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Tranmere Rovers 1-2 Ipswich Town

A superb second-half comeback earned Ipswich their first away League One win in over two months as they beat struggling Tranmere.

Flynn Downes and Kayden Jackson were on target in the second half after Manny Monthe had given Rovers the lead as Paul Lambert's men ended a barren run on the road stretching back to November 5.

In a game that lacked fluency because of the sandy state of the pitch, Rovers took the lead with their first chance as Monthe found the back of the net with a towering header from Jake Caprice's free-kick.

The visitors committed more men forward in the second half and got their reward after 55 minutes as Downes powerfully headed home Luke Garbutt's teasing cross.

Both teams went in search of a second and although shooting opportunities were sparse, Ipswich looked more likely to score.

And with 11 minutes left a rare moment of quality from the Town strikers earned the visitors the points.

Former Tranmere favourite James Norwood clipped a delightful ball over the defence and Jackson ran on to it before lobbing the onrushing Tranmere keeper Scott Davies.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 1Davies
  • 24Clarke
  • 6MontheBooked at 71mins
  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 14Caprice
  • 36Woodyard
  • 17PerkinsBooked at 36minsSubstituted forBlackett-Taylorat 84'minutes
  • 7Morris
  • 35DannsBooked at 65minsSubstituted forBanksat 71'minutes
  • 10Ferrier
  • 11Jennings

Substitutes

  • 4Nelson
  • 9Mullin
  • 20Gilmour
  • 23Blackett-Taylor
  • 25Pilling
  • 28Banks
  • 45Payne

Ipswich

  • 12NorrisBooked at 32mins
  • 4Chambers
  • 5Wilson
  • 28Woolfenden
  • 7Edwards
  • 21Downes
  • 44HuwsBooked at 68minsSubstituted forSkuseat 77'minutes
  • 29Garbutt
  • 18JudgeSubstituted forBishopat 66'minutes
  • 9Jackson
  • 48KeaneSubstituted forNorwoodat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Holy
  • 3Earl
  • 8Skuse
  • 10Norwood
  • 11Nolan
  • 15Bishop
  • 20Sears
Referee:
John Busby
Attendance:
7,921

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamIpswich
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home5
Away16
Shots on Target
Home2
Away7
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home15
Away20

Live Text

Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Ipswich Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Ipswich Town 2.

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

Foul by James Wilson (Ipswich Town).

Morgan Ferrier (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. James Norwood (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kayden Jackson.

Foul by James Norwood (Ipswich Town).

Oliver Banks (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Oliver Banks (Tranmere Rovers).

Gwion Edwards (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Morgan Ferrier (Tranmere Rovers).

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Scott Davies.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Scott Davies.

Attempt saved. Kayden Jackson (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Offside, Ipswich Town. Luke Chambers tries a through ball, but James Norwood is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. James Norwood (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Will Norris.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Corey Taylor replaces David Perkins.

Foul by James Norwood (Ipswich Town).

Peter Clarke (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Kayden Jackson (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Flynn Downes.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 1, Ipswich Town 2. Kayden Jackson (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by James Norwood with a through ball.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Cole Skuse replaces Emyr Huws.

Flynn Downes (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers).

Foul by Emyr Huws (Ipswich Town).

Alex Woodyard (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Emmanuel Monthe (Tranmere Rovers).

Foul by Luke Woolfenden (Ipswich Town).

David Perkins (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Emmanuel Monthe.

Attempt blocked. Kayden Jackson (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Kayden Jackson (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Gwion Edwards with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. James Norwood replaces Will Keane.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Oliver Banks replaces Neil Danns.

Booking

Emmanuel Monthe (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Emmanuel Monthe (Tranmere Rovers).

Foul by Teddy Bishop (Ipswich Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rotherham26145748262247
2Wycombe2613853427747
3Ipswich26129539241545
4Coventry251111336261044
5Oxford Utd26118743261741
6Sunderland25118636241241
7Portsmouth2511863729841
8Burton2511683430439
9Doncaster24107736241237
10Peterborough2610794435937
11Fleetwood2410773932737
12Lincoln City27114123633337
13Bristol Rovers2510693035-536
14Gillingham2681172925435
15Blackpool2581073229334
16Shrewsbury2581072428-434
17Accrington2678113639-329
18Rochdale2684143043-1328
19Wimbledon2676133138-727
20MK Dons2774162739-1225
21Tranmere2557132845-1722
22Southend2627172966-3713
23Bolton2447131954-357
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