Matchday Recap: Ipswich’s FA Cup journey is over for another year following Coventry defeat

Jordan Shipley celebrates with teammate Max Biamou after giving the visitors the lead.
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Jordan Shipley celebrates with teammate Max Biamou after giving the visitors the lead. Picture: Steve Waller www.stephenwaller.com - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Ipswich Town are out of the FA Cup after losing 2-1 to Coventry City.

Tonight's FA Cup second round replay sees the Sky Blues come to Portman Road, following two games at their temporary St Andrew's home, with both the initial staging of this tie and Saturday's League One game finishing in a 1-1 draw.

The spoils were deservedly shared in those two games but, with a winner required this evening and extra-time and penalties in place to ensure that happens, assistant manager Stuart Taylor hopes playing on home turf will give his side the edge.

"It's the way it's turned out because we didn't manage to see the first game out against them.

"There's nothing better than playing games and winning games so it's one we're looking forward to. It's a home tie so we'll get to play in front of the supporters at Portman Road so we're looking forward to that.

"We'd have liked to (won) in the last two games but it wasn't to be.

"What you can say about the two teams is that you'll always get a good game of football because both look to play in the right manner and are an honest bunch of players.

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"Hopefully we'll have the edge with the supporters behind us and hopefully we go and win the game."

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