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Ipswich Town 1-1 Brentford

Emyr Huws
Emyr Huws' second goal for Ipswich put the Tractor Boys in front

Ipswich were held to a fourth successive Championship draw as Brentford took a point at Portman Road.

Emyr Huws gave the home side the lead on 26 minutes with a controlled finish.

Brentford midfielder Nico Yennaris produced a fine equaliser to cap a flowing team move.

Sergi Canos had a shot cleared off the line for the Bees, while Cole Skuse forced Daniel Bentley into a save, but the game petered out to a draw, leaving Brentford 14th and Ipswich 15th.

The Bees went into the game after back-to-back wins over Sheffield Wednesday and Rotherham, but found themselves behind midway through the first half.

Tom Lawrence's cross into the area was brilliantly controlled by Huws, who sent a low shot from 10 yards past goalkeeper Bentley.

Lasse Vibe nearly hit back immediately, but his goalbound shot following Luke Chambers' mistake was blocked by Christophe Berra, before Romaine Sawyers fired a 20-yard shot just wide.

The visitors did level just before half-time with Yennaris capitalising on an intricate build-up involving Jota and Sawyers.

Myles Kenlock was on hand to hook the ball off the line after Canos' shot was partially blocked by Bartosz Bialkowski and Ipswich midfielder Skuse went close as both sides strove for a winner, but they remain separated by a single point.

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy: "Brentford were very good while we weren't particularly good with the ball. They deserved the point and probably deserved to win it.

"We have played a lot better in the last five matches and we probably deserved more points than we have got.

"But we scrapped and fought and eight weeks ago, we probably would have lost that 3-1 and I would have had a face like thunder.

"I know it has been five draws but it is another point after a tough old time. It is a measure of the lads that they stuck at it when in the past we would probably have been beaten."

Brentford boss Dean Smith: "We started quite well but then they took over and got the goal.

"We got back into it and scored a well-worked equaliser and then I thought we were the better team in the second half and looked most likely to win the game.

"It was a scrappy game but the pitch was slow and bobbly and doesn't help with any flowing football.

"We had a lot of pressure and ball, but perhaps we didn't have the quality in the final third."

Line-ups

Ipswich

Formation 3-5-2

  • 33Bialkowski
  • 4Chambers
  • 6Berra
  • 3Knudsen
  • 12Spence
  • 18WardSubstituted forDiagouragaat 57'minutes
  • 8Skuse
  • 44HuwsSubstituted forBruat 71'minutes
  • 30Kenlock
  • 27LawrenceSubstituted forMooreat 81'minutes
  • 10McGoldrick

Substitutes

  • 1Gerken
  • 5Smith
  • 11Pitman
  • 17Bru
  • 20Sears
  • 28Moore
  • 37Diagouraga

Brentford

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Bentley
  • 2Colin
  • 14Egan
  • 5BjellandSubstituted forBarbetat 56'minutes
  • 22Henry
  • 15Woods
  • 8Yennaris
  • 23Jota
  • 19Sawyers
  • 47CanosSubstituted forJozefzoonat 69'minutes
  • 21VibeSubstituted forShaibuat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Jozefzoon
  • 16Bonham
  • 17Kerschbaumer
  • 20Clarke
  • 29Barbet
  • 32Cole
  • 33Shaibu
Referee:
Scott Duncan
Attendance:
15,863

Match Stats

Home TeamIpswichAway TeamBrentford
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home8
Away15
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away10
Fouls
Home16
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Ipswich Town 1, Brentford 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Ipswich Town 1, Brentford 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Romaine Sawyers (Brentford).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Nico Yennaris (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Spence (Ipswich Town).

  7. Post update

    Ryan Woods (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Myles Kenlock (Ipswich Town).

  9. Post update

    Rico Henry (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Toumani Diagouraga (Ipswich Town).

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kevin Bru with a through ball.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Luke Chambers.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. John Egan (Brentford) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Romaine Sawyers following a corner.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Romaine Sawyers (Brentford) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jota following a corner.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Christophe Berra.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Justin Shaibu (Brentford) with an attempt from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Maxime Colin with a cross.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Ipswich Town. Kieffer Moore replaces Tom Lawrence.

  18. Post update

    Offside, Brentford. Nico Yennaris tries a through ball, but Justin Shaibu is caught offside.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town).

  20. Post update

    Florian Jozefzoon (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Newcastle35244769294076
2Brighton35218658312771
3Huddersfield3420594539665
4Leeds352041149351464
5Reading35196104946363
6Sheff Wed351871047341361
7Fulham341511859401956
8Norwich35157136053752
9Preston351410114744352
10Derby35149123832651
11Barnsley35148135350350
12Cardiff35137154851-346
13Aston Villa351112123538-345
14Brentford34128145149244
15Ipswich351013123643-743
16QPR35127163949-1043
17Birmingham351110143752-1543
18Nottm Forest35117174958-940
19Burton35910163447-1337
20Blackburn3499163950-1136
21Wolves3398164046-635
22Bristol City3597194452-834
23Wigan35710183041-1131
24Rotherham3545263279-4717
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