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Ipswich Town 1-0 Leeds United

Bersant Celina in action for Ipswich Town
Bersant Celina scored his eighth goal for Ipswich Town this season

Ipswich Town denied 10-man Leeds United the chance to move back into the Championship play-off places, thanks to Bersant Celina's long-range strike.

Celina curled the ball over Felix Wiedwald from 30 yards after Kalvin Phillips lost his footing.

Leeds midfielder Eunan O'Kane was shown a straight red card for an off-the-ball incident involving Jonas Knudsen.

The visitors pressed for an equaliser, but Liam Cooper fired over from inside the six yard box 10 minutes from time.

Celina nearly added a second as his shot from outside the box beat Wiedwald but bounced back off the far post.

O'Kane's dismissal on 37 minutes changed the balance of a game that Leeds had largely controlled, although their finishing had let them down.

Leeds were without Samuel Saiz, who began his six-game ban for spitting at Newport County's Robbie Willmott during last week's 2-1 FA Cup third round defeat, while their cause wasn't helped by an injury to Pawel Cibicki before the half-hour mark.

But Thomas Christiansen's men had enough chances to level in a frantic game.

Kemar Roofe latched onto Pablo Hernandez's through-ball and cut inside Jonas Knudsen, but Luke Chambers blocked the striker's effort, while Pierre-Michel Lasogga had an effort saved by Dean Gerken.

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy said:

"We needed the result over and above anything because we've had three defeats on the bounce and we needed to get our fans back on side here.

"I think their fans have helped more than anything else because they were brilliant and they created an atmosphere that was brilliant to play in and to manage in.

"They're a good side but we've had to scrap it out and we've played well, I'm really pleased."

Leeds United head coach Thomas Christiansen told BBC Radio Leeds:

"It was very difficult for Ipswich to defend us in the second half. We dominated and we had our opportunities to take a good result.

"In this situation it was a provocation. [Eunan O'Kane] didn't make a movement to hit. When two players hit each other and one dives as he [Jonas Knudsen] did, the one who stays on his feet is the one who receives the red card.

"Perhaps we have to train players to go to ground in this situation. I don't want that, but it's just frustrating when you see a game controlled and you don't take it.

"I think we should appeal because he didn't do anything. It was a provocation and they touched each other, and the only one who went to the ground was the opponent."

Line-ups

Ipswich

  • 1Gerken
  • 2IorfaBooked at 60mins
  • 4Chambers
  • 3Knudsen
  • 30Kenlock
  • 8SkuseSubstituted forHyamat 76'minutes
  • 16ConnollyBooked at 55mins
  • 10McGoldrick
  • 9Waghorn
  • 11Celina
  • 14Garner

Substitutes

  • 19Hyam
  • 20Sears
  • 24Crowe
  • 26Drinan
  • 28Bru
  • 37McDonnell
  • 40Smith

Leeds

  • 13Wiedwald
  • 28Berardi
  • 18JanssonBooked at 80mins
  • 6Cooper
  • 8AnitaSubstituted forLasoggaat 78'minutes
  • 14O'KaneBooked at 37mins
  • 23PhillipsBooked at 87mins
  • 22CibickiSubstituted forSackoat 29'minutes
  • 19Hernández
  • 10AlioskiSubstituted forShaughnessyat 45'minutes
  • 7Roofe

Substitutes

  • 1Lonergan
  • 9Lasogga
  • 11Grot
  • 15Dallas
  • 24Sacko
  • 35Shaughnessy
  • 43Klich
Referee:
Robert Jones
Attendance:
18,638

Match Stats

Home TeamIpswichAway TeamLeeds
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home14
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away1
Fouls
Home13
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Ipswich Town 1, Leeds United 0.

Full Time

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

Callum Connolly (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Pontus Jansson (Leeds United).

Attempt saved. Pierre-Michel Lasogga (Leeds United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Pontus Jansson.

Joe Garner (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Pontus Jansson (Leeds United).

Booking

Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Luke Hyam (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United).

Foul by David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town).

Felix Wiedwald (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Luke Hyam (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Pierre-Michel Lasogga (Leeds United).

Attempt missed. Pablo Hernández (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Hadi Sacko.

Attempt missed. Liam Cooper (Leeds United) left footed shot from very close range is too high. Assisted by Pablo Hernández with a cross.

Booking

Pontus Jansson (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town).

Pontus Jansson (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Pierre-Michel Lasogga replaces Vurnon Anita.

Foul by Dominic Iorfa (Ipswich Town).

Pablo Hernández (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Luke Hyam replaces Cole Skuse.

Joe Garner (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Liam Cooper (Leeds United).

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Gaetano Berardi.

Attempt blocked. Kemar Roofe (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Hadi Sacko with a cross.

Attempt missed. Martyn Waghorn (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Joe Garner (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Myles Kenlock with a cross.

Goal!

Goal! Ipswich Town 1, Leeds United 0. Bersant Celina (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Myles Kenlock.

Attempt missed. Joe Garner (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Bersant Celina.

Foul by Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town).

Kemar Roofe (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Myles Kenlock (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Hadi Sacko (Leeds United).

Booking

Dominic Iorfa (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Dominic Iorfa (Ipswich Town).

Pablo Hernández (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Hadi Sacko (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Kemar Roofe.

Attempt missed. Hadi Sacko (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a set piece situation.

goal

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