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Ipswich Town 2 West Bromwich Albion 3

PUBLISHED: 19:26 04 April 2004 | UPDATED: 04:44 02 March 2010

A LAST-minute heartbreaker condemned Ipswich Town to defeat – and most likely to another season in the first division.

Despite matching high-flying West Brom for much of the match, Town's defensive frailties were eventually exposed – and they went down to a 94th-minute clincher by sharpshooter Geoff Horsfield.

A LAST-minute heartbreaker condemned Ipswich Town to defeat – and most likely to another season in the first division.

Despite matching high-flying West Brom for much of the match, Town's defensive frailties were eventually exposed – and they went down to a 94th-minute clincher by sharpshooter Geoff Horsfield.

Town had taken the lead in the first half when Tommy Miller scored a cracking goal from the edge of the box.

It stayed that way until mid-way through the second half when two goals in as many minutes changed the shape of the match.

Jason Koumas scored from a direct free kick in the 70th minute and then Lloyd Dyer put Albion in the lead while the Town defence was still trying to regroup.

A scrambled goal by Darren Bent after hard work by substitute Shefki Kuqi levelled the scores on 78 minutes before Horsfield had the final say in the game.

As the disappointed Town fans left the match, their only consolation was that West Brom's victory kept the pressure on arch-rivals Norwich in the race for the Division One title.


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