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Bristol City (0) 2 - 1 (1) Ipswich Town

NPower Championship 2012-13

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Referee: Stephen Martin

Manager: Sean ODriscoll

Ashton Gate 15:00

Attendance: 12,662

Manager: Mick McCarthy

Match Number: 3492

Goals

Home
 Steve Davies (46)
 Jon Stead (89)
Away
 Daryl Murphy (29)

Substitutions

Home
Ryan TaylorSteve Davies (15)
Sam BaldockJon Stead (78)
Neil KilkennyMarvin Elliott (82)

Cards

Home
 Greg Cunningham (74)
Away
 

Teams

Home

Tom Heaton

Liam Fontaine

Lewis Carey

Greg Cunningham

Brendan Moloney

Neil Kilkenny

Liam Kelly

Cole Skuse

Paul Anderson

Sam Baldock

Ryan Taylor

Substitutes

Home

Dean Gerken

Richard Foster

James Wilson

Stephen Pearson

Marvin Elliott

Jon Stead

Steve Davies

Match Report

Bristol City 2 Ipswich 1

JON STEAD stole the 90th-minute winner that had Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy turning the air blue.

Substitute striker Stead buoyed bottom club Bristol with only his third goal in 15 starts to drag Ipswich deep into the relegation mix.

McCarthy fumed: “We made a b******s of it. We f****d up and I’m p****d off.”

He added: “We had the best of the chances and we let them off the hook.”

Daryl Murphy, on loan from Sunderland, sidefooted Ipswich into a deserved 35th-minute lead.

But Stead’s co-sub hitman Steve Davies — on for early casualty Ryan Taylor, who broke his collarbone — equalised immediately after half-time.

Davies thundered the ball into the roof of the net after fine work by veteran defender Louis Carey and Paul Anderson.

But Ipswich were well in control when — seconds from time — Davies moved on Marvin Elliott’s long pass to Stead, who twisted and turned before lashing home his shot.

New Bristol boss Sean O’Driscoll said after his home debut: “I didn’t actually see the winner. I was more concerned about a large square in midfield we had left open.”We had to weather a bit of a storm but we showed character.”

The Sun

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