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  • English Npower Championship
  • 22 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Portman Road
  • Attendance: 17,290
IpswichIpswichvBristol CBristol C
1
  • Smith, 32
1
  • Danns, 11

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Match ends, Ipswich Town 1, Bristol City 1.

90+6 mins:Second Half ends, Ipswich Town 1, Bristol City 1.

90+6 mins:Attempt missed. Andy Drury (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

90+4 mins:Foul by Marvin Elliott (Bristol City).

90+4 mins:Andy Drury (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick.

90+4 mins:Attempt blocked. Jon Stead (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90+3 mins:Attempt saved. Lee Martin (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

90+1 mins:Foul by Lee Martin (Ipswich Town).

90+1 mins:Sam Baldock (Bristol City) wins a free kick.

90 mins:Corner, Ipswich Town.

84 mins:Substitution, Bristol City. Marvin Elliott replaces Cole Skuse.

84 mins:Substitution, Bristol City. Sam Baldock replaces Paul Anderson.

84 mins:Offside, Ipswich Town. Michael Chopra tries a through ball, but Michael Chopra is caught offside.

83 mins:Foul by Aaron Cresswell (Ipswich Town).

83 mins:Albert Adomah (Bristol City) wins a free kick.

82 mins:Offside, Bristol City. Paul Anderson tries a through ball, but Paul Anderson is caught offside.

81 mins:Foul by Neil Danns (Bristol City).

81 mins:Aaron Cresswell (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick.

80 mins:Corner, Ipswich Town.

80 mins:Attempt saved. Michael Chopra (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved.

78 mins:Foul by Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town).

78 mins:Greg Cunningham (Bristol City) wins a free kick.

78 mins:Attempt missed. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

76 mins:Offside, Bristol City. Albert Adomah tries a through ball, but Albert Adomah is caught offside.

76 mins:Foul by Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town).

76 mins:Albert Adomah (Bristol City) wins a free kick.

71 mins:Substitution, Ipswich Town. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas replaces Daryl Murphy.

70 mins:Foul by Stephen McManus (Bristol City).

70 mins:Michael Chopra (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick.

68 mins:Attempt missed. Andy Drury (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

64 mins:Foul by Albert Adomah (Bristol City).

64 mins:Aaron Cresswell (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick.

63 mins:Offside, Bristol City. Jon Stead tries a through ball, but Jon Stead is caught offside.

60 mins:Attempt missed. Matthew Bates (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Neil Danns with a cross.

59 mins:Corner, Bristol City.

59 mins:Corner, Bristol City.

59 mins:Attempt saved. Paul Anderson (Bristol City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

57 mins:Substitution, Ipswich Town. Michael Chopra replaces DJ Campbell.

57 mins:Attempt missed. Guirane N'Daw (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

57 mins:Attempt missed. Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town) header from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Bradley Orr with a cross.

55 mins:Corner, Ipswich Town.

54 mins:Attempt missed. Matthew Bates (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Greg Cunningham.

53 mins:Corner, Bristol City.

52 mins:Corner, Ipswich Town.

49 mins:Foul by Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town).

49 mins:Albert Adomah (Bristol City) wins a free kick.

49 mins:Offside, Ipswich Town. Daryl Murphy tries a through ball, but Daryl Murphy is caught offside.

47 mins:Hand ball by Paul Anderson (Bristol City).

46 mins:Attempt saved. Albert Adomah (Bristol City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

Second Half begins Ipswich Town 1, Bristol City 1.

45+4 mins:First Half ends, Ipswich Town 1, Bristol City 1.

45+4 mins:Attempt saved. Jon Stead (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

45+1 mins:Offside, Ipswich Town. Lee Martin tries a through ball, but Lee Martin is caught offside.

43 mins:Attempt missed. Jon Stead (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

43 mins:Attempt missed. Carlos Edwards (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

42 mins:Foul by Jon Stead (Bristol City).

42 mins:Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick.

38 mins:Foul by Andy Drury (Ipswich Town).

38 mins:Cole Skuse (Bristol City) wins a free kick.

38 mins:Offside, Bristol City. Jon Stead tries a through ball, but Jon Stead is caught offside.

37 mins:Attempt saved. Paul Anderson (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

36 mins:Attempt saved. Guirane N'Daw (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

34 mins:Hand ball by Stephen McManus (Bristol City).

32 mins:Goal! Ipswich Town 1, Bristol City 1. Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the top right corner. Assisted by Luke Chambers with a headed pass.

32 mins:Corner, Ipswich Town.

31 mins:Foul by Neil Danns (Bristol City).

31 mins:Guirane N'Daw (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick.

28 mins:Offside, Bristol City. Jon Stead tries a through ball, but Jon Stead is caught offside.

28 mins:Foul by Lee Martin (Ipswich Town).

28 mins:Liam Fontaine (Bristol City) wins a free kick.

27 mins:Corner, Ipswich Town.

26 mins:Foul by Stephen McManus (Bristol City).

26 mins:Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick.

26 mins:Attempt missed. Albert Adomah (Bristol City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

23 mins:Attempt missed. Lee Martin (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

22 mins:Corner, Bristol City.

22 mins:Attempt blocked. Neil Danns (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

20 mins:Attempt saved. Jon Stead (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

19 mins:Foul by Greg Cunningham (Bristol City).

19 mins:Carlos Edwards (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick.

17 mins:Corner, Ipswich Town.

17 mins:Attempt saved. DJ Campbell (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved.

16 mins:Attempt saved. DJ Campbell (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

15 mins:Foul by Matthew Bates (Bristol City).

15 mins:DJ Campbell (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick.

14 mins:Attempt missed. Jon Stead (Bristol City) right footed shot misses to the right.

11 mins:Goal! Ipswich Town 0, Bristol City 1. Neil Danns (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

9 mins:Attempt blocked. Albert Adomah (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

9 mins:Foul by Guirane N'Daw (Ipswich Town).

9 mins:Jon Stead (Bristol City) wins a free kick.

8 mins:Offside, Ipswich Town. Daryl Murphy tries a through ball, but Daryl Murphy is caught offside.

8 mins:Corner, Ipswich Town.

6 mins:Attempt blocked. Paul Anderson (Bristol City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

1 mins:Foul by Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town).

1 mins:Matthew Bates (Bristol City) wins a free kick.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English Npower Championship
  • 22 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Portman Road
  • Attendance: 17,290
IpswichIpswichvBristol CBristol C
1
  • Smith, 32
1
  • Danns, 11

match report

Ipswich came from behind to earn a 1-1 draw against fellow strugglers Bristol City at Portman Road on Saturday, a draw which keeps the Tractor Boys five points clear of their opponents.

Derek McInnes' visitors took an early lead through a fine strike from Neil Danns before Tommy Smith acrobatically drew the home side level.

Neither team could find a crucial winner to shake things up at the foot of the npower Championship in a low-key second half.

A much-changed City side were by far the brighter team in the opening exchanges as they looked to make it back-to-back away wins. Paul Anderson, making his first start for the club, had an opportunity after just four minutes but his right-footed shot was blocked by Smith.

And they took a deserved lead in the 11th minute, when the Tractor Boys failed to clear the lines and Danns took advantage with a fine low left-footed finish into the bottom corner from the edge of the box.

Five minutes later Tom Heaton made a fantastic save to keep their lead intact. The former Cardiff keeper denied DJ Campbell his ninth goal of the season before Liam Fontaine's vital tackle blocked the QPR loanee's second effort.

Albert Adomah was the late hero at Sheffield Wednesday in City's last away win but he wasted a great chance in the 25th minute, firing wide after being found by Jon Stead.

The visitors had not kept a clean sheet all season coming into this match so it was no surprise to their 240 travelling supporters when Ipswich drew level, Smith hooking Lee Martin's corner into the top of the net in the 32nd minute.

City started the second half as they had the first with Adomah forcing Stephen Henderson into a smart stop 30 seconds after the restart. Adomah then turned provider when he set up Danns but the Leicester loanee's curling effort took a deflection and flew wide.

Town boss Mick McCarthy then introduced Michael Chopra, who has a fantastic goalscoring record against the Robins, for Campbell just before the hour mark as they looked for their fourth win in their last five games.

But the next chance fell to the visitors, Greg Cunningham, back in the side after a long-term injury, heading Danns' cross wide when well placed.

At the other end the Championship's leakiest defence came close to conceding yet again, Chopra's drilled effort being kept out by Heaton after the former Newcastle man showed good feet inside the box.

Neither side could carve out a real chance in the final minutes of a forgettable second half.

team line-up

13Stephen Henderson
3Aaron Cresswell
4Luke Chambers
20Tommy Smith
24Bradley Orr
11Lee Martin
8Guirane N'Daw
17Andy Drury
7Carlos Edwards
5DJ Campbell57
27Daryl Murphy71

substitutes

9Jay Emmanuel-Thomas71
6Danny Higginbotham
23Nigel Reo-Coker
10Michael Chopra57
2Elliott Hewitt
1Scott Loach
19Luke Hyam

referee

Mark Haywood

team line-up

1Tom Heaton
19Stephen McManus
39Matthew Bates
2Richard Foster
4Liam Fontaine
17Greg Cunningham
27Albert Adomah
38Neil Danns
14Cole Skuse84
21Paul Anderson84
9Jon Stead

substitutes

16Steve Davies
7Sam Baldock84
22Dean Gerken
25Marvin Elliott84
26Joe Bryan
3Mark Wilson
8Neil Kilkenny

referee

Mark Haywood

match stats

possession %5148
shots on target66
shots off target75
corners84
tackles won00
offsides45