Linfield still up for title fight after beating league leaders Cliftonville

Liam Boyce is crowded out by Billy Joe Burns (left) and Jamie Mulgrew

Liam Boyce is crowded out by Billy Joe Burns (left) and Jamie Mulgrew

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Linfield breathed fresh impetus into their ailing title defence as two goals from Matthew Tipton helped the champions overcome Cliftonville at Windsor Park.

Tipton – who belatedly opened his Blues account against Glenavon at the weekend – bagged a brace as David Jeffrey’s men claimed a rousing 3-1 win.

Michael Carvill was also on target for the home side – Liam Boyce claimed Cliftonville’s only goal of the game.

 

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