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

NPower Championship 2010-11

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Referee: Mick Russell

Manager: Roy Keane

Portman Road 15:00

Attendance: 19,011

Manager: Keith Millen

Match Number: 3364


 Tamas Priskin (59)
 Jason Scotland (74)


Jamie McAllisterTom Williams (73)


 Ivan Sproule (51)



David James

Nicky Hunt

Jamie McAllister

Liam Fontaine

Damion Stewart

Marvin Elliott

Ivan Sproule

Khalifa Cisse

Albert Adomah

Jon Stead

Brett Pitman



Dean Gerken

Louis Carey

Joe Edwards

Tom Williams

Lee Johnson

Jamal Campbell-Ryce

David Clarkson

Match Report

Ipswich 2 Bristol City

ROY KEANE is the red-hot favourite to be named Championship Manager of the Month for August.

Unbeaten Ipswich share the same 10-points tally as leaders QPR and second-placed Cardiff.

But only the Tractor Boys remain alive in the Carling Cup, making manager Keane a near-certainty to collect the gong.

Typically, though, Keane admits he could not care less about picking up the prize and deflected all the credit on to his players.

He said: "If you think I'm interested in individual awards, either as a manager or a player, you clearly don't know me."

Keane was not crowing after this victory, albeit richly deserved even if City's suicidal defending ultimately proved decisive.

He instead reflected on the thin line between success and failure, remembering how Town propped up the table a year ago.

Keane said: "Football seems to be like life these days - either sugar or s**t and no in-between.

"Believe me, I have looked at the DVDs and we are not playing that much better than we did last year."

Keane admitted the big difference is that his team are now taking chances that were missed 12 months ago.

A defensive horror show by the visitors finally broke the deadlock after new signing Jason Scotland, Grant Leadbitter and Tamas Priskin all struck the bar.

Only David James will know why he raced out, screaming for the ball from Albert Adomah's disastrous 59th-minute back pass.

Skipper Liam Fontaine and James got in a terrible tangle, allowing the lively Priskin to cash in.

It was the Hungarian's first home goal since his £1.7million move from Watford a year ago.

And when James failed to hold Priskin's low 25-yard sizzler it was Scotland's turn to pounce.

City new boy Jon Stead was back at Portman Road just days after his £225,000 move.

He said: "We competed for about 60 minutes then we self-destructed.

"Jamo's been round the block and there's slight blame with the first goal as he came out and shouted for it."

Keane added: "Remember it is still only August and as far as I'm aware nothing happens in August."

Except the manager of the month accolade - but Keane is certainly not counting that.

Mel Henderson (The Sun)

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