Ipswich 3-3 Middlesbrough

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Ipswich   3 - 3   Middlesbrough

Highlights - Ipswich 3-3 Middlesbrough

Highlights - Ipswich 3-3 Middlesbrough

Grant Leadbitter scored twice as Ipswich clawed their way back from 3-1 down to salvage a point against Middlesbrough at Portman Road.

Leadbitter's 20-yard strike put Ipswich ahead early on, but tap-ins from Andy Halliday and Scott McDonald gave Middlesbrough a half-time lead.

Andrew Taylor extended Boro's lead with a side-foot shot but Connor Wickham nodded home to give Ipswich hope.

Leadbitter secured a point from the spot after Lee Martin was fouled.

Victories in their last three games had given Ipswich hope of sneaking into the play-offs, and Leadbitter's early deflected drive put the hosts in a strong position to continue their hot streak.

But Paul Jewell's side imploded before the break, as Middlesbrough netted twice in 90 seconds.

Boro's first came through Halliday, who was left with a simple finish after Damien Delaney's sliced clearance left Ipswich keeper Arran Lee-Barrett stranded and bounced off the bar and into Halliday's path.

It got worse for Ipswich when McDonald made it two as Halliday turned provider, finding McDonald free inside the six-yard box and the striker making no mistake to net his tenth goal of the season.

Boro did not have to wait long for their third as they struck again in the 51st minute - Halliday was again the architect as he slid in Taylor, who collected the ball and finished in style past Lee-Barrett.

But Wickham showed why is so sought-after and, despite having two goals chalked off for offside, he eventually pulled one back after the hour mark when he met Jimmy Bullard's delivery with a thumping header.

Ipswich's comeback was complete when Leadbitter converted from the spot with 14 minutes left after Matthew Bates had fouled Martin.

The hosts could even have won it if not for two brilliant saves from Boro keeper Paul Smith, who denied Wickham then Damien Delaney in the latter stages.

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Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Ipswich 3-3 Middlesbrough FT
(HT 1-2)
  • Leadbitter 6
  • Wickham 64
  • Leadbitter (pen) 76
  • Halliday 42
  • McDonald 43
  • Taylor 51

Ipswich

  • 12 Lee-Barrett
  • 04 McAuley
  • 05 Delaney
  • 42 Carson
  • 06 Leadbitter
  • 07 Edwards
  • 08 Norris
  • 14 Bullard
  • 39 Kennedy yellow card (O'Dea 83)
  • 09 Wickham
  • 10 Scotland (Martin 59)

Substitutes

  • 21 Fulop,
  • 02 Peters,
  • 48 O'Dea,
  • 11 Martin,
  • 17 Drury,
  • 24 Healy,
  • 26 Civelli

Middlesbrough

  • 13 Smith
  • 04 Bates
  • 06 McManus
  • 24 Hines (Williams 35)
  • 26 Taylor
  • 27 Bennett
  • 29 McMahon
  • 05 Zemmama (Halliday 16)
  • 20 Arca
  • 07 McDonald
  • 11 Kink (Thomson 72)

Substitutes

  • 21 Coyne,
  • 12 Davies,
  • 25 Williams,
  • 08 Thomson,
  • 19 Halliday,
  • 33 Smallwood,
  • 37 Tavares
Ref: RussellAtt: 17,286
IPSWICH
MIDDLESBROUGH

Possession

  • Ipswich 56%
  • Middlesbrough 44%

Attempts on target

  • Ipswich 11
  • Middlesbrough 8

Attempts off target

  • Ipswich 5
  • Middlesbrough 7

Corners

  • Ipswich 9
  • Middlesbrough 2

Fouls

  • Ipswich 10
  • Middlesbrough 11
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:01 The match has reached full-time.
  • 90:00+1:20 The ball is delivered by Joe Bennett.
  • 90:00+0:06 Scott McDonald takes a shot. Blocked by Damien Delaney.
  • 89:33 Corner from right by-line taken by Jimmy Bullard.
  • 88:10 Stephen McManus concedes a free kick for a foul on Connor Wickham. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Jimmy Bullard, save made by Paul Smith.
  • 86:36 David Norris challenges Joe Bennett unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kevin Thomson takes the free kick.
  • 86:01 Foul by Damien Delaney on Andy Halliday, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Kevin Thomson.
  • 85:14 Effort on goal by Andy Halliday from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 83:15 Handball by Tony McMahon. Free kick taken by Jimmy Bullard.
  • 82:49 Substitution (Ipswich) makes a substitution, with Darren O'Dea coming on for Mark Kennedy.
  • 80:36 Gareth McAuley takes a shot. Save by Paul Smith.
  • 79:58 Julio Arca challenges Connor Wickham unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jimmy Bullard takes the direct free kick.
  • 78:12 Corner taken right-footed by Jimmy Bullard.
  • 78:01 Jimmy Bullard produces a cross, Damien Delaney takes a shot. Paul Smith makes a save.
  • 77:44 Jimmy Bullard takes a inswinging corner.
  • 77:18 Connor Wickham takes a shot. Save by Paul Smith.
  • 75:33 Matthew Bates challenges Lee Martin unfairly and gives away a Penalty. Lee Martin provided the assist for the goal.
  • 75:33 GOAL - Grant LeadbitterIpswich 3 - 3 Middlesbrough Grant Leadbitter scores a penalty. Ipswich 3-3 Middlesbrough.
  • 73:32 Andy Halliday has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
  • 72:34 Header from close in by Joe Bennett misses to the right of the target.
  • 71:42 Substitution Kevin Thomson is brought on as a substitute for Tarmo Kink.
  • 70:09 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Tony McMahon, clearance by Damien Delaney.
  • 70:00 Joe Bennett takes a shot. Save made by Arran Lee-Barrett.
  • 68:12 Joe Bennett concedes a free kick for a foul on Josh Carson. Free kick taken by Josh Carson.
  • 66:21 Grant Leadbitter takes a shot. Save by Paul Smith.
  • 66:02 Corner taken right-footed by Jimmy Bullard from the right by-line, clearance by Tony McMahon.
  • 65:42 Carlos Edwards produces a cross, Connor Wickham takes a shot. Save made by Paul Smith.
  • 64:33 Josh Carson concedes a free kick for a foul on Julio Arca. Direct free kick taken by Joe Bennett.
  • 63:17 Unfair challenge on Josh Carson by Julio Arca results in a free kick. Assist by Jimmy Bullard.
  • 63:17 GOAL - Connor WickhamIpswich 2 - 3 Middlesbrough Connor Wickham grabs a headed goal from close in. Ipswich 2-3 Middlesbrough.
  • 61:58 Effort from just outside the area by Connor Wickham goes over the target.
  • 60:47 The ball is sent over by Andrew Taylor.
  • 59:53 Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Kennedy on Tarmo Kink. Free kick taken by Tony McMahon.
  • 59:53 Booking The referee books Mark Kennedy for unsporting behaviour.
  • 58:15 Substitution Jason Scotland leaves the field to be replaced by Lee Martin.
  • 57:34 Tarmo Kink delivers the ball, Damien Delaney makes a clearance.
  • 55:36 Joe Bennett takes a shot. Save by Arran Lee-Barrett.
  • 54:19 Corner taken by Jimmy Bullard from the right by-line, clearance made by Joe Bennett.
  • 53:45 Connor Wickham is ruled offside. Paul Smith restarts play with the free kick.
  • 53:35 Jimmy Bullard takes a shot. Save by Paul Smith.
  • 50:35 Assist on the goal came from Scott McDonald.
  • 50:35 GOAL - Andrew TaylorIpswich 1 - 3 Middlesbrough Andrew Taylor gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Ipswich 1-3 Middlesbrough.
  • 49:09 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Connor Wickham by Tony McMahon. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jimmy Bullard.
  • 47:16 Foul by Mark Kennedy on Tarmo Kink, free kick awarded. Strike comes in from Tarmo Kink from the free kick.
  • 45:58 Unfair challenge on Scott McDonald by Carlos Edwards results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Julio Arca.
  • 45:30 Connor Wickham crosses the ball, clearance by Joe Bennett.
  • Correction - 45:11 Scott McDonald takes a shot.
  • 45:11 Close range shot by Scott McDonald misses to the left of the goal.
  • 45:01 The referee starts the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+6:02 The half-time whistle blows.
  • 45:00+4:50 The ball is swung over by Tarmo Kink, clearance by Gareth McAuley.
  • Correction - 45:00+3:26 Julio Arca challenges Connor Wickham unfairly and gives away a free kick. The ball is crossed by Jimmy Bullard, Close range headed effort by Gareth McAuley misses to the right of the target.
  • 45:00+3:26 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Connor Wickham by Julio Arca. A cross is delivered by Jimmy Bullard, Header from close range by Matthew Bates misses to the right of the goal.
  • 45:00+2:05 Andy Halliday is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Arran Lee-Barrett.
  • 45:00+1:30 The assistant referee flags for offside against Jason Scotland. Paul Smith takes the free kick.
  • 45:00+0:24 David Norris fouled by Julio Arca, the ref awards a free kick. Carlos Edwards takes the free kick.
  • 44:59 The ball is crossed by Scott McDonald, Carlos Edwards manages to make a clearance.
  • 44:18 Effort from inside the area by Jason Scotland misses to the right of the goal.
  • 43:59 Jimmy Bullard takes a shot.
  • 42:35 Andy Halliday provided the assist for the goal.
  • 42:35 GOAL - Scott McDonaldIpswich 1 - 2 Middlesbrough Scott McDonald finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Ipswich 1-2 Middlesbrough.
  • 42:14 The referee blows for offside against Jason Scotland. Paul Smith takes the indirect free kick.
  • 41:09 GOAL - Andy HallidayIpswich 1 - 1 Middlesbrough Andy Halliday scores a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Ipswich 1-1 Middlesbrough.
  • 40:54 Tarmo Kink takes a shot. Save by Arran Lee-Barrett.
  • 39:52 Foul by Carlos Edwards on Andrew Taylor, free kick awarded. Joe Bennett restarts play with the free kick.
  • 38:49 The ball is crossed by Josh Carson, David Norris takes a shot. Save by Paul Smith. Connor Wickham is ruled offside. Paul Smith takes the indirect free kick.
  • 34:17 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jimmy Bullard from the left by-line, clearance by Scott McDonald.
  • 34:17 Substitution Rhys Williams comes on in place of Seb Hines.
  • 33:56 The ball is swung over by Connor Wickham, blocked by Tony McMahon.
  • 30:43 Josh Carson fouled by Andy Halliday, the ref awards a free kick. Jimmy Bullard takes the direct free kick.
  • 29:54 Corner taken by Tony McMahon, clearance by Connor Wickham.
  • 29:47 Tarmo Kink crosses the ball, clearance by Gareth McAuley.
  • 23:18 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jimmy Bullard.
  • 23:12 Connor Wickham sends in a cross, Tony McMahon gets a block in.
  • 18:50 Connor Wickham takes a shot. Blocked by Seb Hines.
  • 18:26 Jimmy Bullard produces a cross, Andrew Taylor gets a block in.
  • 16:12 Julio Arca takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by Arran Lee-Barrett.
  • 15:08 David Norris concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen McManus. Paul Smith takes the direct free kick.
  • 15:08 Substitution Andy Halliday on for Merouane Zemmama.
  • 13:23 Centre by Merouane Zemmama.
  • 12:17 Free kick awarded for a foul by Josh Carson on Joe Bennett. Paul Smith takes the direct free kick.
  • 10:13 Foul by Merouane Zemmama on David Norris, free kick awarded. Jimmy Bullard has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
  • 9:27 Joe Bennett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Josh Carson. Jimmy Bullard takes the direct free kick.
  • 7:57 The ball is swung over by Josh Carson, Joe Bennett makes a clearance.
  • 6:44 Unfair challenge on Matthew Bates by Damien Delaney results in a free kick. Merouane Zemmama takes the free kick.
  • 5:53 GOAL - Grant LeadbitterIpswich 1 - 0 Middlesbrough Grant Leadbitter scores a goal from just outside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Ipswich 1-0 Middlesbrough.
  • 5:34 Jimmy Bullard takes a outswinging corner.
  • 5:08 The ball is swung over by Mark Kennedy.
  • 5:01 A cross is delivered by Connor Wickham, clearance by Seb Hines.
  • 1:36 Corner taken by Jimmy Bullard from the left by-line, clearance made by Tarmo Kink.
  • 1:29 Centre by Josh Carson, Tony McMahon makes a clearance.
  • 1:04 Tarmo Kink takes a shot. Save by Arran Lee-Barrett.
  • 0:00 The match gets underway.

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Npower Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 12 Apr 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 QPR 41 38 82
2 Cardiff 41 21 72
3 Norwich 41 18 71
4 Swansea 41 19 70
5 Reading 41 24 69
6 Leeds 41 10 64
7 Nott'm Forest 41 11 63
8 Millwall 41 13 61
9 Leicester 41 4 60
10 Hull 41 4 60
11 Watford 41 11 57
12 Burnley 40 0 57
13 Ipswich 41 1 56
14 Portsmouth 41 -3 55
15 Bristol City 41 -5 54
16 Barnsley 41 -11 50
17 Coventry 41 -4 49
18 Middlesbrough 40 -7 49
19 Derby 41 -7 48
20 Doncaster 41 -21 45
21 Crystal Palace 41 -22 43
22 Scunthorpe 41 -40 37
23 Preston 41 -23 36
24 Sheff Utd 41 -31 35

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