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Ipswich Town 4-1 Tranmere Rovers

Ipswich struck three times in the second half to see off struggling Tranmere and cement their position at the top of League One.

Luke Garbutt had put Town ahead in the first half with a wonderful 25-yard free-kick but Tranmere levelled soon after through Stefan Payne.

The hosts would not be denied though, and they retook the lead through Kayden Jackson in the 48th minute before Jon Nolan and Kane Vincent-Young, with a wonderful solo effort, wrapped up the win.

Town took the lead in the 35th minute following a handball decision by referee Ben Toner. Up stepped Garbutt to rifle a left-footed shot into the top right-hand corner of Scott Davies' goal.

Four minutes later Tranmere found an equaliser thanks to Payne, ensuring the teams would go into half-time level at 1-1.

However, the hosts were back in front almost immediately after the restart when a Garbutt free-kick was spilled by keeper Davies and Jackson was on hand to fire the ball home.

It was 3-1 just after the hour when Nolan found the net with a header after Jackson's initial strike was deflected into the path of the midfielder.

The scoring was completed eight minutes later when a mazy run by Vincent-Young resulted in him firing a superb left-footed shot into the net.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Ipswich

  • 1Holy
  • 4Chambers
  • 8Skuse
  • 5Wilson
  • 24Vincent-Young
  • 21Downes
  • 11Nolan
  • 29Garbutt
  • 18JudgeSubstituted forRoweat 75'minutes
  • 10NorwoodBooked at 68minsSubstituted forHuwsat 87'minutes
  • 9Jackson

Substitutes

  • 7Edwards
  • 12Norris
  • 17Rowe
  • 23Dozzell
  • 28Woolfenden
  • 38Georgiou
  • 44Huws

Tranmere

  • 1Davies
  • 14Caprice
  • 4Nelson
  • 6Monthe
  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 35Danns
  • 8PotterBooked at 33minsSubstituted forHepburn-Murphyat 80'minutes
  • 28Banks
  • 7MorrisSubstituted forJenningsat 69'minutes
  • 45PayneBooked at 47mins
  • 9MullinSubstituted forBlackett-Taylorat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Jennings
  • 18Hepburn-Murphy
  • 19Ponticelli
  • 20Gilmour
  • 23Blackett-Taylor
  • 25Pilling
  • 29Walker-Rice
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
19,785

Match Stats

Home TeamIpswichAway TeamTranmere
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home14
Away16
Shots on Target
Home8
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away9
Fouls
Home9
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Ipswich Town 4, Tranmere Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ipswich Town 4, Tranmere Rovers 1.

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

Foul by Corey Taylor (Tranmere Rovers).

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Emmanuel Monthe.

Attempt saved. Oliver Banks (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town).

Stefan Payne (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Offside, Ipswich Town. Kane Vincent-Young tries a through ball, but Danny Rowe is caught offside.

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

Foul by Oliver Banks (Tranmere Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Emyr Huws replaces James Norwood.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Oliver Banks.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Scott Davies.

Attempt saved. James Norwood (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Luke Garbutt with a cross.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Scott Davies.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Emmanuel Monthe.

Kane Vincent-Young (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Rushian Hepburn-Murphy (Tranmere Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Rushian Hepburn-Murphy replaces Darren Potter because of an injury.

Attempt saved. James Norwood (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Danny Rowe.

Attempt missed. Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Neil Danns following a corner.

Attempt missed. Neil Danns (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Luke Chambers.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Danny Rowe replaces Alan Judge.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Kane Vincent-Young.

Attempt blocked. Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Oliver Banks with a cross.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Luke Garbutt.

Goal!

Goal! Ipswich Town 4, Tranmere Rovers 1. Kane Vincent-Young (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tomas Holy.

Kane Vincent-Young (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Corey Taylor replaces Paul Mullin.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Connor Jennings replaces Kieron Morris.

Booking

James Norwood (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by James Norwood (Ipswich Town).

Neil Danns (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Stefan Payne (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Sid Nelson (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Oliver Banks with a cross.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Luke Garbutt.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Alan Judge.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ipswich107302051524
2Wycombe116411810822
3Fleetwood106222013720
4Coventry105501610620
5Sunderland105411612419
6Blackpool115421613319
7Bristol Rovers115331412218
8Peterborough1052323121117
9Doncaster9441128416
10Oxford Utd114342215715
11Lincoln City114161517-213
12Shrewsbury10343913-413
13Rotherham9333129312
14Burton9333119212
15MK Dons104061215-312
16Gillingham102441413110
17Accrington102441217-510
18Rochdale102441017-710
19Portsmouth8233101009
20Tranmere102351520-59
21Southend101181125-144
22Wimbledon110381121-103
23Bolton9036225-23-9
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