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Corner taken right-footed by Neil Kilkenny, Tommy Smith makes a clearance.
Albert Adomah sends in a cross, clearance by Tommy Smith.
Jordan Spence has a headed effort from close range and clears the crossbar.
Grant Leadbitter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Albert Adomah. Neil Kilkenny restarts play with the free kick.
Michael Chopra leaves the field to be replaced by Nathan Ellington.
Nicky Maynard is caught offside. David Stockdale takes the free kick.
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas leaves the field to be replaced by Josh Carson.
Grant Leadbitter produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and hits the post.
Header from deep inside the area by Albert Adomah goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Short corner worked by Martyn Woolford.
Martyn Woolford delivers the ball, Carlos Edwards manages to make a clearance.
Brett Pitman produces a cross.
Outswinging corner taken by Neil Kilkenny, clearance made by Mark Kennedy.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Nicky Maynard on Ivar Ingimarsson. David Stockdale restarts play with the free kick.
Albert Adomah delivers the ball, Carlos Edwards makes a clearance.
Grant Leadbitter has an effort at goal from outside the area which misses left.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Neil Kilkenny, save by David Stockdale.
The official flags Nicky Maynard offside. Martyn Woolford replaces Jamie McAllister. David Stockdale takes the free kick.
The ball is delivered by Albert Adomah, Nicky Maynard takes a shot. David Stockdale makes a save.
Inswinging corner taken by Jamie McAllister from the right by-line, Marvin Elliott produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Albert Adomah crosses the ball, Ivar Ingimarsson makes a clearance.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Jay Emmanuel-Thomas. Lewin Nyatanga restarts play with the free kick.
Nicky Maynard takes a shot. David Stockdale makes a save.
Jamal Campbell-Ryce goes off and Neil Kilkenny comes on. Jon Stead goes off and Brett Pitman comes on. Tommy Smith comes on in place of Damien Delaney.
The ball is sent over by Jordan Spence, David Stockdale makes a save.
The ball is sent over by Jon Stead.
A goal is scored by Michael Chopra from inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Bristol City 0-3 Ipswich.
Cole Skuse fouled by Lee Bowyer, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jamie McAllister.
Jordan Spence delivers the ball, Damien Delaney manages to make a clearance.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Grant Leadbitter, David James makes a save.
Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Albert Adomah goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Corner from left by-line taken by Jamal Campbell-Ryce.
Effort from the edge of the area by Jamal Campbell-Ryce goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Jamie McAllister fouled by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, the ref awards a free kick. Jamie McAllister restarts play with the free kick.
A goal is scored by Lee Martin from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bristol City 0-2 Ipswich.Assist on the goal came from Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.
Jamie McAllister sends in a cross, David Stockdale manages to make a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken by Grant Leadbitter from the left by-line, clearance made by Lewin Nyatanga.
Nicky Maynard is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by David Stockdale.
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas crosses the ball, clearance by Liam Fontaine.
Lee Martin fouled by Jamal Campbell-Ryce, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Lee Martin.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jamal Campbell-Ryce played to the near post, Close range header by Liam Fontaine goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Centre by Jon Stead, clearance made by Damien Delaney.
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas produces a cross.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Jamie McAllister from the left by-line, Damien Delaney makes a clearance.
Nicky Maynard fouled by Damien Delaney, the ref awards a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Jamie McAllister from the free kick.
Centre by Michael Chopra, Lewin Nyatanga makes a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Lee Martin, Albert Adomah manages to make a clearance.
Lewin Nyatanga crosses the ball, Damien Delaney makes a clearance.
The referee blows for offside against Michael Chopra. Liam Fontaine takes the indirect free kick.
Jon Stead sends in a cross, blocked by Aaron Cresswell.
Unfair challenge on Jamal Campbell-Ryce by Grant Leadbitter results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jamal Campbell-Ryce.
The ball is delivered by Nicky Maynard, Damien Delaney manages to make a clearance.
The referee blows for offside. David James takes the indirect free kick.
Grant Leadbitter takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Jamie McAllister manages to make a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Lee Martin, blocked by Jordan Spence.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Jamie McAllister from the left by-line, Mark Kennedy makes a clearance.
Corner taken by Jamal Campbell-Ryce, clearance by Carlos Edwards.
Lee Bowyer gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Cole Skuse. Jamie McAllister crosses the ball, Marvin Elliott takes a shot. Save made by David Stockdale.
Corner taken by Jamie McAllister from the left by-line, clearance by Ivar Ingimarsson.
Lewin Nyatanga takes a shot. Blocked by Damien Delaney.
Corner taken right-footed by Jamal Campbell-Ryce from the right by-line, Ivar Ingimarsson makes a clearance.
Mark Kennedy has a drilled shot. Lewin Nyatanga gets a block in.
Michael Chopra finds the back of the net with a goal from just outside the area high into the middle of the goal. Bristol City 0-1 Ipswich.Assist on the goal came from Mark Kennedy.
Lewin Nyatanga fouled by Michael Chopra, the ref awards a free kick. Lewin Nyatanga takes the free kick.
Centre by Jon Stead, save made by David Stockdale.
The ball is sent over by Jordan Spence.
Shot by Grant Leadbitter from outside the box goes over the net.
Mark Kennedy takes a shot.
Robins waiting on McAllister
Jamie McAllister is an injury doubt for Bristol City ahead of the opening day visit of Ipswich.
Usually one of the first names on manager Keith Millen's teamsheet, the Scot damaged his calf in a challenge with West Brom midfielder James Morrison towards the end of City's final pre-season friendly last weekend.
With Damion Stewart also on the treatment table and Christian Ribeiro short of match fitness after his summer preparations were interrupted by a knee injury, Millen has resigned Jordan Spence on a season-long loan.
The West Ham youngster made 11 appearances for City during a two-month stint at Ashton Gate last season and could go straight into the starting XI on Saturday.
Millen is confident goalkeeper Dean Gerken will recover from a groin strain to take his place on the bench and provide cover for David James.
Ipswich boss Paul Jewell has a fully-fit squad at his disposal.
Despite hitting a wall in his efforts to further strengthen his ranks with a couple of new faces ahead of the clash, Jewell has still enjoyed a busy summer in the transfer market.
Goalkeeper David Stockdale, defenders Ivar Ingimarsson and Aaron Cresswell, midfielder Lee Bowyer, versatile forward Jay Emmanuel-Thomas as well as strikers Michael Chopra and Nathan Ellington are vying to make their debuts.
Jewell admitted earlier this week that, despite wanting to adopt a 4-4-2 formation, he believes the players at his disposal make a 4-1-4-1 system more suitable.
That was the way he set out against Wolves in last weekend`s final pre-season outing and could well be the way he sends his team out at Ashton Gate.
Deja vu for Robins
Ipswich got their npower Championship campaign off to a flying start as Bristol City suffered an unwanted case of opening-day deja vu at Ashton Gate.
The Robins crashed to a 3-0 home defeat to Millwall on the first weekend of last season, a result which was quickly followed by the resignation of then manager Steve Coppell.
And successor Keith Millen watched his side crash to the same scoreline against the Tractor Boys.
Ipswich`s summer signing Michael Chopra, who arrived from Cardiff for an undisclosed fee, did most of the damage as his brace sandwiched a fine effort from Lee Martin.
It may have been another opening day to forget for the hosts, but Ipswich only proved to underline why they are many people`s outside bet for promotion following an impressive summer in the transfer market.
Town boss Paul Jewell handed debuts to six of his seven new additions - Chopra, David Stockdale, Ivar Ingimarsson, Aaron Cresswell, Lee Bowyer and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas all starting, with Nathan Ellington on the bench.
In contrast, City`s support were more familiar with their XI, with Jordan Spence - re-signed on loan from West Ham - the only summer addition included. Midfielder Neil Kilkenny - brought in from Leeds - did, however, find himself on the bench.
And it was the most prolific new face on show who opening his account for the season after just 13 minutes.
Chopra raced onto a ball over the top from Mark Kennedy and delicately lobbed the ball over onrushing former England goalkeeper David James and into an empty net.
The majority of the 13,107 present had to wait until midway through the first half before they were finally raised from their seats as Marvin Elliott`s header brought a parried save from Stockdale.
Liam Fontaine headed Jamal Campbell-Ryce`s corner narrowly over the crossbar minutes before the interval.
All in all, however, there was very little to choose between the two sides over the first half as they both promised but failed to really deliver that bit of quality required, especially in the final third.
Maynard had the ball in the net at the start of the second half only to be denied by the offside flag.
It was a decision which proved crucial as Martin doubled Ipswich`s lead in the 51st minute, surging towards a home defence which opened up in front of him before firing low across James from 20 yards.
Chopra then ended the contest on the hour mark.
Campbell-Ryce`s poor back pass sold James short but the keeper did not help himself by trying to dink the ball over Chopra, subsequently being caught out by the experienced striker who simply sent the ball home.
Maynard`s volley forced Stockdale into a fine save at the other end as City went in search of some kind of route back into the game.
But it was Grant Leadbitter who came closest to a fourth for Ipswich when his 18-yard effort hit a post.
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