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Wolves 0 Ipswich 2 – Mick McCarthy wins on Molineux return

Wolves 0 Ipswich 2: McCarthy has the last laugh on Molineux return as pressure builds on Solbakken


17:11 GMT, 29 December 2012



17:44 GMT, 29 December 2012

Mick McCarthy enjoyed a winning return to Molineux as his Ipswich side piled further misery on former club Wolves and under-pressure boss Stale Solbakken.

McCarthy was back in the Black Country for the first time since being sacked in February, ending a six-year spell with Wanderers, and was joined by assistant Terry Connor, who succeeded him in the Wolves hot seat before himself being replaced by Norwegian Solbakken in the summer.

A great ovation greeted the pair before kick-off and they also ended up having the last laugh amid a chorus of boos which rung around Molineux as Wolves' miserable season continued.

Opener: Aaron Cresswell celebrates his strike

Opener: Aaron Cresswell celebrates his strike

Match facts

Wolves: Ikeme; Foley, Johnson, Berra, Ward; Sigurdarson, Henry (O'Hara 66), Davis (Doumbia 66), Sako; Doyle (Pennant 66), Ebanks-Blake.

Subs not used: De Vries, Stearman, Batth, Forde.

Booked: Ebanks-Blake.

Ipswich: Henderson; Orr, Chambers, Smith, Cresswell; Edwards, Drury (Reo-Coker 71), N'Daw, Murphy; Martin; Campbell (Chopra 81).

Subs not used: Loach, Higginbotham, Hyam, Emmanuel-Thomas, Scotland.

Booked: Martin, Campbell.

Goals: Cresswell 33, Campbell 64.

Referee: Darren Drysdale.

Attendance: 28,595.

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Aaron Cresswell's well-worked goal and
neat finish, his third of the season, opened the scoring in the 33rd
minute, and the points were secured by DJ Campbell just after the hour
mark when he found himself clean through, a 10th goal in 16 appearances
for the on-loan QPR striker.

McCarthy has now guided Ipswich to seven wins in 12 games since taking
the reins at the start of November, compared to one in 13 prior to his

McCarthy kept faith with the same XI for a fifth successive game while
Solbakken made two changes in response to the embarrassing 3-0 home
defeat to Peterborough on Boxing Day, Bjorn Sigurdarson and David Davis
coming in.

And it was Wolves who should have been awarded a penalty after just two
minutes as Kevin Doyle latched onto Christophe Berra's long ball only to
be bundled over by Luke Chambers, who went unpunished.

Lee Martin immediately fired off target at the other end when he really
should have done better, with the Town wide man shooting straight at
Carl Ikeme soon after.

A tale of two bosses: Solbakken (left) greets McCarthy before the game

A tale of two bosses: Solbakken (left) greets McCarthy before the game

Wolves' influential winger Bakary Sako twice sent efforts wide before
the half-hour mark but there was very little to trouble either

That was until the 33rd minute when Cresswell opened the scoring in

The left-back ventured forward and, having laid the ball off,
continued his run and received it back before finishing right footed
inside the far post.
The home side produced very little in response and were duly booed off at the interval.

Guirane N'Daw almost caught out Ikeme with a great 30-yard effort immediately after half-time.

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, a reported January target for McCarthy, sent a teasing ball across goal which Doyle failed to connect with.

A real lull in proceedings passed until the hour mark but the game was lit up by Campbell's second.

The forward raced onto Bradley Orr's long ball and waited for the right moment before sending a composed finish under Ikeme.

Solbakken immediately made a triple substitution, with the withdrawal of Doyle greeted by fierce opposition from supporters.

And they voiced more displeasure at the full-time whistle as Town
celebrated their first win at Molineux in 21 years, with substitute
Michael Chopra wasting a great chance for a third in injury time.

Nottingham Forest 4 Leeds 2: Billy Sharp scores twice

Nottingham Forest 4 Leeds 2: Sharp caps happy Christmas with brace in convincing victory


14:14 GMT, 26 December 2012



14:37 GMT, 26 December 2012

Billy Sharp capped a fine fortnight by striking twice as Nottingham Forest turned on the style either side of half-time to send in-form Leeds spiralling to defeat at the City Ground.

The striker's wife had given birth to their son on December 14 after a period of heartache that began with the death of their first child, who was just two days old, last summer.

Forest, who had slipped to 11th place after taking only four points from their previous five matches, were the latest side to make a mockery of the form book in the npower Championship after Sharp converted a late first-half penalty to cancel out Paul Green's early opener for Leeds.

Sharp fired his second of the game soon after the restart and a three-goal blitz in nine minutes – Rodolph Austin scored a clumsy own goal and Dexter Blackstock headed home the fourth – stunned the visitors, who had celebrated the completion of last week's takeover by Dubai investment bank GFH Capital with victory over Middlesbrough on Saturday – Leeds' fifth win in their last six league games.

Hotshot: Sharp's double proved the difference in Forest's victory

Hotshot: Sharp's double proved the difference in Forest's victory

Match facts

Nottingham Forest: Camp, Hutton, Ward, Collins, Halford, Cohen, Guedioura, Majewski, Reid, Sharp, Blackstock.
Subs: Darlow, Harding, Gillett, Moussi, McGugan, Cox, Lansbury.

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Mobbed: Sharp's Forest team-mates celebrate after he scored

Leeds striker Luciano Becchio's header
from Drury's cross was comfortably gathered by Camp, while at the other
end visiting goalkeeper Paddy Kenny pulled off a fine save in the 28th
minute to keep out Forest defender Elliott Ward's goalbound header.

Forest deservedly equalised in the
44th minute. Referee Lee Probert did not hesitate in pointing to the
spot following Lees' challenge on Sharp and the Forest striker picked
himself up to send Kenny the wrong way with the subsequent penalty for
his eighth goal of the season.

Forest, suitably perked, looked the
more dangerous side after the break and stole into a two-goal lead
within 12 minutes of the restart.

Spot on: Sharp's penalty brought Forest level

Spot on: Sharp's penalty brought Forest level

Blackstock headed a long clearance
brilliantly into the path of Sharp, who coolly rounded goalkeeper Kenny
and rammed home his second goal in the 54th minute and three minutes
later an out-of-touch Austin swung a clumsy leg at Forest defender
Ward's cut back and lashed the ball into the roof of his own net.

Worse was to come for Leeds. Forest
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Agony: Leeds players saw Forest overtake them in the Championship table with victory

Ecstacy: Forest are well-placed to challenge for promotion in the New Year

Ecstacy: Forest are well-placed to challenge for promotion in the New Year

Ipswich 1 Bristol City 1: Neil Danns, Tommy Smith score

Ipswich 1 Bristol City 1: Smith's stunning strike brightens drab draw


17:27 GMT, 22 December 2012



17:27 GMT, 22 December 2012

Ipswich came from behind to earn a point against fellow strugglers Bristol City at Portman Road, a draw which keeps the Tractor Boys five points clear of their opponents.

Derek McInnes' visitors took an early lead through a fine strike from Neil Danns before Tommy Smith acrobatically drew the home side level.

Great strike: Tommy Smith hooks home Ipswich's goal

Great strike: Tommy Smith hooks home Ipswich's goal

Match facts

IPSWICH: Henderson, Orr, Chambers, Smith, Cresswell, Edwards, N'Daw, Drury, Martin, Murphy (Emmanuel-Thomas 71), Campbell (Chopra 57). Subs not used: Loach, Hewitt, Higginbotham, Hyam, Reo-Coker.

Goals: Smith 32

BRISTOL CITY: Heaton, Foster, Fontaine, McManus, Bates, Cunningham, Adomah, Skuse (Elliott 84), Danns, Anderson (Baldock 84), Stead. Subs not used: Gerken, Wilson, Kilkenny, Davies, Bryan.

Goals: Danns 11

Referee: M Haywood

Att: 17,290

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Neither team could find a crucial winner to shake things up at the foot of the npower Championship in a low-key second half.

A much-changed City side were by far
the brighter team in the opening exchanges as they looked to make it
back-to-back away wins.

Paul Anderson, making his first start
for the club, had an opportunity after just four minutes but his
right-footed shot was blocked by Smith.

And they took a deserved lead in the
11th minute, when the Tractor Boys failed to clear the lines and Danns
took advantage with a fine low left-footed finish into the bottom corner
from the edge of the box.

Five minutes later Tom Heaton made a fantastic save to keep their lead intact.

The former Cardiff keeper denied DJ
Campbell his ninth goal of the season before Liam Fontaine's vital
tackle blocked the QPR loanee's second effort.

Albert Adomah was the late hero at
Sheffield Wednesday in City's last away win but he wasted a great chance
in the 25th minute, firing wide after being found by Jon Stead.

The visitors had not kept a clean
sheet all season coming into this match so it was no surprise to their
240 travelling supporters when Ipswich drew level, Smith hooking Lee
Martin's corner into the top of the net in the 32nd minute.

City started the second half as they
had the first with Adomah forcing Stephen Henderson into a smart stop 30
seconds after the restart.

Adomah then turned provider when he set up Danns but the Leicester loanee's curling effort took a deflection and flew wide.

Town boss Mick McCarthy then
introduced Michael Chopra, who has a fantastic goalscoring record
against the Robins, for Campbell just before the hour mark as they
looked for their fourth win in their last five games.

But the next chance fell to the
visitors, Greg Cunningham, back in the side after a long-term injury,
heading Danns' cross wide when well placed.

At the other end the Championship's
leakiest defence came close to conceding yet again, Chopra's drilled
effort being kept out by Heaton after the former Newcastle man showed
good feet inside the box.

Neither side could carve out a real chance in the final minutes of a forgettable second half.

Bristol City 2 Leeds United 3: El-Hadji Diouf scores twice

Bristol City 2 Leeds United 3: Diouf double hands Warnock's men the win

Sportsmail Reporter


17:08 GMT, 29 September 2012



17:08 GMT, 29 September 2012

El-Hadji Diouf's second-half double helped Leeds register their third straight win and back-to-back successes in the npower Championship.

The controversial Senegalese striker raised eyebrows when teaming up with Leeds manager Neil Warnock in the summer, but has been grabbing the attention for all the right reasons in recent weeks.

Thunderbolt: Michael Tonge (right) set the seal on Leeds' victory with the third goal

Thunderbolt: Michael Tonge (right) set the seal on Leeds' victory with the third goal

Match facts

BRISTOL CITY: Heaton, Foster, Fontaine, Wilson, Elokobi (Bryan 43, Carey 61), Kilkenny, Woolford, Pearson, Adomah, Stead (Baldock 64), Taylor.

Subs Not Used: Gerken, Morris, Elliott, Davies

Goals: Adomah 79, Austin 90 (o.g)

Booked: Bryan, Kilkenny

LEEDS: Kenny, Peltier, Lees, Pearce, Byram, Austin, White, Brown, Tonge, Becchio (Gray 89), Diouf.

Subs Not Used: Ashdown, Drury, Varney, Pugh, Norris, Poleon.

Goals: Diouf 63, 80, Tonge 83

Referee: Stuart Attwell

Att: 15,692

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Diouf, instrumental in the Yorkshire
side's midweek Capital One Cup win over Everton, opened the scoring just
after the hour, and although Albert Adomah equalised, he struck again
nine minutes from time as Leeds regained the lead.

Midfielder Michael Tonge's
thunderbolt clinched Leeds a two-goal advantage with seven minutes
remaining and although Adomah's corner deflected off Leeds defender Sam
Byram in the 90th minute for an own goal, Warnock's men saw out the
remaining minute.

City were dealt a blow just before
half-time when defender George Elokobi, making his debut after signing
on loan from Wolves on Wednesday, required medical attention following
an awkward landing while blocking a cross and was later carried off on a
stretcher. Teenager Joe Bryan replaced him.

Striker Jon Stead was the second of three changes for City, while midfielder Neil Kilkenny was back to face his former club.

Goalkeeper Paddy Kenny and skipper
Lee Peltier returned to Leeds' starting line-up. Leeds winger Aidy White
tested City goalkeeper Tom Heaton with an early header and Kenny did
well to hold Robins striker Ryan Taylor's 20-yard shot in a see-saw

The home side went closest to taking
the lead in the 15th minute when Liam Fontaine lashed a close-range
volley off target and Kenny was in the right place again soon after to
catch Stead's header from Martyn Woolford's free-kick.

Stead fired a 20-yard shot straight
at the Leeds goalkeeper and miscued from six yards in the 35th minute
either side of Leeds midfielder Rudy Austin's textbook volley, which was
comfortably snaffled by Heaton.

Woolford went closest to breaking the deadlock when he headed Richard Foster's inch-perfect cross just wide from eight yards.

But it was Leeds who twice threatened to forge ahead shortly after the restart through Austin.

The Jamaica international first
headed Diouf's free-kick against the woodwork with Heaton well beaten
and then forced the City keeper into a fine save with another header
moments later.

Leeds were not to be denied in the
64th minute however. Byram drilled in a superb low cross from the right
and Diouf steered the ball into the far corner.

But the Robins refused to buckle and were back on level terms within six minutes.

Right-back Foster swung over another telling cross and Adomah flung himself at the ball to head powerfully home.

Leeds continued to carry the greater
threat though and regained the lead in the 81st minute when Diouf
pounced in the penalty area to lash home his second following good work
by Luciano Becchio.

The visitors effectively put the game
to bed two minutes later when Tonge stepped on to the ball 25 yards
from goal and unleashed an unstoppable shot into Heaton's top left-hand

There was still time for City to pull one back when Adomah's corner flew into the net off Byram's head, but Leeds held on.

Ipswich 0 Wolves 2: Tommy Smith own goal heaps misery on Paul Jewell

Ipswich 0 Wolves 2: Smith own goal heaps the misery on boss Jewell



22:58 GMT, 19 September 2012

A comical own goal from Tommy Smith and a terrific strike from Mali international Tongo Doumbia handed Wolves their first away win under new manager Stale Solbakken.

But it was far from funny for Ipswich boss Paul Jewell. The pressure is mounting on his shoulders as his Tractor Boys remain second from bottom of the npower Championship with the worst goalscoring record in the division.

Smith's own goal arrived in the 66th minute when he inadvertently turned in Bakary Sako's free-kick from the edge of the six-yard box.

Doubled up: Tongo Doumbia celebrates scoring Wolves' second goal

Doubled up: Tongo Doumbia celebrates scoring Wolves' second goal

Match facts

Ipswich: Loach, Edwards, Chambers, Smith, Cresswell, Martin, N'Daw (Drury 81), Luongo, Murphy (Emmanuel-Thomas 71), Taylor (Scotland 53), Chopra.

Subs Not Used: Lee-Barrett, Hyam, Ainsley, Whight.

Booked: Chopra.

Wolverhampton: Ikeme, Stearman, Johnson, Berra, Ward, Boukari, Henry (Doumbia 66), Edwards, Sako, Doyle (Margreitter 80), Sigurdarson (Ebanks-Blake 66).

Subs Not Used: De Vries, Peszko, Hunt, Foley.

Booked: Boukari.

Goals: Smith 69 og, Doumbia 77.

Att: 16,540

Ref: Graham Scott (Oxfordshire).

And substitute Doumbia doubled the Molineux men's advantage after 77 minutes when he drilled a delightful right-footed shot beyond the helpless Scott Loach from 22 yards.

Republic of Ireland international Kevin Doyle had twice knocked on the door for Wolves earlier in the half.

First he had a left-foot shot in the 59th minute pushed behind by a full-stretch Loach, and then went even closer three minutes later when his 18-yard drive struck a post.

After a rather uneventful first half, Ipswich had actually made the better start to the second period but Roger Johnson was a tower of strength at the heart of the Wolves rearguard, making two excellent blocks from Lee Martin and Paul Taylor.

The Tractor Boys were then dealt a blow when the lively Taylor hobbled off injured in the 53rd minute, being replaced by striker Jason Scotland.

Ipswich striker Daryl Murphy missed a good chance seconds later when he got on the end of Aaron Creswell's free-kick but sent his shot wide from the centre of the penalty area.

Solbakken left his top scorer Sylvan Ebanks-Blake on the bench until midway through the second half, as a precaution over the striker's tight hamstring. And the men from Molineux certainly missed his pace and movement in the opening 45 minutes.

The visitors tended to hoist long balls towards the front pair of Bjorn Sigurdarson and Doyle but these were too easily mopped up by the Ipswich defence and the contest began to get bogged down in midfield.

Ipswich forward Michael Chopra attempted to liven the proceedings with a left-footed shot from 20 yards in the 26th minute but big centre-back Johnson got in the way.

Ipswich did manage to finish the half in the ascendancy and Martin's mazy 30-yard dribble was only ended by a decent save from Carl Ikeme in the Wolves goal, and the visiting keeper denied Martin again from close range two minutes later.

Solbakken said: 'Their player was unlucky. There was not a great deal of difference between the sides.'

Middlesbrough 2 Ipswich 0: Luke Williams and Mustapha Carayol score

Middlesbrough 2 Ipswich 0: Williams and Carayol make it three on the bounce for Boro



17:06 GMT, 15 September 2012

Middlesbrough made it three successive wins at the Riverside this season, although the 2-0 scoreline flattered the hosts.

A Luke Williams effort separated the sides until added time when Mustapha Carayol's 12-yard effort made sure of the points.

Boro had the better of the early exchanges but Paul Jewell's side never gave up.

Opener: Williams (left) is mobbed after scoring

Opener: Williams (left) is mobbed after scoring

Match facts

Middlesbrough: Steele, Hoyte, Amougou, Woodgate, Friend, Thomson (Zemmama 85), Leadbitter, Reach, McEachran, Miller (Jutkiewicz 57), Luke Williams (Carayol 70). Subs not used: Leutwiler, Arca, Hines, Ledesma.

Booked: Miller.

Scorers: Luke Williams 34, Carayol 90.

Ipswich: Loach, Edwards, Chambers, Smith, Cresswell, Taylor, Drury (Luongo 72), Murphy (Scotland 79), Martin, N'Daw, Chopra (Emmanuel-Thomas 85).Subs not used: Lee-Barrett, Hyam, Murray, Ainsley.

Referee: Phil Gibbs.

Attendance: 14,887.

The home side went close after just five minutes when a foul by Michael Chopra on Williams gave the hosts a free-kick wide on the right.

Adam Reach took it and Ishmael Miller's header from 12 yards out was cleared by Aaron Cresswell.

The dangerous Miller came even closer to breaking the deadlock four minutes later when his close-range shot was beaten out by Ipswich keeper Scott Loach.

The visitors were firmly on the back foot early on but made their presence felt after 13 minutes when an inswinging corner from Adam Drury was met by Tommy Smith who forced a save from Jason Steele in the Boro goal.

Paul Taylor and Cresswell went close from distance as Jewell's side achieved territorial parity, and after 25 minutes Chopra's right-footed effort from 18 yards needed to be blocked by Boro's Andre Amougou.

The Tractor Boys went close again two minutes later when a cross by Taylor was tipped over by Steele and from the resulting corner by Drury, Steele was brought into action again to save Smith's close-range header.

But having battled back from Boro's fine start, the visitors found themselves a goal down against the run of play after 34 minutes when Williams shot home from the edge of the penalty area to give Tony Mowbray's men the lead.

Boro went close to doubling their
advantage four minutes later when George Friend's shot from 20 yards
brought a hasty clearance from Luke Chambers.

The men in charge: Boro boss Tony Mowbray (left) and Ipswich manager Paul Jewell (right)

The men in charge: Boro boss Tony Mowbray (left) and Ipswich manager Paul Jewell (right)

The men in charge: Boro boss Tony Mowbray (left) and Ipswich manager Paul Jewell (right)

Mowbray's men picked up where they had left off after the break and Miller's 12-yard effort forced a save from Loach.

Miller, who had taken a knock, was replaced by Lukas Jutkiewicz after 56 minutes and the replacement went close to adding to Boro's tally within four minutes when his left-footed effort was just wide.

But while Boro looked the more threatening side, the Tractor Boys could not be discounted and Steel was forced into action again after 67 minutes when Chopra's right-footed effort from 12 yards was only parried to safety by the Boro keeper.

Ipswich looked threatening and Boro were forced onto the defensive to protect their slender lead as Taylor's 25-yard effort fizzed wide with 15 minutes left.

The visitors continued to press with Carlos Edwards and Taylor in particular looking threatening in the closing stages.

But Carayol had the final word as the home side rode their luck for maximum points.

Peterborough 1 Leeds 2: Match report

Peterborough 1 Leeds 2: Becchio brace gets Warnock's men back on track

Sportsmail Reporter


16:51 GMT, 25 August 2012



16:54 GMT, 25 August 2012

In-form Luciano Becchio took his tally for the season to four as Leeds bounced back from their midweek collapse at Blackpool to record their second win of the season at Peterborough.

Neil Warnock's men surrendered a 1-0 lead in the space of four second-half minutes on Tuesday night, with the veteran boss particularly scathing of Becchio and his fellow forwards for their role in the loss.

Becchio is no stranger to criticism from his manager either, having had his fitness called into question in pre-season, but he continued to deliver answers today with a goal in each half.

At the double: Luciano Becchio celebrates with team mates after scoring the second of his two goals

At the double: Luciano Becchio celebrates with team mates after scoring the second of his two goals


Peterborough: Olejnik, Alcock (Little 62), Brisley, Zakuani, Ntlhe, Bostwick, Frecklington (Swanson 62), McCann, Boyd, Tomlin, Sinclair (Taylor 64).

Subs Not Used: Day, Newell, Knight-Percival, Clarke-Harris.

Booked: Sinclair, Zakuani, Little, Swanson.
Goals: Bostwick 73.

Leeds: Kenny, Peltier, Pearce, Lees, Drury, Diouf (Byram 75), Norris, Austin, McCormack (Poleon 78), Becchio (Gray 87), Varney.

Subs Not Used: Ashdown, Kisnorbo, White, Brown.

Goals: Becchio 7,50.

Attendance: 10,432

Referee: Scott Mathieson

Neither was the most taxing of finishes, with an abject and so-far-pointless Peterborough docile in defence, allowing first Luke Varney and then Ross McCormack to pick out the Argentinean.

And, although Michael Bostwick pulled one back for Peterborough with 17 minutes remaining, Darren Ferguson's side were unable to prevent themselves losing their opening three games of the season for the first time since 1972.

In truth, the writing had been on the wall for Peterborough from the opening minutes as, with the words of their manager no doubt ringing in their ears, the away side's front three combined to give them a seventh-minute lead.

McCormack had already had a fizzing free-kick clawed out by Robert Olejnik when the goal came, and the Scotland international was at the heart of it.

His pass set Varney free and after looking up he squared for the waiting Becchio who did the rest from 10 yards, although Olejnik could have done more with the shot.

With Rodolph Austin patrolling the midfield with far more discipline that he showed at Blackpool, Leeds looked comfortable at the back, although they took a break from that when Shane Brisley got free and flicked an effort in that Paddy Kenny did well to turn away.

Eyes on the ball: Leeds' Dominic Poleon battles with Grant McCann for the ball

Eyes on the ball: Leeds' Dominic Poleon battles with Grant McCann for the ball

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But Leeds looked crisper in attack
than their hosts and McCormack went close with a 35th-minute header
after Lee Peltier's run and cross, although that was it as far as
chances when in the first half.

No doubt pepped up by Ferguson in the
dressing rooms, Peterborough were livelier after the restart, with Lee
Tomlin looking to take advantage of the wet surface by drilling in from
25 yards, only to find Kenny equal to it.

But their new-found enthusiasm lasted
just five minutes as Becchio grabbed a second, heading in one of the
easiest goals he will ever score after McCormack picked him out, in
space, with a pinpoint cross.

Back to winning ways: Leeds manager Neil Warnock saw his side bounce back from their midweek defeat to Blackpool with a win

Back to winning ways: Leeds manager Neil Warnock saw his side bounce back from their midweek defeat to Blackpool with a win

Tomlin refused to give up the fight
for Peterborough, drawing a save out of Kenny with a header, and his
spirit drew more out of his team-mates as Bostwick seized on a poor
clearance from David Norris and lashed a strike beyond Kenny from the
edge of the box.

Leeds were naturally nervous
afterwards, with Warnock withdrawing flair players McCormack and El
Hadji Diouf, although one of the defensive reinforcements sent on, Sam
Byram, should have done better when a chance fell to him inside the box.

But Peterborough's fire had gone out by that point at Leeds held on to secure a 500th away win in league football.

Adam Drury joins Leeds after 11 years at Norwich

Drury's out: Defender ends 11-year stay at Norwich and moves to Leeds



16:05 GMT, 19 June 2012

New start: Adam Drury is joining Leeds

New start: Adam Drury is joining Leeds

Adam Drury's 11-year spell at Norwich City is to end with the defender agreeing a two-year deal to join npower Championship side Leeds United at the start of next month.

The Barclays Premier club have confirmed 33-year-old Drury, who joined Norwich in 2001 and stayed with them during their plunge into League One and their triumphant return last year to the Premier League, would be leaving the Carrow Road.

He made a total of 362 appearances for the club, scoring four goals.
Norwich City Manager Chris Hughton told Canaries.co.uk: 'I would like to wish Adam all the best for the coming season and in his future career.

'He has been an outstanding servant to Norwich City, and I was very aware of what he had done for the club before I arrived here.

'For a player to be at a club for 11 years, and to play so many games in that time is a very rare thing and a truly outstanding achievement.'

The club played a testimonial for Drury against Celtic last month.

Norwich v Manchester City live

PREMIER LEAGUE LIVE: Norwich v Manchester City – follow the action from Carrow Road as it happens



11:00 GMT, 14 April 2012

Follow Sportsmail's coverage of the Barclays Premier League as Norwich host Manchester City at Carrow Road to kick-off the weekend's action. Roberto Mancini's side will be on a high after results mid-week boosted their title chances, but they will be wary of the Canaries who recorded a surprise win at Tottenham last time out. Email me your thoughts on the action at [email protected] or contact me on Twitter @Ripinho.

12.06: Norwich starting XI:

Ruddy, R. Martin, Drury, Johnson, Holt, Pilkington, E. Bennett, Wilbraham, Ward, Howson, R. Bennett.

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Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Lescott, Clichy, De Jong, Barry, Silva, Nasri, Aguero, Tevez.

12.00: After losing at Arsenal a week ago, it was thought Manchester City's deficit to Manchester United in the title race was to gr-eight to overcome (see what I did there!)

But after cutting the gap to five points, they now have the opportunity to close within two points of the champions. Team news on the way.

Recovery: Manchester City will hope to build on their impressive 4-0 win against West Brom mid-week

Recovery: Manchester City will hope to build on their impressive 4-0 win against West Brom mid-week

Ipswich 1 Burnley 0: Chopra strikes to maintain Town"s march up table

Ipswich 1 Burnley 0: Chopra strikes to maintain Town's march up table



22:12 GMT, 21 March 2012

Michael Chopra fired his 14th goal of the season as Ipswich maintained their march up the npower Championship table with a fifth straight home win against Burnley.

Ipswich, one of the form teams in the second tier, dominated from start to finish, with striker Chopra lashing home the only goal from a rebound early in the second half to secure his side a seventh win in their last 10 league matches.

Burnley's play-off hopes have receded in recent weeks and they have surely waved goodbye to any faint hopes they retained of mounting a late challenge as they have now won only won of their last eight games.

Chop'd down: It was a sole strike which sealed the points for the hosts

Chop'd down: It was a sole strike which sealed the points for the hosts

Match facts

Ipswich: McCarthy, Edwards, Smith, Delaney, Cresswell, Emmanuel-Thomas, Leadbitter, Bowyer, Murphy, Martin, Chopra (Sonko 90).

Subs not used: Lee-Barrett, Stevenson, Drury, Carson.

Sent Off: Leadbitter (90).

Booked: Bowyer,Leadbitter.

Goals: Chopra 54.

Burnley: Grant, Trippier, Duff, Edgar, Lafferty (Mee 53), McCann,
Marney (Wallace 58), Bartley, Austin (Paterson 59), Stanislas,

Subs not used: Jensen,McQuoid.

Attendance: 16,564

Referee: James Linington (Isle of Wight).

The narrow scoreline hardly did
justice to Paul Jewell's side, who had Grant Leadbitter sent off late on
for a second bookable offence.

Burnley goalkeeper Lee Grant made
several outstanding saves to keep out Ipswich, while Leadbitter and Jay
Emmanuel-Thomas in particular went close to adding their names to the

Lee Bowyer returned to Ipswich's
midfield, while Burnley boss Eddie Howe made three changes, recalling
strikers Jay Rodriguez and Charlie Austin, plus midfielder Marvin

Ipswich were first to threaten when
Leadbitter's shot was charged down by Burnley defender David Edgar and
midway through the first half Bowyer skewed his shot wide from inside
the penalty area.

Burnley then spurned a golden chance
to snatch the lead. Full-back Kieran Trippier swung over a fine
free-kick and defender Danny Lafferty headed just wide of Ipswich
goalkeeper Alex McCarthy's right-hand post.

Bowyer was in the thick of the action
again towards the end of the first half when he forced Burnley
goalkeeper Grant into a smart save with a header following good work out
wide from Martin.

The second period began in much the same vein as Ipswich pressed for the breakthrough.

Grant made a superb sprawling save to
catch Leadbitter's thumping 30-yard drive and midfielder
Emmanuel-Thomas pulled his low shot wide when well placed inside the

But Ipswich got the goal they
deserved in the 54th minute. Burnley skipper Chris McCann was robbed in
midfield after dallying on the ball and Martin raced through on goal.

McCarthy did well to keep out
Martin's fierce low drive, but Chopra followed up to lash home the
rebound high into the net from six yards.

Burnley boss Howe made a double
substitution in the 58th minute, sending on Ross Wallace and Martin
Paterson for Dean Marney and Austin respectively.

But Ipswich almost doubled their lead
soon after as Emmanuel-Thomas headed agonisingly wide from a corner and
the same player arrowed an unstoppable shot just wide after cutting

Burnley could do little to stop the
home side's charge. Leadbitter and Martin both had goalbound shots
blocked, while in a rare foray forward the visitors went close to
grabbing an equaliser through Edgar, whose 20-yard effort flashed past
the post.

Grant pulled off two more super saves
to keep out Leadbitter's blockbuster and a curling effort from
Emmanuel-Thomas before Leadbitter was sent off in stoppage time for a
foul on Bartley.