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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 18 September 2021 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Windsor Park

Attendance: 2498

Referee: Shane Andrews

Linfield home-team
1 FT 1
away-team Coleraine
  •   Christy Manzinga 64'
  •   Conor McKendry 85'
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Conor McKendry celebrates scoring Coleraine's late equaliser ©Philip Magowan/INPHO

BLUES AND BANNSIDERS DRAW AT WINDSOR

In the end last season's top two couldn't be separated as Linfield and Coleraine battled to a draw at Windsor Park.

The game got off to a lively start with Chris Shields seeing an effort blocked at one end while Jamie Glackin just missed connecting with a through ball at the other.

The Bannsiders almost drew first blood with around a quarter-of-an-hour on the clock when Matthew Shevlin was denied by Chris Johns while Conor McKendry's rebound was blocked by the Linfield defence.

Later in the half Trai Hume sent an effort over from 20 yards with Shevlin threatening again with a header from a Lyndon Kane cross, followed by an off target Aaron Traynor header.

After the break Christy Manzinga collected the ball from Stephen Fallon and tested Gareth Deane with a left-foot effort before, just after the hour, he made the breakthrough for Linfield with a cool finish over the advancing keeper after again receiving a Fallon pass.

Coleraine reacted positively to falling behind with Shevlin and Kane both having opportunities before, with five minutes left, McKendry connected with the ball around 20 yards from goal to strike an unstoppable effort past Deane.

Linfield: Johns, Newberry, Shields, Callacher, Millar, Hume, Manzinga, Clarke, Fallon, Mulgrew, Green subs Walsh (not used), Larkin (not used), Stewart (replaced Green 70), Donnelly (not used), Chadwick (replaced Manzinga 84), Salam (not used), Palmer (replaced Fallon 73)

Coleraine: Deane, Kane, Brown, McKendry, Lowry, Carson, Wilson, O'Donnell, Glackin, Traynor, Shevlin subs Gallagher (not used), Mullan (replaced Traynor 57), Jarvis (not used), Tweed (replaced Shevlin 89), Parkhill (not used), Kelly (not used), Friel (replaced Wilson 73)

  • FULL TIME
    Linfield   1 - 1 Coleraine
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Shevlin

    Coleraine

    89'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Evan Tweed

    Coleraine

    89'
  • GOAL

    Conor McKendry

    Coleraine

    85'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Christy Manzinga

    Linfield

    84'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Billy Chadwick

    Linfield

    84'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Stephen Fallon

    Linfield

    73'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Cameron Palmer

    Linfield

    73'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ronan Wilson

    Coleraine

    73'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Cathair Friel

    Coleraine

    73'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Matt Green

    Linfield

    70'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Stewart

    Linfield

    70'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jamie Glackin

    Coleraine

    69'
  • GOAL

    Christy Manzinga

    Linfield

    64'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Aaron Traynor

    Coleraine

    57'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam Mullan

    Coleraine

    57'
  •  Yellow Card

    Aaron Traynor

    Coleraine

    32'
  •  Yellow Card

    Chris Shields

    Linfield

    12'

Linfield

  • Chris Johns
  • Michael Newberry
  • Chris Shields 12'
  • Jimmy Callacher
  • Kirk Millar
  • Trai Hume
  • Christy Manzinga red substitution 84' 64'
  • Matthew Clarke
  • Stephen Fallon red substitution 73'
  • Jamie Mulgrew
  • Matt Green red substitution 70'

Substitutes

  • David Walsh
  • Ross Larkin
  • Jordan Stewart green substitution 70'
  • Martin Donnelly
  • Billy Chadwick green substitution 84'
  • Ahmed Salam
  • Cameron Palmer green substitution 73'

Coleraine

  • Gareth Deane
  • Lyndon Kane
  • Rodney Brown
  • Conor McKendry 85'
  • Stephen Lowry
  • Josh Carson
  • Ronan Wilson red substitution 73'
  • Stephen O'Donnell
  • Jamie Glackin 69'
  • Aaron Traynor 32' red substitution 57'
  • Matthew Shevlin red substitution 89'

Substitutes

  • Martin Gallagher
  • Adam Mullan green substitution 57'
  • Aaron Jarvis
  • Evan Tweed green substitution 89'
  • Ian Parkhill
  • Patrick Kelly
  • Cathair Friel green substitution 73'

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