boyd netted for the home side, whilst Jesper Christiansen replied for Dunfermline.