Irish Premiership: We fell short of our standards - Healy

Aaron Harman celebrates after scoring Glentoran's equaliser at Windsor Park
Aaron Harman celebrates after scoring Glentoran's equaliser at Windsor Park

Linfield manager David Healy has criticised his team's performance in the 1-1 Boxing Day draw with Belfast rivals Glentoran at Windsor Park.

The result is a blow to Linfield's title hopes as they now trail leaders Crusaders by seven points.

"We weren't bright, cute or smart enough to win - we looked short of attacking options," said Healy.

"The second half was not good enough and we fell short of the standards that I expect."

Mark Haughey gave the Blues a deserved early lead but Aaron Harmon equalised as Glentoran improved in the second half.

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The focus now switches to Saturday's top-two showdown at Seaview as Linfield seek to close the gap.

"It's always frustrating not to win, particularly derby matches, but we will go to Seaview with a positive attitude," added Healy.

"It is always a big game, they are leaders and champions and hopefully we can remain unbeaten against them this season."

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