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Linfield complete double after Northern Irish Cup win

Published: Saturday 7 May 2011, 16.32CET
Second-half goals by Peter Thompson and Mark McAllister ensured that Linfield FC rallied from a goal down to overcome Crusaders FC 2-1 and win the Northern Irish Cup final at Windsor Park.
Linfield complete double after Northern Irish Cup win
Peter Thompson is the only player to score in four post-war Northern Irish Cup finals ©Sportsfile
Published: Saturday 7 May 2011, 16.32CET

Linfield complete double after Northern Irish Cup win

Second-half goals by Peter Thompson and Mark McAllister ensured that Linfield FC rallied from a goal down to overcome Crusaders FC 2-1 and win the Northern Irish Cup final at Windsor Park.

Mark McAllister's winner three minutes from time earned Linfield FC a comeback victory against Crusaders FC in the Northern Irish Cup final and sealed the club's fifth league and cup double in six years.

Linfield had fallen behind at Windsor Park when Declan Caddell gave the Crusaders – runners-up to their fellow cup finalists in the league this season – the lead nine minutes into the second half with a spectacular left-footed shot. The champions replied through Peter Thompson (78), who reacted first after substitute Jamie Mulgrew's shot was saved by Crues keeper Chris Keenan.

Then, with the match seemingly destined for extra time McAllister pounced from close range on 87 minutes after Keenan again failed to keep hold of another Mulgrew effort in the slippery conditions.

Last updated: 07/05/11 20.36CET

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