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Ipswich Town (0) 1 - 0 (0) Barnsley

NPower Championship 2011-12

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Referee: P Gibbs

Manager: Paul Jewell

Portman Road 15:00

Attendance: 20,053

Manager: Keith Hill

Match Number: 3454

Goals

Home
 Daryl Murphy (48)
Away
 

Substitutions

Away
Matt DoneKallum Higginbotham (37)
Andy GrayFrank Nouble (66)
Korey SmithJames OBrien (78)

Cards

Home
 Lee Martin (61)
 Damien Delaney (67)
Away
 

Teams

Away

David Button

Stephen Foster

Scott Wiseman

Jim McNulty

Scott Golbourne

Stephen Dawson

Matt Done

Korey Smith

David Cotterill

Craig Davies

Andy Gray

Substitutes

Away

Lukas Lidakevicius

Lee Collins

James OBrien

Kallum Higginbotham

Frank Nouble

Match Report

Ipswich 1 Barnsley 0

DARYL MURPHY’S goal earned victory and extended Ipswich’s unbeaten home record to eight games.

But it needed some key saves by keeper Arran Lee-Barrett to condemn Barnsley to a seventh successive away defeat.

Murphy, on loan from Celtic, netted the only goal three minutes after the break with his fourth strike of the season.

Michael Chopra threaded the ball through and Murphy held off Jim McNulty’s challenge to drill past David Button.

Portman Road boss Paul Jewell said: “If we had been more ruthless, we wouldn’t have had to rely on Arran’s saves.

“We deserved the win but we should have been out of sight. At 1-0, we missed several gilt-edged chances.”

Barnsley are nine points clear of the drop zone with six games left to play and boss Keith Hill refuses to rule out the possibility of being relegated.

He said: “We’ve got to survive but we are still looking over our shoulders. I’m frustrated with our results and, while our position is encouraging, we can’t take anything for granted.”

On a day when Ipswich renamed a stand in honour of former boss Sir Alf Ramsey, it was a far-from-vintage display.

Lee-Barrett saved at the feet of Craig Davies and twice within a matter of seconds kept out Davies and sub Frank Nouble.

For the Tractor Boys, Jay Emmanuel-Thomas struck the bar, while both Murphy and Lee Martin failed to hit the target when one-on-one.

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