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  • Date:12 Apr 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Portman Road
  • Attendance:17,286
  • Leadbitter (5) Wickham (63) Leadbitter - pen (75)
  • Halliday (41)
    McDonald (42) Taylor (50)
Goal!

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91:20 +1.20

The ball is crossed by Joe Bennett.

90:06 +0.06

Scott McDonald takes a shot. Blocked by Damien Delaney.

89:33

Outswinging corner taken by Jimmy Bullard.

88:10

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Connor Wickham by Stephen McManus. Jimmy Bullard fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by Paul Smith.

86:36

David Norris gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Bennett. Kevin Thomson restarts play with the free kick.

86:01

Damien Delaney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Halliday. Kevin Thomson takes the direct free kick.

85:14

Andy Halliday takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

83:15

Tony McMahon handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Jimmy Bullard takes the direct free kick.

82:49

Darren O'Dea joins the action as a substitute, replacing Mark Kennedy.

80:36

Gareth McAuley takes a shot. Paul Smith makes a save.

79:58

Julio Arca gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Connor Wickham. Jimmy Bullard takes the free kick.

78:12

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jimmy Bullard from the right by-line.

78:01

The ball is swung over by Jimmy Bullard, Damien Delaney takes a shot. Save made by Paul Smith.

77:44

Jimmy Bullard takes a inswinging corner.

77:18

Connor Wickham takes a shot. Paul Smith makes a save.

75:33

Penalty scored by Grant Leadbitter. Ipswich 3-3 Middlesbrough.Unfair challenge on Lee Martin by Matthew Bates results in a Penalty. Lee Martin provided the assist for the goal.

73:32

Effort from the edge of the area by Andy Halliday goes wide of the right-hand post.

72:34

Joe Bennett produces a headed effort from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

71:42

Kevin Thomson on for Tarmo Kink.

70:09

Tony McMahon takes the inswinging corner, Damien Delaney manages to make a clearance.

70:00

Joe Bennett takes a shot. Save made by Arran Lee-Barrett.

68:12

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Bennett on Josh Carson. Josh Carson restarts play with the free kick.

66:21

Grant Leadbitter takes a shot. Save by Paul Smith.

66:02

Outswinging corner taken by Jimmy Bullard from the right by-line, clearance by Tony McMahon.

65:42

Carlos Edwards delivers the ball, Connor Wickham takes a shot. Save made by Paul Smith.

64:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Julio Arca by Josh Carson. Joe Bennett restarts play with the free kick.

63:17

Connor Wickham scores a headed goal from close in. Ipswich 2-3 Middlesbrough.Free kick awarded for a foul by Julio Arca on Josh Carson. Assist on the goal came from Jimmy Bullard.

61:58

Shot from just outside the box by Connor Wickham goes over the bar.

60:47

The ball is crossed by Andrew Taylor.

59:53

Mark Kennedy shown a yellow card. Foul by Mark Kennedy on Tarmo Kink, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Tony McMahon.

58:15

Lee Martin is brought on as a substitute for Jason Scotland.

57:34

The ball is sent over by Tarmo Kink, clearance by Damien Delaney.

55:36

Joe Bennett takes a shot. Save by Arran Lee-Barrett.

54:19

Corner taken by Jimmy Bullard from the right by-line, Joe Bennett makes a clearance.

53:45

Connor Wickham is caught offside. Paul Smith restarts play with the free kick.

53:35

Jimmy Bullard takes a shot. Save by Paul Smith.

50:35

A goal is scored by Andrew Taylor from inside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Ipswich 1-3 Middlesbrough.Assist by Scott McDonald.

49:50 +4.50

Tarmo Kink sends in a cross, Gareth McAuley makes a clearance.

49:09

Unfair challenge on Connor Wickham by Tony McMahon results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jimmy Bullard from left wing.

48:26 +3.26

Julio Arca challenges Connor Wickham unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jimmy Bullard delivers the ball, Close range header by Gareth McAuley misses to the right of the goal.

47:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Kennedy on Tarmo Kink. Tarmo Kink shoots direct from the free kick.

47:05 +2.05

Andy Halliday is ruled offside. Arran Lee-Barrett takes the free kick.

46:30 +1.30

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jason Scotland. Paul Smith takes the indirect free kick.

45:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by Carlos Edwards on Scott McDonald. Free kick taken by Julio Arca.

45:30

The ball is delivered by Connor Wickham, Joe Bennett makes a clearance.

45:24 +0.24

Julio Arca challenges David Norris unfairly and gives away a free kick. Carlos Edwards restarts play with the free kick.

45:11

Scott McDonald takes a shot.

44:59

Scott McDonald produces a cross, clearance made by Carlos Edwards.

44:18

Jason Scotland produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

43:59

Jimmy Bullard takes a shot.

42:35

Scott McDonald scores a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Ipswich 1-2 Middlesbrough.Assist on the goal came from Andy Halliday.

42:14

The offside flag is raised against Jason Scotland. Paul Smith takes the indirect free kick.

41:09

Andy Halliday finds the back of the net with a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Ipswich 1-1 Middlesbrough.

40:54

Tarmo Kink takes a shot. Save by Arran Lee-Barrett.

39:52

Carlos Edwards challenges Andrew Taylor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joe Bennett.

38:49

Josh Carson crosses the ball, David Norris takes a shot. Save by Paul Smith. The referee blows for offside against Connor Wickham. Paul Smith restarts play with the free kick.

34:17

Seb Hines goes off and Rhys Williams comes on. Inswinging corner taken by Jimmy Bullard, Scott McDonald manages to make a clearance.

33:56

Connor Wickham sends in a cross, blocked by Tony McMahon.

30:43

Unfair challenge on Josh Carson by Andy Halliday results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jimmy Bullard.

29:54

Corner taken right-footed by Tony McMahon from the right by-line, Connor Wickham manages to make a clearance.

29:47

The ball is crossed by Tarmo Kink, clearance made by Gareth McAuley.

23:18

Corner taken by Jimmy Bullard.

23:12

The ball is crossed by Connor Wickham, blocked by Tony McMahon.

18:50

Connor Wickham takes a shot. Blocked by Seb Hines.

18:26

Jimmy Bullard crosses the ball, Andrew Taylor gets a block in.

16:12

Julio Arca has an effort at goal. Save by Arran Lee-Barrett.

15:08

Merouane Zemmama goes off and Andy Halliday comes on. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen McManus by David Norris. Paul Smith restarts play with the free kick.

13:23

Centre by Merouane Zemmama.

12:17

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Bennett by Josh Carson. Free kick taken by Paul Smith.

10:13

Merouane Zemmama concedes a free kick for a foul on David Norris. Strike comes in from Jimmy Bullard from the free kick.

9:27

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Josh Carson by Joe Bennett. Jimmy Bullard takes the direct free kick.

7:57

Josh Carson produces a cross, Joe Bennett manages to make a clearance.

6:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Damien Delaney on Matthew Bates. Free kick taken by Merouane Zemmama.

5:53

A goal is scored by Grant Leadbitter from just outside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Ipswich 1-0 Middlesbrough.

5:34

Corner from right by-line taken by Jimmy Bullard.

5:08

Mark Kennedy crosses the ball.

5:01

Connor Wickham sends in a cross, Seb Hines manages to make a clearance.

1:36

Corner taken right-footed by Jimmy Bullard from the left by-line, clearance by Tarmo Kink.

1:29

The ball is crossed by Josh Carson, clearance made by Tony McMahon.

1:04

Tarmo Kink takes a shot. Arran Lee-Barrett makes a save.

Match Preview

Martin returns for Town Ipswich winger Lee Martin is back in contention for the visit of Middlesbrough. The former Manchester United man has missed the last two games through suspension after picking up 10 yellow cards but could force his way back into Paul Jewell's starting line-up. Jewell said: "Lee Martin comes back into consideration. He has trained very well since he's been out suspended. "I will be seriously considering the team, as I do every game. Just because you have won, it doesn't mean to say that automatically the team picks itself for the next game. "I'm not one for making huge changes for the sake of it but if something needs to be changed, then I will do." Kieron Dyer has returned to West Ham at the end of his loan spell while teenage winger Josh Carson is certain to keep his place after he scored a brace in the 2-1 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday. Middlesbrough midfielder Nicky Bailey is out of the trip. Bailey damaged ankle ligaments during Saturday's 2-1 win at Sheffield United and will sit out the trip to Portman Road. Barry Robson is likely to miss out once again with a hamstring injury but Matthew Bates suffered no ill effects from his return to action at Bramall Lane after a hamstring tear. Kevin Thomson, who is back in training after a hairline leg fracture, could be included in the squad but the game may come too soon for Willo Flood, who is close to making a senior comeback after recovering from a dislocated kneecap. However, Jonathan Franks and Luke Williams (both ankle), Leroy Lita and Justin Hoyte (both hamstring) and Jason Steele (torn side muscle) remain on the sidelines.

Formation:433Manager: Paul Jewell

Ipswich

Formation: 442Manager: Tony Mowbray

Middlesbrough

  • Arran Lee-Barrett
  • Carlos Edwards
  • Gareth McAuley
  • Damien Delaney
  • Mark Kennedy
  • David Norris
  • Grant Leadbitter
  • Jimmy Bullard
  • Josh Carson
  • Connor Wickham
  • Jason Scotland
  • SUBS
  • Marton Fulop
  • Jaime Peters
  • Lee Martin
  • Andy Drury
  • Colin Healy
  • Luciano Civelli
  • Darren O'Dea

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Match Report

Town hit back to stun Boro Ipswich clawed back a two-goal deficit to earn a 3-3 in an enthralling clash with Middlesbrough, but their faint hopes of making the npower Championship play-offs look to be over. Town had been on course to record a fourth straight win and close further ground on the top six after Grant Leadbitter struck from distance inside the opening 10 minutes. But they capitulated either side of the break as Tony Mowbray's side overturned the lead thanks to Andy Halliday's tap-in and Scott McDonald's close-range finish before half-time, with Andrew Taylor adding a third soon after the break. Connor Wickham, who had two efforts ruled out for offside, finally netted when he headed home from six yards to give Ipswich hope and they made sure of the point when Leadbitter scored his second from the penalty spot. Despite the rally, their season looks over as they sit eight points off the play-offs with five games to play. Mowbray, meanwhile, was left to celebrate a sweet return to Portman Road, where he spent five years as a player, as his side secured a second away win in three days to make absolutely sure of safety. Paul Jewell's men knew they had to put in a near-perfect record between now and the end of the season if they were to sneak into the play-offs and their fast start reflected that. After early pressure, they forced a corner and Leadbitter gave his side a sixth-minute lead when he drove home his fourth league goal of the season, which took a healthy deflection. Ipswich remained dominant in terms of possession and territory and they thought they had a second after Smith parried David Norris' header into the path of Wickham, but the Football League Young Player of the Year was flagged offside after hitting the rebound home. But then, after barely creating anything throughout the opening 40 minutes, Boro turned the game on its head by scoring two goals inside 90 seconds to take an unlikely lead. First Halliday was left with the simplest of finishes in the 42nd minute after Damien Delaney's sliced clearance left Town keeper Arran Lee-Barrett stranded and bounced off the bar and into the substitute's path. And before the Boro supporters could catch their breath they were celebrating again when Halliday turned provider with a cute touch which found McDonald free inside the six-yard box and the former Celtic midfielder made no mistake to net his fifth of the season. Boro did not have to wait long for their third as they struck again in the 51st minute and Halliday was again the architect as he slid in Taylor and he collected the ball and finished in style pass Arran-Barrett. Ipswich had to respond quickly and they had the ball in the net minutes later, but Wickham was again in a offside position and it was ruled out. But he finally beat Boro's offside trap in the 64th minute to give his side hope of earning at least a point when he met Jimmy Bullard's delivery with a thumping header. Wickham went close again, but was denied by Smith, before Town completed the comeback after Leadbitter converted a penalty with 14 minutes remaining when Matthew Bates had fouled Lee Martin. And Ipswich wasted two opportunities to take all three points as Smith was called into action to produce two brilliant saves, first to deny Wickham and then Delaney as it ended all square.

Form Guide

    LDLWWW
  • Ipswich
  • VS
  • Middlesbrough
  • LWDWDW

Last Meetings

  • Middlesbrough
  • 1 - 3
  • Ipswich
  • 07/08/2010
  • Ipswich
  • 1 - 1
  • Middlesbrough
  • 06/02/2010
  • Middlesbrough
  • 3 - 1
  • Ipswich
  • 12/09/2009
  • Middlesbrough
  • 1 - 1
  • Ipswich
  • 17/01/1998
  • Ipswich
  • 1 - 1
  • Middlesbrough
  • 02/12/1997
  • Middlesbrough
  • 1 - 0
  • Ipswich
  • 11/01/1992

Top Scorers

Ipswich

  • J Scotland 9
  • D Norris 7
  • C Wickham 6
  • J Bullard 4
  • C Edwards 3
  • D Delaney 2
  • G McAuley 2
  • J Carson 2
  • C Healy 1
  • J Peters 1

Middlesbrough

  • L Lita 8
  • S McDonald 7
  • T Kink 3
  • M Bates 3
  • M Emnes 3
  • B Robson 2
  • T McMahon 2
  • A Taylor 1
  • S McManus 1
  • S Hines 1
  • M Zemmama 1
  • R Williams 1
  • J Grounds 1

Goals

Ipswich

    • Total goals 103
    • Goals per game 52
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 8 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 9 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 11 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 8 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 9 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 10 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Middlesbrough

    • Total goals 102
    • Goals per game 51
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 8 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 8 (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 11 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 8 (For) 9 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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