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Report: Ipswich Town 0-3 Millwall

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Venue: Portman Road
 Attendance: 18,947
Keogh 3, 87, Trotter 63
© Edmund Boyden

MILLWALL moved up to 16th in the Championship table with a comprehensive victory over Ipswich Town.

The Lions have now won five games in a row and their clean sheet at Portman Road equalled a club record of five successive shut-outs away from home, which was first set in 1922.

Kenny Jackett's side have also moved ahead of local rivals Crystal Palace, who drew 2-2 at Premier League-bound Reading, in the league standings.

Andy Keogh's early strike, bundled in from close-range after Liam Trotter's left-wing cross, was his eighth since his £500,000 January move to The Den from Wolves.

The home side went close to grabbing an equaliser when Grant Leadbitter took aim from distance, but Maik Taylor's fingertip save preserved Millwall's lead.

And after watching the Tractor Boys spurn further opportunities to level, the Lions doubled their advantage midway through the second half when Trotter drilled in from the edge of the area after a swift counter attack.

Paul Jewell's side were handed a lifeline when Jack Smith was adjudged to have fouled Adam Drury in the box, but Taylor made his second penalty save of the week to keep out Leadbitter's spot-kick.

And Millwall put the gloss on another fine away performance when Keogh latched onto James Henry's pass to cooly slot home a third goal.

Ipswich Town: Lee-Barrett, Edwards, Smith, Delaney, Cresswell (Sonko, 60mins), Stevenson (Scotland, 46mins), Drury, Leadbitter, Emmanuel-Thomas, Chopra (Carson, 69mins), Murphy.

Millwall: Taylor, Smith, Robinson, Lowry, Craig, Trotter, Abdou, Wright, Henry (Feeney, 90mins), Kane, Keogh (Batt, 90mins).

Staff

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