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  • Date:18 Dec 2010
  • Kick-off:17:20
  • Venue:Portman Road
  • Norris (5) Scotland (26)
    Scotland (38)
Goal!

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92:11 +2.11

Outswinging corner taken by Grant Leadbitter from the right by-line played to the near post, Andy King manages to make a clearance.

90:10 +0.10

Shot by Yuki Abe. Blocked by Damien Delaney. Matt Fryatt produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

89:45

Corner taken short by Darius Vassell.

89:38

Kyle Naughton delivers the ball.

89:24

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jack Colback on Greg Cunningham. Kyle Naughton takes the free kick.

88:30

Grant Leadbitter decides to take a short corner.

88:20

Grant Leadbitter takes a shot. Save by Chris Kirkland.

88:11

Jake Livermore delivers the ball.

86:07

Effort from deep inside the area by Connor Wickham misses to the right of the target.

85:47

Centre by Richie Wellens, Tommy Smith manages to make a clearance.

84:51

Jake Livermore challenges Richie Wellens unfairly and gives away a free kick. Richie Wellens takes the direct free kick.

82:41

Connor Wickham takes a shot. Blocked by Greg Cunningham. The assistant referee signals for offside against Carlos Edwards. Chris Kirkland takes the indirect free kick.

79:25

Unfair challenge on David Norris by Greg Cunningham results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Damien Delaney.

79:09

Centre by Kyle Naughton, clearance by Tommy Smith.

78:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Yuki Abe on Jack Colback. Free kick crossed left-footed by Jack Colback.

76:28

(Ipswich) makes a substitution, with Carlos Edwards coming on for Shane O'Connor.

75:16

Foul by Steve Howard on Damien Delaney, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Gianni Zuiverloon.

73:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Angelo Miguel Vitor by Connor Wickham. Direct free kick taken by Chris Kirkland.

69:41

Curtis Davies goes off and Jack Hobbs comes on.

69:18

Effort from outside the penalty area by Steve Howard goes wide left of the goal.

68:46

Greg Cunningham fouled by Gianni Zuiverloon, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Richie Wellens.

68:12

Jake Livermore on for Jason Scotland.

66:51

Steve Howard takes a shot. Marton Fulop makes a comfortable save.

66:30

A cross is delivered by Greg Cunningham, clearance made by Shane O'Connor.

64:37

Matt Fryatt is brought on as a substitute for Paul Gallagher. Connor Wickham concedes a free kick for a foul on Curtis Davies. Chris Kirkland takes the direct free kick.

63:39

Kyle Naughton produces a cross, save by Marton Fulop.

61:03

(Ipswich) makes a substitution, with Connor Wickham coming on for Rory Fallon.

59:39

Jack Colback challenges Greg Cunningham unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul Gallagher. The assistant referee flags for offside against Curtis Davies. Marton Fulop restarts play with the free kick.

58:37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Greg Cunningham by Jack Colback. Free kick taken by Chris Kirkland.

57:56

Effort on goal by Shane O'Connor from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

53:25

The assistant referee signals for offside against David Norris. Chris Kirkland takes the indirect free kick.

52:49

Foul by Yuki Abe on Jack Colback, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Grant Leadbitter.

52:05

David Norris is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Chris Kirkland takes the indirect free kick.

51:25

Paul Gallagher takes a shot. Save made by Marton Fulop.

50:45

The ball is swung over by Kyle Naughton.

49:59

Steve Howard has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

46:59

Corner taken by Grant Leadbitter from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Angelo Miguel Vitor.

46:00 +1.00

Gianni Zuiverloon sends in a cross, blocked by Curtis Davies.

45:46

A cross is delivered by Paul Gallagher, Gianni Zuiverloon makes a clearance.

45:44 +0.44

The assistant referee flags for offside against Darius Vassell. Marton Fulop restarts play with the free kick.

45:13 +0.13

Rory Fallon is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Chris Kirkland.

44:42

Rory Fallon takes a shot. Blocked by Greg Cunningham.

40:19

Darius Vassell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Kennedy. Free kick taken by Marton Fulop.

38:43

Jason Scotland gets on the score sheet with a goal from close range to the top left corner of the goal. Ipswich 3-0 Leicester.Assist on the goal came from Shane O'Connor.

38:04

The ball is swung over by Gianni Zuiverloon, Curtis Davies makes a clearance.

34:42

Centre by Yuki Abe, Tommy Smith manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Greg Cunningham from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by David Norris. Corner taken short by Greg Cunningham. Greg Cunningham produces a cross.

33:32

Centre by Richie Wellens, Header on goal by Andy King from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

33:00

Darius Vassell takes a shot. Clearance made by Tommy Smith.

32:37

Drilled left-footed shot by Jack Colback. Blocked by Curtis Davies.

31:34

Rory Fallon takes a shot. Chris Kirkland makes a comfortable save.

29:40

Angelo Miguel Vitor fouled by Rory Fallon, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Kirkland.

28:37

Darius Vassell takes a shot. Damien Delaney gets a block in.

27:39

Steve Howard comes on in place of Lloyd Dyer.

26:50

A goal is scored by Jason Scotland from outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Ipswich 2-0 Leicester.Assist on the goal came from Rory Fallon.

26:21

Grant Leadbitter has an effort at goal. Clearance by Angelo Miguel Vitor.

22:39

Angelo Miguel Vitor fouled by Rory Fallon, the ref awards a free kick. Angelo Miguel Vitor takes the free kick.

20:59

Corner from the left by-line taken by Jack Colback, Yuki Abe makes a clearance.

20:18

Curtis Davies goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Curtis Davies gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rory Fallon. Free kick taken by Jack Colback.

18:53

Grant Leadbitter sends in a cross, clearance made by Angelo Miguel Vitor.

17:51

Lloyd Dyer takes a shot. Damien Delaney gets a block in.

17:12

Unfair challenge on Paul Gallagher by Gianni Zuiverloon results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Paul Gallagher, clearance by David Norris.

16:26

Darius Vassell concedes a free kick for a foul on Shane O'Connor. Mark Kennedy restarts play with the free kick.

13:58

Unfair challenge on Darius Vassell by Damien Delaney results in a free kick. Paul Gallagher delivers the ball, Darius Vassell takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Kennedy.

11:53

The ball is crossed by Jack Colback, Rory Fallon takes a shot. Save by Chris Kirkland.

10:50

Mark Kennedy fouled by Darius Vassell, the ref awards a free kick. Marton Fulop restarts play with the free kick.

5:24

David Norris scores a goal from just inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Ipswich 1-0 Leicester.Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rory Fallon by Angelo Miguel Vitor. Free kick crossed left-footed by Jack Colback from right channel. Assist by Rory Fallon.

3:00

Rory Fallon goes into the book. Curtis Davies fouled by Rory Fallon, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Kirkland.

2:14

Greg Cunningham crosses the ball, Mark Kennedy manages to make a clearance. The ball is delivered by Paul Gallagher.

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

It is the end of the first-half.

The referee starts the second half.

The match is suspended by the referee.

The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

Match Preview

Town hit by injuries Ipswich will be hampered by an assortment of injury problems as they look to arrest their recent run of six consecutive defeats when Leicester are in town. On-loan Sunderland goalkeeper Marton Fulop (ankle) is touch and go to be included and shotstopper Brian Murphy is likely to continue between the sticks. Teenage striker Connor Wickham (hip) is another absentee to cause concern for Keane. Northern Irish midfielder Gareth McAuley (Achilles) will have to wait until January to make his return to first-team action. Luke Hyam could make the substitutes' bench. The young midfielder is nearing recovery from a hamstring injury. Keane has no players serving suspensions and will hope that striker Jason Scotland can get back amongst the goals. Chris Kirkland could make his debut for Leicester when Sven-Goran Eriksson`s side travel to Portman Road. The goalkeeper has resumed his loan spell with the Foxes after receiving treatment for a back injury at parent club Wigan. He has trained all week and will continue to be assessed ahead of Saturday evening`s televised game. Chris Weale would drop down to the bench should Kirkland get the nod. On-loan striker Roman Bednar is a slight doubt after he was forced off against Doncaster. The Czech was a doubt with a knock last weekend but started against Rovers only to last 37 minutes. Dany N`Guessan has returned from his loan spell at Scunthorpe and the forward will hope to be included on the bench.

Formation:442Manager: Roy Keane

Ipswich

Formation: 433Manager: Paulo Sousa

Leicester

  • Marton Fulop
  • Gianni Zuiverloon
  • Tommy Smith
  • Damien Delaney
  • Shane O'Connor
  • Jack Colback
  • David Norris
  • Grant Leadbitter
  • Mark Kennedy
  • Jason Scotland
  • Rory Fallon
  • SUBS
  • Brian Murphy
  • Jaime Peters
  • Carlos Edwards
  • Connor Wickham
  • Jake Livermore
  • Troy Brown
  • Darren O'Dea

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Match Report

Snow problem for Keane Ipswich ended the pressure on manager Roy Keane as his side ended their losing streak in a bizarre npower Championship clash played in atrocious conditions at Portman Road. Keane's side had lost their previous six games but roared into a 3-0 lead in the first half against Sven-Goran Eriksson's men in heavy snow thanks to goals from David Norris and a Jason Scotland brace. The match was held up by a 15-minute interruption in the second period as referee Stuart Atwell took the players off to allow groundstaff to clear snow from the playing surface. Keane must have feared the worst but Atwell allowed the players back on to complete the job and pick up three vital points. Atwell had passed the pitch playable at a lunchtime pitch inspection but the snow continued to fall all afternoon and even though the groundstaff had painted all the lines blue, they were barely visible by kick-off. Leicester captain Andy King almost got on the end of a through ball before debutant Chris Kirkland was picking the ball out of his net in the sixth minute. Jack Colback sent a long free-kick forwards for Damien Delaney to head back across goal. Shane O'Connor helped it on to Rory Fallon who - with his back to goal - did well to lay the ball off to Norris on the edge of the area. The captain got over the ball well and drilled his left-foot shot through a crowd of players and into the far corner to give Ipswich a dream start. Fallon tested former England goalkeeper Kirkland with a powerful header from the edge of the area as the home side settled well in the difficult conditions. Eriksson's men were within inches of a leveller in the 15th minute. Paul Gallagher's free-kick from the left was flicked on by Darius Vassell and Ipswich left-back Mark Kennedy somehow headed the ball onto the inside of the post from just three yards out. The home side were dominating though and deservedly doubled their lead in the 27th minute. Fallon was crucial in the build-up again, holding up the ball well and turning to pick out Scotland on his left and the Trinidad & Tobago international drilled a crisp drive across Kirkland and into the net. Eriksson made a quick change, bringing on target man Steve Howard in the hope that he could replicate Fallon's impact at the other end, but it was Keane's men who instead increased their lead in the 39th minute. O'Connor made the run on the left of the area and though Yuki Abe seemed to win the ball, he hesitated to allow O'Connor the chance to pick out Scotland on the six-yard line for a tap-in. The work for the groundstaff continued at the break as they cleared snow from the pitch but it continued to fall heavily as the second period began. Gallagher had the first sight of goal with a tame effort at Marton Fulop before O'Connor curled over the top. Eriksson, Keane and Atwell then gathered for a conversation just before the hour mark and the players soon left the field to allow the staff to work on the pitch again for a 10-minute period. Atwell called for an extra five minutes and then decided to resume from the 59th minute and Curtis Davies thought he had instantly pulled one back only to see his volley chalked off for offside. And Leicester's miserable afternoon was concluded when Angelo Miguel Vitor pulled his hamstring with 15 minutes left, forcing the Foxes to finish with 10 men.

Form Guide

    LLLLLL
  • Ipswich
  • VS
  • Leicester
  • DWLWLW

Last Meetings

  • Leicester
  • 1 - 1
  • Ipswich
  • 10/01/2010
  • Ipswich
  • 0 - 0
  • Leicester
  • 15/08/2009
  • Leicester
  • 2 - 0
  • Ipswich
  • 26/12/2007
  • Ipswich
  • 3 - 1
  • Leicester
  • 11/12/2007
  • Ipswich
  • 0 - 2
  • Leicester
  • 10/02/2007
  • Leicester
  • 3 - 1
  • Ipswich
  • 12/08/2006

Top Scorers

Ipswich

  • J Scotland 5
  • T Priskin 3
  • T Smith 3
  • D Norris 2
  • C Edwards 1
  • J Peters 1
  • D Delaney 1
  • G McAuley 1
  • A Townsend 1

Leicester

  • A King 8
  • P Gallagher 3
  • M Waghorn 3
  • S Howard 2
  • L Dyer 2
  • M Fryatt 2
  • K Naughton 2
  • D Vassell 1
  • R Wellens 1
  • F Moussa 1
  • AL Miguel Vitor 1

Goals

Ipswich

    • Total goals 52
    • Goals per game 22
  • 2 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Leicester

    • Total goals 61
    • Goals per game 31
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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