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  • Date:18 Feb 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Portman Road
  • Attendance:17,032
  • Martin (20) Chopra (47)
    Martin (72)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93mins

The offside flag is raised against Jason Scotland. Free kick taken by David Marshall.

92mins

The offside flag is raised against Haris Vuckic. Arran Lee-Barrett takes the indirect free kick.

92mins

Centre by Jimmy Bullard, Andrew Taylor makes a clearance.

91mins

Ben Turner sends in a cross. The assistant referee signals for offside against Haris Vuckic. Grant Leadbitter is brought on as a substitute for Jay Emmanuel-Thomas. Arran Lee-Barrett takes the free kick.

90mins

Jason Scotland takes a shot. Save by David Marshall.

89mins

Jimmy Bullard replaces Lee Martin.

88mins

The ball is sent over by Andrew Taylor, Aron Gunnarsson takes a shot. Save by Arran Lee-Barrett.

86mins

Effort on goal by Lee Martin from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

85mins

The referee penalises Joe Mason for handball. Arran Lee-Barrett restarts play with the free kick.

84mins

Michael Chopra crosses the ball. Jason Scotland is brought on as a substitute for Michael Chopra.

81mins

Peter Whittingham has an effort at goal. Save by Arran Lee-Barrett.

80mins

Aaron Cresswell delivers the ball. The referee blows for offside against Michael Chopra. David Marshall restarts play with the free kick.

80mins

Short corner taken by Andy Drury.

79mins

The ball is sent over by Daryl Murphy, Don Cowie manages to make a clearance.

78mins

Anthony Gerrard goes off and Darcy Blake comes on.

76mins

Unfair challenge on Aron Gunnarsson by Luke Hyam results in a free kick. Luke Hyam goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Peter Whittingham takes the free kick.

73mins

Daryl Murphy produces a cross. Lee Martin gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Ipswich 3-0 Cardiff.Corner taken right-footed by Don Cowie from the left by-line, Anthony Gerrard produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar.

70mins

Shot by Lee Martin. Save by David Marshall. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas takes a shot.

67mins

Daryl Murphy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony Gerrard. Direct free kick taken by David Marshall.

65mins

The ball is delivered by Don Cowie, Header by Ben Turner from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

65mins

Corner taken by Don Cowie from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.

64mins

Andrew Taylor delivers the ball, Carlos Edwards gets a block in.

64mins

Aaron Cresswell crosses the ball, clearance made by Anthony Gerrard.

63mins

The ball is sent over by Andrew Taylor. Haris Vuckic takes a shot. Blocked by Tommy Smith.

62mins

The referee blows for offside against Kenny Miller. Free kick taken by Arran Lee-Barrett.

61mins

Centre by Aron Gunnarsson.

61mins

Daryl Murphy sends in a cross, save by David Marshall.

59mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Don Cowie, Carlos Edwards manages to make a clearance.

59mins

The ball is sent over by Andrew Taylor, Luke Hyam manages to make a clearance.

58mins

Michael Chopra is flagged offside by the assistant referee. David Marshall restarts play with the free kick.

57mins

Aron Gunnarsson sends in a cross, blocked by Damien Delaney.

55mins

Aaron Cresswell delivers the ball, Peter Whittingham manages to make a clearance.

55mins

Handball by Michael Chopra. Peter Whittingham takes the direct free kick.

54mins

Aaron Cresswell takes a shot. David Marshall makes a save. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Mason by Aaron Cresswell. Haris Vuckic comes on in place of Filip Kiss. Peter Whittingham restarts play with the free kick.

53mins

The ball is crossed by Carlos Edwards, Anthony Gerrard manages to make a clearance.

51mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Andy Drury, Close range header by Tommy Smith misses to the right of the target.

49mins

Joe Mason challenges Jay Emmanuel-Thomas unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Lee Martin.

49mins

Luke Hyam fouled by Peter Whittingham, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Aaron Cresswell.

47mins

Carlos Edwards delivers the ball, Michael Chopra finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the top right corner of the goal. Ipswich 2-0 Cardiff.Assist on the goal came from Carlos Edwards.

45mins

Michael Chopra is flagged offside by the assistant referee. David Marshall takes the direct free kick.

44mins

Anthony Gerrard gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Chopra. Aaron Cresswell takes the free kick.

44mins

The ball is swung over by Kevin McNaughton, Tommy Smith makes a clearance.

43mins

Foul by Lee Martin on Peter Whittingham, free kick awarded. David Marshall restarts play with the free kick.

42mins

The referee blows for offside against Kenny Miller. Carlos Edwards takes the free kick.

42mins

The ball is crossed by Michael Chopra, clearance by Peter Whittingham.

41mins

Don Cowie is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Arran Lee-Barrett.

40mins

The ball is crossed by Lee Martin, Anthony Gerrard gets a block in.

39mins

The ball is crossed by Andrew Taylor, save by Arran Lee-Barrett.

39mins

Andrew Taylor sends in a cross, clearance made by Damien Delaney.

39mins

The ball is sent over by Andrew Taylor, clearance by Andy Drury.

35mins

The ball is swung over by Aaron Cresswell.

33mins

Peter Whittingham takes a shot. Save made by Arran Lee-Barrett.

30mins

Andy Drury delivers the ball.

30mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Hyam by Aron Gunnarsson. Andy Drury takes the free kick.

29mins

Daryl Murphy delivers the ball.

26mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aron Gunnarsson by Michael Chopra. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Peter Whittingham, Aaron Cresswell manages to make a clearance.

22mins

Shot from deep inside the area by Lee Martin clears the crossbar.

20mins

The ball is sent over by Daryl Murphy, Lee Martin scores a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Ipswich 1-0 Cardiff.Assist on the goal came from Daryl Murphy.

20mins

Daryl Murphy crosses the ball, Ben Turner makes a clearance.

18mins

Michael Chopra concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Taylor. Don Cowie takes the free kick.

17mins

Don Cowie takes a shot. Damien Delaney gets a block in. Peter Whittingham takes the inswinging corner, Damien Delaney makes a clearance.

17mins

Centre by Joe Mason, clearance made by Damien Delaney.

16mins

The offside flag is raised against Kenny Miller. Arran Lee-Barrett takes the free kick.

16mins

Andrew Taylor has an effort at goal. Arran Lee-Barrett makes a save.

15mins

The ball is crossed by Don Cowie.

12mins

Short corner taken by Don Cowie.

11mins

Peter Whittingham takes the inswinging corner, Daryl Murphy makes a clearance.

9mins

Foul by Arran Lee-Barrett on Joe Mason, free kick awarded. Arran Lee-Barrett receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Peter Whittingham has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

8mins

The ball is sent over by Don Cowie, Daryl Murphy makes a clearance.

7mins

Peter Whittingham sends in a cross, Luke Hyam manages to make a clearance.

7mins

Short corner worked by Peter Whittingham.

6mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Don Cowie from the left by-line, Tommy Smith manages to make a clearance.

6mins

Kenny Miller sends in a cross, clearance made by Damien Delaney.

6mins

Lee Martin takes a shot. Anthony Gerrard gets a block in.

3mins

The offside flag is raised against Kenny Miller. Arran Lee-Barrett takes the indirect free kick.

2mins

The ball is delivered by Daryl Murphy, Anthony Gerrard makes a clearance.

1mins

Ben Turner challenges Michael Chopra unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas takes the direct free kick. Andy Drury takes a shot.

Match Preview

Chopra ready to face Bluebirds Ipswich striker Michael Chopra has shrugged of a slight knock to be fit to face former club Cardiff. Chopra was forced off as a precaution in the 79th minute of the Tractor Boys' 1-0 win at Portsmouth on Tuesday, in which he found the net for the fourth time in three games. But he has since resumed full training and is looking to register the winning goal for a third successive match against the club he left last summer. Elsewhere, manager Paul Jewell has no new injury or suspension problems and is likely to stick with the same XI who triumphed at Fratton Park. Damien Delaney replaced the injured Ibrahima Sonko in defence as the only change to the XI who started last Saturday's abandoned game against Middlesbrough. Sonko (dislocated rib) has now resumed light training although it is not yet known when he will return to first-team action. Midfielder Lee Bowyer (groin) is fit once again but may struggle to break into the matchday 16. Cardiff may not be able to call on Stephen McPhail. Midfielder McPhail has turned to doctors to help control the onset of his Sjogren's Syndrome and, having missed the Bluebirds' last three matches, he is likely to be absent once more this weekend. Manager Malky Mackay could revert to a 4-5-1 formation at Portman Road, meaning either on-loan forward Haris Vuckic or Rudy Gestede - both of whom scored in the 3-1 victory over Peterborough last time out - would drop to the bench, with Kenny Miller occupying the lone striker's role. Craig Conway is pushing for a recall after coming on as a substitute against Posh in midweek, while Mackay is still waiting on the return of centre-back and captain Mark Hudson from a calf strain.

Formation:4411Manager: Paul Jewell

Ipswich

Formation: 451Manager: Malky Mackay

Cardiff

  • Arran Lee-Barrett
  • Carlos Edwards
  • Tommy Smith
  • Damien Delaney
  • Aaron Cresswell
  • Jay Emmanuel-Thomas
  • Luke Hyam
  • Andy Drury
  • Daryl Murphy
  • Lee Martin
  • Michael Chopra
  • SUBS
  • Alex McCarthy
  • Grant Leadbitter
  • Jason Scotland
  • Jimmy Bullard
  • Jack Ainsley

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Match Report

Bluebirds' wings are clipped Cardiff suffered a deflating defeat ahead of next weekend's Carling Cup final as their npower Championship promotion charge received a setback with a 3-0 defeat at Ipswich. The Bluebirds will head into the Wembley showpiece against Liverpool on the back of a reverse to a resurgent Town side, who recorded a fourth successive league victory for the first time since 2004 under Joe Royle. It could have been so different following a controversial ninth-minute incident in which Ipswich goalkeeper Arran Lee-Barrett was lucky to avoid a red card for bringing down Joe Mason outside the area. Lee Martin soon took full advantage of the let-off to send the Suffolk club into the lead against the run of play with a well-taken finish. In-form marksman Michael Chopra doubled the lead minutes after the interval with his fifth goal in four games and his second this season against the club he left last summer. Martin then grabbed his second and Town's third to ensure a miserable 40th birthday tomorrow for Bluebirds boss Malky Mackay, although the Scot's mood could be a much happier one next Sunday should his side cause an upset in the capital. Chopra shook off a slight calf strain to start, with Paul Jewell naming an unchanged 16 from the side who triumphed 1-0 at crisis club Portsmouth in midweek. Cardiff, meanwhile, brought Mason and Filip Kiss into the XI who saw off Peterborough 3-1 on Tuesday, securing the Welsh club's first win in four games since booking their place at Wembley. The first real talking point of the encounter came after nine minutes. Town keeper Lee-Barrett hauled down Mason outside the penalty area but, after lengthy deliberation by referee Simon Hooper, escaped with merely a booking. Cardiff had certainly started the better of the two sides, enjoying five corners inside the opening 17 minutes. But they were made to pay the price for failing to convert their dominance into goals as Town took an undeserved lead, Daryl Murphy's pass from the byline finding Martin, who stroked the ball into the bottom corner. The Town midfielder wasted a great chance for a second just over a minute later, before Lee-Barrett escaped again at the other end as he cleared Peter Whittingham strike off his goal-line at the second attempt. Ipswich became more involved following their breakthrough but it remained Cardiff who marginally enjoyed the better of proceedings. There was a five-minute delay to the second half but the majority of the 17,032 present were soon celebrating an Ipswich second. Carlos Edwards' superb cross from the right found its way to Chopra and the striker did the rest from close range. Town started the second half much the brighter, Aaron Cresswell stinging the gloves of David Marshall. But Cardiff gradually restored their first-half dominance and Ben Turner headed a good chance wide which could have sparked a comeback from the visitors. Yet that was soon put to bed as Martin made it 3-0, again against the run of play, with his fifth of the season from close range.

Form Guide

    LDLWWW
  • Ipswich
  • VS
  • Cardiff
  • DWDLLW

Last Meetings

  • Cardiff
  • 2 - 2
  • Ipswich
  • 15/10/2011
  • Cardiff
  • 0 - 2
  • Ipswich
  • 05/03/2011
  • Ipswich
  • 2 - 0
  • Cardiff
  • 18/09/2010
  • Ipswich
  • 2 - 0
  • Cardiff
  • 09/03/2010
  • Cardiff
  • 1 - 2
  • Ipswich
  • 29/11/2009
  • Cardiff
  • 0 - 3
  • Ipswich
  • 25/04/2009

Top Scorers

Ipswich

  • M Chopra 11
  • J Scotland 4
  • J Emmanuel-Thomas 4
  • L Bowyer 2
  • D Murphy 2
  • L Martin 2
  • J Carson 2
  • J Bullard 1
  • I Sonko 1
  • A Drury 1
  • T Smith 1

Cardiff

  • K Miller 9
  • P Whittingham 6
  • AE Gunnarsson 5
  • J Mason 5
  • R Earnshaw 3
  • D Cowie 3
  • M Hudson 3
  • C Conway 3
  • R Gestede 2
  • A Taylor 1
  • A Gerrard 1
  • B Turner 1
  • F Kiss 1
  • H Vuckic 1
  • J Ralls 1

Goals

Ipswich

    • Total goals 104
    • Goals per game 47
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 8 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 8 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 10 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 11 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 10 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Cardiff

    • Total goals 107
    • Goals per game 50
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 7 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 9 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 8 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 9 (For) 7 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 10 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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