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Ipswich Town 1-0 Lincoln City

Luke Woolfenden's goal just before the half-time whistle sent Ipswich Town to the top of League One following their victory over Lincoln City.

With Rotherham losing at Peterborough the victory enabled them to leapfrog the Millers, who host Town on Tuesday.

It was a dominant Ipswich display in the opening stages but a rare attack by Lincoln nearly led to them getting the opening goal when a shot by Tyler Walker just went past Town goalkeeper Will Norris' far post.

Wonderful build-up play by Ipswich led to the ball being fed into Will Keane, who burst into the penalty area and rifled a low shot just beyond the far post. Moments later Norris tipped over a stinging effort by Walker.

Ipswich took the lead a minute before the break when Woolfenden's header at the far post squeezed home following a free-kick by Luke Garbutt.

A long-range effort by Garbutt was turned around the post by Josh Vickers and a last-ditch tackle by James Wilson prevented Walker getting a clear run on goal four minutes from the end.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Ipswich

  • 12Norris
  • 4Chambers
  • 5Wilson
  • 28WoolfendenBooked at 41mins
  • 7Edwards
  • 21DownesBooked at 88mins
  • 44HuwsBooked at 71mins
  • 29Garbutt
  • 18JudgeSubstituted forBishopat 77'minutes
  • 48KeaneSubstituted forNorwoodat 90+1'minutes
  • 9Jackson

Substitutes

  • 1Holy
  • 3Earl
  • 8Skuse
  • 10Norwood
  • 11Nolan
  • 15Bishop
  • 20Sears

Lincoln City

  • 1Vickers
  • 23Eardley
  • 6BolgerBooked at 69mins
  • 5Shackell
  • 24Melbourne
  • 26AndersonSubstituted forElbouzediat 71'minutes
  • 19MorrellBooked at 40mins
  • 37EdunSubstituted forCoventryat 71'minutes
  • 18Grant
  • 9John-JulesSubstituted forHopperat 65'minutes
  • 17Walker

Substitutes

  • 11Hopper
  • 12Chapman
  • 20Coventry
  • 21Smith
  • 22Lewis
  • 25Elbouzedi
  • 28Hesketh
Referee:
Lee Swabey
Attendance:
18,795

Match Stats

Home TeamIpswichAway TeamLincoln City
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home13
Away5
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home10
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Ipswich Town 1, Lincoln City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ipswich Town 1, Lincoln City 0.

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

Foul by Tom Hopper (Lincoln City).

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. James Norwood replaces Will Keane.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Joe Morrell.

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

Foul by Joe Morrell (Lincoln City).

Booking

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

Foul by Flynn Downes (Ipswich Town).

Tom Hopper (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Teddy Bishop (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Will Keane.

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

Foul by Neal Eardley (Lincoln City).

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Gwion Edwards.

Foul by Gwion Edwards (Ipswich Town).

Jorge Grant (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Teddy Bishop replaces Alan Judge.

Attempt missed. James Wilson (Ipswich Town) header from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by Luke Garbutt with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Max Melbourne.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Zak Elbouzedi replaces Harry Anderson.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Conor Coventry replaces Tayo Edun.

Booking

Emyr Huws (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Emyr Huws (Ipswich Town).

Jorge Grant (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Cian Bolger (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kayden Jackson (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Cian Bolger (Lincoln City).

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Tom Hopper replaces Tyreece John-Jules.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Josh Vickers.

Attempt saved. Luke Garbutt (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Alan Judge.

Foul by Flynn Downes (Ipswich Town).

Joe Morrell (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Harry Anderson.

Foul by James Wilson (Ipswich Town).

Tyler Walker (Lincoln City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Gwion Edwards.

Attempt blocked. Jorge Grant (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Harry Anderson (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Neal Eardley.

Attempt saved. Emyr Huws (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Luke Garbutt with a cross.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ipswich27139540241648
2Rotherham27145849282147
3Wycombe2713863431347
4Coventry251111336261044
5Peterborough28127950361443
6Sunderland26119636241242
7Oxford Utd26118743261741
8Portsmouth2511863729841
9Burton2611783531440
10Doncaster25108736241238
11Fleetwood2510873932738
12Lincoln City28114133634237
13Bristol Rovers2610793035-537
14Gillingham2781273127436
15Blackpool2581073229334
16Shrewsbury2581072428-434
17Accrington2779113740-330
18Rochdale2785143245-1329
19Wimbledon2676133138-727
20MK Dons2774162739-1225
21Tranmere2557132845-1722
22Southend2627172966-3713
23Bolton2447131954-357
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