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  • English Npower Championship
  • 2 February 2013, 3:00pm
  • Portman Road
  • Attendance: 16,389
IpswichIpswichvM'broughM'brough
4
  • Smith, 38
  • McGoldrick, 47
  • McLean, 56
  • Smith, 78
0

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Match ends, Ipswich Town 4, Middlesbrough 0.

90+4 mins:Second Half ends, Ipswich Town 4, Middlesbrough 0.

90+4 mins:Attempt missed. Anthony Wordsworth (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

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

90 mins:Faris Haroun (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

88 mins:Foul by André Bikey (Middlesbrough).

88 mins:Frank Nouble (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick.

86 mins:Substitution, Ipswich Town. Andy Drury replaces Luke Hyam.

86 mins:Offside, Middlesbrough. Kieron Dyer tries a through ball, but Kieron Dyer is caught offside.

84 mins:Foul by Sebastian Hines (Middlesbrough).

84 mins:Frank Nouble (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick.

82 mins:Foul by Frank Nouble (Ipswich Town).

82 mins:André Bikey (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

81 mins:Foul by Frank Nouble (Ipswich Town).

81 mins:Faris Haroun (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

80 mins:Guirane N'Daw (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

80 mins:Kieron Dyer (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

78 mins:Goal! Ipswich Town 4, Middlesbrough 0. Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Carlos Edwards with a cross.

77 mins:Corner, Ipswich Town.

77 mins:Substitution, Ipswich Town. Anthony Wordsworth replaces David McGoldrick.

77 mins:Attempt saved. Carlos Edwards (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

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

72 mins:Kieron Dyer (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

71 mins:Attempt missed. Rhys Williams (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Sebastian Hines with a cross.

69 mins:Foul by Sebastian Hines (Middlesbrough).

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

66 mins:Substitution, Ipswich Town. Frank Nouble replaces Aaron McLean.

65 mins:Attempt missed. Luke Hyam (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

65 mins:Substitution, Middlesbrough. Sebastian Hines replaces Jonathan Woodgate.

64 mins:Attempt saved. Carlos Edwards (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

62 mins:Substitution, Middlesbrough. Adam Reach replaces Marvin Emnes.

62 mins:Foul by David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town).

62 mins:Jonathan Woodgate (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

58 mins:Attempt missed. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Aaron Cresswell.

57 mins:Corner, Ipswich Town.

56 mins:Goal! Ipswich Town 3, Middlesbrough 0. Aaron McLean (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Aaron Cresswell.

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

55 mins:Joshua McEachran (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

53 mins:Offside, Ipswich Town. David McGoldrick tries a through ball, but David McGoldrick is caught offside.

52 mins:Attempt saved. Grant Leadbitter (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

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

51 mins:Joshua McEachran (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

50 mins:Offside, Middlesbrough. Lukas Jutkiewicz tries a through ball, but Lukas Jutkiewicz is caught offside.

47 mins:Goal! Ipswich Town 2, Middlesbrough 0. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

46 mins:Attempt missed. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Middlesbrough) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Rhys Williams with a cross.

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

46 mins:Marvin Emnes (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

46 mins:Substitution, Middlesbrough. Joshua McEachran replaces Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma.

Second Half begins Ipswich Town 1, Middlesbrough 0.

45+1 mins:First Half ends, Ipswich Town 1, Middlesbrough 0.

44 mins:Foul by Faris Haroun (Middlesbrough).

44 mins:Luke Hyam (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick.

42 mins:Foul by Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma (Middlesbrough).

42 mins:Aaron McLean (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick.

40 mins:Offside, Middlesbrough. Marvin Emnes tries a through ball, but Marvin Emnes is caught offside.

38 mins:Goal! Ipswich Town 1, Middlesbrough 0. Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Aaron Cresswell with a cross.

37 mins:Corner, Ipswich Town.

32 mins:Corner, Ipswich Town.

31 mins:Attempt missed. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

31 mins:Foul by Kieron Dyer (Middlesbrough).

31 mins:Luke Hyam (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick.

29 mins:Corner, Ipswich Town.

29 mins:Corner, Ipswich Town.

28 mins:Attempt saved. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved.

24 mins:Corner, Middlesbrough.

23 mins:Attempt missed. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

21 mins:Offside, Middlesbrough. Kieron Dyer tries a through ball, but Kieron Dyer is caught offside.

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

20 mins:Attempt missed. Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

15 mins:Foul by David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town).

15 mins:Grant Leadbitter (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

14 mins:Attempt missed. Grant Leadbitter (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

13 mins:Attempt missed. Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Aaron Cresswell.

13 mins:Corner, Ipswich Town.

11 mins:Foul by Faris Haroun (Middlesbrough).

11 mins:Aaron McLean (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick.

4 mins:Foul by Luke Hyam (Ipswich Town).

4 mins:Marvin Emnes (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

3 mins:Foul by Luke Hyam (Ipswich Town).

3 mins:Kieron Dyer (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

2 mins:Corner, Middlesbrough.

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

1 mins:Marvin Emnes (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English Npower Championship
  • 2 February 2013, 3:00pm
  • Portman Road
  • Attendance: 16,389
IpswichIpswichvM'broughM'brough
4
  • Smith, 38
  • McGoldrick, 47
  • McLean, 56
  • Smith, 78
0

match report

Ipswich picked up their first win of 2013 and boosted their survival prospects with a thumping 4-0 win over play-off contenders Middlesbrough at Portman Road.

Town boss Mick McCarthy continued to be laid low with a virus, but would have had plenty to cheer about regardless as Tommy Smith netted just before half-time after a good spell of pressure countered Boro's attacking start to the game.

The afternoon only got better for the hosts as David McGoldrick fired in a screamer minutes after the restart and Aaron McLean made it 3-0 on 56 minutes, before Smith scored his second to seal Town's first home win since December.

Middlesbrough handed former England international Kieron Dyer his debut and they started positively, but both defences held tight and Andre Bikey's third-minute free-kick was caught easily by Scott Loach in the Ipswich goal.

Aaron Cresswell's corner in the 12th minute found Luke Chambers but the Town defender's header went wide, before Boro went on the attack and Grant Leadbitter shot from distance without reward.

Lukas Jutkiewicz's cross needed a superb headed clearance from Cresswell but the hosts had a succession of corners while Steele pulled off the game's first real save on 27 minutes to deny McGoldrick after he and McLean combined with some slick passing.

Ipswich were in some measure of control as Daryl Murphy shot into the sidenetting from a difficult angle, and the pressure finally paid off on 38 minutes as Cresswell's accurate corner found Smith and the centre-back cropped up at the near post to powerfully head in.

Boro boss Tony Mowbray brought on Mark Tyler for Ledesma at half-time, but they were no better for it as within two minutes of the restart McGoldrick won the ball in midfield before powering through and shooting from outside the box for Town's second.

It was all Ipswich thereafter as Cresswell looped the ball for McLean to chase and the latter shook off his man before curling home expertly from outside the box.

Edwards then took the long-range option but was denied by Steele while Luke Hyam saw a shot go just wide after good work from McLean, who was then replaced by Frank Nouble.

Ipswich looked content to hold possession but Smith had other ideas with 12 minutes left as he headed in another corner, this time delivered by Edwards, who was denied a goal from distance by Steele just moments later.

New Town arrival and substitute Anthony Wordsworth had time for another effort but could only fire well over the bar in stoppage time.

team line-up

1Scott Loach
3Aaron Cresswell
5Richard Stearman
4Luke Chambers
20Tommy Smith
19Luke Hyam86
8Guirane N'Daw
7Carlos Edwards
25Aaron McLean66
27Daryl Murphy
16David McGoldrick77

substitutes

14Anthony Wordsworth77
35Frank Nouble66
2Elliott Hewitt
6Patrick Kisnorbo
17Andy Drury86
10Michael Chopra
13Stephen Henderson

referee

Craig Pawson

team line-up

1Jason Steele
14Rhys Williams
4George Friend
3André Bikey
39Jonathan Woodgate65
38Faris Haroun
12Kieron Dyer
7Grant Leadbitter
11Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma46
9Marvin Emnes62
17Lukas Jutkiewicz

substitutes

21Stuart Parnaby
31Connor Ripley
16Joshua McEachran46
19Mustapha Carayol
15Sebastian Hines65
25Adam Reach62
10Nicky Bailey

referee

Craig Pawson

match stats

possession %5148
shots on target71
shots off target74
corners72
tackles won00
offsides14