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On this day in Town history: Wins over Leeds and Newcastle United

PUBLISHED: 06:00 07 October 2018

In 1989, the Blues beat Newcastle 2-1 at Portman Road

In 1989, the Blues beat Newcastle 2-1 at Portman Road

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In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history...

Eric Gates was among the scorers on this day in 1981 as the Blues beat Leeds United at Elland RoadEric Gates was among the scorers on this day in 1981 as the Blues beat Leeds United at Elland Road

We begin today’s on this day from 1981 when Eric Gates scored the only goal as the Blues beat Leeds United 1-0 at Elland Road in the League Cup, while the Blues drew 2-2 with Coventry City at Highfield Road in 1978.

David Lowe scored on this day in 1987 in the win over Newcastle and in 1989 as the Blues beat Northampton 4-2 in the League CupDavid Lowe scored on this day in 1987 in the win over Newcastle and in 1989 as the Blues beat Northampton 4-2 in the League Cup

In 1989. Town beat Newcastle 2-1 at Portman Road, thanks to goals from David Lowe and John Wark to win their only second home game of the 1989-90 season, while Kevin Wilson was among the scorers as Town beat Scunthorpe 2-0 at Portman Road in 1986.

Bryan Hamilton scored as the Blues drew 1-1 with West Ham at Portman Road in 1972Bryan Hamilton scored as the Blues drew 1-1 with West Ham at Portman Road in 1972

David Lowe was again on the score sheet on this day in 1987 as the Blues beat Northampton 4-2 at Portman Road to progress to the third round of the League Cup.

Kevin Wilson was among the scorers as Town beat Scunthorpe 2-0 at Portman Road in 1986Kevin Wilson was among the scorers as Town beat Scunthorpe 2-0 at Portman Road in 1986

And finally in 1961, Ray Crawford and Ted Phillips both scored twice as the Blues beat West Ham 4-2 at Portman Road, while the in 1972, Town drew 1-1 with West Ham at Portman Road with Bryan Hamilton scoring for Town.

Ipswich Town are in Championship action at Portman Road this afternoon when they take on Wigan (3pm).

Andy Warren looks ahead to Ipswich Town’s clash with Wigan Athletic this afternoon.

Every day in the run-up to Christmas, we’re counting down Ipswich Town’s greatest-ever players, culminating in the Blues’ best featuring on Christmas Day.

In this week’s Ipswich Town nostalgia, we look back to December 21, 2004, when Darren Bent took Ipswich to the top of the Championsip on Christmas Day, after beating Wigan 2-1 thanks to his 89th-minute winner at Portman Road.

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.

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