Ipswich Town’s promotion hopes were dealt another considerable blow on Saturday following a narrow defeat to fellow contenders Peterborough United.
Victory for Paul Lambert’s team would have not only seem them climb into the top-six, but moved the Tractor Boys just seven points off the automatic promotion places with games in hand on the majority of the sides around them.
But Ipswich were unable to take advantage of those slipping up around them – with Mark McGuinness’ late own-goal the difference at Portman Road, although that only came after Posh striker Jonson Clarke-Harris missed a first-half penalty for the visitors.
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Ipswich still have every chance of finishing in the play-offs, it was an eighth League One loss in 15 matches, and another result that only throws Lambert’s future into further doubt.
It was also a fifth Portman Road defeat in six matches, which is just one fewer than they managed throughout the whole of last season.
Lambert spoke to Ipswich’s social channels following the game, and here’s how the Portman Road faithful reacted on Twitter to his post-match comments:
— aidan (@ajneale12) January 23, 2021
Sure Lambert was at different game!
Got some good crosses in. Lol !
Wingers were non existent, hardly no crosses into the box.
Only 1 up front formation was negative from the start.
— gary blackburn (@gaztommim) January 23, 2021
I think Paul must have watching a different game 😂🙈 It was an awful performance and in reality signals a further 10 years of decline as we miss the opportunity for promotion whilst the league comprises mediocrity.
— Peter Crowhurst (@PeterCrowhurst) January 23, 2021
— Luke Penning (@LukePenningVGP) January 23, 2021
🔇No one listened to Paul Lambert following today’s game. #itfc
— nath. (@itfcnath) January 23, 2021
Not long now. #itfc
— ITFC 👤 (@_____ITFC) January 23, 2021
#LambertOut state of this club
— Harry•ITFC• (@HarryGooding7) January 23, 2021
What the hell!!! Lambo out!!! How@can you poss say we were unlucky – what unlucky not to have lost 4-0
— Simon Smudge Smith (@SSmudge79) January 23, 2021
Did you have the snood over your eyes Lambert? #itfc
— Rob Hewes 💙 (@u2itfc) January 23, 2021
'couldnt ask for more' X3
'we were the better team' X2
'we were unlucky'
— Paul Evans (@Paulev4) January 23, 2021