In the game between Hibernian and Aberdeen that was going to have a big say in the battle for third place in the Scottish Premiership, it was the Easter Road side that came out on top.

Martin Boyle’s two goals gave Hibernian a 2-0 win, and they move five points clear of Aberdeen. Derek McInnes’ side might have a game in hand, but at the moment Jack Ross’ side look clear favourites to finish third in the Premiership.

Played vital role in second goal

Whilst Boyle will take plenty of plaudits for his role in the win, and as he should, as he scored the two goals, the role played by Lewis Stevenson in Hibernian’s all-important second goal shouldn’t be forgotten about.

Stevenson came on as a second-half substitute and made an immediate impact. His pinpoint pass set up Boyle, who finished in style. Stevenson deserves plenty of credit for the pass. It laid the chance on a plate for Boyle, and his vision to spot Boyle’s run was second to none.

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Lewis Stevenson played a key role in Hibernian’s 2-0 win over Aberdeen (Photo by Mark Scates/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Stevenson might not have been a regular starter for Hibernian this season, but when he makes passes like he does for Boyle’s goal then he might find himself back in the starting line-up.

Will be a hero for pivotal moment

Some Hibernian fans on social media were thrilled with Stevenson’s contribution to the vital win. One fan went as far as to suggest that a statue should be built on the player. That probably won’t happen, but Stevenson will be a Hibernian hero tonight for his pass to Boyle.

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Lewis Stevenson recently played his 500th game for Hibernian (Photo by Mark Scates/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Here are some of the best reactions from Twitter to Stevenson’s assist:

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