GALLERY: Cork City through to the next round of the Europa League after draw with Linfield

It finished 1-1 on the night but John Caulfield's side progress 2-1 on aggregate

GALLERY: Cork City through to the next round of the Europa League after draw with Linfield

Image: ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Cork City advanced to the second round of the Europa League tonight after their 1-1 draw with Linfield meant the SSE Airtricity League side progressed 2-1 on aggregate.

Carrying a 1-0 advantage from the opening leg thanks to Sean Maguire's penalty and they had Maguire to thank once again, as he converted from 12 yards for the second time in as many games.

Cork took the early lead on 49 minutes, but the visitors pegged back just three minutes later thanks to Mark Stafford.

John Caulfield's side could have been further out of sight, but veteran goalkeeper Roy Carroll proved his class as he produced a number of exceptional saves. 

Geared Morrissey and Stephen Lowry fight for possession

Gavan Holohan and Kirk Millar contest the ball in the middle of the park

Steven Beattie sees his hot saved by former Manchester United goalkeeper Roy Carroll

Sean Maguire scores the opening goal of the game for the penalty spot

Linfield goalkeeper Roy Carroll is dejected after conceding the penalty

Cork's Steven Beattie celebrates at final whistle

 

All images courtesy of ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne