Ipswich Town v Sunderland nostalgia: Bramble on target in first Premier League win of the season

Goalscorer Titus Bramble is surrounded by his Ipswich Town team-mates after scoring

Goalscorer Titus Bramble is surrounded by his Ipswich Town team-mates after scoring - Credit: Archant

In this week’s nostalgia, we take a look back to August 2000, when Ipswich earned their first Premier League victory of the season as Titus Bramble scored the only goal of the game against Sunderland in a hard-earned 1-0 victory at Portman Road

Titus Bramble celebrates his goal in the 1-0 win over Sunderland at Portman Road in August 2000

Titus Bramble celebrates his goal in the 1-0 win over Sunderland at Portman Road in August 2000 - Credit: Archant

Ipswich earned their first Premier League victory of the season against Sunderland in a hard-earned 1-0 victory.

Goalscorer Titus Bramble is surrounded by his Ipswich Town team-mates after scoring

Goalscorer Titus Bramble is surrounded by his Ipswich Town team-mates after scoring - Credit: Archant

Marcus Stewart had a great opportunity to put Town one up after being put through against Jurgen Macho, but the Sunderland keeper saved well.

David Johnson has an effort on goal

David Johnson has an effort on goal - Credit: Archant

The breakthrough came in the second half in the 52nd minute as Titus Bramble got hold of the ball deep in his central defensive position, and went on a mazy run through midfield. He laid it on to Stewart who set Bramble off again with a one-two.

Ipswich 1-0 Sunderland, August 2000

Ipswich 1-0 Sunderland, August 2000 - Credit: Archant

Bramble charged on and latching back on to the ball from Stewart, he calmly shrugged off a challenge and slotted the ball past Macho.

After the goal, Magilton should have put Town two-up after some good work by Jermaine Wright, but Magilton almost had too much time and squandered the chance.

It was a nervy wait until the final whistle, as Sunderland pressed forward, but they rarely looked like scoring. Three minutes from time David Johnson hit the bar, almost scoring a goal he richly deserved.

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