Three things we learned from Aberdeen’s 2-0 win over Hearts

Jonny Hayes scores the first goal at Pittodrie in the 2-0 win.

Aberdeen extended their winning record at Pittodrie to nine games for the first time since 1986.

The comprehensive 2-0 win over Hearts keeps the Dons’ lead over third-placed Rangers at eight points.

It was a magnificent performance from the side against the Edinburgh outfit, while sends the group into the international break on a high.

Here are three things we learned from the victory over Hearts at the weekend.

1) Second in the league and still fans aren’t turning up

There was a bigger crowd at the Hibs v Dumbarton game than there was at Pittodrie.

That’s shameful. We are talking about a Dons side who have lost just once at home all season.

The part-timers will be the first to moan if they don’t get a ticket for the cup semi, though!

2) Tag-team centre-back duo dominant against Jambo giant

You had to admire the way Dons defenders Ash Taylor and Anthony O’Connor dealt with Hearts striker Esmael Goncalves.

The Portuguese hitman is a big fella, but the Dons pair were like a wrestling tag-team, passing him back and fourth and beating him into submission.

3) Ian Cathro looking a bit of a lame duck after Levein input

Hearts boss Ian Cathro called questions about why their football director Craig Levein seeming to run things from the stand as “directed hysteria.”

Levein also went into their dressing room at half-time, not that it helped them much.