Ipswich Town 0-0 Brighton & Hove Albion

28 Sep

Mick McCarthy and Chris Hughton


There was little to excite either manager in a game of few chances at Portman Road

Ipswich failed to score for the third successive league game as they played out a goalless draw with Brighton.

It was also Town’s second successive goalless draw at home, while Brighton were unable to extend a three-game winning run and climb into the top two.

Dale Stephens was dismissed in the closing 10 minutes for the Seagulls for a second booking when he fouled Jonathan Douglas on the halfway line.

Douglas did have the ball in the net in the first half, but was ruled offside.

Ipswich have now scored just four times in their past nine Championship games, but have kept three successive clean sheets at home.

The closest Mick McCarthy’s side came to breaking the deadlock were long-range shots before half-time from both Cole Skuse and Jonas Knudsen.

But neither really troubled David Stockdale in the Brighton goal on a relatively quiet night for the former Ipswich loanee.

Brighton’s best chance fell to centre-back Shane Duffy on the hour, but the former Blackburn man failed to keep his shot from 12 yards under the crossbar.

Live Text

Match ends, Ipswich Town 0, Brighton and Hove Albion 0.

Second Half ends, Ipswich Town 0, Brighton and Hove Albion 0.

Glenn Murray (Brighton and Hove Albion) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town).

Glenn Murray (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Tom Lawrence (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Cole Skuse.

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

Foul by Oliver Norwood (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Glenn Murray (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Attempt missed. Jonas Knudsen (Ipswich Town) header from the left side of the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Sébastien Pocognoli.

Joshua Emmanuel (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sébastien Pocognoli (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Joshua Emmanuel (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Joshua Emmanuel (Ipswich Town).

Jamie Murphy (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Second yellow card to Dale Stephens (Brighton and Hove Albion) for a bad foul.

Jonathan Douglas (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dale Stephens (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Teddy Bishop replaces Grant Ward.

Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shane Duffy (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Luke Chambers.

Attempt missed. Dale Stephens (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Foul by Jonathan Douglas (Ipswich Town).

Shane Duffy (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jamie Murphy (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Jonas Knudsen (Ipswich Town).

Glenn Murray (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Jamie Murphy replaces Jiri Skalak.

Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Steve Sidwell replaces Tomer Hemed.

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Conor Grant replaces Kevin Bru.

Offside, Ipswich Town. Kevin Bru tries a through ball, but Freddie Sears is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Shane Duffy (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Joshua Emmanuel.

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Freddie Sears replaces Leon Best.

Jonathan Douglas (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Anthony Knockaert (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Tomer Hemed.

Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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