Ipswich kept themselves in the hunt for the Championship play-offs by easing to victory over lacklustre Huddersfield.

Paul Anderson curled in an early opener for the visitors before Daryl Murphy poked in a second midway through the first half.

Huddersfield rarely threatened, with Oscar Gobern having their first shot on target late on with an effort that Dean Gerken saved with his legs.

Terriers tumbling

  • Huddersfield have not won any of their last eight games, losing five. Their last win was 5-0 against Barnsley at home on 1 March
  • They have won only one of their last seven home games, drawing one and losing five

Ipswich are eighth with 61 points, two points off sixth place.

Huddersfield, meanwhile, are 17th and seven points clear of the relegation zone with five games remaining.

Ipswich attacked from the outset as Murphy twice went close before Anderson opened the scoring in the sixth minute.

The winger found space on the edge of the area and curled a beautiful effort beyond Huddersfield goalkeeper Alex Smithies.

With Huddersfield unable to assert themselves in the final third, it was left to Ipswich to take up the attacking initiative and they added a second when a corner was only half cleared as far as Murphy and he made no mistake from close range.

Danny Ward shot wide for Huddersfield following a promising move, but it was Ipswich who still looked the most likely to score as Anderson forced Smithies into a one-handed save.

Huddersfield improved as the second half progressed, with Gerken finally tested by Gobern, but it was too late to deny Ipswich victory.

Huddersfield manager Mark Robins:

"Whatever team we put out on Saturday we need to work. The whole tradition of this club is based on hard work but tonight it seemed there were too many players who thought they could turn up and play without putting any effort in.

"The players know exactly how I feel and they now need to respond. There comes a point where the players have to take responsibility and grow up.

"We looked like we were a team of individuals and we were blaming each other and that must be eradicated quickly. If I could have made 11 changes I would have."

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy:

"It shows we have a good team spirit and work ethic.

"We were beaten by Blackburn and had to travel home and then back up to Huddersfield and there was a danger we could get another slapping.

"That didn't happen and we had a top response from the lads."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Huddersfield Town

  • 01 Smithies
  • 27 Smith
  • 03 Dixon
  • 08 Clayton
  • 39 Gerrard
  • 33 Lynch
  • 12 Hammill (Scannell - 45' )
  • 10 Gobern Booked
  • 21 Wells
  • 04 Norwood (Holmes - 57' )
  • 11 Ward (Bunn - 76' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Woods
  • 05 Clarke
  • 06 Hogg
  • 07 Scannell
  • 13 Bennett
  • 38 Holmes
  • 44 Bunn

Ipswich Town

  • 22 Gerken
  • 04 Chambers
  • 03 Cresswell (Mings - 60' )
  • 08 Skuse
  • 06 Berra
  • 05 Smith
  • 11 Anderson
  • 19 Hyam
  • 09 Murphy
  • 25 Williams (Richardson - 85' )
  • 12 Hunt Booked (Wordsworth - 74' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Loach
  • 14 Wordsworth
  • 15 Mings
  • 23 Henshall
  • 24 Richardson
  • 27 Ebanks-Blake
  • 35 Nouble
Ref: Mark Brown
Att: 11,857

Match Stats

Shots

12 11

On target

1 6

Corners

3 5

Fouls

16 14

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Huddersfield Town 0, Ipswich Town 2.

90:00 +3:55 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 0, Ipswich Town 2.

90:00 +1:37

Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +1:37

Foul by Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town).

87:04

Foul by Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town).

87:04

Luke Hyam (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

85:18 Booking

Booking Oscar Gobern (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

85:07

Foul by Oscar Gobern (Huddersfield Town).

85:07

Tyrone Mings (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

84:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ipswich Town. Frazer Richardson replaces Jonathan Williams.

84:10

Attempt missed. Sean Scannell (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

83:01

Hand ball by Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town).

82:28

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Tommy Smith.

82:08

Attempt blocked. Tom Smith (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Adam Clayton.

81:56

Sean Scannell (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

81:56

Foul by Tyrone Mings (Ipswich Town).

80:42

Dangerous play by Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town).

80:42

Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80:40

Attempt saved. Oscar Gobern (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

75:34 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Harry Bunn replaces Daniel Ward.

73:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ipswich Town. Anthony Wordsworth replaces Stephen Hunt.

73:07

Attempt missed. Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is too high. Assisted by Anthony Gerrard following a set piece situation.

73:04

Attempt missed. Anthony Gerrard (Huddersfield Town) header from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Adam Clayton with a cross following a set piece situation.

72:34

Hand ball by Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town).

70:52

Foul by Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town).

70:52

Jonathan Williams (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:24

Foul by Duane Holmes (Huddersfield Town).

69:24

Luke Hyam (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:06

Foul by Tom Smith (Huddersfield Town).

68:06

Jonathan Williams (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67:59

Attempt blocked. Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Duane Holmes with a cross.

67:15 Booking

Booking Stephen Hunt (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card.

66:49

Duane Holmes (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

66:49

Foul by Tyrone Mings (Ipswich Town).

63:23

Foul by Anthony Gerrard (Huddersfield Town).

63:23

Jonathan Williams (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

62:04

Offside, Huddersfield Town. Adam Clayton tries a through ball, but Sean Scannell is caught offside.

61:54

Duane Holmes (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

61:54

Foul by Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town).

59:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ipswich Town. Tyrone Mings replaces Aaron Cresswell because of an injury.

58:02

Foul by Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town).

58:02

Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:24

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Luke Chambers.

56:46

Attempt blocked. Duane Holmes (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Dixon.

56:14 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Duane Holmes replaces Oliver Norwood.

54:17

Offside, Ipswich Town. Paul Anderson tries a through ball, but Daryl Murphy is caught offside.

52:19

Foul by Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town).

52:19

Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:54

Offside, Ipswich Town. Aaron Cresswell tries a through ball, but Daryl Murphy is caught offside.

49:28

Attempt missed. Paul Anderson (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Luke Hyam.

48:46

Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

48:46

Foul by Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town).

47:10

Foul by Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town).

47:10

Stephen Hunt (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

45:00

Second Half begins Huddersfield Town 0, Ipswich Town 2.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Sean Scannell replaces Adam Hammill.

45:00 +1:45 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Huddersfield Town 0, Ipswich Town 2.

45:00 +1:19

Foul by Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town).

45:00 +1:19

Paul Anderson (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

43:39

Attempt missed. Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Nahki Wells.

41:24

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

40:22

Delay in match Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) because of an injury.

39:13

Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

39:13

Foul by Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town).

37:17

Attempt blocked. Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Oliver Norwood.

35:22

Attempt saved. Jonathan Williams (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

34:26

Foul by Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town).

34:26

Jonathan Williams (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

33:25

Foul by Oscar Gobern (Huddersfield Town).

33:25

Aaron Cresswell (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:05 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Huddersfield Town 0, Ipswich Town 2. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Christophe Berra with a headed pass following a corner.

31:29

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Paul Dixon.

30:08

Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

30:08

Foul by Stephen Hunt (Ipswich Town).

29:56

Attempt saved. Paul Anderson (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jonathan Williams.

27:29

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Cole Skuse.

26:03

Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:03

Foul by Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town).

24:10

Attempt missed. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jonathan Williams.

21:06

Attempt missed. Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Paul Dixon.

20:23

Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:23

Foul by Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town).

18:48

Attempt blocked. Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

18:16

Oscar Gobern (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:16

Foul by Luke Hyam (Ipswich Town).

17:07

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Anthony Gerrard.

17:04

Attempt blocked. Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

16:23

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Adam Clayton.

15:43

Offside, Huddersfield Town. Adam Hammill tries a through ball, but Daniel Ward is caught offside.

15:27

Attempt blocked. Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

14:07

Attempt missed. Jonathan Williams (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Cole Skuse with a through ball.

12:33

Foul by Luke Hyam (Ipswich Town).

12:33

Oscar Gobern (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11:47

Attempt missed. Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

10:20

Offside, Huddersfield Town. Alex Smithies tries a through ball, but Nahki Wells is caught offside.

9:55

Foul by Luke Hyam (Ipswich Town).

9:55

Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9:27

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Oliver Norwood.

9:09

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Paul Dixon.

6:17

Jonathan Williams (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

6:17

Foul by Oscar Gobern (Huddersfield Town).

5:27 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Huddersfield Town 0, Ipswich Town 1. Paul Anderson (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

5:12

Attempt saved. Jonathan Williams (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Stephen Hunt.

3:58

Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:58

Foul by Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town).

2:38

Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2:38

Foul by Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town).

1:07

Attempt saved. Jonathan Williams (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Daryl Murphy with a cross.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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