High-flying Ipswich hand Saints third straight loss

Published on: 19 September 2023

Teenager Omari Hutchinson scored his first goal of the season to give Ipswich victory over Southampton

Ipswich moved up to second place in the Championship and consigned Southampton to their third straight defeat as Omari Hutchinson's first-half goal gave the Tractor Boys victory at St Mary's.

The high-flying Suffolk side had already had a goal ruled out for a foul in the build-up before Hutchinson pounced on a Saints defensive error to put them ahead on the half-hour mark.

Conor Chaplin hit the crossbar for the visitors shortly after and a Wes Burns effort went just wide close to half-time as Ipswich created all the chances.

Ipswich remain unbeaten on the road this season and stay within a point of league leaders Preston, while Southampton drop to 11th in the table.

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Southampton's poor run of results through September continues following a chastening 5-0 defeat by Sunderland and 4-1 loss on Friday to Leicester.

Ipswich, by contrast, have been thriving in the Championship so far and claimed a sixth win in seven league games since being promoted from League One.

Kieran McKenna's side thought they had taken the lead inside seven minutes after Chaplin bundled the ball home, only to see the effort ruled out for a fairly innocuous foul on Saints keeper Gavin Bazunu.

Shea Charles had the best chance of the half for the hosts as a ball was whipped into the box, but he headed it wide of Vaclav Hladky's far post.

Southampton's leaky defence has seen them concede the most goals of any team in the division so far this season and it was another error at the back that all-but gifted Ipswich their goal.

Hutchinson snatched possession off Charles, who had been strolling with the ball just outside his own box, and, after a one-two with Chaplin, the 19-year-old slotted in his first goal this season.

Chaplin almost doubled the lead, again picking Southampton's pockets for the ball, but his chip hit the bar as he tried to clip the ball over Bazunu.

Che Adams forced a save out of Hladky as Southampton pushed for an equaliser before Russell Martin began ringing the changes to try and get his side back on level terms to absolutely no avail.

    Line-upsMatch StatsLive Text


Formation 4-3-3

31Bazunu2Walker-Peters24Charles21Harwood-Bellis3Manning7Aribo16Smallbone9A Armstrong23Edozie10Adams26Fraser

    31Bazunu2Walker-Peters24Charles21Harwood-BellisBooked at 59mins3Manning7AriboSubstituted forBednarekat 56'minutes16SmallboneSubstituted forAlcarazat 76'minutes9A ArmstrongSubstituted forMaraat 85'minutes23EdozieSubstituted forS Armstrongat 56'minutes10AdamsBooked at 77mins26FraserSubstituted forSulemanaat 56'minutes


    1McCarthy6Holgate14Bree17S Armstrong18Mara20Sulemana22Alcaraz27Amo-Ameyaw35Bednarek


Formation 4-2-3-1


    31Hladky2Clarke6Woolfenden15Burgess18WilliamsBooked at 38minsSubstituted forBallat 71'minutes5Morsy14TaylorBooked at 52minsSubstituted forLuongoat 57'minutes7Burns10ChaplinSubstituted forHarnessat 80'minutes20HutchinsonSubstituted forBroadheadat 80'minutes27HirstSubstituted forScarlettat 71'minutes



Referee:Josh SmithAttendance:27,265Match StatsHome TeamSouthamptonAway TeamIpswichPossessionHome59%Away41%ShotsHome13Away11Shots on TargetHome3Away3CornersHome9Away3FoulsHome9Away13Live Text Post update

Match ends, Southampton 0, Ipswich Town 1.

90'+8'Full Time

Second Half ends, Southampton 0, Ipswich Town 1.

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Foul by Carlos Alcaraz (Southampton).

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Wes Burns (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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Attempt missed. Carlos Alcaraz (Southampton) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Stuart Armstrong with a cross.

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Kyle Walker-Peters (Southampton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90'+5'Post update

Foul by Nathan Broadhead (Ipswich Town).

90'+4'Post update

Foul by Stuart Armstrong (Southampton).

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Sam Morsy (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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Jan Bednarek (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90'+2'Post update

Foul by Dane Scarlett (Ipswich Town).

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Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Dominic Ball.

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Kyle Walker-Peters (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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Foul by Nathan Broadhead (Ipswich Town).

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Attempt blocked. Marcus Harness (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Wes Burns.

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Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Dominic Ball.

86'Post update

Offside, Southampton. Carlos Alcaraz tries a through ball, but Kamaldeen Sulemana is caught offside.


Substitution, Southampton. Sékou Mara replaces Adam Armstrong because of an injury.

82'Post update

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

81'Post update

Delay in match because of an injury Adam Armstrong (Southampton).

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Source: bbc.com

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