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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.

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."

Line-ups

Ipswich

Formation 4-3-3

  • 22Gerken
  • 4Chambers
  • 3Cresswell
  • 19Hyam
  • 6Berra
  • 5Smith
  • 8SkuseSubstituted forTabbat 68'minutes
  • 16Tunnicliffe
  • 9Murphy
  • 10McGoldrickSubstituted forMingsat 90+3'minutes
  • 35NoubleSubstituted forGrahamat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Loach
  • 7Edwards
  • 11Anderson
  • 12Hunt
  • 15Mings
  • 17Graham
  • 18Tabb

Huddersfield

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Smithies
  • 27Smith
  • 3Dixon
  • 8Clayton
  • 39GerrardBooked at 90mins
  • 33Lynch
  • 12Hammill
  • 6HoggSubstituted forHolmesat 90+1'minutes
  • 9Vaughan
  • 4Norwood
  • 11WardSubstituted forScannellat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Woods
  • 7Scannell
  • 10Gobern
  • 13Bennett
  • 15M Wallace
  • 38Holmes
  • 44Bunn
Referee:
Garry Sutton
Attendance:
15,386

Match Stats

Home TeamIpswichAway TeamHuddersfield
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home12
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home2
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Ipswich Town 2, Huddersfield Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Ipswich Town 2, Huddersfield Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Ipswich Town. Jay Tabb tries a through ball, but Daryl Murphy is caught offside.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Ipswich Town. Tyrone Mings replaces David McGoldrick.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Duane Holmes replaces Jonathan Hogg.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Cresswell (Ipswich Town).

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Ipswich Town 2, Huddersfield Town 1. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner following a set piece situation.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town).

  12. Post update

    Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Luke Hyam (Ipswich Town).

  17. Post update

    Hand ball by David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town).

  18. Post update

    Offside, Ipswich Town. Daryl Murphy tries a through ball, but Jordan Graham is caught offside.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Ipswich Town. Jordan Graham replaces Frank Nouble.

  20. Post update

    Offside, Huddersfield Town. Adam Clayton tries a through ball, but James Vaughan is caught offside.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burnley19116230131739
2QPR19116222101239
3Leicester19122531211038
4Derby19104540261434
5Nottm Forest198742922731
6Reading198742822631
7Blackpool198742321231
8Leeds199372923630
9Ipswich198563024629
10Brighton197752418628
11Huddersfield197572523226
12Watford196763027325
13Blackburn196672222024
14Wigan186481920-122
15Bolton195772023-322
16Bournemouth196492436-1222
17Millwall195682337-1421
18Middlesbrough194873030020
19Birmingham195592426-220
20Doncaster195591731-1420
21Charlton194691623-718
22Yeovil1944111626-1016
23Sheff Wed182882029-914
24Barnsley1935111837-1914
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