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Summary

  1. Ards 2-4 Ballymena Utd
  2. Crusaders 1-0 Coleraine
  3. Dungannon Swifts 1-1 Cliftonville
  4. Glenavon 2-2 Linfield
  5. Glentoran 0-0 Portadown

Live Reporting

By Richard Petrie and Matt Gault

All times stated are UK

  1. Watch the goals

    Match highlights

    We'll get cracking now on putting the videos of today's goals on the BBC Sport NI website.

    Don't forget, on Monday night the Irish League Show will be on the iPlayer with Joel Taggart and Chris Morgan discussing the big talking points. Expect Glenavon v Linfield to feature prominently.

    Thanks for following the action with us today, until the next time.

  2. What's next

    Two games on Tuesday night

    The top two will be back in action on Tuesday - and they'll have to call up some replacements after red cards this afternoon.

    Linfield are away to Ballymena United who beat them 4-1 earlier in the in a League Cup match, while leaders Crusaders are away to Glenavon.

    A couple of tasty games in prospect and there will be coverage on BBC Radio Ulster medium wave and the BBC Sport website.

  3. What they said

    Crusaders 1-0 Coleraine

    Quote Message: We were not at the races today, but thankfully we got the goal before half-time. It was not our best performance of the season, however we got the three points. Coleraine are a good side and Oran has them playing good stuff. We never thought it was going to be easy but we got over the line and the result was all the sweeter as other results went our way. from Sean O'Neill Crusaders goalkeeper
    Sean O'NeillCrusaders goalkeeper
  4. What they said

    Glentoran 0-0 Portadown

    Quote Message: We were the dominant team and should have won the game. We had one disallowed for offside and I'd like to see that again. We have left two points out there today and the lads are bitterly disappointed at failing to kill Portadown off. We were solid and never looked like conceding. We had Portadown penned in and with a bit of quality in the final third we would have won. Portadown were celebrating at the end because they got a point. from Gary Haveron Glentoran manager
    Gary HaveronGlentoran manager
  5. What they didn't say

    Silence from Linfield

    So we've heard from the Glenavon camp after that incident-filled 2-2 draw at Mourneview Park. The BBC asked Linfield for some reaction, as is the custom, but they have decided they do not want to say anything today.

    Our man at Mourneview also asked referee Tim Marshall for an interview, but was turned down.

  6. What they said

    Glenavon 2-2 Linfield

    Quote Message: I felt the Matthew Clarke red card was correct because the challenge was high and if I'm wrong I will say so. I did not see the Roy Carroll incident but when they went down to the nine men we dominated the game as you would expect and we should have been three or four up at half-time. In the second half we did not do things at a high enough tempo and there were some choice words after the match. Linfield deserve their draw. from Gary Hamilton Glenavon player-manager
    Gary HamiltonGlenavon player-manager
  7. How they stand

    Irish Premiership

    Linfield may have been celebrating after getting an unlikely point away to Glenavon, but the harsh truth is they have fallen six points behind leaders and champions Crusaders who beat Coleraine 1-0

    Irish Premiership table
    Image caption: Irish Premiership table
  8. Brilliant goal for nine-man Linfield

    Glenavon 2-2 Linfield

    This was the goal which had Linfield celebrating as if they had won the league. They had been two goals - and two men - down at Glenavon! But this brilliant late solo goal by Paul Smyth made it 2-2 at Mourneview Park.

    Video content

    Video caption: Smyth scores brilliant Linfield equaliser
  9. FULL-TIME

    Crusaders 1-0 Coleraine

    Crusaders extend their lead at the top of the table to six points with a narrow win as they continue their impressive record against the Bannsiders in recent years.

  10. RED CARD

    Crusaders 1-0 Coleraine

    Midfielder Declan Caddell is sent-off in injury time at Seaview. A second yellow for encroaching as a free-kick was about to be taken.

  11. FULL-TIME

    Ards 2-4 Ballymena Utd

    Craig McMillen scores an injury-time consolation for the hosts.

    The Sky Blues exact some revenge for those two home defeats by Ards earlier in the season with a convincing victory at Clandeboye.

    That should put United third in the table ahead of the visit of second-placed Linfield on Tuesday night if my maths is correct.

  12. FULL-TIME

    Glenavon 2-2 Linfield

    The final whistle blows on one of the most incredible games you will see all season. Paul Smyth's fantastic solo effort has given David Healy's Linfield a remarkable point. 

    Despite the early red cards for Matthew Clarke and Roy Carroll, Glenavon were unable to close out the game after going 2-0 ahead and Linfield clawed their way back, first through Waterworth, and then Smyth. 

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  13. FULL-TIME

    Dungannon 1-1 Cliftonville

    It's a share of the spoils at Stangmore. Andrew Mitchell had fired the Swifts ahead but Chris Curran ensured Cliftonville travel back to Belfast with a hard-fought point. 

  14. FULL-TIME

    Glentoran 0-0 Portadown

    A first draw of the season for the Ports and a decent away point. They will be relieved to know the result should stand!

  15. MISSED PENALTY

    Crusaders 1-0 Coleraine

    Lyndon Kane spurns a glorious chance to bring Coleraine level with a minute remaining.

    Kane sees his penalty saved by Sean O'Neill after Colin Coates fouled Gareth McConnaghie inside the area.

  16. GOAL

    Glenavon 2-2 Linfield

    WOW!! Linfield have done it! As we approach injury time, Paul Smyth turns the Glenavon defence, races away and pokes the ball brilliantly past Tuffey. Absolutely incredible! That may prove to be a massive moment come the end of the season. 

    Understandably, the mood inside Mourneview has soured dramatically. Linfield were down and out, in the depths of despair, but have hauled themselves back and look to have clinched a most unlikely point. 

  17. GOAL

    Ards 1-4 Ballymena Utd

    Cathair Friel latches onto a through ball and rounds goalkeeper Aaron Hogg in the 84th minute to complete his hat-trick.

    That's three points in the bag and a 14th goal of the season for Friel. What a first season in the top flight the striker is enjoying.

  18. McCourt matched by Haughey

    Glenavon 2-1 Linfield

    Some slick play by McCourt almost saw him clinch his second goal today, but Haughey - who collects his paycheck for defending, not goalkeeping - gets down well to tip the ball round the post.

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  19. MISSED PENALTY

    Dungannon 1-1 Cliftonville

    David McDaid has missed a penalty as his effort from 12 yards is saved by Coleman! McDaid had been fouled by David Armstrong but the striker couldn't capitalise from the spot with a fairly poor effort, it must be said. 

  20. CLOSE!

    Dungannon 1-1 Cliftonville

    Jude Winchester almost scores a cracker for the Reds but his right-footed missile from the edge of the area flashed just past the far post with Andy Coleman well and truly beaten.