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PSG 3-0 Nice – match report and video highlights

VIDEO: PSG on the brink of first title since 1994 as Beckham watches from the bench

PUBLISHED:

00:15 GMT, 22 April 2013

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UPDATED:

07:09 GMT, 22 April 2013

Paris Saint-Germain closed in on the French league title with a 3-0 victory over Nice that restored their nine point lead over Marseille.

David Beckham was an unused substitute in the match and with just five matches left, the big-spenders look set to win their first league crown since 1994.

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Not needed: David Beckham was an unused substitute in PSG's 3-0 win over Nice

Not needed: David Beckham was an unused substitute in PSG's 3-0 win over Nice

On the scoresheet: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (second right) celebrates with team-mates

On the scoresheet: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (second right) celebrates with team-mates

Jeremy Menez gave PSG the lead from close range in just the third minute, with striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic doubled the lead by converting a penalty in the 65th.

Substitute Clement Chantome then rounded off the win in the 88th, leaving PSG on 70 points after 33 games.

Marseille have 61, while Lyon are another two points behind in third.

Earlier on Sunday, Lille kept pace in the race for a Champions League spot by defeating Bastia 2-1 on Sunday to stay three points behind Lyon.

Ligue 1 - The latest standings

Ligue 1 – The latest standings

Opener: Jeremy Menez scores the first goal

Opener: Jeremy Menez scores the first goal

Handbags: Referee Tony Chapron separates Renato Civelli of Nice and Ibrahimovic

Handbags: Referee Tony Chapron separates Renato Civelli of Nice and Ibrahimovic

VIDEO: Watch highlights from PSG's 3-0 win against Nice

Texas Open – PGA Tour: Rory McIlroy shoots five-under second round to move two shots behind the lead

Rory's back in the groove! McIlroy shoots five-under second round to close in on Texas lead

By
Mike Dawes

PUBLISHED:

23:55 GMT, 5 April 2013

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UPDATED:

00:06 GMT, 6 April 2013

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Rory McIlroy allayed fears about the state of his game by storming into contention at the Valero Texas Open.

With the Masters just days away, the world No 2 shot a five-under-par 67 to follow his even-par opening round, and move three behind leader Billy Horschel in San Antonio.

The Northern Irishman was a late entry for this tournament as he desperately sought to play himself into form for Augusta, and by the looks of today's performance he has done precisely that.

Strong showing: Rory McIlroy carded a five-under round of 67 to finish three shots off the lead in San Antonio

Strong showing: Rory McIlroy carded a five-under round of 67 to finish three shots off the lead in San Antonio

Improvement: McIlroy started the day at level par after his opening round 72

Improvement: McIlroy started the day at level par after his opening round 72

He finished off with birdies at 16, 17 and 18 to make an already good round a quite excellent one, tying with Charley Hoffman and KJ Choi for the lowest score of the day.

McIlroy had a 25-foot eagle putt at the last to go into a share of the lead, and he put it close, but he would have settled for five under at the start of the round and made sure of that by tapping in from inside a foot.

Charley Hoffman, Daniel Summerhays and Steven Bowditch were in the clubhouse on six under, before back-to-back birdies from Horschel moved him two clear at eight-under.

In his stride: McIlroy entered at late notice

In his stride: McIlroy entered at late notice

Leader: Billy Horschel moved to eight-under-par

Leader: Billy Horschel moved to eight-under-par

Meanwhile, Ian Poulter’s attempt to use the Valero Texas Open to help get ready for the Masters threatened to leave him even more short of confidence instead.

Europe’s Ryder Cup hero, who has slipped outside the world top 10, went almost immediately to the driving range to do more work after his second round 75 left him one over for the tournament, just inside the cut.

Poulter tweeted: ‘On the range giving myself a talking to. I was utter dog meat today. Absolutely disgraceful off the tee. But I can still win. No mistakes.’

Struggle: Ian Poulter carded a round of 75 to end day two one-over-par

Struggle: Ian Poulter carded a round of 75 to end day two one-over-par

Struggle: Ian Poulter carded a round of 75 to end day two one-over-par

Later he added: ‘I hit two out of 14
fairways. That’s just simply s***. I’m so mad it’s crazy. Just hit 100
drives on the range and sorted it.’

He drove into the rough at the first hole and missed two short putts, then it got worse as he double-bogeyed the second.

Six Nations 2013: Brian O"Driscoll cited for stamp on Simone Favaro

O'Driscoll cited for stamp on Italy openside Favaro during Ireland's Six Nations defeat

By
Duncan Bech, Press Association

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18:15 GMT, 18 March 2013

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UPDATED:

23:18 GMT, 18 March 2013

Brian O'Driscoll has been cited for stamping on Simone Favaro in Ireland's 22-15 RBS 6 Nations defeat by Italy on Saturday.

A brief statement issued by tournament
organisers confirmed that independent citing commissioner Aurwel Morgan
has decided the incident warranted further scrutiny.

The date and location for O'Driscoll's hearing has yet to be announced.

Ouch: Brian O'Driscoll was sin-binned for this stamp during Ireland's final Six Nations clash

Ouch: Brian O'Driscoll was sin-binned for this stamp during Ireland's final Six Nations clash

Cooling off: O'Driscoll spent ten minutes watching the match

Cooling off: O'Driscoll spent ten minutes watching the match

O'Driscoll was sent to the sin-bin for only the second time in his 14-year professional career in the first half of the match at the Stadio Olimpico.

The 34-year-old lifted his right leg and brought it down on to the chest of Favaro, the Italy openside, who yelled out in pain and writhed around on the turf.

The act was out of character for O'Driscoll, who has a fine disciplinary record, and was evidence of his frustration as Ireland slumped to a first Six Nations defeat by Italy.

However, he was lucky to have escaped a red card for an incident that clouded what is thought to have been his 125th and final Test in a green shirt.

Sendoff O'Driscoll could have appeared for the final time in the Six Nations

Sendoff O'Driscoll could have appeared for the final time in the Six Nations

The recommended suspension for a low
end stamping offence is two weeks, the mid range five weeks and top end
nine weeks, up to a maximum of one year.

While the offence was serious, O'Driscoll's lack of previous disciplinary issues will count in his favour.

It will be hoped by his province
Leinster that he is available for the Amlin Challenge Cup quarter-final
against Wasps on April 5 and for as much of their RaboDirect Pro 12
title push as possible.

A statement issued by the Six Nations
read: 'Brian O'Driscoll, the Ireland centre, has been cited by the
independent citing commissioner for an alleged stamping or trampling on
an opponent, contrary to Law 10.4 (b), in the RBS 6 Nations match
between Italy and Ireland on Saturday 16th March 2013. Details of the
Hearing will be announced later.'

Meanwhile, Ireland wing Luke Fitzgerald has been ruled out for the remainder of the season after he ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee against Italy.

West Ham 2 Tottenham 3: match report – Gareth Bale scores winner

West Ham 2 Tottenham 3: Brilliant Bale hits last-gasp stunner to hand Spurs all three points

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21:54 GMT, 25 February 2013

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UPDATED:

22:16 GMT, 25 February 2013

Gareth Bale scored another stunning goal to ensure Tottenham left Upton Park with all three points.

Jussi Jaaskelainen appeared to have kept the Hammers on terms after some remarkable second-half saves, but the Welshman carried the ball to the edge of the box in the 90th minute before letting fly with an unstoppable curling shot, notching up his ninth goal in seven games for club and country.

Bale had opened the scoring before Andy Carroll equalised from the spot. Joe Cole put the hosts ahead, but Gylfi Sigurdsson put Andre Villas-Boas' side back in the game, making things 2-2 with his close-range effort 14 minutes from time.

Unbelievable: Gareth Bale rushes to the bench after scoring his stunning match-winning goal

Unbelievable: Gareth Bale rushes to the bench after scoring his stunning match-winning goal

Unstoppable: Gareth Bale lets fly late in the day to clinch the match for Tottenham

Unstoppable: Gareth Bale lets fly late in the day to clinch the match for Tottenham


No chance: Bale's strike flew over West Ham's defenders before hitting the back of the net

No chance: Bale's strike flew over West Ham's defenders before hitting the back of the net

Too much space Hammers defenders stood off the Welshman, allowing him to aim his killer blow

Too much space Hammers defenders stood off the Welshman, allowing him to aim his killer blow

MATCH FACTS

West Ham: Jaaskelainen, Reid, O'Brien, Collins, Demel (Pogatetz 72), Nolan (Taylor 35), Jarvis, Diame, J Cole, O'Neil, Carroll

Subs not used: Spiegel, Collison, Taylor, C Cole, Vaz Te, Chamakh

Goals: Carroll 25 (pen), J Cole 58

Booked: Diame, J Cole, O'Neill, Collins

Tottenham: Lloris, Vertonghen, Dawson, Walker, Caulker, Lennon, Parker (Livermore 88), Bale, Holtby (Sigurdsson 56), Adebayor, Dembele (Carroll 75)

Subs not used: Friedel, Gallas, Naughton, Assou-Ekotto, Sigurdsson

Goal: Bale 13, 90 Sigurdsson 76

Booked: Dembele

Referee: Howard Webb

Attendance: 35,005

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Come here you! Bale hugged his manager Andre Villas-Boas (right) after scoring his second goal

Come here you! Bale hugged his manager Andre Villas-Boas (right) after scoring his second goal

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Carnage: Gylfi Sigurdsson popped up in the box to score Tottenham's equaliser against West Ham

Carnage: Gylfi Sigurdsson popped up in the box to score Tottenham's equaliser against West Ham

Main man: Gareth Bale scored Tottenham's first goal after just 13 minutes

Main man: Gareth Bale scored Tottenham's first goal after just 13 minutes

In front: Joe Cole put West Ham in the lead after latching on to a long ball

In front: Joe Cole put West Ham in the lead after latching on to a long ball

Just about: Cole hit his shot into the floor as Hugo Lloris (right) was wrong-footed

Just about: Cole hit his shot into the floor as Hugo Lloris (right) was wrong-footed

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In it goes: Gareth Bale opened the scoring for the visitors

In it goes: Gareth Bale opened the scoring for the visitors

No mistake: Andy Carroll fired his shot home from the spot to equalise

No mistake: Andy Carroll fired his shot home from the spot to equalise

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Putting the boot in: Carroll was brought down by Scott Parker (left)

Putting the boot in: Carroll was brought down by Scott Parker (left)

On fire: Jussi Jaaskelainen (centre) made a number of saves to keep West Ham in the game

On fire: Jussi Jaaskelainen (centre) made a number of saves to keep West Ham in the game

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Nice try: Bale tries a bicycle kick, to no avail

Nice try: Bale tries a bicycle kick, to no avail

Game for a laugh: Sam Allardyce (left) and Andre Villas-Boas embrace before the match

Game for a laugh: Sam Allardyce (left) and Andre Villas-Boas embrace before the match

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Tussle: Aaron Lennon (right) tries to resist the challenge of Matt Jarvis

Tussle: Aaron Lennon (right) tries to resist the challenge of Matt Jarvis

Flying the flag: Moore's Poppy (left) Freddie (centre) and Ava (right) led the two teams out

Flying the flag: Moore's Poppy (left) Freddie (centre) and Ava (right) led the two teams out

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Appreciation: The players gathered round the centre circle to mark the 20th anniversary of Bobby Moore's death

Appreciation: The players gathered round the centre circle to mark the 20th anniversary of Bobby Moore's death

Icon: Fans held up posters to make a mosaic which read: MOORE 6

Icon: Fans held up posters to make a mosaic which read: MOORE 6

In memory: Posters were stuck to fans' seats for supporters to lift to pay their respects

In memory: Posters were stuck to fans' seats for supporters to lift to pay their respects

Respect: Tributes to West Ham legend Moore were pinned to the gate outside Upton Park

Respect: Tributes to West Ham legend Moore were pinned to the gate outside Upton Park

Mario Balotelli scores on debut for Milan

Super Mario scores TWICE on debut for Milan to seal win as sickening chants elsewhere in Italy tarnish Balotelli's return

By
Nick Pisa

PUBLISHED:

21:16 GMT, 3 February 2013

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UPDATED:

21:44 GMT, 3 February 2013

Mario Balotelli marked his Milan debut with a goal in each half to secure a 2-1 victory for his new club.

The controversial striker started up front for the club he supported as a child as they welcomed Udinese in the Serie A clash.

The 22-year-old, who completed a 19.5million move away from Manchester City on deadline day, peeled off his man as Stephan El Shaarawy jinked his way down the left.

In the goals: Mario Balotelli scored the opener for Milan as they pulled ahead of Udinese

In the goals: Mario Balotelli scored the opener for Milan as they pulled ahead of Udinese

After the cross deflected into his path, Balotelli hooked in a volley from close range to give the hosts the lead.

After Giampiero Pinzi levelled up the match, it looked as though Balotelli and his team-mates would have to settle for a home draw. That was until El Shaarawy was awarded a soft penalty decision.

The Milan forward surged into the box in the third minute of stoppage time before hitting the deck under what appeared to be a fair tackle.

Balotelli kept up his 100 per cent record from the spot – after performing a few kick-ups before setting the ball down – and rolled the ball into the bottom left corner, sending Daniele Padelli the wrong way.

But the Italy international's arrival was met with derision elsewhere in the country, as fans in the Chievo-Juventus clash earlier in the day sang sickening songs which joked about the striker's death.

The travelling Juventus supporters chanted 'If we jump Balotelli will die' several times throughout that match, which the Turin side won 2-1 to go top of Serie A.

In the thick of it: Danilo tries to get to grips with the new Milan striker

In the thick of it: Danilo tries to get to grips with the new Milan striker

Making friends: Balotelli thanked his international team-mate Stephan El Shaarawy, who set up his goal

Making friends: Balotelli thanked his international team-mate Stephan El Shaarawy, who set up his goal

It was not the first time that Balotelli has been targeted by opposition fans – in January 2010 authorities ordered Juventus to close a section of their Olympic stadium for one match after racist chants were aimed at the former Manchester City striker.

Racism is still widespread in Italian football and the incident was one of the main reasons that Balotelli quit Serie A and headed to the Premier League where the problem has been largely eradicated – even though he scored on his debut he will still be a target for bigoted fans something he didn't experience in Britain.

Iconic: Balotelli wears the No 45, as he did for Manchester City

Iconic: Balotelli wears the No 45, as he did for Manchester City

Marred: Elsewhere, supporters at the Juventus v Chievo clash chanted sickening songs about Balotelli

Marred: Elsewhere, supporters at the Juventus v Chievo clash chanted sickening songs about Balotelli

Another familiar face: Nicolas Anelka was on the bench for Juventus

Another familiar face: Nicolas Anelka was on the bench for Juventus

The Saturday Debate

The Saturday Debate: The stars of 2013 will be…..

PUBLISHED:

23:38 GMT, 28 December 2012

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UPDATED:

00:16 GMT, 29 December 2012

Who will be the surprise Premier League star in 2013 Six Sportsmail football writers make their selection…

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Whether at Villa or elsewhere, Darren Bent should get back to his goalscoring best

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Another Ronaldo John Edwards loves to watch Southampton's Gaston Ramirez (left)

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Maturity: 20-year-old Spurs defender Steven Caulker (left) is playing way beyond his years

Jack Wilshere with injury, the stage is set for the Arsenal midfielder to flourish.

Tenacious and determined yet possessing an artistic range of passing, Wilshere’s performances will determine how close Arsenal get to qualifying for the Champions League again.

Mercurial: After missing most of 2012 through injury, Wilshere (right) will flourish in 2013

Mercurial: After missing most of 2012 through injury, Wilshere (right) will flourish in 2013

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Power: The big Belgian is following in the footsteps of Villa no. 9s Andy Gray and Peter Withe

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Talent: Under Benitez his playing time has been cut but 2013 will show us why Chelsea spent 25m on the Brazilian

Reading 0 Swansea 0 match report

Reading 0 Swansea 0: Royals fail to make up ground in bid to drag themselves out of the drop zone

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16:52 GMT, 26 December 2012

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UPDATED:

17:36 GMT, 26 December 2012

Reading ended a run of seven consecutive defeats with a goalless draw in their Boxing Day bout with Swansea at the Madejski Stadium.

The Royals are still rooted deep in the relegation zone but they were the only one of the bottom three teams to get any kind of a result today, while Southampton also drew.

It is a small step but stopping the rot was vital for Brian McDermott's men, who had come so close to earning a draw against Manchester City before Christmas. The Royals' last Barclays Premier League points came on November 17.

Battle: Swansea captain Ashley Williams holds off Jobi McAnuff

Battle: Swansea captain Ashley Williams holds off Jobi McAnuff

Match facts

Reading: Federici, Gunter, Pearce, Mariappa, Harte, Kebe, Leigertwood, Karacan, McAnuff (Robson-Kanu 61), Guthrie, Pogrebnyak (Le Fondre 61).
Subs: Taylor, Hunt, Morrison, Tabb, Cummings.
Booked: Pogrebnyak, Le Fondre.

Swansea: Vorm, Tiendalli, Chico, Williams, Davies, Dyer, Britton (Agustien 67), Ki, Moore (de Guzman 68), Routledge, Michu (Shechter 80).
Subs: Tremmel, Bartley, Graham, Monk.
Booked: Tiendalli.

Att: 24,050

Referee: Mike Jones (Cheshire)

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Adam Le Fondre saw a late volley
headed over the bar by Swansea defender Chico Flores and the Reading
striker was also booked for handling the ball Maradona style into the
net.

But after conceding nine goals in
their last two home games, Reading's onus was clearly on keeping a clean
sheet and goalkeeper Adam Federici secured that by saving well from
Nathan Dyer and Ki Sung-Yeung.

Reading also rode their luck in the
first half with Michu shooting wide and then over the bar from close
range in a game of little quality.

The in-house DJ played 'The
Impossible Dream' before kick-off, which for long periods of a laboured
game seemed to sum up Reading's hopes of surviving in the top flight.

The home supporters are already
indulging in black humour. When Swansea's travelling fans chanted 'Going
down, going down, going down', the home support sang 'So are we, so are
we, so are we'.

Danny Guthrie was given his first
start, the only change to the side beaten so late at Manchester City at
the weekend, and he had early shouts for a penalty.

Pavel Pogrebnyak pick-pocketed Flores
and Guthrie carried the ball into the box before going down under the
challenge of Leon Britton but the referee waved play on.

Heads up: Kyle Bartley is challenged by Jobi McAnuff at the Madejski Stadium

Heads up: Kyle Bartley is challenged by Jobi McAnuff at the Madejski Stadium

It was a rare Reading foray forward.
It was only in the final 20 minutes that Reading began to put Swansea
under any sustained pressure.

For most of a turgid first half they were content to sit back, allow Swansea to keep possession and ride their luck.

Swansea were comfortable in
possession and Michu linked well with Luke Moore on the edge of the
Reading box before digging out a shot which just curled wide of the top
corner.

That's mine: Danny Guthrie and Ki Sung-Yueng bid for the ball in the bore draw

That's mine: Danny Guthrie and Ki Sung-Yueng bid for the ball in the bore draw

No way through: Adam Federici makes a save in front of the cameras for Reading

No way through: Adam Federici makes a save in front of the cameras for Reading

The classy Spaniard showed shades of
Matt Le Tissier as he turned Adrian Mariappa inside out before stabbing a
shot just wide of the near post.

Michu was harshly judged to have
fouled the hapless Mariappa so a goal would not have stood in any case,
but it was another let-off for Reading.

The Royals sat deep. Swansea held on to the ball, moving it around their back four and playing the waiting game.

At one stage the only entertainment
in the ground came from the brass band in the far corner. Jimmy Kebe
tried to haul the game out of the rut with a break from his own half but
a dreadful touch from Pogrebnyak on the edge of the box allowed Swansea
keeper Michel Vorm to scoop up the ball.

Reading defender Chris Gunter then
made a hash of his attempt to chest a cross from Dyer back to his
keeper, and Michu pounced but somehow poked his shot over the bar from
four yards out.

Quiet day: Swansea dangerman Michu was halted by Reading

Quiet day: Swansea dangerman Michu was halted by Reading

Reading had more penalty shouts
turned down when Jobi McAnuff went down as he challenged for a header
and the Royals then wasted a promising free-kick opportunity.

There was more urgency about Reading in the second half. They began to press Swansea more.
Guthrie went in hard on Britton to win the ball but Pogrebnyak then
lunged in very late on Dwight Tiendalli to earn a yellow card.

Pogrebnyak made way almost
immediately with Le Fondre taking over up front and Hal
Robson-Kanu replacing McAnuff in a double substitution.

Although Swansea had dominated possession it was only in the final half hour they began to really test Federici.

Something to shout about: Le Fondre was pulled up for his handball goal

Something to shout about: Le Fondre was pulled up for his handball goal

Silly boy: Adam Le Fondre is shown a yellow card by referee Mike Jones for his handball

Silly boy: Adam Le Fondre is shown a yellow card by referee Mike Jones for his handball

The first chance came from sloppy
Reading defending, which allowed Wayne Routledge to pick out Dyer, whose
diving header from eight yards out was well saved by Federici.

The Australian dealt well with a
powerful drive from Ki Sung-Yeung after Reading had only half-cleared
their lines from a Swansea free-kick.

Reading fans celebrated what they
thought was the winner after 73 minutes when Le Fondre beat Vorm from
close range after rising to meet Ian Harte's free-kick.

But eagle-eyed referee Mike Jones spotted Le Fondre had turned the ball in with his arm and booked the Reading striker.

Vorm was the busiest man on the field
in the closing stages, repeatedly punching clear as Reading finally
turned the screw in search of a late winner.

One such punch fell to Le Fondre,
whose volley was goal-bound but Flores did well to stand his ground and
head the ball up over his own bar.

Ipswich 3 Millwall 0 – match report

Ipswich 3 Millwall 0: Lions' unbeaten run comes to an end with humbling defeat

PUBLISHED:

17:24 GMT, 8 December 2012

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UPDATED:

17:24 GMT, 8 December 2012

Millwall's 13-match unbeaten run came to an end as resurgent Ipswich recorded a third successive npower Championship victory thanks to a brace from DJ Campbell.

The Lions went into the encounter as the second tier's form side having won four of their last five, boasting four successive clean sheets in the process.

And they should have taken the lead as they enjoyed the better of the opening half-hour, Chris Wood heading a great chance over while Town goalkeeper Stephen Henderson denied Andy Keogh, Liam Trotter and James Henry.

Easy as that: DJ Campbell (left) celebrates after scoring Ipswich's third

Easy as that: DJ Campbell (left) celebrates after scoring Ipswich's third

MATCH FACTS

Ipswich Town: Henderson, Cresswell, Chambers, Smith, Orr (Hewitt 88), Edwards, N'daw, Martin, Drury, Campbell (Chopra 84), Murphy (Barnett 84)

Subs not used: Loach, Higginbotham, Carson, Emmanuel-Thomas

Booked: Martin

Goals: Campbell 37, 64 (pen), Murphy 50

Millwall: Forde, Shittu, Lowry, Beevers, Smith, Trotter, Henry, C Taylor (Wright 56), Abdou (N'Guessan 56), Keogh, Wood

Subs not used: M Taylor, Smith, Osborne, Malone, Feeney

Booked: Beevers, Wood

Referee: Coote

Attendance: 17,380

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Campbell punished the visitors as he
then converted a flowing move from close range for his seventh goal in
12 games since joining on loan from QPR.

The striker turned provider five
minutes after half-time as he chased down Danny Shittu, gained
possession and fed Daryl Murphy to sweep home.

Campbell then bagged his second from
the penalty spot after Shane Lowry's handball – Town's fourth successive
game in which they have been awarded a spot-kick.

Campbell's form will certainly give QPR boss Harry Redknapp food for thought, with his loan stay due to expire in January.

It is the first time Ipswich have
recorded three successive wins in 10 months while Mick McCarthy has now
won five of his eight games since taking charge.

The game's first chance went to Town striker Murphy after seven minutes but he could only head wide from Lee Martin's cross.

Henderson made his first smart save
from Keogh's header before Lions strike partner Wood wasted a golden
opportunity, nodding Henry's free-kick over the bar from five yards.

Millwall's profligacy was their
undoing on that occasion but they were denied twice by some superb
goalkeeping by Henderson just after the half-hour mark.

Trotter was kept out as Henderson parried his effort and from the rebound Henry saw his shot tipped around a post.

Murphy fired over from 12 yards for Town before Ipswich opened the scoring in the 37th minute courtesy of a well-worked move.

Martin released Aaron Cresswell down the left and he delivered a great cross for Campbell to convert from close range.

It proved the final act of note in
the first half but Town fans did not have to wait long after the break
for a second as Campbell turned provider.

The striker chased down Millwall
defender Shittu and, when he gave away possession, Campbell squared for
Murphy to convert from six yards.

David Forde had to be alert to
prevent a third as he tipped Martin's free-kick over the bar, before
Campbell fired off target when presented with a great chance from close
range.

But the points were wrapped up in the
64th minute when Lowry was penalised for handball, leaving Campbell to
convert from the spot.

Shittu went some way to making up for his error late on when he denied Martin a fourth, clearing off the line.

Leicester 2 Barnsley 2 – match report

Leicester 2 Barnsley 2: Tykes unlucky as Fox in the box Vardy leaves it late to level

PUBLISHED:

17:30 GMT, 8 December 2012

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UPDATED:

17:33 GMT, 8 December 2012

A last-minute goal from Jamie Vardy gave Leicester a share of the spoils against Barnsley, but the promotion hopefuls will consider it two points dropped against struggling Barnsley.

Vardy struck home from close range after good work from David Nugent, but Keith Hill's side deserved the plaudits after a battling show.

Nugent was back up top with Martyn Waghorn after bagging a brace for the Foxes from the bench against Derby.

Delight: Reuben Noble Lazarus celebrates scoring Barnsley's second

Delight: Reuben Noble Lazarus celebrates scoring Barnsley's second

Match facts

Leicester: Schmeichel, De Laet, Morgan, Whitbread, Konchesky, Knockaert (Marshall 60), King, Drinkwater, Dyer (Futacs 76), Nugent, Waghorn (Vardy 68).

Subs Not Used: Logan, James, Moore, Lingard.

Booked: Nugent, Marshall.

Goals: Knockaert 9, Vardy 90.

Barnsley: Steele, Stones (Perkins 80), Cranie, Wiseman, Golbourne, Dawson, Buzsaky (Tudgay 68), Greening, O'Brien, Noble-Lazarus (Etuhu 80), Davies.

Subs Not Used: Alnwick, Hassell, Foster, Sinclair.

Booked: Wiseman.

Goals: Dawson 27, Noble-Lazarus 39.

Att: 23,579

Ref: James Adcock (Nottinghamshire).

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The visitors, meanwhile, were merely
looking to stop the rot after a winless run of nine games, stretching
all the way back to October 20.

And Barnsley could have been one down
within two minutes of the start. John Stones impeded Lloyd Dyer and
from the resultant free-kick, Tykes keeper Luke Steele tipped Waghorn's
shot around a post.

Two minutes later, Steele had to be at his best again to deny the Leicester man as the Foxes went for the jugular.

A goal looked inevitable even at this
early stage and it duly arrived after nine minutes when Anthony
Knockaert drilled home left footed from 12 yards to give the overworked
Steele no chance with his fifth goal of the season.

It had been an early procession
towards the Tykes' goal and the Yorkshiremen were finding it hard to
gain any sort of foothold in the match as Nigel Pearson's promotion
hopefuls ran them ragged.

But eventually Hill's men made their
presence felt with a series of zealous challenges intended to disrupt
the rhythm of the impressive hosts.

It worked, and Barnsley drew level
after 27 minutes when Stephen Dawson struck beyond Kasper Schmeichel to
make it 1-1 from 12 yards.

The goal gave the visitors the lift
they needed but it also stung the Foxes into renewed action, Dyer trying
his luck from inside the box and seeing his effort clear the crossbar.

But if Leicester had been rattled by
the equaliser, they were left distraught after conceding a second after
39 minutes. This time it was Reuben Noble-Lazarus who finished off a
move involving Jim O'Brien with a stylish overhead kick from close range
to put his side 2-1 ahead.

Another Waghorn effort from distance
was well held by Steele but at the other end Akos Buzsaky shot wide when
well placed to add to the Tykes' tally just a minute from the break.

Leicester knew they had to up the
tempo after the break and Knockaert went close, first with his right
boot and then with his head after 58 minutes, his 12-yard effort just
clearing the crossbar as the Foxes forced the pace.

He was replaced just on the hour, giving way to Ben Marshall as boss Pearson looked to shuffle his options.

Waghorn then made way for Vardy, who turned into Leicester's saviour.

Thierry Henry, Cesc Fabregas, Sergio Aguero, Yaya Toure launch new Puma boots

VIDEO: Legend Henry joins Cesc, Aguero and Toure to launch new Puma boots

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Thierry Henry is back on the small screen to lead an all-star cast of Cesc Fabregas, Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero to launch Puma's latest range of football boots.

The France 1998 World Cup winner – and star of the once famous Renault Clio adverts – is set to return to the Premier League for a third stint at Arsenal next month, on loan from American outfit New York Red Bulls.

And the 35-year-old legend has given Gunners fans a glimpse of the boots he'll wear in his bid to add to his record haul of 226 goals for the club.

Va va voom: Cesc Fabregas shows off his new Puma Power Cat boots to his Twitter followers

Va va voom: Cesc Fabregas shows off his new Puma Power Cat boots to his Twitter followers

'The nature of the speed junkie, needs Evo Speed,' says Henry in this short video.

Manchester City striker Aguero models the 195 boot in the promotional trailer. The Argentina international became the face of the German sport brand when he penned a three-year deal last season worth 5million.

Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas features as he puts the 110 Power Cat studs to the test.

The former Arsenal captain had tweeted a picture of the boots and will wear them against Benfica in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Need for speed: Manchester City striker wears Puma's Evo Speed range

Need for speed: Manchester City striker wears Puma's Evo Speed range

City midfield general Yaya Toure appears wearing the 155 re-modelled classic King number.

And Henry says: 'Football: why do we do it Why do we have to kick it Why does it mean so much to us And why can we never stop playing Because it is in our nature to perform. And the better we perform, the more we enjoy. And the more we enjoy it, the better we perform.

'The nature of the speed junkie, needs Evo Speed. The nature of the power hungry, needs Power Cat. And the nature of the control freak needs King.

'This is the nature of performance.'

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