GALLERY: Cork City claim big victory over Linfield in Europa League qualifier

John Caulfield's side ran out 1-0 winners this evening

Cork City head into their Europa League qualifying second leg tie against Linfield in a strong position after a 1-0 win this evening.

Sean Maguire scored the only goal of the game from the spot in Belfast to leave the tie balanced in their favour for the return tie next month.

Maguire beat former Manchester United goalkeeper Roy Carroll this evening, with Carroll having recently signed a deal with David Healy's side.

Linfield team line out before the game

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Roy Carroll lined out for Linfield this evening

Linfield's Paul Smyth puts his header over the bar

Andrew Waterworth with Kenny Browne contest a header

Roy Carroll is beaten by Sean Maguire's penalty

Cork City celebrate after scoring what turned out to be the winning goal of the game