The FA Cup - Third Round
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Accrington Stanley 1-0 Ipswich Town in FA Cup third round

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FA Cup: Accrington Stanley 1-0 Ipswich Town highlights

Manager Paul Lambert branded Ipswich Town's current predicament as a "disgrace" after their FA Cup third-round defeat by League One Accrington.

Billy Kee scored the winning goal for the hosts when he nodded home a headed delivery from Ben Richards-Everton.

Ipswich are bottom of the Championship, 10 points adrift of safety.

"The club is in a bad patch, it is not a bed of roses, and I won't put up with it and will make changes in the transfer window," Lambert said.

"It's not good enough for this club. It's a disgrace what has happened here to a big club.

"I need half a dozen players and have been chatting to a couple. I need players who know what is needed to play in the Championship. Players need to step up to the plate."

Kee's second-half header sealed a memorable win for the hosts, who reached the fourth round for the second time in three seasons.

Freddie Sears came close to a dramatic late equaliser but Connor Ripley saved, meaning Ipswich have not won an FA Cup match since the 2009-10 season.

They have won just twice in the league so far this season with just one of those victories coming since Lambert's appointment on 27 October.

Accrington Stanley boss John Coleman:

"The lads have worked hard, we have been on a bit of a slump in the league with back-to-back defeats, but we haven't been playing badly, just not putting the ball in the net. Today we did.

"Billy took his chance, it's something we have worked on in training and I am delighted for the lads.

"The finances from a cup run, and a good draw, can change this club not only for this season but next season too. It means we can strengthen for this season if we do get a plum draw in the next round."

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 30Ripley
  • 2Johnson
  • 15Sykes
  • 3Hughes
  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 7Clark
  • 26Barlaser
  • 14Finley
  • 11McConville
  • 29Kee
  • 19ManganSubstituted forBrownat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Maxted
  • 8Brown
  • 12Williams
  • 22Mingoia
  • 25Perritt
  • 28Conneely
  • 44Watson

Ipswich

  • 33Bialkowski
  • 25Elder
  • 5Pennington
  • 12Spence
  • 22Nsiala
  • 7Edwards
  • 23Dozzell
  • 21DownesBooked at 25minsSubstituted forBishopat 47'minutes
  • 11NolanSubstituted forHarrisonat 80'minutes
  • 20Sears
  • 9JacksonSubstituted forKeaneat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Gerken
  • 4Chambers
  • 10Harrison
  • 14Keane
  • 15Bishop
  • 30Kenlock
  • 36Lankester
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
2,869

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamIpswich
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home11
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Ipswich Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Ipswich Town 0.

Callum Johnson (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Callum Elder (Ipswich Town).

Attempt missed. Freddie Sears (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Ipswich Town).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Callum Johnson (Accrington Stanley) because of an injury.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Callum Johnson.

Foul by Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley).

Matthew Pennington (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ellis Harrison (Ipswich Town).

Ben Richards-Everton (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gwion Edwards (Ipswich Town).

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Connor Ripley.

Attempt saved. Freddie Sears (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Ellis Harrison replaces Jon Nolan.

Foul by Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley).

Callum Elder (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Jordan Spence.

Attempt missed. Freddie Sears (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 1, Ipswich Town 0. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ben Richards-Everton following a set piece situation.

Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Spence (Ipswich Town).

Foul by Callum Johnson (Accrington Stanley).

Jon Nolan (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Finley (Accrington Stanley).

Andre Dozzell (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Jon Nolan (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Ross Sykes.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Aristote Nsiala.

Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andre Dozzell (Ipswich Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Will Keane replaces Kayden Jackson.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Scott Brown replaces Andy Mangan.

Attempt missed. Teddy Bishop (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Sam Finley (Accrington Stanley).

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

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