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Ipswich Town 0-0 Oxford United

Ipswich and Oxford fought out a goalless draw but the home side will be frustrated that they failed to convert some gilt-edged chances.

James Norwood hit the post, while Troy Parrott wasted a couple of good chances to find the back of the net.

The result kept Oxford in eighth place, three points off the top six, with Ipswich dropping down to 12th.

Keanan Bennetts' shot was charged down in the opening minutes and his cross to the far post found Norwood, whose header was cleared off the line.

Another cross from Bennetts found Parrott, who shot wide of the target when he should have scored.

Brandon Barker's low cross evaded Mark Sykes as Oxford threatened, while Bennetts' searing drive went wide and Norwood hit the post in the in the 54th minute as the hosts pressed for a breakthrough.

Teddy Bishop's run into the penalty area led to his pass finding Parrott, whose shot was bundled wide, before Matty Taylor headed over the bar at the other end following a cross from Sykes.

The visitors had an appeal for a penalty turned down by referee Marc Edwards and Town keeper Tomas Holy parried a shot from Sam Winnall in the closing minutes.

Report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Ipswich

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Holy
  • 4Chambers
  • 22Nsiala
  • 5Wilson
  • 30KenlockBooked at 76mins
  • 15BishopSubstituted forHarropat 74'minutes
  • 23Dozzell
  • 17BennettsSubstituted forSearsat 81'minutes
  • 40Parrott
  • 18Judge
  • 10NorwoodSubstituted forDrinanat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Ward
  • 14Lankester
  • 20Sears
  • 25Drinan
  • 28Cornell
  • 33Harrop
  • 41Matheson

Oxford Utd

Formation 4-3-3

  • 13Stevens
  • 14FordeBooked at 48mins
  • 5Moore
  • 22Atkinson
  • 3Ruffels
  • 10Sykes
  • 6GorrinBooked at 23minsSubstituted forShodipoat 62'minutes
  • 8Brannagan
  • 27LeeSubstituted forHenryat 63'minutes
  • 9TaylorSubstituted forWinnallat 74'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 30BarkerSubstituted forKellyat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Eastwood
  • 7Hall
  • 11Winnall
  • 17Henry
  • 24Grayson
  • 25Shodipo
  • 28Kelly
Referee:
Marc Edwards

Match Stats

Home TeamIpswichAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home11
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Ipswich Town 0, Oxford United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Ipswich Town 0, Oxford United 0.

  3. Booking

    Sam Winnall (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Sam Winnall (Oxford United).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Luke Chambers.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Liam Kelly (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Olamide Shodipo.

  8. Post update

    Hand ball by Andre Dozzell (Ipswich Town).

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sam Winnall (Oxford United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Liam Kelly.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Elliott Moore (Oxford United).

  11. Post update

    Troy Parrott (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Oxford United. Liam Kelly replaces Brandon Barker.

  13. Post update

    Olamide Shodipo (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Alan Judge (Ipswich Town).

  15. Post update

    Foul by James Henry (Oxford United).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Mark Sykes (Oxford United).

  18. Post update

    Andre Dozzell (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Ipswich Town. Freddie Sears replaces Keanan Bennetts.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Ipswich Town. Aaron Drinan replaces James Norwood.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City28175642231956
2Peterborough28174746252155
3Hull30165949272253
4Doncaster27154846341249
5Portsmouth28146845271848
6Sunderland281211542241847
7Accrington27137739281146
8Oxford Utd2713594334944
9Charlton2912894439544
10Plymouth2911993943-442
11MK Dons29118104236641
12Ipswich27125103027341
13Blackpool26124103026440
14Crewe29117113737040
15Gillingham29124133840-240
16Fleetwood2999113326736
17Shrewsbury2681082729-234
18Rochdale2969144155-1427
19Bristol Rovers2876152746-1927
20Swindon2983183454-2027
21Wimbledon2767142950-2125
22Northampton2967162347-2425
23Wigan2966172956-2724
24Burton2757153254-2222
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