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Southend United 1-3 Ipswich Town: Sol Campbell loses first game in charge

Sol Campbell
Southend have lost 12 of their 15 League One games this season

Sol Campbell says he will change the mindset of his "coasting" Southend players after they fell to defeat at Ipswich in his first game in charge.

The former England defender took over the League One strugglers earlier this week after watching his new side hammered 7-1 by Doncaster.

But Campbell was unable to make an immediate impact as he took to the dugout, with Ipswich good value for their win as they returned to the top of the League One table.

"I don't think any of the players have been stretched properly for a very long time," he told BBC Essex.

"This club has to turn around - it's been coasting a little bit, player-wise, for a while and I've seen that and I will change that.

"We've got to get a little bit fitter individually, as a team as well, and then we'll be able to do a lot more and cause problems at the other end as well."

The Shrimpers did have an early Rob Kiernan header ruled out for offside but Paul Lambert's side soon hit their stride.

Ipswich opened the scoring in the eighth minute when James Norwood latched onto Kayden Jackson's through ball to fire home with Southend goalkeeper Mark Oxley rooted to his line.

Norwood grabbed his second to double the lead in the 70th minute when Jackson's left-wing cross picked out the striker who sent a low, left footed shot into the bottom right hand corner of the net from 12 yards.

Six minutes later, Ipswich made it 3-0 with Jackson firing home after Jon Nolan's effort had been parried out by Oxley.

The Shrimpers netted a consolation effort in the 83rd minute with substitute Emile Acquah scoring from close range.

"Yes, it's going to be a little bit difficult for them in the beginning because probably they've not been used to that type of regime," added ex-Arsenal and Spurs centre-back Campbell.

"We will push them all the way so they can realise how far they can go as footballers."

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Southend

  • 1Oxley
  • 19Shaughnessy
  • 8Dieng
  • 15Kiernan
  • 2Bwomono
  • 5MilliganSubstituted forDemetriouat 84'minutes
  • 36Hutchinson
  • 3Ralph
  • 10CoxBooked at 75mins
  • 7HumphrysBooked at 38mins
  • 9HopperSubstituted forAcquahat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Hyam
  • 13Bishop
  • 14Goodship
  • 24Demetriou
  • 30Taylor
  • 32Acquah
  • 41Rush

Ipswich

  • 12Norris
  • 24Vincent-YoungSubstituted forWilsonat 59'minutes
  • 28Woolfenden
  • 4Chambers
  • 29Garbutt
  • 17RoweSubstituted forJudgeat 68'minutes
  • 21DownesBooked at 10mins
  • 8SkuseSubstituted forNolanat 28'minutes
  • 7Edwards
  • 10Norwood
  • 9JacksonBooked at 48mins

Substitutes

  • 1Holy
  • 5Wilson
  • 11Nolan
  • 18Judge
  • 38Georgiou
  • 44Huws
  • 48Keane
Referee:
Andy Davies
Attendance:
8,632

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamIpswich
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home9
Away18
Shots on Target
Home3
Away9
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 1, Ipswich Town 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 1, Ipswich Town 3.

Attempt missed. Jason Demetriou (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Simon Cox.

Attempt missed. Jon Nolan (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kayden Jackson with a cross.

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

Foul by Emile Acquah (Southend United).

James Norwood (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jason Demetriou (Southend United).

Foul by James Norwood (Ipswich Town).

Jason Demetriou (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Gwion Edwards (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Emile Acquah (Southend United).

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Jason Demetriou replaces Mark Milligan.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 1, Ipswich Town 3. Emile Acquah (Southend United) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Alan Judge (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jon Nolan.

Attempt saved. Emile Acquah (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Isaac Hutchinson with a cross.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Luke Garbutt.

Attempt saved. Stephen Humphrys (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Stephen Humphrys (Southend United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Simon Cox.

Foul by Jon Nolan (Ipswich Town).

Rob Kiernan (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 0, Ipswich Town 3. Kayden Jackson (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner following a corner.

Attempt saved. Jon Nolan (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Luke Garbutt.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Rob Kiernan.

Booking

Simon Cox (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

James Wilson (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Simon Cox (Southend United).

Foul by Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town).

Emile Acquah (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Jon Nolan (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by James Norwood.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Emile Acquah replaces Tom Hopper.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 0, Ipswich Town 2. James Norwood (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kayden Jackson.

Attempt missed. Gwion Edwards (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Luke Garbutt with a headed pass.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Alan Judge replaces Danny Rowe.

Attempt blocked. Rob Kiernan (Southend United) header from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Isaac Hutchinson with a cross.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Luke Garbutt.

Foul by Gwion Edwards (Ipswich Town).

Elvis Bwomono (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Luke Garbutt (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from long range on the right is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

Kayden Jackson (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ipswich1493224101430
2Wycombe1586124141030
3Peterborough1584336181828
4Fleetwood148242617926
5Oxford Utd1574432181425
6Coventry156722018225
7Doncaster136432214822
8Sunderland146442116522
9Blackpool155731816222
10Bristol Rovers156451718-122
11Rotherham146352113821
12Shrewsbury145631214-221
13Burton135441613319
14Rochdale155461925-619
15Gillingham154652017318
16Portsmouth134541514117
17Lincoln City155281720-317
18Accrington153571726-914
19Tranmere143471727-1013
20MK Dons1541101222-1013
21Wimbledon153391925-612
22Southend1512121643-275
23Bolton12147528-23-5
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