How It Happened: Linfield 5 Dungannon Swifts 2

Linfield eased into the Irish Cup quarter-finals thanks to a brace from Andy Waterworth and goals from Stephen Fallon and Cammy Palmer and an own-goal with Dungannon Swifts replying through Caolin Coyle and Shane McGinty.

Saturday, 8th May 2021, 8:21 pm
Updated Saturday, 8th May 2021, 8:24 pm

90+1: GOAL - McGinty lashes home a spectacular effort from outside the box in stoppage time

89: GOAL - Cooper beats his man near the touchline before cutting back for Palmer to tap home from close range

77: McAleer weaves his way to the byline before cutting back for Patterson, but he can't get enough purchase on his effort and Johns palms it away

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Stephen Fallon slots home Linfield's second from close range

67: Johnston replaces the injured Carroll in goal and immediately he pulls off a world class save to deny Callacher

62: GOAL - Another great move as Palmer drives a low cross into the six-yard box which Waterworth sweeps into the back of the net

57: GOAL - Surging run into the box by Manzinga, who slips as he shoots, but the ball evades everyone and finds the unmarked Waterworth at the back post, who taps into the empty net

56: Cooper cuts in from the left before fizzing a shot goalwards, Carroll spills the effort but Waterworth is given offside as he latches on to the loose ball

HALF TIME: Linfield 2 Dungannon Swifts 1

40: Manzinga fires a curling effort wide from the edge of the box

37: Nasseri cuts in from the left before picking out Palmer, but his shot from outside the box is blocked in front of goal by Coyle

34: GOAL - Sweeping move see Pepper overlapping down the right-hand side, his cutback is deflected towards Waterworth to picks out the unmarked Fallon to tap in from a yard out

14: Clarke cross from the left picks out Fallon, who screws a shot wide of the target

10: GOAL - The visitors hit back almost straight away as McGinty whips a great ball into the box which Coyle heads home

8: GOAL - Long ball expertly taken down by Nasseri, he rounds Carroll and as McGinty tried to close him down in front of goal he put through his own net

Linfield: Johns, Newberry, Callacher, Waterworth, Manzinga (Stewart 74), Nasseri, Clarke, Fallon (Mulgrew 74), Pepper, Palmer, Cooper.

Subs: Moore, Haughey, Millar, Lavery, Quinn.

Dungannon Swifts: Carroll (Johnston 67), Coyle, Teggart (McAleer 56), O Smyth, Patton (Gallagher 71), Carvill, C McGinty, S McGinty, Glenny, M Smyth, Patterson.

Subs: Campbell, O'Kane, Convie, Conway.

Referee: Ross Dunlop