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Ipswich Town (0) 2 - 1 (1) Leeds United

NPower Championship 2011-12

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Referee: AP DUrso (Essex)

Manager: Paul Jewell

Portman Road 15:00

Attendance: 19758

Manager: Simon Grayson

Match Number: 3418

Goals

Home
 Jason Scotland (77)
 Keith Andrews (90)
Away
 Ross McCormack (34)

Substitutions

Away
Ross McCormackAndy OBrien (51)
Tom LeesLloyd Sam (89)
Robert SnodgrassRamon Nunez (89)

Cards

Away
 Aidan White (48) 
 Adam Clayton (67)
 Andy OBrien (83)

Teams

Away

Andy Lonergan

Patrick Kisnorbo

Tom Lees

Aidan White

Darren ODea

Max Gradel

Jonathan Howson

Adam Clayton

Robert Snodgrass

Andy Keogh

Ross McCormack

Substitutes

Away

Paul Rachubka

Andy OBrien

Lloyd Sam

Ramon Nunez

Zac Thompson

Match Report

Ipswich 2 Leeds 1

A 90th minute winner for Ipswich condemned 10-man Leeds to their worst start to a season in 14 years.

The defeat leaves Simon Grayon’s side just above the relegation zone with four points from five games and means they have not won an away game in the league since March (losing seven and drawing one), when they beat Preston North End 2-1.

Second-half goals from substitute Jason Scotland and Keith Andrews – his third in as many games since arriving from Blackburn – gave Ipswich victory after Leeds had taken the lead through a well-placed Ross McCormack header after 34 minutes. The away side looked comfortable but minutes into the second-half they were reduced to 10 men after Aidy White was shown a straight red card for a foul on Jay Emmanuel-Thomas – a controversial decision that Grayson felt was decisive.

He said: “The decision changed the whole complexity of the game and there is no getting away from that fact.

“I’ve seen it and people may differ with me but it is a free kick on Aidy White to start with.

“He and Thomas are running through and he has nudged him in the back and he has fallen over, hence why he has brought him down. We weren’t in any danger of losing that game based on what we had done previously.

“Nobody can leave this game and think we deserve that. Whether it is the worst start to our season I am not bothered. It is what happens at the end of the season that I am bothered by.”

Grayson also felt his side should have had a late penalty when Max Gradel was brought down by Carlos Edwards.

“On another day it is a free kick outside the box, but inside the box it is not given.”

The victory was Ipswich’s first since the opening day of the season and Paul Jewell admitted it was a relief to win after his side were thrashed 7-1 and 5-2 by Peterborough and Southampton respectively in their previous two games.

“It is difficult when you have been humiliated,” said Jewell. “For the players, staff and supporters it is a huge boost. With the situation we have been in, we will take it.”

Rajvir Rai (The Telegraph)

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