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Huddersfield Town 0-2 Ipswich Town

Ipswich kept themselves in the hunt for the Championship play-offs by easing to victory over lacklustre Huddersfield.

Paul Anderson curled in an early opener for the visitors before Daryl Murphy poked in a second midway through the first half.

Huddersfield rarely threatened, with Oscar Gobern having their first shot on target late on with an effort that Dean Gerken saved with his legs.

Ipswich are eighth with 61 points, two points off sixth place.

Huddersfield, meanwhile, are 17th and seven points clear of the relegation zone with five games remaining.

Ipswich attacked from the outset as Murphy twice went close before Anderson opened the scoring in the sixth minute.

The winger found space on the edge of the area and curled a beautiful effort beyond Huddersfield goalkeeper Alex Smithies.

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Mick McCarthy: Ipswich Town manager on Huddersfield win

With Huddersfield unable to assert themselves in the final third, it was left to Ipswich to take up the attacking initiative and they added a second when a corner was only half cleared as far as Murphy and he made no mistake from close range.

Danny Ward shot wide for Huddersfield following a promising move, but it was Ipswich who still looked the most likely to score as Anderson forced Smithies into a one-handed save.

Huddersfield improved as the second half progressed, with Gerken finally tested by Gobern, but it was too late to deny Ipswich victory.

Huddersfield manager Mark Robins:

"Whatever team we put out on Saturday we need to work. The whole tradition of this club is based on hard work but tonight it seemed there were too many players who thought they could turn up and play without putting any effort in.

"The players know exactly how I feel and they now need to respond. There comes a point where the players have to take responsibility and grow up.

"We looked like we were a team of individuals and we were blaming each other and that must be eradicated quickly. If I could have made 11 changes I would have."

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy:

"It shows we have a good team spirit and work ethic.

"We were beaten by Blackburn and had to travel home and then back up to Huddersfield and there was a danger we could get another slapping.

"That didn't happen and we had a top response from the lads."

Line-ups

Huddersfield

  • 1Smithies
  • 27Smith
  • 3Dixon
  • 8Clayton
  • 39Gerrard
  • 33Lynch
  • 12HammillSubstituted forScannellat 45'minutes
  • 10GobernBooked at 86mins
  • 21Wells
  • 4NorwoodSubstituted forHolmesat 57'minutes
  • 11D WardSubstituted forBunnat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Woods
  • 5P Clarke
  • 6Hogg
  • 7Scannell
  • 13Bennett
  • 38Holmes
  • 44Bunn

Ipswich

  • 22Gerken
  • 4Chambers
  • 3CresswellSubstituted forMingsat 60'minutes
  • 8Skuse
  • 6Berra
  • 5Smith
  • 11Anderson
  • 19Hyam
  • 9Murphy
  • 25WilliamsSubstituted forRichardsonat 85'minutes
  • 12HuntBooked at 68minsSubstituted forWordsworthat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Loach
  • 14Wordsworth
  • 15Mings
  • 23Henshall
  • 24Richardson
  • 27Ebanks-Blake
  • 35Nouble
Referee:
Mark Brown
Attendance:
11,857

Match Stats

Home TeamHuddersfieldAway TeamIpswich
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home12
Away11
Shots on Target
Home1
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home16
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Huddersfield Town 0, Ipswich Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 0, Ipswich Town 2.
Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town).
Foul by Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town).
Luke Hyam (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Oscar Gobern (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Oscar Gobern (Huddersfield Town).
Tyrone Mings (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Frazer Richardson replaces Jonathan Williams.
Attempt missed. Sean Scannell (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
Hand ball by Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town).
Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Tommy Smith.
Attempt blocked. Tom Smith (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Adam Clayton.
Sean Scannell (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Tyrone Mings (Ipswich Town).
Dangerous play by Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town).
Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Oscar Gobern (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Harry Bunn replaces Daniel Ward.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Anthony Wordsworth replaces Stephen Hunt.
Attempt missed. Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is too high. Assisted by Anthony Gerrard following a set piece situation.
Attempt missed. Anthony Gerrard (Huddersfield Town) header from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Adam Clayton with a cross following a set piece situation.
Hand ball by Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town).
Foul by Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town).
Jonathan Williams (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Duane Holmes (Huddersfield Town).
Luke Hyam (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Tom Smith (Huddersfield Town).
Jonathan Williams (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Duane Holmes with a cross.

Booking

Stephen Hunt (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card.
Duane Holmes (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Tyrone Mings (Ipswich Town).
Foul by Anthony Gerrard (Huddersfield Town).
Jonathan Williams (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Offside, Huddersfield Town. Adam Clayton tries a through ball, but Sean Scannell is caught offside.
Duane Holmes (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Tyrone Mings replaces Aaron Cresswell because of an injury.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leicester4127863589
2Burnley41231443283
3Derby41219112572
4QPR412010111270
5Wigan411910121467
6Reading411712121363
7Brighton41161312961
8Ipswich41161312761
9Bournemouth41171014161
10Nottm Forest41141710759
11Blackburn41151412359
12Watford401414121656
13Middlesbrough41131612955
14Bolton41121514-351
15Sheff Wed41121316049
16Leeds4113820-1147
17Huddersfield41121019-746
18Birmingham41111020-1043
19Doncaster41111020-2543
20Blackpool41101219-2442
21Charlton39101118-2041
22Millwall4191220-3039
23Barnsley4081220-2836
24Yeovil4181122-2535
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