Matchday Recap: Blues well-beaten as Maupay and Watkins strike for Bees

Collin Quaner hits the post at Griffin Park against Brentford Picture Pagepix

Collin Quaner hits the post at Griffin Park against Brentford Picture Pagepix

Ipswich Town were beaten 2-0 at Brentford this evening.

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The Blues are looking to secure back-to-back victories for the first time this season, following Saturday’s success at Bolton.

But relegation to League One could finally be confirmed tonight.

For that to happen, though, four results would need to go against the Blues.

Firstly, Paul Lambert’s men would need to lose this evening’s game.


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Reading and Millwall are both 13 points clear of the Blues and victories in their games against Norwich (a) and QPR (h) respectively, coupled with an Ipswich loss, would put them 16 ahead of the Blues with only 15 points to play for.

Wigan are a point better off on 41 and would go 17 clear of Ipswich with a win in their game at Hull if Town lose. If the Latics were to draw that game and Ipswich lose, they would be 15 clear of Lambert’s men with 15 points to play for and would possess a vastly superior goal difference (17 goals better off).

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This will almost certainly, barring a cup draw next season, be the Blues’ last visit to Griffin Park. Brentford are due to move in to a new stadium for the start of the 2020/21 campaign.

Follow tonight’s game live from 6.45pm.

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