BBC Sport - Ten-man Linfield hold on to beat Crusaders 2-1 in a stormy affair at Seaview
Linfield hold on to beat Crusaders at Seaview
- From the section Football
Crusaders suffer their first defeat at home in the league since the opening day of last season as Linfield run out 2-1 winners at Seaview.
Aaron Burns and Andrew Waterworth gave Linfield a 2-0 first-half lead.
Linfield's Jamie Mulgrew and manager David Healy were both sent off after a scuffle, however Linfield would hold on despite Jordan Owen’s consolation goal.
The result sees Crusaders' lead over Linfield at the top of the table reduced to four points.