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Ipswich Town 1-1 Stoke City: Late Will Keane goal rescues point for hosts

Will Keane
Will Keane has now scored two goals in seven Championship appearances for Ipswich this season.

Ipswich Town striker Will Keane grabbed a late equaliser to deny Stoke City a first win in five matches in the Championship.

James McClean opened the scoring for the visitors after a mix-up in the hosts' defence saw Jonas Knudsen head a backpass beyond goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski, giving the Republic of Ireland international an easy tap-in.

Alan Judge nearly equalised for Paul Lambert's side straight after the restart as his free-kick from 25 yards was tipped on to the crossbar by Jack Butland.

But bottom of the table Ipswich struck in the first minute of injury time as Keane nodded home Judge's inswinging corner.

The Potters started the brighter and nearly opened the scoring in the third minute with Bialkowski doing well to tip over Tom Edwards' deflected cross.

Striker Sam Vokes could have put Stoke ahead after 35 minutes, heading Tom Ince's cross over from 12 yards, and midfielder Joe Allen shot narrowly over after good play by Sam Clucas.

James McClean scoring a goal for Stoke City
James McClean (centre) scored his first goal for Stoke since netting the opener for the Potters in a 2-0 win over Hull City last August

Going into the game, no Championship side had taken fewer points - 10, level with Bolton - than Ipswich since manager Paul Lambert's first league match in charge, but after falling behind, his side dominated proceedings.

Judge twice went close for Town late in the first half before seeing his free-kick diverted on to the bar by Butland after 52 minutes.

With 10 minutes to go, Gwion Edwards' cross found Kayden Jackson but the striker was unable to direct his effort on target.

Ipswich are nine points from safety at the bottom of the table, while Stoke stay in 17th.

Ipswich Town boss Paul Lambert:

"I thought we played well. We're up against a team that have spent an incredible amount of money with a strong squad.

"I thought they scored against the run of the play, there was nothing in it. It was a mistake.

"Second half we were relentless, the atmosphere in this stadium was bouncing and it's another massive point."

Stoke City manager Nathan Jones told BBC Radio Stoke:

"It's disappointing because I couldn't really see us conceding. And to concede in the manner we did was doubly disappointing.

"When the ball came in, we've got enough people in there to be able to head it - that's how you see out a game. Someone gets a head on it, they don't score and we win the game.

"We just need that killer instinct to see out the game, that bit of knowhow. We created enough chances that would have made that goal irrelevant at the end."

Line-ups

Ipswich

  • 33Bialkowski
  • 41Bree
  • 5Pennington
  • 3Knudsen
  • 30Kenlock
  • 6Chalobah
  • 15BishopSubstituted forNsialaat 90+2'minutes
  • 11NolanSubstituted forEdwardsat 80'minutes
  • 31Judge
  • 14Keane
  • 45QuanerSubstituted forJacksonat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Gerken
  • 7Edwards
  • 8Skuse
  • 9Jackson
  • 22Nsiala
  • 23Dozzell
  • 49Dawkins

Stoke

  • 1Butland
  • 30Edwards
  • 14Batth
  • 15Martins Indi
  • 22Clucas
  • 4Allen
  • 38WoodsSubstituted forAdamat 81'minutes
  • 8Etebo
  • 7InceSubstituted forShawcrossat 89'minutes
  • 10Vokes
  • 11McCleanBooked at 33minsSubstituted forAfobeat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Bauer
  • 5Williams
  • 9Afobe
  • 16Adam
  • 17Shawcross
  • 27Bojan
  • 32Federici
Referee:
Scott Duncan
Attendance:
15,924

Match Stats

Home TeamIpswichAway TeamStoke
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home9
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Ipswich Town 1, Stoke City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ipswich Town 1, Stoke City 1.

Attempt missed. Sam Vokes (Stoke City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Charlie Adam.

Goal!

Goal! Ipswich Town 1, Stoke City 1. Will Keane (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alan Judge with a cross following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Aristote Nsiala replaces Teddy Bishop.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Peter Etebo.

Substitution

Substitution, Stoke City. Ryan Shawcross replaces Tom Ince.

Benik Afobe (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Trevoh Chalobah (Ipswich Town).

Attempt blocked. Tom Ince (Stoke City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Peter Etebo.

Attempt missed. Danny Batth (Stoke City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Charlie Adam with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Gwion Edwards.

Joe Allen (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jonas Knudsen (Ipswich Town).

Attempt missed. Kayden Jackson (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Gwion Edwards.

Substitution

Substitution, Stoke City. Charlie Adam replaces Ryan Woods.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Gwion Edwards replaces Jon Nolan.

Attempt blocked. Jon Nolan (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Danny Batth.

Attempt missed. Sam Vokes (Stoke City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Peter Etebo.

Substitution

Substitution, Stoke City. Benik Afobe replaces James McClean.

Joe Allen (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Teddy Bishop (Ipswich Town).

Attempt missed. Jon Nolan (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Thomas Edwards.

Foul by Peter Etebo (Stoke City).

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

Ryan Woods (Stoke City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Myles Kenlock (Ipswich Town).

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

Foul by Kayden Jackson (Ipswich Town).

Attempt missed. Sam Vokes (Stoke City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Danny Batth.

Offside, Stoke City. Sam Clucas tries a through ball, but Peter Etebo is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Kayden Jackson replaces Collin Quaner.

Offside, Stoke City. Ryan Woods tries a through ball, but Sam Vokes is caught offside.

James McClean (Stoke City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Alan Judge (Ipswich Town).

Danny Batth (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Will Keane (Ipswich Town).

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Bruno Martins Indi.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Norwich33189665422363
2Sheff Utd33187858342461
3Leeds32187753361761
4West Brom32169764402457
5Bristol City31158840301053
6Middlesbrough311312635241151
7Derby3114984336751
8Nottm Forest33111484638847
9Birmingham32111384940946
10Aston Villa33101495652444
11Preston331111115047344
12Hull32128124542344
13Swansea32128124239344
14Blackburn321110114349-643
15Sheff Wed321011113647-1141
16Brentford311010115043740
17Stoke33913113441-740
18QPR31116143947-839
19Wigan3297163246-1434
20Millwall31710143445-1131
21Reading33611163449-1529
22Rotherham33514143353-2029
23Bolton3368192151-3026
24Ipswich33311192556-3120
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