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Andrew Holt concedes a free kick for a foul on Grant Leadbitter. Brian Murphy restarts play with the free kick.
(Ipswich) makes a substitution, with Jamie Griffiths coming on for Carlos Edwards.
Effort on goal by Tommy Smith from 20 yards. Blocked by Craig Hinton.
Tamas Priskin scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Ipswich 3-1 Northampton.Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Hinton on Ronan Murray. Grant Leadbitter provided the assist for the goal.
The referee blows for offside. Brian Murphy restarts play with the free kick.
Billy Mckay has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Grant Leadbitter, clearance by Ryan Gilligan.
A cross is delivered by Michael Jacobs, Carlos Edwards manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Marcus Hall on Ronan Murray. Indirect free kick taken by Grant Leadbitter.
A cross is delivered by Ryan Gilligan, save made by Brian Murphy.
Carlos Edwards sends in a cross.
Shot by Ronan Murray. Save by Chris Dunn.
(Northampton) makes a substitution, with Andrew Holt coming on for Kevin Thornton.
Andros Townsend goes off and Jaime Peters comes on. Jason Scotland goes off and Ronan Murray comes on.
Jason Scotland takes a shot. Blocked by Craig Hinton. Tamas Priskin takes a shot. Save made by Chris Dunn.
Shot from just outside the box by Michael Jacobs goes over the bar.
Abdul Osman concedes a free kick for a foul on Andros Townsend. Grant Leadbitter takes the indirect free kick.
Tamas Priskin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Davis. Chris Dunn takes the indirect free kick.
Centre by Paul Rodgers.
Effort from 25 yards by Andros Townsend. Save by Chris Dunn.
The referee blows for offside against Kevin Thornton. Brian Murphy takes the indirect free kick.
Unfair challenge on Jason Scotland by Marcus Hall results in a free kick. Andros Townsend crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, save by Chris Dunn.
A cross is delivered by Andros Townsend.
The ball is delivered by Andros Townsend, clearance by Marcus Hall.
Outswinging corner taken by Andros Townsend from the left by-line, Kevin Thornton makes a clearance.
Effort on goal by Damien Delaney from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Andros Townsend crosses the ball, Tamas Priskin takes a shot. Save made by Chris Dunn.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Andros Townsend from the left by-line, Ryan Gilligan makes a clearance.
Andros Townsend produces a cross, Ryan Gilligan gets a block in.
Outswinging corner taken by Grant Leadbitter from the right by-line.
Tamas Priskin takes a shot. Blocked by Liam Davis.
David Norris challenges Kevin Thornton unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Liam Davis, Carlos Edwards manages to make a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Michael Jacobs.
Goal scored by Damien Delaney from inside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Ipswich 2-1 Northampton.Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Andros Townsend, assist by Andros Townsend.
Grant Leadbitter takes a shot. Save by Chris Dunn. David Norris sends in a cross.
Tamas Priskin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Davis. Free kick taken by Liam Davis.
Tom Eastman delivers the ball, clearance made by Marcus Hall.
The ball is sent over by Abdul Osman, Brian Murphy makes a save.
Foul by Abdul Osman on Grant Leadbitter, free kick awarded. Grant Leadbitter takes the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Andros Townsend.
Tamas Priskin takes a shot. Save by Chris Dunn.
A goal is scored by Carlos Edwards from deep inside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Ipswich 1-1 Northampton.Jason Scotland provided the assist for the goal.
Effort from outside the penalty area by Carlos Edwards goes wide left of the target.
The ball is delivered by Liam Davis. Billy Mckay challenges Tom Eastman unfairly and gives away a free kick. Brian Murphy restarts play with the free kick.
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Marcus Hall.
The ball is crossed by Carlos Edwards, Craig Hinton makes a clearance.
The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Dunn.
A goal is scored by Liam Davis from 30 yards high into the middle of the goal. Ipswich 0-1 Northampton.Assist on the goal came from Kevin Thornton.
Liam Davis grabs a goal from long distance high into the middle of the goal. Ipswich 0-1 Northampton.Assist by Kevin Thornton.
Liam Davis scores a goal from long distance high into the middle of the goal. Ipswich 0-1 Northampton.
Tom Eastman sends in a cross, Kevin Thornton makes a clearance.
Effort on goal by Tommy Smith from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.
Andros Townsend fouled by Nathaniel Wedderburn, the ref awards a free kick. Grant Leadbitter takes the free kick, Carlos Edwards sends in a cross, clearance by Craig Hinton. A cross is delivered by Grant Leadbitter.
Nathaniel Wedderburn concedes a free kick for a foul on Andros Townsend. Grant Leadbitter restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andros Townsend by Nathaniel Wedderburn. Grant Leadbitter takes the indirect free kick. Carlos Edwards sends in a cross, Craig Hinton makes a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Andros Townsend, Craig Hinton manages to make a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Paul Rodgers.
Shot from just outside the box by Andros Townsend goes over the target.
Shot from 25 yards from Tamas Priskin. Save by Chris Dunn.
Corner taken by Andros Townsend from the left by-line, The ball is swung over by Carlos Edwards, clearance made by Paul Rodgers.
Corner taken by Grant Leadbitter from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Michael Jacobs.
David Norris produces a drilled left-footed shot from 25 yards. Blocked by Craig Hinton.
Drilled left-footed shot by Kevin Thornton. Save by Brian Murphy.
Kevin Thornton has a drilled shot. Save by Brian Murphy.
The official flags Gareth McAuley offside. Chris Dunn restarts play with the free kick.
Damien Delaney produces a cross, clearance made by Nathaniel Wedderburn.
Carlos Edwards sends in a cross, Craig Hinton manages to make a clearance.
The match begins.
It is the end of the first-half.
The second half begins.
The final whistle is blown by the referee.
Town missing cup-tied pair
Ipswich boss Roy Keane will be without Jack Colback and Jake Livermore for the Carling Cup clash with Northampton.
The on-loan duo are cup-tied having appeared in the competition already for parent clubs Sunderland and Tottenham respectively.
Keane is also still without left-backs Mark Kennedy (hamstring) and Darren O'Dea (knee) with the latter out for around six weeks.
Goalkeeper Marton Fulop recovered from a back injury to face Nottingham Forest at the weekend but Keane is likely to put Brian Murphy or Arran Lee-Barrett in against the npower League Two side.
Teenage striker Connor Wickham, Tamas Priskin, Troy Brown, Tom Eastman and Ronan Murray could all also some back into the side as Town make changes for the cup tie.
Northampton manager Ian Sampson will have to wait until Tuesday afternoon to discover whether John Johnson is available.
Johnson was sent-off in the last minute of the 3-1 defeat at Oxford on Saturday but Sampson has decided to appeal the decision and is hopeful of having him in the side at Portman Road.
Sampson said: "We're going to appeal the decision and I think having looked back at it numerous times on DVD it was a very harsh red card.
"There is minimal contact and the lad has gone down because he hasn't got the ball which has gone into the keeper's hands. He was also going away from goal and having seen some of the decisions made in the Premier League games on Sunday I think it was a very harsh decision to send him off."
Fellow defender Dean Beckwith will miss out as he completes a three-match ban while striker Leon McKenzie will not be involved for the Carling Cup giant killers.
McKenzie has scored four goals in the last two games but is not fit enough to play twice in four days so will be rested for the crunch League Two game with Gillingham on Saturday.
Cobblers run ended by Tractor Boys
Roy Keane's Ipswich side came from a goal behind to book their place in the last eight of the Carling Cup and end Northampton's superb run after a 3-1 victory.
The Cobblers - who famously dumped Liverpool out of the previous round - came into the clash at Portman Road languishing in 91st place in the Football League ladder but looked set for another shock when Liam Davis put them ahead early on.
But goals from Carlos Edwards and Damien Delaney soon had the Championship side in front and Keane's men turned in a professional second-half display to seal their progress with Tamas Priskin adding a late third.
Keane named a strong side with just three changes from the XI which lost at Nottingham Forest on Saturday while opposing boss Ian Sampson made two changes of his own.
Ipswich striker Priskin had the first sight of goal but took too long to get on the end of Gareth McAuley's knock down before Kevin Thornton tested Ipswich goalkeeper Brian Murphy with a low shot from range.
Priskin then arrowed in a powerful effort from wide on the left but Cobblers number one Chris Dunn was well behind it.
Dunn was then alert to beat Priskin to a long through-ball before the Cobblers forged ahead in the 16th minute.
A lovely passing move saw Billy McKay and Thornton combine to free Davis in space 30 yards from goal.
The left-back was allowed to cut inside onto his favoured left and struck a speculative shot which dipped over Murphy's head and found the roof of the net with the aid of a slight deflection.
The lower league strugglers were settling into the rhythm which they had displayed at Anfield with Thornton to the fore but Keane's men soon responded through Edwards in the 26th minute.
Jason Scotland powered through a flimsy challenge before rolling the ball wide to Edwards. Davis crucially lost his footing which allowed the former Sunderland winger to step into the area and hammer a fine drive past Dunn and into the top corner.
Scotland then fed Priskin to shoot at Dunn as the hosts stepped it up a gear before the keeper parried a stinging Grant Leadbitter shot around the post for a corner.
The 44th-minute corner was to prove costly however as Delaney reacted first to hammer in a loose ball past Dunn at his near post.
Delaney had the first effort of the second period but smashed over the top before Andros Townsend lashed in another powerful effort which Dunn fielded well.
Michael Jacobs then had a rare chance for the visitors when he intercepted Leadbitter's poor pass but the teenager - who had scored at Liverpool - lost his composure to fire wildly over the top.
Dunn was again brave to deny Priskin as Keane's men looked for the killer third goal and despite some late pressure from Sampson's men extended their lead in the 88th minute when Priskin flicked in a header from Leadbitter's curling free-kick.
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