Apr 27, 2013 at 3pm UK at ​Portman Road
IpswichIpswich Town
3-1
BirminghamBirmingham City
Chambers (17'), Edwards (6'), Murphy (57')
Smith (76'), Martin (90')
FT(HT: 2-0)
Burke (90')

Result: Ipswich Town secure survival

Ipswich Town's Frank Nouble celebrates his goal during the Championship clash with Crystal Palace on April 16, 2013
© Sean Dempsey / PA Photos
Ipswich Town secure their Championship survival with a 3-1 win over Birmingham City this afternoon.

Ipswich Town have beaten Birmingham City 3-1 to secure their place in the Championship next season.

The win moves Town level on points with Birmingham with just one more game to play.

After contending with a burst football, it was the hosts who started the better and were ahead within five minutes, thanks to an unstoppable 25-yard drive from Carlos Edwards.

They doubled their lead shortly afterwards when Luke Chambers outfought his marker to head home from Aaron Cresswell's free kick.

The Tractor Boys had the ball in the net twice more before the break, but on both occasions, Frank Nouble was denied by the assistant referee's flag.

Birmingham improved after half time and could have been level when Hayden Mullins found space in the box; however, the midfielder missed the target from eight yards out.

His miss was duly punished by the home side, when 10 minutes later, Daryl Murphy found space before firing the ball past Butland from the edge of the box.

Substitute Chris Burke managed a consolation goal for the visitors but it didn't matter as Ipswich secured their Championship status.

Ipswich Town's Frank Nouble celebrates his goal during the Championship clash with Crystal Palace on April 16, 2013
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