Half-Time Report: David McGoldrick scores twice in four minutes to give Ipswich Town lead

Ipswich forward David McGoldrick in action against QPR on August 17, 2013
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David McGoldrick scores two goals in the space of four first-half minutes to give Ipswich Town a 2-0 half-time lead over Brighton & Hove Albion.

David McGoldrick's four-minute double salvo has given Ipswich Town a 2-0 half-time lead over Brighton & Hove Albion at Portman Road.

The away side, who had the Championship's second-best defensive record at the start of play, should have taken the lead inside the opening 10 minutes, but Andrew Crofts squandered a glorious opportunity following good work by Will Buckley on the right wing.

Ipswich Town got the opener through McGoldrick, who grabbed his fourth goal of the season when his 25-yard effort looped over Tomasz Kuszczak via a wicked deflection off Gordon Greer.

McGoldrick doubled his tally just four minutes later when he surged past Greer and drilled a low finish into the far corner.

Brighton boss Oscar Garcia on the touchline during a game with Burnley on August 24, 2013
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