EFL League One 2019/20: Ipswich Town vs Sunderland - tactical analysis tactics
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The first matchday of League One witnessed some interesting results as the highly rated teams secured their first points of the season. Ipswich and Sunderland were two of the names that have gone through difficult ties but still able to bring home the points. These two former Championship teams faced each other at Portman Road on match week two.

Their states were quite different from each other as Ipswich were just relegated from the Championship. They struggled last season for a spot in the league but eventually fell short. However, in this window, they have shown a clear intention of returning by securing new signings like Luke Garbutt or James Norwood.

For Sunderland, this will be their second season in League One after finishing second-best in the play-offs to Charlton. They have had a very tepid transfer window with many of their key players departing, but they have brought in names such as Jordan Willis and George Dobson to bolster the squad. With a very experienced squad on his hands, Jack Ross must surely be expecting for a return to the Championship.

This tactical analysis will provide an analysis of the 1-1 draw between the two teams. Using statistics and graphs, we will point out how Sunderland’s tactics secured one point away from home.

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