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Ipswich Town (0) 1 - 0 (0) Swansea City

FA Cup 4th Round 2006-07

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Referee: N Miller

Manager: Jim Magilton

Portman Road 15:00

Attendance: 16,635

Manager: Kenny Jackett

Match Number: 3191

Goals

Home
 Alan Lee (64)
Away
 

Substitutions

Away
PratleyTrundle (66)
AkinfenwaAbbott (78)
WilliamsPainter (85)

Cards

Home
 Alan Lee (80)
 Castro Sito (90)
Away
 Pratley (45)
 Robinson (55)
 Gueret (64)
 Williams (80)
 Tate (80)
 Britton (84)
 Duffy (90)

Teams

Away

Gueret

Duffy

Iriekpen

Lawrence

Williams

Britton

Tate

Pratley

Robinson

Butler

Akinfenwa

Substitutes

Away

Oakes

Trundle

Abbott

Painter

Jones

Match Report

TRACTOR BOYS STILL ON TRACK

ALAN Lee ended Swansea City's hopes of causing another FA Cup upset, scoring the only goal from a controversial penalty.

The former Cardiff City striker scored just after the hour when Tom Williams was adjudged to have held back Jaime Peters as he reached for Gavin Williams's free-kick.

I didn't see a tug," said Ipswich boss Jim Magilton. "Jaime said he had been tugged and the referee was on the spot."

"I think probably over the balance of play we just about scraped it. Swansea came with a game plan to frustrate us and I'm surprised Lee Trundle didn't start."

Ipswich took control from the off with Billy Clarke giving the first warning sign on 13 minutes, cutting across the box and curling the ball into Willy Gueret's arms.

He was on hand again soon after, playing supplier to the impressive Peters who fired over from just outside the box. And moments later, Peters crossed from the right to Sylvain Legwinski who put his 25-yard shot wide.

It took Swansea halfan-hour to really put some pressure on the home defence. First, third-round hero Thomas Butler found space to meet Leon Britton's low cross, only to put it high and wide.

And on 36 minutes, the Ipswich defence left Adebayo Akinfenwa a free header from Tom Williams's cross, which safely found its way to keeper Lewis Price.

The best chance of a dull first half came just before the break when Richard Duffy gave the ball away to Williams who fed to Clarke in the box, only for him to shoot wide.

Straight after the restart, Duffy made amends for his earlier mistake, beating Clarke to Sito Castro's cross from six yards to put the ball to safety.

Andy Robinson came closer moments later forcing Price to parry and Fabian Wilnis won the race for the rebound to surrender a corner.

But on 64 minutes, Ipswich took the lead through Lee's penalty.

Swansea responded by bringing on Trundle, and Britton forced a good save from Price after charging into the box.

Then in injury time Trundle and sub Pawel Abbott both failed to connect from close range.

Swansea boss Kenny Jackett said: "To lose in that way was frustrating. I did feel the penalty incident was slightly harsh."

David Dulin (Sunday Mirror)

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