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Ipswich Town (1) 3 - 1 (1) Middlesbrough

Sky Bet Championship 2013-14

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Referee: James Linington

Manager: Mick McCarthy

Portman Road 15:00

Attendance: 15,276

Manager: Tony Mowbray

Match Number: 3516


 Albert Adomah (12)


Dean WhiteheadKei Kamara (62)
Mustapha CarayolMarvin Emnes (62)


 Luke Chambers (63)
 Luke Hyam (85)
 Dean Whitehead (24)



Jason Steele

George Friend

Rhys Williams

Frazer Richardson

Jonathan Woodgate

Jacob Butterfield

Grant Leadbitter

Dean Whitehead

Mustapha Carayol

Albert Adomah

Lucas Jutkiewicz



Jayson Leutwiler

Justin Hoyte

Ben Gibson

Andrew Halliday

Richard Smallwood

Marvin Emnes

Kei Kamara

Match Report

Mowbray bemoans the lapses which cost Boro

Middlesbrough manager Tony Mowbray was left to reflect on a poor start to the season that has yielded just one win from six games after this defeat to Ipswich Town.

It could have been even worse for the visitors after goalkeeper Jason Steele made a string of fine saves and young Ipswich midfielder Luke Hyam missed a golden chance with the goal at his mercy.

Mowbray said: “They deserved the victory for the honest and hard work they put in.

“For 20 minutes, we played some pretty decent football and got ourselves deservedly in front.

“But Ipswich are a team who do the basics well. They close you down, put their foot through the ball in defence and ask questions of you, and we fell a bit short defensively.

“We need to learn lessons and find a way to play against teams who work so hard to press the ball. We didn’t ask enough questions of Ipswich in the second half.”

Mowbray said: “In the last quarter of an hour, we pushed both full-backs forward and left ourselves one-on-one. That means you are going to be vulnerable.”

David McGoldrick was warmly praised by his manager Mick McCarthy after his double secured the victory for Ipswich.

The striker equalised after Albert Adomah’s smart opener, before Ipswich cruised to a deserved three points with an accomplished second-half performance.

Luke Chambers headed in a deep cross from Aaron Cresswell after 57 minutes before McGoldrick burst clear of Jonathan Woodgate to slot home in stoppage time.

McCarthy, who remains second favourite, behind Martin O’Neill, for the vacant Republic of Ireland job, said: “I thought McGoldrick was outstanding and he has been all season.

“He puts in a real shift and he is a proper player. We are lucky to have him.”

Yorkshire Post

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