Championship
HuddersfieldHuddersfield Town0IpswichIpswich Town2
Paul Anderson

Ipswich kept themselves in the hunt for the Championship play-offs by easing to victory over lacklustre Huddersfield.

Paul Anderson curled in an early opener for the visitors before Daryl Murphy poked in a second midway through the first half.

Huddersfield rarely threatened, with Oscar Gobern having their first shot on target late on with an effort that Dean Gerken saved with his legs.

Ipswich are eighth with 61 points, two points off sixth place.

Huddersfield, meanwhile, are 17th and seven points clear of the relegation zone with five games remaining.

Ipswich attacked from the outset as Murphy twice went close before Anderson opened the scoring in the sixth minute.

The winger found space on the edge of the area and curled a beautiful effort beyond Huddersfield goalkeeper Alex Smithies.

With Huddersfield unable to assert themselves in the final third, it was left to Ipswich to take up the attacking initiative and they added a second when a corner was only half cleared as far as Murphy and he made no mistake from close range.

Danny Ward shot wide for Huddersfield following a promising move, but it was Ipswich who still looked the most likely to score as Anderson forced Smithies into a one-handed save.

Huddersfield improved as the second half progressed, with Gerken finally tested by Gobern, but it was too late to deny Ipswich victory.

Huddersfield manager Mark Robins:

"Whatever team we put out on Saturday we need to work. The whole tradition of this club is based on hard work but tonight it seemed there were too many players who thought they could turn up and play without putting any effort in.

"The players know exactly how I feel and they now need to respond. There comes a point where the players have to take responsibility and grow up.

"We looked like we were a team of individuals and we were blaming each other and that must be eradicated quickly. If I could have made 11 changes I would have."

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy:

"It shows we have a good team spirit and work ethic.

"We were beaten by Blackburn and had to travel home and then back up to Huddersfield and there was a danger we could get another slapping.

"That didn't happen and we had a top response from the lads."

Line-ups

Huddersfield

  • 1Smithies
  • 27Smith
  • 3Dixon
  • 8Clayton
  • 39Gerrard
  • 33Lynch
  • 12HammillSubstituted forScannellat 45'minutes
  • 10GobernBooked at 86mins
  • 21Wells
  • 4NorwoodSubstituted forHolmesat 57'minutes
  • 11WardSubstituted forBunnat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Woods
  • 5Clarke
  • 6Hogg
  • 7Scannell
  • 13Bennett
  • 38Holmes
  • 44Bunn

Ipswich

  • 22Gerken
  • 4Chambers
  • 3CresswellSubstituted forMingsat 60'minutes
  • 8Skuse
  • 6Berra
  • 5Smith
  • 11Anderson
  • 19Hyam
  • 9Murphy
  • 25WilliamsSubstituted forRichardsonat 85'minutes
  • 12HuntBooked at 68minsSubstituted forWordsworthat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Loach
  • 14Wordsworth
  • 15Mings
  • 23Henshall
  • 24Richardson
  • 27Ebanks-Blake
  • 35Nouble
Referee:
Mark Brown
Attendance:
11,857

Match Stats

Home TeamHuddersfieldAway TeamIpswich
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home12
Away11
Shots on Target
Home1
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home16
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Huddersfield Town 0, Ipswich Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 0, Ipswich Town 2.

  3. Post update

    Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town).

  6. Post update

    Luke Hyam (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Booking

    Oscar Gobern (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Oscar Gobern (Huddersfield Town).

  9. Post update

    Tyrone Mings (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Ipswich Town. Frazer Richardson replaces Jonathan Williams.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sean Scannell (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  12. Post update

    Hand ball by Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town).

  13. Post update

    Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Tommy Smith.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Tom Smith (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Adam Clayton.

  15. Post update

    Sean Scannell (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Tyrone Mings (Ipswich Town).

  17. Post update

    Dangerous play by Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town).

  18. Post update

    Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Oscar Gobern (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Harry Bunn replaces Daniel Ward.

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