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16 June 2015

Ahead of the release of the new Championship fixtures, we take a look back at five superb Town wins on opening day

  • Five classic opening day wins
  • Fixtures released at 9am tomorrow (Wednesday)
  • Via the Club website and social media channels

Bristol City 0 Town 3
6 August, 2011

Michael Chopra scored twice on his Ipswich debut, as Town swept aside Bristol City at Ashton Gate. He opened his account after 13 minutes, racing onto a Mark Kennedy ball over the top before finishing with a neat lob. Lee Martin doubled the Blues’ lead with a low strike before Chopra capped the victory with a simple finish after pressuring Robins ‘keeper David James into a mistake.

Ipswich 2 Fulham 1
9 August, 2014

Town opened their campaign with a convincing win over recently relegated Fulham at Portman Road.  Daryl Murphy tore through the Cottagers defence and finished with aplomb to give Town the lead in the first-half, before McGoldrick added a second after the break. Although Tim Hoogland pulled a goal back for the visitors, the opening day belonged to Town.

Oldham 0 Ipswich 3
14 August, 1993

Ipswich kicked off their 1993/94 season with a comfortable win over Oldham at Boundary Park. Town’s win came courtesy of goals from former Latics man Ian Marshall, Steve Palmer and Paul Mason as John Lyall’s side would go on to survive by a single point.

Middlesbrough 1 Ipswich 3
7 August, 2010

Roy Keane’s Ipswich shocked title favourites Middlesbrough with a commanding performance to take victory on the opening day in 2010. After Scott McDonald put Boro ahead, the Blues responded in style with Tommy Smith, Tamas Priskin and Jon Stead all netting to secure an impressive win in the north east.

Ipswich 3-1 Forest
7 August, 1999

Town started the campaign in impressive style- and finished it with promotion via the Play-Offs. The Blues kicked off the season with a 3-1 home win over Nottingham Forest, with Richard Naylor, David Johnson and James Scowcroft all on target. Future Blues midfielder, Chris Bart-Williams, with Forest’s reply from the penalty spot.


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