Ipswich Town 2-0 Arsenal: Player ratings for Andy Warren

10:36 PM Sep 20 2022

11:17 PM on September 20, 2022

Ipswich Town beat Arsenal U-21 side 2-0 this evening. Andy Warren distributes his player ratings with the help of a new pizza slice scoring system in honor of the Papa John Cup.

Vaclav Hladaki

Making a rare start in an Ipswich shirt and having a generally relaxed evening, his most used trait was his ability to hit the ball at his feet as he looked to try and play his side from behind. He had to stretch to meet a rocket from a back pass from Cameron Humphreys, 30 yards from his own goal, but he did well to block it. It was the same story in the second half, while the little Czech was caught by a few dangerous balls in the penalty area. πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ• 7

Ken Vincent Young

His first touch in this game saw him go straight ahead from the start and he worked as an attacking right back, doing his best to do it whenever possible with good defensive coverage to sweep up some potentially tricky moments. I turned left in the second half and felt good again. πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ• 7

Richard Keough

The experienced centre-back made the rounds in this match, playing against an Arsenal squad including youngsters literally half his age. A late clearance under the bar had to be done in the later stages to keep the nets clean, but there weren’t major issues. πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ• 8

George Edmondson

Another player from Ipswich had a relaxing evening, all things considered, on a night where he demonstrated his superior strength on several occasions against youthful opponents. I had one or two worrisome moments, when Nathan Butler-Oedeji cut into strips and then played a loose ball to pose a danger, but he was powerful otherwise. Both can be attributed to gaps in focus on a very relaxing evening. πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ• 7

Liv Davis

Starting this match due to Greg Lee’s international call, the left-back was quickly involved as a corner kick by Dominic Paul hit the back post. He did well on the ups and downs during his hour on the pitch, while having a restful night defensively but also seeing some balls slip through. He had a good chance to open his account in the blue but a direct shot at the goalkeeper, after being played by Marcus Harnes. πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ• 7

Dominic Paul

He was on the score sheet within three minutes here, hitting the ball into the net at the back post after Freddy Ladabo tipped the ball in from a corner kick. He also played the through ball for Ladabo’s goal, on one night as he dominated the midfield against the young Arsenal team. πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ• 8

Dominic Paul scores to put Town 1-0 ahead.
– Credit: Steve Waller – stephenwaller.com

Cameron Humphries

Ipswich dominated the midfield in this match, and young Humphreys, who has come back from injury, played a big role in that. At the age of 18, he was the same age as his opponents and outperformed the vast majority of Premier League players on the pitch, with the little dog playing driving the whole time. Showing some aspects of his game, he looked comfortable on the ball and tracked superbly to prevent Kiddo Taylor-Hart from shooting wide, highlighting his action off it. πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ• 8

Kyle Edwards

A huge opportunity to impress the former West Bromwich Albion winger who sought to play with good power from the outside but was not always able to channel it properly during early exchanges. He moved left in the closing stages and had a low shot flying away in the final minutes. πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ• 7

Kyle Edwards received a yellow card in the first half.

Kyle Edwards received a yellow card in the first half.
– Credit: Steve Waller – stephenwaller.com

Conor Chaplin

Operating centrally, behind Ladapo, the number 10 in Town has always been keen to have the ball at his feet to try and link up with his fellow strikers. He had two shot chances and was threatened when possible before withdrawing just an hour later, in what appeared to be a pre-planned move. He will definitely be back in the starting line-up for Plymouth this weekend. πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ• 7

Marcus harness

The substitute at the weekend was playing from the start tonight and had some decent moments in this game, including a long shot and a clever touch that freed Davis. He was not able to put in a full effort in the competition before being substituted, having contributed to the victory. πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ• 6

Freddy Ladabo

A frustrating night ended in ecstasy for the striker who showed real strength of character in this match. His evening started well as he pressed the ball to launch the opener, but things got more difficult as a series of chances began to beg. He was hoping to score at least one of them. Missed opportunities prompted a lot of chants of the striker’s name from the north stand, which some players may have found unhelpful, but Ladabo showed his appreciation as soon as he hit the ball into the net with an excellent finish to complete the scoring. This goal brought the biggest cheer of the night. His evening also featured some decent ties and a clever knockout header which created an opportunity for Chaplin to shoot. πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ• 7

Freddy Ladabo scores to give Town a 2-0 lead.

Freddy Ladabo scores to give Town a 2-0 lead.
– Credit: Steve Waller – stephenwaller.com

Janoy Donachin (about Davis, 64)

He was at right-back in the second half and wasn’t too bothered during his time on the field. πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ• 6

John Jules (on Chaplin, 64)

To face his father’s club, having fought the Blues to let him play, he showed some good touches. πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ• 6

Cayden Jackson (for Harness, 73)

He played on the right flank and managed to run into the Arsenal defense on several occasions. He will be in competition to start in Plymouth on Sunday. πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ• 6

Gerard Boabo (Ladabo, 85)

He made his debut in Ipswich and managed to get the ball several times, showing good strength. not available (but he still got some pizza)