Linfield 3-0 Dungannon Swifts

Aaron Burns scored a hat-trick as Linfield maintained their seven-point lead at the top of the Premiership with a win over Dungannon at Windsor Park.

Burns went close when his curling free-kick was saved by Niall Morgan.

The midfielder opened his account by going on a mazy run and slotting coolly into the bottom corner on 32 minutes.

He then stabbed the ball home from close range in the 54th minute and fired the ball under Niall Morgan on 68 minutes to secure a convincing win.

Michael Carvill pulled the ball back across the area for Burns' second goal and the third was a simple finish after goalkeeper Morgan had committed himself.