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Ipswich Town (0) 1 - 3 (1) Brentford

Sky Bet Championship 2015-16

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Referee: P Gibbs

Manager: Mick McCarthy

Portman Road 15:00

Attendance: 18,845 (Away 559)

Manager: Dean Smith

Match Number: 3655


 Liam Feeney (88)
 Sam Saunders (29)
 Lasse Vibe (64)
 Lasse Vibe (68)


Alan JudgeKonstantin Kerschbaumer (8)
Sergi CanosAkaki Gogia (74)
Sam SaundersScott Hogan (82)


 Luke Hyam (3)
 Luke Hyam (45) 
 Luke Varney (57)



David Button

Maxime Colin

Harlee Dean

Yoann Barbet

Jake Bidwell

Sergi Canos

Alan McCormack

Ryan Woods

Sam Saunders

Alan Judge

Lasse Vibe



Jack Bonham

Scott Hogan

Konstantin Kerschbaumer

Jack OConnell

Akaki Gogia

Josh Clarke

James Ferry

Match Report

Ipswich Town 1 Brentford 3

Brentford lost Alan Judge to a broken leg as they all but ended the play-off hopes of 10-man Ipswich Town.

Midfielder Judge was carried off on a stretcher with his right leg in a brace after a second-minute tackle for which midfielder Luke Hyam was booked.

Sam Saunders put the Bees ahead before Hyam was sent off in first-half injury time, reacting to Ryan Woods' tackle.

Lasse Vibe scored twice in five minutes, with Liam Feeney's late strike for Ipswich a consolation.

A Brentford statement read: "Alan has now been transferred to a London hospital where he will be managed by the leading lower limb consultant in the country.

"The nature of his management and long-term prognosis cannot be speculated on at this time.

"However, it should be stated that a full recovery is not in question."

Mick McCarthy's Ipswich have now won only once in seven games, leaving them eight points behind sixth-placed Sheffield Wednesday.

Brentford's win was their first at Portman Road, and first against Ipswich on any ground since 1955.

Judge, who could now be a major doubt for the Republic of Ireland squad at this summer's European Championship, was given oxygen in a near 10-minute delay following Hyam's challenge.

His replacement, Konstantin Kerschbaumer, set up the opener after half an hour, dispossessing Cole Skuse in midfield - Ipswich's claims for a free-kick were waived away - before passing to Saunders, who swept home.

Ipswich's prospects were further dented in first-half injury time when Hyam reacted badly to Woods' tackle, and his push resulted in a red card.

In the second half, Brentford made the extra man count, as Vibe scored his fourth and fifth goals in the past three games.

The first came via a deft header from a Maxime Colin cross and the second four minutes later, Vibe winning the ball from Christophe Berra before slotting beyond Bartosz Bialkowski.

Freddie Sears missed a golden chance to reduce the arrears when he blazed wide from close range, but the Tractor Boys halted a run of three games without scoring when Feeney finished calmly from David McGoldrick's pass for his first Ipswich goal.

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy:

"Anything that could go wrong went wrong. I am disappointed that Dean felt it should be a red. I didn't even think it was a yellow.

"But I do feel very sorry for Judgy. He is a great kid and a lovely player. The injury actually affected us more than them and especially Luke Hyam as his game is about winning tackles.

"Luke apologised. He is sicker than any of us. I was going to take him off at half-time and in hindsight I should have taken him off sooner."

Brentford boss Dean Smith:

"Alan Judge has gone to hospital and I am just hoping it is not as bad as I fear. I heard something but I am hoping it was a shinpad rather than the crack of a bone. It was a naughty tackle and should have been a red card.

"We have had a tough run of injuries lately so to win again and score three goals again is pleasing. Even when it was eleven against eleven, we always looked the most likely to score.

"I am proud of my players for keeping their discipline and then creating good opportunities in the second half."

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