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BBC Five Live's David Oates
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Leicester boss Peter Taylor
"We are all delighted for him (Akinbiyi)"
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Leicester's Ade Akinbiyi
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Wednesday, 6 September, 2000, 20:40 GMT 21:40 UK
Akinbiyi on target in Foxes win
Ade Akinbiyi
Ade Akinbiyi netted his first goal for Leicester
Leicester City 2-1 Ipswich Town

Peter Taylor's side continued their unbeaten start to the season thanks to goals from Ade Akinbiyi and Matt Elliott but they had to survive a late rally from Ipswich in a poor game at Filbert Street.

Ipswich made the brighter opening and almost took the lead on six minutes as Marcus Stewart chipped the ball over the advancing Tim Flowers only to see Gerry Taggart head away from close to his own goal line.

Taggart was soon in the opposing box forcing a good save from Ipswich's Richard Wright.

Titus Bramble was shown the yellow card for a seemingly harmless challenge on Gerry Taggart after 24 minutes but the home side failed to take advantage of the set piece.


It was a nice three points for us. We played well in patches and at times disappointingly.
  Peter Taylor

Andrew Impey did go closer a couple of minutes later but his effort from 20 yards never threatened Wright's goal.

Wright was called upon to deal smartly with a low drive from Ade Akinbiyi on 27 minutes as the home side began to have slightly the better of things.

Perfectly timed

Robbie Savage almost set Akinbiyi away on 40 minutes but Bramble got back to perfectly time a last ditch tackle.

Jamie Clapham threaded Jermaine Wright into a shooting position for Ipswich just before the interval but Matt Elliott slid in to block his effort.

Stan Collymore
Collymore's introduction inspired Leicester
Leicester introduced Stan Collymore for the start of the second half in place of Muzzy Izzet and immediately the former Aston Villa striker saw a volley from an Eadie cross fly over.

Taggart became the second player booked for a challenge from behind on Stewart after 48 minutes, before Darren Eadie flashed a volley wide of Wright's goal.

Turned provider

However, Eadie turned provider on 56 minutes and after a good run he picked out Akinbiyi inside the six-yard-box to poke the ball home.


I think if we had kept it at 1-0 for longer we had every chance of coming back into the game.
  George Burley

He almost added a second soon after as an Impey cross eluded Bramble but Akinbiyi's poor control allowed Wright to gather.

George Burley introduced James Scowcroft in place of Jermaine Wright and he nearly netted an immediate equaliser after Stewart had flicked on a Clapham cross.

Leicester did get an all-important second goal on 72 minutes as Elliott flicked on a Guppy corner at the near post and the ball looped over the despairing Wright.

Elliott's poor challenge on Johnson three minutes from time allowed Magilton to reduce the arrears from the penalty spot and the visitors had a chance to level when Scales headed over a Magilton corner.

But it was too little too late for Burley's men.


Leicester: Flowers, Rowett, Elliott, Taggart, Guppy, Impey, Savage, Oakes, Izzet, Akinbiyi, Eadie.
Subs: Royce, Davidson, Gilchrist, Collymore, Cottee.

Ipswich: R. Wright, Wilnis, Clapham, Bramble, Scales, Hriedarsson, Magilton, Holland, J. Wright, Johnson, Stewart.
Subs: Salmon, Croft, McGreal, Scowcroft, Reuser.

Referee: P Taylor (Cheshunt)

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