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Ipswich Town (3) 3 - 0 (0) Leicester City

NPower Championship 2010-11

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Referee: Stuart Attwell

Manager: Roy Keane

Portman Road 17:20

Attendance: 16,728

Manager: Sven-Goran Eriksson

Match Number: 3385

Goals

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 David Norris (6)
 Jason Scotland (27)
 Jason Scotland (39)
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Substitutions

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Lloyd DyerSteve Howard (28)
Paul GallagherMatty Fryatt (65)
Curtis DaviesJack Hobbs (70)

Cards

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 Rory Fallon (3)
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 Curtis Davies (20)

Teams

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Chris Kirkland

Miguel Vitor

Kyle Naughton

Curtis Davies

Andy King

Lloyd Dyer

Ritchie Wellens

Yuki Abe

Greg Cunningham

Paul Gallagher

Darius Vassell

Substitutes

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Chris Weale

Michael Morrison

Jack Hobbs

Matt Oakley

Franck Moussa

Steve Howard

Matty Fryatt

Match Report

Roy Keane survives the latest storm after Jason Scotland's double

Ipswich eased the pressure on manager Roy Keane as they romped to their biggest win of the season to end their nightmare run of six successive defeats.

But Leicester were left raging at Warwickshire referee Stuart Attwell, who controversially allowed the game to go ahead in a blizzard and then allowed it to finish, despite being forced to take the teams off for 10 minutes early in the second half to let an army of ground staff clear the pitch markings.

Attwell then even played an extra minute over the alotted three minutes of injury time.

Ipswich were three goals to the good at the time of being taken off, thanks to an avalanche of first-half strikes and Leicester boss Sven Goran Eriksson argued desperately that the match should be abandoned.

But Attwell stood his ground, insisted the fixture was fulfilled and Keane was left celebrating a rare victory that has halted his struggling side’s freefall towards the relegation zone.

Keane said: ‘Basically, I think we just adapted to the conditions better than Leicester did. It was touch and go whether the game went ahead or not, but we started quickly and, once we had scored three goals in the first half, it was game over.

Peter Harris (Mail Online)

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