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  • English Npower Championship
  • 1 January 2013, 3:00pm
  • Portman Road
  • Attendance: 19,018
IpswichIpswichvBrightonBrighton
03
  • Hammond, 15
  • Mackail-Smith, 34
  • Bridge, 67

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Match ends, Ipswich Town 0, Brighton and Hove Albion 3.

90+6 mins:Second Half ends, Ipswich Town 0, Brighton and Hove Albion 3.

90+5 mins:Attempt missed. Will Hoskins (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

90+2 mins:Foul by Will Hoskins (Brighton and Hove Albion).

90+2 mins:Nigel Reo-Coker (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick.

90 mins:Attempt blocked. Lee Martin (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

85 mins:Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Stephen Dobbie replaces Craig Mackail-Smith.

84 mins:Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Craig Mackail-Smith tries a through ball, but Craig Mackail-Smith is caught offside.

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

82 mins:Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Craig Mackail-Smith tries a through ball, but Craig Mackail-Smith is caught offside.

80 mins:Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Will Hoskins replaces Andrea Orlandi.

79 mins:Corner, Ipswich Town.

77 mins:Foul by Michael Chopra (Ipswich Town).

77 mins:Tomasz Kuszczak (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick.

76 mins:Foul by Adam El-Abd (Brighton and Hove Albion).

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

75 mins:Foul by Andrea Orlandi (Brighton and Hove Albion).

75 mins:Nigel Reo-Coker (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick.

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

73 mins:Andrea Orlandi (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick.

71 mins:Substitution, Ipswich Town. Luke Hyam replaces Guirane N'Daw.

69 mins:Foul by Ashley Barnes (Brighton and Hove Albion).

69 mins:Lee Martin (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick.

67 mins:Goal! Ipswich Town 0, Brighton and Hove Albion 3. Wayne Bridge (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Gary Dicker.

66 mins:Foul by Ashley Barnes (Brighton and Hove Albion).

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

66 mins:Attempt missed. Liam Bridcutt (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

65 mins:Substitution, Ipswich Town. Jason Scotland replaces DJ Campbell.

65 mins:Substitution, Ipswich Town. Michael Chopra replaces Daryl Murphy.

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

64 mins:Liam Bridcutt (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick.

62 mins:Adam El-Abd (Brighton and Hove Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

61 mins:Liam Bridcutt (Brighton and Hove Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

61 mins:Foul by Liam Bridcutt (Brighton and Hove Albion).

61 mins:Lee Martin (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick.

60 mins:Foul by Gordon Greer (Brighton and Hove Albion).

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

59 mins:Attempt blocked. Lee Martin (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

56 mins:Foul by Gary Dicker (Brighton and Hove Albion).

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

55 mins:Foul by Ashley Barnes (Brighton and Hove Albion).

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

55 mins:Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Gary Dicker replaces Kazenga Lua Lua.

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

53 mins:Attempt blocked. Aaron Cresswell (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lee Martin.

52 mins:Corner, Ipswich Town.

48 mins:Corner, Ipswich Town.

47 mins:Attempt blocked. Aaron Cresswell (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

46 mins:Foul by Liam Bridcutt (Brighton and Hove Albion).

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

Second Half begins Ipswich Town 0, Brighton and Hove Albion 2.

45+2 mins:First Half ends, Ipswich Town 0, Brighton and Hove Albion 2.

44 mins:Attempt missed. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

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

39 mins:Foul by Craig Mackail-Smith (Brighton and Hove Albion).

39 mins:Stephen Henderson (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick.

39 mins:Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion.

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

37 mins:Liam Bridcutt (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick.

34 mins:Goal! Ipswich Town 0, Brighton and Hove Albion 2. Craig Mackail-Smith (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ashley Barnes with a headed pass.

31 mins:Corner, Ipswich Town.

31 mins:Corner, Ipswich Town.

29 mins:Foul by Andrea Orlandi (Brighton and Hove Albion).

29 mins:Lee Martin (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick.

28 mins:Hand ball by Kazenga Lua Lua (Brighton and Hove Albion).

27 mins:Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion.

25 mins:Foul by Ashley Barnes (Brighton and Hove Albion).

25 mins:Nigel Reo-Coker (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick.

22 mins:Corner, Ipswich Town.

21 mins:Corner, Ipswich Town.

18 mins:Attempt saved. Liam Bridcutt (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved. Assisted by David López.

18 mins:Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion.

16 mins:Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Craig Mackail-Smith tries a through ball, but Craig Mackail-Smith is caught offside.

15 mins:Goal! Ipswich Town 0, Brighton and Hove Albion 1. Dean Hammond (Brighton and Hove Albion) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Andrea Orlandi with a cross.

14 mins:Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion.

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

13 mins:Wayne Bridge (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick.

12 mins:Attempt missed. Nigel Reo-Coker (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Lee Martin.

12 mins:Corner, Ipswich Town.

10 mins:Foul by DJ Campbell (Ipswich Town).

10 mins:Liam Bridcutt (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick.

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

10 mins:Dean Hammond (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick.

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

10 mins:Adam El-Abd (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick.

5 mins:Foul by Kazenga Lua Lua (Brighton and Hove Albion).

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

4 mins:Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion.

3 mins:Foul by Bradley Orr (Ipswich Town).

3 mins:Kazenga Lua Lua (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick.

1 mins:Lee Martin (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

1 mins:David López (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English Npower Championship
  • 1 January 2013, 3:00pm
  • Portman Road
  • Attendance: 19,018
IpswichIpswichvBrightonBrighton
03
  • Hammond, 15
  • Mackail-Smith, 34
  • Bridge, 67

match report

Brighton celebrated their first match of 2013 with a 3-0 win at Ipswich, their fourth consecutive New Year's Day victory.

Gus Poyet's side came into the game having won just three of their last 17 games, but went ahead when Dean Hammond, restored to the first XI, nodded in a 15th-minute opener.

Craig Mackail-Smith's 11th goal of the season doubled the lead, before a stunning long-range effort from Wayne Bridge secured all three points.

It was Hammond who broke the deadlock, as the Southampton loanee headed home Andrea Orlandi's inswinging near-post corner to put the away side ahead.

Polish goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak, making his 100th English league appearance, then needed to be alert to maintain the advantage as he denied Daryl Murphy's goalbound effort with an outstretched save.

Barnes' flick on presented Mackail-Smith with the opportunity to double the Seagulls' lead after 34 minutes.

The Albion top scorer made no mistake, edging past Aaron Creswell before sending an arrowed effort in off the inside of the post.

The hosts were unbeaten at Portman Road under Mick McCarthy, but struggled to build any momentum against Poyet's men.

Their frustrations were exemplified by Lee Martin's ambitious effort from distance moments before half-time which flew high and wide.

McCarthy's side pressed for a route back into the game after the interval, but found clear-cut opportunities hard to come by.

Guirane N'Daw came closest to giving the home side hope, but his speculative effort failed to hit the target after 53 minutes.

Poyet's men wrapped up the victory when Gary Dicker's pass picked out Bridge who unleashed a superb strike from distance which rocketed past a helpless Stephen Henderson.

team line-up

13Stephen Henderson
20Tommy Smith
3Aaron Cresswell
4Luke Chambers
24Bradley Orr
7Carlos Edwards
8Guirane N'Daw71
23Nigel Reo-Coker
11Lee Martin
27Daryl Murphy65
5DJ Campbell65

substitutes

9Jay Emmanuel-Thomas
10Michael Chopra65
19Luke Hyam71
1Scott Loach
2Elliott Hewitt
14Jason Scotland65

referee

Kevin Friend

team line-up

29Tomasz Kuszczak
6Adam El-Abd
28Wayne Bridge
3Gordon Greer
26Liam Bridcutt
25Kazenga Lua Lua55
4Dean Hammond
21David López
11Andrea Orlandi80
9Ashley Barnes
12Craig Mackail-Smith85

substitutes

8Andrew Crofts
37Solly March
1Peter Brezovan
7Will Hoskins80
5Lewis Dunk
18Gary Dicker55
10Stephen Dobbie85

referee

Kevin Friend

match stats

possession %4752
shots on target04
shots off target52
corners85
tackles won00
offsides03