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Ipswich won at Coventry – one point away from a Premier League comeback


Former Viking player Kieffer Moore scored as Ipswich took a huge step towards promotion to the Premier League. Photo: Carina Johansen / NTB

Of NTB | 05/01/2024 00:54:05

Sport: Former Vikings player Kieffer Moore scored an early lead, his seventh since signing from Bournemouth on the final day of the transfer window. Haji Wright equalized for Coventry, but Cameron Burgess scored the match winner in the 69th minute.

The victory means that Ipswich is three points ahead of third-placed Leeds and needs just one point in Saturday’s home game against second-placed Huddersfield to join Leicester in the elite.

Ipswich was relegated from the Premier League in 2002. Five years ago, the team was relegated again, and thus the club was outside the top two divisions of English football for the first time in 63 years. The “Tractor Boys” moved up to the championship series with 2nd place in League One last year, and look set to secure their second promotion in a row.

The team appeared to be stumbling at the end of the season, with just three points from their last four games, but on Tuesday it was a strong away win in a match postponed at the weekend Coventry gave Manchester United a run in the FA Cup semi-final.

– A fantastic result for us. You need other qualities at this time of the season. Coventry are a good team and made it difficult for us, but we fought for the win,” Ipswich manager Kieran McKenna told the BBC.

– Now everything is in our hands. We need points at Portman Road on Saturday and we will have strong support from the stands, but the job is not done yet.

If Ipswich lose, Leeds can go through with a win over Southampton.

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