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Match Centre

League Cup
Tuesday 29 October 2019 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Windsor Park

Referee: Tim Marshall

Linfield home-team
1 FT 0
away-team Cliftonville
  •   Joel Cooper 10'
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Joel Cooper celebrates scoring the only goal of the game ©William Cherry/PressEye.com

COOPER GOAL ENOUGH AS LINFIELD CONTINUE CUP DEFENCE

An early Joel Cooper goal proved enough to secure victory for holders Linfield over Cliftonville in this BetMcLean League Cup quarter-final at Windsor Park.

What proved to be the only goal of the game came after ten minutes. Kirk Millar's corner was headed towards his own goal by Cliftonville defender Conor McDermott but was cleared by Chris Curran only as far as Cooper who pounced to beat Richard Brush with a first-time effort.

The Blues had a chance to double their advantage midway through the first half when Shayne Lavery was fouled inside the area but his subsequent penalty was saved by Brush with Cooper and Matthew Clarke seeing their follow-up efforts cleared off the line.

Cooper had another chance for Linfield soon after but his right-foot effort went just wide of the target.

Millar had a chance early in the second half to extend Linfield's lead from a Bastien Hery pass but Brush saved easily.

Cliftonville failed to mount a serious challenge as the game progressed with Linfield looking the more likely to score.

Even then, most action was reserved for the final ten minutes. Hery had an effort from distance fall a few yards wide, Clarke tested Brush from the edge of the area before Andrew Waterworth came closest with a shot against the post while Stephen Fallon fired the rebound over.

Linfield: Deane, Callacher, Cooper, Millar, Lavery, Clarke, Fallon, Hery, Mulgrew, McGivern, Quinn subs Ferguson (not used), Robinson (replaced McGivern 42), Waterworth (replaced Lavery 56), Shevlin (not used), Stewart (not used), Mitchell (replaced Mulgrew 90+2), Hume (not used)

Cliftonville: Brush, McDermott, Harney, C. Curran, R. Curran, R. Donnelly, Doherty, Gormley, McMenamin, A. Donnelly, Gorman subs Dunne (not used), McKee (not used), Foster (not used), Wilson (replaced McMenamin 69), Bagnall (replaced McDermott 19), Maguire (replaced Bagnall 78), Rocks (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Linfield   1 - 0 Cliftonville
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie Mulgrew

    Linfield

    90+2'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andy Mitchell

    Larne

    90+2'
  •  Yellow Card

    Liam Bagnall

    Cliftonville

    45+1'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Liam Bagnall

    Cliftonville

    78'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Thomas Maguire

    Cliftonville

    78'
  •  Yellow Card

    Stephen Fallon

    Linfield

    77'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor McMenamin

    Cliftonville

    69'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ronan Wilson

    Coleraine

    69'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Shayne Lavery

    Linfield

    56'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Waterworth

    Linfield

    56'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan McGivern

    Linfield

    42'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Joshua Robinson

    Larne

    42'
  •  Yellow Card

    Matthew Clarke

    Linfield

    25'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor McDermott

    Cliftonville

    19'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Liam Bagnall

    Cliftonville

    19'
  •  Yellow Card

    Conor McDermott

    Cliftonville

    17'
  • GOAL

    Joel Cooper

    Unregistered Players

    10'

Linfield

  • Gareth Deane
  • Bastien Hery
  • Jimmy Callacher
  • Joel Cooper 10'
  • Jamie Mulgrew red substitution 90+2'
  • Kirk Millar
  • Matthew Clarke 25'
  • Niall Quinn
  • Ryan McGivern red substitution 42'
  • Stephen Fallon 77'
  • Shayne Lavery red substitution 56'

Substitutes

  • Rohan Ferguson
  • Andy Mitchell green substitution 90+2'
  • Andrew Waterworth green substitution 56'
  • Jordan Stewart
  • Matthew Shevlin
  • Trai Hume
  • Joshua Robinson green substitution 42'

Cliftonville

  • Richard Brush
  • Ruaidhrí Donnelly
  • Aaron Donnelly
  • Chris Curran
  • Conor McDermott 17' red substitution 19'
  • Conor McMenamin red substitution 69'
  • Joe Gorman
  • Joe Gormley
  • Jamie Harney
  • Ryan Curran
  • Ronan Doherty

Substitutes

  • Declan Dunne
  • Donal Rocks
  • Liam Bagnall 45+1' green substitution 19' red substitution 78'
  • Mark McKee
  • Ronan Wilson green substitution 69'
  • Seanan Foster
  • Thomas Maguire green substitution 78'

Linfield

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Cliftonville

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