How did the players fare in Middlesbrough's 2-0 defeat to Ipswich Town?


5 Dieng: Didn’t really have a chance with either goal, but wasn’t really able to impose himself in his 18-yard box

4 Van den Berg: Came out second best in his personal battle with Broadhead and rarely strayed forward down the flank

5 Fry: Returned to the starting line-up after injury but had a tough afternoon against a fluid Ipswich attack

6 Clarke: Did reasonably well on his first start for more than a year – made a couple of important blocks in his own box

4 Engel: Struggled against the dangeropus Burns and played Hutchinson onside for Ipswich’s second goal

5 Howson: Was passed around too easily on occasion and lacked the mobility of Ipswich’s attacking midfielders

4 Barlaser: Gave the ball away on a number of occasions as he was never really able to find his passing range

4 Greenwood: Failed to make any kind of an impact in the final third – seemed reluctant to put the ball into the box

5 Crooks: Put in a shift in his attacking-midfield role, but was never really a factor in the Ipswich 18-yard box

4 Rogers: Had a disappointing afternoon as passes went astray and his crosses and pull-backs tended to hit a defender

6 LATTE LATH: His shooting was erratic, but he was the only Boro player looking to make something happen in the final third


Silvera (for Greenwood, 70):

Bangura (for Engel, 78)

(not used): Glover (gk), Coulson, McCabe, Cartwright, Bridge, Gilbert, Coburn.

IPSWICH (4-2-3-1):

Hladky 7; Clarke 7, Woolfenden 8, Burgess 7, Davis 7; Morsy 7, Taylor 6 (Ball 86); Burns 7 (Jackson 75), CHAPLIN 8 (Harness 75), Broadhead 6 (Hutchinson 62, 7); Hirst 7 (Ladapo 86).

Subs (not used): Walton (gk), Ball, Scarlett, Humphreys, Tuanzebe.

Man Of The Match: CONOR CHAPLIN – The Ipswich midfielder scored his side’s first goal and set up their second.