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Ipswich Town 0-0 Burton Albion

Ipswich and Burton players compete for a header
Ipswich managed only one shot on target at Portman Road

Bottom club Burton Albion remained four points from safety in the Championship after a low-quality draw at Ipswich.

The hosts failed to register a shot in a turgid first half, with neither keeper needing to make a save.

Former Ipswich striker Darren Bent could have broken the deadlock for the Brewers but saw his shot blocked by the legs of goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski.

Bialkowski was forced into another top save late on when he tipped Kyle McFadzean's near-post header over.

Mick McCarthy's Tractor Boys stay 12th, eight points from the final play-off spot, following a limp display which saw them have their only attempt on target in the 85th minute.

McFadzean's 90th-minute header came from Martin Samuelsen's corner, while ex-England international Bent should arguably have opened his Burton account when John Brayford sent him through on goal.

Ipswich showed small signs of improvement after Mustapha Carayol was introduced off the bench for his debut, but he could only find the side-netting from 25 yards.

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy:

"It's probably the worst game here all season. It was tough and maybe the opposition had a bearing on that.

"We did not play well at all and they made it really hard for us.

"A lesser together committed bunch of lads could have been beaten.

"Nigel's team acquitted themselves well and you have to give some credit to them. It was a poor performance by us."

Burton boss Nigel Clough:

"It's two points dropped and the performance deserved the three points.

"To play as well as we did in two games and only get one point is very harsh on us, but it was nice to keep a clean sheet.

"The nicest thing is that we are not playing like a team at the bottom of the league and we will try that until the end of the season - but what will be will be.

"We tried to win the game right up to the last minute and couldn't have done any more apart from score."

Line-ups

Ipswich

  • 33Bialkowski
  • 12Spence
  • 27Carter-Vickers
  • 4Chambers
  • 3Knudsen
  • 8Skuse
  • 16ConnollySubstituted forGleesonat 60'minutes
  • 18WardSubstituted forCarayolat 60'minutes
  • 9Waghorn
  • 11Celina
  • 14Garner

Substitutes

  • 2Iorfa
  • 6Webster
  • 19Hyam
  • 20Sears
  • 24Crowe
  • 25Gleeson
  • 32Carayol

Burton

  • 1Bywater
  • 10Akins
  • 15Naylor
  • 5McFadzean
  • 2Brayford
  • 19Davenport
  • 20Samuelsen
  • 4Allen
  • 21Akpan
  • 11DyerBooked at 25minsSubstituted forSordellat 81'minutes
  • 9BentSubstituted forBoyceat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14McCrory
  • 17Sordell
  • 23Buxton
  • 24Campbell
  • 25Barker
  • 26Sbarra
  • 27Boyce
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
13,815

Match Stats

Home TeamIpswichAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home5
Away10
Shots on Target
Home1
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Ipswich Town 0, Burton Albion 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Ipswich Town 0, Burton Albion 0.

  3. Post update

    John Brayford (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Martyn Waghorn (Ipswich Town).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Lucas Akins (Burton Albion).

  6. Post update

    Mustapha Carayol (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Bartosz Bialkowski.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Jonas Knudsen.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Cameron Carter-Vickers.

  10. Post update

    Liam Boyce (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town).

  12. Post update

    Offside, Ipswich Town. Joe Garner tries a through ball, but Bersant Celina is caught offside.

  13. Post update

    Liam Boyce (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Cameron Carter-Vickers (Ipswich Town).

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Bersant Celina (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  16. Post update

    Martin Samuelsen (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town).

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Cameron Carter-Vickers (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Martyn Waghorn with a cross following a corner.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Kyle McFadzean.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Marvin Sordell replaces Lloyd Dyer.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves31225456233371
2Derby311610548242458
3Aston Villa30168646271956
4Cardiff30167745271855
5Fulham311410752361652
6Bristol City31141074536952
7Preston31121363830849
8Sheff Utd31154124437749
9Middlesbrough311461140291148
10Brentford31111194340344
11Leeds31135134239344
12Ipswich31135134341244
13Norwich31128113134-344
14Millwall31912103634239
15QPR3199133344-1136
16Nottm Forest31112183550-1535
17Sheff Wed31713113238-634
18Reading3188153441-732
19Bolton3079142847-1930
20Birmingham3086162241-1930
21Hull31611144247-529
22Barnsley31610153045-1528
23Sunderland31511153455-2126
24Burton3167182458-3425
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