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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 6 March 2021 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Windsor Park

Attendance: BCD

Referee: Tim Marshall

Linfield home-team
2 FT 0
away-team Cliftonville
  •   Shayne Lavery 73' 90+3'
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Shayne Lavery bagged both Linfield goals ©Matt Mackey/PressEye

LAVERY AT THE DOUBLE FOR LINFIELD

Two Shayne Lavery goals ensured Linfield claimed the points from Cliftonville's visit to Windsor Park.
 
A quiet start to proceedings produced little action in front of goal at either end before, on 27 minutes, a powerful Lavery effort drew a save from Aaron McCarey.
 
The Cliftonville keeper was called into action again soon after with a diving save after Mark Stafford headed Niall Quinn's free-kick towards goal while, a few minutes later, Joel Cooper dragged the ball wide at the near post.
 
Linfield continued to look the more likely to score with Jordan Stewart and Jamie Mulgrew both producing goal bound efforts before the break.
 
It took a while for the second half to warm up before Cooper came close with two attempts either side of the hour, one tipped over by McCarey and another saved by his legs.
 
McCarey continued to come to Cliftonville's rescue, denying Lavery and then Jimmy Callacher.
 
But he was finally beaten on 73 minutes when Cooper's cross from the right was nodded home by Lavery from close range.
 
Cliftonville might have levelled with three minutes to go after Paul O'Neill squared the ball to Barry Coffey but he hesitated at the crucial moment to allow Stafford to make a sliding clearance.
 
However, Lavery made sure of the points for Linfield deep into stoppage time with a driven finish after Kirk Millar had played the ball into his path.
 
Linfield: Johns, Stafford, Newberry, Callacher, Stewart, Lavery, Nasseri, Fallon, Mulgrew, Quinn, Cooper subs Moore (not used), Waterworth (replaced Stewart 69), Millar (replaced Nasseri 69), Clarke (not used), McGivern (not used), Pepper (not used), Palmer (replaced Fallon 57)
 
Cliftonville: McCarey, Breen, O'Reilly, C. Curran, R. Curran, Donnelly, Bagnall, Doherty, Hale, Lowe, O'Neill subs Dunne (not used), Harney (replaced Breen 76), O'Connor (replaced Doherty 60), McCrudden (not used), Casey (not used), Kearns (not used), Coffey (replaced Hale 72)

  • FULL TIME
    Linfield   2 - 0 Cliftonville
  • GOAL

    Shayne Lavery

    Linfield

    90+3'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ryan O'Reilly

    Cliftonville

    85'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Garry Breen

    Cliftonville

    76'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie Harney

    Cliftonville

    76'
  • GOAL

    Shayne Lavery

    Linfield

    73'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Rory Hale

    Cliftonville

    72'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Barry Coffey

    Cliftonville

    72'
  •  Yellow Card

    Michael Newberry

    Linfield

    71'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Stewart

    Linfield

    69'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Navid Nasseri

    Linfield

    69'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Waterworth

    Linfield

    69'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Kirk Millar

    Linfield

    69'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jamie Mulgrew

    Linfield

    65'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ronan Doherty

    Cliftonville

    60'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Daire O'Connor

    Cliftonville

    60'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Stephen Fallon

    Linfield

    57'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Cameron Palmer

    Linfield

    57'
  •  Yellow Card

    Liam Bagnall

    Cliftonville

    43'

Linfield

  • Chris Johns
  • Mark Stafford
  • Michael Newberry 71'
  • Jimmy Callacher
  • Jordan Stewart red substitution 69'
  • Shayne Lavery 73' 90+3'
  • Navid Nasseri red substitution 69'
  • Stephen Fallon red substitution 57'
  • Jamie Mulgrew 65'
  • Niall Quinn
  • Joel Cooper

Substitutes

  • Alex Moore
  • Andrew Waterworth green substitution 69'
  • Kirk Millar green substitution 69'
  • Matthew Clarke
  • Ryan McGivern
  • Conor Pepper
  • Cameron Palmer green substitution 57'

Cliftonville

  • Aaron McCarey
  • Garry Breen red substitution 76'
  • Ryan O'Reilly 85'
  • Chris Curran
  • Ryan Curran
  • Aaron Donnelly
  • Liam Bagnall 43'
  • Ronan Doherty red substitution 60'
  • Rory Hale red substitution 72'
  • Kris Lowe
  • Paul O'Neill

Substitutes

  • Declan Dunne
  • Jamie Harney green substitution 76'
  • Daire O'Connor green substitution 60'
  • Michael McCrudden
  • Odhran Casey
  • Daniel Kearns
  • Barry Coffey green substitution 72'

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