Match Report: Rochdale 0-1 Ipswich Town

Tweet Ipswich Town returned to the summit of the Sky Bet League One table with a hard-fought narrow victory over Rochdale at Spotland.  Danny Rowe’s second-half tap-in sealed all three points for the Blues, who now sit level on points with second-placed Wycombe Wanderers but ahead on goal difference and with a game in hand.  Paul Lambert kept loanee goalkeeper Will Norris between the sticks after an impressive performance against Southend United last time out, while Gwion Edwards was deployed as a makeshift full-back with Kane Vincent-Young sidelined through injury.  The hosts enjoyed most of the early chances down Ipswich’s right flank, with…

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OPINION: Are Ipswich Town as good as the League One table suggests?

Tweet Ipswich Town have enjoyed a brilliant start to their first third-tier campaign since 1957. After eleven matches they sit at the top of League One with a game in hand over second-placed Wycombe Wanderers and their unbeaten record still intact. They are one of two teams in England’s top four divisions yet to be defeated in the league – current European champions Liverpool their company. A key factor behind this is the strength of the Blues’ defence. Paul Lambert learned from his side’s weekly defensive calamities during last season’s…

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