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Ipswich Town 2-1 Leeds United

Brett Pitman
Pitman's goal was his eighth of the season

Brett Pitman's injury-time winner snatched victory for Ipswich as they moved up to fifth with a triumph at home to Leeds.

The hosts trailed after just 12 seconds of the match as Souleymane Doukara stroked home after stealing possession.

Leeds kept Ipswich at bay until the break, but Luke Chambers met Ryan Fraser's cross to head an equaliser.

Fraser again supplied the assist for the winner with an inch-perfect centre for Pitman to nod in.

Ipswich's Twitter account
Ipswich's Twitter account was caught out by Souleymane Doukara's swift opener

Doukara's goal - the fastest in the Football League this season - caught Ipswich's official Twitter account out, as it admitted it "had no idea what happened".

It could have been even better for the visitors shortly after when Mustapha Carayol's low cross was almost deflected past Dean Gerken for a second.

But it was Gerken's Leeds counterpart Marco Silvestri who was by far the busier of the two goalkeepers, and it was only Ipswich's wastefulness that kept the scoreline level into injury time.

Cole Skuse and Freddie Sears both went agonisingly close, before Pitman buried his 92nd-minute header to spark wild celebrations.

Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy: "It was a bonkers start but a magnificent end. It was a really good game and I thought we thoroughly deserved to win.

"Leeds obviously started well and they were the better team for the first 15 minutes, but after that we were different class and created enough chances to win two matches."

Leeds boss Steve Evans: "I can't fault the efforts of my players, though the referee will be getting a low mark - I thought he was absolute garbage.

"I don't think Ipswich deserved the win. In spells, they were disjointed and just as bad as we were.

"It demonstrated to me that we need to bring some more quality into the football club and we are trying to do that."

Line-ups

Ipswich

  • 1Gerken
  • 4ChambersBooked at 81mins
  • 5Smith
  • 6Berra
  • 3Knudsen
  • 17BruSubstituted forHyamat 84'minutes
  • 8Skuse
  • 22DouglasBooked at 58mins
  • 14Fraser
  • 20Sears
  • 9MurphySubstituted forPitmanat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Maitland-Niles
  • 11Pitman
  • 15Oar
  • 19Hyam
  • 21Malarczyk
  • 33Bialkowski
  • 42Varney

Leeds

  • 1Silvestri
  • 4Wootton
  • 5Bellusci
  • 6Cooper
  • 21Taylor
  • 23L CookSubstituted forAntenucciat 79'minutes
  • 26Bridcutt
  • 2Byram
  • 10MowattSubstituted forPhillipsat 60'minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 18CarayolSubstituted forDallasat 64'minutes
  • 11Doukara

Substitutes

  • 3Bamba
  • 7Antenucci
  • 8Murphy
  • 15Dallas
  • 27Phillips
  • 31Coyle
  • 45Peacock-Farrell
Referee:
Fred Graham
Attendance:
19,146

Match Stats

Home TeamIpswichAway TeamLeeds
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home17
Away4
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home7
Away4

Live Text

Match ends, Ipswich Town 2, Leeds United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ipswich Town 2, Leeds United 1.

Attempt missed. Giuseppe Bellusci (Leeds United) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Scott Wootton with a cross.

Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mirco Antenucci (Leeds United).

Goal!

Goal! Ipswich Town 2, Leeds United 1. Brett Pitman (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Fraser with a cross.

Offside, Leeds United. Kalvin Phillips tries a through ball, but Charlie Taylor is caught offside.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Tommy Smith.

Foul by Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town).

Mirco Antenucci (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Luke Hyam replaces Kevin Bru.

Booking

Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card.

Offside, Leeds United. Liam Cooper tries a through ball, but Souleymane Doukara is caught offside.

Offside, Ipswich Town. Brett Pitman tries a through ball, but Freddie Sears is caught offside.

Offside, Leeds United. Stuart Dallas tries a through ball, but Mirco Antenucci is caught offside.

Booking

Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for dangerous play.

Dangerous play by Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town).

Marco Silvestri (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Giuseppe Bellusci.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Mirco Antenucci replaces Lewis Cook.

Offside, Leeds United. Charlie Taylor tries a through ball, but Souleymane Doukara is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Brett Pitman replaces Daryl Murphy.

Offside, Leeds United. Charlie Taylor tries a through ball, but Stuart Dallas is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Luke Chambers with a cross.

Jonas Knudsen (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Souleymane Doukara (Leeds United).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Ryan Fraser (Ipswich Town) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Stuart Dallas replaces Mustapha Carayol.

Attempt saved. Liam Cooper (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Scott Wootton.

Foul by Ryan Fraser (Ipswich Town).

Liam Bridcutt (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Kalvin Phillips replaces Alex Mowatt.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Mustapha Carayol (Leeds United) because of an injury.

Booking

Jonathan Douglas (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jonathan Douglas (Ipswich Town).

Mustapha Carayol (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jonas Knudsen with a cross.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Middlesbrough25174437122555
2Derby261310338182049
3Hull25145636181847
4Burnley26129539231645
5Ipswich2612863631544
6Brighton26111143127444
7Sheff Wed2611963930942
8Birmingham2611783128340
9Cardiff2591063026437
10Wolves2610793534137
11Brentford26106103736136
12Reading2697103129234
13Preston2681082323034
14Nottm Forest2671182625132
15Leeds2671182730-332
16Huddersfield2687113536-131
17QPR2671093134-331
18Blackburn2561182322129
19Fulham2669114246-427
20Rotherham2673163244-1224
21MK Dons2665152138-1723
22Bristol City2649132346-2321
23Charlton2648142147-2620
24Bolton26211132142-2117
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