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Summary

  1. Newry City 0-2 Linfield (Res)
  2. Michael O'Connor puts Linfield ahead
  3. Gareth Deane saves Dale Montgomery's penalty
  4. O'Connor doubles Linfield's lead with his second

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  1. Another win for Linfield

    Newry City 0-2 Linfield

    A goal in each half from Michael O'Connor gives Linfield their eighth win in a row and increases their lead at the top of the table to six points.

  2. O'Connor at the double

    Newry City 0-2 Linfield

    O'Connor doubles Linfield's lead with his second goal of the night in the 56th minute, finishing well at the near post from a low Joel Cooper cross.

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    Video caption: O'Connor gets his second goal of the evening
  3. Deane saves Newry penalty

    Newry City 0-1 Linfield

    Three minutes into the second-half, Linfield goalkeeper Gareth Deane dives to his right to save a Dale Montgomery penalty after a spot kick was awarded for an Andrew Mitchell challenge on Jimmy Walker.

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    Video caption: Deane denies Montgomery from the spot
  4. HALF-TIME

    Newry City 0-1 Linfield

    The league leaders take a one-goal lead into the break courtesy of Michael O'Connor's close-range strike from a Niall Quinn cross.

    The Blues dominated the half but were almost pegged back just before half-time when Newry sub Karl Moody ran on to a Declan Carville pass but his low shot hit the base of the post.

  5. Penalty confusion

    Newry City 0-1 Linfield

    Linfield thought they had won a penalty in the 36th minute when referee Arnold Hunter pointed to the spot, indicating he had seen a handball in the box. He very quickly changed his mind, however, and overturned the decision.

  6. O'Connor gives Linfield the lead

    Newry City 0-1 Linfield

    Linfield go in front in the seventh minute as Michael O'Connor fires home a left-wing cross from Niall Quinn, who had been released with a superb cross-field pass by Jimmy Callacher.

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    Video caption: O'Connor gives Linfield the lead