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In pictures: Linfield lift the Gibson Cup to celebrate 53rd Irish League title at Windsor Park

Linfield's Kirk Millar, Niall Quinn and Matthew Clarke celebrate with the Gibson Cup at Windsor Park.
Linfield's Kirk Millar, Niall Quinn and Matthew Clarke celebrate with the Gibson Cup at Windsor Park.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/04/2019 Linfield v Glenavon Danske Bank Premiership Linfield celebrate lifting the Gibson Cup as they are presented with their 53rd Premiership title after todays game at Windsor Park in Belfast. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/04/2019 Linfield v Glenavon Danske Bank Premiership Linfield Captain Jamie Mulgrew celebrates lifting the Gibson Cup as they are presented with their 53rd Premiership title after todays game at Windsor Park in Belfast. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
Linfield boss David Healy walks past the Gibson Cup to pick up his winners' medal.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/04/2019 Linfield v Glenavon Danske Bank Premiership Linfield's Manger David Healy during todays game at Windsor Park in Belfast. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/04/2019 Linfield v Glenavon Danske Bank Premiership Linfield's Jamie Mulgrew celebrates lifting the Gibson Cup as they are presented with their 53rd Premiership title after todays game at Windsor Park in Belfast. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/04/2019 Linfield v Glenavon Danske Bank Premiership Linfield's Andy Waterworth and Michael O'Connor celebrates lifting the Gibson Cup as they are presented with their 53rd Premiership title after todays game at Windsor Park in Belfast. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/04/2019 Linfield v Glenavon Danske Bank Premiership Linfield's Andrew Mitchell celebrates lifting the Gibson Cup as they are presented with their 53rd Premiership title after todays game at Windsor Park in Belfast. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/04/2019 Linfield v Glenavon Danske Bank Premiership Linfield's Michael O'Connor celebrates lifting the Gibson Cup as they are presented with their 53rd Premiership title after todays game at Windsor Park in Belfast. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/04/2019 Linfield v Glenavon Danske Bank Premiership Linfield celebrate lifting the Gibson Cup as they are presented with their 53rd Premiership title after todays game at Windsor Park in Belfast. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/04/2019 Linfield v Glenavon Danske Bank Premiership Linfield's Andy Waterworth celebrates lifting the Gibson Cup as they are presented with their 53rd Premiership title after todays game at Windsor Park in Belfast. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/04/2019 Linfield v Glenavon Danske Bank Premiership Linfield's Andy Waterworth celebrates lifting the Gibson Cup as they are presented with their 53rd Premiership title after todays game at Windsor Park in Belfast. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/04/2019 Linfield v Glenavon Danske Bank Premiership Linfield's Andy Waterworth celebrates lifting the Gibson Cup as they are presented with their 53rd Premiership title after todays game at Windsor Park in Belfast. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/04/2019 Linfield v Glenavon Danske Bank Premiership Linfield's Andy Waterworth celebrates lifting the Gibson Cup as they are presented with their 53rd Premiership title after todays game at Windsor Park in Belfast. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/04/2019 Linfield v Glenavon Danske Bank Premiership Linfield Manger David Healy celebrates with his family lifting the Gibson Cup as they are presented with their 53rd Premiership title after todays game at Windsor Park in Belfast. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/04/2019 Linfield v Glenavon Danske Bank Premiership Linfield Manger David Healy celebrates with his family lifting the Gibson Cup as they are presented with their 53rd Premiership title after todays game at Windsor Park in Belfast. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/04/2019 Linfield v Glenavon Danske Bank Premiership Linfield Manger David Healy celebrates with his family lifting the Gibson Cup as they are presented with their 53rd Premiership title after todays game at Windsor Park in Belfast. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/04/2019 Linfield v Glenavon Danske Bank Premiership Linfield staff celebrates lifting the Gibson Cup as they are presented with their 53rd Premiership title after todays game at Windsor Park in Belfast. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/04/2019 Linfield v Glenavon Danske Bank Premiership Linfield staff celebrates lifting the Gibson Cup as they are presented with their 53rd Premiership title after todays game at Windsor Park in Belfast. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/04/2019 Linfield v Glenavon Danske Bank Premiership Linfield Manager David Healy celebrates lifting the Gibson Cup as they are presented with their 53rd Premiership title after todays game at Windsor Park in Belfast. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/04/2019 Linfield v Glenavon Danske Bank Premiership Linfield's Andrew Mitchell celebrates lifting the Gibson Cup as they are presented with their 53rd Premiership title after todays game at Windsor Park in Belfast. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/04/2019 Linfield v Glenavon Danske Bank Premiership Linfield's Andrew Mitchell celebrates lifting the Gibson Cup as they are presented with their 53rd Premiership title after todays game at Windsor Park in Belfast. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/04/2019 Linfield v Glenavon Danske Bank Premiership Linfield's Jamie Mulgrew celebrates lifting the Gibson Cup as they are presented with their 53rd Premiership title after todays game at Windsor Park in Belfast. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/04/2019 Linfield v Glenavon Danske Bank Premiership Linfield's Jordan Stewart celebrates lifting the Gibson Cup as they are presented with their 53rd Premiership title after todays game at Windsor Park in Belfast. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/04/2019 Linfield v Glenavon Danske Bank Premiership Linfield's Jimmy Callacher celebrates lifting the Gibson Cup as they are presented with their 53rd Premiership title after todays game at Windsor Park in Belfast. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/04/2019 Linfield v Glenavon Danske Bank Premiership Linfield's Niall Quinn and Matthew Clarke celebrates lifting the Gibson Cup as they are presented with their 53rd Premiership title after todays game at Windsor Park in Belfast. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/04/2019 Linfield v Glenavon Danske Bank Premiership Linfield's Michael O'Connor , Niall Quinn and Matthew Clarke celebrates lifting the Gibson Cup as they are presented with their 53rd Premiership title after todays game at Windsor Park in Belfast. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/04/2019 Linfield v Glenavon Danske Bank Premiership Linfield's Mark Stafford celebrates lifting the Gibson Cup as they are presented with their 53rd Premiership title after todays game at Windsor Park in Belfast. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/04/2019 Linfield v Glenavon Danske Bank Premiership Linfield's Mark Stafford celebrates lifting the Gibson Cup as they are presented with their 53rd Premiership title after todays game at Windsor Park in Belfast. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/04/2019 Linfield v Glenavon Danske Bank Premiership Linfield's Mark Stafford celebrates lifting the Gibson Cup as they are presented with their 53rd Premiership title after todays game at Windsor Park in Belfast. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/04/2019 Linfield v Glenavon Danske Bank Premiership Linfield's Joshua Robinson celebrates lifting the Gibson Cup as they are presented with their 53rd Premiership title after todays game at Windsor Park in Belfast. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/04/2019 Linfield v Glenavon Danske Bank Premiership Linfield celebrates lifting the Gibson Cup as they are presented with their 53rd Premiership title after todays game at Windsor Park in Belfast. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/04/2019 Linfield v Glenavon Danske Bank Premiership Linfield celebrates lifting the Gibson Cup as they are presented with their 53rd Premiership title after todays game at Windsor Park in Belfast. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/04/2019 Linfield v Glenavon Danske Bank Premiership Linfield celebrates lifting the Gibson Cup as they are presented with their 53rd Premiership title after todays game at Windsor Park in Belfast. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

The match itself may not have gone to plan but it was nonetheless a day of celebration at Windsor Park as Linfield lifted the Gibson Cup once again.

The Blues have now won 53 Irish League titles to sit one behind Rangers' worldwide record of 54 domestic league crowns.

Before today's 4-0 hammering at the hands of Glenavon, the Blues had conceded only 21 goals in 35 Premiership games, keeping 21 clean sheets during their title-winning league campaign.

With 25 wins and six draws, it was enough to officially secure the title with three games to spare.

Read more about the title success and the day's Irish League action here:

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