McGinn double fires Dons to victory
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Niall McGinn's brilliant double handed Aberdeen back the initiative in the race for the Scottish Premiership's second spot as the Dons defeated Hibernian 2-0 at Easter Road.

Following three successive draws, the Reds now move three points clear of third-placed Motherwell following their Edinburgh triumph with just five games to play.

And they have McGinn to thank after a talismanic display in the capital. The Northern Irishman had gone 16 games without a goal before scoring against Dundee United at the end of last month, but has now netted three times in as many games after the victory over Hibernian.