Last Time: Ipswich 2-1 Norwich (13/04/08)

Last updated : 16 April 2009 By Site Editor

Match Report:
Danny Haynes continued his remarkable goalscoring record against Norwich City to help reignite Ipswich's stuttering play-off challenge.

Haynes slotted home in the 40th minute to complete a fine comeback by the hosts after Norwich had taken a shock fourth minute lead.

Town dominated though, and only a fine performance from David Marshall in goal and some poor Ipswich finishing kept the scoreline so close.

The visitors had got of to the best possible start when Ched Evans seized on a loose ball to fire a low 25-yard drive beyond Stephen Bywater.

Ipswich were level on 13 minutes when the outstanding Pablo Counago played in Haynes and his low drive went in off the shins of City's Alex Pearce.

David Marshall made a good diving save from Tommy Miller's free-kick, and then blocked well to deny Shefki Kuqi after an other sublime Counago throughball.

Marshall also did well to parry an Alex Bruce header from Alan Quinn's corner, with Haynes' follow-up being deflected over.

Marshall beat substitute Jon Walters to a throughball but Counago collected it and slid in Haynes who coolly slotted his fourth senior derby goal beyond Marshall.

Counago nodded Haynes' cross over the bar to end the first half, but if City fans were hoping for a second-half comeback they were sorely mistaken.

Again it was the hosts that dominated, with Miller firing narrowly wide before Haynes shot wide from just six yards after another perfect Counago pass.

Counago and Haynes both missed further chances before a Walters shot shaved the foot of the post with Counago again the creator.

Marshall made his best save on 80 minutes after Miller and Counago had played a neat one-two to put the Spaniard clear, but Marshall saved brilliantly with his feet.

The home fans were getting edgy after watching their side miss so many chances to kill the game, but Norwich failed to create a single worthwhile chance in the second half, despite throwing more and more men forward.

The result puts Town on the fringe of the play-off pack again, while Norwich are still not entirely safe from the drop.

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Historical league standings at 13th Apr 2008
1Stoke City 431164342689532281915966547212
2West Bromwich Albion 4212735026848322720111182537129
3Bristol City 431273302077719291914104949710
4Hull City 4212734118758192419121160426918
5Watford 438762626108435261815106152699
6Crystal Palace 438952623885241716171050406510
7Ipswich Town 4314714314361218391713136153648
8Wolverhampton Wanderers 41955262379621221614114745622
9Charlton Athletic 43877342886725251613145953616
10Cardiff City 4211472821411523251515125146605
11Sheffield United 43885282377822241515135047603
12Plymouth Argyle 428853220831022261611155446598
13Burnley 4378728288582831151315565958-3
14Queens Park Rangers 43966312541082836131614596155-2
15Preston North End 43114727184512193115919464954-3
16Norwich City 43966262054131833141019445352-9
17Barnsley 421073312236131736131316485852-10
18Blackpool 437104322547112434111715565950-3
19Southampton 4385823244992944121417526850-16
20Coventry City 43877242553132133131020455849-13
21Leicester City 4377822164891826111517404248-2
22Sheffield Wednesday 4284924234892127121218455048-5
23Scunthorpe United 4367825283514143691222396439-25
24Colchester United 4348930353811284271620587737-19
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