Bristol City v Ipswich Town nostalgia: Carson strike seals shock win for ten-man Town in 2011

Josh Carson and team-mates celebrate the winner at Bristol City

Josh Carson and team-mates celebrate the winner at Bristol City - Credit: Archant

In this week’s Town nostalgia, we take a look back to April 2011, when Josh Carson’s third goal in two games gave 10-man Ipswich a shock 1-0 win at Bristol City.

Josh Carson and team-mates celebrate the winner at Bristol City

Josh Carson and team-mates celebrate the winner at Bristol City - Credit: Archant

Josh Carson’s third goal in two games gave 10-man Ipswich a shock 1-0 win at Bristol City as they survived an unrelenting first-half assault and Lee Martin being dismissed to make it five league games unbeaten.

Josh Carson and team-mates celebrate the winner at Bristol City

Josh Carson and team-mates celebrate the winner at Bristol City - Credit: Archant

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Josh Carson and team-mates celebrate the winner at Bristol City

Josh Carson and team-mates celebrate the winner at Bristol City - Credit: Archant

From the first whistle, Bristol City tore into Ipswich with relish. But Jamal Campbell-Ryce, Nicky Maynard, Jordan Spence and Jon Stead were held at bay by the remarkable Arran Lee-Barrett in the Ipswich goal.

Josh Carson and team-mates celebrate the winner at Bristol City

Josh Carson and team-mates celebrate the winner at Bristol City - Credit: Archant

The Blues were reduced to 10 men in the 27th minute when Martin mistimed his tackle and lunged in dangerously.

Josh Carson and team-mates celebrate the winner at Bristol City

Josh Carson and team-mates celebrate the winner at Bristol City - Credit: Archant

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However, Ipswich were revitalised after the break and youngster Carson pounced to score the winner when he unleashed a low drive from distance which beat City keeper David James to stun the home crowd in the 52nd minute.

Lee-Barrett confirmed his outstanding contribution to the victory with a last-gasp save from Brett Pitman’s powerful drive as Ipswich held on for the three points at Ashton Gate.

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