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  • Date:03 Mar 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Portman Road
  • Attendance:16,671
  • Chopra (24) Smith (65)
    Drury (84)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92:50 +2.50

Aaron Cresswell concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Pearson. Brett Pitman restarts play with the free kick.

91:26 +1.26

Jason Scotland produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses wide left of the target.

89:34

Foul by Louis Carey on Lee Martin, free kick awarded. Aaron Cresswell takes the direct free kick. Louis Carey is shown a yellow card. Grant Leadbitter goes off and Lee Bowyer comes on.

88:44

Michael Chopra goes off and Jason Scotland comes on.

87:37

Damien Delaney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Wood. Booking for Damien Delaney for unsporting behaviour. Shot comes in from Brett Pitman from the free kick, blocked by Tommy Smith.

87:06

Stephen Pearson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Carlos Edwards. Carlos Edwards takes the direct free kick.

86:21

Andy Drury produces a drilled right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

84:51

Andy Drury scores a goal. Ipswich 3-0 Bristol City.Assist on the goal came from Michael Chopra.

82:44

Ryan Stevenson is brought on as a substitute for Jay Emmanuel-Thomas. Brett Pitman joins the action as a substitute, replacing Sean Davis.

82:40

Aaron Cresswell produces a cross.

81:45

The ball is delivered by Richard Foster, Damien Delaney makes a clearance.

79:04

Yannick Bolasie takes a shot. Save by Alex McCarthy.

78:31

Chris Wood takes a shot. Save made by Alex McCarthy.

76:29

Yannick Bolasie has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

74:52

Foul by Andy Drury on Stephen Pearson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Kalifa Cisse.

74:37

The ball is crossed by Andy Drury, Michael Chopra takes a shot. Save made by David James.

73:21

Yannick Bolasie takes the inswinging corner, Alex McCarthy makes a clearance.

69:17

Lee Martin crosses the ball, Tommy Smith takes a shot.

69:11

A cross is delivered by Lee Martin, clearance by Liam Fontaine.

68:41

The referee blows for offside. David James takes the indirect free kick.

67:13

Andy Drury sends in a cross.

66:32

Sean Davis delivers the ball.

65:03

Corner taken right-footed by Andy Drury from the left by-line, Tommy Smith grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Ipswich 2-0 Bristol City.Andy Drury provided the assist for the goal.

64:46

Daryl Murphy produces a cross.

61:08

Booking for Yannick Bolasie.

58:50

Liam Fontaine challenges Jay Emmanuel-Thomas unfairly and gives away a free kick. Carlos Edwards restarts play with the free kick. Liam Fontaine goes into the referee's book.

57:33

Inswinging corner taken by Yannick Bolasie, Alex McCarthy makes a save.

57:02

The assistant referee flags for offside against Michael Chopra. Richard Foster takes the indirect free kick.

56:12

A cross is delivered by Andy Drury.

55:57

Centre by Daryl Murphy, clearance by David James.

54:46

Andy Drury takes a shot. Save made by David James.

54:26

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas delivers the ball, save made by David James.

53:32

Corner taken right-footed by Andy Drury.

53:14

The ball is sent over by Daryl Murphy, Richard Foster manages to make a clearance.

51:48

The assistant referee flags for offside against Yannick Bolasie. Free kick taken by Alex McCarthy.

50:59

Corner taken right-footed by Lee Martin, Kalifa Cisse makes a clearance.

50:47

The ball is sent over by Daryl Murphy, clearance by Liam Fontaine.

49:44

Liam Fontaine delivers the ball, Carlos Edwards makes a clearance.

49:13

The ball is swung over by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, clearance made by Liam Fontaine.

48:51

Liam Fontaine concedes a free kick for a foul on Jay Emmanuel-Thomas. Andy Drury takes the free kick.

47:38 +2.38

Lee Martin crosses the ball, Michael Chopra takes a shot. Save made by David James.

46:14 +1.14

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas takes a long range shot clearing the crossbar.

45:07

Free kick awarded for a foul by Yannick Bolasie on Tommy Smith. Free kick taken by Alex McCarthy.

45:04 +0.04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kalifa Cisse on Lee Martin. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas takes the free kick.

42:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sean Davis on Andy Drury. Alex McCarthy restarts play with the free kick. Booking for Sean Davis for unsporting behaviour.

42:00

The referee gives a free kick against Carlos Edwards for handball. Carlos Edwards shown a yellow card. Free kick taken by Sean Davis.

41:33

Aaron Cresswell delivers the ball, Michael Chopra takes a shot. Brilliant save by David James.

40:53

Tommy Smith fouled by Jon Stead, the ref awards a free kick. Tommy Smith restarts play with the free kick.

40:10

The assistant referee flags for offside against Chris Wood. Alex McCarthy takes the indirect free kick.

39:18

Unfair challenge on Lee Martin by Sean Davis results in a free kick. Aaron Cresswell takes the direct free kick.

38:35

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas takes a shot from 35 yards and missed to the left of the target.

38:11

Yannick Bolasie crosses the ball, Damien Delaney makes a clearance.

37:39

Damien Delaney has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

36:46

Foul by Louis Carey on Daryl Murphy, free kick awarded. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, Liam Fontaine gets a block in.

36:12

Kalifa Cisse gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Grant Leadbitter. Direct free kick taken by Carlos Edwards.

35:39

Centre by Aaron Cresswell, clearance made by Sean Davis.

34:56

Yannick Bolasie comes on in place of Albert Adomah.

33:53

A cross is delivered by Michael Chopra.

33:13

Carlos Edwards sends in a cross.

32:17

Outswinging corner taken by Andy Drury from the right by-line.

32:11

Centre by Andy Drury, Sean Davis gets a block in.

30:48

Long range effort by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas goes harmlessly over the bar.

28:14

Albert Adomah fouled by Grant Leadbitter, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David James. Grant Leadbitter receives a yellow card.

27:44

Chris Wood challenges Carlos Edwards unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Carlos Edwards.

26:42

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas takes a short corner.

25:06

Louis Carey fouled by Michael Chopra, the ref awards a free kick. David James restarts play with the free kick. Chris Wood comes on in place of Neil Kilkenny.

24:09

The ball is sent over by Lee Martin, Michael Chopra grabs a headed goal from close in. Ipswich 1-0 Bristol City.Lee Martin provided the assist for the goal.

22:43

Shot by Daryl Murphy from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.

22:12

Neil Kilkenny takes the inswinging corner, Tommy Smith manages to make a clearance.

21:29

Neil Kilkenny takes a short corner, Liam Fontaine takes a shot. Save by Alex McCarthy.

20:32

Sean Davis crosses the ball, clearance made by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.

19:40

The ball is delivered by Carlos Edwards, Headed effort from the edge of the area by Tommy Smith goes wide of the right-hand upright.

19:11

Lee Martin fouled by Kalifa Cisse, the ref awards a free kick. Andy Drury crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel.

18:26

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas has a drilled shot and went wide left of the goal.

17:37

Michael Chopra fouled by Liam Fontaine, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Andy Drury.

16:53

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Andy Drury, clearance by Sean Davis.

16:25

Michael Chopra takes a shot. Save by David James.

15:35

A cross is delivered by Daryl Murphy, blocked by Albert Adomah.

14:33

The referee blows for offside. Damien Delaney takes the direct free kick.

12:17

The ball is swung over by Carlos Edwards.

10:52

Grant Leadbitter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Albert Adomah. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Neil Kilkenny, Jay Emmanuel-Thomas gets a block in.

9:40

Daryl Murphy crosses the ball, save made by David James.

7:28

Tommy Smith takes a shot.

7:09

The ball is sent over by Carlos Edwards, clearance by Sean Davis.

4:03

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by David James.

1:41

A cross is delivered by Lee Martin, Aaron Cresswell takes a shot. Clearance by Liam Fontaine.

0:19

Daryl Murphy fouled by Sean Davis, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Andy Drury from left channel, clearance by Sean Davis.

Match Preview

Smith setback for Tractor Boys Tommy Smith is Ipswich's only concern ahead of the visit of struggling Bristol City. The centre-back has only just resumed training having represented New Zealand in Tuesday's 3-2 friendly defeat to Jamaica in Auckland. Manager Paul Jewell will now assess Smith to see whether he is showing any signs of fatigue after a demanding week of travel. Ibrahima Sonko is ready to step in if required. Josh Carson was an unused substitute in Northern Ireland's 3-0 home defeat to Norway and is back pushing to be included in Town's matchday 16. As is fellow midfielder Lee Bowyer, who is fit again after a groin problem which has ruled him out since the start of January. Bristol City manager Derek McInnes will have to deal with a plethora of injury worries. McInnes will definitely be without midfielder Marvin Elliott, who has been ruled out for the rest of the season with an Achilles injury, and striker David Clarkson (broken ankle). Defender Cole Skuse will also be unavailable as he continues his recovery from a broken and dislocated toe, and there are further doubts over three more senior first-team professionals. Midfielder Kalifa Cisse missed the 3-1 home defeat to Blackpool last time out with a groin problem and is unlikely to feature, while on-loan defender Stephen McManus is struggling with a thigh complaint. And to complete McInnes' casualty list, Welsh international Lewin Nyatanga may not have shaken off his ankle knock in time for the trip to Portman Road.

Formation:4411Manager: Paul Jewell

Ipswich

Formation: 433Manager: Derek McInnes

Bristol City

  • Alex McCarthy
  • Carlos Edwards
  • Tommy Smith
  • Damien Delaney
  • Aaron Cresswell
  • Jay Emmanuel-Thomas
  • Grant Leadbitter
  • Andy Drury
  • Daryl Murphy
  • Lee Martin
  • Michael Chopra
  • SUBS
  • Arran Lee-Barrett
  • Lee Bowyer
  • Jason Scotland
  • Ryan Stevenson
  • Ibrahima Sonko

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Match Report

Chopra eases Town to win Michael Chopra's sixth goal in as many matches helped Ipswich on the way to a comfortable 3-0 npower Championship victory over Bristol City. Chopra headed the home side in front midway through the first half, converting Lee Martin's cross from six yards out under little pressure from the City defence. And after the break the visitors were punished once more, as Tommy Smith nodded Andy Drury's corner beyond David James in the Robins' goal. Smith then rattled the crossbar before Andy Drury added some extra gloss by smashing in a long-range third. City's afternoon was made that little bit worse by injury to Albert Adomah, as the West Country side slipped to their sixth straight defeat on the road in all competitions. The visitors created little over the course of the 90 minutes, with Liam Fontaine and Adomah producing decent saves out of Alex McCarthy in the Ipswich goal, but left Portman Road without anything to show for their efforts. The hosts made two changes for the clash. McCarthy returned in goal in place of Arran Lee-Barrett and Grant Leadbitter was handed a place in midfield, as Luke Hyam failed to earn a spot in the matchday squad. City welcomed back central defender Lewin Nyatanga and midfielder Kalifa Cisse back to their starting line-up following respective ankle and groin injuries, with Chris Wood dropping to the bench. Chances were few and far between in the early exchanges, with Smith lashing over the crossbar from long range and James producing a top-class save to turn Chopra's effort to safety, as Ipswich slowly dominated. City struggled to create openings of any note, and it took until the 22nd minute for the Robins to test McCarthy, with Fontaine seeing his shot from inside the penalty area pushed around the post by the on-loan stopper. However, Ipswich quickly went down the other end and claimed the lead. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas sent Martin clear down the right and the midfielder produced a pinpoint cross to pick out Chopra, who made no mistake in heading past James. It was the former Cardiff man's 13th strike of the campaign and it heaped further pressure on the Tractor Boys' beleaguered guests. Emmanuel-Thomas fired a thunderbolt from 40 yards marginally over the bar and then showed a more delicate side to chip James, only to see his attempt drift narrowly wide. And only two good stops from the former England international to deny Chopra prevented Ipswich from taking a bigger lead into the interval. City pulled themselves back into the game after half-time, reducing the home side to a limited number of chances, although James had to be alert to hold onto Drury's effort from the edge of the area. But with 25 minutes remaining, Ipswich put the game beyond the visitors. Drury swung in a corner from the right and Smith rose highest to head beyond James. Given that City had failed to score in any of their previous five away matches in all competitions prior to the trip to Suffolk, any sort of comeback seemed improbable. And so it proved as, after Smith's header crashed against the bar, Drury rounded off a successful afternoon with a stunning finish from 25 yards. Substitutes Wood and Yannick Bolasie both called McCarthy into action in the dying stages, but Ipswich eased to victory. end M

Form Guide

    LWWWWL
  • Ipswich
  • VS
  • Bristol City
  • LLLDLL

Last Meetings

  • Bristol City
  • 0 - 3
  • Ipswich
  • 06/08/2011
  • Bristol City
  • 0 - 1
  • Ipswich
  • 16/04/2011
  • Ipswich
  • 2 - 0
  • Bristol City
  • 28/08/2010
  • Ipswich
  • 0 - 0
  • Bristol City
  • 27/02/2010
  • Bristol City
  • 0 - 0
  • Ipswich
  • 05/12/2009
  • Bristol City
  • 1 - 1
  • Ipswich
  • 13/04/2009

Top Scorers

Ipswich

  • M Chopra 12
  • J Scotland 4
  • L Martin 4
  • J Emmanuel-Thomas 4
  • L Bowyer 2
  • D Murphy 2
  • J Carson 2
  • J Bullard 1
  • I Sonko 1
  • A Drury 1
  • T Smith 1

Bristol City

  • B Pitman 5
  • A Adomah 5
  • S Pearson 2
  • M Elliott 2
  • J Stead 1
  • N Kilkenny 1
  • K Cisse 1
  • M Woolford 1
  • C Wood 1

Goals

Ipswich

    • Total goals 110
    • Goals per game 50
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 7 (For) 8 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 8 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 10 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 11 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 11 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Bristol City

    • Total goals 88
    • Goals per game 28
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 9 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 10 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 12 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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