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Ipswich Town 2-0 Brentford

Martyn Waghorn
Martyn Waghorn has scored four goals in three Championship games this season for Ipswich

Ipswich Town made it four wins from four games in the Championship with victory over Brentford at Portman Road.

Martyn Waghorn gave Ipswich the lead against the run of play when he swept the ball past keeper Daniel Bentley.

Bartosz Bialkowski made two good saves before Nico Yennaris hit the bar and Florian Jozefzoon missed a free header as Brentford went close to equalising.

But Joe Garner doubled Town's lead with a powerful header from a corner to help Mick McCarthy's side clinch the win.

Ipswich had failed to win any of their past five Championship matches against Brentford, but goals from summer signings Waghorn and Garner saw them extend their 100% start to the season.

Waghorn has hit the ground running since joining from Rangers earlier this month and scored his fourth goal of the campaign, following good work from David McGoldrick.

Brentford had their chances, with Kamohelo Mokotjo and Ollie Watkins going close, but Garner's header, which was confirmed by goalline technology, ensured Ipswich kept pace with Cardiff City at the top of the Championship.

Former Rangers strike duo Waghorn and Garner have now scored a combined seven goals in just seven Championship appearances between them.

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy:

"It was a thoroughly professional performance against a very good side. Everyone put in a shift and I could praise everybody for their performance.

"Bart (Bialkowski) made the saves when needed and it was just a whole team performance.

"Last season we didn't look like scoring at all and we do this year. It's lovely for the lads, for me and the supporters to see goals go in. They are a threat and it's great to see."

Brentford boss Dean Smith:

"That's certainly the word I'd use at the moment, frustration. We made one mistake in the first half and they score. We should have been out of sight in the first half, we were excellent.

"We created a number of chances and didn't take them. I believe if we score when we're on top then we win the game comfortably.

"We have to keep believing in what we're doing. I'm optimistic, but I'm cautious that we're losing games which we shouldn't lose."

Line-ups

Ipswich

Formation 4-4-2

  • 33Bialkowski
  • 2Iorfa
  • 12Spence
  • 3Knudsen
  • 30KenlockBooked at 80mins
  • 9WaghornSubstituted forDownesat 69'minutes
  • 18Ward
  • 8Skuse
  • 20SearsSubstituted forRoweat 89'minutes
  • 10McGoldrickSubstituted forNydamat 84'minutes
  • 14Garner

Substitutes

  • 1Gerken
  • 11Celina
  • 17Rowe
  • 21Downes
  • 22Nydam
  • 37McDonnell
  • 39Woolfenden

Brentford

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Bentley
  • 22Dalsgaard
  • 6Dean
  • 29Barbet
  • 2Colin
  • 12Mokotjo
  • 8Yennaris
  • 7JozefzoonSubstituted forClarkeat 78'minutes
  • 19SawyersBooked at 40mins
  • 11Watkins
  • 9MaupayBooked at 45minsSubstituted forVibeat 62'minutesSubstituted forArchibaldat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Bjelland
  • 14Egan
  • 20Clarke
  • 21Vibe
  • 25Archibald
  • 28Daniels
  • 35Westbrooke
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
15,348

Match Stats

Home TeamIpswichAway TeamBrentford
Possession
Home35%
Away65%
Shots
Home5
Away22
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away11
Fouls
Home14
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Ipswich Town 2, Brentford 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Ipswich Town 2, Brentford 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Grant Ward.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Flynn Downes (Ipswich Town).

  6. Post update

    Theo Archibald (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Jonas Knudsen (Ipswich Town).

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Ipswich Town. Danny M. Rowe replaces Freddie Sears.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Romaine Sawyers (Brentford) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Josh Clarke.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nico Yennaris (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Freddie Sears.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Ipswich Town. Tristan Nydam replaces David McGoldrick.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Maxime Colin.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Theo Archibald (Brentford).

  16. Post update

    Grant Ward (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Booking

    Myles Kenlock (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  18. Post update

    Theo Archibald (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Myles Kenlock (Ipswich Town).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Brentford. Josh Clarke replaces Florian Jozefzoon.

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