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Ipswich Town nostalgia: Blues beat Forest in Brian Clough’s final game

PUBLISHED: 06:00 01 December 2018

Simon Milton celebrates his goal as Town beat Nottingham Forest 2-1 at Portman Road in May 1993

Simon Milton celebrates his goal as Town beat Nottingham Forest 2-1 at Portman Road in May 1993

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In this week’s Ipswich Town nostalgia, we look back to May 8, 1993, when Town beat Nottingham Forest 2-0 at Portman Road to finish their Premier League season with a win, as retiring Forest manager Brian Clough bows out......

Town fans invaded the pitch as the Blues beat Forest 2-1 in May 1993Town fans invaded the pitch as the Blues beat Forest 2-1 in May 1993

Ipswich took the lead in the 40th minute when Jason Dozzell held the ball up skillfully near the penalty area, before rolling it square for Simon Milton to fire home from 18 yards.

Town fans invaded the pitch as the Blues beat Forest 2-1 in May 1993Town fans invaded the pitch as the Blues beat Forest 2-1 in May 1993

Ipswich doubled their lead in the 52nd minute when they were awarded a penalty when Chris Kiwomya was pushed in the box and Steve Whitton showed no mercy as he fired the spot kick home.

Brian Clough's 18-year managerial reign ended as Town beat Forest 2-1 at Portman Road in May 1993Brian Clough's 18-year managerial reign ended as Town beat Forest 2-1 at Portman Road in May 1993

In the 64th minute Forest hit back, Geraint Williams was penalised for handball in the area and Nigel Clough sent Andy Petterson the wrong way from the spot.

Brian Clough won two consecutive European Cups and four League cups during his reign at Nottingham Forest between 1975 to 1993Brian Clough won two consecutive European Cups and four League cups during his reign at Nottingham Forest between 1975 to 1993

The Blues held on for the win as Town rounded off their season with their second Premier League victory since the end of January and left Brian Clough’s Forest to be relegated in the bottom spot, in his last game as manager, in front of Town’s biggest crowd since the ground had become a all-seater.

Captain Luke Chambers wants his Ipswich Town future sorted sooner rather than later but knows the club’s precarious position means he may have to be patient.

Paul Lambert believes striker Ellis Harrison has something to offer his side as the Welshman works towards full fitness.

Callum Connolly expects to take on an Ipswich Town side ‘playing with freedom’ when he makes his return to Portman Road tomorrow afternoon.

Oxford United boss Karl Robinson wants to sign Ipswich Town loanee Jordan Graham as soon as the January transfer window opens.

Ipswich Town take on a Wigan Athletic side including a number of familiar faces tomorrow. ANDY WARREN takes a look.

Ipswich Town’s East Anglian Derby visit to Norwich City will be shown live on Sky Sports.

Today we start a special countdown to Christmas, Ipswich Town style, with the 12 Greats of Christmas - a rundown of the 12 greatest Town players who’ve ever laced on boots, culminating on the big day itself with the Blues’ best-ever.

Ipswich Town have taken up their option to extend Freddie Sears’ contract until the summer of 2020.

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