Andrews sparks astonishing Ipswich revival
Sunday 11 December 2011
Trailing 2-0 at the interval at Oakwell and facing an eighth consecutive league defeat, Ipswich Town staged an astonishing second-half revival to thrash Barnsley 5-3.
A Craig Davies penalty in the 14th minute, after Ipswich's goalkeeper, David Stockdale, had brought down Daniel Drinkwater, and Ricardo Vaz Te, with a clever diving header that flew in off Stockdale's near post seemed to have put the Tykes in complete control. But 22 seconds into the second period, Keith Andrews fired in right-footed from 25 yards, and three minutes later headed in from Aaron Cresswell's corner to level.
Just after the hour, the Tykes were unable to deal with a another centre, this time delivered by Lee Martin, and James Collins' header gave the visitors the lead for the first time in the match. As Barnsley fought to get back in the match they left gaps which the Suffolk side fully exploited.
In the 68th minute a clever pass from Lee Bowyer found Michael Chopra whose right-foot shot across the goal flew in off the far post, 4-2. Jason Scotland's tap-in made it five. Davies' second, direct from a free-kick, made it 5-3 but was scant consolation for a second-half humbling.
Latest in Sport
Rio Ferdinand interview: 'If my ban is the benchmark, Malky Mackay better beware...'
Tyson Fury vs Dereck Chisora and Billy Joe Saunders vs Chris Eubank Jr: weigh-in LIVE
Nani transfer: No future for winger at Sporting Lisbon as club cannot afford his wages when loan deal with Manchester United runs out
This letter from a reader explains why women can’t play football
Premier League injury list: Chelsea have it best with just one player out, while Manchester United have eight and Newcastle a massive 13
- 1 School playground evacuated over 'unusually aggressive' grey squirrel
- 2 Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke beats opponent 33 years his junior in exhibition boxing match
- 3 Jennifer Lawrence scores first UK top 40 single with Hunger Games track 'The Hanging Tree'
- 4 Today was a bad day for renters, landlords, and democracy
Obama: The only people with the right to object to immigration are Native Americans
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
David Cameron sets out immigration reforms: We should distrust Ukip and their 'snake-oil of simple solutions'
Ukip mocked after mistaking Westminster Cathedral – for a mosque
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police