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Free kick awarded for a foul by Nathan Ellington on Ben Turner. David Marshall takes the free kick.
Shot by Carlos Edwards. Andrew Taylor gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Jimmy Bullard, Header on goal by Ibrahima Sonko from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
Kevin McNaughton challenges Jay Emmanuel-Thomas unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kevin McNaughton is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Danny Collins restarts play with the free kick.
Peter Whittingham takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Danny Collins. Corner taken by Peter Whittingham, save by David Stockdale.
Keith Andrews fouled by Filip Kiss, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jimmy Bullard. Keith Andrews has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.
Don Cowie takes a shot. David Stockdale makes a save.
Reece Wabara on for Lee Bowyer.
Aron Gunnarsson takes a shot. Keith Andrews gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Don Cowie from the left by-line, save by David Stockdale. Shot from just outside the area by Peter Whittingham misses to the left of the target.
Rudy Gestede takes a shot. Save by David Stockdale.
Chance falls to Rudy Gestede who heads at goal, comfortable save by David Stockdale.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ibrahima Sonko on Filip Kiss. Ibrahima Sonko is shown a yellow card. Michael Chopra leaves the field to be replaced by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas. Don Cowie has an effort direct from the free kick.
Kevin McNaughton challenges Lee Bowyer unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jimmy Bullard.
Aaron Cresswell handles the ball and concedes a . Penalty taken left-footed by Peter Whittingham and scored. Cardiff 2-2 Ipswich.(Ipswich) makes a substitution, with Nathan Ellington coming on for Jason Scotland. (Cardiff) makes a substitution, with Joe Mason coming on for Robert Earnshaw.
Corner taken right-footed by Don Cowie, David Stockdale makes a save.
Jimmy Bullard has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Jason Scotland takes a shot. Save made by David Stockdale.
Corner taken right-footed by Don Cowie, free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Turner on Carlos Edwards. Free kick taken by David Stockdale.
Corner taken by Peter Whittingham, Filip Kiss takes a shot. David Stockdale makes a save.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Michael Chopra. David Marshall takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Hudson on Jason Scotland. Jason Scotland takes the direct free kick.
Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Don Cowie goes wide of the right-hand upright. Unfair challenge on Aron Gunnarsson by Lee Bowyer results in a free kick. Free kick taken by David Marshall.
Ben Turner challenges Grant Leadbitter unfairly and gives away a free kick. Aaron Cresswell crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jason Scotland by Ben Turner. Jimmy Bullard takes the direct free kick.
(Cardiff) makes a substitution, with Filip Kiss coming on for Craig Conway.
Michael Chopra grabs a headed goal from close range. Cardiff 1-2 Ipswich.Carlos Edwards provided the assist for the goal.
Effort on goal by Jason Scotland from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
Grant Leadbitter takes a shot. Save by David Marshall. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jimmy Bullard, clearance made by Rudy Gestede.
The referee blows for offside. Aron Gunnarsson is given a yellow card. Indirect free kick taken by David Marshall.
Jimmy Bullard takes the inswinging corner, Aron Gunnarsson makes a clearance.
Carlos Edwards fouled by Craig Conway, the ref awards a free kick. Carlos Edwards takes the direct free kick.
Shot by Michael Chopra from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
The referee blows for offside. David Marshall restarts play with the free kick.
Danny Collins fouled by Robert Earnshaw, the ref awards a free kick. Jimmy Bullard restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Don Cowie from the left by-line, clearance made by Aaron Cresswell.
Keith Andrews has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.
The referee blows for offside against Rudy Gestede. Danny Collins restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken left-footed by Peter Whittingham from the right by-line, save made by David Stockdale.
A goal is scored by Jason Scotland from just outside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Cardiff 1-1 Ipswich.Carlos Edwards provided the assist for the goal.
Robert Earnshaw is ruled offside. David Stockdale restarts play with the free kick.
Jimmy Bullard decides to take the corner short. Aaron Cresswell takes a shot. Blocked by Craig Conway.
Corner taken by Peter Whittingham, clearance by Danny Collins. Don Cowie decides to take the corner short.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Collins by Rudy Gestede. Danny Collins restarts play with the free kick.
The official flags Robert Earnshaw offside. David Stockdale takes the indirect free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Jimmy Bullard, save by David Marshall.
Rudy Gestede grabs a headed goal from close range. Cardiff 1-0 Ipswich.Assist by Aron Gunnarsson.
Michael Chopra is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by David Marshall.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Keith Andrews on Andrew Taylor. Keith Andrews receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. David Marshall restarts play with the free kick.
Effort on goal by Keith Andrews from 25 yards. Blocked by Ben Turner. Carlos Edwards has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.
Corner taken right-footed by Craig Conway from the left by-line, save made by David Stockdale.
Shot from 20 yards from Robert Earnshaw. Save by David Stockdale.
Grant Leadbitter fouled by Don Cowie, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jimmy Bullard.
Effort from deep inside the area by Robert Earnshaw misses to the right of the goal.
Effort from the edge of the area by Carlos Edwards goes wide of the left-hand post.
Jason Scotland takes a shot. Save by David Marshall.
Rudy Gestede concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Bowyer. Free kick taken by Aaron Cresswell.
Bluebirds strong for Town test
Cardiff are almost back to full strength for the clash with Ipswich.
A recent spate of injuries took out eight members of the first-team squad, but manager Malky Mackay is confident the majority of those affected will return to fitness in time for the visit of the Tractor Boys.
The long list includes midfielder Craig Conway, who has recovered from an ankle knock, strikers Rudy Gestede (hamstring) and Robert Earnshaw (thigh), and defender Andrew Taylor.
Summer signing Ben Turner is in line for a full debut after coming off the bench against Hull a fortnight ago, although Darcy Blake may start at centre-back after shrugging off a minor calf problem sustained on international duty with Wales in midweek.
The Bluebirds will leave it late to assess forward Kenny Miller's groin. Miller did not feature for Scotland during the international break, despite meeting up with his team-mates for their Euro 2012 qualifiers in Liechtenstein and Spain.
Danny Collins is expected to be fit for Ipswich but Jay Emmanuel-Thomas is a doubt.
Centre-back Collins pulled out of international duty with Wales due to a troublesome groin injury but has used the break to aid his recovery and should be okay.
Midfielder Emmanuel-Thomas, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Cardiff from Arsenal, is struggling with an ankle problem he aggravated in Town`s 3-1 victory over Brighton - their last outing prior to the international break.
On-loan right-back Reece Wabara should be in contention for his full debut having sustained minor hamstring trouble while playing for Ipswich`s reserves last week.
Striker Daryl Murphy (hamstring) and winger Lee Martin (eye) are also available having missed out of late.
Manager Paul Jewell kept faith with the same XI for four matches leading up to the break as Town took 10 points from a possible 12 and he is likely to do so again, meaning a start for Michael Chopra as he returns to the Cardiff City Stadium following his summer switch.
Whittingham spot-on for Cardiff point
Michael Chopra returned to haunt former club Cardiff but Peter Whittingham's penalty ensured Malky Mackay's men claimed a share of the spoils in a 2-2 draw against Ipswich.
Chopra had two spells with the Bluebirds, scoring 58 goals in 142 appearances, before he moved from south Wales to Suffolk for #1.5million over the summer.
His 51st-minute header put the Tractor Boys in front after Jason Scotland had cancelled out Rudy Gestede's opener.
However, Whittingham gave Cardiff the last laugh when he slotted home after Aaron Cresswell had handled in the area as the hosts ended a five-match losing run against Paul Jewell's side.
Ipswich extended their unbeaten run to five matches but it will come as scant consolation after they dominated for large periods.
Cardiff had several opportunities to snatch a win at the death but Ipswich goalkeeper David Stockdale denied Gestede and Don Cowie to ensure the spoils were shared.
Malky Mackay made five changes to the line-up that was defeated by Hull two weeks ago, with the most notable replacements coming up front where Gestede made his first league start to partner Robert Earnshaw.
In-form Ipswich came into the match looking for their third consecutive win after victories over the Seagulls and West Ham before the international break and they were unsurprisingly unchanged.
Despite making a bright start, the visitors failed to make sufficient inroads on goal, although Scotland's shot from the edge of the area did force Cardiff goalkeeper David Marshall into action early on.
Yet, in their first meaningful attack at goal, the hosts took a 19th-minute lead, with Gestede marking his maiden start with his first league goal.
Aron Gunnarsson rifled his throw-in from the left into the six-yard area, where Gestede was able to head home.
Despite taking the lead, the Bluebirds failed to capitalise and the game settled into a bit of a lull.
From out of nowhere, though, former Swansea striker Scotland levelled proceedings on the half-hour mark with a 20-yard blast that sailed into the bottom corner.
The equaliser helped the Tractor Boys settle to their task and Chopra nearly put the visitors in front shortly before the interval but his effort was narrowly wide.
Grant Leadbitter's strike from 12 yards forced Marshall to tip over the bar as Ipswich retained the initiative in the second half.
And it should have come as no surprise when Chopra gave Ipswich a well-deserved lead in the 51st minute.
Carlos Edwards' cross from the right channel was headed high into the net by Chopra - much to the chagrin of Cardiff's fans.
Cardiff pushed for an equaliser but they were almost caught on the break as Scotland forced Marshall to make another fine stop.
The Bluebirds were then given a lifeline when Cresswell appeared to handle the ball in the area and after referee Dean Whitestone deliberated with his linesman, a penalty was awarded.
Peter Whittingham made no mistake by placing his spot-kick into the bottom left corner in the 72nd minute.
With the bit between their teeth, Cardiff laid siege to the Ipswich goal and David Stockdale had to be at his best to deny Gestede from notching his second of the afternoon before Cowie also saw a header pushed wide by the Tractor Boys shot-stopper.
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