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Burnley 1-0 Ipswich Town

Ipswich Town's play-off ambitions have ended after defeat by promoted Burnley.

Realistically, only a victory would have preserved the slim promotion hopes of Mick McCarthy's side but this loss leaves them four points adrift of sixth place with one game remaining.

Chances were scarce for either side at Turf Moor.

But Burnley earned their 26th win of the term when Michael Kightly rolled in to an unguarded net after Dean Gerken had denied Danny Ings.

Given that their Premier League status for next season is confirmed and the title is now out of reach, Burnley might have been expected to allow their ferocious intensity to drop just a little.

But that would be to misunderstand the side Sean Dyche has assembled.

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Mick McCarthy: Ipswich Town manager on Burnley defeat

They were afforded two days off after clinching promotion with victory over Wigan on Easter Monday but the hosts' characteristic desire was not dimmed.

Kightly's goal, after 54 minutes, epitomised that.

Twice Burnley players won challenges in midfield before Ashley Barnes flicked the ball into the path of Ings. He veered past Luke Chambers and, although Gerken blocked his effort, Kightly was on hand to guide the loose ball into an unguarded net.

Until then, clear openings had been scarce for Burnley. Ings posed problems with a couple of efforts from the edge of the area, while Scott Arfield appeared to be impeded by Chambers as he strained to reach a Kightly cross.

Indeed, the better opportunities had fallen to Ipswich. Kieran Trippier was forced to divert a Tommy Smith header over his own crossbar and Frazer Richardson volleyed wide after meeting a teasing Daryl Murphy cross.

Then, as McCarthy's men chased an equaliser, Paul Taylor's free-kick was palmed wide magnificently by Tom Heaton.

Yet for all Ipswich's endeavour to haul themselves back into the game, it was Burnley who came closest to scoring a second goal. Unsurprisingly Ings was involved, meeting Dean Marney's cross and cannoning an effort against the crossbar.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche:

"I believe in the way the players work. My personal belief is that if you do it right all of the time, then you don't need to flick that switch and turn it on.

"Tremendous credit to our group as it is difficult with all [the celebrations] going on. The focus on the game was absolutely spot on.

"That is a good thing because there is some of this group that will be competing in the division next year where there will be a lot of stuff going round and different protocols - maybe it was a tiny taster of that here."

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy:

"I thought our performance was very good up until conceding the goal. We were on top, but we missed that one tackle and it changes the course of the game.

"Without doubt, Burnley are outstandingly good value. They have deserved it, well done to them, and they should enjoy it and not listen to all the doom and gloom."

Line-ups

Burnley

  • 1Heaton
  • 2Trippier
  • 6Mee
  • 14Jones
  • 4Duff
  • 5Shackell
  • 19KightlySubstituted forStanislasat 63'minutes
  • 8Marney
  • 10IngsSubstituted forTreacyat 90+3'minutes
  • 30Barnes
  • 37ArfieldSubstituted forWallaceat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Wallace
  • 11Stanislas
  • 12Cisak
  • 15Edgar
  • 17Baird
  • 26Treacy
  • 28Long

Ipswich

  • 22Gerken
  • 4Chambers
  • 3Cresswell
  • 24RichardsonSubstituted forTaylorat 65'minutes
  • 6Berra
  • 5SmithBooked at 25mins
  • 16Green
  • 8Skuse
  • 9Murphy
  • 25WilliamsBooked at 82mins
  • 12HuntSubstituted forNoubleat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Loach
  • 15Mings
  • 18Tabb
  • 20Veseli
  • 26Taylor
  • 34Marriott
  • 35Nouble
Referee:
James Linington
Attendance:
14,574

Match Stats

Home TeamBurnleyAway TeamIpswich
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home15
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away9
Fouls
Home13
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Burnley 1, Ipswich Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burnley 1, Ipswich Town 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Keith Treacy replaces Danny Ings.
Foul by Ross Wallace (Burnley).
Jonathan Williams (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. David Jones (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Dean Marney with a cross.
Ross Wallace (Burnley) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Aaron Cresswell (Ipswich Town).
Attempt missed. Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) header from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by Paul Taylor with a cross.
Attempt missed. Frank Nouble (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jonathan Williams.
Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by David Jones.
Dean Marney (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Frank Nouble (Ipswich Town).
Attempt missed. Frank Nouble (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Paul Green with a headed pass.
Foul by Ashley Barnes (Burnley).
Paul Taylor (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Jonathan Williams (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Kieran Trippier (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jonathan Williams (Ipswich Town).
Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Tom Heaton.
Attempt saved. Paul Taylor (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.
Foul by Michael Duff (Burnley).
Paul Green (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Ben Mee.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town) because of an injury.
Danny Ings (Burnley) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Dean Marney with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Ross Wallace replaces Scott Arfield.
Offside, Burnley. David Jones tries a through ball, but Dean Marney is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Scott Arfield (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Attempt blocked. Danny Ings (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dean Marney.
Attempt blocked. Scott Arfield (Burnley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Kieran Trippier (Burnley) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Paul Taylor (Ipswich Town).
Ashley Barnes (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Frank Nouble replaces Stephen Hunt.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Paul Taylor replaces Frazer Richardson.
Foul by Junior Stanislas (Burnley).
Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Dean Marney (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town).
Foul by Dean Marney (Burnley).
Jonathan Williams (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Dean Marney (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Junior Stanislas replaces Michael Kightly.
Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Ben Mee.
Foul by Danny Ings (Burnley).
Paul Green (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt missed. Kieran Trippier (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.
David Jones (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Paul Green (Ipswich Town).
Attempt missed. Danny Ings (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Foul by Scott Arfield (Burnley).
Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Luke Chambers.
Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Kieran Trippier.

Goal!

Goal! Burnley 1, Ipswich Town 0. Michael Kightly (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.
Attempt saved. Danny Ings (Burnley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Heaton.
Attempt blocked. Jonathan Williams (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Daryl Murphy with a headed pass.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leicester4530963999
2Burnley45261453592
3Derby45259113284
4QPR452211121577
5Reading451913131470
6Wigan442010141370
7Brighton451815121469
8Blackburn45171612767
9Bournemouth45181215266
10Ipswich45171414565
11Nottm Forest45161712465
12Middlesbrough45151614961
13Watford441515141560
14Bolton45141615-158
15Leeds4516821-856
16Sheff Wed45131418-153
17Huddersfield45131121-1050
18Blackpool45111321-2546
19Charlton44111221-2545
20Millwall45101520-2945
21Doncaster45111123-3044
22Birmingham44111023-1543
23Barnsley4591224-3239
24Yeovil4581324-2837
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