UTU
Date: 7:45 p.m. Nov. 8, 2019
Venue: Windsor Park
Att: 2,819
TV: Premier Sport
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Shayne Lavery 9' -
Scored: 9'


Scored: 52'
- Daniel Kelly 52'

Live Updates for Linfield -v- Dundalk

Updates by David Wilson

90' + 4'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Linfield and Dundalk.

Full-time here in Belfast as Shayne Lavery's opener is cancelled out by Dan Kelly's second half strike.

 

Now it is on to Oriel Monday night. 

90' + 3'

Huge chance for Georgie Kelly but he can't turn home from 8 yards as he is blocked well by Callacher. 

90' + 1'

3 minutes of added time.

90'

Yellow Card

Mark Stafford is booked for Linfield.

Stafford hacks down Michael Duffy as he raced towards goal. Textbook yellow card. 

88'

Georgie Kelly is nearly in only for a sliding challenge from Deane in the Linfield goal.

86'

Substitution

Andrew Mitchell replaces Stephen Fallon for Linfield.

81'

Substitution

Georgie Kelly replaces Patrick Hoban for Dundalk.

78'

The game has turned into a scrappy-ish contest with both teams not committing a whole pile forward. However, two corners in succession for the Blues now.

75'

Fallon goes down under the challenge of Shields. Shields is walking the tightrope now as he's already on a yellow. 

73'

Dundalk bus drivers won't see the last 17 minutes of the game as they have been requested over the tannoy to return back to their buses in preparation for their escort out of the ground. 

72'

Attendance here tonight in Windsor park is 2,819.

69'

Bastien Hery shows wonderful footwork down the left before his cross is well blocked by Hoare at the near post. 

67'

Yellow Card

Chris Shields is booked for Dundalk.

Shields goes into the book for a reckless challenge on Linfield skipper Jamie Mulgrew.

66'

64'

Dundalk definitely enjoying more possession in dangerous areas as Kelly's cross from the right just grazes the head of Hoban. 

63'

Substitution

Sean Gannon replaces Cameron Dummigan for Dundalk.

61'

Lavery gets in down the left but his shot is well blocked by a combination of Boyle and Hoare.

59'

Michael Duffy comes on in place of John Mountney for the last half hour.

58'

Substitution

Michael Duffy replaces John Mountney for Dundalk.

55'

The battle of the game is certainly between Bastien Hery and Chris Shields. the Dundalk man wins the free kick this time as he goes down under the challenge of the Frenchman.

54'

Kelly plays a neat one-two down the right with Dummigan, his cross is defended well but Dundalk look more lively in this second half. 

52'

GOAL!

Daniel Kelly scores for Dundalk.

Kelly finds himself through on goal one on one with the 'keeper after a neat pass from Hoban. he makes no mistake as he slots low past Deane to the 'keeper's right.

50'

Hoare hacks down Cooper right on the edge of the box down the left. Free kick to the Blues.

49'

First chance of the half falls to the away side as Flores bends one wide after a neat inside pass from Mountney.

46'

Second Half

The second half between Linfield and Dundalk has started.

No changes to either team at the break as Dan Kelly is flagged for offside. 

 

45' + 2'

Half Time

It is half-time between Linfield and Dundalk.

Halftime here in Windsor Park. A fairly even game but David Healy will be delighted to see his side go in with the advantage. 

45' + 1'

1 added minute to be played. 

43'

Massive chance for the home side to stretch their advantage as Matthew Clarke saunters from the left back position to play Joel Cooper in down the left. Cooper fires wide but the ball smacks the advertising boards and into the net leading the home fans to believe they've doubled their lead. It still remains 1-0.

40'

A looping cross from Flores results in a 50/50 between Linfield 'keeper Deane and the Galway man. Deane claims well as Hoban clatters him.

37'

Sean Hoare passes the ball straight out of play under no pressure, and that pretty much sums up his week too.

35'

Linfield look to have been drilled magnificently well by David Healy and his coaching staff allowing no spaces in between the lines to allow McGrath, Kelly, or Mountney to play.

32'

Linfield free-kick goes harnlessly into the wall and Dundalk can regather possession. 

29'

Boyle heads towards goal from a corner but Deane tips it on to the bar magnificently well massive chance for the Lilywhites.

27'

A dreadul corner from Mountney sums up Dundalk's final delivery so far tonight.

24'

Flores floats one wide, never really going to test Deane in the Linfield goal.

23'

Joel Cooper causing all sorts of problems down Dundalk's right. Corner Linfield claimed by Rogers.

20'

20 minutes in and Lavery's goal seperates the teams, however Dundalk might just be edging it in terms of possession.

17'

Hoban blasts over from 23 yards after a good tackle from Shields on Hery.

13'

Shields bursts through the midfield and plays a lovely ball through to Hoban. His cross is blocked by Stafford as McGrath aimed to get on the end of it.

11'

Looping ball is headed back towards his own goalkeeper by Mark Stafford, Dan Kelly reads it but just isn't able to stretch enough to get a toe on it and divert it past Deane.

9'

GOAL!

Shayne Lavery scores for Linfield.

Shane Lavery makes no mistake as he was through one on one with Sean Hoare. He makes no mistake as he shimmys on to his left before unleashing a good strike low to the bottom far corner.

5'

After a brief stoppage, Linfield now begin to keep the ball well. Bastien Hery showing his quality with some lovely touches and turns. 

2'

Dundalk start well, playing the ball around on a pitch that should suit them well. Flores plays McGrath down the left where his efforts are rewarded with a throw-in.

1'

GAME ON!

The game between Linfield and Dundalk has kicked off.

0'

Windsor Park is the venue for the first leg of the Unite the Champions Cup between Linfield F.C and Dundalk F.C.

 

Vinny Perth makes seven changes to his side as Linfield name a strong team including Shane Lavery and Bastien Hery. 



Photo Gallery for Linfield -v- Dundalk



Linfield
Gareth Deane
Goalkeeper
Mark Stafford
90Booked: 90'
Defender
Niall Quinn
Defender
Matthew Clarke
Defender
Jamie Mulgrew
Midfielder
Kirk Millar
Midfielder
Bastien Hery
Midfielder
Stephen Fallon
86'
86Subbed Off: 86'
Midfielder
Jimmy Callacher
Midfielder
Shayne Lavery
9Scored: 9'
Forward
Joel Cooper
Forward

Substitutes
Matthew Shevlin
Forward
Joshua Robinson
Defender
Daniel Reynolds
Forward
Andrew Mitchell
86'
86Subbed On: 86'
Midfield
Rohan Ferguson
Goalkeeper
Andrew Waterworth
Forward
Dundalk
Gary Rogers
Goalkeeper
Andy Boyle
Defender
Cameron Dummigan
Defender 63'
63Subbed Off: 63'
Sean Hoare
Defender
Dean Jarvis
Defender
Jordan Flores
Midfielder
Jamie McGrath
Midfielder
John Mountney
Midfielder 58'
58Subbed Off: 58'
Chris Shields
Midfielder
67Booked: 67'
Patrick Hoban
Forward 81'
81Subbed Off: 81'
Daniel Kelly
Forward
52Scored: 52'

Substitutes
Robbie Benson
Midfield
Michael Duffy
Midfield
58Subbed On: 58'
58'
Sean Gannon
Defender
63Subbed On: 63'
63'
Brian Gartland
Defender
Georgie Kelly
Forward
81Subbed On: 81'
81'
Dane Massey
Defender
Aaron McCarey
Goalkeeper