Ipswich overwhelmed once-mighty Manchester United 4-1 before a record 31,000 home crowd on Saturday (17 February).
SV & GV Manchester (all white) kick off from left (2 shots)
SV Ipswich player No.9 shoots, ball over net, corner (3 shots)
LV Ipswich corner kick, & Hamilton scores
SV Ipswich players embrace
SV Manchester goalie
TV Midfield play Ipswich attacks
SV United players
SV & GV Ipswich corner, Harper scores 2nd goal
GV Crowd cheering
GTV 2nd half United attack, Hamilton of Ipswich scores, players embrace (2 shots)
SV United goalie
TV United attack, goalie brought down Macari scores for United
SV Crowd cheering
GTV Ipswich, Viljean takes penalty kick & scores (3 shots)
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Background: Ipswich overwhelmed once-mighty Manchester United 4-1 before a record 31,000 home crowd on Saturday (17 February). The result was a fair indication of the Ipswich-dominated encounter. Two other Ipswich goals were disallowed.
The match also confirmed each side's league position -- Ipswich are fourth in the first division and within striking distance of the top, while United are second from the bottom and facing relegation to Division Two.
The Manchester team seemed demoralised when Ipswich scored only two minutes after kick-off, and against superior football they resorted to unorthodox tactics which earned them boos from the crowds and bookings from the referee. Kidd was booked for trying to butt Keeley of Ipswich in a touchline scramble, and Buchan had his name taken for trying to stand in for goalkeeper Stepney by hand-balling a Viljoen header over the bar. He did not even save United a goal -- Viljoen scored anyway from the subsequent penalty.