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Ipswich Town 0-0 Brighton & Hove Albion

Mick McCarthy and Chris Hughton
There was little to excite either manager in a game of few chances at Portman Road

Ipswich failed to score for the third successive league game as they played out a goalless draw with Brighton.

It was also Town's second successive goalless draw at home, while Brighton were unable to extend a three-game winning run and climb into the top two.

Dale Stephens was dismissed in the closing 10 minutes for the Seagulls for a second booking when he fouled Jonathan Douglas on the halfway line.

Douglas did have the ball in the net in the first half, but was ruled offside.

Ipswich have now scored just four times in their past nine Championship games, but have kept three successive clean sheets at home.

The closest Mick McCarthy's side came to breaking the deadlock were long-range shots before half-time from both Cole Skuse and Jonas Knudsen.

But neither really troubled David Stockdale in the Brighton goal on a relatively quiet night for the former Ipswich loanee.

Brighton's best chance fell to centre-back Shane Duffy on the hour, but the former Blackburn man failed to keep his shot from 12 yards under the crossbar.

Line-ups

Ipswich

  • 33Bialkowski
  • 29EmmanuelBooked at 84mins
  • 4ChambersBooked at 59mins
  • 6Berra
  • 3Knudsen
  • 22DouglasBooked at 61mins
  • 8Skuse
  • 18WardSubstituted forBishopat 79'minutes
  • 17BruSubstituted forGrantat 66'minutes
  • 27LawrenceBooked at 24mins
  • 9BestSubstituted forSearsat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Gerken
  • 7Bishop
  • 14Digby
  • 20Sears
  • 23Dozzell
  • 28Grant
  • 30Kenlock

Brighton

  • 13Stockdale
  • 2Bruno
  • 22Duffy
  • 5Dunk
  • 12Pocognoli
  • 11Knockaert
  • 6StephensBooked at 82mins
  • 21NorwoodBooked at 37mins
  • 8SkalakSubstituted forMurphyat 72'minutes
  • 17MurrayBooked at 90mins
  • 10HemedSubstituted forSidwellat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Mäenpää
  • 9Baldock
  • 14Sidwell
  • 15Murphy
  • 18Goldson
  • 19Manu
  • 42Hunt
Referee:
Andy Davies
Attendance:
15,228

Match Stats

Home TeamIpswichAway TeamBrighton
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home11
Away5
Shots on Target
Home2
Away0
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Ipswich Town 0, Brighton and Hove Albion 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ipswich Town 0, Brighton and Hove Albion 0.

Booking

Glenn Murray (Brighton and Hove Albion) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town).

Glenn Murray (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Tom Lawrence (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Cole Skuse.

Teddy Bishop (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Oliver Norwood (Brighton and Hove Albion).

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

Foul by Glenn Murray (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Attempt missed. Jonas Knudsen (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Lawrence with a cross.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Sébastien Pocognoli.

Joshua Emmanuel (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sébastien Pocognoli (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Booking

Joshua Emmanuel (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Joshua Emmanuel (Ipswich Town).

Jamie Murphy (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Dale Stephens (Brighton and Hove Albion) for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Dale Stephens (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Teddy Bishop replaces Grant Ward.

Jonas Knudsen (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Glenn Murray (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Luke Chambers.

Attempt missed. Dale Stephens (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Foul by Jonathan Douglas (Ipswich Town).

Shane Duffy (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jamie Murphy (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Jonas Knudsen (Ipswich Town).

Glenn Murray (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Jamie Murphy replaces Jiri Skalak.

Substitution

Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Steve Sidwell replaces Tomer Hemed.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Conor Grant replaces Kevin Bru.

Offside, Ipswich Town. Kevin Bru tries a through ball, but Freddie Sears is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Shane Duffy (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Joshua Emmanuel.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Freddie Sears replaces Leon Best.

Booking

Jonathan Douglas (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Anthony Knockaert (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Tomer Hemed.

goal

As It Stood

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3Brighton10532126618
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7Sheff Wed105231212017
8Reading105231114-317
9Newcastle95131771016
10Barnsley105142014616
11Wolves104331412215
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13Ipswich1034388013
14Leeds104151012-213
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16QPR103341216-412
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18Burton102441416-210
19Preston103161014-410
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21Wigan102261214-28
22Blackburn102261219-78
23Cardiff10226817-98
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