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Leicester   1 - 1   Ipswich

By Sam Lyon

Leicester 1-1 Ipswich

Leicester 1-1 Ipswich

Leicester missed the chance to jump up into fourth spot in the Championship as they were held to a draw by Ipswich.

The Foxes had to recover from going a goal down inside 30 seconds when Ryan McGivern bundled into his own net under pressure from Ipswich's David Norris.

And only a fine save prevented Gareth McAuley heading in a second for Town.

But after Steve Howard slid in to level there only looked one winner, Matty Fryatt and Paul Gallacher forcing fine saves, only for Ipswich to hold on.

It is the 13th league stalemate of the season for draw specialists Ipswich, and they remain six points off the drop zone as a result.

But Town boss Roy Keane will likely be the happier manager after an effective away display against their high-flying opponents.

The sides might have started the day 14 places and 13 points apart, but Ipswich's form of late - just one defeat in 12 league matches - suggested this could be a battle between two promotion hopefuls.

Indeed, a win for the visitors would have put them just 10 points off the play-off places despite a run of 14 matches without a win at the start of the season.

And Town could barely have hoped for a better start.

606: DEBATE

Just 21 seconds were on the clock when McGiven scored an own goal under pressure from Norris after good build-up play on the break involving Jonathan Walters and Jack Colback.

It provided the platform for a decent half from Ipswich, with Keane's men controlling the tempo and restricting Leicester to half chances.

It could have been even better for Town had Chris Weale not tipped McAuley's firm header over the bar or Colback made better contact from Grant Leadbitter's cross with the goal gaping.

Not that Leicester were without chances of their own. Leadbitter had to be alert to head Howard's 28th-minute header onto his own bar from a Matt Oakley corner, while Alex Bruce will have considered himself lucky to get away with what looked a clear handball in the box from Andy King's header 15 minutes earlier.

But still there was a distinct sense of relief from the home fans when their side drew level, Lloyd Dyer's good run across the box breaking to Howard who finished sweetly across the keeper.

If Ipswich were the better side in the first half, though, Leicester flew out of the traps after the break and it took a stunning point-blank save from Arran Lee-Barrett from Fryatt's snap-shot to keep Town level seven minutes after the restart.

However, neither goalmouth saw nearly as much action as in the first half thereafter, with Ipswich slowly retreating deeper into their own half in defence of the draw.

Leicester endeavoured to grab the winner, King and substitutes Martyn Waghorn and Gallacher all seeing half-chances fly off target, but Lee-Barrett was rarely troubled in the closing stages.

And as it was the match petered out into a draw that, while a fair result, will realistically only suit each team's respective Championship rivals.


Leicester manager Nigel Pearson:
"It wasn't a very good game and we struggled to get anything going in a positive manner.

"We didn't achieve the standards we have reached this season.

"We didn't look as solid as we have been in recent games. We were too open and they - Ipswich - enjoyed some potentially dangerous situations.

"But at least we've come out of it with something positive."

Ipswich boss Roy Keane:
"It was probably a fair result. We did have some good chances but our keeper pulled off the best save of the game. It was not a classic but to draw the game with an element of disappointment is a mark of our progress because Leicester are having a good season.

"I'm disappointed we didn't build on our great start to the game but I know we can do a lot better than today.

"What we lack at the moment is that we don't score enough goals and that's an area that needs improving.

"Draws won't get you too far up the table but I still think we are capable of having a good season, and that would include getting into the play-offs."

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Sunday, 10 January 2010

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Home Team Score Away Team Time
Leicester 1-1 Ipswich FT
(HT 1-1)
  • Howard 38
  • McGivern (og) 1

Leicester

  • 01 Weale
  • 02 Neilson
  • 03 McGivern
  • 04 Morrison
  • 06 Brown
  • 08 Oakley
  • 10 King
  • 11 Dyer (Waghorn 71)
  • 19 Wellens (Gallagher 70)
  • 09 Howard (Kermorgant 83)
  • 12 Fryatt

Substitutes

  • 13 Logan,
  • 25 Hobbs,
  • 16 Adams,
  • 17 N'Guessan,
  • 18 Waghorn,
  • 22 Kermorgant,
  • 24 Gallagher

Ipswich

  • 28 Lee-Barrett
  • 03 Delaney
  • 04 McAuley
  • 05 Bruce yellow card (Rosenior 57)
  • 15 Balkenstein
  • 06 Leadbitter
  • 10 Norris
  • 12 Peters
  • 17 Colback (John 83)
  • 19 Walters
  • 40 Wickham (Garvan 73)

Substitutes

  • 26 Murphy,
  • 02 Wright,
  • 22 Rosenior,
  • 07 Garvan,
  • 23 Edwards,
  • 25 Quinn,
  • 21 John
Ref: HaywoodAtt: 20,758
LEICESTER
IPSWICH

Possession

  • Leicester 51%
  • Ipswich 49%

Attempts on target

  • Leicester 8
  • Ipswich 6

Attempts off target

  • Leicester 5
  • Ipswich 6

Corners

  • Leicester 8
  • Ipswich 10

Fouls

  • Leicester 9
  • Ipswich 10
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:40 The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
  • 90:00+3:04 Corner taken by Paul Gallagher played to the near post, Jaime Peters makes a clearance.
  • 90:00+2:58 The ball is sent over by Paul Gallagher, Owen Garvan gets a block in.
  • 90:00+0:46 Wayne Brown gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stern John. Grant Leadbitter has an effort direct from the free kick.
  • 89:01 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Grant Leadbitter played to the near post, Martyn Waghorn manages to make a clearance.
  • 88:38 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Grant Leadbitter, Wayne Brown manages to make a clearance.
  • 88:29 Centre by Jaime Peters, blocked by Ryan McGivern.
  • 87:16 Centre by Paul Gallagher.
  • 86:24 Ryan McGivern fouled by Liam Rosenior, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Gallagher crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Grant Leadbitter.
  • 86:04 Robbie Neilson delivers the ball.
  • 82:38 Substitution Yann Kermorgant replaces Steve Howard.
  • 82:05 Substitution Stern John joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jack Colback.
  • 79:02 Paul Gallagher delivers the ball, clearance by Pim Balkenstein.
  • 78:45 The ball is crossed by Paul Gallagher, Damien Delaney manages to make a clearance.
  • 78:36 Ryan McGivern sends in a cross, Pim Balkenstein makes a clearance.
  • 76:53 Steve Howard takes a shot. Pim Balkenstein gets a block in.
  • 76:28 Martyn Waghorn crosses the ball.
  • 75:50 Corner taken right-footed by Paul Gallagher, Jonathan Walters manages to make a clearance.
  • 75:39 A cross is delivered by Robbie Neilson, Jack Colback gets a block in.
  • 75:25 Andy King takes a shot. Damien Delaney gets a block in.
  • 74:50 The ball is crossed by Paul Gallagher, Damien Delaney manages to make a clearance.
  • 74:16 A cross is delivered by Andy King, Gareth McAuley makes a clearance.
  • 73:58 A cross is delivered by Robbie Neilson.
  • 72:40 Substitution Owen Garvan replaces Connor Wickham.
  • 72:21 Paul Gallagher sends in a cross, blocked by Pim Balkenstein.
  • 69:57 Substitution Martyn Waghorn comes on in place of Lloyd Dyer.
  • 69:57 Substitution Richie Wellens leaves the field to be replaced by Paul Gallagher.
  • 67:55 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jack Colback on Robbie Neilson. Matt Oakley crosses the ball in from the free kick, Unfair challenge on Pim Balkenstein by Michael Morrison results in a free kick. Arran Lee-Barrett takes the direct free kick.
  • 66:53 Shot from just outside the box by David Norris goes over the crossbar.
  • 66:34 Centre by Liam Rosenior, clearance made by Andy King.
  • 65:02 Effort on goal by Matt Oakley from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 63:44 Effort from just outside the box by Steve Howard goes over the bar.
  • Correction - 63:27 Jonathan Walters takes a shot from 12 yards. Save by Chris Weale.
  • 63:27 Jonathan Walters takes a shot. Save made by Chris Weale.
  • 62:46 Connor Wickham produces a cross, Jonathan Walters produces a right-footed shot from close in that goes over the bar.
  • 61:26 Shot from just outside the area by Jaime Peters misses to the right of the target.
  • 60:53 The ball is crossed by Ryan McGivern, clearance by Damien Delaney.
  • 60:23 The ball is swung over by David Norris, Chris Weale makes a save.
  • 59:53 The ball is swung over by Jonathan Walters, Ryan McGivern manages to make a clearance.
  • 58:46 Lloyd Dyer produces a cross, save made by Arran Lee-Barrett.
  • 58:08 The ball is delivered by Jack Colback, Jonathan Walters produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 57:19 The ball is swung over by Connor Wickham.
  • 54:33 Free kick crossed right-footed by Grant Leadbitter from right channel, Chris Weale makes a save.
  • 54:33 Substitution Liam Rosenior joins the action as a substitute, replacing Alex Bruce.
  • 54:33 Ryan McGivern gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jaime Peters.
  • 54:02 Outswinging corner taken by Grant Leadbitter, save made by Chris Weale.
  • 52:50 Corner from left by-line taken by Grant Leadbitter.
  • 52:18 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jack Colback from the right by-line, Ryan McGivern makes a clearance.
  • 52:09 Jonathan Walters produces a cross, Michael Morrison gets a block in.
  • 51:28 Ryan McGivern sends in a cross, save made by Arran Lee-Barrett.
  • 51:10 Matt Fryatt takes a shot. Save by Arran Lee-Barrett.
  • 50:44 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Matt Oakley.
  • 50:18 A cross is delivered by Ryan McGivern.
  • 47:11 The free kick is delivered right-footed by Matt Oakley from left wing, Grant Leadbitter manages to make a clearance.
  • 47:11 Booking Alex Bruce receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 46:58 Alex Bruce handles the ball and concedes a free kick.
  • 46:23 The ball is delivered by Connor Wickham, Wayne Brown gets a block in.
  • 45:50 Damien Delaney fouled by Matt Fryatt, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Arran Lee-Barrett.
  • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:16 The referee calls an end to the first half.
  • 45:00+1:48 Connor Wickham concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Morrison. Free kick taken by Michael Morrison.
  • 45:00+1:14 Connor Wickham takes a shot. Blocked by Wayne Brown.
  • 44:59 The ball is swung over by Jaime Peters, clearance made by Michael Morrison.
  • 42:08 Centre by Jaime Peters, Michael Morrison makes a clearance.
  • 41:26 Foul by Steve Howard on David Norris, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Arran Lee-Barrett.
  • 40:51 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy King by David Norris. Free kick taken by Michael Morrison.
  • 39:21 Matt Fryatt takes a shot. Save by Arran Lee-Barrett.
  • 39:03 A cross is delivered by Pim Balkenstein, Michael Morrison manages to make a clearance.
  • 38:52 The ball is delivered by Connor Wickham.
  • 37:20 GOAL - Steve HowardLeicester 1 - 1 Ipswich Steve Howard fires in a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Leicester 1-1 Ipswich.
  • 36:30 Corner taken by Grant Leadbitter from the left by-line, clearance made by Michael Morrison.
  • 35:17 Jonathan Walters delivers the ball, Grant Leadbitter takes a shot. Matt Oakley gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Grant Leadbitter, Gareth McAuley takes a shot. Save made by Chris Weale. Corner from the left by-line taken by Grant Leadbitter, Robbie Neilson manages to make a clearance.
  • 34:56 The ball is sent over by Michael Morrison, Gareth McAuley manages to make a clearance.
  • 34:27 The ball is sent over by Matt Fryatt, Gareth McAuley gets a block in.
  • 33:59 Matt Fryatt takes a shot. Save by Arran Lee-Barrett.
  • 33:08 Unfair challenge on Richie Wellens by Jaime Peters results in a free kick. Ryan McGivern crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by Arran Lee-Barrett.
  • 30:57 Corner taken right-footed by Grant Leadbitter from the right by-line, Effort from inside the area by Damien Delaney misses to the right of the goal.
  • 30:45 Jaime Peters delivers the ball, Michael Morrison makes a clearance.
  • 29:26 Corner taken short by Matt Oakley.
  • 28:24 Jonathan Walters challenges Michael Morrison unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Weale restarts play with the free kick.
  • 27:22 Matt Oakley takes the outswinging corner, Steve Howard takes a shot. Clearance made by Grant Leadbitter.
  • 26:20 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan McGivern by Grant Leadbitter. Direct free kick taken by Ryan McGivern.
  • 26:01 Jaime Peters produces a cross, blocked by Ryan McGivern.
  • 25:19 Wayne Brown concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Walters. Free kick taken by Damien Delaney.
  • 24:07 Steve Howard gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Norris. Arran Lee-Barrett takes the direct free kick.
  • 22:46 Alex Bruce produces a cross, Jonathan Walters takes a shot. Save by Chris Weale. Corner taken short by Jaime Peters.
  • 20:20 Effort from outside the area by Richie Wellens goes wide right of the goal.
  • 19:21 Short corner worked by Matt Oakley.
  • 19:04 Centre by Ryan McGivern, save by Arran Lee-Barrett.
  • 17:47 Connor Wickham challenges Wayne Brown unfairly and gives away a free kick. Richie Wellens restarts play with the free kick.
  • 16:06 Foul by Steve Howard on Damien Delaney, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Arran Lee-Barrett.
  • 13:56 Unfair challenge on Lloyd Dyer by Alex Bruce results in a free kick. A cross is delivered by Matt Oakley, Andy King takes a shot. Alex Bruce gets a block in.
  • 11:53 The ball is crossed by Connor Wickham, Robbie Neilson makes a clearance.
  • 10:04 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jack Colback on Andy King. Free kick taken by Michael Morrison.
  • 8:49 Jack Colback is penalised for a handball. Free kick crossed right-footed by Matt Oakley.
  • 8:07 A cross is delivered by Connor Wickham, Wayne Brown manages to make a clearance.
  • 7:25 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan McGivern on David Norris. Pim Balkenstein takes the direct free kick.
  • 6:51 The ball is delivered by Ryan McGivern, Jaime Peters gets a block in.
  • 5:30 Matt Oakley takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Effort on goal by Robbie Neilson from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.
  • 4:36 Drilled shot by Ryan McGivern. Corner taken right-footed by Matt Oakley from the right by-line to the near post, Jaime Peters manages to make a clearance.
  • 4:13 The ball is swung over by Robbie Neilson, Jack Colback gets a block in.
  • Correction - 0:32 GOAL - Ryan McGivernLeicester 0 - 1 Ipswich Ryan McGivern scores an own goal from 6 yards. Leicester 0-1 Ipswich.
  • 0:32 Assist on the goal came from Jack Colback.
  • 0:32 GOAL - David NorrisLeicester 0 - 1 Ipswich A goal is scored by David Norris from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Leicester 0-1 Ipswich.
  • Correction - 0:28 Jack Colback produces a cross.
  • 0:28 The ball is delivered by Jack Colback,
  • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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10 Jan 2010 23:59 UK


Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 10 Jan 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Newcastle 24 25 51
2 Nottm Forest 25 18 46
3 West Brom 24 24 45
4 Cardiff 24 15 38
5 Leicester 23 4 38
6 Swansea 24 2 37
7 Blackpool 23 10 35
8 Sheff Utd 24 2 35
9 Crystal Palace 24 1 34
10 QPR 24 2 33
11 Middlesbrough 24 5 32
12 Bristol City 24 0 32
13 Watford 24 -4 32
14 Coventry 25 -7 31
15 Doncaster 23 2 30
16 Barnsley 23 -7 30
17 Preston 23 -3 29
18 Derby 25 -14 26
19 Scunthorpe 24 -16 26
20 Ipswich 24 -7 25
21 Reading 24 -13 23
22 Plymouth 23 -13 21
23 Sheff Wed 23 -14 19
24 Peterborough 24 -12 18



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