DEREK McINNES admitted his Aberdeen players failed to take responsibility and were “lucky” to only lose 2-0 to Hibs at Easter Road yesterday.

Martin Boyle and Florian Kamberi scored second-half goals for the Edinburgh men, the Dons boss accepted the scoreline could have been far worse.

A dejected McInnes said: “Even though the score was 2-0, we got murdered.

“The player who took responsibility was in a green and white shirt.

“They won more tackles, they were brighter, had a better appetite than us.”

The Pittodrie outfit had previously defeated Lennon’s men twice this season – 1-0 in Edinburgh followed by a 4-1 hammering at home.

McInnes said the roles were reversed this time as Hibs moved to within five points of the Dons in the Premiership.

He added: “You can sometimes accept when you haven’t played well, but you still see us taking responsibility for it.

“I didn’t think we did that enough, which is unusual for us. We were lucky to get away with two.

“I don’t know where it’s come from. We went into the game in good form. We never won a tackle, we were really poor.

“We murdered Hibs at Pittodrie 4-1 and that, for me, was similar. Hibs put their revenge on us and thoroughly deserved it.”


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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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