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Ipswich   0 - 0   Bristol City

Ipswich 0-0 Bristol City

Ipswich 0-0 Bristol City

Bristol City goalkeeper Dean Gerken produced a string of superb saves to earn his side a point at Ipswich.

Gerken twice denied Town striker David Healy in the first half before saving a Jonathan Walters shot in the second.

Chris Iwelumo came closest to scoring for the visitors just before half-time when his powerful header hit the bar.

Ipswich struck the woodwork themselves when Jack Colback's drive hit the post before Gerken somehow blocked a Gareth McAuley header from point blank range.

In stoppage time Ipswich finally had the ball in Gerken's net but referee Nigel Miller correctly ruled that Connor Wickham's long throw had gone straight in with no further touches.

The result represents Ipswich's 17th draw of the season and leaves them four points above the relegation zone.

City are now unbeaten in three matches and will view this battling point as a spur to make a potential late surge for a play-off spot.


Ipswich Town manager Roy Keane:
"In the two games we've played against them their keeper's been the difference between us having two points and six.

"He was brilliant and sometimes you have to praise the opposition.

"In the second half the players were a bit braver (than the first). But we have to start at 3pm."

Bristol City manager Gary Johnson:
"Our goalkeeper was the difference today. In the second half he came into his own and had to make three or four magnificent saves, maybe four or five.

"Like all goalkeepers, they've got the odd mistake in them, whether they're on £200 a week or £50,000.

"But Dean makes more saves than mistakes. He certainly earned his money and I'm proud of him."

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Saturday, 27 February 2010

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Ipswich 0-0 Bristol City FT
(HT 0-0)

      Ipswich

      • 26 Murphy
      • 03 Delaney
      • 04 McAuley
      • 22 Rosenior
      • 06 Leadbitter
      • 10 Norris
      • 17 Colback
      • 23 Edwards (Garvan 82)
      • 19 Walters
      • 20 Healy (Counago 68)
      • 21 Murphy (Wickham 68 yellow card)

      Substitutes

      • 28 Lee-Barrett,
      • 15 Balkestein,
      • 07 Garvan,
      • 12 Peters,
      • 30 O'Connor,
      • 09 Counago,
      • 40 Wickham

      Bristol City

      • 22 Gerken
      • 02 Orr
      • 04 Fontaine
      • 06 Carey
      • 32 Nyatanga
      • 08 Johnson (Williams 60 yellow card)
      • 11 Hartley (Campbell-Ryce 66)
      • 14 Skuse
      • 09 Clarkson
      • 31 Haynes (Sproule 74)
      • 37 Iwelumo

      Substitutes

      • 13 Collis,
      • 18 Wilson,
      • 28 Edwards,
      • 15 Williams,
      • 17 Sproule,
      • 20 Campbell-Ryce,
      • 10 Maynard
      Ref: MillerAtt: 20,302
      IPSWICH
      BRISTOL CITY

      Possession

      • Ipswich 47%
      • Bristol City 53%

      Attempts on target

      • Ipswich 12
      • Bristol City 7

      Attempts off target

      • Ipswich 5
      • Bristol City 5

      Corners

      • Ipswich 4
      • Bristol City 3

      Fouls

      • Ipswich 5
      • Bristol City 7
      • Final Result
      • Full Time
      • 90:00+4:34 The referee signals the end of the game.
      • 90:00+2:17 David Clarkson takes a shot. Brian Murphy makes a save.
      • 90:00+1:19 Effort from the edge of the box by Owen Garvan goes wide of the right-hand upright.
      • 88:21 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jamal Campbell-Ryce, clearance by Connor Wickham.
      • 87:07 Liam Fontaine produces a cross, clearance by David Norris.
      • 84:28 Dean Gerken takes the free kick.
      • 84:28 Booking Connor Wickham goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
      • 83:56 Free kick awarded for a foul by Connor Wickham on Jamal Campbell-Ryce.
      • 82:28 Centre by Owen Garvan, Gareth McAuley has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.
      • 82:05 Short corner taken by Grant Leadbitter from the left by-line.
      • 81:21 Substitution Carlos Edwards goes off and Owen Garvan comes on.
      • 75:14 Cole Skuse takes a shot. Save by Brian Murphy.
      • 73:12 Substitution Ivan Sproule comes on in place of Danny Haynes.
      • 71:48 Gareth McAuley takes a shot. Louis Carey gets a block in.
      • 71:18 Grant Leadbitter decides to take the corner short.
      • 71:01 Jonathan Walters takes a shot. Dean Gerken makes a comfortable save.
      • 69:35 Corner taken right-footed by Carlos Edwards from the right by-line, Louis Carey makes a clearance.
      • Correction - 69:26 Jack Colback produces a cross, Pablo Counago takes a shot. Save by Dean Gerken.
      • 69:26 Jack Colback sends in a cross, Liam Fontaine manages to make a clearance.
      • 68:35 The referee blows for offside. Brian Murphy takes the direct free kick.
      • 67:51 Substitution Connor Wickham comes on in place of Daryl Murphy.
      • 67:51 Substitution Pablo Counago is brought on as a substitute for David Healy.
      • 65:29 Substitution Paul Hartley leaves the field to be replaced by Jamal Campbell-Ryce.
      • 64:50 Daryl Murphy delivers the ball.
      • 63:00 Louis Carey challenges David Healy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Grant Leadbitter has an effort direct from the free kick.
      • 62:30 The ball is swung over by Jack Colback, Louis Carey manages to make a clearance.
      • 61:49 Grant Leadbitter takes the direct free kick.
      • 61:49 Booking Caution for Gavin Williams.
      • 61:39 Unfair challenge on Liam Rosenior by Gavin Williams results in a free kick.
      • 59:49 Substitution Gavin Williams on for Lee Johnson.
      • 59:33 Daryl Murphy takes a shot. Dean Gerken makes a save.
      • 58:34 The ball is sent over by Liam Rosenior, Jonathan Walters takes a shot. Dean Gerken makes a comfortable save.
      • 58:06 Shot by David Clarkson from 18 yards. Brian Murphy makes a save.
      • Correction - 56:43 Jack Colback produces a cross, David Norris takes a shot. Save made by Dean Gerken.
      • 56:43 The ball is sent over by Jack Colback, David Healy takes a shot. Dean Gerken makes a save.
      • 56:15 Liam Rosenior sends in a cross.
      • 54:40 Effort on goal by Jack Colback from 20 yards. Dean Gerken makes a clearance.
      • 52:04 David Norris concedes a free kick for a foul on Cole Skuse. Free kick taken by Paul Hartley.
      • 51:43 The ball is swung over by Danny Haynes, clearance by Liam Rosenior.
      • 49:49 Jonathan Walters takes a shot. Save made by Dean Gerken.
      • 49:22 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Healy by Liam Fontaine. Direct free kick taken by Liam Rosenior.
      • 48:56 Centre by Carlos Edwards.
      • 47:50 The ball is crossed by Liam Rosenior, Jonathan Walters takes a shot. Dean Gerken makes a comfortable save.
      • 46:53 The referee gives a free kick against Danny Haynes for handball. Brian Murphy takes the free kick.
      • 45:56 Liam Rosenior crosses the ball, Strike from close range by Daryl Murphy clears the bar.
      • 45:22 The assistant referee flags for offside against Jonathan Walters. Dean Gerken takes the direct free kick.
      • 45:01 The second half has started.
      • Half Time
      • 45:00+2:02 The first half comes to an end.
      • 45:00+0:39 Unfair challenge on David Norris by Bradley Orr results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Grant Leadbitter from left wing.
      • 44:36 Corner taken by Paul Hartley from the right by-line, Effort on goal by Chris Iwelumo from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.
      • 44:21 Shot from 25 yards from Louis Carey. Damien Delaney gets a block in.
      • 42:11 Centre by Liam Fontaine, Chris Iwelumo takes a shot.
      • 41:29 Paul Hartley produces a drilled right-footed shot from 30 yards. Save made by Brian Murphy.
      • 39:45 Centre by Bradley Orr, Gareth McAuley manages to make a clearance.
      • 38:08 The assistant referee signals for offside against Daryl Murphy. Paul Hartley takes the direct free kick.
      • 37:39 Grant Leadbitter takes a shot. Dean Gerken makes a comfortable save.
      • 36:43 Unfair challenge on Jonathan Walters by Liam Fontaine results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jack Colback.
      • 33:13 Corner from the right by-line taken by Paul Hartley, Lewin Nyatanga has a headed effort at goal from just inside the penalty area that misses to the left of the target.
      • 32:16 Jonathan Walters is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Dean Gerken.
      • 28:59 Bradley Orr delivers the ball, clearance by Damien Delaney.
      • 26:43 Liam Fontaine fouled by David Healy, the ref awards a free kick. Shot comes in from Paul Hartley from the free kick.
      • 25:34 The ball is sent over by Bradley Orr, Effort on goal by Danny Haynes from 20 yards.
      • 24:18 The ball is crossed by Liam Fontaine, Danny Haynes takes a shot. Save by Brian Murphy.
      • 23:15 The ball is crossed by Danny Haynes.
      • 20:07 Lewin Nyatanga fouled by David Healy, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Dean Gerken.
      • 19:46 Shot by David Clarkson. Save by Brian Murphy.
      • 19:19 Danny Haynes sends in a cross, clearance by Damien Delaney.
      • 18:47 Jack Colback crosses the ball, Louis Carey manages to make a clearance.
      • 18:04 The ball is sent over by Liam Fontaine.
      • 17:06 Carlos Edwards takes a shot from long distance which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
      • 12:04 The ball is delivered by David Healy.
      • 10:40 Unfair challenge on David Norris by Paul Hartley results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Grant Leadbitter, clearance made by Louis Carey.
      • 8:30 Short corner taken by Carlos Edwards.
      • 8:19 David Norris produces a cross, Bradley Orr gets a block in.
      • 7:35 David Healy takes a shot. Save by Dean Gerken.
      • 7:21 The ball is sent over by Grant Leadbitter, Louis Carey makes a clearance.
      • 4:44 Liam Rosenior crosses the ball, blocked by Louis Carey.
      • 3:41 Shot on goal by David Norris from long range goes harmlessly over the target.
      • 2:18 The assistant referee flags for offside against Chris Iwelumo. Brian Murphy restarts play with the free kick.
      • 1:23 A cross is delivered by Danny Haynes, clearance by Damien Delaney.
      • 1:01 David Norris gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Johnson. Louis Carey takes the direct free kick.
      • 0:34 Unfair challenge on Carlos Edwards by Paul Hartley results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Brian Murphy.
      • 0:00 The referee gets the game underway.

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      Championship table snapshot

      As it stood on 27 Feb 2010 23:59 UK

      Position Team P GD PTS
      1 Newcastle 33 35 69
      2 West Brom 33 31 63
      3 Nottm Forest 34 21 61
      4 Swansea 33 8 56
      5 Leicester 33 11 54
      6 Cardiff 32 15 49
      7 Sheff Utd 33 2 48
      8 Blackpool 34 9 47
      9 Middlesbrough 34 8 47
      10 Coventry 34 -7 46
      11 Barnsley 33 -5 45
      12 Bristol City 33 -7 42
      13 Preston 33 -8 42
      14 Doncaster 33 -1 41
      15 Watford 31 -3 39
      16 Derby 33 -9 39
      17 Ipswich 33 -8 38
      18 Reading 32 -9 38
      19 Scunthorpe 34 -20 38
      20 QPR 32 -8 37
      21 Crystal Palace 32 -1 34
      22 Sheff Wed 33 -19 34
      23 Plymouth 32 -15 29
      24 Peterborough 33 -20 24


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