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ANDREWS ON DOUBLE AS BOYS DAZZLE.

Byline: MICHAEL MORGAN

BARNSLEY 3

Davies (pen) 14, 89, Vaz Te 39

IPSWICH 5

Andrews 46, 49, Collins 66, Chopra 68, Scotland 83

PAUL JEWELL is still clinging tigerishly to his job as Ipswich boss.

Jewell's turbulent 11-month reign at Portman Road would have come under the heaviest scrutiny yet if the tottering Tractor Boys had crashed to defeat at Oakwell.

An eighth league defeat on the spin might well have signalled the end for the former Bradford, Sheffield Wednesday, Wigan and Derby chief at the Suffolk outfit.

And that looked to be well on the cards as rampant Barnsley surged into a two-goal interval lead, which threatened to leave Town down among the relegation strugglers.

But a sensational fight-back after the break saw Jewell's braves haul themselves off the canvas and bury the Tykes under an avalanche of five stunning goals.

The tearaway Tykes began in sparkling style. The opener arrived on 14 minutes after David Stockdale dashed from his line to recklessly bring down Danny Drinkwater as the midfielder closed on goal. Up stepped joint leading scorer Craig Davies (above) to rifle home the penalty.

Midfield creator Drinkwater, on loan from Manchester United, was hurt in the collision with Stockdale and hobbled off.

A Jacob Butterfield corner was arrowed into the box and Ricardo Vaz Te headed home for 2-0.

Town had barely posed any kind of attacking threat throughout the opening 45 minutes. But, within 24 seconds of the restart, skipper Keith Andrews hauled his side back into the contest with a sweet strike from 20-yards.

And then, with the home defence still trying to regain their composure, the Republic of Ireland international undid them again - this time with a bullet of a header from Aaron Cresswell's cross.

The resurgent Suffolk side now had their tails well and truly up, and they completed an astonishing turnaround - by grabbing two more goals in the space of three minutes midway through the half.

Danny Collins headed home his side's third from Lee Martin's 66th minute corner, and then Michael Chopra drilled home the fourth with a low drive which went in off the inside of the far post.

Jason Scotland slotted in Town's fifth on 83 minutes before Davies grabbed Barnsley's third with a 25-yard free kick seven minutes from time.

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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Dec 11, 2011
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