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Coventry City 1-2 Ipswich Town: Burgess puts Tractor Boys on brink of promotion

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 30 Apr 2024

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Ipswich Town took a huge step to Premier League promotion after Cameron Burgess snatched a second-half winner in Tuesday’s 2-1 victory over Coventry City.

Kieran McKenna’s side require just one point from their final Championship game against League One-bound Huddersfield Town to go up, after a decisive victory at the Coventry Building Society Arena.

Kieffer Moore blasted in an eighth-minute opener for the visitors after Wes Burns’ crafty cutback pass, easing the pressure on Ipswich and dampening the top-two hopes of third-placed Leeds United.

Haji Wright levelled in the second half, only for Burgess to squeeze a winning goal past Bradley Collins five minutes later, putting Ipswich on the brink of top-flight football for the first time since their relegation in 2002.

A draw against Huddersfield, who are 23rd and three points adrift of safety, would secure promotion at Portman Road, marking just the fourth instance of back-to-back promotions in the Premier League era.

Having managed to climb out of League One, McKenna’s entertaining side would join Watford, rivals Norwich City and Southampton as the only sides to achieve the feat.

Data Debrief: Ipswich end winless run at perfect time

Prior to this game, only five teams had won fewer points in the Championship than Ipswich’s six since the beginning of April (W1 D3 L1).

Yet McKenna’s men refused to let their top-flight push derail as the Tractor Boys ended a four-game winless run to move within touching distance of history.

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