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Crystal Palace (1) 2 - 2 (1) Ipswich Town

Coca-Cola Championship 2005-06

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Referee: Kevin Friend

Manager: Iain Dowie

Selhurst Park 15:00

Attendance: 22,076

Manager: Joe Royle

Match Number: 3151


 A Riihilahti (10)
 C Morrison (53)
 Tom Soares (og) (30)
 Ricardo Fuller (67)


T SoaresD Freedman (77)
J McAnuffM Reich (87)


 Fabian Wilnis (9)
 Alan Lee (31)
 Ricardo Fuller (78)



G Kiraly

E Boyce

G Borrowdale

D Ward

F Hall

Tom Soares

A Riihilahti

B Watson

J McAnuff

A Johnson

C Morrison



T Popovic

D Freedman

M Leigertwood

M Reich

J Speroni

Match Report

Ten-man Ipswich earn point

Ten-man Ipswich earned a battling point against Crystal Palace in the clash of the play-off hopefuls at Selhurst Park.

Aki Riihilahti headed Palace in front after 10 minutes, but Ipswich were level before half-time when Tom Soares unluckily deflected into his own goal.

Palace regained the lead seven minutes after the break when Clinton Morrison headed home Ben Watson's free-kick.

Ricardo Fuller nodded in Matt Richards' cross after 67 minutes, but was later sent off for making a gesture at fans.

Crystal Palace manager Iain Dowie:

"It was a difficult day. It was not a poor performance, but we had enough chances to have won the game.

"We led twice, and should have killed the game off. Our final ball was not as good as it should have been and did not look as assured as usual at the back.

"Now we need a big performance at play-off rivals Leeds on Tuesday."

Ipswich manager Joe Royle:

"Yet again we have finished the game with 10 men and yet again we are puzzled.

"The fans were giving Ricardo a hard time, and in his frustration he stuck two fingers up at them. I don't believe that is a sending-off offence.

"We played the better football and with a bit more luck we might have won."


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