Kieran McKenna has expertly guided Ipswich Town from League One to the Premier League in just two seasons.

The Tractor Boys secured their return to the top flight after 22 years, following a 2-0 victory over Huddersfield. Here’s a look back at five crucial matches that defined their remarkable journey:

Ipswich 6-0 Charlton – April 15, 2023

Ipswich demolished Charlton in a dominant display, propelling themselves to second place in League One, which they ultimately maintained. Conor Chaplin delivered a hat-trick, while substitute Freddie Ladapo added a brace, and Leif Davis sealed the rout in stoppage time. Four matches later, Ipswich secured promotion with another 6-0 victory against Exeter, with Chaplin netting twice.


Ipswich 3-2 Cardiff – September 2, 2023

Despite their flawless start to the Championship campaign being shattered by a 4-3 loss to Leeds, Ipswich rallied from 2-0 down against Cardiff to claim a memorable victory. Nathan Broadhead’s goal started the comeback, and Freddie Ladapo scored twice to seal the win, maintaining their excellent start with a fourth win in five matches.


Ipswich 2-1 Sunderland – January 13, 2024

After a rough patch, Ipswich regained their place in the top two with a vital win over Sunderland. Jack Clarke put Sunderland ahead, but Kayden Jackson equalised and Conor Chaplin’s powerful header secured three valuable points, restoring Ipswich’s promotion ambitions.

Ipswich 2-1 Sunderland

Ipswich 3-2 Southampton – April 2, 2024

Jeremy Sarmiento’s dramatic last-minute winner against Southampton sent Ipswich to the top of the table and crushed the Saints’ automatic promotion hopes. Goals from Che Adams and Adam Armstrong overturned Ipswich’s early lead, but Broadhead’s equaliser and Sarmiento’s winner, eight minutes into stoppage time, secured the win for Ipswich.

Ipswich 3-2 Southampton 

Ipswich 2-0 Huddersfield – May 4, 2024

Ipswich sealed their second straight promotion and marked their return to the Premier League with a 2-0 win over Huddersfield, relegating their opponents in the process. The Tractor Boys took the lead with a goal from Wes Burns, set up by Conor Chaplin, and Omari Hutchinson added a second to secure the victory. The celebrations continued at Portman Road as the crowd revelled in their team’s incredible achievement.

Ipswich 2-0 Huddersfield

Kieran McKenna shares his thoughts after Ipswich promotion to Premier League!

Q: Who guided Ipswich Town to back-to-back promotions?
A: Kieran McKenna expertly guided Ipswich Town from League One to the Premier League in just two seasons.

Q: How long has it been since Ipswich Town were last in the Premier League?
A: Ipswich Town have returned to the Premier League after 22 years.

Q: Which match secured Ipswich Town’s return to the Premier League?
A: Ipswich Town’s 2-0 victory over Huddersfield on May 4, 2024, secured their promotion to the Premier League.

Q: Which match saw Ipswich Town overcome a 2-0 deficit to win?
A: Ipswich Town overcame a 2-0 deficit to beat Cardiff City 3-2 on September 2, 2023.

Q: What was significant about Ipswich’s match against Charlton in April 2023?
A: Ipswich’s dominant 6-0 win over Charlton in April 2023 propelled them to second place in League One, which they maintained until they secured promotion.

Q: Which Ipswich Town player scored a dramatic last-minute winner against Southampton?
A: Jeremy Sarmiento scored a dramatic last-minute winner against Southampton on April 2, 2024.


I'm Barrie Jarrett, born in Leeds, lived over a decade in South Africa, CEO And Co Founder of Planet Sport Limited and Planet Bet Limited.

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