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Norwich City 3-0 Ipswich Town: Paul Lambert sent off in East Anglian derby defeat

Ipswich manager Paul Lambert is calmed down by a steward
Paul Lambert was calmed down by stewards and a police officer after clashing with Norwich's coaching staff at the end of the first half

Ipswich boss Paul Lambert was sent off on his return to Carrow Road as Norwich won the East Anglian derby to move two points clear at the top of the Championship.

Tempers flared after Jon Nolan's late challenge on Max Aarons in first-half stoppage time and ex-Canaries manager Lambert was sent to the stands after confronting Norwich coach Chris Domogalla, who was also red-carded.

The hosts had led after just 82 seconds when Onel Hernandez steered in from close range to score Norwich's fastest league goal since 2011.

Teemu Pukki drilled low across Bartosz Bialkowski to make it 2-0 and the Finland striker poked in a third on the stretch for his 20th Championship goal of the season.

Norwich moved clear of Leeds, who drew at Middlesbrough on Saturday, while Ipswich stay five points adrift at the bottom and nine from safety.

Lambert and Farke on touchline melee

Lambert, who won two promotions in his three years in charge of Norwich, said he did not have a problem with referee Peter Bankes' decision to show him a red card.

The Scot added: "I'm not going to stand there and watch players run 30 yards to get people booked.

"And I'm certainly not going to let somebody come into our technical area - and I don't even know who it was - and provoke us, that's for sure.

"I stood my ground - do I regret it? No I don't.

"This club was in League One when I was here. Short memories."

Norwich boss Daniel Farke said: "I have a lot of time for Paul Lambert and 95% of the Ipswich staff are fine but there are one or two guys - you can lose a game, but show a little bit of class, quality and style.

"I was a bit annoyed to be honest with how they handled it. Respect human beings and the words you choose, because there are children around and there are more important things in life than football.

"Some of their staff who were not so much in the spotlight - my feeling was they wanted to use today in order to prove something and I think you'd better not do this when you're in this position in the league."

Lambert responded: "I don't think he should be commenting on my staff. I certainly won't have him talking about my staff. He should look at his own staff first before he comments on anyone else's.

"The referee sent off the wrong guy for them. It wasn't that guy that I was arguing with."

Teemu Pukki scores
Teemu Pukki was signed on a free transfer by Norwich at the start of the season

Canaries continue derby dominance

The score flattered the hosts, who scored with their only three shots on target and only 47% possession. They were put under pressure by Ipswich early in the second half, Alan Judge striking just wide from the edge of the box a minute before Pukki made it 2-0.

But the Tractor Boys once again lacked a cutting edge and look likely to be playing in League One next season.

Both of Pukki's goals were supplied by through balls from Norwich playmaker Emi Buendia, while Pukki had another disallowed for offside.

Defeat means Ipswich's wait for a victory over their arch-rivals will extend to more than 10 years, since a 3-2 win at Portman Road in April 2009.

Lambert's miserable return

Lambert took Norwich from the third tier to the Premier League with back-to-back promotions, and is the only man to manage both East Anglian sides.

A frosty reception was expected before the game, with Lambert leaving Carrow Road to join Aston Villa in 2012, but he had insisted before the match that he would not be fazed by any taunts from the home fans.

However, a melee ensued between players and coaching staff after Ipswich's Jon Nolan fouled young Norwich full-back Max Aarons near the touchline, with Lambert confronting Norwich head of performance Domogalla.

The former Stoke manager was held back by a police officer before being given his marching orders by referee Bankes.

Both sets of players clashed again in the closing stages of a fiery match, in which seven players were booked in all.

Line-ups

Norwich

  • 1Krul
  • 37Aarons
  • 6Zimmermann
  • 4Godfrey
  • 12LewisBooked at 60mins
  • 8VrancicSubstituted forTetteyat 45+6'minutes
  • 19TrybullBooked at 76mins
  • 17Buendía
  • 18StiepermannBooked at 79minsSubstituted forCantwellat 85'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 25Hernández
  • 22PukkiSubstituted forRhodesat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Rhodes
  • 23McLean
  • 27Tettey
  • 31Hanley
  • 32Srbeny
  • 33McGovern
  • 36Cantwell

Ipswich

  • 33Bialkowski
  • 41Bree
  • 4Chambers
  • 5Pennington
  • 3Knudsen
  • 6Chalobah
  • 8SkuseBooked at 32minsSubstituted forBishopat 74'minutes
  • 11NolanBooked at 45minsSubstituted forDownesat 85'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 31Judge
  • 14Keane
  • 20SearsSubstituted forHarrisonat 43'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Gerken
  • 9Jackson
  • 10Harrison
  • 15Bishop
  • 21Downes
  • 22Nsiala
  • 25Elder
Referee:
Peter Bankes
Attendance:
27,040

Match Stats

Home TeamNorwichAway TeamIpswich
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home11
Away14
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home14
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Norwich City 3, Ipswich Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Norwich City 3, Ipswich Town 0.

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

Foul by Jordan Rhodes (Norwich City).

Foul by Flynn Downes (Ipswich Town).

Todd Cantwell (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Teddy Bishop (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by James Bree with a cross following a set piece situation.

Trevoh Chalobah (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Emiliano Buendía (Norwich City).

Booking

Todd Cantwell (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Flynn Downes (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Flynn Downes (Ipswich Town).

Emiliano Buendía (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Jordan Rhodes replaces Teemu Pukki.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Flynn Downes replaces Jon Nolan.

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Todd Cantwell replaces Marco Stiepermann.

Foul by Will Keane (Ipswich Town).

Maximillian Aarons (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Teemu Pukki (Norwich City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Onel Hernández.

Foul by Ellis Harrison (Ipswich Town).

Emiliano Buendía (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Tom Trybull (Norwich City).

Goal!

Goal! Norwich City 3, Ipswich Town 0. Teemu Pukki (Norwich City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Emiliano Buendía with a through ball.

Attempt saved. Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Marco Stiepermann (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Teddy Bishop (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Marco Stiepermann (Norwich City).

Foul by Trevoh Chalobah (Ipswich Town).

Emiliano Buendía (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ellis Harrison (Ipswich Town).

Christoph Zimmermann (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matthew Pennington (Ipswich Town).

Marco Stiepermann (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Tom Trybull (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Teddy Bishop (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Tom Trybull (Norwich City).

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

Foul by Tom Trybull (Norwich City).

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Teddy Bishop replaces Cole Skuse.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 10th February 2019

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Norwich31179560392160
2Leeds31177751351658
3Sheff Utd31167853341955
4West Brom30158760382253
5Middlesbrough301312535231251
6Bristol City3014883829950
7Derby3014884235750
8Birmingham311113749391046
9Nottm Forest31111284436845
10Aston Villa31101475649744
11Swansea31128114137444
12Hull31127124340343
13Blackburn311110104247-543
14Preston311010114746140
15QPR30116133845-739
16Sheff Wed30109113445-1139
17Stoke31911113340-738
18Brentford30910114943637
19Wigan3196163246-1433
20Millwall3079143445-1130
21Rotherham31512142949-2027
22Reading31511153244-1226
23Bolton3158182047-2723
24Ipswich3139192354-3118
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