Ipswich Town 1-0 Burnley

Michael Chopra's goal gave Ipswich their fifth successive home victory as Burnley's winless run was extended to six games.

Ipswich dominated from start to finish, with Chopra lashing home from a rebound early in the second half.

Burnley goalkeeper Lee Grant made several saves to keep his side in it, with Danny Lafferty's header the closest the Clarets came to scoring.

Ipswich's Grant Leadbitter saw red late on for a second bookable offence.

Paul Jewell

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Jewell praises 'poacher' Chopra

But that was the only negative for Paul Jewell's side, for whom the narrow scoreline was an injustice.

The tone was set when Leadbitter's shot was charged down by Burnley defender David Edgar and, after Lafferty's effort went wide, it was one-way traffic.

Lee Bowyer forced Grant into action before the break, then, after half-time, Grant was again called on to deny Leadbitter from 30 yards, while Jay Emmanuel-Thomas fired wide.

Ipswich finally got the goal they deserved nine minutes after the interval.

Lee Martin's shot was beaten away by Grant, but the visiting keeper could do nothing when Chopra followed up from six yards.

Emmanuel-Thomas, Leadbitter and Lee Martin all had chances to extend the Town lead, but, in the end, despite Leadbitter seeing a second yellow for a foul on Marvin Bartley, one goal was all Ipswich needed.

Ipswich manager Paul Jewell: "The first half was scrappy and we just couldn't pass the ball. But in the second I thought we were excellent.

"We created a lot of chances, played with a lot of energy and quality and it should have been more than 1-0.

"I can't remember them having too many opportunities in the second half, if any at all, and the final score definitely flattered them.

"Michael's got 14 goals now and some of his movement was excellent. He's not just a good finisher - he's a good player."

Burnley boss Eddie Howe: "I felt confident at half-time that we could go out and cause them more problems. But the second half was really disappointing and we didn't get going.

"We lacked our usual spark and zip and looked flat. Ipswich deservedly won the game because we were well below par in the second half, which was hugely frustrating.

"We've had a lot of games with a small squad, but we're better than that."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (4)

Ipswich

  • 32 McCarthy
  • 03 Cresswell
  • 05 Delaney
  • 20 Smith
  • 06 Leadbitter Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 07 Edwards
  • 08 Bowyer Booked
  • 09 E'-Thomas
  • 11 Martin
  • 10 Chopra (Sonko - 90' )
  • 27 Murphy

Substitutes

  • 12 Lee-Barrett
  • 22 Carson
  • 31 Sonko
  • 16 Stevenson
  • 17 Drury

Burnley

  • 01 Grant
  • 02 Trippier
  • 03 Lafferty (Mee - 53' )
  • 04 Duff
  • 15 Edgar
  • 06 McCann
  • 08 Marney (Wallace - 58' )
  • 11 Stanislas
  • 20 Bartley
  • 09 Rodriguez
  • 23 Austin (Paterson - 59' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Jensen
  • 36 Mee
  • 07 Wallace
  • 19 McQuoid
  • 10 Paterson
Ref: Linington
Att: 16,564

Match Stats

Shots

21 2

On target

13 0

Corners

11 1

Fouls

13 17

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:45 Full time

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

90:00 +3:01

Lee Martin takes the free kick.

90:00 +3:01 Substitution

Substitution Ibrahima Sonko comes on in place of Michael Chopra.

90:00 +3:01

Ben Mee challenges Jay Emmanuel-Thomas unfairly and gives away a free kick.

90:00 +2:21 Dismissal

Dismissal Grant Leadbitter is sent off by the referee for second bookable offence.

90:00 +1:39

The referee blows for offside. Alex McCarthy takes the free kick.

89:41

Michael Duff delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, clearance by Tommy Smith.

89:41 Booking

Booking Grant Leadbitter is given a yellow card.

89:18

Marvin Bartley fouled by Grant Leadbitter, the ref awards a free kick.

86:51

David Edgar fouled by Daryl Murphy, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Grant takes the direct free kick.

85:59

Kieran Trippier gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daryl Murphy. Grant Leadbitter takes the free kick.

84:10

Foul by Martin Paterson on Tommy Smith, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Aaron Cresswell.

81:07

Foul by Jay Rodriguez on Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, free kick awarded. Alex McCarthy restarts play with the free kick.

80:29

Corner taken by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas from the right by-line, save made by Lee Grant.

80:03

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Lee Bowyer, Jay Emmanuel-Thomas takes a shot. Lee Grant makes a save.

79:49

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas from the right by-line, Kieran Trippier manages to make a clearance.

79:19

Aaron Cresswell takes a shot. Save by Lee Grant.

79:05

Corner taken left-footed by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, clearance by Ben Mee.

78:37

Grant Leadbitter has an effort at goal from 35 yards. Save made by Lee Grant.

77:51

The assistant referee signals for offside against Junior Stanislas. Alex McCarthy takes the direct free kick.

77:37

Lee Martin challenges Chris McCann unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Chris McCann.

76:19

Centre by Kieran Trippier, Carlos Edwards makes a clearance.

74:26

David Edgar gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Damien Delaney. Carlos Edwards takes the free kick.

69:21

David Edgar has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

68:20

The ball is swung over by Lee Martin.

66:45

Foul by Martin Paterson on Lee Bowyer, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Michael Chopra.

66:30

Shot by Grant Leadbitter. Blocked by Kieran Trippier.

66:07

Lee Martin takes a shot. Blocked by Chris McCann.

65:05

Unfair challenge on Martin Paterson by Tommy Smith results in a free kick. David Edgar restarts play with the free kick.

63:21

The ball is delivered by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, save made by Lee Grant.

62:41

Chris McCann concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Bowyer. Carlos Edwards takes the free kick.

60:02

Corner taken left-footed by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas from the right by-line, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas misses to the right of the target.

57:54 Substitution

Substitution Charlie Austin leaves the field to be replaced by Martin Paterson.

57:54 Substitution

Substitution Ross Wallace on for Dean Marney.

56:07

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas takes a shot and missed to the left of the goal.

54:28

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dean Marney by Lee Martin. Kieran Trippier restarts play with the free kick.

53:15

Assist by Lee Martin.

53:15 Goal scored

Goal! - Michael Chopra - Ipswich 1 - 0 Burnley Goal scored by Michael Chopra from close range high into the middle of the goal. Ipswich 1-0 Burnley.

52:51

Lee Martin takes a shot. Save made by Lee Grant.

52:03 Substitution

Substitution Ben Mee comes on in place of Danny Lafferty.

50:10

Foul by Grant Leadbitter on Chris McCann, free kick awarded. Chris McCann takes the direct free kick.

49:14

Foul by Charlie Austin on Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Grant Leadbitter.

48:10

Effort from inside the area by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas misses to the left of the target.

47:14

Shot from 30 yards by Grant Leadbitter. Lee Grant makes a fantastic save.

46:24

Marvin Bartley concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Bowyer. Free kick taken by Grant Leadbitter.

46:14

Lee Martin concedes a free kick for a foul on Kieran Trippier. Direct free kick taken by Lee Grant.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +2:03 Half time

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

43:24

Lee Martin sends in a cross, Daryl Murphy has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

42:40

A cross is delivered by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, Grant Leadbitter takes a shot. David Edgar gets a block in.

42:14

Unfair challenge on Dean Marney by Tommy Smith results in a free kick. Chris McCann restarts play with the free kick.

41:44

The ball is sent over by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, clearance made by David Edgar.

40:16

Corner taken by Junior Stanislas.

39:13

Corner taken by Grant Leadbitter from the right by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Aaron Cresswell misses to the right of the target.

38:58

Grant Leadbitter takes a shot. Blocked by David Edgar.

38:25

Corner taken by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.

37:52

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Grant Leadbitter, Chris McCann manages to make a clearance.

37:44

A cross is delivered by Daryl Murphy, Dean Marney manages to make a clearance.

34:41

Grant Leadbitter decides to take the corner short.

34:25

The ball is sent over by Lee Martin, Lee Bowyer takes a shot. Save made by Lee Grant.

33:07

Grant Leadbitter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jay Rodriguez. Lee Grant takes the direct free kick.

31:30

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Grant Leadbitter, Kieran Trippier fouled by Damien Delaney, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Lee Grant.

29:52

A cross is delivered by Kieran Trippier, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Danny Lafferty misses to the left of the goal.

29:52 Booking

Booking Lee Bowyer goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

29:30

Unfair challenge on Junior Stanislas by Lee Bowyer results in a free kick.

28:32

The ball is sent over by Michael Chopra, Kieran Trippier manages to make a clearance.

28:09

The ball is swung over by Jay Rodriguez, save by Alex McCarthy.

27:36

The referee penalises Michael Chopra for handball. Free kick taken by David Edgar.

26:38

Danny Lafferty fouled by Lee Martin, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Junior Stanislas, Aaron Cresswell manages to make a clearance.

25:38

Effort on goal by Lee Bowyer from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

25:04

A cross is delivered by Jay Rodriguez, Aaron Cresswell manages to make a clearance.

24:38

Jay Rodriguez challenges Alex McCarthy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alex McCarthy takes the direct free kick.

21:51

Foul by Chris McCann on Grant Leadbitter, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Damien Delaney from right channel, Kieran Trippier manages to make a clearance.

19:17

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jay Rodriguez. Alex McCarthy takes the direct free kick.

17:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Duff by Lee Martin. Kieran Trippier takes the direct free kick.

16:42

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Daryl Murphy, Tommy Smith delivers the ball, Kieran Trippier manages to make a clearance.

16:35

Carlos Edwards produces a cross, clearance made by Chris McCann.

15:22

Lee Martin has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

14:43

Charlie Austin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aaron Cresswell. Direct free kick taken by Tommy Smith.

13:50

Marvin Bartley crosses the ball, Damien Delaney manages to make a clearance.

11:52

Grant Leadbitter takes a shot. David Edgar gets a block in.

11:37

Foul by David Edgar on Daryl Murphy, free kick awarded. Carlos Edwards takes the free kick.

10:41

Unfair challenge on Lee Bowyer by Chris McCann results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Carlos Edwards.

8:24

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris McCann on Lee Bowyer. Direct free kick taken by Lee Bowyer.

6:07

A cross is delivered by Daryl Murphy, Michael Chopra has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

4:59

Foul by Dean Marney on Lee Bowyer, free kick awarded. Shot on goal comes in from Jay Emmanuel-Thomas from the free kick, blocked by Chris McCann.

3:17

Dean Marney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jay Emmanuel-Thomas. Free kick taken by Carlos Edwards.

1:45

Michael Chopra is caught offside. Lee Grant takes the free kick.

0:35

The referee blows for offside against Jay Rodriguez. Indirect free kick taken by Alex McCarthy.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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