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Summary

  1. Cliftonville 3-2 Ballymena United
  2. Coleraine 0-0 Linfield
  3. Dungannon Swifts 0-0 Ards
  4. Glenavon 3-2 Crusaders
  5. Glentoran 2-1 Institute

Live Reporting

By Alvin McCaig and Michael Morrow

All times stated are UK

  1. Signing off

    That's yer lot for today and Glenavon were the big movers at the top of the table after their thrilling victory over champions Crusaders.

    The Lurgan Blues are just two points behind pacesetters Linfield, who drew with Coleraine in Rodney McAree's first game in charge of the Bannsiders.

    Cliftonville and Glentoran secured home wins while Dungannon Swifts remain bottom following a Stangmore Park stalemate with Ards.

    You don't have to wait too long for your next fix of Premiership action - we're back on Tuesday night as Glenavon visit Ards while Coleraine face Ballymena in a derby and Crusaders make the trip to take on the Swifts.

    Thanks for joining us and we'll see you again on Tuesday.

  2. The Irish League Show

    Hegarty has his say on Premiership action

    Dungannon Swifts defender Chris Hegarty is the guest this week on The Irish League Show. He'll join Joel Taggart and Chris Morgan to discuss the big talking points from the Premiership matches. The programme will be available on the BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport website on Sunday night.

    Chris Hegarty of Dungannon Swifts
    Image caption: Chris Hegarty of Dungannon Swifts
  3. What they said

    Dungannon Swifts 0-0 Ards

    Quote Message: It just wasn't our day in front of goal - we created three or four good chances from open play as well as the missed penalty. It was a very pleasing performance from everybody and I can't fault their commitment. I'm a Swifts man through and through and I will do whatever it takes to help the club but we will let the Board decide who is the best man for the job. from Dixie Robinson Dungannon Swifts interim manager
    Dixie RobinsonDungannon Swifts interim manager
    Dixie Robinson Dungannon Swifts interim manager
    Image caption: Dixie Robinson Dungannon Swifts interim manager
  4. What they said

    Dungannon Swifts 0-0 Ards

    Ards manager Colin Nixon
    Image caption: Ards manager Colin Nixon
  5. What they said

    Glenavon 3-2 Crusaders

    Quote Message: It was an incredible game of football. Josh Daniels' goal was sensational as was Mark Sykes'. There was a lot of good play and entertainment, and honestly I think we deserved to win. It was strange because I always felt we were on top and to go behind twice was disappointing, you start to think maybe it's just not your day but thankfully our players came up with a bit of magic. from Gary Hamilton Glenavon manager
    Gary HamiltonGlenavon manager
  6. What they said

    Cliftonville 3-2 Ballymena Utd

    Ballymena United manager David Jeffrey
    Image caption: Ballymena United manager David Jeffrey
  7. What they said

    Coleraine 0-0 Linfield

    Quote Message: It was enjoyable although we didn't get the goal. We rode our luck a little with Linfield hitting the woodwork. A draw was a fair result with both sides weary of opening up and conceding. It was a little bit strange (being in charge of the team for first time) but the boys have accepted me. They have taken to me. from Rodney McAree Coleraine manager
    Rodney McAreeColeraine manager
  8. What they said

    Glentoran 2-1 Institute

    Quote Message: We were not at our best today but we dug in and got the result we wanted. Institute pushed us all the way but we did enough to get the victory. from Paul Leeman Glentoran coach
    Paul LeemanGlentoran coach
  9. What they said

    Cliftonville 3-2 Ballymena Utd

    Quote Message: It was a hard-fought game and it was nice to come out on the right side of it but I thought we were deserved winners. We had a bad start, then bounced back to get our noses in front only to be hit by a sucker-punch but fair play to the boys, they lifted themselves and went on to win the game. from Harry Fay Cliftonville assistant manager
    Harry FayCliftonville assistant manager
  10. The game never got going - Beckett

    Coleraine 0-0 Linfield

    Quote Message: There was massive expectation for this game but it never got going. The best players were in defence and there was a lack of creativity and vision. From 10 minutes in it had a draw written all over it. from Liam Beckett Saturday Sportsound summariser
    Liam BeckettSaturday Sportsound summariser
  11. Daniels wins it in style

    Glenavon 3-2 Crusaders

    From his own half, Josh Daniels' wonderful goal was good enough to win pretty much any game.

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    Video caption: Daniels with a sublime strike to win it for Glenavon
  12. How it stands

    Irish Premiership table
  13. 2018 Get Inspired Unsung Hero Award

    Nominate your Get Inspired Unsung Hero for 2018.

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    Click here ➡️ https://bbc.in/2PlYrdW for all the details.

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    Video caption: Unsung Hero 2018
  14. FULL-TIME

    Cliftonville 3-2 Ballymena Utd

    Cliftonville end a dismal run of one win in their previous six league outings by beating Ballymena.

    Could have gone either way but it's Barry Gray's men who come out on top to move above the Sky Blues into fifth in the table.

  15. Saturday scoreboard

    Irish Premiership Results - Saturday 22/09/2018
    Image caption: Irish Premiership Results - Saturday 22/09/2018
  16. Spectacular Sykes levels

    Glenavon 3-2 Crusaders

    Mark Sykes made it 2-2 in pretty impressive fashion.

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    Video caption: Worth the admission fee alone!
  17. Watch: Donnelly heads Reds in front

    Cliftonville 3-2 Ballymena United

    Watch Jay Donnelly head home to nudge Cliftonville ahead.

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    Video caption: Donnelly heads Cliftonville back ahead!
  18. FULL-TIME

    Glenavon 3-2 Crusaders

    It's a barnstorming finish and again Glenavon break with numbers only to be denied by Sean O'Neill.

    It's all over though, Glenavon come from behind twice to claim all three points. Two wonderful goals from Mark Sykes and Josh Daniels turned it around after Ross Clarke had twice given the visitors the lead. Ben Doherty had levelled for Glenavon in the first half.

  19. FULL-TIME

    Dungannon Swifts 0-0 Ards

    Dungannon still await their first win of the league campaign and they will be frustrated after creating the best of the chances.

    They will particularly rue Ryan Harpur's penalty miss, saved by Ards keeper Sam Johnston, who stretches his run of not conceding a goal in any competition to almost eight hours.

    Ards are now unbeaten in six games.