Date:Wednesday February 1 2012
The undoubted shock of yesterday in the Championship was not any of the transfer deadline day moves, rather, a thumping 5-1 win for Ipswich Town over the league leaders and big spenders West Ham.
The Hammers were always favourites to go straight back up to the Premiership and have spent big on manager Sam Allardyce, players and wages. Since an opening day defeat by Cardiff City at Upton Park - they have largely lived up to their billing as favourites and though unspectacular, have been top of the table.
By contrast, Ipswich Town have struggled this season - though they have also spent money and will be disappointed by their position having flirted with the relegation positions for much of the season. Last night however, they rose superbly to the occasion and with the Hammers knowing that either 2nd place Southampton or 3rd place Cardiff City - would drop points, they took their eye off the ball and were spectacularly spanked.
It was two former Bluebirds who did the damage for Ipswich Town as former fans favourite Michael Chopra opened the scoring. He was set-up for that strike by former loanee Jay Emmanuel-Thomas and the Arsenal man (who spent 5 months on loan with the Bluebirds last year) put the game beyond any doubt by netting a long range effort on the hour mark (4-1) and adding the gloss to a stunning win with an injury time strike.
The result brings West Ham down to earth, and things now look incredibly tight at the top with 3 points separating the top three. A four point gap separates us, Saint and the Hammers from the aggressively chasing pack with a number of teams only a couple of good results away from catching us.
Well done to ex-Bluebirds JET and Chops for a fantastic performance, and one that helps the Bluebirds keep in touch with the league leaders who will now need to bounce back from such a heavy defeat.
Date:Wednesday February 1 2012
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