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Huddersfield Town 0-1 Ipswich Town

Ben Pringle
Ben Pringle had not scored a goal since 25 September

Ipswich Town's three-match losing streak came to an end with victory at 10-man Huddersfield Town.

Ben Pringle, on loan from Fulham, took advantage of hesitant defending by Joel Lynch to give Town a first-half lead.

It was Ipswich's only chance before the break as Kyle Dempsey, Nahki Wells and Harry Bunn went close for Huddersfield.

Ipswich protected their lead in a more even second half before Jonathan Hogg went off injured after Huddersfield had used all their substitutes.

The win boosted Ipswich's hopes of getting back in to the play-off places as they rose to ninth in the Championship.

Mick McCarthy's men are four points off Sheffield Wednesday, who are in the final play-off place, but Ipswich have a vastly inferior goal difference.

Huddersfield remain in 16th place, but Rotherham's win at Brentford means the gap between the Terriers and the relegation places in now 10 points.

Huddersfield Town head coach David Wagner:

"There were incidents that did not go our way. One of them was a fair play moment for Nahki Wells. If Nahki gets a bigger hit then it's clearer and he gets a penalty. But I want fair play from my players.

"If we win games I want it to be by fair play but if we get a penalty the result could be different.

"The first half was fantastic and it hurts that we got this result for our performance.

"The possession and shots tell you everything about this game. Usually you would get the result. Maybe I will feel better about it in the morning."

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy:

"This was a huge result for us. We needed a win and, as usual, my lads have come up trumps when we needed them.

"For all the chances Huddersfield had they didn't take any and we were clinical. We rode our luck but everybody needs luck.

"The other night I was down, upset and angry and, to be honest, I'm sick of talking about the play-offs. If we get in there, brilliant, if not there's not a damn thing I can do about it.

"If we had come away from Huddersfield having lost four on the bounce I can't imagine how I would have felt."

Line-ups

Huddersfield

  • 1Steer
  • 2SmithBooked at 74mins
  • 5Hudson
  • 33LynchSubstituted forCranieat 58'minutes
  • 3Davidson
  • 4Whitehead
  • 6Hogg
  • 10MatmourSubstituted forPatersonat 58'minutes
  • 22DempseySubstituted forManuat 68'minutes
  • 17Bunn
  • 21Wells

Substitutes

  • 8Paterson
  • 13Murphy
  • 14Cranie
  • 15Husband
  • 19Holmes
  • 28Manu
  • 36Bojaj

Ipswich

  • 33Bialkowski
  • 4ChambersBooked at 51mins
  • 5Smith
  • 6Berra
  • 3Knudsen
  • 22Douglas
  • 44FoleySubstituted forMaitland-Nilesat 81'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 15PringleSubstituted forBruat 61'minutes
  • 11Pitman
  • 9Murphy
  • 20SearsBooked at 71minsSubstituted forDigbyat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Gerken
  • 7Maitland-Niles
  • 17Bru
  • 18Tabb
  • 37Digby
  • 39Toure
  • 42Varney
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
12,644

Match Stats

Home TeamHuddersfieldAway TeamIpswich
Possession
Home67%
Away33%
Shots
Home22
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away1
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Huddersfield Town 0, Ipswich Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 0, Ipswich Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Martin Cranie (Huddersfield Town).

  4. Post update

    Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Ipswich Town. Paul Digby replaces Freddie Sears.

  6. Booking

    Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Jamie Paterson (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Ipswich Town).

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Jonas Knudsen.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Mark Hudson (Huddersfield Town).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Offside, Ipswich Town. Jonas Knudsen tries a through ball, but Daryl Murphy is caught offside.

  14. Post update

    Hand ball by Brett Pitman (Ipswich Town).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Ipswich Town. Ainsley Maitland-Niles replaces Kevin Foley.

  16. Post update

    Jonathan Hogg went off injured after Huddersfield Town had used all subs.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Freddie Sears (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Brett Pitman.

  18. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  19. Post update

    Delay in match Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town) because of an injury.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nahki Wells with a headed pass.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burnley341811553272665
2Hull33197748192964
3Middlesbrough32197644172764
4Brighton331612545341160
5Derby341512745301557
6Sheff Wed341413750351555
7Cardiff34131384538752
8Birmingham33149103932751
9Ipswich33149104140151
10Preston341212103332148
11QPR341014104140144
12Reading331110123836243
13Wolves341110134247-543
14Brentford34127154753-643
15Nottm Forest331012113230242
16Huddersfield34109154446-239
17Leeds32814103035-538
18Blackburn32813113130137
19Bristol City34910153153-2237
20Fulham34812145156-536
21MK Dons3488182848-2032
22Rotherham3485213859-2129
23Bolton34413173256-2425
24Charlton34510193065-3525
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