Murphy the hero for Tractor Boys

Daryl Murphy was on the scoresheet again as Ipswich beat Barnsley 1-0 to return to winning ways to move further clear of the relegation zone.

Last Updated: 20/03/10 at 17:27 Post Comment

Murphy: Netted the winner

Murphy: Netted the winner

The on-loan Sunderland forward tapped in a rebound to give Roy Keane's side a third straight home win and leave Barnsley marooned in mid-table.

Ipswich now look safe from the drop this season and Keane will be content with his side's reaction to their midweek dressing down.

Keane was livid with his side's insipid performance at Watford and admitted he would have replaced most of his team at half-time if he could.

The former Manchester United captain kept his players locked in the dressing room for over an hour at Vicarage Road and the hairdryer treatment had the desired effect as Town made a superb start to the match.

Carlos Edwards - one of the four changes made by Keane - had already rattled a shot over from 25 yards when Murphy gave the hosts a fourth-minute lead.

Another player recalled to the starting line-up made the difference as Pablo Counago darted in from the left flank before chipping over onrushing goalkeeper Luke Steele.

The Spaniard was denied a fine solo goal as the ball struck the far post, but Murphy was on hand to slam in his sixth goal in 11 games for Ipswich from close range.

Defender Gareth McAuley came close to doubling the lead moments later but Steele made a fine reflex save to turn his header away from point-blank range.

The Tykes looked short of ideas and were struggling to come to terms with the sharpness of Town's passing, with Edwards again going close with a long-range drive.

The visitors improved after the break, and midfielder Nathan Doyle had an early effort but dragged his shot wide from the edge of the area.

Emil Hallfredsson then crossed for Filipe Teixeira to lash a shot over the top as Barnsley continued to press before Keane reacted by making a double change.

One substitute Jaime Peters almost made an instant impression but looped a header wide before David Norris hammered a shot on goal but straight at Steele.

Barnsley replacement Reuben Noble-Lazarus then forced Ipswich goalkeeper Brian Murphy into a decent stop with a deflected strike from 12 yards but the home side held on for three more points which lifted them eight points above the drop zone.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

More Match Results

Saturday, 19 April 2014
15:00
Barnsley 0-1 Leeds Report
Middlesbro' 1-2 Millwall Report
N Forest 1-0 Birmingham Report
Watford 3-1 Ipswich Report
12:15
Leicester 1-0 QPR Report
Friday, 18 April 2014
19:30
Doncaster 0-2 Derby Report
17:15
Blackpool 0-1 Burnley Report
15:00
Blackburn 0-0 Yeovil Report
Bournemth 2-4 Sheff Wed Report
Charlton 0-0 Bolton Report

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Leicester 43 36 93
2 Burnley 43 32 86
3 Derby 43 29 78
4 QPR 43 14 73
5 Wigan 42 17 70
6 Brighton 43 12 65
7 Reading 43 10 64
8 Ipswich 43 6 64
9 N Forest 43 5 62
10 Bournemth 43 -1 62
11 Blackburn 43 3 61
12 Watford 42 18 60
13 Middlesbro' 43 9 58
14 Bolton 43 -2 55
15 Sheff Wed 43 2 53
16 Leeds 43 -8 53
17 Huddersfld 43 -9 47
18 Birmingham 42 -11 43
19 Doncaster 43 -28 43
20 Millwall 43 -29 43
21 Charlton 42 -24 42
22 Blackpool 43 -27 42
23 Barnsley 43 -29 39
24 Yeovil 43 -25 37

Updated Sat, 19 Apr 2014

Footer 365

Cardiff held, Swans win late

Cardiff's hopes of Premier League survival suffered a blow as they drew 1-1 with Stoke, while Swansea grabbed a 2-1 win at Newcastle.

Premier League: Tim Sherwood discusses Sandro snub and his future as Tottenham boss

Spurs boss Tim Sherwood insisted he had "no problem" with Sandro despite dropping him for Saturday's win over Fulham.

Roberto Martinez says Manchester United will be title challengers again next season

Everton boss Roberto Martinez expects Manchester United to be Premier League title challengers again next season.

Mail Box

Kieran's Not The Only One Keeping Notes

Another chap in the mailbox has been keeping notes on comments made by optimistic Man United fans. Plus, Garey Vance is offering a double-or-quits on his new tattoo...

Mignolet Is The Reason For Liverpool Flying

Mignolet's bad kicking is the reason for Liverpool's success, whilst one man keep notes on F365 mails. Plus England excitement, Arteta and a bad Walsall experience...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property