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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 5 December 2020 (kick off: 5.30 PM)

Venue: Windsor Park

Attendance: BCD

Referee: Shane Andrews

Linfield home-team
2 FT 0
away-team Cliftonville
  •   Shayne Lavery 47'
  •   Kirk Millar 50'
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Shayne Lavery celebrates opening the scoring ©PressEye

QUICK FIRE LINFIELD DOUBLE GIVES CLIFTONVILLE THE BLUES

Two goals early in the second half guided Linfield to victory over Cliftonville at Windsor Park.
 
After a scoreless first 45 minutes Shayne Lavery broke the deadlock just over sixty seconds after the break with a superb volley past Richard Brush from the edge of the area.
 
Then, around three minutes later, Kirk Millar doubled Linfield's advantage with a composed finish after picking up the loose ball after Lavery's initial effort had been blocked.
 
Outside of the goals Linfield began the game on the front foot with Jamie Mulgrew sending the ball just over from the edge of the box after four minutes while, for the Reds, Joe Gormley saw a decent effort saved by keeper David Walsh not long after.
 
Despite that promising start the next realistic effort on goal came just after the half-hour mark when Lavery had a shot blocked for corner which was eventually nodded over by Jimmy Callacher.
 
After falling behind to those two quick fire goals Cliftonville almost pulled one back through Ronan Doherty but his volley from Ryan Curran's header struck the crossbar.
 
But that was as close as they got with Linfield's two-goal cushion never really coming under any threat.

Linfield: Walsh, Stafford, Callacher, Stewart, Millar, Lavery, Clarke, McClean, Mulgrew, Pepper, Quinn subs Larkin (not used), Haughey (replaced Pepper 89), Waterworth (replaced Lavery 76), Shevlin (not used), Kearns (not used), Doyle (not used), Hery (replaced Stewart 83)
 
Cliftonville: Brush, McDermott, Breen, O'Reilly, C. Curran, McCrudden, McMenamin, Foster, Donnelly, Bagnall, Gormley subs Dunne (not used), O'Connor (not used), R. Curran (replaced McCrudden 59), McKee (not used), Doherty (replaced O'Reilly 66), Casey (not used), Maguire (replaced Gormley 59)

  • FULL TIME
    Linfield   2 - 0 Cliftonville
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor Pepper

    Linfield

    89'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Mark Haughey

    Linfield

    89'
  •  Yellow Card

    Liam Bagnall

    Cliftonville

    88'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Stewart

    Linfield

    83'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Bastien Hery

    Linfield

    83'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Shayne Lavery

    Linfield

    76'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Waterworth

    Linfield

    76'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan O'Reilly

    Cliftonville

    66'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ronan Doherty

    Cliftonville

    66'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Michael McCrudden

    Cliftonville

    59'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe Gormley

    Cliftonville

    59'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Curran

    Cliftonville

    59'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Thomas Maguire

    Warrenpoint Town

    59'
  • GOAL

    Kirk Millar

    Linfield

    50'
  • GOAL

    Shayne Lavery

    Linfield

    47'
  •  Yellow Card

    Conor Pepper

    Linfield

    47'
  •  Yellow Card

    Garry Breen

    Cliftonville

    32'

Linfield

  • David Walsh
  • Mark Stafford
  • Jimmy Callacher
  • Jordan Stewart red substitution 83'
  • Shayne Lavery red substitution 76' 47'
  • Matthew Clarke
  • Kyle McClean
  • Kirk Millar 50'
  • Jamie Mulgrew
  • Conor Pepper 47' red substitution 89'
  • Niall Quinn

Substitutes

  • Ross Larkin
  • Mark Haughey green substitution 89'
  • Andrew Waterworth green substitution 76'
  • Matthew Shevlin
  • Daniel Kearns
  • Brandon Doyle
  • Bastien Hery green substitution 83'

Cliftonville

  • Richard Brush
  • Conor McDermott
  • Garry Breen 32'
  • Ryan O'Reilly red substitution 66'
  • Chris Curran
  • Michael McCrudden red substitution 59'
  • Conor McMenamin
  • Seanan Foster
  • Aaron Donnelly
  • Liam Bagnall 88'
  • Joe Gormley red substitution 59'

Substitutes

  • Declan Dunne
  • Daire O'Connor
  • Ryan Curran green substitution 59'
  • Mark McKee
  • Ronan Doherty green substitution 66'
  • Odhran Casey
  • Thomas Maguire green substitution 59'

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