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Bournemouth 2-2 Ipswich Town

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Daryl Murphy's header rescued a point for Ipswich as Bournemouth lost ground on Championship leaders Derby.

Yann Kermorgant's scissors kick gave Bournemouth the lead but Ipswich pulled level through Teddy Bishop's side-foot.

Ritchie's close-range shot at the back post put Bournemouth back in front, but Murphy equalised with a header from Paul Anderson's free-kick.

The result put Bournemouth three points behind Derby, with Ipswich a point further behind in fourth.

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The Cherries began at a blistering pace with Ritchie thumping the bar from 18 yards before Kermorgant found the net with a superb strike for his fourth of the season.

Bournemouth continued to press and Ipswich had goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski to thank after he denied Marc Pugh, Callum Wilson and Ritchie in quick succession.

Ipswich grew into the game as the half wore on and a header by Murphy glanced the crossbar.

Cherries keeper Artur Boruc was also called into action before the break, first saving David McGoldrick's strike with his legs, before tipping Christophe Berra's header over the bar.

However, Ipswich equalised five minutes after half-time as Bishop converted Tyrone Mings' cross from 12 yards.

That scoreline lasted just four minutes as Bournemouth went back in front, Wilson finding Ritchie, who converted at the back post.

Bournemouth were denied a penalty after substitute Tokelo Rantie was sandwiched by two Ipswich defenders, an incident that resulted in the South Africa striker being stretchered off and forced 12 minutes of stoppage time.

Pugh's shot was then well saved by Bialkowski, but it was Ipswich who scored next with Murphy's header from Anderson's swung free-kick to make it 2-2.

Bournemouth pushed for a winner, with Pugh curling a shot just wide and seeing another effort saved, while Harry Arter blazed over the bar and Brett Pitman wasted another chance in added time.

Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy: "I won't have this little old Bournemouth routine because if you come down here with that attitude you will get a slap. They have got a team of real hard-nosed players and they have spent a few bob on getting that.

"If you get a point away from home it's a good point. I would take a point without getting off the bus because of how competitive this league is."

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe: "We made a great start. We looked in great form and like we would carry on our good run.

"I couldn't be more pleased with the team and I think the only thing that was missing was the goals. I think it was one of our very best performances of the season."

Line-ups

Bournemouth

  • 31Boruc
  • 2Francis
  • 5Elphick
  • 3S Cook
  • 11Daniels
  • 30RitchieBooked at 52mins
  • 8Arter
  • 6Surman
  • 7Pugh
  • 18KermorgantBooked at 90mins
  • 13WilsonSubstituted forRantieat 62'minutesSubstituted forPitmanat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Camp
  • 4Gosling
  • 9Rantie
  • 10Pitman
  • 15A Smith
  • 19Stanislas
  • 20Fraser

Ipswich

  • 33Bialkowski
  • 4Chambers
  • 5Smith
  • 6BerraBooked at 59mins
  • 3MingsBooked at 73minsSubstituted forParrat 83'minutes
  • 17BruSubstituted forBishopat 17'minutesSubstituted forSammonat 90+2'minutes
  • 8Skuse
  • 19HyamBooked at 86mins
  • 11Anderson
  • 10McGoldrick
  • 9Murphy

Substitutes

  • 1Gerken
  • 2Parr
  • 14Bajner
  • 18Tabb
  • 23Henshall
  • 27Bishop
  • 32Sammon
Referee:
Michael Bull
Attendance:
11,115

Match Stats

Home TeamBournemouthAway TeamIpswich
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home23
Away10
Shots on Target
Home9
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Bournemouth 2, Ipswich Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bournemouth 2, Ipswich Town 2.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Matt Ritchie.

Attempt blocked. Harry Arter (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Andrew Surman.

Attempt missed. Brett Pitman (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Matt Ritchie.

Offside, Ipswich Town. Daryl Murphy tries a through ball, but Conor Sammon is caught offside.

Booking

Yann Kermorgant (Bournemouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Yann Kermorgant (Bournemouth).

Jonathan Parr (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Yann Kermorgant (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town).

Attempt missed. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Conor Sammon with a headed pass.

Attempt saved. Harry Arter (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Brett Pitman with a headed pass.

Attempt blocked. Yann Kermorgant (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Ritchie.

Brett Pitman (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town).

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Jonathan Parr.

Attempt missed. Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Harry Arter following a set piece situation.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Conor Sammon replaces Teddy Bishop.

Brett Pitman (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town).

Attempt blocked. Brett Pitman (Bournemouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Harry Arter.

Attempt missed. Marc Pugh (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Andrew Surman.

Offside, Ipswich Town. David McGoldrick tries a through ball, but Daryl Murphy is caught offside.

Yann Kermorgant (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town).

Booking

Luke Hyam (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card.

Marc Pugh (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Teddy Bishop (Ipswich Town).

Attempt missed. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Jonathan Parr replaces Tyrone Mings because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Yann Kermorgant (Bournemouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Andrew Surman (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Marc Pugh.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Tyrone Mings (Ipswich Town) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Yann Kermorgant (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Charlie Daniels.

Goal!

Goal! Bournemouth 2, Ipswich Town 2. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Paul Anderson with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Simon Francis (Bournemouth).

Tyrone Mings (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Tyrone Mings (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card.

goal

As It Stood

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1Derby18105335171835
2Bournemouth1895435181732
3Middlesbrough1895427131432
4Ipswich188732719831
5Brentford189452624231
6Blackburn188642925430
7Watford1885531211029
8Nottm Forest187742923628
9Charlton1861022018228
10Norwich187652822627
11Wolves187652225-327
12Cardiff187562322126
13Sheff Wed1841041214-222
14Huddersfield185672531-621
15Reading186392329-621
16Leeds185582126-520
17Fulham185492833-519
18Millwall184771924-519
19Birmingham184771529-1419
20Brighton183962023-318
21Bolton1853102128-718
22Rotherham184681525-1018
23Wigan183871923-417
24Blackpool1815121230-188
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