Ipswich 2-0 Cardiff

18 September 2010 03:53
Ipswich leap-frogged Cardiff into second place after a Jason Scotland strike and an Adam Matthews own goal sealed the win for the Tractor Boys.The visitors were on top in the opening exchanges, but Roy Keane's side took a stranglehold midway through the first-half that they did not surrender. [LNB]Matthews sent a powerful header into his own net from Carlos Edwards' cross in the 62nd minute at Portman Road. [LNB]And striker Scotland produced a low shot finish following a break-out. [LNB]After Keane's side got into their stride, the Bluebirds, without injured skipper Craig Bellamy, were regularly under pressure, particularly whenever Connor Wickham was anywhere near the ball. [LNB]The 17-year-old was making his first appearance of the season and his battle with Cardiff defender Gabor Gyepes was one of the game's combative highlights.[LNB] [LNB][LNB]Jones laments moment of madness[LNB]The Ipswich man was yellow-carded for a late, clumsy first-half challenge on Lee Naylor and he risked a second after the break by bringing Gyepes down. [LNB]But as Wickham gradually got the better of his man, so the hosts took an increasing grip on the game. [LNB]Gareth McCauley's flicked on header bounced harmlessly past David Marshall's far post and as Ipswich's pressure increased, Wickham created a great chance, but was unable to capitalise on the rebound. [LNB]Marshall pulled off a brilliant save after Wickham proved too strong for Gyepes and Mark Hudson, the keeper pushing the shot off the floor and over the bar.[LNB] [LNB][LNB]Pressure took toll - Keane[LNB]But despite all of Ipswich's Wickham-inspired efforts and Cardiff's resolute defence, the opening goal was stylish if unfortunate for 18-year-old Matthews. [LNB]Edwards sent what seemed a harmless cross into the Cardiff box and Matthews met it with a header timed to perfection for the own goal. [LNB]Peter Whittingham found his path blocked as Cardiff upped their efforts and Jay Bothroyd was also denied before ex-Swansea City player Scotland finished off a break-out with a well-taken, low drive from close range. [LNB]Marton Fulop got a hand to a Whittingham header as Cardiff sought an immediate response and Chris Burke fired over the top in time added on. [LNB][LNB] Live text and stats  [LNB] Saturday, 18 September 2010[LNB] Npower Championship[LNB] Home Team Score Away Team Time Ipswich 2-0 Cardiff FT (HT 0-0) Matthews (og) 62 Scotland 74 Ipswich 21 Fulop 04 McAuley 20 Smith 23 Eastman 48 O'Dea 06 Leadbitter 07 Edwards 08 Norris 17 Townsend (Peters 53) 09 Wickham yellow card (Priskin 83) 10 Scotland (Healy 77) Substitutes 01 Murphy, 02 Peters, 19 Hyam, 24 Healy, 39 Kennedy, 16 Priskin, 28 Murray Cardiff 01 Marshall 02 McNaughton (Matthews 46) 03 Naylor 05 Hudson 06 Gyepes 07 Whittingham 10 McPhail yellow card (Rae 46) 11 Burke 23 Blake 09 Bothroyd (Koumas 77) 17 Keogh Substitutes 22 Heaton, 14 Quinn, 04 Rae, 19 Koumas, 27 Matthews, 28 Wildig, 49 Jarvis Ref: GrahamAtt: 22,599 IPSWICH CARDIFF Possession Ipswich 45% Cardiff 55% Attempts on target Ipswich 7 Cardiff 3 Attempts off target Ipswich 7 Cardiff 3 Corners Ipswich 4 Cardiff 6 Fouls Ipswich 9 Cardiff 5 Final Result Full Time 90:00+4:36 The referee signals the end of the game. 90:00+3:58 The ball is sent over by Jason Koumas, Chris Burke produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar. 90:00+3:21 Carlos Edwards gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Naylor. David Marshall restarts play with the free kick. 90:00+3:07 Centre by Carlos Edwards, clearance made by Adam Matthews. 90:00+0:34 The official flags Peter Whittingham offside. Marton Fulop takes the free kick. 90:00+0:20 Centre by Chris Burke, blocked by Darren O'Dea. 87:32 Centre by Carlos Edwards, Colin Healy takes a shot. Save by David Marshall. 87:09 The ball is sent over by Adam Matthews, clearance by Tommy Smith. 86:36 The ball is swung over by Darcy Blake, clearance by Tom Eastman. 84:58 Andrew Keogh is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Marton Fulop. 83:44 Adam Matthews produces a cross, Gareth McAuley makes a clearance. 82:02 Marton Fulop takes the free kick. 82:02 Substitution Tamas Priskin is brought on as a substitute for Connor Wickham. 82:02 The assistant referee signals for offside against Andrew Keogh. 79:51 The ball is sent over by Carlos Edwards, Lee Naylor gets a block in. 78:14 Unfair challenge on Carlos Edwards by Adam Matthews results in a free kick. Grant Leadbitter delivers the ball, Jaime Peters has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar. 76:49 Free kick taken by Gareth McAuley. 76:49 Substitution Colin Healy joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jason Scotland. 76:49 Substitution (Cardiff) makes a substitution, with Jason Koumas coming on for Jay Bothroyd. 76:49 The offside flag is raised against Andrew Keogh. 74:43 The ball is delivered by Chris Burke, Peter Whittingham takes a shot. Save by Marton Fulop. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Peter Whittingham from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by David Norris. 73:25 The assist for the goal came from Tom Eastman. 73:25 GOAL - Jason Scotland:Ipswich 2 - 0 Cardiff Jason Scotland scores a goal from deep inside the penalty box high into the middle of the goal. Ipswich 2-0 Cardiff. 72:53 A cross is delivered by Lee Naylor, clearance made by Grant Leadbitter. 70:11 Carlos Edwards sends in a cross, blocked by Lee Naylor. 69:30 Andrew Keogh is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Marton Fulop. 67:56 Carlos Edwards fouled by Peter Whittingham, the ref awards a free kick. Marton Fulop restarts play with the free kick. 67:07 Mark Hudson crosses the ball. 63:06 Lee Naylor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Carlos Edwards. Grant Leadbitter delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Jay Bothroyd makes a clearance. 62:42 Grant Leadbitter takes a shot from 35 yards. Save made by David Marshall. 61:18 GOAL - Adam Matthews:Ipswich 1 - 0 Cardiff Own goal by Adam Matthews. Ipswich 1-0 Cardiff. 60:07 The offside flag is raised against Peter Whittingham. Marton Fulop takes the indirect free kick. 59:23 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gabor Gyepes by Jason Scotland. Direct free kick taken by Lee Naylor. 54:55 Connor Wickham takes a shot. David Marshall makes a save. Inswinging corner taken by Grant Leadbitter from the left by-line, clearance by Mark Hudson. Jaime Peters takes a shot from close in clearing the crossbar. 54:16 Foul by Jaime Peters on Gabor Gyepes, free kick awarded. David Marshall takes the free kick. 52:48 Substitution (Ipswich) makes a substitution, with Jaime Peters coming on for Andros Townsend. 51:59 Carlos Edwards produces a cross, Gabor Gyepes manages to make a clearance. 49:56 Free kick awarded for a foul by Connor Wickham on Lee Naylor. David Marshall takes the direct free kick. 49:11 Effort from outside the penalty area by Peter Whittingham goes wide left of the target. 47:49 The ball is sent over by Carlos Edwards, Connor Wickham takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Hudson. 47:08 Close range header by Gareth McAuley goes wide of the left-hand upright. 46:02 Foul by Connor Wickham on Gabor Gyepes, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Lee Naylor. 45:01 The game restarts for the second half. 45:01 Substitution Adam Matthews replaces Kevin McNaughton. 45:01 Substitution Gavin Rae comes on in place of Stephen McPhail. Half Time 45:00+1:10 The referee calls an end to the first half. 44:44 Shot by Stephen McPhail. Blocked by Gareth McAuley. 44:33 The ball is delivered by Chris Burke, Tommy Smith manages to make a clearance. 42:22 The offside flag is raised against Chris Burke. Tom Eastman restarts play with the free kick. 42:10 Chris Burke delivers the ball, Darren O'Dea makes a clearance. 40:52 Andros Townsend sends in a cross, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Connor Wickham goes harmlessly over the crossbar. 40:18 Corner taken by Andros Townsend. 40:03 Connor Wickham produces a drilled left-footed shot from 12 yards. Gabor Gyepes gets a block in. 39:13 Direct free kick taken by David Marshall. 39:13 Booking Connor Wickham receives a caution. 39:08 Foul by Connor Wickham on Lee Naylor, free kick awarded. 38:24 Handball by Chris Burke. Indirect free kick taken by Grant Leadbitter. 36:33 Carlos Edwards produces a drilled left-footed shot from 25 yards. Gabor Gyepes gets a block in. 35:02 Grant Leadbitter restarts play with the free kick. 35:02 Booking Booking for Stephen McPhail. 34:53 Foul by Stephen McPhail on Jason Scotland, free kick awarded. 33:06 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jason Scotland by Gabor Gyepes. Andros Townsend has a direct shot on goal from the free kick. 32:39 Jay Bothroyd is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Marton Fulop takes the indirect free kick. 32:02 The referee penalises David Norris for handball. Lee Naylor restarts play with the free kick. 31:50 Connor Wickham takes a shot. David Marshall makes a comfortable save. 30:57 Inswinging corner taken by Grant Leadbitter from the left by-line played to the near post, Stephen McPhail manages to make a clearance. 30:00 The offside flag is raised against Jay Bothroyd. Indirect free kick taken by Marton Fulop. 26:16 The referee gives a free kick against Peter Whittingham for handball. Marton Fulop restarts play with the free kick. 25:42 Peter Whittingham fouled by Connor Wickham, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by David Marshall. 22:59 The official flags Jay Bothroyd offside. Grant Leadbitter restarts play with the free kick. 21:00 Jay Bothroyd is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Marton Fulop. 19:44 Peter Whittingham takes a corner. 19:35 The ball is crossed by Chris Burke, Darren O'Dea gets a block in. Correction - 17:27 The referee blows for offside. Tom Eastman takes the indirect free kick. 17:27 The assistant referee signals for offside against Andrew Keogh. Free kick taken by Tom Eastman. 17:10 The ball is swung over by Lee Naylor, blocked by Tom Eastman. 16:16 Long distance effort from Carlos Edwards misses to the left of the goal. 15:54 The ball is crossed by Chris Burke, Grant Leadbitter makes a clearance. 11:59 Grant Leadbitter takes a outswinging corner to the near post. 11:21 Corner taken left-footed by Peter Whittingham from the right by-line, Marton Fulop makes a comfortable save. 11:13 The ball is sent over by Chris Burke, clearance made by Connor Wickham. 10:43 Corner taken left-footed by Peter Whittingham to the near post, clearance by David Norris. 10:34 Chris Burke sends in a cross, clearance made by Tommy Smith. 8:31 Shot from deep inside the area by Jay Bothroyd clears the bar. 7:57 Gareth McAuley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jay Bothroyd. Free kick crossed left-footed by Peter Whittingham. 3:54 Shot by Lee Naylor. Blocked by Gareth McAuley. 1:10 Lee Naylor fouled by Carlos Edwards, the ref awards a free kick. Peter Whittingham crosses the ball in from the free kick, Darren O'Dea manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Peter Whittingham, Gareth McAuley manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Chris Burke. 0:00 The referee gets the game started. Live text and data provided by The Press Association.[LNB]

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