Injury-hit League One leaders Ipswich Town fell to defeat in the league for the first time this season against a fired-up Accrington Stanley.
Town boss Paul Lambert was forced to juggle his line-up with the suspended James Wilson joined by injured trio Kane Vincent-Young, Flynn Downes and James Norwood on the sidelines and Accrington took full advantage to earn all three points through a Colby Bishop double.
Despite the disappointing 2-0 loss, Ipswich stay top of the table by one point with a game in hand on closest rivals Wycombe and host a decent Rotherham United side on Wednesday when they will be looking to get their promotion push back on track.
After the disappointment of last season’s relegation from the Championship, the Tractor Boys have once again got used to that winning feeling, so the fans reaction to the result on social media was reasonably balanced.
Indeed, the reason some supporters gave for the loss was the attendance of the Sky cameras; this was the fifteenth defeat on the bounce for Ipswich in a live televised game.
Here is a selection of responses to the result on Twitter.
Said it from start, line up looked poor with judge and dozzell and both lived up to it. Lambert got this very wrong
— ITFCmark (@CmarkItf) October 20, 2019
Absolute dire performance by a team at top of the table, not happy not one noteworthy shot all game really
— derry bannister94 (@derrybannister) October 20, 2019
A lot of comments regarding players out. Posh won at gillingham yesterday with 3 players out. You have to do the same in future if you want to go up
— Levi Stubbs (@XPoshX2) October 20, 2019
First defeat in 12, top still with a game in hand , anyone that's a town would of took that at the start of offered , the reaction on Wednesday is gonna be huge 👍💙
— ✳ DannyF 🇩🇰 (@itfcdan8) October 20, 2019
from start to finish, back to front, team and manager it was awful but now we see if we have strong characters. Learnt today we dont have strength in depth but lets hope we have players back for Rotherham #coyb
— Dominic | D E A N 📸 (@ddphotograph) October 20, 2019
— Chef Craig Rice (@craigrice7) October 20, 2019
First loss this season. But still top with a game in hand & players still to come back frm injury. Onto Wednesday. Fair play to those who made the trip up there. Safe journey back 👍 #itfc
— Mary McCourt (@mjcben148) October 20, 2019
One to forget, we just can't win when we play on sky 🤦🏻♂️
— E.D (@emy_david) October 20, 2019
Sky Sports curse.
— Vaughan (@zinkBC98) October 20, 2019
The run was amazing. it was inevitable it would come to an end. Spirits up lads it's just one game that has now been and gone.
— dawn portman (@dawn_newdawn24) October 20, 2019