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Ipswich Town nostalgia: When snow failed to spoil 3-0 win over Leicester City in 2010

PUBLISHED: 12:30 27 December 2017

Action from a snow covered Portman Road. Picture: ALEX FAIRFULL

Action from a snow covered Portman Road. Picture: ALEX FAIRFULL

It was something of a winter wonderland setting when Ipswich Town took on Leicester City at Portman Road in December 2010. Were you among the crowd for the match?

Ipswich Town: 3 - Leicester City: 0. Picture: ALEX FAIRFULLIpswich Town: 3 - Leicester City: 0. Picture: ALEX FAIRFULL

Thick, fluffy snow covered the pitch and the stands, but in an unexpected move the match was given the go ahead following a pitch inspection which declared it safe for play.

Cameramen from Sky Sports filming the game. Picture: ALEX FAIRFULLCameramen from Sky Sports filming the game. Picture: ALEX FAIRFULL

Club staff swept most of the snow to the sidelines and the match kicked off as usual.

Supporters braving the snow. Picture: ALEX FAIRFULLSupporters braving the snow. Picture: ALEX FAIRFULL

However, the game wasn’t without its interruptions, as 15 minutes into the second half referee Stuart Attwell halted play to allow ground staff to clear snow from the pitch once again and remark the lines.

Broom at the ready to keep the pitch safe for play. Picture: ALEX FAIRFULLBroom at the ready to keep the pitch safe for play. Picture: ALEX FAIRFULL

It was Roy Keane’s men that ended up on top, scoring three goals in the first half of the game. David Norris netted an early goal in six minutes and Jason Scotland scored a brace before the first half whistle.

Camera equipment and microphones all covered in the falling snow. Picture: ALEX FAIRFULLCamera equipment and microphones all covered in the falling snow. Picture: ALEX FAIRFULL

With the game finishing 3-0 to Ipswich Town, it put an end to a six game winless run and would go on to give Keane a brief lifeline as manager for Town.

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