Ipswich v West Brom nostalgia: Town beat nine-man Albion

Matt Holland celebrates with David Johnson who opened the scoring for Town

Matt Holland celebrates with David Johnson who opened the scoring for Town - Credit: Archant

In this week’s Ipswich Town nostalgia, we look back to December 18, 1999, when Town beat nine-man West Brom 3-1 at Portman Road

David Johnson celebrates his goal in Town's 3-1 win over West Brom in 1999

David Johnson celebrates his goal in Town's 3-1 win over West Brom in 1999 - Credit: Archant

Town took the lead after only six minutes as David Johnson scored his 14th goal of the season when he had his initial shot blocked by Albion’s goalkeeper Alan Miller but bundled the rebound into the net.

James Scowcroft was among the scorers as Town beat West Brom 3-1 at Portman Road in 1999

James Scowcroft was among the scorers as Town beat West Brom 3-1 at Portman Road in 1999 - Credit: Archant

Ipswich doubled their lead in the 27th minute when Miller failed to cleanly punch John McGreal’s right-wing cross, so James Scowcroft reacted quickest in a crowded penalty area to stroke the loose ball home from 10 yards.

West Brom had two players sent off as Town won 3-1 at Portman Road in 1999

West Brom had two players sent off as Town won 3-1 at Portman Road in 1999 - Credit: Archant

The vistiors had two players sent off, after Albion’s Icelandic international defender Larus Sigurdsson was sent off in the 27th minute after pushing Johnson, before they were reduced to nine men in the 51st minute when Matt Carbon received a red card for a professional foul on Richard Naylor.

Neil Midgley celebrates his debut goal with Matt Holland

Neil Midgley celebrates his debut goal with Matt Holland - Credit: Archant

Ipswich made it 3-0 when Neil Midgley scored on his Blues debut as he sent a firm header into the net, before Fabian De Freitas grabbed a consolation goal for the visitors with a left-foot shot.

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