EFL Championship England Europe Games

Leicester City vs Ipswich Town 1-1

Stadium: King Power Stadium, Leicester
Competition: Championship, #LEIIPS
Season: 2023/24, 22 January 2024, Weekday 28

Key Notes:
– Ipswich Town’s substitute, Jeremy Sarmiento, secured a last-minute equalizer against Championship leaders Leicester City at the King Power Stadium, propelling Ipswich back into the automatic promotion spots
– AFC Asian Cup 2023 underway
– African Cup of Nations 2024 underway
– Throughout the historical record of matches between Leicester and Ipswich, a total of 71 games have taken place. Leicester emerged victorious in 26 encounters, while Ipswich claimed triumph in 27, with 18 matches concluding in draws.
1:0, 1:1

Lineups:
LEI: (Maresca)
Hermansen, Ricardo Pereira, Vestergaard, Faes, Justin, Choudhury, Winks, McAteer, Dewsbury-Hall, Mavididi, Cannon

IPS: (McKenna)
Hladky, Clarke, Woolfenden, Edmundson, Davis, Travis, Luongo, Burns, Chaplin, Harness, Jackson


Summary:

The Foxes seemed poised to extend their lead at the top by 10 points once again, following an own goal by Leif Davis that had them in front during the first half.

In an exhilarating second half, Foxes goalkeeper Mads Hermansen made a remarkable save from Wes Burns immediately after the break. Simultaneously, Kasey McAteer saw his own attempt cleared off the line at the opposite end. However, when Hermansen could only parry a Massimo Luongo shot down in the area, Brighton loanee Sarmiento reacted swiftly, firing a shot that slipped under the Danish goalkeeper.

This marks the second instance in four weeks where Ipswich secured a late draw against Leicester, replicating their performance on Boxing Day at Portman Road. The draw propelled Ipswich above Southampton back into second place, while Leicester maintained their seven-point lead at the summit.

The English second-tier football league continues to be a highly competitive and thrilling competition, offering the enticing reward of securing a place in the Premier League at the conclusion of the season.


1:0 Davis (31′ og.)


1:1 Sarmiento (89′)


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