Norwich’s Moritz Leitner extends Ipswich’s long wait for derby victory

02 September 2018 01:31
Ipswich’s wait for an East Anglian derby win draws ever nearer to a full decade and, more pressingly, their search for a victory this season will extend to a seventh league game. Parity was about reasonable in what became a gripping affair after slow beginnings, Gwion Edwards and Moritz Leitner trading second-half goals in the Suffolk sun, but Paul Hurst’s team will feel that this was a missed opportunity to break what is, in these parts, the most naggingly awkward of droughts.If the senses needed bucking up for a midday kick-off, the teamsheet provided a sharpener. Hurst, not enamoured by Bartosz Bialkowski’s role in a hesitant start to the campaign, dropped the Poland goalkeeper and made five further changes. Among them was a second Ipswich debut for Jon Walters, the 34-year-old forward who arrived on loan from Burnley on Thursday and rose to prominence at Portman Road 10 years ago. Their opponents’ team included first league starts for right-back Max Aarons and the Argentinian playmaker Emi Buendia; it all amounted to a distinctly unfamiliar feel around the 143rd iteration of this fixture. Related: Steven Gerrard suffers first Rangers defeat as Ntcham strikes for Celtic Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian