Ipswich Town 2-1 Huddersfield Town

Daryl Murphy

Daryl Murphy scored late on as Ipswich came from behind to beat Huddersfield.

James Vaughan missed a penalty but Huddersfield took the lead in the first half when Danny Ward finished from Adam Hammill's cross.

Ipswich equalised early in the second half courtesy of David McGoldrick's left-footed finish.

The hosts then secured all three points when Murphy headed in during the final minute to make it three wins from three for Ipswich.

They move up to ninth in the Championship with 29 points, two off the play-off places.

Huddersfield, meanwhile, are 11th with 26 points.

The visitors had arrived at Portman Road looking for their fourth successive win and it was a confident start by Mark Robins' men.

Mick McCarthy

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Post-match: Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy

Oliver Norwood shot over before Ward forced Ipswich keeper Dean Gerken into a smart save.

Huddersfield should have been ahead midway through the first half when Christophe Berra brought down Vaughan inside the area, but the striker's spot kick was saved by Gerken.

However, 10 minutes before the break, they were ahead when Hammill broke to the by-line and crossed for Ward to finish.

Hammill then smashed a shot against the underside of the bar as Huddersfield pressed for a second, but Ipswich levelled soon after the restart when McGoldrick was picked out inside the area by Cole Skuse's fine ball and he made no mistake.

Huddersfield substitute Sean Scannell had a shot deflected wide but the game looked to be heading for a draw before Murphy headed in from Aaron Cresswell's free kick.

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy: "I thought it was a great result and a fair one.

"It was a bit touch-and-go either way. I didn't think it was a penalty in the first half - so James Vaughan got his just desserts.

"But we showed a great response to their goal and we have a great spirit at the club. People care about their mates, the team and the club."

Huddersfield manager Mark Robins: "The Championship is full of diverse teams who offer different things, but we coped with what Ipswich offered.

"We could have been 3-0 up at half-time and it wouldn't have been embarrassing.

"But we lost because we gave the ball away, the referee gave them two chances at the free-kick and we didn't pick them up."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Burnley1911621739
2QPR1911621239
3Leicester1912251038
4Derby1910451434
5Nottm Forest19874731
6Reading19874631
7Blackpool19874231
8Leeds19937630
9Ipswich19856629
10Brighton19775628
11Huddersfield19757226
12Watford19676325
13Blackburn19667024
14Wigan18648-122
15Bolton19577-322
16Bournemouth19649-1222
17Millwall19568-1421
18Middlesbrough19487020
19Birmingham19559-220
20Doncaster19559-1420
21Charlton19469-718
22Yeovil194411-1016
23Sheff Wed18288-914
24Barnsley193511-1914
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