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17 September 2015

Town looking to keep up impressive recent record against Birmingham with another positive result on Friday evening

The Sky Sports cameras are at Portman Road this Friday as Town host Gary Rowett’s Birmingham City.

Mick McCarthy’s side will look to build upon a solid victory away at Leeds during the week, whilst trying to continue an unbeaten run against Birmingham which stretches back to January of 2012.

We look back on the past six matches between the two sides, of which Town have won four. One of the matches also holds a special significance, due to it being a senior figure’s first game for the Club.

24th February 2015
Ipswich Town 4-2 Birmingham City

A brace from Freddie Sears as well as goal from Tyrone Mings and Kevin Bru were enough to ensure Town ran out 4-2 winners at Portman Road. Midfielder, David Davis, scored both of Birmingham’s goals but they were in vain, as the hosts claimed victory.

19th August 2014
Birmingham City 2-2 Ipswich Town

Scottish defender, Christophe Berra, snatched a point away from Birmingham in the dying minutes, when his second goal of the game levelled things up at St Andrews. It was a show of resilience from Town in just the third match of the 2014/15 season and was a sign of things to come in what went on to be an impressive season.

1st March 2014
Ipswich Town 1-0 Birmingham City

Daryl Murphy’s solitary goal moved Town to within four points of the Play-Off places as the 2013/14 season moved into its final stages. The win was the hosts first for a month and the defeat for Birmingham left them just nine points clear of the relegation zone.

31st August 2013
Birmingham City 1-1 Ipswich Town

Berra has previous experience of scoring against Birmingham as he did so in this draw at St. Andrews, a year before his brace at the same ground. It wasn’t enough for Town to take all three points though, as Chris Burke scored with fifteen minutes to play to give the hosts a share of the spoils.

27th April 2013
Ipswich Town 3-1 Birmingham City

Carlos Edwards, Luke Chambers and Daryl Murphy were all on target for Town as they secured their Championship status for another season. Chris Burke scored a consolation for the visitors but that was all it proved to be as the game finished comfortably in Town’s favour.

3rd November 2012
Birmingham City 0-1 Ipswich Town

Matches against Birmingham City may hold some special significance for Mick McCarthy as his first ever game as Town boss was against them at St. Andrews. DJ Campbell ensured his tenure got off to a winning start by netting the only goal of the game which helped the Blues begin their kick-start their successful fight to avoid relegation.



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