Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday, December 7, 2019

Venue: Windsor Park

Attendance: 2641

Referee: Keith Kennedy

Linfield home-team
1 FT 0
away-team Cliftonville
  •   Kirk Millar
  •   Shayne Lavery
  •   Stephen Fallon
  •   Jamie Mulgrew
  •   Chris Casement 62'
  •   Andrew Waterworth
  •   Trai Hume
  •   Conor McDermott
  •   Ryan Curran
  •   Ruaidhrí Donnelly
  •   Seanan Foster
  •   Liam Bagnall
  •   Ronan Doherty
  •   Thomas Maguire
  •   Conor McMenamin
  •   Calvin McCurry
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Chris Casement celebrates scoring the winner with his Linfield team-mates ©INPHO/Jonathan Porter

CASEMENT BAGS WINNER AS BLUES MOVE TO THE TOP

Linfield are back on top of the table following a one-goal victory over Cliftonville at Windsor Park.

Starting the day in fourth spot, the Blues benefitted from a defeat for morning leaders Crusaders and a draw for Coleraine to move to the summit on goal difference.

After an uneventful opening half-an-hour Cliftonville almost moved in front when Rory Donnelly dispossessed Jimmy Callacher but was denied scoring when Blues keeper Rohan Ferguson saved low to his right.

By contrast, the second half produced plenty of action with Linfield coming close on 51 minutes when Callacher nodded against the crossbar after meeting Matthew Clarke's free-kick.

Cliftonville were then reduced to ten men five minutes later after Liam Bagnall received his second booking of the afternoon following a challenge on Jamie Mulgrew.

Linfield needed just six minutes to make their numerical advantage count thanks to a Stephen Fallon cross which Chris Casement slotted home at close range at the far post.

The Reds almost crafted an equaliser when Rory Donnelly got past Clarke only to send a thundering effort against the crossbar.

Then, at the other end, Mulgrew teed up Bastien Hery to fire against the base of the post from 20 yards.

The visitors continued to press for the equaliser, having another oportunity when Joe Gormley headed over from 12 yards.

And they were given a boost with seven minutes to go when Linfield's Kirk Millar was shown a straight red card for a challenge on Aaron Donnelly but it wasn't enough to spark a late leveller for Paddy McLaughlin's side.

Linfield: Ferguson, Robinson, Callacher, Cooper, Millar, Lavery, Clarke, Fallon, Hery, Mulgrew, Casement subs Moore (not used), Waterworth (replaced Lavery 75), McGivern (not used), Mitchell (not used), Reynolds (not used), Hume (replaced Fallon 87), Allen (not used)

Cliftonville: Brush, McDermott, Harney, C. Curran, R. Curran, R. Donnelly, Foster, Bagnall, Doherty, Gormley, A. Donnelly subs D. Breen (not used), G. Breen (not used), Wilson (not used), Maguire (replaced R. Curran 87), McMenamin (replaced Foster 71), Gorman (not used), McCurry (replaced Doherty 90+1)

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

    Stephen Fallon

    Linfield

    87'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Trai Hume

    Linfield

    87'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Curran

    Cliftonville

    87'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Thomas Maguire

    Cliftonville

    87'
  •  Red Card

    Kirk Millar

    Linfield

    83'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Shayne Lavery

    Linfield

    75'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Waterworth

    Linfield

    75'
  •  Yellow Card

    Conor McDermott

    Cliftonville

    73'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Seanan Foster

    Cliftonville

    71'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor McMenamin

    Cliftonville

    71'
  • GOAL

    Chris Casement

    Linfield

    62'
  •  Yellow Card

    Shayne Lavery

    Linfield

    61'
  •  Red Card

    Liam Bagnall

    Cliftonville

    57'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ruaidhrí Donnelly

    Glentoran

    19'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jamie Mulgrew

    Linfield

    0'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ronan Doherty

    Cliftonville

    0'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Calvin McCurry

    Cliftonville

    0'

Linfield

  • Rohan Ferguson
  • Joshua Robinson
  • Jimmy Callacher
  • Joel Cooper
  • Kirk Millar 83
  • Shayne Lavery 61 red subsititutions  75
  • Matthew Clarke
  • Stephen Fallon red subsititutions  87
  • Bastien Hery
  • Jamie Mulgrew 90+1
  • Chris Casement  62

Substitutions

  • Alex Moore
  • Andrew Waterworth green subsititutions  75
  • Ryan McGivern
  • Andy Mitchell
  • Daniel Reynolds
  • Trai Hume green subsititutions  87
  • Charlie Allen

Cliftonville

  • Richard Brush
  • Conor McDermott 73
  • Jamie Harney
  • Chris Curran
  • Ryan Curran red subsititutions  87
  • Ruaidhrí Donnelly 19
  • Seanan Foster red subsititutions  71
  • Liam Bagnall 57
  • Ronan Doherty red subsititutions  90+1
  • Joe Gormley
  • Aaron Donnelly

Substitutions

  • Declan Breen
  • Garry Breen
  • Ronan Wilson
  • Thomas Maguire green subsititutions  87
  • Conor McMenamin green subsititutions  71
  • Joe Gorman
  • Calvin McCurry green subsititutions  90+1

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