Ipswich claimed their first win of the season with a 3-0 defeat of Millwall at Portman Road.

They took the lead on 63 minutes when Shane Lowry turned an Aaron Cresswell cross into his own net when the ball rebounded off Millwall goalkeeper Stephen Bywater.

Tommy Smith doubled their advantage when he headed a Paul Anderson cross past Bywater seven minutes later.

Anderson sealed the win with a header seven minutes from time.

David McGoldrick had Ipswich's best three chances of the first half, with the third drawing a fine save from Bywater, while Millwall's only chance before the break was an off-target effort from James Henry.

Toothless Lions

Millwall have lost six, drawn one and scored only once since their last Championship win, a 1-0 victory at home to Watford on 16 April

But, having looked brighter after the resumption, defensive errors from Millwall gifted the lead to Ipswich when Cresswell's low cross was parried by Bywater onto Lowry and into the net.

Ipswich went further ahead following a free-kick conceded by Lowry, Anderson's expert delivery powerfully headed home by Smith.

Anderson bundled the ball in with a deflection off Mark Beevers to confirm the win for Mick McCarthy's side, and leave Steve Lomas searching for his first Championship victory since succeeding Kenny Jackett as Millwall manager.

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy:

"I think we edged it - I don't think there would be any doubt in that.

"It was a solid performance though 3-0 probably put a gloss on it.

"Of my 12 goals in my 500-odd league games, they were genuinely all like that one from Tommy Smith - I can remember most of them. It was a magnificent header."

Millwall manager Steve Lomas:

"It is not the end of the world, but we are disappointed.

"Our target was to at least get to half-time with a clean sheet, which we did. But once it goes to 2-0, the game is normally dead and buried."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Ipswich

  • 01 Loach
  • 02 Hewitt Booked
  • 03 Cresswell (Berra - 85' )
  • 04 Chambers
  • 05 Smith
  • 07 Edwards (Anderson - 63' )
  • 08 Skuse
  • 18 Tabb (Tunnicliffe - 63' )
  • 19 Hyam
  • 09 Murphy
  • 10 McGoldrick

Substitutes

  • 22 Gerken
  • 06 Berra
  • 20 Veseli
  • 11 Anderson
  • 16 Tunnicliffe
  • 26 Taylor
  • 35 Nouble

Millwall

  • 43 Bywater
  • 03 Shittu
  • 12 Lowry
  • 16 Beevers
  • 21 Smith
  • 10 Bailey
  • 14 Henry
  • 17 Derry Booked
  • 18 Chaplow (Feeney - 66' )
  • 09 Morison Booked (McDonald - 72' )
  • 20 Keogh (Easter - 53' )

Substitutes

  • 29 Marshall
  • 02 Dunne
  • 05 Robinson
  • 07 Feeney
  • 26 Abdou
  • 08 Easter
  • 27 McDonald
Ref: Salisbury
Att: 17,183

Match Stats

Shots

8 5

On target

5 0

Corners

8 4

Fouls

7 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:20 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

87:00

Elliott Hewitt is shown a yellow card.

87:00 Booking

Booking

90:00 +1:46

Shot by Shane Lowry went over the bar.

90:00 +1:40

James Henry crosses the ball in from the free kick.

90:00 +1:34

Paul Anderson challenges James Henry unfairly and gives away a free kick.

90:00 +0:22

Clearance by Luke Chambers.

90:00 +0:13

Corner taken by Liam Feeney.

89:56

Clearance made by Elliott Hewitt.

89:51

The ball is sent over by Liam Feeney.

87:41

Stephen Bywater takes the free kick.

87:19

The offside flag is raised against David McGoldrick.

86:34

Ryan Tunnicliffe takes a shot.

86:20

Nicky Bailey takes the free kick.

86:12

David McGoldrick gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shane Lowry.

85:37

Shot by James Henry went over the bar.

85:26

Stephen Bywater takes the free kick.

85:12

The assistant referee flags for offside against David McGoldrick.

84:11 Substitution

Substitution Christophe Berra replaces Aaron Cresswell.

83:41

Corner from the left by-line taken by Liam Feeney.

82:19

Assist on the goal came from Elliott Hewitt.

82:19 Goal scored

Goal! - Paul Anderson - Ipswich 3 - 0 Millwall Paul Anderson scores. Ipswich 3-0 Millwall.

82:03

Elliott Hewitt delivers the ball.

81:17

Scott Loach takes the free kick.

81:10

The referee blows for offside.

80:43

Free kick taken by Nicky Bailey.

80:34

David McGoldrick concedes a free kick for a foul on Shane Lowry.

79:13

Shot by Ryan Tunnicliffe. Stephen Bywater safely holds on.

78:45

Clearance made by Shane Lowry.

78:38

Corner taken by Paul Anderson from the left by-line.

78:15

Centre by Paul Anderson.

76:28

Jack Smith manages to make a clearance.

76:20

Elliott Hewitt sends in a cross.

75:16

Stephen Bywater takes the free kick.

74:57

Foul by Paul Anderson on Shane Lowry, free kick awarded.

72:26

Header at goal by Nicky Bailey goes over the bar.

72:16

Jermaine Easter delivers the ball.

71:59 Substitution

Substitution Scott McDonald is brought on as a substitute for Steve Morison.

69:05

Assist on the goal came from Paul Anderson.

69:05 Goal scored

Goal! - Tommy Smith - Ipswich 2 - 0 Millwall Tommy Smith heads the ball into the goal. Ipswich 2-0 Millwall.

68:45

Free kick crossed by Paul Anderson.

68:29

Unfair challenge on Daryl Murphy by Shane Lowry results in a free kick.

68:17

The ball is swung over by Aaron Cresswell.

67:30

Clearance by Luke Chambers.

67:26

The ball is crossed by Liam Feeney.

65:51 Substitution

Substitution Liam Feeney is brought on as a substitute for Richard Chaplow.

62:42 Substitution

Substitution Jay Tabb goes off and Ryan Tunnicliffe comes on.

62:36 Substitution

Substitution Paul Anderson comes on in place of Carlos Edwards.

62:20 Goal scored

Goal! - Shane Lowry - Ipswich 1 - 0 Millwall An unfortunate own goal is conceded by Shane Lowry. Ipswich 1-0 Millwall.

62:18

Aaron Cresswell has an effort at goal. Stephen Bywater fumbles the ball.

59:45

Luke Hyam takes a shot and goes over the bar.

59:32

Clearance made by Shaun Derry.

58:45

Tommy Smith makes a clearance.

57:41

Centre by James Henry.

55:02

Scott Loach takes the free kick.

54:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aaron Cresswell by Jermaine Easter.

52:55 Substitution

Substitution Jermaine Easter replaces Andy Keogh.

51:13

Danny Shittu crosses the ball in from the free kick.

50:54

Foul by Cole Skuse on Jack Smith, free kick awarded.

49:26

Elliott Hewitt produces a cross.

48:37

Elliott Hewitt restarts play with the free kick.

48:22

Andy Keogh gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aaron Cresswell.

48:08

Clearance made by Nicky Bailey.

47:59

Corner taken by Carlos Edwards.

47:44

Aaron Cresswell takes the free kick.

47:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Shaun Derry on Luke Hyam.

46:51

Richard Chaplow delivers the ball.

46:09

The ball is sent over by Shane Lowry.

45:37

The ball is crossed by Luke Hyam.

45:01

The referee blows the whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +3:34 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +3:21

Corner from the right by-line taken by Jay Tabb.

45:00 +3:05

James Henry manages to make a clearance.

45:00 +2:50

Elliott Hewitt delivers the ball.

45:00 +0:26

Shane Lowry makes a clearance.

45:00 +0:12

Aaron Cresswell sends in a cross.

45:00 +0:02

Tommy Smith takes the free kick.

44:12

Steve Morison receives a caution.

44:12 Booking

Booking

43:57

Steve Morison challenges Luke Chambers unfairly and gives away a free kick.

42:13

The ball is swung over by Aaron Cresswell.

41:46

Clearance by Jack Smith.

39:51

Free kick crossed by Aaron Cresswell.

39:32

The referee cautions Shaun Derry for unsporting behaviour.

39:32 Booking

Booking

39:13

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jay Tabb by Shaun Derry.

38:44

Scott Loach manages to make a clearance.

36:48

Danny Shittu manages to make a clearance.

36:39

Centre by Cole Skuse.

35:48

Free kick taken by Scott Loach.

35:37

Andy Keogh is ruled offside.

35:20

Mark Beevers takes the free kick.

35:09

Foul by Elliott Hewitt on Richard Chaplow, free kick awarded.

34:38

James Henry takes a weak shot and missed to the left of the target.

33:48

The ball is crossed by David McGoldrick.

31:53

Corner from the right by-line taken by James Henry.

31:32

Clearance made by Luke Chambers.

30:58

Corner taken by Carlos Edwards.

28:34

Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.

28:19

Andy Keogh challenges Tommy Smith unfairly and gives away a free kick.

27:51

Header by Luke Chambers goes over the bar.

27:34

Corner from the left by-line taken by Carlos Edwards.

26:59

Scott Loach takes the free kick.

26:45

Steve Morison challenges Tommy Smith unfairly and gives away a free kick.

25:33

Free kick taken by Stephen Bywater.

25:02

David McGoldrick is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

24:23

Mark Beevers manages to make a clearance.

24:20

Jay Tabb sends in a cross.

23:28

Free kick taken by Stephen Bywater.

23:05

Foul by Daryl Murphy on Shane Lowry, free kick awarded.

18:44

Clearance by Steve Morison.

18:36

Corner taken by Jay Tabb.

18:07

Clearance made by Shaun Derry.

16:45

Header by Aaron Cresswell misses right.

16:36

Free kick taken by Aaron Cresswell.

16:06

Unfair challenge on Elliott Hewitt by Nicky Bailey results in a free kick.

15:55

Danny Shittu makes a clearance.

15:50

Elliott Hewitt crosses the ball.

13:09

The ball is crossed by Andy Keogh.

9:50

Scott Loach takes the free kick.

9:28

Steve Morison challenges Tommy Smith unfairly and gives away a free kick.

9:23

Clearance made by Tommy Smith.

9:11

Corner taken by Nicky Bailey.

8:54

Clearance by Luke Chambers.

6:54

Danny Shittu restarts play with the free kick.

6:47

Daryl Murphy is ruled offside.

5:51

Richard Chaplow takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.

5:24

Shane Lowry restarts play with the free kick.

5:02

The official flags Daryl Murphy offside.

4:46

Clearance by Stephen Bywater.

3:39

Shane Lowry manages to make a clearance.

3:34

Corner taken by Jay Tabb.

1:29

Nicky Bailey manages to make a clearance.

1:05

Nicky Bailey manages to make a clearance.

0:55

Corner from the right by-line taken by Carlos Edwards.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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