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Ipswich Town 1-3 Brentford

Brentford midfielder Sam Saunders
Sam Saunders sets Brentford on their way to a comfortable win at Ipswich

Brentford lost Alan Judge to a broken leg as they all but ended the play-off hopes of 10-man Ipswich Town.

Midfielder Judge was carried off on a stretcher with his right leg in a brace after a second-minute tackle for which midfielder Luke Hyam was booked.

Sam Saunders put the Bees ahead before Hyam was sent off in first-half injury time, reacting to Ryan Woods' tackle.

Lasse Vibe scored twice in five minutes, with Liam Feeney's late strike for Ipswich a consolation.

A Brentford statement read: "Alan has now been transferred to a London hospital where he will be managed by the leading lower limb consultant in the country.

"The nature of his management and long-term prognosis cannot be speculated on at this time.

"However, it should be stated that a full recovery is not in question."

Mick McCarthy's Ipswich have now won only once in seven games, leaving them eight points behind sixth-placed Sheffield Wednesday.

Brentford's win was their first at Portman Road, and first against Ipswich on any ground since 1955.

Judge, who could now be a major doubt for the Republic of Ireland squad at this summer's European Championship, was given oxygen in a near 10-minute delay following Hyam's challenge.

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SMITH POST IPSWICH

His replacement, Konstantin Kerschbaumer, set up the opener after half an hour, dispossessing Cole Skuse in midfield - Ipswich's claims for a free-kick were waived away - before passing to Saunders, who swept home.

Ipswich's prospects were further dented in first-half injury time when Hyam reacted badly to Woods' tackle, and his push resulted in a red card.

In the second half, Brentford made the extra man count, as Vibe scored his fourth and fifth goals in the past three games.

The first came via a deft header from a Maxime Colin cross and the second four minutes later, Vibe winning the ball from Christophe Berra before slotting beyond Bartosz Bialkowski.

Freddie Sears missed a golden chance to reduce the arrears when he blazed wide from close range, but the Tractor Boys halted a run of three games without scoring when Feeney finished calmly from David McGoldrick's pass for his first Ipswich goal.

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy:

"Anything that could go wrong went wrong. I am disappointed that Dean felt it should be a red. I didn't even think it was a yellow.

"But I do feel very sorry for Judgy. He is a great kid and a lovely player. The injury actually affected us more than them and especially Luke Hyam as his game is about winning tackles.

"Luke apologised. He is sicker than any of us. I was going to take him off at half-time and in hindsight I should have taken him off sooner."

Brentford boss Dean Smith:

"Alan Judge has gone to hospital and I am just hoping it is not as bad as I fear. I heard something but I am hoping it was a shinpad rather than the crack of a bone. It was a naughty tackle and should have been a red card.

"We have had a tough run of injuries lately so to win again and score three goals again is pleasing. Even when it was eleven against eleven, we always looked the most likely to score.

"I am proud of my players for keeping their discipline and then creating good opportunities in the second half."

Line-ups

Ipswich

  • 33Bialkowski
  • 44Foley
  • 4Chambers
  • 6Berra
  • 3Knudsen
  • 7Maitland-NilesSubstituted forDouglasat 45'minutes
  • 19HyamBooked at 45mins
  • 8Skuse
  • 15PringleSubstituted forMcGoldrickat 45'minutes
  • 20Sears
  • 42VarneyBooked at 57minsSubstituted forFeeneyat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Gerken
  • 5Smith
  • 10McGoldrick
  • 11Pitman
  • 12Feeney
  • 17Bru
  • 22Douglas

Brentford

  • 27Button
  • 2Colin
  • 6Dean
  • 29Barbet
  • 3Bidwell
  • 47CanosSubstituted forGogiaat 74'minutes
  • 12McCormack
  • 15WoodsBooked at 45mins
  • 7SaundersSubstituted forHoganat 82'minutes
  • 18JudgeSubstituted forKerschbaumerat 8'minutes
  • 21Vibe

Substitutes

  • 9Hogan
  • 16Bonham
  • 17Kerschbaumer
  • 22O'Connell
  • 24Gogia
  • 36Clarke
  • 38Ferry
Referee:
Phil Gibbs
Attendance:
18,845

Match Stats

Home TeamIpswichAway TeamBrentford
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home13
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Ipswich Town 1, Brentford 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ipswich Town 1, Brentford 3.

Attempt missed. Jake Bidwell (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt blocked. Lasse Vibe (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Woods.

Goal!

Goal! Ipswich Town 1, Brentford 3. Liam Feeney (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the centre of the goal. Assisted by David McGoldrick.

Attempt missed. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Liam Feeney following a set piece situation.

Liam Feeney (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Maxime Colin (Brentford).

Attempt missed. Liam Feeney (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by David McGoldrick.

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

Foul by Akaki Gogia (Brentford).

Attempt missed. Freddie Sears (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jonas Knudsen with a through ball.

Attempt missed. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right following a set piece situation.

David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Harlee Dean (Brentford).

Foul by David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town).

Alan McCormack (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Scott Hogan replaces Sam Saunders.

Attempt missed. Lasse Vibe (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Konstantin Kerschbaumer following a fast break.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Akaki Gogia.

Hand ball by Alan McCormack (Brentford).

Offside, Ipswich Town. Freddie Sears tries a through ball, but David McGoldrick is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Konstantin Kerschbaumer (Brentford) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lasse Vibe.

Hand ball by David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town).

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Harlee Dean.

Attempt blocked. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Liam Feeney with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Freddie Sears (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jonas Knudsen.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Liam Feeney replaces Luke Varney.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Akaki Gogia replaces Sergi Canos because of an injury.

Delay in match Sergi Canos (Brentford) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Lasse Vibe (Brentford) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Sam Saunders (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ryan Woods.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Maxime Colin.

Attempt blocked. Freddie Sears (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jonas Knudsen with a cross.

Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Konstantin Kerschbaumer (Brentford).

Goal!

Goal! Ipswich Town 0, Brentford 3. Lasse Vibe (Brentford) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Ipswich Town 0, Brentford 2. Lasse Vibe (Brentford) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Maxime Colin with a cross.

Attempt missed. Lasse Vibe (Brentford) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

goal

As It Stood

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3Brighton402015556381875
4Hull4020101056292770
5Derby411913960382270
6Sheff Wed411814960411968
7Cardiff411615105244863
8Ipswich411612134747060
9Birmingham401611134539659
10Preston411414133939056
11QPR411316125248455
12Wolves411314144852-453
13Brentford40157185761-452
14Reading401312154546-151
15Leeds401115143949-1048
16Blackburn411114163940-147
17Fulham411114166367-447
18Bristol City411211184564-1947
19Huddersfield411210195459-546
20Nottm Forest401113163541-646
21Rotherham41137215164-1346
22MK Dons41910223459-2537
23Charlton41812213772-3536
24Bolton41414233876-3826
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