Ipswich Town nostalgia: Marcus Bent fires Blues to Fulham win in 2002
Today we turn back the clock to January 30th 2002, when Ipswich Town were last in the Premier League, and taking on this weekend’s opponents, Fulham.
This win at Portman Road was only the second against Fulham in the league since December 28th, 1963 when Town hosted the Cottagers and won 4-2.
Of course, 1963 does hold an unwanted stat for Town against Fulham – that’s when the Blues lost 10-1 on Boxing Day, the biggest defeat in club history,
The meeting in 2002 was a close encounter with the only goal of the game coming from a Marcus Bent header in the tenth minute.
Fulham did have their chances to bring it level, going closest as John Collins fired in a free-kick from just outside the box to force a quality save from Town keeper Andy Marshall.
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This win, however, was one of only nine victories in the league – which wouldn’t be enough to save Ipswich from relegation that season.
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