Ipswich v Nott'm Forest
Leadbitter 75′ (pen)
Tudgay 5′, 78′ McCleary 26′
- FT 90 +4
- HT 0-2
Championship strugglers Nottingham Forest ended their 10-hour goal drought to beat Ipswich at Portman Road.
Marcus Tudgay put Forest ahead from a tight angle inside the area early on and Garath McCleary's 25-yard strike into the top corner doubled their lead.
A Grant Leadbitter penalty pulled one back for Ipswich before Tudgay headed in from Andy Reid's cross.
Forest had failed to score in seven Championship games since the reverse fixture with Ipswich on 19 November.
Before the Ipswich win, Nottingham Forest had picked up one point out of 21 in the seven games they had failed to score in.
The result was not enough to lift Forest out of the relegation zone, but it moved them level on points with 21st-placed Bristol City.
Ipswich, who have now lost five of their last six home matches in the league, are now 19th, three points clear of the bottom three.
Forest started brightly and Tudgay could have put them ahead before his fifth-minute strike, putting the ball over the bar when one-on-one with goalkeeper Arran Lee-Barrett.
Forest should have put the game beyond doubt at the start of the second half, with Reid and Lewis McGugan missing chances.
Greg Cunningham tripped Jay Emmanuel-Thomas in the area, and Leadbitter levelled from the spot, despite his penalty striking both posts before crossing the line.
But any hope for Town was short-lived as Tudgay scored his second goal of the game.
Ipswich boss Paul Jewell: "It was hugely disappointing and some of our defending was calamitous. We were always susceptible. Every time the ball went in our box there was blind panic.
"Forest's goals were great finishes but we shot ourselves in the foot.
"Some of the things our defenders had to do should have been meat and drink, but for some reason that wasn't the case.
"I'm struggling to explain some of the individual errors from experienced players.
"We missed Ibrahima Sonko, who's been a big plus for us, but we looked very nervous and shaky.
"We created more chances than we did in other recent home games, but we can't keep conceding goals like that.
"Some of the defending was embarrassing and we've got to do better. "We can't seem to get any momentum at home."
Nottingham Forest manager Steve Cotterill: "If you look at our recent performances, that result has been coming.
"It's taken too long, but we've been playing very well. We've had a problem getting the ball over the line, but our football has been fantastic.
"And if we can go on a good run, we'll comfortably get ourselves out of this.
"I thought it was deserved. We've probably played better and lost in the last few weeks, but there hasn't been a lot wrong and the goals we scored were outstanding.
"And we did it without nine players who would normally be in our 16. We've had such big injuries and huge losses at our football club and it's also very difficult playing twice in three days."
- 12 Lee-Barrett
- 03 Cresswell
- 04 Ingimarsson
- 05 Delaney
- 06 Leadbitter Booked
- 07 Edwards
- 08 Bowyer (Chopra - 42' )
- 11 Martin (Ellington - 70' )
- 17 Drury
- 09 E'-Thomas
- 27 Murphy (Carson - 64' )
- 01 Wright
- 22 Carson
- 29 Ainsley
- 10 Chopra
- 18 Ellington
- 01 Camp
- 03 Cunningham
- 04 Chambers
- 16 Gunter
- 19 Moussi
- 06 Boateng
- 10 McGugan
- 11 Reid (Bamford - 90' )
- 12 McCleary (Derbyshire - 82' )
- 14 Greening
- 20 Tudgay
- 21 Smith
- 28 Majewski
- 32 Meadows
- 08 Derbyshire
- 40 Bamford
Live Text Commentary
Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.90:00 +3:27
Centre by Carlos Edwards, clearance by George Boateng.90:00 +2:04
Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Aaron Cresswell, clearance by George Boateng.90:00 +2:04 Substitution
Substitution Patrick Bamford comes on in place of Andy Reid.90:00 +2:04
Foul by Jonathan Greening on Josh Carson, free kick awarded.90:00 +1:06
Chris Gunter restarts play with the free kick.90:00 +1:06 Booking
Booking Grant Leadbitter shown a yellow card.90:00 +0:22
Grant Leadbitter takes a shot. Save by Lee Camp. Corner taken by Andy Drury from the right by-line, Aaron Cresswell delivers the ball, Grant Leadbitter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lewis McGugan.88:38
Free kick awarded for a foul by Grant Leadbitter on Andy Reid. Luke Chambers takes the direct free kick.87:46
Luke Chambers gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathan Ellington. Carlos Edwards restarts play with the free kick.85:44
Nathan Ellington delivers the ball.82:44
Corner taken right-footed by Andy Drury from the left by-line, clearance made by Greg Cunningham.82:30
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas takes a shot. Lee Camp makes a save.81:29 Substitution
Substitution Matt Derbyshire on for Garath McCleary.79:30
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas sends in a cross.77:54
The assist for the goal came from Andy Reid.77:54 Goal scored
Goal! - Marcus Tudgay - Ipswich 1 - 3 Nott'm For Marcus Tudgay scores a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Ipswich 1-3 Nottm Forest.77:47
Andy Reid sends in a cross,77:30
Josh Carson delivers the ball, clearance made by Luke Chambers.76:20
Corner from the left by-line taken by Andy Drury, Marcus Tudgay makes a clearance.
Michael Chopra takes a shot. George Boateng gets a block in.75:09
The ball is delivered by Andy Drury, save by Lee Camp.74:41 Goal scored
Goal! - Grant Leadbitter - Ipswich 1 - 2 Nott'm For Placed penalty scored by Grant Leadbitter. Ipswich 1-2 Nottm Forest.73:19
George Boateng challenges Jay Emmanuel-Thomas unfairly and gives away a Penalty.72:25
Lewis McGugan produces a left-footed shot from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.71:21
Outswinging corner taken by Andy Drury, Close range header by Nathan Ellington misses to the right of the target.70:31
A cross is delivered by Jonathan Greening, Arran Lee-Barrett makes a save. Centre by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, Greg Cunningham manages to make a clearance.70:18
Centre by Chris Gunter.69:26 Substitution
Substitution (Ipswich) makes a substitution, with Nathan Ellington coming on for Lee Martin.68:56
The ball is crossed by Aaron Cresswell, clearance by Guy Moussi.65:16
Greg Cunningham concedes a free kick for a foul on Jay Emmanuel-Thomas. Aaron Cresswell fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by Lee Camp.64:32
Lee Martin produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.63:38
Aaron Cresswell restarts play with the free kick.63:38 Substitution
Substitution Josh Carson on for Daryl Murphy.63:38
Garath McCleary gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aaron Cresswell.62:12
Lee Martin is ruled offside. Lee Camp takes the free kick.60:55
Andy Reid takes the outswinging corner, Marcus Tudgay gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ivar Ingimarsson. Arran Lee-Barrett takes the direct free kick.60:35
Corner taken by Andy Reid, Damien Delaney manages to make a clearance.60:25
The ball is sent over by Garath McCleary.58:08
Effort from outside the box by Lee Martin goes wide right of the target.55:46
Unfair challenge on Lee Martin by Garath McCleary results in a free kick. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.54:35
Unfair challenge on Andy Drury by Andy Reid results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Aaron Cresswell.53:25
Unfair challenge on George Boateng by Lee Martin results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Lee Camp.53:00
Michael Chopra produces a cross, clearance by Greg Cunningham.52:29
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Grant Leadbitter by George Boateng. Grant Leadbitter takes the direct free kick.50:27
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Reid by Andy Drury. Strike comes in from Lewis McGugan from the free kick.49:12
Andy Reid takes the outswinging corner, save made by Arran Lee-Barrett.48:40
Corner taken left-footed by Andy Reid from the right by-line, Arran Lee-Barrett makes a clearance.48:33
A cross is delivered by Garath McCleary, blocked by Damien Delaney.47:17
The ball is swung over by Garath McCleary, Andy Reid takes a shot. Blocked by Ivar Ingimarsson. Marcus Tudgay produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.46:18
Inswinging corner taken by Andy Reid, Marcus Tudgay takes a shot. Save by Arran Lee-Barrett.45:17
The ball is sent over by Daryl Murphy, save by Lee Camp.45:01
The second half begins.45:00 +2:09 Half time
Half Time The half-time whistle blows.45:00 +1:37
The ball is crossed by Andy Drury, save by Lee Camp.45:00 +1:12
Damien Delaney fouled by Garath McCleary, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Arran Lee-Barrett.45:00 +0:33
A cross is delivered by Lee Martin, Close range strike by Daryl Murphy goes over the bar.44:34
Andy Reid takes a shot. Save by Arran Lee-Barrett.43:55
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas takes a shot.41:04 Substitution
Substitution Michael Chopra is brought on as a substitute for Lee Bowyer.39:34
Andy Reid delivers the ball, clearance by Damien Delaney.38:08
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas takes a shot. Save by Lee Camp.36:40
Carlos Edwards delivers the ball, Daryl Murphy takes a shot. Save made by Lee Camp.35:07
The ball is crossed by Daryl Murphy, Garath McCleary manages to make a clearance.33:38
The assistant referee signals for offside against Marcus Tudgay. Arran Lee-Barrett restarts play with the free kick.33:03
Garath McCleary produces a cross, Damien Delaney makes a clearance.32:35
Carlos Edwards takes a shot. Save by Lee Camp.32:07
Daryl Murphy delivers the ball, blocked by Chris Gunter. Corner taken right-footed by Andy Drury from the left by-line, clearance by Jonathan Greening.31:39
Andy Reid produces a cross, Damien Delaney gets a block in.31:10
The ball is crossed by Lee Martin, Andy Reid manages to make a clearance.29:20
The assistant referee flags for offside against Garath McCleary. Free kick taken by Arran Lee-Barrett.28:59
Foul by Lee Martin on Greg Cunningham, free kick awarded. Lewis McGugan takes the free kick.28:18
The ball is delivered by Lee Martin, Lee Camp makes a save.27:31
Shot by Lewis McGugan from outside the box goes over the target.27:02
Andy Drury crosses the ball, save made by Lee Camp.25:04 Goal scored
Goal! - Garath McCleary - Ipswich 0 - 2 Nott'm For A goal is scored by Garath McCleary from outside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Ipswich 0-2 Nottm Forest.23:47
Effort from just outside the area by Damien Delaney goes over the target.22:48
Effort from outside the penalty box by Andy Reid goes wide right of the goal.22:29
Jonathan Greening fouled by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Camp takes the direct free kick.22:07
George Boateng takes a shot. Save by Arran Lee-Barrett.21:44
Unfair challenge on George Boateng by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Luke Chambers.20:57
The assistant referee flags for offside against Lee Bowyer. Lee Camp restarts play with the free kick.19:55
Unfair challenge on Lee Bowyer by George Boateng results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Andy Drury.18:58
Lewis McGugan concedes a free kick for a foul on Grant Leadbitter. Arran Lee-Barrett takes the free kick.18:25
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas takes a shot. Lee Camp makes a save.17:55
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Martin by Jonathan Greening. Carlos Edwards takes the free kick.15:47
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas produces a cross, save by Lee Camp.13:19
Foul by Lee Bowyer on Marcus Tudgay, free kick awarded. Luke Chambers takes the direct free kick.12:47
Lewis McGugan has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the target.12:31
Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Bowyer on Andy Reid. Andy Reid takes the direct free kick.11:29
Damien Delaney concedes a free kick for a foul on Marcus Tudgay. Direct free kick taken by Lee Camp.11:20
Centre by Daryl Murphy, Luke Chambers manages to make a clearance.9:08
The ball is swung over by Lee Martin, Long range effort by Daryl Murphy goes wide right of the net.7:43
Foul by George Boateng on Lee Bowyer, free kick awarded. Lee Bowyer restarts play with the free kick, Grant Leadbitter produces a drilled right-footed shot from 35 yards and missed to the left of the goal.6:53
Shot by Lewis McGugan from 20 yards. Save by Arran Lee-Barrett.6:05
Marcus Tudgay concedes a free kick for a foul on Aaron Cresswell. Free kick taken by Aaron Cresswell.4:38
Assist on the goal came from Andy Reid.4:38 Goal scored
Goal! - Marcus Tudgay - Ipswich 0 - 1 Nott'm For Goal scored by Marcus Tudgay from inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Ipswich 0-1 Nottm Forest.3:40
Shot by Marcus Tudgay from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.1:05
Free kick awarded for a foul by Marcus Tudgay on Damien Delaney. Direct free kick taken by Arran Lee-Barrett.0:39
Drilled right-footed shot by Andy Drury. Save by Lee Camp.0:00
The referee gets the game started.
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