Blues top of the tree for Christmas - Glens win again on emotional day at Carrick

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Joel Cooper - late equaliser for Blues v Crues. Pic: NIFL.

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Linfield are top of the Danske Bank Premiership tree for Christmas.

It's after they fought back from a goal down to draw 1-1 with third-placed Crusaders at Windsor Park yesterday.

Next up for the defending champions is the Boxing Day derby away to Glentoran.

Here's Blues manager David Healy...

The Glens maintained their title challenge with a 1-0 win at Carrick. 

Man of the match Navid Nasseri hit a stunning winner in the second half...

Cliftonville beat Coleraine 1-0 at Solitude and replace the Bannsiders in second place.

Reds star Rory Donnelly went off injured and there were clashes between the players after the final whistle.

Larne had a 2-0 victory in Warrenpoint while Dungannon against Institute finished 2-2.



It was an emotional day for Carrick and the Glens after recent tragedies for both clubs...





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Boxing Day fixtures, all 3pm

Coleraine vs Ballymena United 
Crusaders vs Cliftonville 
Glenavon vs Dungannon Swifts
Glentoran vs Linfield
Institute vs Warrenpoint Town
Larne vs Carrick Rangers


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