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Ipswich Town vs Millwall. Sky Bet Championship.

Portman RoadAttendance27,702.

Ipswich Town 3

  • C Chaplin (5th minute)
  • M Luongo (12th minute)
  • N Broadhead (39th minute)

Millwall 1

  • K Nisbet (78th minute)

Ipswich Town 3-1 Millwall: Conor Chaplin scores again as Tractor Boys close on Championship leaders Ipswich

Report and free match highlights from the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Millwall at Portman Road on Wednesday | Conor Chaplin, Massimo Luongo, Nathan Broadhead help Tractor Boys close on leaders Leicester

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Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Millwall.

Ipswich bounced back to winning ways following their first league defeat in 12 games with a thumping 3-1 victory over struggling Millwall.

The Tractor Boys were two goals to the good after just 12 minutes through Conor Chaplin and Massimo Luongo and Nathan Broadhead got the third six minutes before the break.

Kevin Nisbet registered a consolation goal for the visitors 12 minutes from time.

The result kept Town's lead over third-placed Leeds to seven points and moved Kieran McKenna's side to within a point of leaders Leicester.

Millwall meanwhile were left in the lower echelons of the Championship table, sitting 19th after suffering back-to-back defeats.

The opening goal came after a fine move down the right wing.

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Conor Chaplin's fine form continues as he fires in a half-volley for Ipswich to give the Tractor Boys an early 1-0 lead over Millwall.

Sam Morsy found Wes Burns and the Welshman got past Millwall full-back Ryan Longman and crossed for George Hirst at the far post, who headed the ball down for Chaplin to rifle home after just five minutes.

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Seven minutes later Ipswich made it 2-0 when slick interplay from Chaplin, Hirst and Burns resulted in the ball being laid off to Luongo who fired through a crowded penalty area.

Another break down the right by Burns almost resulted in a third goal. The wide man crossed for Hirst, whose first-time shot was acrobatically tipped over the bar by Millwall goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski.

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Massimo Luongo's strike from the edge of the box catches Millwall cold as Ipswich find themselves 2-0 up early on against the Lions.

Ipswich keeper Vaclav Hladky had to get down smartly to gather a shot from Longman as the visitors tried to get back into the game but, at the other end, Burns struck the left-hand post with a fierce shot from just inside the penalty area.

Morsy fired over the bar from an acute angle and moments later Town went further in front.

It came after Cameron Burgess surged forward and fed the ball out to Leif Davis, whose pinpoint cross was powerfully headed back across Bialkowski.

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Ipswich's Nathan Broadhead broadens their scoreline over Millwall to 3-0 before half-time after he powers a header down into the corner.

There was some pushing and shoving on the touchline when Millwall substitute George Honeyman fouled Broadhead and Hirst's ambitious attempt at goal from 25 yards out had Bialkowski leaping high to see the ball sail over the bar.

Bialkowski came to the rescue of the Lions again when he tipped over a shot from Chaplin and Luongo fired narrowly wide as Town tried to find a fourth goal.

Millwall grabbed a consolation in the 78th minute when Nisbet expertly guided the ball home following a cross by Longman.

The managers

Ipswich's Kieran McKenna:

"I think there was lots of good things about the performance, of course we got off to a good start with the early goal and our intensity looked really good from the first whistle, scored three really good goals, typical goals for us possibly, and created other good chances.

"Our counter pressure was good especially in the first half, it's an area where we know we have to improve in this division because the level is higher. There were good things in the performance, definitely things to improve on as well but overall a good night's work."

Millwall's Joe Edwards:

"We were beaten by a very good side. I can accept when you lose to a side that are in the form that they're in at the moment that they can be as clinical as they are and continue to be around the goal. I can accept losing but the manner of it is the issue. We didn't get going from the off, the basics of the game, we were second to everything. They have got pace in their team, we were well aware of that, everything that they have done to us tonight is not something we have not seen.

"We came with a plan, well prepared to do it but we simply didn't execute it. We weren't good with any of the real basics of the game, as well as showing high levels of quality which we really lacked. The game was over at half time really. In terms of the attitude and the body language that began to really disappoint me after their first goal in the first half there was a slight improvement in the second half. We need to focus on what that first half was and how we can't afford that happening again for us."

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