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Ipswich Town 3-2 Milton Keynes Dons

Luke Varney
Luke Varney scored his first goal of the season

Luke Varney's late winner secured Ipswich's first win in eight games, despite Alex Revell's brace for already-relegated MK Dons.

David McGoldrick volleyed in his first goal since August to put Ipswich ahead.

Revell, who recently saved a penalty as an emergency goalkeeper against Preston, levelled from the spot.

Brett Pitman's glancing header restored Ipswich's lead, and Revell poked home Josh Murphy's free-kick to equalise before Varney's header sealed victory.

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy: "It was exciting for both sets of fans but frustrating for me.

"We have already started thinking about next season - that is an ongoing process."

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson: "It was disappointing for us but it summed up our whole season. We were good but also poor in certain key areas.

"It has been a massive learning curve. Some of these players deserve to be in the Championship but some don't and that is why we are where we are."

Line-ups

Ipswich

  • 1Gerken
  • 29Emmanuel
  • 5SmithBooked at 87mins
  • 6Berra
  • 30Kenlock
  • 27BishopSubstituted forPitmanat 62'minutes
  • 8Skuse
  • 17Bru
  • 12FeeneySubstituted forVarneyat 75'minutes
  • 10McGoldrick
  • 20Sears

Substitutes

  • 11Pitman
  • 19Hyam
  • 26McDonnell
  • 33Bialkowski
  • 37Digby
  • 42Varney
  • 44Foley

MK Dons

  • 29Burns
  • 21Baldock
  • 40Long
  • 16Walsh
  • 3Lewington
  • 8Potter
  • 14CarruthersSubstituted forBakerat 66'minutes
  • 17PowellBooked at 35mins
  • 9BowditchSubstituted forMaynardat 78'minutes
  • 31Murphy
  • 18RevellSubstituted forFurlongat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5McFadzean
  • 7Baker
  • 12Spence
  • 28Maynard
  • 32Kasumu
  • 33Jackson
  • 34Furlong
Referee:
Keith Stroud
Attendance:
19,631

Match Stats

Home TeamIpswichAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home17
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home16
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Ipswich Town 3, MK Dons 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ipswich Town 3, MK Dons 2.

Foul by David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town).

Carl Baker (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Ipswich Town 3, MK Dons 2. Luke Varney (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Myles Kenlock with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Connor Furlong replaces Alex Revell.

Booking

Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town).

Josh Murphy (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt blocked. Carl Baker (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Josh Murphy.

Dean Lewington (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town).

Attempt missed. Kevin Bru (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Brett Pitman.

Foul by Joe Walsh (MK Dons).

Kevin Bru (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Nicky Maynard replaces Dean Bowditch.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Luke Varney replaces Liam Feeney.

Goal!

Goal! Ipswich Town 2, MK Dons 2. Alex Revell (MK Dons) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Josh Murphy following a set piece situation.

George Baldock (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town).

Attempt missed. Kevin Bru (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Brett Pitman.

Foul by Dean Bowditch (MK Dons).

Myles Kenlock (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Ipswich Town 2, MK Dons 1. Brett Pitman (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kevin Bru with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Dean Lewington (MK Dons).

Liam Feeney (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Hand ball by Kevin Bru (Ipswich Town).

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Carl Baker replaces Samir Carruthers.

Attempt missed. Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Kevin Bru with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Joe Walsh.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by George Baldock.

Attempt missed. Freddie Sears (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by David McGoldrick.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Brett Pitman replaces Teddy Bishop.

Samir Carruthers (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town).

Attempt missed. Teddy Bishop (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Offside, MK Dons. Dean Lewington tries a through ball, but Alex Revell is caught offside.

Foul by Samir Carruthers (MK Dons).

Joshua Emmanuel (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Samir Carruthers (MK Dons) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dean Bowditch.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Middlesbrough452610962303288
2Burnley442415568353387
3Brighton442415570403087
4Hull4523111164343080
5Derby442114965412477
6Sheff Wed451917965432274
7Cardiff451716125550567
8Ipswich451715135251166
9Birmingham451614155248462
10Brentford45188196766162
11Preston451516144444061
12Leeds451416154957-858
13QPR441318135353057
14Wolves451316165157-655
15Blackburn451216174345-252
16Reading451313195156-552
17Nottm Forest451216174146-552
18Bristol City451313195470-1652
19Huddersfield451312205865-751
20Rotherham451310225266-1449
21Fulham451115196579-1448
22Charlton45913234077-3740
23MK Dons45912243867-2939
24Bolton45515254180-3930
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