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Ipswich   1 - 0   West Brom

Grant Leadbitter

Ipswich 1-0 West Brom

By Paul Fletcher

Ipswich cast aside their poor form in the Championship to reach the last four of the Carling Cup by defeating Premier League West Brom at Portman Road.

Grant Leadbitter scored the only goal from the penalty spot after Graham Dorrans was adjudged to have brought down Carlos Edwards in the box.

Brian Murphy made a brilliant late one-handed save from Pablo Ibanez to ensure the home team held on to their lead.

The Tractor Boys will meet Arsenal in their two-legged semi-final tie.

Ipswich are the only team from outside the top flight left in the competition and will be at home in the first leg of their tie against the Gunners, which will take place week beginning 10 January.

Wednesday's victory in front of a disappointing crowd of 11,363 at a freezing Portman Road relieves the pressure on boss Roy Keane, who had seen his team lose their previous four league fixtures.

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It was a deserved win for the Tractor Boys, who shaded an entertaining game that hung in the balance until Leadbitter struck.

There were several last-ditch clearances by both sides, while Ipswich were incensed shortly before the interval when referee Michael Jones failed to award them a penalty.

Tamas Priskin had collected a through ball from Jaime Peters and appeared to be brought down by Boaz Myhill as he attempted to round the WBA keeper.

It was difficult to tell whether Myhill had made contact with any of the ball before catching Priskin but Town boss Keane was particularly infuriated by the decision and hectored the fourth official for some time afterwards.

Jason Scotland should have scored after Tamas advanced purposefully down the right before pulling the ball back into the path of his team-mate, who shot straight at Myhill.

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The Baggies keeper, one of nine changes from the team that won 4-1 at Everton on Saturday including a debut for right-back James Hurst, made a good low stop to keep out Leadbitter's low strike as Ipswich enjoyed some enterprising periods of attacking play.

The Baggies also had spells in the ascendancy, with Somen Tchoyi heavily involved down the right.

Brian Murphy flapped indecisively at a cross from the Cameroon international but Simon Cox could not smash home the loose ball, while Marc-Antoine Fortune had a shot from a wide angle saved by the Ipswich keeper.

The alert Giles Barnes capitalised on a moment's hesitation in the Ipswich defence and forced another save with a toe-poked shot, while Dorrans had Murphy scrambling towards his own line with a cross-cum-shot.

Cox chested down a cross from Dorrans before shooting wide shortly after the restart as both teams continued to show a desire to push forward.

Priskin headed over a cross from Andros Townsend before Town scored the game's only goal after they were awarded their controversial penalty.

Ipswich performance pleases Keane

Town substitute Edwards had caught Marek Cech dawdling in possession and surged towards the box before he was brought down by Dorrans on the edge of the area.

It was a borderline decision by referee Jones, whose decision to award a penalty and not a free-kick produced an angry protest from Dorrans.

The tie should have been put beyond doubt with 15 minutes left when Scotland shot towards goal from inside the six-yard box but his effort struck team-mate Priskin and rebounded to safety.

And Priskin wasted another chance to seal the victory with a low strike across goal that narrowly missed but his team closed out the match to reach the last four in the competition for the fourth time in their history.

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Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Carling Cup

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Ipswich 1-0 West Brom FT
(HT 0-0)
  • Leadbitter (pen) 69

    Ipswich

    • 01 Murphy
    • 02 Peters
    • 20 Smith
    • 22 Brown yellow card
    • 48 O'Dea
    • 06 Leadbitter
    • 08 Norris
    • 17 Townsend (O'Connor 65)
    • 27 Lambe (Edwards 46)
    • 10 Scotland (Healy 89)
    • 16 Priskin yellow card

    Substitutes

    • 12 Lee-Barrett,
    • 03 O'Connor,
    • 23 Eastman,
    • 07 Edwards,
    • 24 Healy,
    • 26 Civelli,
    • 28 Murray

    West Brom

    Substitutes

    Ref: JonesAtt: 11,363
    IPSWICH
    WEST BROM

    Possession

    • Ipswich 53%
    • West Brom 47%

    Attempts on target

    • Ipswich 7
    • West Brom 7

    Attempts off target

    • Ipswich 5
    • West Brom 6

    Corners

    • Ipswich 6
    • West Brom 8

    Fouls

    • Ipswich 10
    • West Brom 11
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+3:11 The referee blows for the end of the match.
    • 90:00+1:56 Shot by Somen Tchoyi went wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 90:00+0:45 Tamas Priskin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Boaz Myhill. Boaz Myhill takes the free kick.
    • 90:00+0:03 The official flags Tommy Smith offside. Free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.
    • 89:21 Tamas Priskin has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.
    • 88:26 Tamas Priskin is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Boaz Myhill restarts play with the free kick.
    • 88:26 Substitution Jason Scotland leaves the field to be replaced by Colin Healy.
    • 87:04 The offside flag is raised against Tamas Priskin. Boaz Myhill takes the free kick.
    • 87:04 Booking Tamas Priskin receives a caution.
    • 86:34 The ball is crossed by Marek Cech, clearance made by Tommy Smith.
    • 85:53 Unfair challenge on Steven Reid by Shane O'Connor results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Steven Reid.
    • 84:57 Centre by Carlos Edwards, Shot from inside the area by Tamas Priskin clears the bar.
    • 84:28 Inswinging corner taken by Giles Barnes from the left by-line, save by Brian Murphy.
    • 84:05 Corner taken right-footed by Giles Barnes from the left by-line, clearance by Troy Brown.
    • 83:45 Centre by Somen Tchoyi, Ibanez Pablo takes a shot. Save by Brian Murphy.
    • 83:00 Foul by Darren O'Dea on Giles Barnes, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Giles Barnes from right wing.
    • 82:14 Corner taken right-footed by Giles Barnes from the right by-line, Tommy Smith manages to make a clearance.
    • 81:55 Simon Cox takes a shot. Save by Brian Murphy.
    • 80:12 The offside flag is raised against Jason Scotland. Boaz Myhill takes the indirect free kick.
    • 77:04 Somen Tchoyi is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Brian Murphy.
    • 76:43 Tamas Priskin takes a shot. Blocked by Abdoulaye Meite.
    • 75:38 Corner taken by Grant Leadbitter, Jason Scotland takes a shot. Tamas Priskin gets a block in.
    • 72:56 The ball is sent over by Carlos Edwards.
    • 70:57 Substitution Marc-Antoine Fortune goes off and Ishmael Miller comes on.
    • 70:08 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Grant Leadbitter, Close range headed effort by Tommy Smith clears the crossbar.
    • 68:51 Graham Dorrans challenges Carlos Edwards unfairly and gives away a Penalty.
    • 68:51 GOAL - Grant LeadbitterIpswich 1 - 0 West Brom Grant Leadbitter scores a penalty. Ipswich 1-0 West Brom.
    • 66:49 The ball is delivered by Grant Leadbitter, clearance made by Somen Tchoyi.
    • 66:15 Corner taken right-footed by Grant Leadbitter from the left by-line, clearance made by Somen Tchoyi.
    • 64:53 Substitution Andros Townsend leaves the field to be replaced by Shane O'Connor.
    • 64:42 A cross is delivered by Somen Tchoyi.
    • 63:53 Graham Dorrans challenges Jaime Peters unfairly and gives away a free kick. Brian Murphy takes the direct free kick.
    • 63:14 Jason Scotland fouled by Steven Reid, the ref awards a free kick. Grant Leadbitter takes the direct free kick.
    • 62:16 Andros Townsend crosses the ball, Header on goal by Tamas Priskin from just inside the area goes over the goal.
    • 61:28 Centre by Andros Townsend.
    • 61:15 James Hurst delivers the ball, clearance by Tommy Smith.
    • 59:52 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Grant Leadbitter, clearance made by Ibanez Pablo.
    • 58:31 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Simon Cox by David Norris. James Hurst takes the direct free kick.
    • 54:38 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Giles Barnes by Grant Leadbitter. Direct free kick taken by Steven Reid.
    • 53:52 Free kick awarded for a foul by James Hurst on Andros Townsend. Grant Leadbitter delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Ibanez Pablo manages to make a clearance.
    • 52:42 Andros Townsend crosses the ball, clearance by Ibanez Pablo.
    • 52:31 A cross is delivered by Carlos Edwards.
    • 51:18 Ibanez Pablo challenges David Norris unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Andros Townsend from right wing, Steven Reid manages to make a clearance.
    • 50:40 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Giles Barnes, save by Brian Murphy.
    • 50:29 The ball is crossed by Somen Tchoyi, clearance made by David Norris.
    • 49:16 Foul by Grant Leadbitter on Graham Dorrans, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Abdoulaye Meite.
    • 48:58 Carlos Edwards sends in a cross, clearance made by Graham Dorrans.
    • 48:00 Centre by Graham Dorrans, Effort from the edge of the box by Simon Cox goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 47:31 Graham Dorrans takes a shot. Troy Brown gets a block in.
    • 47:11 Andros Townsend gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Giles Barnes. James Hurst takes the free kick.
    • 45:53 The ball is sent over by Jason Scotland.
    • 45:01 The referee starts the second half.
    • 45:01 Substitution (Ipswich) makes a substitution, with Carlos Edwards coming on for Reggie Lambe.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:06 The first half comes to an end.
    • 45:00+0:16 James Hurst crosses the ball, save made by Brian Murphy.
    • 43:41 Foul by James Hurst on Tamas Priskin, free kick awarded. Grant Leadbitter delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Steven Reid makes a clearance.
    • 42:29 Corner taken by Giles Barnes from the left by-line, Header from close in by Ibanez Pablo misses to the right of the goal.
    • 40:49 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Somen Tchoyi by Troy Brown. Free kick crossed right-footed by Giles Barnes, clearance made by Troy Brown.
    • 40:49 Booking Booking for Troy Brown for unsporting behaviour.
    • 39:54 A cross is delivered by Graham Dorrans. Handball by Marc-Antoine Fortune. Brian Murphy takes the free kick.
    • 39:14 David Norris concedes a free kick for a foul on Marek Cech. Free kick taken by Steven Reid.
    • 36:05 The ball is swung over by Somen Tchoyi.
    • 35:39 Reggie Lambe produces a cross, Tamas Priskin takes a shot. Save by Boaz Myhill.
    • 34:51 Shot from just outside the area by Simon Cox goes over the bar.
    • 32:59 Foul by Simon Cox on David Norris, free kick awarded. David Norris restarts play with the free kick. Shot from 30 yards from Grant Leadbitter. Save by Boaz Myhill.
    • 29:47 Somen Tchoyi delivers the ball, save made by Brian Murphy.
    • 29:17 The ball is swung over by Somen Tchoyi, clearance by Troy Brown.
    • 28:47 The ball is delivered by Marek Cech, Brian Murphy makes a save.
    • 28:25 A cross is delivered by Somen Tchoyi, Giles Barnes takes a shot. Save by Brian Murphy.
    • 26:10 The referee blows for offside. Boaz Myhill takes the free kick.
    • 25:56 Andros Townsend fouled by Somen Tchoyi, the ref awards a free kick. Andros Townsend takes the direct free kick.
    • 24:21 Tamas Priskin fouled by Abdoulaye Meite, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Brian Murphy.
    • 23:52 James Hurst crosses the ball.
    • 22:57 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Grant Leadbitter from the right by-line, Effort on goal by Grant Leadbitter from 18 yards. Save made by Boaz Myhill.
    • 21:48 A cross is delivered by Somen Tchoyi, Brian Murphy makes a save. Simon Cox produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.
    • 20:17 Corner taken by Giles Barnes, Brian Murphy makes a save.
    • 20:03 The ball is crossed by Graham Dorrans, Brian Murphy makes a save.
    • 18:53 Outswinging corner taken by Giles Barnes from the right by-line, Abdoulaye Meite takes a shot. Somen Tchoyi takes a shot. Brian Murphy makes a save.
    • 18:38 Giles Barnes takes a shot. Brian Murphy makes a save.
    • 18:16 Centre by Somen Tchoyi, Grant Leadbitter manages to make a clearance.
    • 16:27 Corner taken by Andros Townsend, clearance by Somen Tchoyi.
    • 15:59 The referee blows for offside against Somen Tchoyi. Brian Murphy takes the free kick.
    • 15:24 Tamas Priskin is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Direct free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.
    • 14:50 Jaime Peters sends in a cross, save by Boaz Myhill.
    • 14:14 Jason Scotland takes a shot. Boaz Myhill makes a save.
    • 12:20 Handball by Simon Cox. Brian Murphy takes the direct free kick.
    • 10:34 The ball is crossed by James Hurst, Grant Leadbitter makes a clearance.
    • 10:16 Tamas Priskin takes a shot. Comfortable save by Boaz Myhill.
    • 8:55 Jaime Peters fouled by Somen Tchoyi, the ref awards a free kick. Brian Murphy takes the free kick.
    • 8:37 Foul by Reggie Lambe on James Hurst, free kick awarded. James Hurst takes the direct free kick.
    • 7:25 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andros Townsend by Simon Cox. Grant Leadbitter crosses the ball in from the free kick, Steven Reid makes a clearance.
    • 3:31 Corner taken right-footed by Giles Barnes from the left by-line, Tamas Priskin makes a clearance.
    • 3:18 Marc-Antoine Fortune takes a shot. Brian Murphy makes a save.
    • 2:30 The referee blows for offside against Marc-Antoine Fortune. Indirect free kick taken by Brian Murphy.
    • 1:59 Centre by Tamas Priskin, Shot by David Norris from deep inside the six-yard box clear the bar.
    • 0:39 The offside flag is raised against Marc-Antoine Fortune. Brian Murphy takes the indirect free kick.
    • 0:00 The referee gets the game started.

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