• Date: Sat 24 April 2010
  • Venue: St James' Park
  • Ref: Boyeson, C
  • Attendance: 52,181
Newcastle United

Newcastle United

Carroll (26)

Ameobi (84) P

2 - 2
Ipswich Town

Ipswich Town

Wickham (42)

Walters (90)

Newcastle United vs Ipswich Town

Team Lineups

Newcastle United

Steve Harper
Fabricio Coloccini
Jose Sanchez Enrique
Mike Williamson
Danny Simpson
Kevin Nolan (Nicky Butt, 76)
Danny Guthrie (Joey Barton, 76)
Wayne Routledge
Jonas Gutierrez
Peter Lovenkrands (Shola Ameobi, 66)
Andy Carroll

Ipswich Town

Brian Murphy
David Wright
Gareth McAuley
Tommy Smith
Grant Leadbitter (Owen Garvan, 86)
David Norris
Jaime Peters
Jack Colback
Jon Walters
Daryl Murphy (Liam Rosenior, 71)
Connor Wickham

Match Report
Newcastle were presented with the Championship trophy in front of a bouncing St. James Park but Ipswich did their best to spoil the party as they grabbed a 2-2 draw. Twice the Tractor Boys came from behind with Jon Walters equalising with virtually the last kick of the game. Andy Carroll had headed United in front and Shola Ameobi hit the other from the spot with Connor Wickham replying in between. It means United must gain at least a point in the season ender at QPR to top the 100 points mark. Newcastle did though equal a 103-year record when they went throughout the season unbeaten at home. In front of a record Championship attendance of 52,181 it was Newcastle who opened the scoring after 27 minutes with Andy Carroll's 19th goal of the campaign. Wayne Routledge was once again the supplier from the left, his cross into the six-yard box was powerfully headed in by the Gateshead-born marksman who moved clear in the United scoring stakes. But just a couple of minutes before the break it was Ipswich who equalised through the highly-rated Connor Wickham as he hit his second in successive matches. It was a stunning piece of work from the 17-year-old Sunderland target who showed great control when gathering a long ball to beat Steve Harper from12-yards. Former Sunderland player Grant Leadbitter came close to giving the Tractor Boys an interval leads when his 20-yard effort flew narrowly wide. After starting the opening half the better side, it was same again by Ipswich as they forced Newcastle on the back foot. The Geordies hit back and Peter Lovenkrands put a good chance high and wide before a timely intervention by Tommy Smith curtailed a Kevin Nolan chance. Butt, taking part in his last game before retiring at the end of the season, was to play a major role as United regained the lead. He was floored after 84 minutes by Leadbitter and substitute Shola Ameobi rammed United in front from the penalty spot. But the euphoria sweeping the ground was temporarily quietened in the fourth and final minute of added time when Jon Walters equalised.
Live Text Commentary
Full time

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.


Goal!! Ipswich have scored with Jon Walters putting it in the back of the net.


David Wright is being taken off, has come on in his place.


Grant Leadbitter is being taken off, Owen Garvan has come on in his place.


Shola Ameobi takes a penalty for Newcastle and scores!.


Kevin Nolan is replaced by Nicky Butt.


Danny Guthrie is replaced by Joey Barton.


Daryl Murphy is being taken off, Liam Rosenior has come on in his place.


Peter Lovenkrands is replaced by Shola Ameobi.

Yellow Card

David Norris goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

Second half

The second half is under way with the score currently at 1 v 1.

Half time

The ref has blown his whistle for half time.


Goal!! Connor Wickham scores for Ipswich.

Yellow Card

David Wright is booked for unsporting behaviour.


Goal!! Newcastle have scored with Andy Carroll putting it in the back of the net.


It's 3pm on Saturday, April 24th, the match has kicked off.

Awaiting Kickoff

Newcastle face Ipswich at 3pm on Saturday, April 24th.