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On this day in Town history: Victories over Real Madrid and Manchester United

PUBLISHED: 12:34 19 September 2018 | UPDATED: 12:45 19 September 2018

On this day 45 years ago, Town beat Real Madrid 1-0 at Portman Road

On this day 45 years ago, Town beat Real Madrid 1-0 at Portman Road

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

Town players celebrating of their four goals against Manchester Utd at Portman Road on this day in 1970Town players celebrating of their four goals against Manchester Utd at Portman Road on this day in 1970

We start today in 1973 when Town made history as they beat Spanish giants Real Madrid 1-0 in the UEFA Cup 1st Round, 1st Leg at Portman Road as Madrid defender Rubinan put the ball into his own net.

Alun Armstrong lines up his equaliser for Ipswich Town against Sartid Smederevo at Portman Road in 2002Alun Armstrong lines up his equaliser for Ipswich Town against Sartid Smederevo at Portman Road in 2002

48 years ago today, Colin Viljoen scored a brace as Town beat Man United 4-0 in a Division One match at Portman Road, while in 1987 the Blues beat Swindon 3-2 at Portman Road, with the visitors finishing the game with 10 men.

Jimmy Bullard celebrates with team mates after towns second goal in the Blues 3-0 win over Coventry on this day in 2011Jimmy Bullard celebrates with team mates after towns second goal in the Blues 3-0 win over Coventry on this day in 2011

2002 saw Town draw 1-1 with Serbian side FK Sartid at Portman Road in the first leg of the UEFA Cup 1st round, while the Blues won in Norway as they beat Skied Oslo 3-1 in the first leg of the UEFA Cup 1st round.

David Johnson scored twice over 20 years ago today inTown's 3-1 win over Bristol City at Portman RoadDavid Johnson scored twice over 20 years ago today inTown's 3-1 win over Bristol City at Portman Road

20 years ago today, David Johnson scored twice as the Blues beat Bristol City 3-1 at Portman Road, and also on this day in 2011, the Blues were on Sky as they beat Coventry City 3-0 at Portman Road in the Championship,

Andre Dozzell has revealed his frustration as his return to action stalled earlier in the season but the teenager is now hungry for minutes on the field after returning to the first-team picture.

ANDY WARREN spoke to Ipswich Town No.2 Stuart Taylor about his journey from cleaning Paul Lambert’s boots at St Mirren to assisting him at Portman Road.

In past columns I have talked about a divide between athletes that earn large amounts of money, and those that do not, and how there is a movement in Ipswich to bring this sporting diversity together.

Striker Kayden Jackson scored a hat-trick as Ipswich Town defeated QPR 5-1 in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Playford Road this afternoon.

Trevoh Chalobah has been training with the full England squad today ahead of the Three Lions’ clash with the United States tomorrow night.

Jordan Graham is training with Oxford United after being given permission to move on by Ipswich Town.

Teenager Jack Lankester hopes to be involved with the Ipswich Town first team for the remainder of the season but would be prepared to spend time out on loan if it aides his development.

Ipswich Town boss Paul Lambert has been impressing the players with his skills on the training pitch. STUART WATSON looks back on his playing career.

Tristan Nydam is keen to make the most of his loan stay in Scotland but is still keeping a firm eye on parent club Ipswich Town.

Former Ipswich Town boss Paul Hurst is the favourite in the betting as his former club Shrewsbury search for a new manager.

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