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                                                    Ipswich
                                                    Grant Leadbitter (16 mins)
                                                    Daryl Murphy (77 mins)
                                                    Aaron Cresswell (85 mins)
                                                    3-2
                                                    Peterborough
                                                    Tyrone Barnett (34 mins)
                                                    Emile Sinclair (83 mins)

                                                    npower Championship , Mar 17, 2012
                                                    Ground: Portman Road , Kickoff: 15:00 , Att 17,927

                                                    Team news

                                                    Leadbitter boost for Town Grant Leadbitter will be fit for Ipswich's home clash against Peterborough.

                                                    The midfielder scored twice to rescue a 2-2 draw away to Hull last weekend before being forced off with a groin strain.

                                                    However, Leadbitter received treatment all week and has duly returned to training, meaning he is set to keep his place against Posh.

                                                    Midfielder Jimmy Bullard will be Town's only absentee. The 33-year-old completes his two-week club suspension on Friday but is lacking match fitness and will not be in the frame.

                                                    Ipswich will be desperate for revenge against Peterborough having been brushed aside 7-1 in the reverse fixture at London Road in August.

                                                    Having played five of their last seven away from Portman Road, the encounter starts a run of four home games in Town's next five matches.

                                                    Peterborough have no new problems.

                                                    Posh boss Darren Ferguson declared everyone fit and available at his pre-match press conference.

                                                    There could be a new arrival in the offing though with Ferguson still trying to sign a centre-half on loan, despite Shaun Brisley's impressive debut last weekend.

                                                    Ferguson had been reluctant to throw Brisley into a team struggling for form but the 21-year-old, signed from Macclesfield at the end of January, started the 3-1 home win over Blackpool.

                                                    Brisley contributed to only a second win in 13 matches for Posh and his performance pleased Ferguson, but the manager is still eying reinforcements ahead of the loan window closing.

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                                                    Ipswich vs Peterborough

                                                    Last modified 17:47 17/03/12

                                                    Cresswell earns Town win Aaron Cresswell crashed in a winner five minutes from time as Ipswich recorded their fourth successive home win by beating Peterborough 3-2 in a pulsating contest.

                                                    The hosts, who had added motivation after Darren Ferguson's side inflicted a 7-1 hammering in the reverse fixture, led when midfielder Grant Leadbitter drilled in his third goal in his last two games.

                                                    Peterborough fielded eight players who started the drubbing at London Road but it was recent signing Tyrone Barnett who brought them level before half-time.

                                                    There were then three goals in the final 13 minutes as the game's end-to-end nature continued right up to the final whistle.

                                                    Daryl Murphy's close-range header put Ipswich back in front but moments later substitute Emile Sinclair, who had been on the pitch for just five minutes, squeezed in a leveller.

                                                    However, just two minutes later full-back Cresswell's long-range shot took a deflection to settle the game in the hosts' favour.

                                                    The match began in an attacking manner as both sides tussled for early dominance.

                                                    Michael Chopra beat the Posh offside trap inside 90 seconds but the former Sunderland striker could only head tamely straight into goalkeeper Paul Jones' arms.

                                                    The visitors went straight up the other end and George Boyd picked out Barnett who flashed a right-footed effort past a post.

                                                    Boyd himself then squandered a free header before Ipswich forward Jay Emmanuel-Thomas' curling effort was pushed just wide by Jones.

                                                    The subsequent corner provided the opening goal in the 15th minute as Leadbitter followed up last week's brace at Hull to give the hosts the lead.

                                                    Andy Drury's corner was only half-cleared and when the ball came back into the box Leadbitter drilled an effort into the bottom corner of the net.

                                                    Ferguson spoke in the week about Posh continuing with their attacking mentality and they were level in the 34th minute through Barnett.

                                                    The striker, currently on loan from Crawley but due to make a permanent switch to London Road this summer, made an intelligent run to meet Boyd's pass and he poked it past goalkeeper Alex McCarthy.

                                                    Moments later, McCarthy had to parry drives from Paul Taylor and Lee Frecklington as Posh piled on the pressure.

                                                    McCarthy's agility was on display once more as he tipped another Boyd shot past the post early in the second period.

                                                    At the other end, Carlos Edwards fizzed a ball across the box and Chopra leathered the ball towards goal but he could not keep his effort down.

                                                    He came even closer shortly afterwards when he diverted Lee Martin's long-range effort onto the crossbar.

                                                    They were back ahead when Murphy headed in from six yards after Jones had flapped at a Delaney header from Martin's corner.

                                                    But Sinclair, who had been introduced for Frecklington moments earlier, found some space between two Ipswich defenders to score, making it 2-2.

                                                    Yet Cresswell had the last laugh, his speculative effort from distance taking a wicked deflection before flying in.

                                                    Team Line-ups

                                                    IpswichRating
                                                    Player rating out of ten Player name Substitution Did they score? Player's disciplinary record Rating
                                                    32 Alex McCarthy
                                                    7 Carlos Edwards
                                                    5 Damien Delaney
                                                    20 Tommy Smith
                                                    3 Aaron Cresswell Goal
                                                    9 Jay Emmanuel-Thomas(sub 64)
                                                    17 Andy Drury(sub 69)
                                                    6 Grant Leadbitter Goal
                                                    27 Daryl Murphy Goal
                                                    11 Lee Martin
                                                    10 Michael Chopra(sub 87)
                                                    Substitutes
                                                    12 Arran Lee-Barrett
                                                    8 Lee Bowyer(sub 64)
                                                    14 Jason Scotland(sub 87)
                                                    16 Ryan Stevenson(sub 69)
                                                    31 Ibrahima Sonko
                                                    PeterboroughRating
                                                    Player rating out of ten Player name Did they score? Player's disciplinary record Substitution Rating
                                                    28 Paul Jones
                                                    27 Craig Alcock
                                                    5 Gabriel Zakuani
                                                    18 Shaun Brisley
                                                    14 Tommy Rowe
                                                    11 Grant McCann(sub 77)
                                                    23 Lee Frecklington(sub 77)
                                                    10 George Boyd
                                                    8 Lee Tomlin(sub 64)
                                                    26 Paul Taylor
                                                    20 Tyrone Barnett Goal
                                                    Substitutes
                                                    1 Joe Lewis
                                                    2 Mark Little(sub 77)
                                                    9 David Ball
                                                    12 Emile Sinclair(sub 77) Goal
                                                    21 Daniel Kearns(sub 64)

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