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.

By Mark McMahon and Will Rooney
Saturday, 12th December 2020, 4:56 pm

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.

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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.

Pompey travel to Ipswich's Portman Road today in League One

Ipswich 0 Pompey 2

Last updated: Saturday, 12 December, 2020, 16:30

 

  • 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 

77 - John Westwood arrives

You can hear his bell outside of Portman Road ringing 

The defender hacks down Williams as Pompey look to break

72 - McGuinness goes into the book for Ipswich

Hawkins comes on for Lankister 

Curtis into the book after pulling back Chambers. A small skirmish ensues but it’s swiftly dealt with 

66 - Raggett goes close

Pring swings in a free-kick and Raggett gets their first with a header, but Cornell makes a fine stop to his right

63 - OFF THE BAR AGAIN!

This time it’s Curtis! Whatmough’s raking pass is taken down by the Irishman. He plays a one-two with Marquis before pulling the trigger from around 25 yards. But with the keeper beaten, his effort smashes off the bar

61 - Ipswich double sub

Bennett for Judge

Drinnan for Jackson

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