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A moment of nostalgia - Ipswich Town vs Reading 1996

PUBLISHED: 13:50 05 February 2017 | UPDATED: 13:50 05 February 2017

Claus Thomsen on the ball for Ipswich Town as they beat Reading in 1996

Claus Thomsen on the ball for Ipswich Town as they beat Reading in 1996

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Yesterday Ipswich Town took on Reading at Portman Road. In the first of a new nostalgia series, we take a look back to the highest scoring game between the two teams in a clash back in 1996.

Reading conceding another goal as Ipswich Town go on to beat them 5-2Reading conceding another goal as Ipswich Town go on to beat them 5-2

The Division One match, at Portman Road on August 24, would end 5-2 to the Blues.

There were goals galore as Ipswich beat Reading 5-2 in 1996There were goals galore as Ipswich beat Reading 5-2 in 1996

The game got off to a flying start with Ipswich taking the lead in the 13th minute with a goal from Tony Vaughan.

Taking a shot at Portman RoadTaking a shot at Portman Road

That lead was soon cancelled out as Reading’s Lee Nogan got one back for the visitors in the 28th minute.

Ipswich Town fans enjoying the 5-2 win over Reading in 1996. Were you at the game?Ipswich Town fans enjoying the 5-2 win over Reading in 1996. Were you at the game?

But the game turned on the brink of half-time as the Royals’ Bobby Mikhailov was sent off, resulting in a penalty for Town, which Steve Sedgley netted.

Ipswich Town setting up a free kickIpswich Town setting up a free kick

Reading may have been a man down, but they equalised in the 62nd minute with a goal from Barry Hunter.

A sorry day for the Reading goalkeeper as he concedes five goals to Ipswich TownA sorry day for the Reading goalkeeper as he concedes five goals to Ipswich Town

Town took over from there though, with Vaughan adding his second seven minutes later, before Mauricio Taricco added a fourth and James Scowcroft finished the scoring late on.

Town celebrate their big winTown celebrate their big win

ITFC beat Reading 5-2 in 1996ITFC beat Reading 5-2 in 1996

Ian Marshall for Ipswich Town on the ballIan Marshall for Ipswich Town on the ball

Mauricio Taricco enjoys his goal in the 5-2 win over Reading in 1996Mauricio Taricco enjoys his goal in the 5-2 win over Reading in 1996

There were goals aplenty in this match in 1996 - the highest scoring match between the two teamsThere were goals aplenty in this match in 1996 - the highest scoring match between the two teams

Claus Thomsen wins a header for Town as they beat Reading 5-2Claus Thomsen wins a header for Town as they beat Reading 5-2

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