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Match Centre

Premiership
Tuesday 25 January 2022 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Solitude

Attendance: 2248

Referee: Tony Clarke

Cliftonville home-team
2 FT 2
away-team Linfield
  •   Jamie McDonagh 15' 63'
  •   Matthew Clarke 61'
  •   Ethan Devine 85'
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Ryan Curran and Jamie Mulgrew in action ©Stephen Hamilton/INPHO

REDS AND BLUES DRAW AT SOLITUDE

Cliftonville and Linfield battled to an equal share of the points and goals in an exciting top of the table clash at Solitude.

The Reds, trailing the Blues by five points in third spot, moved in front after a quarter-of-an-hour through Jamie McDonagh who fired low into the bottom corner after both he and Ryan Curran had initial efforts blocked.

Stephen Fallon came close to levelling for Linfield after a corner was only partially clear but his shot was just a little too high to say on target.

McDonagh might have doubled Cliftonville's just before the hour when he tested keeper Chris Johns with a curling 20-yard effort that seemed destined for the top corner.

Linfield got back on level terms not long after that after Michael Newberry sent a superb delivery to the back post for Matthew Clarke to meet and nod home from close range.

However Cliftonville regained the advantage only a couple of minutes later with McDonagh's second of the evening after he had been played through by Kris Lowe to send a first time strike past Johns.

Then, with nine minutes remaining, Clarke almost doubled his tally when he got his head to a Jamie Mulgrew cross but Cliftonville keeper produced a brilliant stop to dive full stretch to tip the ball onto the crossbar.

But Linfield earned a share of the spoils four minutes after that through recent signing Ethan Devine with a glancing header after Clarke turned provider to send the ball over from the left.

Cliftonville: McNicholas, McDermott, Ives, Curran, McDonagh, Lowe, Addis, Doherty, Turner, Gallagher, Kearns subs McKenna (not used), Harney (not used), Curran (replaced McDermott 46), O’Neill (replaced Kearns 65), Donnelly (replaced Doherty 76), Gormley (replaced Gallagher 90), Coates (not used)

Linfield: Johns, Roscoe, Newberry, Callacher, Millar, Manzinga, M. Clarke, McKee, McClean, Fallon, Mulgrew subs Walsh (not used), Stewart (replaced Mulgrew 82), Devine (replaced McKee 68), Donnelly (not used), A. Clarke (not used), Palmer (replaced McClean 68), Carroll (not used)

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

    Chris Gallagher

    Cliftonville

    90'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe Gormley

    Cliftonville

    90'
  •  Yellow Card

    Matthew Clarke

    Linfield

    86'
  • GOAL

    Ethan Devine

    Linfield

    85'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie Mulgrew

    Linfield

    82'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Stewart

    Linfield

    82'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ronan Doherty

    Cliftonville

    76'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Aaron Donnelly

    Larne

    76'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris McKee

    Linfield

    68'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Kyle McClean

    Linfield

    68'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ethan Devine

    Linfield

    68'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Cameron Palmer

    Linfield

    68'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Daniel Kearns

    Larne

    65'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul O'Neill

    Larne

    65'
  • GOAL

    Jamie McDonagh

    Cliftonville

    63'
  • GOAL

    Matthew Clarke

    Linfield

    61'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jamie McDonagh

    Cliftonville

    52'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor McDermott

    Coleraine

    46'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Curran

    Cliftonville

    46'
  • GOAL

    Jamie McDonagh

    Cliftonville

    15'

Cliftonville

  • Luke McNicholas
  • Conor McDermott red substitution 46'
  • Levi Ives
  • Ryan Curran
  • Jamie McDonagh 52' 15' 63'
  • Kris Lowe
  • Jonathan Addis
  • Ronan Doherty red substitution 76'
  • Luke Turner
  • Chris Gallagher red substitution 90'
  • Daniel Kearns red substitution 65'

Substitutes

  • Ruadhán McKenna
  • Jamie Harney
  • Chris Curran green substitution 46'
  • Paul O'Neill green substitution 65'
  • Aaron Donnelly green substitution 76'
  • Joe Gormley green substitution 90'
  • Colin Coates

Linfield

  • Chris Johns
  • Sam Roscoe
  • Michael Newberry
  • Jimmy Callacher
  • Kirk Millar
  • Christy Manzinga
  • Matthew Clarke 86' 61'
  • Chris McKee red substitution 68'
  • Kyle McClean red substitution 68'
  • Stephen Fallon
  • Jamie Mulgrew red substitution 82'

Substitutes

  • David Walsh
  • Jordan Stewart green substitution 82'
  • Ethan Devine green substitution 68' 85'
  • Martin Donnelly
  • Andrew Clarke
  • Cameron Palmer green substitution 68'
  • Adam Carroll
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