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Ipswich Town 2-0 Bolton Wanderers

Cole Skuse
Cole Skuse scored his first goal for Ipswich since 14 April 2015

Ipswich extended bottom club Bolton's winless Championship run to eight games with a victory at Portman Road.

After a drab first half, Ipswich took the lead when Cole Skuse's shot from 25 yards took a big deflection and beat goalkeeper Ben Alnwick.

Gary Madine, Filipe Morais and David Wheater had chances for Bolton, but they could not beat Bartosz Bialkowski.

David McGoldrick poked home to make it 2-0 as Ipswich responded to successive league defeats with a win.

Ipswich had lost their previous two matches to QPR and Fulham, but came up against a side yet to even lead a match in the Championship this season.

However, it was the visitors who had the better of a quiet first half, with Madine and Craig Noone both having shots on target.

But their fifth successive league defeat was confirmed in the second half when Ipswich were rewarded for turning up the pressure.

Skuse's first goal for 17 months was followed by bright play from Manchester City loanee Bersant Celina, who twice went close before McGoldrick finished from Joe Garner's flick-on to move the Tractor Boys into fifth.

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy:

"A great result, a fabulous result. I'm not going to sit here and tell you that we were brilliant.

"They are a good side and they are a handful with well-worked Championship players. They were far better than us in the first half and we were lucky to get away with it.

"We had to defend and be belligerent and I decided to change it at half time, it wasn't working they were doing better than us."

Bolton Wanderers manager Phil Parkinson:

"I thought we were in parts excellent and created a lot of chances and a deflected goal just after the break was a crucial moment.

"But even after that we got in some good positions to get a goal back and we have had 16 or 17 attempts, only three or four of them on target and obviously that stat has got to be better.

"We're hurting because we haven't got a win but all we can do is keep concentrating on the process at training and then getting the preparation right and that win will come.

Line-ups

Ipswich

Formation 3-5-2

  • 33Bialkowski
  • 12Spence
  • 4Chambers
  • 2Iorfa
  • 16ConnollySubstituted forCelinaat 45'minutes
  • 15Adeyemi
  • 8Skuse
  • 18WardSubstituted forDownesat 90'minutes
  • 30Kenlock
  • 10McGoldrickSubstituted forNydamat 90+2'minutes
  • 14GarnerBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 1Gerken
  • 9Waghorn
  • 11Celina
  • 20Sears
  • 21Downes
  • 22Nydam
  • 39Woolfenden

Bolton

Formation 5-4-1

  • 13Alnwick
  • 2LittleSubstituted forArmstrongat 70'minutes
  • 32Burke
  • 31WheaterBooked at 67mins
  • 5Beevers
  • 15Robinson
  • 12NooneBooked at 82mins
  • 16Cullen
  • 8Karacan
  • 22MoraisSubstituted forLe Fondreat 77'minutes
  • 14MadineBooked at 48minsSubstituted forWilbrahamat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Taylor
  • 4Dervite
  • 9Le Fondre
  • 18Wilbraham
  • 20Armstrong
  • 21Pratley
  • 33Howard
Referee:
Andy Madley
Attendance:
14,164

Match Stats

Home TeamIpswichAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home13
Away16
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away8
Fouls
Home15
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Ipswich Town 2, Bolton Wanderers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Ipswich Town 2, Bolton Wanderers 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Aaron Wilbraham (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jem Karacan.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Craig Noone (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Flynn Downes (Ipswich Town).

  6. Post update

    Jem Karacan (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Luke Chambers.

  8. Booking

    Joe Garner (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Joe Garner (Ipswich Town).

  10. Post update

    Reece Burke (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Ipswich Town. Tristan Nydam replaces David McGoldrick.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Ipswich Town. Flynn Downes replaces Grant Ward.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Ipswich Town 2, Bolton Wanderers 0. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner.

  14. Post update

    Hand ball by Joe Garner (Ipswich Town).

  15. Post update

    Tom Adeyemi (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Jem Karacan (Bolton Wanderers).

  17. Post update

    Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Grant Ward.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Adam Armstrong (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  19. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  20. Post update

    Delay in match Reece Burke (Bolton Wanderers) because of an injury.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leeds85211431117
2Wolves8521138517
3Cardiff8521127517
4Preston843193615
5Ipswich7502128415
6Sheff Utd850386215
7Middlesbrough8422105514
8Bristol City83411510513
9Sheff Wed8341107313
10Nottm Forest84041113-212
11QPR83231212011
12Norwich8323812-411
13Aston Villa8242109110
14Fulham824287110
15Derby73131111010
16Millwall823311929
17Hull82241415-18
18Reading722367-18
19Burton8224615-98
20Barnsley7214811-37
21Sunderland8134712-56
22Brentford8044712-54
23Birmingham8116412-84
24Bolton8026416-122
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