Ipswich Town 2-0 Burton Albion

19 Oct

Luke Chambers


Luke Chambers scored Ipswich’s first goal for over a month

Captain Luke Chambers scored Ipswich’s first goal in 502 minutes to help his side to victory over Burton.

Freddie Sears sent in a crisp cross for Chambers to head in from close range and end his side’s barren run.

Having made the first goal, Sears scored the second late on, latching on to Tom Lawrence’s pinpoint pass to score for the first time in 38 matches.

Ipswich’s first win in six games pushes them up to 12th in the table, three points above Burton, who drop to 18th.

Burton had rallied after going behind early on, and Lucas Akins should have levelled when he was sent clear by Chris O’Grady, but he shot wide of the near post.

Early in the second half, Ipswich almost doubled their lead but Leon Best saw his shot blocked brilliantly by Ben Turner.

Burton had a few half-chances but Sears clinched the win after a great piece of skill from Lawrence.

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy: “Whether we have played him on the right, the left or in the centre, Freddie has been selfless and never questioned it.

“His pace and energy means he is a constant threat and I have never once considered leaving him out.

“It has not been a nice couple of weeks so it was good to win 2-0 and get another clean sheet.”

Burton Albion boss Nigel Clough: “I think our first half was the best we have played all season, but the one thing we couldn’t do is put the ball in the net.

“There was plenty to be encouraged and pleased about. I was delighted with our performance and the fact we are Burton Albion coming to Ipswich Town should be put into perspective.

“I am disappointed but I am not disheartened by our performance. We tried to be positive in the first half and that certainly worked. We created some great chances, we could just not finish them off.”

Live Text

Match ends, Ipswich Town 2, Burton Albion 0.

Second Half ends, Ipswich Town 2, Burton Albion 0.

Foul by Marcus Myers-Harness (Burton Albion).

Conor Grant (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Offside, Ipswich Town. Kevin Bru tries a through ball, but Grant Ward is caught offside.

Lee Williamson (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Conor Grant (Ipswich Town).

Attempt missed. Lee Williamson (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high following a set piece situation.

Marcus Myers-Harness (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paul Digby (Ipswich Town).

Substitution, Burton Albion. Lee Williamson replaces Jackson Irvine.

Substitution, Burton Albion. Tom Flanagan replaces John Brayford.

Goal! Ipswich Town 2, Burton Albion 0. Freddie Sears (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tom Lawrence.

Attempt missed. Jamie Ward (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jackson Irvine.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by John Brayford.

Foul by Chris O’Grady (Burton Albion).

Paul Digby (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution, Burton Albion. Marcus Myers-Harness replaces John Mousinho.

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Paul Digby replaces Leon Best.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Kyle McFadzean (Burton Albion) because of an injury.

John Mousinho (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by John Mousinho (Burton Albion).

Tom Lawrence (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Jamie Ward (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kevin Bru (Ipswich Town).

Attempt missed. John Brayford (Burton Albion) header from very close range is too high. Assisted by Matthew Palmer with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Adam Webster.

John Mousinho (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Freddie Sears (Ipswich Town).

Jamie Ward (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Lawrence (Ipswich Town).

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Luke Chambers.

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Grant Ward replaces Teddy Bishop.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Ben Turner.

Attempt blocked. Leon Best (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Conor Grant with a headed pass.

Offside, Burton Albion. Lloyd Dyer tries a through ball, but Chris O’Grady is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Leon Best (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Teddy Bishop.

Attempt blocked. Teddy Bishop (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Leon Best.

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Conor Grant replaces Cole Skuse because of an injury.

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