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Kings of Anglia Issue 9 Magazine Offer

On this day in Town history: Town play at the San Siro and George Burley returns as Derby boss

PUBLISHED: 11:45 06 December 2018 | UPDATED: 13:08 06 December 2018

Alun Armstrong scores from the penalty spot against Inter Milan at the San Siro on this day in 2001

Alun Armstrong scores from the penalty spot against Inter Milan at the San Siro on this day in 2001

In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history. Today features the famous game against Inter Milan at the San Siro and Daryl Murphy scoring twice in a win over Leeds United.....

Inter Milan celebrate their first goal against Ipswich on this day in 2001Inter Milan celebrate their first goal against Ipswich on this day in 2001

We begin today in 2001 when Town’s European run came to an end as the Blues lost 4-1 against Inter Milan at the San Siro with Alun Armstrong scoring a late goal from the spot as Town lost 4-2 on aggregate in the third-round second-leg tie.

Town were second in the Championship on this day in 2014Town were second in the Championship on this day in 2014

In 2014, Daryl Murphy scored twice as the Blues came from behind to beat Leeds United 4-1 at Portman Road to stay second in the Championship, while David Johnson scored his fourth goal in five games as Town drew 1-1 with Tranmere at Prenton Park in 1997.

In 2003, Darren Bent scored inside 24 seconds in the Blues 2-1 win at DerbyIn 2003, Darren Bent scored inside 24 seconds in the Blues 2-1 win at Derby

15-years ago today, Darren Bent scored in 24 seconds as the Blues beat Derby 2-1 at Portman Road with George Burley returing to Portman Road for the first time as Derby boss, while Town drew 3-3 with Everton at Goodison Park in 1975.

George Burley returned to Portman Road as Derby boss for the first time on this day in 2013George Burley returned to Portman Road as Derby boss for the first time on this day in 2013

And finally on this day in 1980, Arnold Muhren scored as the Blues drew 1-1 with Man City in front of 35,215 at Maine Road, while Town were held to a 2-2 draw at home to Sheffield United in 1986.

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.

Ipswich Town’s East Anglian Derby visit to Norwich City will be shown live on Sky Sports.

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