Blues bounce back from cup 'humiliation' to take over at top of the Premiership

Ethan Boyle - involved in goals at both ends!

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The Danske Bank Premiership title race took another twist on Monday night with Linfield beating derby rivals Cliftonville.

Their 2-1 victory in north Belfast moves the Blues back on top of the league, ahead of the Reds and Glentoran on goal difference.

All three teams are level on 50 points.

The Solitude showdown was Linfield's first match since their shock Irish Cup defeat against Queen's University.

Manager David Healy says the players were determined to bounce back from what he called a humiliation at The Dub ...

Midfielders Bastien Hery and Kirk Millar agree with the boss, a victory was vital after the cup crash...

Andrew Mitchell put Linfield in front with a penalty, Reds captain Joe Gormley equalised but sub Mark Stafford grabbed the winner. 

It was an eventful league debut for new Blues full-back Ethan Boyle.

The former Shamrock Rovers player was at fault for Gormley's goal, but had a hand in both the replies...

 

 

Reds defender Seanna Foster says their focus now is to get back on track in Saturday's Premiership clash at Carrick...

Saturday January 18, 3pm - 

Ballymena United vs Glenavon 
Carrick Rangers vs Cliftonville
Crusaders vs Larne 
Institute vs Glentoran
Linfield vs Dungannon Swifts
Warrenpoint Town vs Coleraine

 

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