Reds beat Blues in top-of-the-table clash

Champions Cliftonville trail Linfield by just two points at the top of the table thanks to a 1-0 win over the 10-man Blues at a wet and windy Solitude.

Defender Marc Smyth scored the winner with a powerful finish from a Martin Donnelly free-kick in the 64th minute.

Linfield's Robert Garrett was shown a straight red card for a lunge on Smyth two minutes later and while the Blues produced late pressure, Cliftonville held on to take the points.

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