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Watch the highlights of Ipswich Town’s 2-0 home win over Bolton Wanderers

PUBLISHED: 10:10 18 September 2017 | UPDATED: 10:46 18 September 2017

Ipswich Town skipper Luke Chambers celebrates Saturday's home win over Bolton. Photo: Steve Waller

Ipswich Town skipper Luke Chambers celebrates Saturday's home win over Bolton. Photo: Steve Waller

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Ipswich Town beat Bolton Wanderers 2-0 at Portman Road to move back up to fifth in the Championship table.

Rock-bottom Bolton, still without a league win following promotion from League One, posed the greater threat in a drab first half as the lively Craig Noone curled a shot over the bar (0.08).

The closest Town came was through Dominic Iorfa’s difficult far post header from a Grant Ward corner (0.17).

• Stuart Watson’s Verdict: Ipswich Town 2 Bolton Wdrs 0

The Blues broke the deadlock less than three minutes after the restart (0.26). Cole Skuse started the move with a raking pass into the left corner, David McGoldrick cut the ball back and Skuse’s shot took a major deflection off Josh Cullen in the ‘D’ to wrong-foot keeper Ben Alnwick.

McGoldrick started to really come alive in the second period and forced a smart save out of Alnwick following a driving run from deep (0.50).

• Mike Bacon gives his Ipswich Town player ratings

Half-time substitute Bersant Celina also provided the Blues with a spark and, after receiving a well-weighted pass from McGoldrick (1.03), he ran at the defence before seeing an angled shot deflected over.

Myles Kenlock’s block tackle (1.16) started another move, Celina drove forwards and McGoldrick, after dancing in between two defenders, blazed a golden chance well over.

• Nine observations from Town’s 2-0 win against Bolton

Town finally made the points safe in the 89th minute when Joe Garner flicked on Bartosz Bialkowski’s big kick (1.40). McGoldrick was quickest to the loose ball, again showed neat footwork in the box, before producing a clever outside of the boot finish.

Let me give you a new definition of desperation. It’s an Ipswich Town fan wanting Norwich City to score a last-minute winner to save his beloved Tractor Boys from falling even further behind in the Championship relegation battle, writes North Stander Terry Hunt.

Ipswich Town are now eight points adrift of safety at the foot of the Championship table following yesterday’s 2-0 defeat at Stoke City. STUART WATSON gives his thoughts.

Ipswich Town lost 2-0 at Stoke City in a Championship clash yesterday afternoon. STUART WATSON gives his thoughts.

Trevoh Chalobah insists the confidence boost generated by manager Paul Lambert’s arrival still remains, despite Ipswich Town suffering a fourth successive defeat at Stoke yesterday.

Andy Warren hands out his player ratings following Ipswich Town’s 2-0 loss at Stoke City this afternoon.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert proclaimed ‘we are so, so close to being a top side’ following this afternoon’s spirited 2-0 defeat at promotion hopefuls Stoke City.

Paul Lambert has confirmed midfielder Cole Skuse will be out for ‘a couple of months’ after suffering a knee injury in training.

Ipswich Town were undone by a goal in either half at Stoke as the gap to safety grew following their fourth-straight defeat.

Ipswich Town were beaten 2-0 at Stoke City this afternoon.

In this week’s Ipswich Town nostalgia, we look back to September 14, 2004, when Town twice gave up leads and were replaced at the top of the table by ten-man Stoke City following a dramatic contest at the Britannia Stadium.

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