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Cardiff City (1) 1 - 2 (0) Ipswich Town

Coca-Cola Championship 2009-10

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Referee: Jarnail Singh

Manager: Dave Jones

Cardiff City Stadium 15:00

Attendance: 19,463

Manager: Roy Keane

Match Number: 3328

Goals

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 Pete Whittingham (35)
Away
 Jon Walters (73)
 Jon Stead (85)

Substitutions

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David MarshallPeter Enckelman (46)
Chris BurkeKelvin Etuhu (76)
Gavin RaeRoss McCormack (87)

Cards

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 Stern John (12)
 Damien Delaney (76)
 Owen Garvan (81)

Teams

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David Marshall

Mark Hudson

Gabor Gyepes

Mark Kennedy

Gavin Rae

Pete Whittingham

Chris Burke

Joe Ledley

Adam Matthews

Michael Chopra

Jay Bothroyd

Substitutes

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Peter Enckelman

Paul Quinn

Anthony Gerrard

Soloman Taiwo

Riccardo Scimeca

Kelvin Etuhu

Ross McCormack

Match Report

Cardiff City 1 Ipswich Town 2

Two late goals for Ipswich Town may have eased the pressure on their manager, Roy Keane, but they had the opposite effect on his Cardiff City counterpart, Dave Jones, who was booed by fans after his side again slipped up when they appeared to have the points in the bag.

It was only Ipswich's second league win of the season and their first on the road since Keane began his spell at the club with victory at the now-demolished Ninian Park in April. It takes their unbeaten record to seven games.

"I like coming to Cardiff," Keane said. "Whether it be for Cup finals, to watch rugby or to work hard against City. I have had my fair share of luck against them although today we just about deserved the win."

Atrocious conditions led to long periods of atrocious football but there were two goals of great quality. Peter Whittingham volleyed Cardiff in front after a fancy flick-on by Michael Chopra and Jon Walters equalised in similar fashion in the second half just as Ipswich seemed to have run out of ideas and inspiration. Moments before his excellent equaliser Walters had almost hit the corner flag when well placed to score.

Keane mentioned moments of fortune against Cardiff in the past and he had one here as Jay Bothroyd had a late 'goal' disallowed for offside. It proved to be a big decision as, moments later, substitute Jon Stead managed to sneak his shot past Peter Enckelman at the goalkeeper's near post.

"I had a gut feeling today that the subs would play a big part – and so it proved," Keane added.

Cardiff, early leaders of the Championship this season, have lost ground on the front-runners having managed only one point from a possible 12.

They had chances to be well ahead by half-time before faltering badly after the break.

Jones kept his players in the dressing room for an hour before saying: "It was a game which we should never have lost but the players started to panic when the crowd started to turn on them and our quality was non-existent.

"Their winning goal was a comedy of errors and we deserved to be booed off. We are just giving games away."

Jed Pitman (telegraph.co.uk)

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