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Portman Road (ATT 28,244) 30th April 2005 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: I Williamson

Ipswich Ipswich Town vs Crewe Alexandra Crewe

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Ipswich rout Crewe

Last Updated: 30/04/05 6:45pm

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Ipswich moved level on points with Wigan in second place with a 5-1 mauling of relegation threatened Crewe.

Alex have not won since New Year's Day and they slipped into the relegation spots on Saturday afternoon after proving no match for Ipswich.

Goals from Shefki Kuqi, Jim Magilton, Pablo Counago and two from Tommy Miller did for Crewe who replied through David Vaughan.

Kuqi set the ball rolling on six minutes, as he slotted home with confidence after being played in by Ian Westlake.

Westlake was the architect of the second, as he set Magilton free to double the lead on 12 minutes.

Kuqi and Darren Bent could have put the result beyond doubt before the break, but their profligacy mattered little as Tommy Millar netted a fine solo effort on 51 minutes.

Crewe were a spent force and they wilted in the final ten minutes.

Miller netted his second on 81 minutes, and substitute Counago added a fifth 60 seconds later.

The one bright spot for Crewe was Vaughan's stunning long range effort, but it mattered little and they now sit in the relegation spots and in danger of being dumped into League One.

Matches

Table

Sky Bet Championship

Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bournemouth 27 51
2 Middlesbrough 27 50
3 Ipswich Town 27 50
4 Brentford 27 49
5 Derby County 26 48
6 Watford 27 47
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 27 44
8 Norwich City 27 43
9 Sheffield Wednesday 26 37
10 Blackburn Rovers 26 36
11 Birmingham City 26 35
12 Nottingham Forest 27 34
13 Cardiff City 27 34
14 Fulham 27 34
15 Huddersfield Town 27 34
16 Bolton Wanderers 26 33
17 Charlton Athletic 27 32
18 Reading 26 30
19 Brighton and Hove Albion 27 29
20 Leeds United 27 29
21 Rotherham United 26 26
22 Millwall 26 23
23 Wigan Athletic 27 21
24 Blackpool 27 17

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