Bristol City v Ipswich: David McGoldrick admitted Ipswich Town’s failure to perform for the duration cost them three points as Bristol City nabbed a late, 2-1 win at Ashton Gate.

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Former Ipswich Town striker, Jon Stead scored in the last-minute to seal a vital victory for the relegation-threatened Robins, in a game that looked destined for a draw.

Daryl Murphy shrugged off the attentions of Liam Fontaine to fire Town into a first-half lead but City began brighter in the second half and the impressive Paul Anderson played in former Ipswich target, Steven Davies, for the equaliser on 47 minutes.

The Blues could have gone into half-time 2-0 up, only for Lee Martin to miss a sitter, before the winger was denied by a superb reflex stop from Tom Heaton in the second period.

Stead sent the majority of Ashton Gate into raptures with his last-minute strike, giving his side an unlikely three points and plunging the Suffolk club back into trouble.

“The boys are gutted in the dressing room because we did not play to the levels we performed in the first half, for the second 45 minutes,” said McGoldrick.

“We were comfortable and scored a good goal but we knew they were going to come at us in the second half.

“Even after the first goal though, they did not look a threat in terms of scoring a second.”

See a comprehensive match report, plus analysis, reaction and pictures in Monday’s Ipswich Star.

12 comments

  • Suppose its a pity for Bristol City, Barnsley and Peterborough they cannot play against town every week, if that was the case they would all survive being relegated with ease. Town are a really soft touch and since mccarthy took over have got worse, it seems to me evans do not know a good manager when he sees one!!!

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    ged scott

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • If I may force my way in amongst Whymarkmariner's 3 identical comments, (moderator popped out for a cup of tea?) had we won yesterday as we seemed quite capable of doing, we would now be 16th in the table, not 22nd. No wonder MM was somewhat cheesed off!

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    JOHN BURLS

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Stunning game at Carrow Road yesterday, just shows the magic and unpredictability of the FA Cup ... inevitable surprises when you have a struggling non-league team up against an in-form Luton Town ...

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    Northstander

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Stunning game at Carrow Road yesterday, just shows the magic and unpredictability of the FA Cup ... inevitable surprises when you have a struggling non-league team up against an in-form Luton Town ...

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    Northstander

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Stunning game at Carrow Road yesterday, just shows the magic and unpredictability of the FA Cup ... inevitable surprises when you have a struggling non-league team up against an in-form Luton Town ...

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    Northstander

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • So often we have chances and miss them, every forward in his lifetime suffers a Lee Martin style miss. But his scoring record for a midfield forward is truly awful. I feel that if he cannot improve between now and the season's end he should be allowed to leave. I don't and never have begrudged MM his task in keeping Town in this Division. One thing I would say is that and that is that Mick's take on hard work will keep us in this Division is way off the mark. I think it is more application, taking easy chances would be a good start. I don't envy Mick his task, as he came in when we were in deep trouble, too many loan players and even one's that we own not performing. It was noted that on the local radio station it was stated that if you take out JET and Carson, who can't get in the team, then we only have 6 players excluding the loan players. This makes turning Titanic Town around into a side that can challenge for promotion and if achieved stay in the Premiership even more daunting.

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    whymarkmariner

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • So Grant Holt is a reserve then? Good job they put the reserves in as the proper side would probably lost by more on their current form! And the return of Ged Scott....worse under MM...really? what are you watching??? oh yeah, yellow & green with clever budgie!

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    GorlestonBoy

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • So Grant Holt is a reserve then? Good job they put the reserves in as the proper side would probably lost by more on their current form! And the return of Ged Scott....worse under MM...really? what are you watching??? oh yeah, yellow & green with clever budgie!

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    GorlestonBoy

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • So often we have chances and miss them, every forward in his lifetime suffers a Lee Martin style miss. But his scoring record for a midfield forward is truly awful. I feel that if he cannot improve between now and the season's end he should be allowed to leave. I don't and never have begrudged MM his task in keeping Town in this Division. One thing I would say is that and that is that Mick's take on hard work will keep us in this Division is way off the mark. I think it is more application, taking easy chances would be a good start. I don't envy Mick his task, as he came in when we were in deep trouble, too many loan players and even one's that we own not performing. It was noted that on the local radio station it was stated that if you take out JET and Carson, who can't get in the team, then we only have 6 players excluding the loan players. This makes turning Titanic Town around into a side that can challenge for promotion and if achieved stay in the Premiership even more daunting.

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    whymarkmariner

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • So often we have chances and miss them, every forward in his lifetime suffers a Lee Martin style miss. But his scoring record for a midfield forward is truly awful. I feel that if he cannot improve between now and the season's end he should be allowed to leave. I don't and never have begrudged MM his task in keeping Town in this Division. One thing I would say is that and that is that Mick's take on hard work will keep us in this Division is way off the mark. I think it is more application, taking easy chances would be a good start. I don't envy Mick his task, as he came in when we were in deep trouble, too many loan players and even one's that we own not performing. It was noted that on the local radio station it was stated that if you take out JET and Carson, who can't get in the team, then we only have 6 players excluding the loan players. This makes turning Titanic Town around into a side that can challenge for promotion and if achieved stay in the Premiership even more daunting.

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    whymarkmariner

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • looking at the tables town are 6 points from safety and city are 7 points from safety,both clubs in serious trouble,COYB.

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    david peters

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • norwich reserves lost yesterday, but on yesterdays showing ipswich will be playing in fa cup 1st round next season.

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    clever canary

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

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