Ipswich Town Valentine’s Day games: Murphy at the double and a six-goal thriller against Huddersfield
PUBLISHED: 16:18 14 February 2019
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We take a look at games played on Valentine’s Day, from Daryl Murphy scoring twice at Fulham to a six-goal thriller against Huddersfield....
Daryl Murphy scored twice on this day in 2015 as the Blues beat Fulham 2-1 at Craven Cottage to remain fourth in the Championship, while Michael Chopra scored the only goal as Town beat Portsmouth 1-0 at Fratton Park to make it three wins on the trot in 2012.
Town went to Crewe on Valentine’s Day in 2006 and the Blues won 2-1 at Gresty Road to extended their unbeaten run to eight matches in the Championship, thanks to goals from Dean McDonald and Alan Lee.
In 2004, Darren Bent was among the scorers as Town got back to winning ways in the Championship, after beating Bradford City 3-1 at Portman Road, while Town progressed to the sixth round of the FA Cup as the beat Charlton 2-0 at Portman Road in 1981.
David Johnson also scored a brace on Valentine’s Day as the Blues beat Huddersfield 5-1 at Portman Road in 1998 to go six games unbeaten in Division One.
And finally on this day in 2009, Tommy Miller scored as Town were held to a 1-1 draw with Blackpool at Portman Road, while Luke Chambers scored as Town also drew 1-1 with second-placed Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex in 2017.