, ’10/10′ – ‘Pretty much faultless’ display from Ipswich Town star inspires huge midweek win

’10/10′ – ‘Pretty much faultless’ display from Ipswich Town star inspires huge midweek win

Ipswich Town claimed a valuable win over Bristol City on Tuesday night, coming from behind twice to emerge 3-2 victors at Portman Road.

Ipswich Town made it six Championship wins in a row with their Tuesday night victory over Liam Manning’s Bristol City. They were made to work for the three points though, being behind twice on the night.

After a drab first-half ended goalless, the game exploded into life in the second period. Anis Mehmeti put the visitors ahead put substitute Ali Al Hamadi quickly levelled the scores just after the hour-mark.

Bristol City were sent ahead once again with 77 minutes on the clock though as Tommy Conway scored with his first touch. Ipswich Town provided another rapid response though, equalising through Conor Chaplin just three minutes later.

It looked as though the hosts had missed their chance to snatch all three points when Ali Ali Hamadi saw a tame penalty saved on 86 minutes, but they would get another opportunity to secure the win. Left-back Leif Davis found the back of the net on 89 minutes despite Rob Dickie’s effort to clear off the line.

It marked a valuable win for Kieran McKenna’s side with closest rivals Leeds United and Leicester City also winning, and match-winner Davis was the clear standout on the night.

He set up the first two before thrashing home the winner and earned a 10/10 rating from reporter Alex Jones for his efforts. Writing for the EADT, here’s what Jones had to say on Davis’ display:

“Two assists and a goal. This was the swashbuckling left-back at his absolute best. Admitted after the game that he made a mistake for the second goal, but hard to criticise him given the defending in the middle. Pretty much faultless other than that.”

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Davis has been one of Ipswich Town’s standout players all season, but the Bristol City tie saw him at his influential best. His first goal of the season came at a perfect time as the Tractor Boys avoided losing ground to Leicester and Leeds.

As a result, McKenna’s side remain 2nd in the Championship table, three points off the Foxes and two ahead of the Whites with just eight games left in the season.

More performances like that from Davis will see him maintain his crucial role in the Ipswich Town promotion push. It will also keep him firmly on the radars of other clubs, with the likes of Newcastle United and West Ham both linked with the 24-year-old star in recent weeks.

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