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Ipswich Town 3-0 Charlton Athletic

Mick McCarthy
Mick McCarthy's Ipswich side have won 13 of their 24 league games this season

Ipswich Town moved to within a point of Championship leaders Bournemouth with a convincing victory over Charlton.

Defender Tommy Smith turned poacher, poking in at the near post from three yards, to give the hosts the advantage.

Daryl Murphy headed home David McGoldrick's corner from close range to double Ipswich's lead after the break.

And provider turned goalscorer when McGoldrick was put through by Murphy, making sure Ipswich extend their unbeaten league run to 11 games.

Charlton, winless in seven matches, started the better of the two teams but as the match progressed they never seemed likely to topple the hosts, who have now won nine of their 12 home games this season.

Ipswich, undefeated since October, threatened more as the first half progressed and went ahead when Smith reacted the quickest following a scramble in the box from a corner to score his fifth of the season.

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Peeters on Ipswich v Charlton

Charlton had their chances to equalise, with George Tucudean denied by goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski and Christophe Berra then clearing Johann Berg Gudmundsson's follow-up rebound off the line.

But Ipswich quickly doubled their advantage after the break as Murphy's hot form in front of goal continued.

The striker's header was his 17th of the season and his seventh goal in as many games, and the Irishman's form has been instrumental during a period when Ipswich have lost only one of their last 19 games.

Mick McCarthy's men were dominant and McGoldrick, who hit the woodwork three times during the match, completed a satisfactory evening for the hosts as he slotted home beyond Neil Etheridge in injury time.

Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy: "It was a happy day, a good solid performance against a good side who had chances.

"It was nice to get that backing from supporters but when the trust starts to come back, you can't let them down. Hopefully they will come back after that."

Charlton manager Bob Peeters: "When you see the stats we should have won a few more games, but football is all about putting the ball in the net.

"We didn't play a bad game but we lost 3-0 and that is hard for the boys. It is all about scoring goals and that is what Ipswich did and we didn't. That has been the story of the last few weeks and the story of our season."

Line-ups

Ipswich

  • 33Bialkowski
  • 4Chambers
  • 5SmithBooked at 82mins
  • 6Berra
  • 2Parr
  • 8Skuse
  • 11AndersonSubstituted forHuntat 70'minutes
  • 18Tabb
  • 27BishopSubstituted forBruat 84'minutes
  • 10McGoldrickBooked at 52minsSubstituted forHuntat 90+4'minutes
  • 9Murphy

Substitutes

  • 1Gerken
  • 3Mings
  • 12Hunt
  • 16Hunt
  • 17Bru
  • 29Ambrose
  • 32Sammon

Charlton

  • 44Etheridge
  • 20Solly
  • 6Bikey AmougouBooked at 28mins
  • 26Ben Haim
  • 3Gomez
  • 7Berg Gudmundsson
  • 17Buyens
  • 4JacksonSubstituted forBulotat 70'minutes
  • 24Cousins
  • 29TucudeanBooked at 85mins
  • 14Vetokele

Substitutes

  • 2Wilson
  • 8Bulot
  • 21Fox
  • 23Pigott
  • 30Pope
  • 38Thomas
  • 43Ahearne-Grant
Referee:
Chris Kavanagh
Attendance:
26,157

Match Stats

Home TeamIpswichAway TeamCharlton
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home20
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home16
Away4
Fouls
Home3
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Ipswich Town 3, Charlton Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ipswich Town 3, Charlton Athletic 0.

Attempt missed. Noel Hunt (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Stephen Hunt with a cross following a set piece situation.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Noel Hunt replaces David McGoldrick.

Foul by Chris Solly (Charlton Athletic).

Jay Tabb (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Attempt saved. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Daryl Murphy.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Tal Ben Haim.

Goal!

Goal! Ipswich Town 3, Charlton Athletic 0. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Stephen Hunt with a headed pass.

Booking

George Tucudean (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

George Tucudean (Charlton Athletic) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Kevin Bru replaces Teddy Bishop.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Christophe Berra.

Attempt blocked. Igor Vetokele (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by André Bikey with a headed pass.

Booking

Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Igor Vetokele (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town).

Attempt saved. George Tucudean (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Chris Solly with a headed pass.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Christophe Berra.

Attempt blocked. Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Frédéric Bulot.

Attempt missed. Igor Vetokele (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Chris Solly with a cross.

Attempt missed. Teddy Bishop (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Joseph Gomez.

Foul by George Tucudean (Charlton Athletic).

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

Foul by Tal Ben Haim (Charlton Athletic).

Jonathan Parr (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Frédéric Bulot replaces Johnnie Jackson.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Stephen Hunt replaces Paul Anderson.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Igor Vetokele (Charlton Athletic) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Johann Berg Gudmundsson with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Bartosz Bialkowski.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Christophe Berra.

Attempt missed. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jay Tabb with a through ball.

Goal!

Goal! Ipswich Town 2, Charlton Athletic 0. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by David McGoldrick following a corner.

David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) hits the bar with a header from very close range. Assisted by Jay Tabb with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Yoni Buyens.

Attempt blocked. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bournemouth24146454252948
2Ipswich24138341221947
3Derby24136546232345
4Middlesbrough24127538172143
5Watford24125743261741
6Brentford2412484035540
7Norwich24107744291537
8Wolves2410772833-537
9Blackburn249873533235
10Sheff Wed2481061821-334
11Nottm Forest2471073333031
12Cardiff248793235-331
13Charlton2461352428-431
14Birmingham248792737-1031
15Bolton2485112631-529
16Reading2485113040-1029
17Fulham2484123543-828
18Huddersfield2477103142-1128
19Rotherham2451182130-926
20Leeds2466122536-1124
21Brighton2441192632-623
22Millwall2458112440-1623
23Wigan2448122431-720
24Blackpool2428141841-2314
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