Linfield finish Stoke friendly with 10 men after two defenders are injured

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Michael O'Neill, back at Windsor.

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Former Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill returned to his old stamping ground of Windsor Park on Saturday afternoon. 

But this time at the National Stadium he was in charge of the visitors, Stoke City.

The Championship side made the trip to Belfast for a behind-closed-doors, pre-season game with Linfield.

Stoke finished 1-0 winners - Josh Tymon scored in the 36th minute.

The game was a warm-up for the Blues ahead of Tuesday's Champions League first round qualifier against Legia Warsaw in Poland.

Two home players had to go off injured - full-back Ethan Boyle, then central defender Jimmy Callacher limped off, leaving Linfield to see out the dying minutes with 10 men. 


Chris Johns (Alex Moore 45’), Conor Pepper, Mark Stafford (Jimmy Callacher 45’), Ross Larkin (Ethan Boyle 60’), Matthew Clarke (Brandon Doyle 67’), Stephen Fallon (Kyle McClean 45’), Jamie Mulgrew (Trai Hume 60’), Navid Nasseri (Jordan Stewart 45’), Daniel Kearns (Kirk Millar 45’), Christy Manzinga (Niall Quinn 45’), Andy Waterworth (Shayne Lavery 60’)

Stoke City:

Adam Davies (Jack Butland 45’), Tom Edwards, Harry Souttar, Nathan Collins (James McClean 71’), Morgan Fox (Tyrese Campbell 45’), Tom Ince, Lasse Sorensen (Liam Lindsay 71’), Jordan Thompson, Josh Tymon, Tashan Oakley Boothe, Benik Afobe (Nick Powell 71’)



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