Daryl Murphy scored deep in injury time as Ipswich secured a dramatic victory at high-flying Blackpool.

Stephen Dobbie put Blackpool ahead with a first-half header, before Frank Nouble drove in the equaliser and Paul Taylor curled in to put Town 2-1 ahead.

Steve Davies thought he had salvaged a point with a strike that found the top corner in stoppage time.

But there was still time for Murphy to head in the winner from Taylor's cross to give Ipswich victory.

Ipswich end drought

  • Town's victory was their first in six matches, with their last win coming on 28 September when they defeated Brighton 2-0.

Both sides were sluggish in their early efforts to gain a foothold in the game and it took 20 minutes before the first opportunity of note.

A period of pressure from Ipswich saw the ball fall to Ryan Tunnicliffe in a central position, eight yards from goal, but his effort deflected narrowly wide of the left-hand post.

That chance sparked some life into proceedings and three minutes later the deadlock was broken, with Blackpool taking the lead with their first meaningful opening.

A curling left-wing cross from Bobby Grant found Dobbie free inside the box and he steered a fine header past Dean Gerken and into the bottom left-hand corner.

And it could have been 2-0 to the Seasiders before the break as a long ball forward was flicked on by Ricardo Fuller into Grant's path but his stinging volley was brilliantly palmed away by Gerken.

Ipswich made two changes at half-time, with Taylor and Nouble replacing Luke Hyam and Jay Tabb, as manager Mick McCarthy adopted a more offensive approach in the second period.

The substitutions appeared to have an effect, with the visitors pressing forward in greater numbers and Blackpool happy to operate on the counter-attack.

On 61 minutes a right-wing cross from Carlos Edwards found Murphy free to the left-hand side of the box but the Irishman sliced his first time effort wide on his weaker left foot, in what was a big let off for the home side.

But Ipswich's bold approach paid dividends and with their next foray forward they were rewarded with a goal their efforts deserved.

David McGoldrick burst past Angel Martinez in midfield and his through ball found Nouble just inside the box and he duly bustled his way past Bradley Orr before finishing inside Matt Gilks's left-hand post.

The Seasiders looked lethargic and bereft of ideas, with Davies replacing Fuller as the hosts looked to stop the visitors.

But Taylor found himself in space inside the box on 84 minutes and he curled a delightful low strike into the bottom left-hand corner to make it 2-1 to the away side.

Davies thought he had rescued a point for the hosts late on but Murphy had other ideas.

Blackpool assistant boss Alex Rae said:

"It's very disappointing. We pride ourselves on our defence and to lose the game from bad defending is disappointing.

"We've scored a lot of goals in the last 10 minutes of games and I thought we'd snatched a point.

"We told them Murphy was a threat from set-pieces - he scored from one against Barnsley last week - but we didn't deal with him at all."

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy said:

"It's a reverse of what's happened to us in a couple of games. We had a pretty awful first half. I worked in training on what ifs.

"We had three up front and one behind and three or four different shapes.

"I did it for that reason. Very often we played 4-4-2 and you have to change the shape. It's paid dividends thankfully."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Blackpool

  • 01 Gilks
  • 02 Orr
  • 12 Bishop
  • 31 Martínez (Chopra - 86' )
  • 06 Broadfoot
  • 05 Mackenzie
  • 11 Ince
  • 04 Gosling
  • 19 Fuller (Davies - 68' )
  • 15 Dobbie
  • 10 Grant (Tyson - 74' )

Substitutes

  • 07 Tyson
  • 08 Chopra
  • 09 Davies
  • 13 Warner
  • 14 Delfouneso
  • 24 Zeegelaar
  • 25 Blackett

Ipswich Town

  • 22 Gerken
  • 08 Skuse
  • 15 Mings
  • 19 Hyam (Taylor - 45' )
  • 04 Chambers
  • 06 Berra (Hunt - 72' Booked )
  • 07 Edwards
  • 16 Tunnicliffe
  • 10 McGoldrick
  • 09 Murphy
  • 18 Tabb (Nouble - 45' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Loach
  • 02 Hewitt
  • 12 Hunt
  • 14 Wordsworth
  • 20 Veseli
  • 26 Taylor
  • 35 Nouble
Ref: Iain Williamson
Att: 13,525

Match Stats

Shots

8 11

On target

4 3

Corners

5 5

Fouls

9 9

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Blackpool 2, Ipswich Town 3.

90:00 +4:37 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Blackpool 2, Ipswich Town 3.

90:00 +2:35 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Blackpool 2, Ipswich Town 3. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Paul Taylor with a cross following a corner.

90:00 +2:12

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Gary Mackenzie.

90:00 +2:08

Attempt blocked. Stephen Hunt (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90:00 +1:00 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Blackpool 2, Ipswich Town 2. Steve Davies (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Stephen Dobbie with a headed pass.

89:13

Foul by Frank Nouble (Ipswich Town).

89:13

Kirk Broadfoot (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:22

Attempt missed. Frank Nouble (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Paul Taylor.

86:38

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Stephen Hunt.

86:34

Attempt blocked. Nathan Tyson (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

86:11 Booking

Booking Stephen Hunt (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

85:59

Foul by Stephen Hunt (Ipswich Town).

85:59

Nathan Tyson (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

85:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Blackpool. Michael Chopra replaces Ángel.

83:36 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Blackpool 1, Ipswich Town 2. Paul Taylor (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

82:39

Offside, Blackpool. Stephen Dobbie tries a through ball, but Thomas Ince is caught offside.

82:29

Attempt blocked. Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Taylor with a cross.

82:17

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Kirk Broadfoot.

81:13

Offside, Blackpool. Steve Davies tries a through ball, but Thomas Ince is caught offside.

78:14

Tyrone Mings (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

78:14

Foul by Steve Davies (Blackpool).

76:46

Foul by Paul Taylor (Ipswich Town).

76:46

Neal Bishop (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:02

Attempt missed. Dan Gosling (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

75:38

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Daryl Murphy.

75:04

Foul by Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town).

75:04

Gary Mackenzie (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

73:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Blackpool. Nathan Tyson replaces Robert Grant.

71:03 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ipswich Town. Stephen Hunt replaces Christophe Berra because of an injury.

68:47

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

67:57

Delay in match Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) because of an injury.

67:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Blackpool. Steve Davies replaces Ricardo Fuller.

64:15 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Blackpool 1, Ipswich Town 1. Frank Nouble (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by David McGoldrick.

61:43

Attempt missed. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Carlos Edwards with a cross.

60:18

Carlos Edwards (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

60:18

Foul by Robert Grant (Blackpool).

59:33

Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59:33

Foul by Kirk Broadfoot (Blackpool).

58:59

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Ryan Tunnicliffe.

58:56

Attempt blocked. Thomas Ince (Blackpool) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Robert Grant with a cross.

58:16

Foul by Frank Nouble (Ipswich Town).

58:16

Gary Mackenzie (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

52:56

Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

52:56

Foul by Ricardo Fuller (Blackpool).

52:10

Offside, Blackpool. Bradley Orr tries a through ball, but Kirk Broadfoot is caught offside.

51:54

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Luke Chambers.

51:14

Foul by Paul Taylor (Ipswich Town).

51:14

Robert Grant (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

48:47

Offside, Ipswich Town. Dean Gerken tries a through ball, but Daryl Murphy is caught offside.

48:17

Foul by David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town).

48:17

Gary Mackenzie (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:25

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Bradley Orr.

45:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ipswich Town. Paul Taylor replaces Luke Hyam.

45:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ipswich Town. Frank Nouble replaces Jay Tabb.

45:00

Second Half begins Blackpool 1, Ipswich Town 0.

45:00 +1:11 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Blackpool 1, Ipswich Town 0.

44:41

Attempt missed. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by David McGoldrick.

42:25

Attempt missed. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

41:38

Luke Hyam (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

41:38

Foul by Ángel (Blackpool).

41:13

Tyrone Mings (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

41:13

Foul by Ricardo Fuller (Blackpool).

33:37

Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33:37

Foul by Ricardo Fuller (Blackpool).

32:19

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Bradley Orr.

30:20

Attempt missed. Dan Gosling (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

29:02

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Dean Gerken.

28:59

Attempt saved. Robert Grant (Blackpool) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ricardo Fuller with a headed pass.

28:18

Offside, Ipswich Town. Luke Chambers tries a through ball, but Daryl Murphy is caught offside.

27:35

Offside, Blackpool. Bradley Orr tries a through ball, but Thomas Ince is caught offside.

22:25 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Blackpool 1, Ipswich Town 0. Stephen Dobbie (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Robert Grant with a cross.

20:26

Foul by Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town).

20:26

Neal Bishop (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:30

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Kirk Broadfoot.

19:21

Attempt blocked. Ryan Tunnicliffe (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by David McGoldrick.

17:22

Foul by Stephen Dobbie (Blackpool).

17:22

Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:06

Thomas Ince (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

16:06

Foul by Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town).

9:59

Offside, Blackpool. Ricardo Fuller tries a through ball, but Thomas Ince is caught offside.

1:18

Attempt saved. Ricardo Fuller (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Stephen Dobbie with a cross.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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