Ipswich came from behind to win for the second time in four days as they defeated Yeovil Town.

Joel Grant gave the visitors the lead just before half-time with a superb left-foot strike into the top corner.

Daryl Murphy brought Ipswich level when he converted at the second attempt after Cole Skuse headed the ball back across goal.

And Aaron Cresswell gave the hosts victory by sliding a rebound high into the net.

First for Towns

  • This was the first time Yeovil and Ipswich had met in the league

Ipswich began well with Murphy, twice, and Ryan Tunnicliffe making Yeovil goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey work. Hennessey then dived low to stop David McGoldrick's 20-yard shot from creeping in.

However, it was the away side that took a surprise lead when forward Grant - a target for Ipswich in the summer - unleashed an unstoppable drive.

Ipswich equalised seven minutes after the break when Skuse's cross was turned in by striker Murphy at the second time of asking after his initial effort hit the bar.

Their second seven minutes later when forward McGoldrick found Cresswell. The left-back's initial low cross was blocked by Liam Fontaine, but he had time to finish the rebound into the far corner.

Victory moves Mick McCarthy's side up to 11th, while Yeovil are third from bottom having lost five of the seven games they have played.

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy:

"At half-time, I was livid at our inability to make the final pass.

"We were trying to score too quickly and we were crossing from bad positions. We should have been in front when we conceded so I didn't mind us getting the bird [from the fans].

"The players have said it was harder to beat Yeovil than it was Middlesbrough."

Yeovil manager Gary Johnson:

"I needed to go through a few things with the boys. We lacked the energy and competitiveness in the second half - we have to play the game more vigorously.

"We gave Ipswich time and room and you can't do that at this level. You have to be more clever.

"We did enough in the first half to be 1-0 up, but we were a little disorganised after the restart.

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (4)

Ipswich Town

  • 22 Gerken
  • 03 Cresswell
  • 04 Chambers
  • 05 Smith
  • 06 Berra
  • 07 Edwards
  • 08 Skuse
  • 16 Tunnicliffe (Tabb - 78' )
  • 19 Hyam
  • 09 Murphy
  • 10 McGoldrick

Substitutes

  • 01 Loach
  • 02 Hewitt
  • 20 Veseli
  • 14 Wordsworth
  • 18 Tabb
  • 26 Taylor
  • 35 Nouble

Yeovil Town

  • 27 Hennessey
  • 02 Ayling
  • 03 McAllister
  • 06 Seaborne
  • 20 Fontaine
  • 04 Edwards (Davis - 70' )
  • 08 Upson
  • 19 Ralls
  • 23 Grant (Hoskins - 77' )
  • 28 Williams
  • 09 Hayter (Moore - 62' )

Substitutes

  • 24 Dunn
  • 26 Ofori-Twumasi
  • 07 Dawson
  • 10 Foley
  • 21 Davis
  • 13 Moore
  • 14 Hoskins
Ref: Deadman
Att: 15,340

Match Stats

Shots

18 6

On target

7 3

Corners

7 3

Fouls

8 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:44 Full time

Full Time The referee blows the whistle to end the game.

90:00 +3:26

Clearance made by Aaron Cresswell.

90:00 +3:13

James McAllister manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +3:12

Clearance by Cole Skuse.

90:00 +2:47

David McGoldrick takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand upright.

90:00 +2:38

Clearance by Luke Ayling.

90:00 +1:58

Edward Upson delivers the ball.

90:00 +1:51

Clearance made by Christophe Berra.

90:00 +1:49

Corner from the left by-line taken by Edward Upson.

90:00 +1:36

The ball is delivered by Andy Williams.

90:00 +1:34

Joe Ralls has an effort at goal. Dean Gerken parries the ball away.

90:00 +0:56

Clearance made by Christophe Berra.

90:00 +0:51

James McAllister restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +0:33

Aaron Cresswell makes a clearance.

90:00 +0:33

The ball is crossed by Liam Davis.

90:00 +0:02

Clearance by Daniel Seaborne.

89:20

Clearance made by Dean Gerken.

89:17

Liam Fontaine makes a clearance.

89:14

Liam Fontaine makes a clearance.

89:11

Clearance by Luke Ayling.

89:07

Clearance by Luke Ayling.

88:31

Clearance made by Luke Ayling.

87:52

Aaron Cresswell makes a clearance.

87:44

James McAllister restarts play with the free kick.

87:21

Luke Chambers gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kieffer Moore.

86:31

Clearance by Carlos Edwards.

86:27

Clearance made by James McAllister.

86:23

Clearance by Daniel Seaborne.

85:15

Clearance by Daniel Seaborne.

84:32

Christophe Berra makes a clearance.

84:28

Wayne Hennessey takes the free kick.

84:17

Luke Hyam gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Edward Upson.

83:48

Luke Chambers manages to make a clearance.

83:47

Liam Davis crosses the ball.

83:32

Clearance made by Liam Fontaine.

83:25

Clearance made by Liam Fontaine.

82:59

Luke Ayling manages to make a clearance.

82:22

Edward Upson has an effort direct from the free kick that flies over the crossbar.

81:48

Christophe Berra gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Davis.

81:26

Clearance made by Liam Fontaine.

80:53

David McGoldrick takes a shot. Blocked by Daniel Seaborne.

80:53

David McGoldrick has an effort at goal. Parried by Wayne Hennessey back into danger.

80:41

Luke Ayling makes a clearance.

80:38

Corner taken by Carlos Edwards.

80:23

Clearance by Daniel Seaborne.

80:11

Aaron Cresswell crosses the ball in from the free kick.

79:43

Unfair challenge on Jay Tabb by Sam Hoskins results in a free kick.

79:37

Sam Hoskins manages to make a clearance.

78:50

Luke Hyam makes a clearance.

78:22

Clearance by Tommy Smith.

77:36

Luke Chambers takes the free kick.

77:09 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Tunnicliffe leaves the field to be replaced by Jay Tabb.

76:57 Substitution

Substitution Sam Hoskins comes on in place of Joel Grant.

76:43

Foul by Liam Davis on Carlos Edwards, free kick awarded.

76:21

Luke Chambers manages to make a clearance.

75:57

Luke Hyam has an effort at goal. Wayne Hennessey blocks the ball.

75:46

Luke Ayling makes a clearance.

75:15

Clearance made by Liam Fontaine.

74:47

Daniel Seaborne makes a clearance.

74:46

Carlos Edwards sends in a cross.

74:20

Liam Fontaine manages to make a clearance.

73:42

Christophe Berra manages to make a clearance.

73:00

Christophe Berra makes a clearance.

72:33

Clearance made by Tommy Smith.

72:30

Clearance by Christophe Berra.

72:09

A cross is delivered by James McAllister.

72:02

Clearance made by Christophe Berra.

71:58

A cross is delivered by Luke Ayling.

71:50

Liam Davis produces a cross.

71:35

Liam Fontaine manages to make a clearance.

71:18

Free kick taken by Aaron Cresswell.

71:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Ayling on Ryan Tunnicliffe.

70:50

Clearance by Christophe Berra.

70:44

Wayne Hennessey restarts play with the free kick.

70:27

Handball by David McGoldrick.

70:15

The ball is delivered by David McGoldrick.

70:15

Liam Fontaine manages to make a clearance.

69:59 Substitution

Substitution Joe Edwards goes off and Liam Davis comes on.

68:59

Clearance by Christophe Berra.

68:57

The ball is swung over by Joe Ralls.

68:47

Cole Skuse makes a clearance.

68:45

James McAllister crosses the ball.

68:36

Luke Chambers manages to make a clearance.

68:28

Aaron Cresswell makes a clearance.

68:23

Christophe Berra makes a clearance.

68:11

Christophe Berra makes a clearance.

67:49

Daniel Seaborne makes a clearance.

67:13

Header by Tommy Smith misses left.

67:06

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

66:38

Daryl Murphy takes a shot. Blocked by Luke Ayling.

66:29

Clearance made by Tommy Smith.

66:07

Centre by Cole Skuse.

63:19

Clearance by Daniel Seaborne.

63:03

Christophe Berra manages to make a clearance.

62:55

Clearance by Luke Chambers.

62:23

The ball is crossed by David McGoldrick.

62:18

Clearance made by Liam Fontaine.

62:04

Clearance made by Liam Fontaine.

61:29 Substitution

Substitution Kieffer Moore replaces James Hayter.

60:57

The ball is sent over by Luke Ayling.

60:35

Luke Chambers manages to make a clearance.

59:43 Goal scored

Goal! - Aaron Cresswell - Ipswich 2 - 1 Yeovil Aaron Cresswell scores with their right foot. Ipswich 2-1 Yeovil.

59:38

Liam Fontaine makes a clearance.

59:38

The ball is swung over by Aaron Cresswell.

59:22

Clearance by James McAllister.

58:56

Liam Fontaine manages to make a clearance.

58:55

Aaron Cresswell manages to make a clearance.

58:51

Wayne Hennessey restarts play with the free kick.

58:30

The referee blows for offside.

58:20

Luke Ayling makes a clearance.

58:18

Clearance made by Tommy Smith.

57:36

James McAllister restarts play with the free kick.

57:29

Foul by Ryan Tunnicliffe on Edward Upson, free kick awarded.

57:19

Clearance by Christophe Berra.

57:19

Clearance made by Edward Upson.

57:05

Clearance by Joe Edwards.

56:56

Daniel Seaborne makes a clearance.

56:50

Daniel Seaborne manages to make a clearance.

56:44

Clearance made by Christophe Berra.

56:41

Carlos Edwards manages to make a clearance.

56:13

Liam Fontaine manages to make a clearance.

56:11

Clearance by Tommy Smith.

55:52

Ryan Tunnicliffe takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand upright.

55:40

Edward Upson manages to make a clearance.

55:03

Clearance made by Daniel Seaborne.

54:07

Free kick taken by Luke Ayling.

53:49

Joe Edwards fouled by Luke Hyam, the ref awards a free kick.

53:45

Clearance made by Tommy Smith.

53:05

David McGoldrick takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

52:06 Goal scored

Goal! - Daryl Murphy - Ipswich 1 - 1 Yeovil Daryl Murphy scores with a header. Ipswich 1-1 Yeovil.

52:01

Daryl Murphy takes the chance to get an effort at goal and hits the bar.

51:52

Luke Chambers delivers the ball.

51:27

Clearance made by Liam Fontaine.

51:20

Free kick taken by Christophe Berra.

51:03

James Hayter is caught offside.

50:54

Clearance by Luke Chambers.

50:22

Corner taken by Edward Upson.

50:01

Luke Hyam manages to make a clearance.

50:00

Joe Edwards delivers the ball.

49:23

Luke Chambers manages to make a clearance.

49:23

Luke Chambers produces a cross.

49:11

Clearance made by Liam Fontaine.

49:07

Luke Chambers sends in a cross.

49:07

Luke Ayling makes a clearance.

49:03

Clearance made by Daniel Seaborne.

48:46

Clearance by Joe Ralls.

48:44

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

48:23

Luke Hyam takes a shot. Liam Fontaine gets a block in.

48:05

Clearance made by Daniel Seaborne.

47:49

Christophe Berra manages to make a clearance.

47:48

The ball is swung over by Andy Williams.

47:16

Andy Williams has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.

46:54

Clearance by Cole Skuse.

46:01

Clearance by Christophe Berra.

45:36

Daniel Seaborne makes a clearance.

45:35

A cross is delivered by Aaron Cresswell.

45:08

Liam Fontaine makes a clearance.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +2:12 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00 +1:55

Tommy Smith manages to make a clearance.

45:00 +1:53

Clearance by Aaron Cresswell.

45:00 +1:51

Joel Grant crosses the ball.

45:00 +0:51

A cross is delivered by Aaron Cresswell.

44:55

Clearance made by Luke Chambers.

44:52

James McAllister takes the free kick.

44:35

Joe Ralls fouled by Luke Hyam, the ref awards a free kick.

44:27

Clearance made by James McAllister.

43:29

Clearance by Liam Fontaine.

43:26

Cole Skuse sends in a cross.

43:02

Clearance by Liam Fontaine.

42:07

The assist for the goal came from Edward Upson.

42:07 Goal scored

Goal! - Joel Grant - Ipswich 0 - 1 Yeovil Joel Grant scores with their left foot. Ipswich 0-1 Yeovil.

41:58

Andy Williams manages to make a clearance.

41:47

Daniel Seaborne makes a clearance.

40:47

Clearance made by Daniel Seaborne.

40:21

Free kick taken by Luke Chambers.

40:15

Joe Edwards concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Hyam.

38:49

Dean Gerken takes the free kick.

38:26

The referee blows for offside.

38:03

Christophe Berra makes a clearance.

36:54

Clearance made by Tommy Smith.

36:53

James McAllister crosses the ball.

36:24

Andy Williams takes a shot. Dean Gerken catches the ball.

34:55

Aaron Cresswell has an effort at goal. Wayne Hennessey catches the ball.

34:48

Luke Ayling manages to make a clearance.

34:47

Centre by Aaron Cresswell.

34:27

Tommy Smith makes a clearance.

33:44

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

33:21

Shot by Daryl Murphy. Blocked by Liam Fontaine.

33:01

Daniel Seaborne makes a clearance.

32:59

Clearance made by Luke Hyam.

32:36

Luke Chambers makes a clearance.

32:30

Clearance made by Tommy Smith.

32:19

The ball is sent over by Luke Chambers.

31:53

Liam Fontaine manages to make a clearance.

31:44

Dean Gerken restarts play with the free kick.

31:18

Edward Upson is ruled offside.

31:12

Free kick taken by James McAllister.

30:41

Unfair challenge on James Hayter by Tommy Smith results in a free kick.

30:20

Clearance made by Aaron Cresswell.

29:47

Clearance made by Daniel Seaborne.

29:42

Tommy Smith manages to make a clearance.

28:57

Clearance by Christophe Berra.

28:48

Clearance by Christophe Berra.

28:09

David McGoldrick takes a shot and missed to the left of the net.

26:57

The ball is swung over by Luke Ayling.

26:38

Clearance made by Aaron Cresswell.

26:36

Andy Williams delivers the ball.

26:17

Clearance by Tommy Smith.

26:12

Free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.

25:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Hyam on Joel Grant.

25:37

The ball is swung over by Ryan Tunnicliffe.

25:37

Luke Ayling makes a clearance.

25:32

Daniel Seaborne manages to make a clearance.

25:08

Cole Skuse makes a clearance.

25:04

Aaron Cresswell makes a clearance.

25:02

The ball is sent over by Andy Williams.

24:46

Aaron Cresswell sends in a cross.

24:45

Clearance made by Liam Fontaine.

24:34

Clearance made by James McAllister.

23:46

Andy Williams manages to make a clearance.

23:42

Clearance made by Luke Ayling.

23:39

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

23:17

Liam Fontaine makes a clearance.

23:13

A cross is delivered by Luke Chambers.

23:00

Joe Edwards manages to make a clearance.

22:54

Corner taken by Aaron Cresswell from the left by-line.

21:58

Tommy Smith restarts play with the free kick.

21:44

The referee blows for offside.

20:58

Andy Williams produces a cross.

20:38

Clearance by Tommy Smith.

20:36

Clearance made by Liam Fontaine.

20:33

Joe Edwards makes a clearance.

20:11

Liam Fontaine manages to make a clearance.

19:40

The ball is swung over by Daryl Murphy.

19:13

Tommy Smith makes a clearance.

18:24

James McAllister manages to make a clearance.

17:52

Corner from the right by-line taken by Joel Grant.

17:52

Clearance by Aaron Cresswell.

17:37

Joel Grant takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Aaron Cresswell.

17:32

Christophe Berra makes a clearance.

17:26

Luke Ayling takes the free kick.

16:48

The official flags Daryl Murphy offside.

16:27

Clearance made by Christophe Berra.

16:08

David McGoldrick takes a shot. Wayne Hennessey catches the ball.

15:35

Aaron Cresswell makes a clearance.

14:32

Clearance made by Luke Hyam.

14:23

Luke Chambers makes a clearance.

13:37

Clearance made by Liam Fontaine.

13:20

Clearance made by Cole Skuse.

13:16

Clearance by Liam Fontaine.

12:09

Liam Fontaine manages to make a clearance.

11:21

Aaron Cresswell restarts play with the free kick.

11:19

Joel Grant challenges Cole Skuse unfairly and gives away a free kick.

10:26

James McAllister makes a clearance.

9:02

Clearance made by Daniel Seaborne.

8:56

Dean Gerken restarts play with the free kick.

8:36

Cole Skuse fouled by Joe Edwards, the ref awards a free kick.

8:29

Tommy Smith manages to make a clearance.

8:27

James McAllister sends in a cross.

8:07

Joe Ralls crosses the ball.

8:07

Clearance made by Christophe Berra.

7:13

Clearance by Liam Fontaine.

7:12

Christophe Berra makes a clearance.

6:57

Liam Fontaine manages to make a clearance.

6:28

Luke Hyam makes a clearance.

4:58

Ryan Tunnicliffe has an effort at goal. Wayne Hennessey catches the ball.

4:50

Luke Chambers manages to make a clearance.

4:23

Clearance made by James McAllister.

4:16

Free kick taken by Cole Skuse.

4:11

Unfair challenge on Cole Skuse by Joe Edwards results in a free kick.

3:42

Clearance made by Luke Ayling.

3:35

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

3:16

James Hayter makes a clearance.

3:11

Luke Chambers sends in a cross.

2:59

Liam Fontaine manages to make a clearance.

2:57

Aaron Cresswell takes the free kick.

2:28

Unfair challenge on David McGoldrick by Liam Fontaine results in a free kick.

2:22

Clearance made by Cole Skuse.

2:16

Clearance made by Christophe Berra.

1:38

Shot by Cole Skuse went wide left of the target.

1:08

Clearance by Christophe Berra.

0:48

Tommy Smith manages to make a clearance.

0:26

Daryl Murphy takes a shot. Wayne Hennessey makes a block.

0:15

Clearance made by Luke Chambers.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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