skip to content
Luciano Civelli crosses the ball.
Luciano Civelli comes on in place of Connor Wickham.
Jimmy Bullard takes a shot. Stephen Bywater makes a save. Jimmy Bullard decides to take the corner short.
Peter Whittingham takes the inswinging corner, Marton Fulop makes a save.
Jon Parkin replaces Michael Chopra.
Jimmy Bullard scores a goal from a long way out to the top left corner of the goal. Cardiff 0-2 Ipswich.Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tamas Priskin by Dekel Keinan.
Jason Scotland goes off and Tamas Priskin comes on. Paul Quinn leaves the field to be replaced by Darcy Blake.
Carlos Edwards takes a shot. Save made by Stephen Bywater.
Lee Martin produces a cross, Paul Quinn manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Stephen McPhail by Jimmy Bullard results in a free kick. Dekel Keinan takes the direct free kick.
Chris Burke is brought on as a substitute for Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.
David Norris is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Stephen Bywater.
Lee Martin receives a caution. Kevin McNaughton fouled by Lee Martin, the ref awards a free kick. Stephen Bywater takes the free kick.
Michael Chopra gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Grant Leadbitter. Carlos Edwards takes the direct free kick.
Michael Chopra produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.
Craig Bellamy takes a shot. Marton Fulop makes a brilliant save.
A goal is scored by Jimmy Bullard from outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Cardiff 0-1 Ipswich.
Michael Chopra produces a right-footed shot from close in that clears the bar.
The ball is sent over by Lee Martin, clearance by Kevin McNaughton.
Jimmy Bullard takes a shot from 30 yards. Dekel Keinan gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jimmy Bullard, clearance made by Peter Whittingham.
Jimmy Bullard takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Jay Bothroyd makes a clearance.
Jason Scotland takes a shot. Dekel Keinan gets a block in. Jimmy Bullard takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Jay Bothroyd.
Damien Delaney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jay Bothroyd. Paul Quinn takes the direct free kick.
Foul by Stephen McPhail on Lee Martin, free kick awarded. Jimmy Bullard crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, save made by Stephen Bywater.
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas has an effort at goal. Save by Marton Fulop. Peter Whittingham takes a inswinging corner to the near post. Stephen McPhail produces a cross, save by Marton Fulop. Michael Chopra takes a shot. Save by Marton Fulop. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Peter Whittingham from the right by-line, save by Marton Fulop.
The ball is delivered by Jay Bothroyd, Damien Delaney manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken by Craig Bellamy from the left by-line, save by Marton Fulop.
Effort from outside the penalty box by Peter Whittingham goes wide right of the target.
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas takes a shot. Marton Fulop makes a save.
Corner taken by Craig Bellamy, save by Marton Fulop.
Jason Scotland concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Quinn. Stephen Bywater takes the free kick.
Jason Scotland fouled by Stephen McPhail, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gareth McAuley.
Jay Bothroyd takes a shot. Gareth McAuley gets a block in. Corner taken by Peter Whittingham, David Norris makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Craig Bellamy from the left by-line, save made by Marton Fulop.
Craig Bellamy fouled by Lee Martin, the ref awards a free kick. Stephen McPhail takes the direct free kick.
Darren O'Dea gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Chopra. Stephen Bywater restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Carlos Edwards, clearance made by Kevin McNaughton.
Corner taken by Craig Bellamy from the left by-line played to the near post, Connor Wickham manages to make a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by Craig Bellamy, David Norris makes a clearance.
The offside flag is raised against Lee Martin. Free kick taken by Stephen Bywater.
Foul by Damien Delaney on Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, free kick awarded. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Peter Whittingham, save made by Marton Fulop.
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas takes a shot. Save by Marton Fulop. Corner from the right by-line taken by Peter Whittingham, Marton Fulop makes a save.
Darren O'Dea is brought on as a substitute for Mark Kennedy.
Jason Scotland fouled by Paul Quinn, the ref awards a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Jimmy Bullard, save made by Stephen Bywater.
Lee Martin delivers the ball, Mark Hudson makes a clearance.
Jay Bothroyd delivers a pass corner to short, clearance made by Damien Delaney.
Foul by Stephen McPhail on Carlos Edwards, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Jimmy Bullard from right channel, clearance by Dekel Keinan.
Jay Bothroyd takes a shot. Save made by Marton Fulop.
Centre by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, clearance made by Gareth McAuley.
Craig Bellamy produces a right-footed shot from a long way out which goes wide right of the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jay Bothroyd by Mark Kennedy. Peter Whittingham crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel. The assistant referee signals for offside against Dekel Keinan. Marton Fulop takes the indirect free kick.
The ball is crossed by Jay Bothroyd, clearance made by Carlos Edwards.
Lee Martin fouled by Dekel Keinan, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jimmy Bullard from right wing, clearance by Dekel Keinan.
Connor Wickham takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Hudson.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gareth McAuley by Jay Bothroyd. Jimmy Bullard restarts play with the free kick.
Effort on goal by Peter Whittingham from 25 yards. Save by Marton Fulop. Michael Chopra takes a shot. Save by Marton Fulop. Pass corner from right by-line crossed in by Peter Whittingham.
Mark Kennedy produces a cross, Dekel Keinan makes a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Craig Bellamy, Damien Delaney manages to make a clearance.
Lee Martin concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin McNaughton. Free kick crossed right-footed by Craig Bellamy, clearance made by Connor Wickham.
The ball is crossed by Kevin McNaughton, clearance by Mark Kennedy.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Grant Leadbitter on Stephen McPhail. Stephen Bywater takes the direct free kick.
Brown set for bow
Jason Brown is in line to make his Cardiff debut in the home clash with Ipswich having arrived on loan to help ease the club`s goalkeeper crisis.
The Blackburn shot-stopper has signed a one-month deal with the Bluebirds who have first-choice Tom Heaton (groin) struggling, back-up David Marshall (elbow) ruled out for the remainder of the season and youngster Jordan Santiago (finger) also ruled out.
Midfielder Aaron Ramsey has returned to Arsenal after Cardiff`s hopes of bringing him back to the club were dashed.
Jones had claimed Ramsey's return to fitness would be aided more by playing 90 minutes for the Bluebirds, but the highly-rated Wales international is in line to feature for Arsenal against Sunderland this weekend.
Seyi Olofinjana is also missing with a knee injury, while Jones will assess a number of other players nursing minor niggles.
Ipswich striker Tamas Priskin is in line for a starting role.
Paul Jewell saw his side boss the opening hour of last weekend's defeat to Portsmouth but a catalogue of wasted chances proved costly.
Teenager Connor Wickham and strike partner Jason Scotland were guilty of missing a host of opportunities, so Jewell could recall Priskin.
Midfielder Colin Healy has been ruled out with the stomach injury he sustained at QPR last month but captain David Norris made a surprise return last week and will start.
Norris was not expected back for another week or so from injuries to his ankle and knee but came through 73 minutes last weekend.
Goalkeeper Brian Murphy has stepped up his comeback from a broken ankle after coming out of plaster but Marton Fulop will continue.
Bullard and Fulop star in Town win
Jimmy Bullard's fine brace dented Cardiff's promotion ambitions as Marton Fulop produced an oustanding display to repeatedly keep City at bay and earn Ipswich a 2-0 victory in south Wales.
The Town goalkeeper single-handedly denied the hosts with a series of great saves, thwarting Arsenal loanee Jay Emmanuel-Thomas on three occasions as well as Peter Whittingham and Michael Chopra.
Whittingham saw his free-kick hit the crossbar while centre-back Dekel Keinan's first-half header was also ruled out for offside.
And Paul Jewell's side, who gave a good account of themselves despite struggling to create opportunities, showed Cardiff how it is done in style in the 67th minute as Bullard drilled a low effort past helpless debutant Stephen Bywater after good closing down from former Swansea striker Jason Scotland.
And the on-loan Hull man added a super second from distance four minutes from time, although his strike appeared to take a deflection.
Town's fifth consecutive victory over Cardiff leaves the Welsh outfit in third place having failed to capitalise on earlier results. Defeats for fellow promotion contenders Swansea and Nottingham Forest and Norwich's home draw with struggling Preston made it a very good day for leaders QPR.
The Bluebirds started brightly with plenty of sharp passing amid an open beginning to proceedings in the evening kick-off.
And Fulop had to be on top of his game early on to parry Whittingham's 25-yard drive before getting back up quickly to turn Chopra's follow-up around a post.
The majority of the 21,347 present celebrated what they thought was a Cardiff breakthrough after 19 minutes only for Keinan, who capitalised on some slack Town marking, to see his header ruled out for offside.
City's interchanging attacking play was causing plenty of problems but Ipswich were also in the game and Bullard's free-kick stung the hands of Bywater amid a spell of pressure prior to the half-hour mark.
Town defender Mark Kennedy, who swapped Cardiff for Ipswich last summer, was forced off due to a hamstring strain in the 29th minute.
And Fulop was soon called to the rescue again to tip Emmanuel-Thomas' shot around a post.
The impressive keeper was beaten in the 31st minute but Whittingham could only watch in agony as his free-kick clipped the top of the crossbar.
But it did not take long for the Hungarian stopper to deny the hosts again, using his feet to block from Emmanuel-Thomas before Whittingham drilled wide in first-half injury time.
Fulop continued where he left off at the start of the second half, producing another great reflex save to keep out the busy Emmanuel-Thomas yet again, before he denied Chopra from the resulting corner.
And his saves proved crucial in the 67th minute as Bullard lashed a great strike into the bottom corner from 25 yards after some impressive pressing from Scotland.
The goal knocked the stuffing out of Cardiff, who failed to create another chance of note.
And Bullard doubled his tally for the afternoon from distance in the 86th minute, before coming close to a hat-trick with an 18-yard effort which forced Bywater into action.
© 2004 - 2014 football.co.uk