Grant Leadbitter crashed home an equaliser as Ipswich fought back from two goals down to deal Hull's promotion hopes another blow.

Leadbitter had just converted a penalty when he arrowed a half-volley past Hull goalkeeper Vito Mannone.

Hull had taken a two-goal lead courtesy of Robbie Brady's deflected shot and Robert Koren's superb finish from the edge of the penalty area.

The Tigers are now two points outside the play-offs.

Neither side had threatened until Hull took the lead. Matty Fryatt slipped a pass inside while on the edge of the area - and Brady's low shot took a deflection, wrong-footing Alex McCarthy on its way into the bottom corner.

Ipswich began the second half on the front foot but Hull snatched a second goal through Koren.

Substitute Aaron Mclean provided a headed pass from the right and retired Slovenia international Koren rifled a 20-yard shot into the bottom corner.

But Ipswich hit back with two goals in three minutes. First Leadbitter buried a penalty after Mclean's foul on Tommy Smith in the area.

Leadbitter then completed the comeback in spectacular style, firing in Martin's pass on the half-volley from 20 yards.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Hull City

  • 28 Mannone
  • 02 Rosenior
  • 03 Dawson Booked
  • 05 Chester
  • 06 Hobbs
  • 04 McKenna Booked
  • 07 Stewart (King - 82' )
  • 08 Evans
  • 10 Koren
  • 12 Fryatt
  • 17 Brady (Mclean - 46' )

Substitutes

  • 24 Gulacsi
  • 19 Dudgeon
  • 09 Mclean
  • 27 King
  • 35 Cullen

Ipswich Town

  • 32 McCarthy
  • 03 Cresswell
  • 05 Delaney Booked
  • 20 Smith
  • 06 Leadbitter (Stevenson - 82' )
  • 07 Edwards
  • 09 E'-Thomas
  • 17 Drury (Martin - 61' )
  • 10 Chopra
  • 14 Scotland
  • 27 Murphy (Bowyer - 61' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Lee-Barrett
  • 31 Sonko
  • 08 Bowyer
  • 11 Martin
  • 16 Stevenson
Ref: East
Att: 17,625

Match Stats

Shots

14 14

On target

7 7

Corners

6 3

Fouls

7 6

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:08 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +3:26

Ryan Stevenson has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target.

90:00 +2:56

The ball is crossed by Liam Rosenior.

90:00 +1:58

Liam Rosenior delivers the ball, clearance by Tommy Smith.

89:43

Shot from just outside the box by Robert Koren misses to the right of the goal.

88:31

Michael Chopra is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Vito Mannone takes the free kick.

87:36

Paul McKenna delivers the ball, Aaron Mclean concedes a free kick for a foul on Tommy Smith. Alex McCarthy restarts play with the free kick.

86:37

Lee Bowyer is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Vito Mannone.

85:38

Jason Scotland has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

84:22

The ball is swung over by Corry Evans, Carlos Edwards makes a clearance.

81:51

Aaron Mclean challenges Lee Bowyer unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Alex McCarthy.

81:27 Substitution

Substitution Cameron Stewart goes off and Joshua King comes on.

81:04 Substitution

Substitution Grant Leadbitter goes off and Ryan Stevenson comes on.

79:13

Grant Leadbitter takes a shot. Blocked by James Chester.

76:57

Aaron Mclean takes a shot. Damien Delaney gets a block in. Corner from the right by-line taken by Corry Evans, clearance by Tommy Smith. Shot from just outside the box by Paul McKenna misses to the right of the goal.

76:09

Damien Delaney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Dawson. Vito Mannone restarts play with the free kick.

74:59

Shot by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas from just outside the area goes over the net.

74:26 Booking

Booking Andy Dawson goes into the referee's book.

74:20

The ball is sent over by Carlos Edwards, clearance by Jack Hobbs.

73:11

The ball is crossed by Andy Dawson.

72:32

Grant Leadbitter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Corry Evans. Corry Evans takes the direct free kick.

69:49

The assist for the goal came from Lee Martin.

69:49 Goal scored

Goal! - Grant Leadbitter - Hull 2 - 2 Ipswich A goal is scored by Grant Leadbitter from just outside the area high into the middle of the goal. Hull 2-2 Ipswich.

69:07

Cameron Stewart crosses the ball, Robert Koren takes a shot. Save by Alex McCarthy.

68:50

Aaron Mclean sends in a cross, save made by Alex McCarthy.

66:45 Goal scored

Goal! - Grant Leadbitter - Hull 2 - 1 Ipswich Penalty taken right-footed by Grant Leadbitter and scored. Hull 2-1 Ipswich.

65:40

Tommy Smith fouled by Aaron Mclean, the ref awards a Penalty.

65:12

Carlos Edwards fouled by Matt Fryatt, the ref awards a free kick. Carlos Edwards takes the free kick.

64:11

Michael Chopra produces a volleyed right-footed shot from 12 yards. Blocked by James Chester. The referee blows for offside against Jay Emmanuel-Thomas. Indirect free kick taken by Vito Mannone.

60:51 Substitution

Substitution Andy Drury leaves the field to be replaced by Lee Martin.

60:51 Substitution

Substitution Lee Bowyer replaces Daryl Murphy.

57:12

Matt Fryatt is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by Aaron Cresswell.

55:27

The assistant referee flags for offside against Robert Koren. Indirect free kick taken by Alex McCarthy.

54:22

Jason Scotland is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Vito Mannone.

53:11

Assist on the goal came from Aaron Mclean.

53:11 Goal scored

Goal! - Robert Koren - Hull 2 - 0 Ipswich A goal is scored by Robert Koren from just outside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Hull 2-0 Ipswich.

52:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jason Scotland on Jack Hobbs. Free kick taken by Vito Mannone.

51:48

Andy Drury takes the free kick.

51:48 Booking

Booking Paul McKenna is cautioned.

51:37

Michael Chopra fouled by Jack Hobbs, the ref awards a free kick.

50:19

The assistant referee signals for offside against Michael Chopra. Vito Mannone takes the indirect free kick.

49:14

Michael Chopra has an effort at goal. James Chester gets a block in.

47:47

Effort on goal by Michael Chopra from 12 yards. Jack Hobbs gets a block in. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas takes the inswinging corner, Liam Rosenior manages to make a clearance.

47:14

Centre by Damien Delaney, Jason Scotland takes a shot. Blocked by Corry Evans. Corner taken by Andy Drury, clearance by Jack Hobbs.

46:41

Corner taken by Andy Drury from the right by-line, Aaron Mclean makes a clearance.

45:45

The ball is swung over by Aaron Cresswell.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution (Hull) makes a substitution, with Aaron Mclean coming on for Robbie Brady.

45:00 +2:01 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:00 +0:58

Shot from just outside the box by Aaron Cresswell goes over the target.

45:00 +0:47

The ball is crossed by Cameron Stewart, clearance made by Damien Delaney.

44:18

Robert Koren produces a drilled right-footed shot from 25 yards. Alex McCarthy makes a save.

42:28

The ball is swung over by Andy Drury, save by Vito Mannone.

39:02

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Robert Koren, Header from close range by Robbie Brady misses to the right of the goal.

37:31

Grant Leadbitter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matt Fryatt. Direct free kick taken by Paul McKenna.

34:20

The ball is swung over by Daryl Murphy.

33:12

Matt Fryatt has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.

32:21

Daryl Murphy produces a cross, save made by Vito Mannone.

30:52

The referee blows for offside against Matt Fryatt. Indirect free kick taken by Alex McCarthy.

30:44

Robert Koren delivers the ball.

30:13

Free kick taken by Robert Koren.

30:13 Booking

Booking Damien Delaney is shown a yellow card.

30:05

Damien Delaney concedes a free kick for a foul on Corry Evans.

29:53

A cross is delivered by Aaron Cresswell, Andy Dawson manages to make a clearance.

28:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matt Fryatt on Tommy Smith. Direct free kick taken by Alex McCarthy.

26:53

Corner from the right by-line taken by Andy Dawson, save by Alex McCarthy.

25:56

The ball is swung over by Robbie Brady, clearance by Damien Delaney. Corner taken by Andy Dawson from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.

24:11

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Vito Mannone.

22:47

Matt Fryatt takes a shot. Damien Delaney gets a block in. Corner taken by Andy Dawson from the right by-line, Robbie Brady produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.

21:09

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas takes a shot. Save by Vito Mannone.

20:26

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

19:52

Unfair challenge on Jay Emmanuel-Thomas by Andy Dawson results in a free kick. Carlos Edwards takes the free kick.

19:10

Andy Drury has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.

17:00

Assist by Matt Fryatt.

17:00 Goal scored

Goal! - Robbie Brady - Hull 1 - 0 Ipswich Robbie Brady finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Hull 1-0 Ipswich.

16:52

Andy Dawson crosses the ball.

16:41

Robert Koren produces a cross.

14:38

Grant Leadbitter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robert Koren. Paul McKenna restarts play with the free kick.

11:50

Cameron Stewart takes a shot. Save by Alex McCarthy.

10:34

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas crosses the ball, Vito Mannone makes a save.

9:14

Robert Koren takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, save made by Alex McCarthy.

7:12

Cameron Stewart takes a long range shot clearing the bar.

6:55

The ball is swung over by Daryl Murphy, Jack Hobbs makes a clearance.

6:43

A cross is delivered by Carlos Edwards.

4:48

Corry Evans takes a shot. Save made by Alex McCarthy.

4:03

Jason Scotland is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Vito Mannone restarts play with the free kick.

1:43

The assistant referee signals for offside against Matt Fryatt. Direct free kick taken by Aaron Cresswell.

0:57

Long range shot by Michael Chopra goes wide right of the net.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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