Jordan Owens goal puts Crues three clear at top as they beat Blues

Crusaders produced a composed display to beat a disappointing Linfield in the Premiership top-two encounter as the champions moved three points clear.

Jordan Owens's 39th-minute goal proved the difference but the Crues were full value for their win at Windsor Park.

The outstanding Paul Heatley also hit the Linfield woodwork as the Crues looked the more dangerous side for the majority of the contest.

Ivan Sproule wasted a Blues chance with Aaron Burns hitting the Crues bar late on but it was a poor Linfield display.