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Ipswich Town 0-0 Blackpool

Faris Haroun

Ipswich missed out on a chance to move into the Championship play-off places as they were held at home by Blackpool.

Mick McCarthy's side failed to make an impression on the Tangerines, who are without a league win in 14 matches and are yet to replace Paul Ince as boss.

Blackpool's Faris Haroun twice came close to breaking the deadlock but his shots were saved by Scott Loach.

The stalemate means Ipswich are two points behind sixth-placed Reading, who play QPR on Sunday.

Blackpool are now winless in 15 games, having also been beaten 2-1 by Bolton in the FA Cup, and have only won one game since 2 November in all competitions.

But interim boss Barry Ferguson has drawn three of his five games in charge.

Ipswich were on top before Haroun's chances as Daryl Murphy was denied by Blackpool keeper Matt Gilks and David McGoldrick's header narrowly missed the near post after a Luke Chambers cross.

But Blackpool finished in the ascendancy as they increased their gap to the relegation zone to 11 points.

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Post-match: Ipswich manager McCarthy

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy: "We started really well, had the best chances but didn't take them. The game then developed into a scrap but the conditions were not great.

"We could have won it, but we could have lost it. We probably shaded it, but we didn't play well enough to win the game. They are fighting for their lives and Blackpool have been on a bad run. But they are fighting for Barry Ferguson and they are no mugs."

Blackpool interim player-manager Barry Ferguson on his future: "If I get the job, I really don't think I will be playing. People have done both jobs [at the same time] but I don't think I can do it.

"I made the decision not to play and stay on the sidelines, and the squad is becoming strong enough to cope. I am putting a new system in place and I want my team to be attack-minded. The commitment and effort has been there from the start, but in the games against Nottingham Forest and Ipswich we have also shown quality and belief."

Line-ups

Ipswich

  • 1Loach
  • 4Chambers
  • 3Cresswell
  • 8Skuse
  • 6Berra
  • 5Smith
  • 16GreenSubstituted forAndersonat 71'minutes
  • 19HyamSubstituted forTabbat 11'minutes
  • 9Murphy
  • 10McGoldrick
  • 12HuntSubstituted forEbanks-Blakeat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Anderson
  • 15Mings
  • 18Tabb
  • 24Richardson
  • 27Ebanks-Blake
  • 35Nouble
  • 38Crowe

Blackpool

  • 1Gilks
  • 2McMahon
  • 3RobinsonSubstituted forHallidayat 12'minutes
  • 4PerkinsBooked at 67mins
  • 5MackenzieBooked at 50mins
  • 6Broadfoot
  • 15HarounBooked at 33mins
  • 31Martínez
  • 9DaviesSubstituted forFullerat 63'minutes
  • 24KeoghSubstituted forGoodwillieat 64'minutes
  • 33Dobbie

Substitutes

  • 8Chopra
  • 14Halliday
  • 17Basham
  • 19Fuller
  • 20Cathcart
  • 25Goodwillie
  • 39Grandin
Referee:
Mark Haywood
Attendance:
16,010

Match Stats

Home TeamIpswichAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home13
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Ipswich Town 0, Blackpool 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ipswich Town 0, Blackpool 0.

Attempt missed. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Aaron Cresswell with a cross.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Gary Mackenzie.

Attempt blocked. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jay Tabb with a cross.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Ángel.

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

Foul by Ricardo Fuller (Blackpool).

Attempt missed. Stephen Dobbie (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Faris Haroun.

Attempt saved. Faris Haroun (Blackpool) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by David Goodwillie.

Attempt missed. David Goodwillie (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Andrew Halliday with a cross.

Foul by Sylvain Ebanks-Blake (Ipswich Town).

Andrew Halliday (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Tommy Smith.

Attempt blocked. Stephen Dobbie (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ángel.

Offside, Blackpool. Anthony McMahon tries a through ball, but Gary Mackenzie is caught offside.

Foul by Paul Anderson (Ipswich Town).

Andrew Halliday (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Sylvain Ebanks-Blake replaces Stephen Hunt.

Attempt blocked. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Cole Skuse.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Paul Anderson replaces Paul Green because of an injury.

Offside, Blackpool. Matthew Gilks tries a through ball, but David Goodwillie is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Jay Tabb (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Daryl Murphy.

Booking

David Perkins (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by David Perkins (Blackpool).

Jay Tabb (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by David Goodwillie (Blackpool).

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

Foul by Ángel (Blackpool).

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. David Goodwillie replaces Andrew Keogh.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Ricardo Fuller replaces Steve Davies.

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

Foul by Steve Davies (Blackpool).

Offside, Ipswich Town. Cole Skuse tries a through ball, but David McGoldrick is caught offside.

Offside, Blackpool. Andrew Halliday tries a through ball, but Steve Davies is caught offside.

Foul by Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town).

Andrew Halliday (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Daryl Murphy with a headed pass.

Jay Tabb (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leicester30214554302467
2Burnley311612347252260
3QPR29168536211556
4Derby30167758401855
5Nottm Forest301412450302054
6Reading30138947351247
7Brighton30121083225746
8Ipswich31111284334945
9Wigan29127103328543
10Blackburn30111093735243
11Leeds30126124339442
12Watford30101194437741
13Huddersfield31117134042-240
14Middlesbrough31912104136539
15Bournemouth3099123750-1336
16Blackpool31811122842-1435
17Sheff Wed29712103637-133
18Birmingham3189143740-333
19Bolton31612133549-1430
20Doncaster3179152847-1930
21Millwall31610153159-2828
22Charlton2859142338-1524
23Barnsley29411142949-2023
24Yeovil2956182647-2121
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