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Ipswich 3-2 Leeds: Championship basement side beat play-off bound Leeds

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa
Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds side will face Derby County in the Championship play-off semi-final

Leeds United stuttered their way into the play-offs as relegated Ipswich picked up a rare victory.

Collin Quaner grabbed a 90th-minute winner for the Championship's bottom club moments after they had been reduced to 10 men.

Ipswich had earlier led twice through strikes from Flynn Downes and Andre Dozzell either side of goals from Mateusz Klich and Stuart Dallas.

Leeds spurned the chance for victory themselves when Kemar Roofe failed to convert a penalty awarded to him by a foul from Luke Chambers, which saw the Ipswich captain sent off.

Marcelo Bielsa's side held on to third place despite the defeat and will now face Derby County in the play-off semi-finals, who finished sixth with victory against West Brom.

But Leeds will go into that tie on a four-match winless run after three defeats in their last four regular season fixtures.

Ipswich's win was just their fifth of a torrid campaign, with Quaner's late goal ensuring they scored three at home for the first time this season.

Downes' first senior goal on the half-volley fired them into the lead when Leeds failed to clear an Alan Judge free-kick from the right.

Leeds levelled on the stroke of half-time when Klich lashed in a ball from Luke Ayling into the bottom corner.

Ipswich were back in front moments after the restart when Dozzell calmly finished left-footed from Quaner's ball into space for his first goal since his debut at the age of 16.

After concerted Leeds pressure, Dallas equalised again when Roofe's header off the crossbar rebounded into his path.

But Roofe then failed to convert what would have been the winner from the spot and there was still time for Quaner to take advantage of a defensive mix-up between Kiko Casilla and Ayling to sweep the loose ball into an empty net.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert:

"It was a brilliant, but that's what we have deserved. With all the draws we've had, if we'd won another six, I don't think anyone would have begrudged it.

"It's only the last three games or so that the wind was taken out of our sails. I can't ask for anything more. We always looked dangerous.

"Leeds United are a very good side and not many teams have beaten them. We got the breaks at the right moments. We played some good, energetic football."

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa:

"If you put aside the mistakes we made from this game, the performance from the team was good enough.

"At the end of the game you could not think that this opponent could score three goals against us and it was impossible that we could not score three or four goals.

"We conceded three goals and this is something that is honestly impossible to explain and we also only scored two goals, which is also difficult to justify."

Line-ups

Ipswich

  • 33Bialkowski
  • 41Bree
  • 4ChambersBooked at 79mins
  • 22NsialaBooked at 84mins
  • 30Kenlock
  • 21DownesSubstituted forJacksonat 62'minutesBooked at 75mins
  • 8Skuse
  • 6Chalobah
  • 23DozzellSubstituted forElderat 74'minutes
  • 45Quaner
  • 31Judge

Substitutes

  • 1Gerken
  • 9Jackson
  • 10Harrison
  • 25Elder
  • 27Emmanuel
  • 42El Mizouni
  • 48Brown

Leeds

  • 33CasillaBooked at 28mins
  • 2Ayling
  • 18Jansson
  • 6Cooper
  • 15Dallas
  • 23Phillips
  • 19Hernández
  • 4ForshawSubstituted forClarkeat 61'minutes
  • 43Klich
  • 22Harrison
  • 7Roofe

Substitutes

  • 1Peacock-Farrell
  • 28Berardi
  • 39Edmondson
  • 46Shackleton
  • 47Clarke
  • 53Gotts
  • 58Bogusz
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
20,895

Match Stats

Home TeamIpswichAway TeamLeeds
Possession
Home35%
Away65%
Shots
Home6
Away27
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home2
Away11
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Ipswich Town 3, Leeds United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ipswich Town 3, Leeds United 2.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Aristote Nsiala.

Attempt blocked. Jack Harrison (Leeds United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jack Clarke with a through ball.

Goal!

Goal! Ipswich Town 3, Leeds United 2. Collin Quaner (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal.

Foul by Mateusz Klich (Leeds United).

Alan Judge (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Kemar Roofe (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jack Harrison with a cross.

Offside, Leeds United. Stuart Dallas tries a through ball, but Kemar Roofe is caught offside.

Booking

Aristote Nsiala (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Aristote Nsiala (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Alan Judge following a set piece situation.

Foul by Pontus Jansson (Leeds United).

Collin Quaner (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Kemar Roofe (Leeds United).

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

Penalty missed! Bad penalty by Kemar Roofe (Leeds United) right footed shot misses to the left. Kemar Roofe should be disappointed.

Dismissal

Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) is shown the red card.

Penalty Leeds United. Kemar Roofe draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Luke Chambers.

Attempt blocked. Jack Harrison (Leeds United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kemar Roofe.

Goal!

Goal! Ipswich Town 2, Leeds United 2. Stuart Dallas (Leeds United) with an attempt from very close range to the centre of the goal.

Kemar Roofe (Leeds United) hits the bar with a with an attempt from very close range. Assisted by Luke Ayling.

Booking

Kayden Jackson (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Stuart Dallas (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kayden Jackson (Ipswich Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Callum Elder replaces Andre Dozzell.

Offside, Ipswich Town. Myles Kenlock tries a through ball, but Collin Quaner is caught offside.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Kayden Jackson.

Attempt blocked. Mateusz Klich (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Aristote Nsiala.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Liam Cooper.

Attempt blocked. Kayden Jackson (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Alan Judge.

Attempt missed. Pablo Hernández (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Jack Clarke.

Attempt saved. Pablo Hernández (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Jack Clarke (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Luke Ayling.

Attempt missed. Liam Cooper (Leeds United) with an attempt from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Kalvin Phillips with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by James Bree.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by James Bree.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Bartosz Bialkowski.

goal

As It Stood

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1Norwich462713693573694
2Sheff Utd462611978413789
3Leeds462581373502383
4West Brom4623111287622580
5Aston Villa4620161082612176
6Derby4620141269541574
7Middlesbrough462013134941873
8Bristol City461913145953670
9Nottm Forest461715146154766
10Swansea461811176562365
11Brentford4617131673591464
12Sheff Wed461616146062-264
13Hull461711186668-262
14Preston461613176767061
15Blackburn461612186469-560
16Stoke461122134552-755
17Birmingham461419136458652
18Wigan461313205164-1352
19QPR46149235371-1851
20Reading461017194966-1747
21Millwall461014224864-1644
22Rotherham46816225283-3140
23Bolton4688302978-4932
24Ipswich46516253677-4131
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