Ipswich 0 Portsmouth 2 Match Centre - HIGHLIGHTS as Blues deliver fine victory at Portman Road
Pompey travel to Ipswich Town’s Portman Road for the second time in as many months today – only on this occasion important league points are up for grabs.
Kenny Jackett’s side returned home from their last meeting to Suffolk in November with an FA Cup win that was secured after Sean Raggett’s extra-time winner.
But with a chance to leapfrog the third-placed hosts in the League One table and keep pace with current leaders Hull, the Blues will be determined to add to the Tractor Boys’ recent woes.
Despite sitting a point and place above Pompey in the table, and beating Plymouth last time out, Paul Lambert’s injury-hit side have been struggling lately.
They’ll be delighted that fans will be back inside Portman Road this afternoon for the first time since March.
But with unrest growing among sections of the Ipswich fan base, their presence could be a hindrance if the Blues seize the initiative.
Stick with our match centre this afternoon to get all the latest news from the home of Ipswich.
Ipswich 0 Pompey 2
Last updated: Saturday, 12 December, 2020, 17:27
- Blues report clean bill of health for visit to Portman Road
- Win would see Pompey move above Ipswich in the League One table
- Pompey unchanged from Peterborough win - Jacobs makes bench
- Williams opens scoring on 29 mins
- Williams adds second on 44 minutes
Kenny Jackett’s verdict
League One table
Ipswich 0-2 Pompey
A thoroughly-deserved win for the Blues!
88 - Whatmough booked
The centre-back takes one for th team by taking out Bennetts when Ipswich broke
86 - Pompey sub
Jacobs on for Curtis
McGuinness heads over from a corner for Ipswich
Difficult afternoon for Lambert
79 - Raggett booked
The defender stopped Ipswich taking a goal kick early after Pompey’s corner and he earns himself a yellow card