Ipswich Town 0-1 Norwich City: Championship – as it happened

22 October 2017 12:53
James Maddison scored a superb winning goal as Norwich continued their hold over Ipswich with a confident performance at Portman Road 2.46pm BST Related: James Maddison helps Norwich City maintain derby dominance over Ipswich Town 1.53pm BST Norwich are still the Pride of Anglia! There wasn’t much in the game but Norwich’s superior class told in the second half, particularly when the brilliant James Maddison scored a memorable winning goal. Thanks for your company, bye! 1.53pm BST 90+4 min Ipswich get one last corner, with the keeper Bialkowski coming forward for it. Waghorn swings it out towards the near post and Knudsen heads wide. It wasn’t much of a chance. 1.50pm BST 90+1 min What an effort from Waghorn! He nicked the ball off Reed on the edge of the area and floated a gorgeous left-footed chip across Gunn that drifted this far away from the top corner. I thought it was in. 1.49pm BST 90+1 min There will be four minutes of added time. 1.48pm BST 90 min Norwich have done so well to take the heat out of this derby, and for most of the second half Ipswich have been reduced to futile huffing and puffing. 1.47pm BST 88 min Norwich’s final substitution: Mario Vrancic replaces James Maddison. 1.45pm BST 86 min Skuse’s long-range shot takes a slight deflection off Hanley and is comfortably held by Gunn. 1.43pm BST 84 min Knudsen’s long throw is headed to the edge of the area, where Celina mishits a difficult volley into the ground and through to Gunn. 1.42pm BST 83 min A big lump forward falls nicely for Waghorn, who can’t get any power on his shot from the edge of the area. Gunn makes a comfortable save. 1.41pm BST 82 min Sears cuts in for the right and plays a cute pass into the area for Waghorn, who miscontrols the ball under pressure from Trybull. 1.39pm BST 81 min Ipswich have really struggled to trouble this excellent Norwich defence in the second half. 1.36pm BST 78 min Wes Hoolahan, who has had a superb second half, is replaced by James Husband. 1.35pm BST 77 min A double change for Ipswich: Sears and Celina replace Nydam and Garner. 1.35pm BST 76 min A fine pass from Stiepermann sends Jerome clear, but Bialkowski hares from his line to get to the ball a fraction before the striker. 1.32pm BST 74 min Ipswich haven’t had a shot on target in this match, although Knudsen hit the post in the first half. 1.30pm BST 72 min The substitute Downes is booked for a late, overzealous tackle on Trybull. 1.29pm BST 71 min Chambers is booked for hacking Maddison. Ipswich are having plenty of the ball, with Norwich content to play on the counter, but they look less threatening that at any stage inthe match. 1.27pm BST 69 min Wildschut tries to run the last man Chambers, who stretches to make a crucial tackle. 1.26pm BST 67 min Ipswich have offered little since the goal. They look like a team suffering the effects of deja vu. 1.25pm BST 66 min Now Ipswich make a change, with Tom Adeyemi replaced by Flynn Downes. 1.24pm BST 65 min A Norwich substitution: Grant Hanley replaces the injured Christoph Zimmermann. 1.21pm BST 62 min Hoolahan, anonymous in the first half, has been electric since the break. 1.20pm BST 61 min Ipswich win a corner on the right. Waghorn swings it in and Jerome heads it away. 1.18pm BST That was a lovely goal. Hoolahan led a fine Norwich break and found Stiepermann, who played a square pass to Maddison just inside the box. He got the ball out of his feet and placed a lovely curling shot into the far corner. He is a serious talent, this lad. 1.17pm BST James Maddison stamps his class all over the East Anglia derby! 1.17pm BST 58 min A half-chance for Norwich. Hoolahan plays a fine pass through the middle for Jerome, whose low shot from the edge of the box is too close to Bialkowski. 1.15pm BST 56 min Adeyemi and Klose are warned by the referee after a bit of a contretemps. Ipswich are bullying Norwich with increasing success and Norwich look rattled for the first time. 1.12pm BST 54 min Good play from Ipswich. Waghorn plays a nice pass down the right to Spence, who drills a flat cross towards the penalty spot. McGoldrick gets in front of Zimmerman and flicks a header just wide of the far post. That was a really good effort. 1.11pm BST 52 min A good break from Pinto leads to a corner on the left for Norwich. It’s taken short to Maddison, who is fouled just outside the area by Waghorn. Maddison clips the free-kick into the area and Garner heads away. 1.07pm BST 49 min Garner drags an ambitious volley well wide from 25 yards. It’s been a scruffy, hectic start to the second half, which suits Ipswich more than Norwich. 1.03pm BST 46 min Peep peep! Norwich begin the second half. No substitutions on either side. 12.48pm BST Half-time reading Related: The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian's sport coverage 12.47pm BST Peep peep! That was an interesting if relatively uneventful 45 minutes. Ipswich had the better chances; Norwich played the better football. See you in 10 minutes for the second half. 12.47pm BST 45+1 min . Waghorn’s free-kick is headed away by a Norwich defender, and that should be it for the first half. 12.46pm BST 45 min Zimmerman fouls Garner just outside the area. It’s a fair way to the left, probably too far for a direct shot. 12.42pm BST 40 min This is an excellent spell for Ipswich, who have pinned Norwich back in the last 10 or 15 minutes. They really should be ahead, for all Norwich’s pretty football. 12.41pm BST 39 min Hoolahan foulds Nydam down the Ipswich left. Waghorn curls the free-kick to the far post, where the unmarked McGoldrick thumps a header over the bar from six yards. What a chance! That was the best opportunity of the match by a distance. 12.39pm BST 38 min McGoldrick, picked out on the edge of the box by Waghorn, sprays a volley into orbit. 12.37pm BST 36 min Garner clips a lovely ball towards Waghorn at the far post, forcing Stiepermann to concede a corner. That was a vital interception. 12.36pm BST 35 min “Afternoon Rob,” says Matt Loten. “Delighted to see Adam Webster back in the Ipswich team after his injury troubles. I haven’t had many chances to watch him in action for the Tractor Boys, but he is one of the classiest centre-halves I have seen play for Portsmouth. I also think he’s a brilliant example of how much of a role luck plays in a football career. When he came through the ranks at 16 or 17, he was played out of position at right-back, he hadn’t grown into his body, and his confidence was brittle. It was only when Gary Waddock took over as caretaker manager at the end of 2014/15 that Webster was given a run at centre-half - a run of games which incoming permanent manager Paul Cook admitted convinced him not to release Webster as he overhauled the squad during the subsequent summer. Webster played nearly 40 games the next season, impressed against Ipswich in the FA Cup, earned his move, and has since been linked with switches to Premier League clubs. And he’s still only 22; I have no doubt he’ll end up in the big time sooner or later.”It’s scary how important luck can be, in football as in life. Even silly things like a foreigner rule can change a person’s life. 12.35pm BST 33 min Wildschut slithers past Chambers into the area, where the teenager Nydam comes across to make a tremendous tackle. Moments later, Jerome mistimes his leap and heads Reed’s cross miles over the bar. That was a decent chance too. 12.33pm BST 31 min Spence is booked for a lunge at Skuse. That was a poor tackle. 12.29pm BST 28 min A deep corner from Waghorn is headed just wide from six yards by Garner. That was a decent chance, though he was under a lot of pressure as he headed the ball. 12.27pm BST 26 min Norwich will probably be slightly happier with the first 26 minutes. They have certainly been the more composed, confident team. 12.26pm BST 25 min “Little known fact,” says Phil Withall. “Hans Zimmer co-wrote History of the World with punk legends the Damned. In other news, I need to be up for work on six hours and yet can’t look away.” 12.25pm BST 24 min Maddison makes room on the left of the box and tries to whip a curler into the far top corner. He doesn’t get enough bend and it drifts a few yards wide. 12.24pm BST 23 min Norwich are starting to threaten. Jerome moves infield from the left and tees up Stiepermann, who drags a low shot from 17 yards that is held to his left by the plunging Bialkowski. 12.23pm BST 20 min Maddison plays a sharp cutback from the left towards Hoolahan, who is superbly tackled by Adeyemi. The ball comes to Wildschut, whose curling shot from 20 yards is comfortably saved by the diving Bialkowski. Maddison has been so impressive; there is such swagger in his play. 12.20pm BST 18 min Maddison makes space 30 yards out to whistle a low shot a few yards wide. Bialkowski had it covered. 12.17pm BST 16 min Norwich have had 59 per cent poossession, a fair reflection of the game so far. That said, Ipswich have come closest to scoring and they do look dangerous on the counter-attack. 12.16pm BST 15 min The second corner comes to nothing. 12.15pm BST 14 min Maddison turns smartly and plays a lovely angled pass through to Wildschut on the left of the area. His low cross deflects behind for a corner, which leads to another corner. Maddison looks a player. 12.14pm BST 13 min Hoolahan sprays a nice pass out to Stiepermann, who has lots of space in the left. He tiptoes into the box, moves the ball onto his right foot and slices a low shot miles wide. 12.13pm BST 11 min A right-wing corner from Waghorn leads to a game of head tennis in the Norwich box. Eventually Chambers heads it dangerously across his own area to Waghorn, who slashes the bouncing ball just over the bar. That was a decent chance. 12.11pm BST 9 min There’s an endearing clash of styles in this match. Ipswich are direct and speedy, particularly on the break, while Norwich like to keep possession and probe. The 20-year-old James Maddison, playing behind Jerome, has been heavily involved in the first 10 minutes. 12.09pm BST 7 min “Seeing Christoph Zimmermann starting for the Canaries today got me thinking of other well known Zimmermanns,” says Kevin Ryan. “I came up with Nicky and Simone (dress designers), Kurt , (the artist), Zimmerman the piano maker, Robert (though only one ‘n’- some geezer who knocked out a decent song or two) and, most important of all, Harry Zimmermann who featured in the excellent murder novel ‘Lady Don’t Fall Backwards’ which Tony Hancock was reading. Hancock (and Sid James) had him down as the chief suspect until they realised he been bumped off in Chapter 5. Just thought I’d mention it. I thought Hancock was great”There’s a joke in there somewhere about cultured stoners who loves the music of Hans Zimmer, man. 12.06pm BST 5 min Knudsen hits the post with a brilliant effort! The chance came when Pinto tried a fancy turn just outside his own box and bounced off Knudsen. He collected the ball, moved infield from the left and struck a brilliant rising drive that flew across Gunn before clattering off the inside of the far post. 12.04pm BST 3 min Garner slashes a brilliant crossfield pass to Waghorn, who is allowed far too much time and space to move infield from the right and hit a low shot that is comfortably held by the sprawling Gunn. 12.02pm BST 2 min Ipswich have started really aggressively, harassing Norwich whenever they have the ball. The atmosphere is tremendous. 12.01pm BST 1 min Peep peep! Ipswich kick off from left to right. They are in blue; Norwich are wearing yellow. 11.47am BST Daniel Farke speaks! “There are no favourites in a derby: it’s a special game, like a cup game. I have experienced Dortmund v Schalke, so I know what to expect from a derby. We wanted to start Nelson Oliveira but he is not fully fit so that’s why he’s on the bench.” 11.37am BST Mick McCarthy speaks! “We have to be as competitive as we can. They’re a good team but when we play with intensity we’ve had some great results here. I hope the formbook gets ripped up. It’s a huge boost having Joe Garner back; he’s a very, very good footballer and he’s impressed me no end.” 11.12am BST Ipswich (4-4-2) Bialkowski; Spencer, Chambers, Webster Knudsen; Waghorn, Skuse, Adeyemi, Nydam; McGoldrick, Garner.Substitutes: Gerken, Iorfa, Celina, Connolly, Ward, Sears, Downes. Norwich (4-2-3-1) Gunn; Pinto, Zimmermann, Klose, Stiepermann; Reed, Trybull; Hoolahan, Maddison, Wildschut; Jerome. Substitutes: McGovern, Husband, Vrancic, Oliveira, Murphy, Franke, Hanley. 10.41am BST Hello there. Mick McCarthy is the longest serving manager in the championship, which makes it even more frustrating for Ipswich fans that he has never beaten Norwich. It’s eight and a half years since Ipswich’s last victory in the East Anglia derby, when they shoved Norwich towards relegation. It’s a damn long time between brags.The teams may be 40 miles apart but they are neighbours in the league table at the moment. Norwich, in ninth, started poorly under Daniel Farke but are unbeaten since August. Ipswich (10th) are more up and down, with no draws in the last 20 games. You can become the Pride of Anglia both on derby results and league position. A win for either team today would tick both boxes. Continue reading. . read full article

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