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Leeds United 0-1 Ipswich Town

Tommy Smith
Tommy Smith scored his second goal of the season

Tommy Smith's first-half header gave Ipswich Town victory and condemned Leeds United to their first league defeat of the season.

Defender Smith headed home after Leeds keeper Marco Silvestri failed to deal with a corner.

Lewis Cook twice fired just wide for the hosts as they struggled to create.

But late on, Leeds felt aggrieved when the referee booked Sam Byram for a dive when he went down in the area under pressure from Jonas Knudsen.

Uwe Rosler's side had drawn five of their opening six Championship matches, but lost to promotion hopefuls Ipswich at Elland Road for the first time since 2005.

In a first half lacking quality, the visitors, who lost 5-1 to Reading on Friday, took the lead when Silvestri came to punch an inswinging corner but missed and New Zealand international Smith was on hand to head home.

After the break, the Italian keeper was on hand to repel volleys from Daryl Murphy and Ainsley Maitland-Niles, before Leeds came close themselves when Cook fired wide from the edge of the area.

Smith nearly added a second, but he could only head over from Knudsen's cross before Cook again shot wide of the target.

The hosts felt they should have had a late penalty when Byram charged through and went down under Knudsen's challenge. But referee James Adcock booked the substitute for simulation and Ipswich saw out six minutes of added time to take the three points.

Leeds manager Uwe Rosler: "Overall it's disappointing that we didn't show enough courage and bravery to enforce our game on the opposition.

"We got drawn into their style of play and we are not that type of team.

"In the last 15 minutes when Ipswich started to tire, we started to play our game, but it's too late."

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy: "I couldn't guarantee the result but I could guarantee a performance because these players have been a different class over the last two or three years.

"The new players have bought into what we are about as well and the performance they put in got the deserved result.

"We could have had two or three goals, we were a threat on the break and it was much more like us."

Line-ups

Leeds

  • 1Silvestri
  • 28Berardi
  • 3BambaBooked at 7mins
  • 6Cooper
  • 21Taylor
  • 8Murphy
  • 24AdeyemiSubstituted forMowattat 69'minutes
  • 23L CookBooked at 71mins
  • 7Antenucci
  • 9Wood
  • 15DallasSubstituted forByramat 59'minutesBooked at 85mins

Substitutes

  • 2Byram
  • 4Wootton
  • 5Bellusci
  • 10Mowatt
  • 11Doukara
  • 22Turnbull
  • 27Phillips

Ipswich

  • 1Gerken
  • 4Chambers
  • 5Smith
  • 6Berra
  • 3Knudsen
  • 7Maitland-NilesSubstituted forPitmanat 84'minutes
  • 8SkuseSubstituted forCokeat 77'minutes
  • 22Douglas
  • 14FraserSubstituted forParrat 76'minutesBooked at 77mins
  • 9Murphy
  • 10McGoldrick

Substitutes

  • 2Parr
  • 11Pitman
  • 16Coke
  • 18Tabb
  • 21Malarczyk
  • 33Bialkowski
  • 39Toure
Referee:
James Adcock
Attendance:
21,312

Match Stats

Home TeamLeedsAway TeamIpswich
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home11
Away12
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Leeds United 0, Ipswich Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Leeds United 0, Ipswich Town 1.

Offside, Leeds United. Alex Mowatt tries a through ball, but Chris Wood is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Alex Mowatt (Leeds United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sam Byram.

Sam Byram (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jonathan Parr (Ipswich Town).

Foul by Lewis Cook (Leeds United).

Giles Coke (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Brett Pitman (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jonas Knudsen with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Gaetano Berardi (Leeds United).

Giles Coke (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Sam Byram (Leeds United) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Booking

Sam Byram (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card.

Offside, Ipswich Town. Giles Coke tries a through ball, but David McGoldrick is caught offside.

Substitution

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

Offside, Leeds United. Liam Cooper tries a through ball, but Chris Wood is caught offside.

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

Foul by Jonas Knudsen (Ipswich Town).

Attempt missed. Lewis Cook (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Luke Chambers.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Jonas Knudsen.

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

Foul by Jonathan Douglas (Ipswich Town).

Attempt missed. Luke Murphy (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Lewis Cook.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Tommy Smith.

Attempt blocked. Chris Wood (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Alex Mowatt.

Booking

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

Foul by Jonathan Parr (Ipswich Town).

Sam Byram (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Giles Coke replaces Cole Skuse.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Jonathan Parr replaces Ryan Fraser.

Delay in match Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Lewis Cook (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Offside, Leeds United. Sol Bamba tries a through ball, but Mirco Antenucci is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Jonas Knudsen with a cross.

Booking

Lewis Cook (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Lewis Cook (Leeds United).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brighton7610115619
2Middlesbrough7421124814
3Burnley7421118314
4Hull7412105513
5Ipswich74121212013
6Cardiff7331107312
7Birmingham6321117411
8Nottm Forest732276111
9QPR63121110110
10Derby724176110
11Reading723210649
12Charlton72328719
13Fulham62229818
14Leeds71517708
15Wolves6213810-27
16MK Dons721468-27
17Bolton714236-37
18Sheff Wed7133710-36
19Preston713347-36
20Huddersfield713359-46
21Brentford6123912-35
22Bristol City7124915-65
23Blackburn603347-33
24Rotherham7025716-92
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