In Pictures: Daryl Horgan stars as Dundalk overcome Cork City

The reigning champions take control of the title race

Dundalk, Daryl Horgan,

Dundalk's Daryl Horgan celebrates scoring the second goal of the game with a free kick ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Dundalk have restored their four point lead at the top of the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division.

The defending champions defeated title rivals Cork City 2-1 at Oriel Park, with Man of-the Match Daryl Horgan responsible for both of the goals for the home side.

Dundalk held a 2-0 lead after 36 minutes but Cork did pull one back on 56 minutes when Mark O'Sullivan found the net.

Dundalk fans set off flares ahead of the game ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Cork City's Mark O'Sullivan ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Dundalk's Daryl Horgan scores the first goal of the game with a free kick after it comes back off the bar to hit Cork City's goalkeeper Mark McNulty ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Dundalk's Daryl Horgan scores his sides first goal ©INPHO/James Crombie