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Ipswich Town 0-0 Brighton & Hove Albion

Mick McCarthy and Chris Hughton
There was little to excite either manager in a game of few chances at Portman Road

Ipswich failed to score for the third successive league game as they played out a goalless draw with Brighton.

It was also Town's second successive goalless draw at home, while Brighton were unable to extend a three-game winning run and climb into the top two.

Dale Stephens was dismissed in the closing 10 minutes for the Seagulls for a second booking when he fouled Jonathan Douglas on the halfway line.

Douglas did have the ball in the net in the first half, but was ruled offside.

Ipswich have now scored just four times in their past nine Championship games, but have kept three successive clean sheets at home.

The closest Mick McCarthy's side came to breaking the deadlock were long-range shots before half-time from both Cole Skuse and Jonas Knudsen.

But neither really troubled David Stockdale in the Brighton goal on a relatively quiet night for the former Ipswich loanee.

Brighton's best chance fell to centre-back Shane Duffy on the hour, but the former Blackburn man failed to keep his shot from 12 yards under the crossbar.

Line-ups

Ipswich

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 33Bialkowski
  • 29EmmanuelBooked at 84mins
  • 4ChambersBooked at 59mins
  • 6Berra
  • 3Knudsen
  • 22DouglasBooked at 61mins
  • 8Skuse
  • 18WardSubstituted forBishopat 79'minutes
  • 17BruSubstituted forGrantat 66'minutes
  • 27LawrenceBooked at 24mins
  • 9BestSubstituted forSearsat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Gerken
  • 7Bishop
  • 14Digby
  • 20Sears
  • 23Dozzell
  • 28Grant
  • 30Kenlock

Brighton

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Stockdale
  • 2Bruno
  • 22Duffy
  • 5Dunk
  • 12Pocognoli
  • 11Knockaert
  • 6StephensBooked at 82mins
  • 21NorwoodBooked at 37mins
  • 8SkalakSubstituted forMurphyat 72'minutes
  • 17MurrayBooked at 90mins
  • 10HemedSubstituted forSidwellat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Mäenpää
  • 9Baldock
  • 14Sidwell
  • 15Murphy
  • 18Goldson
  • 19Manu
  • 42Hunt
Referee:
Andy Davies
Attendance:
15,228

Match Stats

Home TeamIpswichAway TeamBrighton
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home11
Away5
Shots on Target
Home2
Away0
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Ipswich Town 0, Brighton and Hove Albion 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Ipswich Town 0, Brighton and Hove Albion 0.

  3. Booking

    Glenn Murray (Brighton and Hove Albion) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town).

  5. Post update

    Glenn Murray (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Tom Lawrence (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Cole Skuse.

  7. Post update

    Teddy Bishop (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Oliver Norwood (Brighton and Hove Albion).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Glenn Murray (Brighton and Hove Albion).

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jonas Knudsen (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Lawrence with a cross.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Sébastien Pocognoli.

  14. Post update

    Joshua Emmanuel (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Sébastien Pocognoli (Brighton and Hove Albion).

  16. Booking

    Joshua Emmanuel (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Joshua Emmanuel (Ipswich Town).

  18. Post update

    Jamie Murphy (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Dale Stephens (Brighton and Hove Albion) for a bad foul.

  20. Post update

    Jonathan Douglas (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Huddersfield10712138522
2Norwich96211610620
3Brighton10532126618
4Brentford10523189917
5Bristol City105231711617
6Birmingham10451139417
7Sheff Wed105231212017
8Reading105231114-317
9Newcastle95131771016
10Barnsley105142014616
11Wolves104331412215
12Fulham10352911-214
13Ipswich1034388013
14Leeds104151012-213
15Nottm Forest103341820-212
16QPR103341216-412
17Aston Villa101721010010
18Burton102441416-210
19Preston103161014-410
20Derby1023559-49
21Wigan102261214-28
22Blackburn102261219-78
23Cardiff10226817-98
24Rotherham101361124-136
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