Ipswich grind out Rovers win

Ipswich moved up to eighth in the Championship after claiming their first home win since the end of September at the expense of a poor Blackburn side.

Last Updated: 03/12/13 at 23:31 Post Comment

Carlos Edwards: Hit the second goal

Carlos Edwards: Hit the second goal

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Luke Hyam and Carlos Edwards grabbed early goals at the start of each half - Jordan Rhodes scoring his 11th of the season in between - before Frank Nouble wrapped up a 3-1 win following a horrendous error by Rovers goalkeeper Jake Kean.

The home side took the lead with just three minutes and 42 seconds on the clock - but had already survived an even earlier scare when Rovers striker DJ Campbell turned in the area but was denied by a great one-handed save from Dean Gerken.

Instead it was the home side who enjoyed more success in front of goal when Tommy Smith's deep cross was headed away by Tommy Spurr but Hyam was perfectly positioned on the edge of the area to rifle low beyond Kean.

Town were on top and David McGoldrick's penchant for shooting from range was again evident but his left-footed drive fizzed wide of Kean's right post with 14 minutes played.

Ipswich skipper Edwards also went close from the edge of the area before the home side fell for a sucker punch from their former player.

Scott Dann's long ball seemed innocuously but as the Town defence stood still, Rhodes ran on to round Gerken and tap into the empty net.

It was Rhodes' first goal in five against the club who sold him for just £350,000 four years ago.

After a flat finish to the first half, Ipswich took just one minute to regain their lead following another lightning start.

Great work by Stephen Hunt inside the area was initially halted by Grant Hanley but the loose ball fell to Edwards who had time to emphatically pick his spot from close range.

They were now Ipswich's points to lose but they almost shot themselves in the foot midway through the second half when Gerken dallied with the ball at his feet and his attempted clearance caught Rhodes in the face and trickled just wide.

Rhodes was the obvious dangerman but he was unable to direct Spurr's teasing cross beyond Gerken minutes later.

While Blackburn shaded the chances in a largely uneventful second half, it was the home side who claimed the points with a calamitous third in the 86th minute.

Substitute Tyrone Mings' punt upfield was made more in hope than expectation, but Nouble gave chase, somehow beating Kean to the ball as Dann left it to his goalkeeper, and rolled it into the empty net.

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.

More Match Results

Tuesday, 16 September 2014
20:00
Bolton 3-2 Rotherham Report
Reading 3-2 Millwall Report
19:45
Birmingham 0-2 Sheff Wed Report
Blackpool 0-1 Watford  
Bournemth 1-3 Leeds Report
Brentford 0-3 Norwich Report
Cardiff 0-1 M'boro Report
Charlton 1-1 Wolves Report
Huddersfld 0-0 Wigan Report
Ipswich 2-0 Brighton Report

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Norwich 7 10 16
2 Watford 7 7 15
3 N Forest 6 8 14
4 Wolves 7 4 14
5 Charlton 7 3 13
6 Reading 7 1 13
7 Sheff Wed 7 3 12
8 M'boro 7 2 12
9 Ipswich 7 3 11
10 Brentford 7 0 11
11 Blackburn 6 0 10
12 Millwall 7 0 10
13 Leeds 7 -3 10
14 Derby 6 4 9
15 Bournemth 7 1 8
16 Wigan 7 1 8
17 Cardiff 7 -1 8
18 Brighton 7 -2 7
19 Rotherham 7 -4 7
20 Birmingham 7 -7 6
21 Bolton 7 -5 5
22 Huddersfld 7 -8 5
23 Blackpool 7 -7 1
24 Fulham 6 -10 1

Updated Tue, 16 Sep 2014

Footer 365

Premier League: Newcastle winger Jonas Gutierrez battling testicular cancer

Newcastle United winger Jonas Gutierrez has revealed he has been receiving treatment for testicular cancer.

Champions League: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits Dortmund deserved victory

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits his side were 'average' following their 2-0 defeat to Borussia Dortmund.

Champions League: Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers praises side after Ludogorets win

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers praised his side's character as they battled to a late 2-1 win over Ludogorets.

Mail Box

Who's More Miserable - Baggies Or Mags?

There's not a lot to choose between the misery of West Brom fans and the misery of Newcastle fans. We have mails on them, 'only QPR' and lots on Man United...

Forget it, Ronaldo Won't Come Back

A varied morning mailbox, with thoughts on Ronaldo, Daley Blind = Michael Carrick, Ed Woodward redemption, stick with Pardew, QPR's name change and marbles...

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