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Ipswich Town 4-1 Leeds United

Daryl Murphy
Daryl Murphy joined Ipswich from Celtic in the summer of 2013 after three previous loan spells at the club

Daryl Murphy scored twice as Ipswich came from behind to earn a comfortable victory over Leeds and keep up the pressure on Championship leaders Derby.

Leeds took the lead when Mirco Antenucci finished Stephen Warnock's square ball but Murphy equalised with a header from Luke Chambers' cross.

David McGoldrick made it 2-1 from the spot, with Murphy slotting home before the break to stretch their lead.

Christophe Berra later helped the ball over the line to seal the points.

The result means Ipswich remain a point behind Derby, who themselves won 3-0 against Brighton, while Leeds slip to 16th in the table.

Neil Redfearn's side made a fine start to the game, taking the lead after only four minutes with Antenucci latching onto Warnock's cross.

Their advantage lasted just seven minutes, however, as an unmarked Murphy headed Chambers' cross beyond goalkeeper Marco Silvestri to level for Ipswich.

Murphy had further chances in an open first half but it was McGoldrick who scored next for the hosts with their first penalty of the season.

Paul Anderson was bundled to the floor by Warnock and McGoldrick made no mistake from the spot.

Just before the break Murphy made it 3-1 after slotting the ball through the legs of the Leeds goalkeeper for his 13th goal of the season.

Ipswich started the second half as they ended the first - in the ascendency - and it took just three minutes for them to extend their lead further.

Tommy Smith's header from Stephen Hunt's cross was helped in by Berra to make it 4-1.

Murphy saw a close-range effort saved by Silvestri at his near post as he went in search of a hat-trick, while Leeds tried in vain to reduce the deficit with Rudy Austin firing into the side-netting as they suffered their ninth defeat of the season.

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy: "That was as good as we have played all season for a number of reasons.

"We went 1-0 down and had to recover against a team who are playing well. We scored four goals and our all-round performance was very good.

"I actually got a bit cold in the last five minutes. It was nice not to be biting my nails at the end for a change."

Leeds manager Neil Redfearn: "After such a great performance against Derby last week [winning 2-0], it is disappointing to come back down to earth with a bump.

"Our performances were gradually picking up week-on-week, but today was an off day.

"You can't come to places like Ipswich Town and give sides a leg-up - but that's what we did."

Line-ups

Ipswich

  • 33Bialkowski
  • 4Chambers
  • 5SmithBooked at 54mins
  • 6Berra
  • 3Mings
  • 11AndersonSubstituted forBruat 72'minutes
  • 8Skuse
  • 18TabbBooked at 40minsSubstituted forBishopat 60'minutes
  • 9Murphy
  • 10McGoldrick
  • 12HuntSubstituted forSammonat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Gerken
  • 2Parr
  • 14Bajner
  • 17Bru
  • 24St Ledger
  • 27Bishop
  • 32Sammon

Leeds

  • 1Silvestri
  • 2Byram
  • 32Cooper
  • 6Pearce
  • 3Warnock
  • 14BianchiBooked at 61mins
  • 23L CookBooked at 88mins
  • 27Mowatt
  • 9Oliveira TavaresSubstituted forSharpat 53'minutes
  • 34Antenucci
  • 29DoukaraSubstituted forAustinat 51'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Austin
  • 8Sharp
  • 12Berardi
  • 13Taylor
  • 18Tonge
  • 24Dawson
  • 35Del Fabro
Referee:
Mike Dean
Attendance:
21,489

Match Stats

Home TeamIpswichAway TeamLeeds
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home20
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away7
Fouls
Home16
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Ipswich Town 4, Leeds United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ipswich Town 4, Leeds United 1.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Christophe Berra.

Attempt blocked. Mirco Antenucci (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town).

Stephen Warnock (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Kevin Bru with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Marco Silvestri.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Marco Silvestri.

Foul by Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town).

Billy Sharp (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Lewis Cook (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lewis Cook (Leeds United).

Attempt missed. Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Liam Cooper.

Foul by David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town).

Liam Cooper (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Leeds United. Alex Mowatt tries a through ball, but Sam Byram is caught offside.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Stephen Warnock (Leeds United) because of an injury.

Delay in match Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) because of an injury.

Foul by Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town).

Stephen Warnock (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town).

Jason Pearce (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Kevin Bru following a corner.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Stephen Warnock.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Conor Sammon replaces Stephen Hunt.

Kevin Bru (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Rodolph Austin (Leeds United).

Teddy Bishop (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lewis Cook (Leeds United).

Attempt missed. Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Sam Byram.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Christophe Berra.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Kevin Bru replaces Paul Anderson.

Attempt blocked. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Cole Skuse with a headed pass.

Offside, Leeds United. Stephen Warnock tries a through ball, but Billy Sharp is caught offside.

Foul by David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town).

Jason Pearce (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Derby20115438191938
2Ipswich20107332201237
3Bournemouth20106439211836
4Middlesbrough20106433151836
5Brentford2010463126534
6Watford2095636221432
7Blackburn208753128331
8Norwich208663024630
9Cardiff208662422230
10Nottm Forest207853126529
11Charlton2061132120129
12Sheff Wed2061041616028
13Wolves207672331-827
14Reading207492530-525
15Huddersfield206682733-624
16Leeds206592430-623
17Bolton2064102228-622
18Fulham2064103039-922
19Birmingham205781731-1422
20Millwall204882231-920
21Rotherham204881626-1020
22Brighton203982128-718
23Wigan203892026-617
24Blackpool2026121431-1712
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