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Ipswich Town (0) 1 - 1 (1) Burnley

Coca-Cola Championship 2008-09

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Referee: Rob Shoebridge

Manager: Jim Magilton

Portman Road 19:45

Attendance: 18,745

Manager: Owen Coyle

Match Number: 3301

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 Giovani DosSantos (73)
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 Elliott (19)

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PatersonRodriguez (59)
EaglesGudjonsson (78)

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 Paterson (57)

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Jensen

Williams

Caldwell

Carlisle

Kalvenes

Alexander

Eagles

McCann

Elliott

Blake

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Penny

Duff

McDonald

Gudjonsson

Rodriguez

Match Report

Ipswich 1 Burnley 1

GIOVANI DOS SANTOS celebrated his Portman Road debut with a fabulous strike to salvage a point.

The Mexican ace, 19, on loan from Spurs, lashed in a 73rd-minute equaliser after Wade Elliott had blazed the visitors ahead in the first half.

But Ipswich boss Jim Magilton admitted his side needed all three points to stay in the play-off picture.

Yet again the Tractor Boys slipped up in front of their own fans and have now managed just one win in eight attempts.

Magilton said: “It was probably a fair result. We had two wonderful chances early on and you need to take them.

“When you don’t against a side as confident and competent as Burnley they will hurt you — and the b*****ds duly obliged!”

Clarets gaffer Owen Coyle took the loss of two points on the chin. He said:

“It could turn out to be an important point come the end of the season but after we took the lead I am slightly disappointed that we didn’t take all three.

“It was a terrific goal by Wade and we probably should have added to our lead — but it was a quality finish by Dos Santos.”

Coyle conceded that automatic promotion is out of reach but backs his players to make the play-offs.

He added: “They are giving me absolutely everything and the desire and hunger is still there.

“When you add the quality we have shown we can stand toe to toe with the very best in the Championship.”

Dos Santos had an early chance but his chip sailed straight into Brian Jensen’s arms, then Argentinian winger Luciano Civelli saw his low drive kept out by Jensen’s legs.

Within seconds Burnley were in front as Elliott skipped past Ivan Campo and fired an unstoppable 20-yard shot beyond Richard Wright.

But Dos Santos levelled with a low shot from just outside the area.

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