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Assombalonga and Forest too good for Ipswich

Britt Assombalonga was on the mark. Credit: PA

Britt Assombalonga scored twice - included one after just 17 seconds - as Nottingham Forest kept their first clean sheet of the season with a well-deserved 2-0 win at Ipswich.

The striker took advantage of horrendous defending from the out-of-sorts home side to grab a goal at the start and end of the first half.

Ipswich threw bodies forward after the interval but struggled to break down a resolute Forest backline, who had come into the game with the second worst defensive record in the Championship.

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Murphy brace enough for Ipswich against Blackburn

Mick McCarthy will be pleased with the win. Credit: PA

Birthday boy Daryl Murphy scored his first goals for two months as Ipswich continued their push for a play-off place with a 2-0 victory over Blackburn.

Two second-half goals were the difference in a largely dismal match as the Ipswich striker scored from the penalty spot after Luke Chambers was pulled down and then made the points safe three minutes before the end.

The scoreline was slightly harsh on a Blackburn side who matched a team with designs on the top six, but they lacked a clinical marksman like Murphy, who celebrated his 33rd birthday in style

Bid to wind up Ipswich Town over tax debt dismissed in High Court

A specialist judge has dismissed an application by tax officials to wind up Sky Bet Championship club Ipswich.

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HM Revenue and Customs had lodged a petition, but barrister Fiona Dewar, who represented tax bosses, told Registrar Clive Jones at a High Court hearing in London on Monday that the debt had been paid in full.

She gave no indication of the size of the sum.

Barrister Charles Sinclair, who represented the Suffolk club, confirmed that the debt had been paid and the judge dismissed the winding-up application.

Outside court, Mr Sinclair said he could not comment.

Portsmouth shock Championship Ipswich

Paul Cook is into round four. Credit: PA

Marc McNulty scored one goal and made another as Portsmouth stunned ten-man Championship club Ipswich with a 2-1 FA Cup third round replay win at Fratton Park.

Two goals in five first-half minutes from Ipswich old-boy Gary Roberts and McNulty booked League Two Pompey a fourth-round date with Premier League neighbours Bournemouth.

It was a notable scalp for the 2008 winners who went close to knocking Ipswich out in the initial tie at Portman Road, denied by a late leveller.

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Man United see off Ipswich in League Cup

Anthony Martial stepped off the bench and scored his fourth goal in four matches as Manchester United strolled into the fourth round of the Capital One Cup with a 3-0 win over Ipswich.

United's 4-0 defeat to MK Dons in this competition last year is regarded as the worst loss of Dutchman Louis van Gaal's tenure and there was no way he was going to let Ipswich record a similar result on Wednesday.

Anthony Martial scored again. Credit: PA

The United boss sent out a near full-strength side, and they spared little energy dispatching an Ipswich team that contained 11 changes.

Wayne Rooney scored his first goal in domestic competition this season, taking down Daley Blind's long pass before beating Ipswich goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski.

Andreas Pereira, making his first start, netted his maiden strike for the club - a dipping free-kick from 20 yards - before Martial raced through and prodded the ball home in injury time to continue his excellent start to life at Old Trafford.

Ipswich midfielder charged with breaching betting rules

Teenager Bishop has been charged by the FA. Credit: PA

Ipswich's teenage midfielder Teddy Bishop has been charged with breaching Football Association rules in relation to betting.

The 18-year-old, who came through the academy system at Portman Road, faces a charge of committing "alleged multiple breaches" of the guidelines.

Bishop has until June 1 to respond to the charge, the FA said on its website.

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