Unbeatable on Tuesdays, Luke Chambers arriving late and vocal support - five talking points from Ipswich Town 2 Leeds United 1
- Credit: Picture: Steve Waller
We take a look at the few of the talking points coming out of last night’s dramatic 2-1 win over Leeds United.
Are Town unbeatable at Portman Road under the lights?
The Blues now have racked up a hugely impressive record of 15 straight Tuesday night home wins at Portman Road. That stretches all the way back to February 19, 2013, when Ikechi Anya and Nathaniel Chalobah scored for Watford in a 2-0 win. That record will next be on the line on February 23, when Hull are in town. Maybe the Blues should play all their home games on Tuesdays.
Early goals make for exciting games
Portman Road was in shock when Souleymane Doukara scored after just 12 seconds, but it seemed to sting the Blues into life. Once the team, and indeed the fans, found their feet it almost seemed as if the hosts were destined to turn things around. They were first to every loose ball, won every header and were quick to close their men down. They also eventually found the two moments of quality to earn the win.
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Chambers will always be a danger
Last night’s goal was Luke Chambers’ 10th in an Ipswich shirt and, once again, it proved to be a very important one. He has a knack for arriving late in the box to head home, so much so Leeds had planned how to stop him in detail, and on this occasion twisted his body superbly to head home. Manager and player alike have admitted he’s a player operating out of position, but would this skill be something the team would miss if he was no longer lining up at right back.
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Making a noise
The home of Ipswich Town hasn’t been the loudest of stadiums in recent years, but last night’s drama seemed to bring out the best of the Town faithful. Portman Road was rocking, with the noise heard throughout the town and heavily discussed on social media.
Can you kick it?
The answer for Leeds keeper Marco Silvestri, is no. The Italian was dreadful off the floor; regularly pumping the ball out of play, overshooting his targets, falling over and putting his team in trouble with his poor distribution. He could probably have done better with Chambers’ equaliser, too.
What got you talking after last night’s game?