Result: Ipswich Town 5-1 West Ham United

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Jay Emmanuel-Thomas inspires Ipswich to a 5-1 win over West Ham on Tuesday evening.

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas scored two and made another as Ipswich recorded a 5-1 win over West Ham United on Tuesday evening.

The home side made the best possible start to the match courtesy of a strike from Michael Chopra after three minutes. The former Cardiff man collected a pass from Jay Emmanuel-Thomas before firing home from inside the area.

Chances were few and far between in the opening period before a stunning final five minutes of the half saw three goals scored.

The first, which sent Ipswich 2-0 ahead, came courtesy of Daryl Murphy who headed home a Tommy Smith cross.

Jack Collison cut the score to 2-1 with a thumping header from inside the area moments before the break, but when West Ham's George McCarthy fouled Chopra in the area, Lee Martin put his penalty away to extend the home side's lead to 3-1.

Emmanuel-Thomas had a wonderful chance to extend the home side's lead moments into the second period but fired just wide. He did not have to wait long to make amends, however, as he extended Ipswich's lead to 4-1 after 64 minutes.

The Hammers so nearly cut the score to 4-2 after 68 minutes when Henri Lansbury found himself unmarked in the area, but Arran Lee-Barnett produced a smart save.

It was five for the home side moments before the end, however, when Emmanuel-Thomas grabbed his second of the night with a cool finish inside the area.

Ipswich will look to continue their winning run against Coventry on Saturday, while West Ham host Millwall.

Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CBournemouth462612898455390
4Middlesbrough4625101168373185
5Brentford462391478591978
6Ipswich TownIpswich4622121272541878
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves4622121270561478
8Derby CountyDerby4621141185562977
9Blackburn RoversBlackburn461716136659767
10Birmingham CityBirmingham461615155464-1063
11Cardiff CityCardiff461614165761-462
12Charlton AthleticCharlton461418145460-660
13Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds461418144349-660
14Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest461514177169259
15Leeds UnitedLeeds461511205061-1156
16Huddersfield TownHuddersfield451315175875-1754
17Fulham461410226283-2152
18Bolton WanderersBolton461312215467-1351
19Reading461311224869-2150
20Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton461017194454-1047
21Rotherham UnitedRotherham461116194667-2146
RMillwall46914234276-3441
RWigan AthleticWigan46912253964-2539
RBlackpool45413283691-5525