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Jason Koumas sends in a cross, Effort on goal by Chris Burke from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Carlos Edwards challenges Lee Naylor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Marshall.
The ball is swung over by Carlos Edwards, Adam Matthews makes a clearance.
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Marton Fulop.
Chris Burke crosses the ball, blocked by Darren O'Dea.
Carlos Edwards crosses the ball, Colin Healy takes a shot. Save made by David Marshall.
The ball is swung over by Adam Matthews, clearance by Tommy Smith.
Centre by Darcy Blake, Tom Eastman manages to make a clearance.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Andrew Keogh. Marton Fulop takes the free kick.
The ball is delivered by Adam Matthews, Gareth McAuley manages to make a clearance.
The referee blows for offside against Andrew Keogh. Connor Wickham leaves the field to be replaced by Tamas Priskin. Free kick taken by Marton Fulop.
The ball is delivered by Carlos Edwards, Lee Naylor gets a block in.
Carlos Edwards fouled by Adam Matthews, the ref awards a free kick. The ball is delivered by Grant Leadbitter, Jaime Peters produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar.
The official flags Andrew Keogh offside. Jay Bothroyd goes off and Jason Koumas comes on. Colin Healy comes on in place of Jason Scotland. Gareth McAuley takes the free kick.
The ball is delivered by Chris Burke, Peter Whittingham takes a shot. Save made by Marton Fulop. Peter Whittingham takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, David Norris manages to make a clearance.
Jason Scotland finds the net with a goal from inside the box high into the middle of the goal. Ipswich 2-0 Cardiff.The assist for the goal came from Tom Eastman.
A cross is delivered by Lee Naylor, Grant Leadbitter manages to make a clearance.
Carlos Edwards delivers the ball, blocked by Lee Naylor.
The offside flag is raised against Andrew Keogh. Free kick taken by Marton Fulop.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Peter Whittingham on Carlos Edwards. Marton Fulop takes the free kick.
Centre by Mark Hudson.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Carlos Edwards by Lee Naylor. Free kick crossed right-footed by Grant Leadbitter from right wing, Jay Bothroyd makes a clearance.
Grant Leadbitter takes a shot. David Marshall makes a save.
Adam Matthews heads into his own net. Ipswich 1-0 Cardiff.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Peter Whittingham. Free kick taken by Marton Fulop.
Foul by Jason Scotland on Gabor Gyepes, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Lee Naylor.
Connor Wickham takes a shot. Save made by David Marshall. Corner taken right-footed by Grant Leadbitter, Mark Hudson manages to make a clearance. Shot by Jaime Peters from inside the six-yard box clear the bar.
Unfair challenge on Gabor Gyepes by Jaime Peters results in a free kick. David Marshall takes the free kick.
Andros Townsend leaves the field to be replaced by Jaime Peters.
Carlos Edwards delivers the ball, Gabor Gyepes manages to make a clearance.
Connor Wickham challenges Lee Naylor unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Marshall takes the free kick.
Peter Whittingham has an effort at goal from outside the box which misses left.
A cross is delivered by Carlos Edwards, Connor Wickham takes a shot. Mark Hudson gets a block in.
Gareth McAuley has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Connor Wickham gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gabor Gyepes. Direct free kick taken by Lee Naylor.
(Cardiff) makes a substitution, with Gavin Rae coming on for Stephen McPhail. Adam Matthews is brought on as a substitute for Kevin McNaughton.
Stephen McPhail takes a shot. Gareth McAuley gets a block in.
The ball is crossed by Chris Burke, Tommy Smith manages to make a clearance.
Chris Burke is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Tom Eastman.
The ball is crossed by Chris Burke, clearance made by Darren O'Dea.
Andros Townsend delivers the ball, Connor Wickham produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.
Inswinging corner taken by Andros Townsend.
Drilled left-footed shot by Connor Wickham. Gabor Gyepes gets a block in.
Unfair challenge on Lee Naylor by Connor Wickham results in a free kick. The referee shows Connor Wickham a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by David Marshall.
Chris Burke is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Grant Leadbitter.
Carlos Edwards takes a shot. Blocked by Gabor Gyepes.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen McPhail on Jason Scotland. Stephen McPhail goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Grant Leadbitter takes the free kick.
Gabor Gyepes challenges Jason Scotland unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andros Townsend fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Jay Bothroyd. Indirect free kick taken by Marton Fulop.
David Norris is adjudged to have handled the ball. Lee Naylor takes the indirect free kick.
Connor Wickham takes a shot. Save made by David Marshall.
Corner taken right-footed by Grant Leadbitter to the near post, clearance by Stephen McPhail.
Jay Bothroyd is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Marton Fulop.
The referee gives a free kick against Peter Whittingham for handball. Indirect free kick taken by Marton Fulop.
Connor Wickham concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Whittingham. Direct free kick taken by David Marshall.
The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Grant Leadbitter.
Jay Bothroyd is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Marton Fulop.
Corner taken by Peter Whittingham.
Chris Burke sends in a cross, blocked by Darren O'Dea.
Andrew Keogh is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Tom Eastman.
Andrew Keogh is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Tom Eastman.
The ball is swung over by Lee Naylor, Tom Eastman gets a block in.
Carlos Edwards produces a right-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the target.
Chris Burke delivers the ball, Grant Leadbitter makes a clearance.
Grant Leadbitter takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.
Corner taken left-footed by Peter Whittingham from the right by-line, save made by Marton Fulop.
Chris Burke crosses the ball, clearance made by Connor Wickham.
Corner taken by Peter Whittingham from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by David Norris.
Centre by Chris Burke, clearance made by Tommy Smith.
Effort from deep inside the area by Jay Bothroyd clears the bar.
Gareth McAuley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jay Bothroyd. Peter Whittingham delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing.
Lee Naylor takes a shot from 25 yards. Blocked by Gareth McAuley.
Carlos Edwards challenges Lee Naylor unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Peter Whittingham from left wing, clearance by Darren O'Dea. Corner taken left-footed by Peter Whittingham, Gareth McAuley makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Chris Burke.
The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.
The players leave the pitch at half time.
The second half begins.
The referee ends the match.
Wickham in line for start
Ipswich manager Roy Keane could revert to 4-4-2 for the visit of Cardiff.
Keane fielded Jason Scotland as a lone striker against Championship leaders QPR in midweek but saw Neil Warnock's outfit romp to a 3-0 win - Town's first league defeat of the season.
Teenager Connor Wickham came on as a half-time substitute and could be handed his first start of the season alongside Scotland after making a swift recovery from an ankle injury sustained in pre-season.
Shane O'Connor is out with a hamstring problem while long-term absentees Luciano Civelli (knee) and Damien Delaney (blood clot) are close to a return after resuming training and playing for the reserves.
On-loan Celtic defender Darren O'Dea missed the QPR defeat with a recurrence of his knee injury and is unlikely to return so Mark Kennedy will start at left-back against the side he left in the summer.
Boss Dave Jones hopes his injury-hit ranks will receive a timely boost ahead of the trip having seen his fatigued squad lose their unbeaten record at Leicester in midweek.
The Bluebirds were without as many as five key players for the 2-1 defeat at the Walkers Stadium after which Jones admitted: "If I get two of the five back for Ipswich I'd be happy."
Strikers Craig Bellamy (knee) and Jay Bothroyd (calf) and midfielder Seyi Olofinjana (thigh) are all likely to undergo late fitness tests and could feature at Portman Road.
But Danny Drinkwater (thigh) and Michael Chopra (ankle) will definitely miss out against a Town side who also saw their unbeaten start to the season undone in midweek courtesy of a 3-0 reverse at home to early league leaders QPR.
Town on the up
Ipswich replaced Cardiff in second place in the npower Championship with a deserved 2-0 victory at Portman Road.
Roy Keane's side and Cardiff both lost their unbeaten records on Tuesday night, but it was the Tractor Boys who showed a positive response with Dave Jones' side struggling, missing the presence of injured skipper Craig Bellamy.
Cardiff had made a bright start but Ipswich kicked into life just before half-time and were dominant after the break, with an own goal from Adam Matthews and Jason Scotland's second goal for Town giving the home side a deserved victory.
The Bluebirds made a positive start and leading scorer Jay Bothroyd had a chance to mark his return to the side with an early goal, but the striker blazed over the crossbar from 12 yards out.
Carlos Edwards tried his luck from long range but the Ipswich winger was never going to trouble Cardiff goalkeeper David Marshall.
Cardiff were on top but the Welsh side struggled to create changes and Ipswich striker Connor Wickham, making his first start for the home side this season, had a chance to open the scoring after 31 minutes only for the highly-rated teenager to head straight at Marshall.
And as Ipswich finally got into their stride, Wickham had another two opportunities just before the break, but first Cardiff centre-half Gabor Gyepes intervened with a timely block and then the Ipswich frontman headed over the bar after being picked out by Andros Townsend.
Cardiff manager Jones made two changes at half-time, with Gavin Rae replacing Stephen McPhail in midfield and Matthews on for Kevin McNaughton at full-back.
Wickham was proving to be a handful for the Cardiff defence and Mark Hudson did well to block another shot from the youngster two minutes into the second half, just after Ipswich centre-half Gareth McAuley had headed wide from close range.
The Bluebirds were on the back foot and Marshall had to be alert to deny Wickham before substitute Jaime Peters somehow fired over the bar from just six yards out.
But Ipswich were gifted the lead after 61 minutes when teenage defender Matthews headed into his own goal from six yards out.
Grant Leadbitter had a speculative strike from 35 yards out a minute later, but Marshall gathered comfortably.
But it was no surprise when the second goal came after 73 minutes when Tom Eastman crossed for Scotland, who produced a clinical right-foot finish high into the roof of the net.
Cardiff almost pulled a goal back straight away when Chris Burke picked out Peter Whittingham, but the midfielder's header was tipped over the bar by the agile Fulop.
Peters could have added a third with 12 minutes remaining, heading over from six yards out, but the points were already in the bag for Keane's side.
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