How It Happened: Coleraine 1 Linfield 1

Aaron Canning's second half header earned Coleraine a draw against Linfield at The Showgrounds, cancelling out Stephen Fallon's first half stunner for the Blues.

Saturday, 28th December 2019, 5:08 pm
Aaron Canning challenges Shayne Lavery

7: Millar's corner diverted towards goal by Shevlin, Johns parried before ball was eventually hacked clear

11: Canning's clearance found the unmarked Carson on the edge of the box, his shot from a tight angle flew inches over

13: Fallon tries his luck from 30 yards and it flew over Johns into the roof of the net

16: Shevlin effort from outside of area deflected narrowly wide

27: Bradley picks up ball on edge of penalty area checks back on to left foot but his low drive is easily saved by Ferguson

41: Sweeping move down the right Kane centres for McLaughlin, but he balloons his effort over the bar from eight yards out

52: McLaughlin's header from Doherty's corner was blocked by Fallon on the post, the midfielder reacted well to block the forward's two follow up efforts

54: From another Doherty corner Canning powers home a header into the top corner from six yards

55: Johns saves well from a powerful effort by Shevlin

69: Audacious effort from McLaughlin as he tries to catch out Ferguson from 45 yards, the keeper saves well though

70: Bradley looked to have beaten Stafford but the defender recovered well to block his shot

71: Ferguson saves well at his near post to deny McLaughlin

73: McGivern sent off after he was shown a second yellow for a foul on Parkhill

76: Ferguson shown a yellow card after he upended McLaughlin outside the box

76: McLaughlin's pile driver is inches over the bar

77: Great block by Johns to deny Millar after the ball had fell to him six yards out

84: Carson fizzes a shot inches past the post

90+2: Ferguson denies McLaughlin with a great block at the striker's feet

Coleraine: Johns, Kane, Canning, Doherty (Parkhill 62), Lowry, McLaughlin, Bradley, Carson, McConaghie, Glackin, Traynor.

Subs: Doherty, O’Donnell, Gawne, McGuckin, Nevin, Maciulaitis

Linfield: Ferguson, Stafford, Callacher, Waterworth, Shevlin (Clarke 74), Millar, Lavery (Stewart 85), Fallon (Hery 78), Mulgrew, McGivern, Casement

Subs: Moore, Kearns, Mitchell, Reynolds

Referee: Shane Andrews