LINFIELD 1 PORTADOWN 1
Darren Murray grabbed a late goal to almost certainly end Linfield’s title hopes at Windsor Park.
Michael Carvill shot David Jeffrey’s team into the lead early in the second half – one that looked like winning the contest.
But a horrible blunder by goalkeeper Johnny Tuffey handed the Ports a shock equaliser. He could only push out a Chris Casement free-kick into the path of Murray who headed home from six yards.
Cliftonville have now opened up a three-point gap in the title race with only two games remaining.
Linfield: Tuffey, Gault, Haughey, Callacher, Waterworth, Lowry, Carvill (Tipton 88), BJ Burns (Clarke 77), A Burns, Ward, Garrett (Thompson 80).
Subs: McVey, McAllister.
Portadown: Miskelly, Casement, O’Hara, Ramsey, Breen, McMahon, Mackle, Murray, Mouncey (McStay 67), Twigg, Frairs.
Subs: Brennan, Redman, Barton, Soarez.
Referee: M Smyth (Belfast).