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Ipswich Town 1-3 Bristol City

Famara Diedhiou
Famara Diedhiou heads in his sixth goal of the season

Bristol City extended their unbeaten run to 11 matches with their first win at Ipswich Town in 39 years.

City led when Josh Brownhill's deflected shot wrong-footed Town goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski, and Famara Diedhiou headed in Jamie Paterson's cross to double the lead.

Martyn Waghorn reduced the deficit when he slammed in Jonas Knudsen's cross for his sixth league goal of the season.

But Bobby Reid wrapped up the points with a deflected shot off Knudsen.

Goals looked on the cards at Portman Road in a match between the Championship's two most potent attacks who had netted 36 times between them before kick-off.

And they didn't disappoint with City having the better of a breathless first half as Reid thudded a shot against the crossbar, and Aden Flint's header forcing Bialkowski to tip over.

Mick McCarthy's side fought hard to get back on terms after the break, Joe Garner going closest with a fine volley which brought a save out of Frank Fielding.

But City retained their threat on the break and were good value for their first win at Portman Road in 13 attempts - a run stretching back to September 1978.

The Robins have now won four of their past six in the league and move up to fifth, leapfrogging Ipswich who fall two places to eighth after a fourth defeat in their last six.

Bristol City head coach Lee Johnson: "I was delighted it's a really difficult place to come particularly with the form that Ipswich are in there was a lot of talk about obviously the threat of their front four.

"I thought first half we dealt with it quite well and we played some good stuff and we had the lion's share of opportunities, the lion's share of possession and we worked our socks off.

"I think that their goal could have had the potential to kill us a bit, obviously the timing of it and allowing Ipswich to build their confidence and grow in stature in the game and I thought in the second half we showed our steel."

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy: "It's frustrating but they deserved to win. After three minutes the goal took the wind out of our sails.

"They are a good team and they coped very well. It helps if you are 1-0 up after three minutes and for us to not get a foothold in the game.

"They handled it particularly well and they took their chances.

"I thought that we were a threat in the first half but not in the second half and they looked sharper."

Line-ups

Ipswich

  • 33Bialkowski
  • 2IorfaSubstituted forWebsterat 55'minutes
  • 12Spence
  • 4Chambers
  • 3KnudsenBooked at 17mins
  • 22Nydam
  • 8Skuse
  • 9Waghorn
  • 10McGoldrickSubstituted forWardat 66'minutes
  • 11CelinaSubstituted forSearsat 62'minutes
  • 14GarnerBooked at 81mins

Substitutes

  • 1Gerken
  • 6Webster
  • 16Connolly
  • 18Ward
  • 20Sears
  • 28Bru
  • 30Kenlock

Bristol City

  • 1Fielding
  • 5Wright
  • 4Flint
  • 6Baker
  • 3BryanBooked at 28mins
  • 11O'DowdaSubstituted forEliassonat 86'minutes
  • 7Smith
  • 8Brownhill
  • 20PatersonSubstituted forLekoat 74'minutes
  • 14ReidBooked at 88minsSubstituted forTaylorat 89'minutes
  • 9Diedhiou

Substitutes

  • 10Taylor
  • 15Steele
  • 18Woodrow
  • 19Eliasson
  • 23Magnusson
  • 31Hegeler
  • 45Leko
Referee:
Simon Hooper
Attendance:
15,256

Match Stats

Home TeamIpswichAway TeamBristol City
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home9
Away16
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home1
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Ipswich Town 1, Bristol City 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ipswich Town 1, Bristol City 3.

Jordan Spence (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Niclas Eliasson (Bristol City).

Offside, Ipswich Town. Cole Skuse tries a through ball, but Martyn Waghorn is caught offside.

Foul by Tristan Nydam (Ipswich Town).

Matty Taylor (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Jonas Knudsen (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Martyn Waghorn (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Joe Garner (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Aden Flint (Bristol City).

Adam Webster (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matty Taylor (Bristol City).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Matty Taylor replaces Bobby Reid.

Booking

Bobby Reid (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card.

Offside, Ipswich Town. Jordan Spence tries a through ball, but Freddie Sears is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Niclas Eliasson replaces Callum O'Dowda.

Foul by Grant Ward (Ipswich Town).

Joe Bryan (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bobby Reid (Bristol City).

Joe Garner (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Bailey Wright (Bristol City).

Goal!

Goal! Ipswich Town 1, Bristol City 3. Bobby Reid (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal following a corner.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Jonas Knudsen.

Booking

Joe Garner (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Joe Garner (Ipswich Town).

Aden Flint (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Bristol City. Josh Brownhill tries a through ball, but Famara Diedhiou is caught offside.

Foul by Jordan Spence (Ipswich Town).

Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Joe Garner (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Nathan Baker (Bristol City).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City) because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Jonathan Leko replaces Jamie Paterson.

Delay in match Josh Brownhill (Bristol City) because of an injury.

Foul by Jordan Spence (Ipswich Town).

Jamie Paterson (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cardiff11731179824
2Wolves117221911823
3Sheff Utd117041510521
4Leeds106221881020
5Bristol City115512011920
6Preston11551136720
7Aston Villa115421710719
8Ipswich106042016418
9Norwich115331113-218
10Fulham114521410417
11Middlesbrough11443139416
12Nottm Forest115061519-415
13Millwall113441413113
14Derby103431313013
15Sheff Wed103431212013
16QPR113441415-113
17Hull113352219312
18Barnsley103251315-211
19Brentford111641315-29
20Reading10235912-39
21Burton11236623-179
22Birmingham11227719-128
23Sunderland111461221-97
24Bolton11029422-182
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