Ipswich Town v Hull City nostalgia: Lee scores as Ipswich miss out on play-offs by a point

Ipswich Town fans at last game of the season

Ipswich Town fans at last game of the season - Credit: Archant

Ipswich Town were supposed to be playing Hull this weekend, but the game has been called off. However, in this week’s Town nostalgia, we take a look back to May 2008, when Ipswich beat Hull 1-0 at Portman Road, as Alan Lee scored within seconds of coming off the bench.

Tommy Miller running past Bryan Hughes

Tommy Miller running past Bryan Hughes - Credit: Archant

Ipswich finished the 2007-08 campaign with a 1-0 win over Hull City at Portman Road, However, the win wasn’t enough with the Blues finishing the season eighth and failing to reach the play-offs by a point.

Jason De Vos leads out the team for the last time

Jason De Vos leads out the team for the last time - Credit: Archant

Tommy Miller hit the post and Pablo Counago, Alan Quinn and captain Jason De Vos – playing in what turned out to be his last game for the club – all could have scored, before Alan Lee finally did.

Jason De Vos congratulates goalscorer Alan Lee

Jason De Vos congratulates goalscorer Alan Lee - Credit: Archant

The Irish international won the ball in the air and Jon Walters headed back across the face of goal, Lee rose to power a header into the corner of the net with just his second touch after coming on as substitute.

Ipswich Town`s Alan Lee celebrates his goal in front of the Ipswich Town fans

Ipswich Town`s Alan Lee celebrates his goal in front of the Ipswich Town fans - Credit: PA

Town felt they should have had a penalty in the 73rd minute when Danny Haynes’ cross struck Dean Marney on the hand inside the area. But the appeals were waved away, although that didn’t matter as the Blues ended the 2007-08 season with all three points.

Ipswich Town`s Alan Lee scores the opening goal

Ipswich Town`s Alan Lee scores the opening goal - Credit: PA

Ipswich Town players celebrate Alan Lee's goal to make it 1-0 to the Blues

Ipswich Town players celebrate Alan Lee's goal to make it 1-0 to the Blues - Credit: Archant


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