Dec 3, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ​Portman Road
IpswichIpswich Town
BlackburnBlackburn Rovers
Hyam (4'), Edwards (48'), Nouble (86')
Berra (66'), Nouble (89')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Rhodes (30')
Campbell (24'), Kane (74'), Marshall (89')

Result: Ipswich Town cruise past Blackburn Rovers

Ipswich Town record their first home victory since September after beating Blackburn Rovers 3-1 at Portman Road tonight.

Ipswich Town have registered their first league victory at Portman Road since September with a 3-1 victory over Blackburn Rovers in the Championship tonight.

Joshua King of Blackburn battles with Luke Chambers and Luke Hyman of Ipswich during the Sky Bet Championship match on December 3, 2013© Getty Images

Luke Hyam had opened the scoring for the Tractor Boys after just four minutes, before the lead was negated by Jordan Rhodes on the half-hour mark.

Carlos Edwards re-established their advantage minutes after the break, before Frank Nouble secured the points in the dying stages - albeit under farcical circumstances - and the hosts went on to register their home win since the 2-0 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion 67 days ago.

Mick McCarthy's men were given the ideal start through Hyam, who found the net for the first time in 13 months by firing past Jake Kean from the edge of the area.

It was not enough to earn the hosts a half-time lead, as Rovers drew level 15 minutes from the interval.

Goalkeeper Dean Gerken raced out of his area to clear a long pass played from defence, only for the shot-stopper to be beaten to the ball by Rhodes, who passed into an empty net to restore parity.

However, McCarthy's charges re-took the lead just three minutes into the second half, as Stephen Hunt embarked on a mazy run into the opposition box, before the ball fell to Edwards who slotted home from close range.

The Blues made sure of the points on 86 minutes under similar circumstances as they had conceded, with Kean this time culpable for not dealing with a long ball as Nouble capitalised on the shot-stopper's hesitancy to wrap up the points for McCarthy's charges.

Blackburn Rovers striker Jordan Rhodes in action against Crewe Alexandra in a pre-season friendly on July 16, 2013
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