Monday September 19, 2011 Day 7 Finished Portman Road

Ipswich Town 3 - 0 Coventry City

  • Cranie 7’ (o.g.)
  • Andrews 15’
  • Scotland 67’

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  1. Ipswich trounce Coventry

    Ipswich trounce Coventry

    Ipswich Town moved up to mid-table with a convincing 3-0 win over Coventry City at Portman Road. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Ipswich Town
    • Coventry City
    • 90+5 The final whistle goes, a convincing win in the end. Ipswich go 13th, Cov stay 20th.
    • 90+4 On comes the medical buggy and the Ipswich fans are rather cruelly singing "you're going home on a tractor".
    • 90+3 Ow ow ow. His ankle turned as he landed after heading the ball. He has his head in his hands.
    • 90+2 Baker goes down off the ball, an awkward landing and he is in real pain...
    • 90+1 ... Good delivery but the ball skims off Baker's head and well wide.
    • 90' Three minutes added time as Cov prepare a corner...
    • 89' The corner comes to nothing. Down the other end O'Donovan has two headed efforts cleared off the line by - yup - Cresswell. 10/10 for him.
    • 88' Great effort from Andrews from range, it dips in front of Murphy who does really well to tip it wide!
    • 87' Bullard works hard to keep it in on the right and he manages to put a good cross in that Cranie heads clear.
    • 86' IPSWICH SUB: Emmanuel-Thomas comes on for Scotland, who gets an ovation.
    • 84' Half-empty stands now as Cov fans make their way home and even some Ipswich fans look to beat the rush...
    • 83' Low cross in from Bell but too close to Stockdale.
    • 82' IPSWICH SUB: Misses aside, he has actually played very well, but Chopra comes off for Murphy.
    • 81' Bell tries a swerving cross but it flies out. Ipswich readying Daryl Murphy to come on.
    • 80' Cov are able to clear his corner now. Cresswell playing a blinder, great find and I understand he only cost about £40k too.
    • 79' Another wonderful cross from Cresswell, who is surely a Premier League standard player with his super first touch and delivery. Blocked behind for a corner.
    • 78' Chopra could be in but but his shot flies is blocked out for a throw.
    • 77' Great low ball in from Bell but after the ricochet Ipswich manage to clear!
    • 76' Good spell of pressure from Cov now with Ipswich pegged back...
    • 75' COVENTRY SUB: Nathan Cameron is on for Christie.
    • 73' More nice play Ipswich but Leadbitter and Edwards fail to combine wide right and Cov clear.
    • 72' The corner is cleared as far as Cresswell on the edge of the box but he blasts it over this time.
    • 71' Cresswell is going to cross it but he sees a gap and shoots, with Murphy just about able to get down quick enough to tip it wide! Corner.
    • 70' Corner Ipswich on the left, Bullard to Leadbitter, there's a foul by O'Donovan though, old Sunderland pals.
    • 69' Ipswich will go up to 13th if they don't self-destruct, and goals are good right now - before tonight they had a woeful goal-difference of -8 due to their horrorshow at Peterborough.
    • 68' 3-0 IPSWICH! Scotland and Chopra combine well, the Trinidad striker latches on to the through ball, he shrugs off a challenge and finishs low to the right, inside the post, Murphy no chance.
    • 67' Bullard to take but a foul by Ipswich in the box and a free-kick.
    • 66' Andrews with a cross from the left that hits Bell, leaves Murphy wrong-footed but lands on the roof of the net. Corner.
    • 65' WHAT A TACKLE FROM DELANEY! Jutkiewicz was given too much space and he was in but Delaney was quick to get across with the block and came away with the ball stuck to his foot!
    • 64' Bowyer misses his tackle and MacDonald is away but the cross isn't great and it's out for a throw.
    • 63' MacDonald with a miss! Should have scored, super cross from Baker and knock down from McSheffrey but, unmarked, he heads straight at the keeper!
    • 61' Chopra goes down on the edge of the D but no free-kick, despite the calls from players and fans. Bell races away down the right but MacDonald is unable to beat Stockdale to the cross.
    • 60' Almost brilliant play by MacDonald, bringing the ball down perfectly and putting himself through, but Edwards uses his pace to get across and prevent the finish!
    • 59' In the end they compromise - Bullard short to Andrews, who goes for power and drills it low, just wide. Good effort.
    • 58' Bullard and Andrews are jostling over who takes this, good humoured. Bullard's had a go earlier but he almost scored and is by far the better set-piece taker...
    • 57' Free-kick now to Ipswich on the edge of the box... Cranie with the foul...
    • 55' Murphy is put under pressure on the backpass but gets it to touch - just.
    • 54' Who is Cody MacDonald you may ask? He's just joined Cov, from Norwich, where he only had a bit-part role two seasons ago. In between he whacked in 25 goals on loan at Gillingham and has a fearsome record in non-league, where he played until the age of 23.
    • 53' Cov have a free-kick on the right following Bowyer's challenge. Great ball in that MacDonald flies in to meet but he heads over! Bell with the ball, excellent delivery.
    • 52' Bowyer denied the goal after a lovely passing move, with Christie's face unwittingly blocking his finish. Could have gone anywhere. Corner.
    • 51' Ipswich need to come forward a bit more and they do so, Cranie heading Andrews's ball away.
    • 50' Bell knocks it into the box for MacDonald, who has Jutkiewicz free but is tackled well by Collins.
    • 49' MacDonald with a nice lay off to McSheffrey whose touch is good but finish is bad, well wide.
    • 48' Ipswich come forward again but Scotland's low drive is straight at Murphy.
    • 47' Another good delivery from Cresswell but Scotland can't get a touch.
    • 46' The second half is underway!
    • 45+2 McDonald flies in to head well wide, and the whistle goes for half-time. Ipswich 2-0 up, should be more.
    • 45+1 OFF THE LINE BY CRESSWELL! McDonald with a power header from that corner but the youngster - who has been brilliant - holds firm to head it clear.
    • 45' Two added minutes being played. Coventry have a corner...
    • 44' COVENTRY SUB: He's not even waiting for half-time - on comes McSheffrey. Teenage midfielder Gael Bigirimana comes off - he is only 17, and from Burundi.
    • 44' Leadbitter with an ambitious half volley from a long way out that flies wide.
    • 43' Keep ball from Ipswich as they Barca-style short pass it around, keeping possession for two minutes now...
    • 42' Andy Thorn is already getting Gary McSheffrey ready to come on.
    • 41' Good cross in again from Cresswell that Cranie blocks for a corner. Bullard takes, and a brilliant ball FOR ANDREWS WITH A FREE HEADER BUT HE SOMEHOW PUTS IT OVER!
    • 40' Good keeping from Stockdale who comes out to claim with his defence beaten for pace by McDonald. You'll see more of that now Sonko is off.
    • 39' Jutkiewicz with a great flick on to McDonald but the flag is up for offside.
    • 38' Long from the visitors into the Ipswich box but Andrews back defending launches a high clearance upfield.
    • 37' Cranie heads to touch after some more lovely passing from Ipswich.
    • 36' IPSWICH SUB: Delaney on for Sonko.
    • 35' Looks like Sonko's night is over - he's back on the turf and asking for the trainer.
    • 34' Promising move for Ipswich flops when Scotland cuts in from the right but slices his shot miles wide.
    • 33' Edwards reacts a touch slowly to a clever pass wide by Chopra. Ipswich asking all the questions.
    • 32' Cresswell with another good cross but Scotland's flick-on catches Andrews unawares.
    • 31' Messy defending by Ipswich but Stockdale gets a good foot on a risky Collins backpass and is able to clear.
    • 30' Bullard will take this... it's brilliant but inches wide! Murphy rooted to the spot as he takes it over the wall and curling inside the far post.
    • 29' Ipswich counter with Bullard, great run by him and Bell takes him down on the edge of the D. Booking.
    • 28' Leadbitter and Baker collide after going for a 50-50. Leadbitter got it in the woo-hoo. Ow.
    • 27' Ipswich have had six attempts to Cov's one.
    • 26' Out for a corner, but Sonko is back on now to take his place in the Ipswich defence. Cranie gets it well over.
    • 25' Sonko lives, but walks off, and Cov have a throw on the right.
    • 24' Sonko seems to be hurt. The trainer is on. He has only just recovered from an injury too.
    • 23' Great block by Sonko as a cross came in with MacDonald about to pounce!
    • 22' Chopra could and should have a hat-trick already. It's a funny thing, confidence in strikers - just ask Fernando Torres. Click here to join the debate.
    • 21' Ach poor Chopra. Another close one, great flicked header this time after getting across his marker but it lands inches wide of the far post. Cresswell with a wonderful cross.
    • 20' JUST WIDE FROM CHOPRA! Super flick from Scotland over the top and Chopra zips away but, under pressure, his fizzing drive goes inches wide, keeper beaten. Better effort this time.
    • 19' Could be four or five already. Ipswich come forward again, Scotland on the ball but Cov have men back and can clear.
    • 18' Crainie and Bell get heads on it but Ipswich clear. Great touch from Chopra, now Leadbitter is in down the right but with Chopra free the midfielder slips as he crosses and Cov survive!
    • 17' Bell on the Cov left but Cresswell blocks his cross and Bowyer puts it behind for a corner.
    • 16' Edwards did well again on the right and it was Chopra's great first touch and flick that played Andrews in, the Irishman smashing it home on the slide.
    • 15' 2-0 IPSWICH! Andrews thrashes a wicked finish into the roof of the net after some lovely passing again by Ipswich!
    • 14' Edwards and Leadbitter combine to carve Cov apart, and Chopra is in again but he scuffs the contact under pressure from Cranie! Well wide.
    • 13' Almost a hairy moment for Collins but he manages to get it back to the keeper.
    • 12' Ipswich look far more like the side we expected to challenge for the play-offs this season, passing it about nicely.
    • 11' Great cross by Edwards, headed down brilliantly by Andrews I think and Chopra had the freedom of the box but smacked it well wide! He hasn't scored since his debut brace at the start of the season, and the lack of confidence may be affecting him.
    • 10' BAD MISS BY CHOPRA! Of all people!
    • 8' Ipswich have to be careful here as Cov attack when they're at their weakest... Cleared by Edwards.
    • 7' RETRACTION - It's an own-goal the replay shows! Cranie it was who bulleted the ball past Murphy with Scotland in attendance.
    • 6' CRACKING GOAL! IPSWICH TAKE THE LEAD! Scotland with a bullet header after a superb cross from Cresswell on the left. Great goal!
    • 5' Decent cross by Baker but Stockdale claims well. Moving forward, Bullard tries to free Edwards but he fails to control it. Groan.
    • 4' Goal kick results but could have been a lot worse for Ipswich, with Edwards dilly-dallying.
    • 3' Cresswell is the only Ipswich player to start every match this season - and he is only 21.
    • 2' Good stuff by Leadbitter to spread it wide but Aaron Cresswell on the left decides to shoot, horribly wide. Should have crossed.
    • 1' The first half is underway!
    • 19:42 Tonight's referee is Craig Pawson (South Yorkshire)
    • 19:40 Coventry, meanwhile, have managed to get Joe Murphy fit enough to start.
    • 19:35 For the hosts then Sonko and Bowyer walk straight into the XI, while Kennedy is not risked.
    • 19:30 TEAMS - Ipswich: Stockdale, Edwards, Sonko, Collins, Cresswell, Leadbitter, Bullard, Andrews, Bowyer, Scotland, Chopra; Subs: Lee-Barrett, Delaney, Emmanuel-Thomas, Murphy, Ainsley /// Coventry: Murphy, Christie, Keogh, Cranie, Hussey, Bigirimana, Clingan, Bell, Baker, McDonald, Jutkiewicz; Subs: Dunn, McSheffrey, O'Donovan, Cameron, Thomas
    • 19:25 For Cov, goalkeeper Chris Dunn is likely to come in for the injured Joe Murphy. Otherwise no changes expected from the win against Derby.
    • 19:20 Ipswich midfielder Lee Martin is suspended but Ivar Ingimarsson, Mark Kennedy, Ibrahima Sonko and Lee Bowyer have recovered from injuries and are available for selection.
    • 19:15 Coventry are a place below Ipswich in 20th. They have only won on game this season - last week's 2-0 at home to Derby - but have drawn a few to keep their heads above water. Championship standings
    • 19:10 Ipswich's uneven start to the season continued last week with a 2-0 defeat at relegated Blackpool. That followed a good win against Leeds, which itself came off the back of a 7-1 thrashing by Peterborough. As such they lie 19th in the 24-team division, with six points from six games. A win tonight though would move them 13th.
    • 19:05 Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Ipswich's Championship clash with Coventry, kicking off at 7.45pm Uk time.
  • Summary

    • 89' The corner comes to nothing. Down the other end O'Donovan has two headed efforts cleared off the line by - yup - Cresswell. 10/10 for him.
    • 88' Great effort from Andrews from range, it dips in front of Murphy who does really well to tip it wide!
    • 71' Cresswell is going to cross it but he sees a gap and shoots, with Murphy just about able to get down quick enough to tip it wide! Corner.
    • 68' 3-0 IPSWICH! Scotland and Chopra combine well, the Trinidad striker latches on to the through ball, he shrugs off a challenge and finishs low to the right, inside the post, Murphy no chance.
    • 65' WHAT A TACKLE FROM DELANEY! Jutkiewicz was given too much space and he was in but Delaney was quick to get across with the block and came away with the ball stuck to his foot!
    • 63' MacDonald with a miss! Should have scored, super cross from Baker and knock down from McSheffrey but, unmarked, he heads straight at the keeper!
    • 60' Almost brilliant play by MacDonald, bringing the ball down perfectly and putting himself through, but Edwards uses his pace to get across and prevent the finish!
    • 59' In the end they compromise - Bullard short to Andrews, who goes for power and drills it low, just wide. Good effort.
    • 53' Cov have a free-kick on the right following Bowyer's challenge. Great ball in that MacDonald flies in to meet but he heads over! Bell with the ball, excellent delivery.
    • 52' Bowyer denied the goal after a lovely passing move, with Christie's face unwittingly blocking his finish. Could have gone anywhere. Corner.
    • 45+1 OFF THE LINE BY CRESSWELL! McDonald with a power header from that corner but the youngster - who has been brilliant - holds firm to head it clear.
    • 41' Good cross in again from Cresswell that Cranie blocks for a corner. Bullard takes, and a brilliant ball FOR ANDREWS WITH A FREE HEADER BUT HE SOMEHOW PUTS IT OVER!
    • 30' Bullard will take this... it's brilliant but inches wide! Murphy rooted to the spot as he takes it over the wall and curling inside the far post.
    • 23' Great block by Sonko as a cross came in with MacDonald about to pounce!
    • 21' Ach poor Chopra. Another close one, great flicked header this time after getting across his marker but it lands inches wide of the far post. Cresswell with a wonderful cross.
    • 20' JUST WIDE FROM CHOPRA! Super flick from Scotland over the top and Chopra zips away but, under pressure, his fizzing drive goes inches wide, keeper beaten. Better effort this time.
    • 15' 2-0 IPSWICH! Andrews thrashes a wicked finish into the roof of the net after some lovely passing again by Ipswich!
    • 14' Edwards and Leadbitter combine to carve Cov apart, and Chopra is in again but he scuffs the contact under pressure from Cranie! Well wide.
    • 10' BAD MISS BY CHOPRA! Of all people!
    • 7' RETRACTION - It's an own-goal the replay shows! Cranie it was who bulleted the ball past Murphy with Scotland in attendance.
    • 6' CRACKING GOAL! IPSWICH TAKE THE LEAD! Scotland with a bullet header after a superb cross from Cresswell on the left. Great goal!
    • 19:30 TEAMS - Ipswich: Stockdale, Edwards, Sonko, Collins, Cresswell, Leadbitter, Bullard, Andrews, Bowyer, Scotland, Chopra; Subs: Lee-Barrett, Delaney, Emmanuel-Thomas, Murphy, Ainsley /// Coventry: Murphy, Christie, Keogh, Cranie, Hussey, Bigirimana, Clingan, Bell, Baker, McDonald, Jutkiewicz; Subs: Dunn, McSheffrey, O'Donovan, Cameron, Thomas

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