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Brighton & Hove Albion (0) 0 - 2 (0) Ipswich Town

Sky Bet Championship 2013-14

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Referee: Darren Drysdale

Manager: Oscar Garcia

Amex Stadium 15:00

Attendance: 29,093

Manager: Mick McCarthy

Match Number: 3549


 Tommy Smith (60)
 Daryl Murphy (80)


Jake Forster-CaskeyKazenga LuaLua (60)
Jesse LingardSolly March (77)
William BuckleyDavid Rodríguez (86)


 Bruno SaltorGrau (32)
 Tommy Smith (78)



Tomasz Kuszczak

Bruno SaltorGrau

Stephen Ward

Keith Andrews

Gordon Greer

Matthew Upson

Jake Forster-Caskey

Rohan Ince

Leonardo Ulloa

William Buckley

Jesse Lingard



Peter Brezovan

Lewis Dunk

Dale Stephens

David Rodríguez

Inigo Calderon

Kazenga LuaLua

Solly March

Match Report

Jonny Williams sticks it to Brighton again

JONNY WILLIAMS became a thorn in Brighton's side for the second season running - and loved it.

The on loan Ipswich midfielder was in the Crystal Palace team that knocked out their hated rivals in the play-offs last season, and helped keep his current side in the race this time around.

An assist for Daryl Murphy capped off a fine day for Williams, who clearly enjoyed the chorus of boos that greeted his subbing.

"I knew I would come here and get a bit of a stick, but I responded in the right way," he said.

"I'm delighted with myself and the players, I thought they were fantastic especially in the second half.

"The booing was one of the things I knew was coming. I was able to hear it.

"It's one of the things that makes you feel more nervous. But I found I could cope with it. It turns out being booed is quite fun!"

Williams is unsure whether he would be returning to Selhurst Park at the end of this month, but would be happy to remain in East Anglia.

"I'll find out next week when the window shuts, but if Palace aren't going to play me and I end up playing for the reserves then I'm happy to stay here" he added.

"The next home games against Derby and Nottingham Forest will decide our fate, and if we get points they will be exciting."

Victory gives Ipswich an outside chance of still breaking into the play-off positions.

They had goalkeeper Dean Gerken to thank after two early second half saves from Jake Forster-Caske and Jesse Lingard.

Tommy Smith punished the Seagulls with a header, before Williams annoyed home fans even more by crossing for Murphy to double the lead.

The defeat was a missed opportunity for the hosts to gain ground on both Reading and Forest above them in the table.

Defender Gordon Greer admits tomorrow's trip to Sheffield Wednesday is vital.

"We're been on a good run, it's disappointing to lose but we've got another massive game at Hillsborough then Saturday to Middlesbrough," he said.

"Sheffield Wednesday are on a really good run of late, and there's not much difference between the top and the bottom - just consistency.

"We're a passing and patient team, and it's easy for the crowd to turn against the team, but I don't think we played that badly. The worst case scenario is that it should have been goalless.

"The performance was there, but we made wrong decisions at the wrong time. When you're chasing the game you have to score."

Robert Dunford (Daily Star)

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