Town v Pompey FA Cup clash was most-watched on BBC

James Norwood beats Portsmouth goal keeper Craig MacGillivray, to level the game at 2-2 against Port

James Norwood beats Portsmouth goal keeper Craig MacGillivray, to level the game at 2-2 against Portsmouth in the FA Cup. Town lost 2-3 in the end. Picture: Steve Waller www.stephenwaller.com - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Ipswich Town’s FA Cup clash with Portsmouth at the weekend was the most-watched game streamed live on the BBC, with more than a quarter of a million viewers tuning in.

Town battled back from 2-0 down at Portman Road to level matters at 2-2, before being knocked out of the cup at the first round stage for the first time since 1955 by Sean Raggett’s late winner, which looked to be blantantly offside.

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And plenty of people were watching the absorbing action, between two former cup winners, live on iPlayer - the match was watched by 264,565 viewers, according to BBC Solent.

That made the clash easily the most-watched game of the round, with Bradford City’s 7-0 thumping of Tonbridge Angels a distant second. 151,422 people watched that.


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