IPSWICH 0 LEICESTER CITY 2
Although a life-long City fan and season ticket holder, I moved to Suffolk 22 years ago and I could not remember the last time we had beaten Ipswich at Portman Road (apparently it was 19 years ago). Each year I go to this match, usually with friends and colleagues in the Ipswich part of the stand, and have to endure the annual humiliation and jokes at our expense.
However, this time we won!! Fanfare and drum rolls! And, dare I say it, we deserved to win, outplayed and outmuscled Ipswich, particularly in the second half and, when we were 2-0 up with three minutes of injury time to go, I even started to feel confident! City fans will know what I mean…..
Kelly chose to bring in new loan signings Yeates, Horsfield and Jarrett and, on a sticky pitch, the match started evenly with Jarrett starting to settle in to midfield. The match was quite open and Peters’ cross shot was well saved by Henderson. On the break Horsfield headed into the ground when in with a good chance and Hume had a shot saved on the break.
Half way through the half City won a corner taken by Porter. McAuley headed in low from close range and the ball seemed to skid through the legs of the Ipswich goalie and defender on the line. Ipswich had a few chances afterwards and Hume had a tremendous shot on the turn well saved by their keeper Price…..