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Newcastle United 3-0 Ipswich Town

Newcastle's Ayoze Perez scores after 60 second against Ipswich
Ayoze Perez's early strike was part of a double that took his league tally to three this season

Ayoze Perez scored after 60 seconds as leaders Newcastle United made light work of Ipswich Town to earn a 10th Championship win from 12 games.

The Spaniard volleyed home the fastest goal in England's second tier this season from Dwight Gayle's flick-on.

Perez hit the second from close range after the interval and Matt Ritchie curled in a third from a Perez pass.

Ex-Magpies striker Leon Best came closest for Town with a fierce strike that came back off the bar.

Best's effort came soon after Perez had put the hosts ahead, but it was a rare attack against a Newcastle side who missed plenty of chances.

Gayle, who had 11 goals in 11 games and seven in his past four prior to facing the Tractor Boys, side-footed over and Ritchie twice shot wide during a dominant first-half display.

With Jonjo Shelvey and Jack Colback in control in midfield and Ritchie, Gayle and Perez a constant threat, the goals eventually arrived in the final 20 minutes to give a more realistic feel to the scoreline.

Ipswich drop to 17th place having failed to score for a sixth league game in seven.

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez:

"It's another good win, because it's not easy to win in this competition. We played really well in the first half.

"We had chances and could have scored more goals but we didn't do it so we had to work hard in the second half.

"It's important to keep confidence high and the only way is working hard. We know every game is difficult and we have to be ready.

"After the second goal we had more control. It was easy at the end but you could see the difficulty we had at the start of the second half."

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy:

"We were beaten by the best team. If you see a better team than that this year I'd be surprised.

"I've just spoken to the players and there's not a lot more we could have done. We tried everything to stop them. The one pleasing thing is we kept it at 1-0 for 70 minutes.

"All three finishes were fabulous. They were better than us, they are better than us, and they will be champions in my view.

"We tried everything and nothing worked. They are a very good team and we got what we deserved. We tried to press but we didn't do that particularly well."

Line-ups

Newcastle

  • 26Darlow
  • 22Yedlin
  • 6Lascelles
  • 2Clark
  • 3DummettBooked at 86mins
  • 11Ritchie
  • 4ColbackBooked at 27mins
  • 12ShelveySubstituted forHaydenat 83'minutes
  • 20GouffranSubstituted forAtsuat 75'minutes
  • 17Pérez
  • 9GayleSubstituted forMitrovicat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Anita
  • 14Hayden
  • 15Diamé
  • 18Mbemba
  • 28Sels
  • 30Atsu
  • 45Mitrovic

Ipswich

  • 33Bialkowski
  • 4Chambers
  • 15Webster
  • 6Berra
  • 3KnudsenBooked at 41minsSubstituted forEmmanuelat 45'minutes
  • 22Douglas
  • 28Grant
  • 27Lawrence
  • 18Ward
  • 20SearsSubstituted forWilliamsat 83'minutes
  • 9BestSubstituted forMcGoldrickat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Gerken
  • 7Bishop
  • 10McGoldrick
  • 14Digby
  • 17Bru
  • 21Williams
  • 29Emmanuel
Referee:
James Adcock
Attendance:
51,963

Match Stats

Home TeamNewcastleAway TeamIpswich
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home16
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Newcastle United 3, Ipswich Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newcastle United 3, Ipswich Town 0.

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Joshua Emmanuel.

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Luke Chambers.

Offside, Ipswich Town. Adam Webster tries a through ball, but Jonathan Williams is caught offside.

Foul by Jamaal Lascelles (Newcastle United).

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

Foul by Paul Dummett (Newcastle United).

Grant Ward (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Christian Atsu (Newcastle United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by DeAndre Yedlin.

Booking

Paul Dummett (Newcastle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Paul Dummett (Newcastle United).

Grant Ward (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Foul by Jack Colback (Newcastle United).

Conor Grant (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Jonathan Williams replaces Freddie Sears.

Substitution

Substitution, Newcastle United. Isaac Hayden replaces Jonjo Shelvey.

Substitution

Substitution, Newcastle United. Aleksandar Mitrovic replaces Dwight Gayle.

Goal!

Goal! Newcastle United 3, Ipswich Town 0. Matt Ritchie (Newcastle United) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ayoze Pérez.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Newcastle United. Christian Atsu replaces Yoan Gouffran.

Goal!

Goal! Newcastle United 2, Ipswich Town 0. Ayoze Pérez (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Matt Ritchie with a cross.

Attempt saved. Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ayoze Pérez.

Attempt saved. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Matt Ritchie (Newcastle United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Paul Dummett with a cross.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Ayoze Pérez (Newcastle United) because of an injury.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Paul Dummett.

Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Webster (Ipswich Town).

Attempt blocked. Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by DeAndre Yedlin.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Tom Lawrence (Ipswich Town) because of an injury.

Second Half

Second Half begins Newcastle United 1, Ipswich Town 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Joshua Emmanuel replaces Jonas Knudsen.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. David McGoldrick replaces Leon Best because of an injury.

Half Time

First Half ends, Newcastle United 1, Ipswich Town 0.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Leon Best (Ipswich Town) because of an injury.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Newcastle14101330111931
2Brighton14842189928
3Huddersfield149141612428
4Norwich148332619727
5Sheff Wed147341615124
6Bristol City147252115623
7Birmingham146531916323
8Reading146441518-322
9Preston146261817120
10Leeds146261415-120
11Brentford145451914519
12Barnsley146172522319
13QPR145451619-319
14Fulham144641618-218
15Burton144551818017
16Aston Villa143831414017
17Ipswich144551012-217
18Wolves144461617-116
19Nottm Forest144372427-315
20Cardiff144371322-915
21Derby14356711-414
22Blackburn143381422-812
23Wigan142571316-311
24Rotherham1413101433-196
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