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Ipswich Town 2-1 Burton Albion

Emyr Huws' stooping late header was enough to secure all three points for Ipswich Town who struggled to overcome League One basement side Burton Albion.

The result moved the Tractor Boys up to fifth place, just two points behind leaders Hull.

Keanan Bennetts opened the scoring for the home side when Oli Hawkins won the ball in the air. It fell to Kayden Jackson who played in Bennetts and the latter made no mistake as his low shot ended up in the corner of the goal.

Goalkeeper Kieran O'Hara came to the visitors' rescue when he palmed away a fierce shot from Jackson and Bennetts' whipped effort from outside the box flew just wide.

But Burton struck back midway through the first period when Joe Powell converted a cross from Colin Daniel.

Ipswich captain Luke Chambers went down in the penalty box and was convinced he was fouled but referee Darren Bond turned away appeals.

But Huws grabbed the winner after 80 minutes when his initial snap shot was parried by O'Hara but he converted at the second attempt.

And Burton missed a golden opportunity to equalise in the 89th minute when Lucas Akins stabbed the ball over the crossbar.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Ipswich

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 28Cornell
  • 4Chambers
  • 6Woolfenden
  • 2McGuinnessBooked at 51mins
  • 3Ward
  • 44Huws
  • 23Dozzell
  • 9JacksonBooked at 53minsSubstituted forDrinanat 88'minutes
  • 18Judge
  • 17BennettsSubstituted forDobraat 45'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 32Hawkins

Substitutes

  • 1Holy
  • 14Lankester
  • 22Nsiala
  • 25Drinan
  • 30Kenlock
  • 36Dobra
  • 42McGavin

Burton

Formation 4-1-3-2

  • 1O'Hara
  • 2BrayfordBooked at 90mins
  • 37Hughes
  • 21O'Toole
  • 3DanielBooked at 58mins
  • 5BostwickBooked at 87mins
  • 4EdwardsBooked at 90mins
  • 8Powell
  • 18VernamSubstituted forLawlessat 90'minutes
  • 38Ennis
  • 10Akins

Substitutes

  • 6Wallace
  • 11Lawless
  • 12Fox
  • 16Vassilev
  • 22Gallacher
  • 24Garratt
  • 25Gilligan
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
2,000

Match Stats

Home TeamIpswichAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home18
Away5
Shots on Target
Home9
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away1
Fouls
Home12
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Ipswich Town 2, Burton Albion 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Ipswich Town 2, Burton Albion 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Oliver Hawkins (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from very close range is too high. Assisted by Aaron Drinan with a headed pass.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Aaron Drinan (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Stephen Ward.

  5. Booking

    John Brayford (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Booking

    Ryan Edwards (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Booking

    Armando Dobra (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Armando Dobra (Ipswich Town).

  9. Post update

    Joe Powell (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Steven Lawless (Burton Albion).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Steven Lawless replaces Charles Vernam.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Joe Powell (Burton Albion).

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a fast break.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Ipswich Town. Aaron Drinan replaces Kayden Jackson because of an injury.

  17. Booking

    Michael Bostwick (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Michael Bostwick (Burton Albion).

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Charles Vernam (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Joe Powell.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull17111529161334
2Portsmouth1895430151532
3Peterborough18102629191032
4Lincoln City1710252015532
5Ipswich1810262319432
6Doncaster1693429181130
7Charlton169342516930
8Accrington159242317629
9Sunderland177732314928
10Fleetwood1883726161027
11Crewe188282219326
12Blackpool178271920-126
13Gillingham177281821-323
14Wimbledon175662327-421
15MK Dons184772023-319
16Rochdale175482226-419
17Oxford Utd175482024-419
18Bristol Rovers165471824-619
19Plymouth175482232-1019
20Northampton1853101631-1518
21Shrewsbury173861824-617
22Swindon1851122235-1316
23Wigan1742111530-1514
24Burton182792233-1113
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