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Lincoln City 1-0 Ipswich Town

Lincoln went top of League One after Jorge Grant's penalty sealed victory over Ipswich who finished the game with 10 men.

The Imps made a lively start with Grant going close twice, firing over from close range and then seeing a deflected volley hit the post.

Town's only chance of the half saw a towering header from Oli Hawkins nodded off the line by Conor McGrandles.

The dangerous Brennan Johnson almost broke the deadlock just before the break after a fabulous piece of skill in the box, but keeper Tomas Holy got the faintest of touches to keep it out.

Ten minutes into the second half, Ipswich wasted a good chance when Gwion Edwards headed over from close range.

The game had 0-0 written all over it until Johnson won his fourth penalty for the Imps since arriving on loan from Nottingham Forest after going down under a challenge from Aristote Nsiala.

Grant drilled home from the spot to give Lincoln the lead.

Ipswich ended the match with 10 men after former Lincoln midfielder Jon Nolan was sent off following an awful challenge on Harry Anderson in added time.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 1Palmer
  • 22Eyoma
  • 4Montsma
  • 16Walsh
  • 7EdunBooked at 90mins
  • 8Jones
  • 23Bridcutt
  • 18McGrandlesBooked at 90mins
  • 26Anderson
  • 20JohnsonSubstituted forHopperat 84'minutes
  • 10Grant

Substitutes

  • 9Hopper
  • 11Scully
  • 14Archibald
  • 21Soule
  • 24Gotts
  • 29Ross
  • 30Roughan

Ipswich

  • 1Holy
  • 4Chambers
  • 22Nsiala
  • 5Wilson
  • 3Ward
  • 15BishopBooked at 90mins
  • 23Dozzell
  • 11NolanBooked at 90mins
  • 14LankesterSubstituted forBennettsat 80'minutes
  • 32Hawkins
  • 7Edwards

Substitutes

  • 2McGuinness
  • 6Woolfenden
  • 17Bennetts
  • 20Sears
  • 28Cornell
  • 30Kenlock
  • 44Huws
Referee:
Kevin Johnson

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamIpswich
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home11
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home15
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Lincoln City 1, Ipswich Town 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Booking

    Teddy Bishop (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Booking

    Tayo Edun (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Dismissal

    Jon Nolan (Ipswich Town) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Jon Nolan (Ipswich Town).

  7. Post update

    Harry Anderson (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Booking

    Conor McGrandles (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

    Keanan Bennetts (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Conor McGrandles (Lincoln City).

  11. Post update

    Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Gwion Edwards.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Andre Dozzell (Ipswich Town).

  13. Post update

    Harry Anderson (Lincoln City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Teddy Bishop (Ipswich Town).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Harry Anderson.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Lincoln City. Tom Hopper replaces Brennan Johnson.

  18. Post update

    Keanan Bennetts (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Tayo Edun (Lincoln City).

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. James Jones (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City8611135819
2Peterborough8602126618
3Hull8602126618
4Ipswich8512147716
5Portsmouth8422127514
6Sunderland742184414
7Doncaster7412147713
8Charlton741275213
9Plymouth83321110112
10Accrington7403910-112
11Bristol Rovers732289-111
12Fleetwood8314108210
13Crewe731386210
14Gillingham8314912-310
15Rochdale8314712-510
16Wimbledon82331011-19
17Blackpool8215712-57
18Wigan8215612-67
19Northampton8215714-77
20Shrewsbury713357-26
21Swindon7205913-46
22Oxford Utd6204812-46
23MK Dons8125812-45
24Burton8125916-75
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