Blues increase lead at top to six points - and race nine clear of the Crues 

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Michael O'Connor - claimed both goals.

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Linfield have moved six points clear at the top of the Danske Bank Premiership.

The Blues doubled their lead over Ballymena with a 2-0 victory away to Newry City on Tuesday night. (They're nine points clear of last year's title winners Crusaders). 

Michael O'Connor claimed both goals, one in each half.

A key moment came just after the interval when stand-in keeper for the visitors, Gareth Deane, saved a penalty from Newry's Dale Montgomery.

Here's Linfield manager David Healy....

On the downside for the Blues, midfielder Andrew Mitchell was stretchered off and taken to hospital after sustaining a gash to his knee.

Meanwhile, Newry boss Darren Mullen praised his players and tipped the Blues for the title...

The Showgrounds game was the only fixture to beat the snow, with the Mid-Ulster and North West cup finals both postponed.

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