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Charlton Athletic 0-3 Ipswich Town

By Steve MarshallBBC Sport
Ipswich celebrate
Daryl Murphy's brace took his recent run to six goals in three games

Striker Daryl Murphy scored twice as Ipswich Town extended their unbeaten run to six Championship games with victory at Charlton Athletic.

The Republic of Ireland international headed Mick McCarthy's side ahead from close range after a goalmouth scramble.

Freddie Sears fired in the second in first-half stoppage time for his first goal in 12 games before Murphy slotted in the visitors' third.

Dean Gerken twice saved from Ricardo Vaz Te late on as Charlton went close.

Substitute Reza Ghoochannejhad also headed just wide from Chris Solly's pin-point cross in stoppage time but by then Ipswich's victory was already assured.

The Tractor Boys have taken 12 points from their last six games and have now won three of their last four, while Charlton have won just one of their last seven home fixtures.

Charlton began the game buoyed by back-to-back wins over Sheffield Wednesday and Birmingham and started brightly.

But they struggled to create chances against a resolute Ipswich defence and fell behind when Tommy Smith headed back across goal following a sustained spell of pressure and Murphy nodded in.

Sears raced on to Luke Chambers' pass to fire in the second with the aid of a deflection off Addicks defender Patrick Bauer.

And Murphy sealed victory with a low shot past Stephen Henderson following a neat dummy by Brett Pitman and a precise pass from Jonathan Douglas.

Charlton interim boss Karel Fraeye: "There was a foul leading up to the first goal.

"We started very aggressively to try and get a goal. All the statistics are in our favour except for one.

"It seems unbelievable that we did not score and they got three goals in this game.

"The first goal was important and this one should never have been allowed because there was a clear foul and that proved decisive.

"The second and third goals did not look good for us but things were against us."

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy: "Freddie [Sears] was diligent in his work in tracking the full-back and then caused all sorts of problems.

"Freddie has been selfless, a proper pro in the way he has gone about his business.

"I was more relieved than Freddie was when he scored his goal because as much as I say to him after every game 'well done, you're brilliant, I love what you're doing', all he wants to do is score."

Line-ups

Charlton

  • 1Henderson
  • 17Holmes-Dennis
  • 5Bauer
  • 6Sarr
  • 21FoxBooked at 45minsSubstituted forVaz Teat 45'minutes
  • 8Cousins
  • 12Diarra
  • 7Berg Gudmundsson
  • 4JacksonSubstituted forSollyat 13'minutes
  • 37Lookman
  • 9MakienokBooked at 63minsSubstituted forGhoochannejhadat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Vaz Te
  • 16Ghoochannejhad
  • 18Ahearne-Grant
  • 20Solly
  • 22Ba
  • 26Lennon
  • 30Pope

Ipswich

  • 1Gerken
  • 4Chambers
  • 5Smith
  • 6Berra
  • 3Knudsen
  • 7Maitland-NilesSubstituted forCokeat 84'minutes
  • 8Skuse
  • 22Douglas
  • 11Pitman
  • 9Murphy
  • 20SearsSubstituted forOarat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Parr
  • 15Oar
  • 16Coke
  • 18Tabb
  • 21Malarczyk
  • 33Bialkowski
  • 34Robinson
Referee:
Scott Duncan
Attendance:
15,870

Match Stats

Home TeamCharltonAway TeamIpswich
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home14
Away14
Shots on Target
Home6
Away7
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Charlton Athletic 0, Ipswich Town 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 0, Ipswich Town 3.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Patrick Bauer.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Reza Ghoochannejhad (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Chris Solly with a cross.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Jonas Knudsen.

  6. Post update

    Naby Sarr (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Brett Pitman (Ipswich Town).

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Ipswich Town. Tommy Oar replaces Freddie Sears.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ricardo Vaz Te (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Reza Ghoochannejhad.

  10. Post update

    Ademola Lookman (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Giles Coke (Ipswich Town).

  12. Post update

    Foul by Naby Sarr (Charlton Athletic).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Ipswich Town. Giles Coke replaces Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

  15. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  16. Post update

    Delay in match Ricardo Vaz Te (Charlton Athletic) because of an injury.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ricardo Vaz Te (Charlton Athletic) header from very close range is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ademola Lookman with a cross.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Patrick Bauer (Charlton Athletic) header from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Reza Ghoochannejhad with a headed pass.

  20. Post update

    Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brighton18108024141038
2Middlesbrough18113427121536
3Derby18106226111536
4Hull18105327111635
5Burnley189722617934
6Birmingham188462520528
7Ipswich187742825328
8Sheff Wed187742522328
9Reading187652621527
10Cardiff186841916326
11Brentford177372324-124
12QPR186572325-223
13Fulham185763130122
14Blackburn184951918121
15Wolves185672223-121
16Nottm Forest185581619-320
17Leeds184771621-519
18Preston183961316-318
19MK Dons1844101524-916
20Bristol City183781830-1216
21Charlton1844101529-1416
22Huddersfield183691728-1115
23Rotherham1843112133-1215
24Bolton171881124-1311
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