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Ipswich Town 2-2 Bristol City

Ryan Fraser
Ryan Fraser is on loan at Ipswich from Bournemouth

Ipswich midfielder Ryan Fraser scored a late equaliser against Bristol City which sent Steve Cotterill's side to the bottom of the Championship table.

Fraser tapped home Freddie Sears' pinpoint cross four minutes from time.

Ipswich captain Luke Chambers had put his side ahead just 45 seconds into the second half as he headed in Jonas Knudsen's cross at the far post.

Bristol City then scored twice in three minutes through Luke Freeman and Jonathan Kodjia, but could not hold on.

The draw leaves promoted City with just one win from their opening nine games, while Ipswich, who made 10 changes from Wednesday's 3-0 League Cup defeat at Manchester United, drop out of the early play-off places.

Kodjia, who arrived at Ashton Gate from French side Angers in the summer, almost gave his side an early lead, but was denied by a fine one-handed save from Ipswich goalkeeper Dean Gerken.

Ipswich's best moment of a first half of few clear cut chances saw Daryl Murphy's header brilliantly kept out by Frank Fielding.

The game came to life almost instantly after the break as Chambers nodded home his first goal of the season before Murphy powered a shot just wide.

However, the Tractor Boys found themselves behind before the hour mark as midfielder Freeman's weak effort took a wicked bounce off Tommy Smith, wrong-footing Gerken, and French striker Kodjia finished coolly after losing his man.

Ipswich pressed forward in search of an equaliser and were rewarded when Bournemouth loanee Fraser scored his third league goal of the season from close range.

Substitute Brett Pitman almost grabbed a winner for the hosts in stoppage time, but headed David McGoldrick's free-kick inches wide.

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy: "They started well and we needed a fantastic save from Dean Gerken to keep us in it, but I changed our shape and I thought we were the better team in the first half.

"Their second goal was a good one from their point of view but defensively appalling.

"But I must admire the response of my team for the way they got back in the game - and we had enough chances to win it."

Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill: "I think we should have won the game so I am a little disappointed to be honest.

"If you had said to me we would come to Ipswich and get a point, I would have taken that. But once we went 2-1 up, we stopped playing and stopped passing the ball.

"There is a tinge of disappointment as we have ended up bottom in the Championship."

Line-ups

Ipswich

  • 1Gerken
  • 4ChambersSubstituted forParrat 84'minutes
  • 5Smith
  • 6Berra
  • 3Knudsen
  • 7Maitland-NilesSubstituted forPitmanat 71'minutes
  • 22Douglas
  • 8Skuse
  • 14Fraser
  • 20Sears
  • 9MurphySubstituted forMcGoldrickat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Parr
  • 10McGoldrick
  • 11Pitman
  • 17Bru
  • 18Tabb
  • 33Bialkowski
  • 39Toure

Bristol City

  • 1Fielding
  • 2Little
  • 5Ayling
  • 4Flint
  • 17BakerBooked at 45mins
  • 3Williams
  • 15Freeman
  • 21PackBooked at 37mins
  • 23Bryan
  • 18WilbrahamBooked at 62mins
  • 22KodjiaSubstituted forBurnsat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Robinson
  • 10Agard
  • 14Reid
  • 16Moore
  • 20Burns
  • 24O'Leary
Referee:
Peter Bankes
Attendance:
20,347

Match Stats

Home TeamIpswichAway TeamBristol City
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home22
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home11
Away7
Fouls
Home8
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Ipswich Town 2, Bristol City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ipswich Town 2, Bristol City 2.

Attempt missed. Ryan Fraser (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Brett Pitman with a headed pass.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Christophe Berra.

Attempt missed. Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by David McGoldrick with a cross following a set piece situation.

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

Jonathan Douglas (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke Freeman (Bristol City).

Offside, Bristol City. Nathan Baker tries a through ball, but Luke Freeman is caught offside.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Ryan Fraser.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Wes Burns replaces Jonathan Kodjia.

Offside, Bristol City. Frank Fielding tries a through ball, but Aaron Wilbraham is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Ryan Fraser (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jonas Knudsen.

Jonas Knudsen (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jonathan Kodjia (Bristol City).

Goal!

Goal! Ipswich Town 2, Bristol City 2. Ryan Fraser (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Freddie Sears.

Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Joe Bryan (Bristol City).

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Jonas Knudsen.

Attempt blocked. Luke Freeman (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jonathan Kodjia.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Jonathan Parr replaces Luke Chambers because of an injury.

Foul by Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town).

Aaron Wilbraham (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Nathan Baker.

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

Attempt blocked. Luke Freeman (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Luke Ayling.

Attempt missed. Joe Bryan (Bristol City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Derrick Williams.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Brett Pitman replaces Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Derrick Williams.

Foul by Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town).

Aaron Wilbraham (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Bristol City. Aaron Wilbraham tries a through ball, but Jonathan Kodjia is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. David McGoldrick replaces Daryl Murphy.

Offside, Bristol City. Jonathan Kodjia tries a through ball, but Aaron Wilbraham is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ryan Fraser with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Nathan Baker.

Attempt blocked. Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Frank Fielding.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brighton9630137621
2Middlesbrough8521145917
3Reading9432147715
4Hull9432127515
5Cardiff94321310315
6Burnley94321210215
7Ipswich94321515015
8Derby9351107314
9Birmingham83321210212
10Nottm Forest933399012
11Sheff Wed93331213-112
12QPR93331417-312
13Fulham83231511411
14Leeds825198111
15Huddersfield92431011-110
16Wolves8233911-29
17Charlton9234912-39
18Blackburn9153101008
19Brentford82241215-38
20Rotherham92251117-68
21Bolton9153612-68
22Preston9144610-47
23MK Dons9216813-57
24Bristol City91351119-86
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