Saturday 9 August 2014, 5:15pm at Portman Road, Ipswich
Ipswich Town
Ipswich Town
2
Murphy 32'; McGoldrick 61'
Fulham FC
Fulham
1
Hoogland 86'
Life in the Sky Bet Championship did not get off to a good start for Fulham, as Ipswich secured a 2-1 victory at Portman Road.

32' Goal

Daryl Murphy
Assist by Luke Hyam

61' Goal

David McGoldrick

37' Yellow Card

Luke Hyam

81' Yellow Card

Tyrone Mings Card was given for a foul

87' Yellow Card

Christophe Berra Card was given for a foul

44' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:David McGoldrick
Off:Balint Bajner

70' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Anthony Wordsworth
Off:Cole Skuse

82' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Kevin Bru
Off:Luke Hyam

86' Goal

Tim Hoogland
Assist by Patrick Roberts

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Thomas Eisfeld
Off:Chris David

57' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Cauley Woodrow
Off:Ross McCormack

74' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Patrick Roberts
Off:Shaun Hutchinson

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Life in the Sky Bet Championship did not get off to a good start for Fulham, as Ipswich Town secured a 2-1 victory at Portman Road.

A young Whites team had begun the game brightly, but went behind just after the half hour mark when Daryl Murphy netted clinically.

Fulham’s task was made all the more difficult when David McGoldrick fired into practically an empty net on the hour.

A glimmer of hope was restored with time running out when Tim Hoogland’s deflected strike reduced the deficit, but – despite plenty of pressure in the closing stages – an equaliser proved elusive.

Felix Magath handed debuts to eight players, although they were all familiar faces having featured in pre-season. New signings Ross McCormack, Hoogland, Kostas Stafylidis, Shaun Hutchinson and Nikolay Bodurov all started, as did youngsters Jesse Joronen, Cameron Burgess and Emerson Hyndman.

The first decent chance of the game fell the way of the hosts on five minutes when an inswinging cross following a quick free-kick was headed on target by Christophe Berra, but Joronen showed superb agility to tip it over for a corner. That set-piece wasn’t properly cleared by the Whites, but Luke Hyam’s follow up shot flew wide of the far post.

A quick break on 11 minutes saw Scott Parker find the marauding Hoogland in plenty of space down the right flank. The full-back carried the ball forward before feeding Chris David infield, but the Dutchman dragged his shot wide from 20 yards.

A speculative effort from Cole Skuse shortly after had Joronen worried, but the long range strike didn’t dip quickly enough and just missed the target.

Fulham came agonisingly close to making the breakthrough on 25 minutes. David’s shot from outside the area was spilled by Ipswich goalkeeper Dean Gerken, but he recovered in time to prevent Moussa Dembélé clipping in the rebound.

The Whites were dominating possession but the home side were certainly a threat around the box, with Skuse going close once more on the half hour mark, with another dipping effort sailing just beyond the far post.

And they showed their effectiveness on 32 minutes when Murphy handed them the lead. Hyam capitalised on some hesitancy by Fulham in the middle of the park and advanced before feeding Murphy to his right. The striker had enough pace to get beyond Hutchinson before rifling an effort between Joronen and his near post.

Two minutes before half-time David again got into a good position, but his left footer from range was always rising and cleared the bar. The playmaker may have been better off feeding Stafylidis who had made a good run to his left.

Magath made one change at the interval, replacing David with Thomas Eisfeld for his debut, but it was Ipswich who made the brighter start to the second period and it needed a fine block by Hutchinson to prevent Town substitute McGoldrick from taking a clean shot on goal.

The Whites looked quickly for a response, though, as Dembélé almost turned in McCormack’s low cross on 51 minutes, before Stafylidis let fly with a well-struck effort from 25 yards that just missed the target.

A few minutes before the hour mark, Cauley Woodrow came on as a straight swap for McCormack up top.

Ipswich found themselves two goals to the good on 61 minutes. Murphy muscled Hutchinson off the ball by the corner flag and although his low centre was cleared, McGoldrick was in the right place at the right time to slam the ball into the back of the net for 2-0.

Fulham’s final substitution of the afternoon saw Patrick Roberts come on for Hutchinson with just over quarter of an hour left to play.

Dembélé then squandered a decent opening when his ambitious left footer sailed some way over the bar, with Woodrow frustrated at not being fed the ball after finding some space for himself.

Tractor Boys substitute Anthony Wordsworth should have wrapped things up for his team on 80 minutes when he was allowed to connect with Luke Chambers’ cross unchallenged, but he couldn’t control his effort and it cleared the bar by several yards.

Roberts had caused problems since his introduction and won a free-kick in a dangerous area after being chopped down by Tyrone Mings, with the left-back booked for his troubles. Stafylidis bent in a wicked delivery but Woodrow was unable to turn the ball in amongst a plethora of blue shirts.

Hoogland hauled his side back into contention with a few minutes remaining when, after a purposeful run, the full-back crashed in an effort that hit a defender to wrong-foot Gerken and end up in the back of the net.

Roberts then went close to an equaliser when his low effort just went the wrong side of the post, before a deflected strike by the teenager lacked the pace to reach the goal.

Hoogland and Dembélé then headed over from a couple of corners as Fulham piled on the pressure, but there just wasn’t enough time to find that crucial second goal as the Whites succumbed to defeat in their first match of 2014/15.

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Saturday 9 August 2014
Kick-off: 5:15pm

Venue: Portman Road, Ipswich
Attendance: 17,218

Referee: Steve Martin

Ipswich Town

Line-up: Gerken; Chambers, Berra, Smith, Mings; Hewitt, Hyam (Bru 82'), Skuse (Wordsworth 70'), Tabb; Murphy, Bajner (McGoldrick 44')

Unused substitutes: Bialkowski, Henshall, Marriott, Nouble

Manager: Mick McCarthy

Fulham

Line-up: Joronen; Hoogland, Bodurov, Hutchinson (Roberts 74'), Stafylidis; Burgess; Parker, Hyndman; David (Eisfeld 45'); Dembele, McCormack (Woodrow 57')

Unused substitutes: Bettinelli, Burn, Fotheringham, Rodallega

Manager: Felix Magath

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 A.F.C. Bournemouth 1 3
2 Watford 1 3
3 Middlesbrough 1 3
4 Millwall 1 3
5 Nottingham Forest 1 3
6 Ipswich Town 1 3
7 Derby County 1 3
8 Sheffield Wednesday 1 3
9 Reading 1 1
10 Wigan Athletic 1 1
11 Blackburn Rovers 1 1
12 Brentford 1 1
13 Cardiff City 1 1
14 Charlton Athletic 1 1
15 Norwich City 0 0
16 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 0
17 Fulham 1 0
18 Brighton and Hove Albion 1 0
19 Rotherham United 1 0
20 Birmingham City 1 0
21 Blackpool 1 0
22 Leeds United 1 0
23 Bolton Wanderers 1 0
24 Huddersfield Town 1 0
Goals
2
1
Total Shots
14
13
Shots On Target
5
3
Passing Accuracy
60%
83%
Fouls
14
9
Corners
5
3
Offsides
1
1
Bookings
3
0
Sending Offs
0
0
Ipswich Town (4-4-2)
  • 1Dean Gerken
  • 4Luke Chambers
  • 6Christophe Berra
  • 5Tommy Smith
  • 3Tyrone Mings
  • 21Elliott Hewitt
  • 19Luke Hyam
  • 8Cole Skuse
  • 18Jay Tabb
  • 9Daryl Murphy
  • 14Balint Bajner
Substitutes
  • 33Bartosz Bialkowski
  • 17Kevin Bru
  • 22Anthony Wordsworth
  • 23Alex Henshall
  • 10David McGoldrick
  • 34Jack Marriott
  • 35Frank Nouble
Manager
  • Mick McCarthy
Fulham (4-4-2 (Diamond))
  • 41Jesse Joronen
  • 2Tim Hoogland
  • 6Nikolay Bodurov
  • 4Shaun Hutchinson
  • 3Konstantinos Stafylidis
  • 38Cameron Burgess
  • 8Scott Parker
  • 28Emerson Hyndman
  • 30Chris David
  • 25Moussa Dembele
  • 44Ross McCormack
Substitutes
  • 40Marcus Bettinelli
  • 33Dan Burn
  • 7Thomas Eisfeld
  • 14Patrick Roberts
  • 26Mark Fotheringham
  • 16Cauley Woodrow
  • 20Hugo Rodallega
Manager
  • Felix Magath
Goals
0
0
Total shots
0
0
Ball played into the final third of the pitch
0
0
Minutes played by player
0
0
Assists from open play
0
0
Crosses
0
0
Tackles
0
0
Successful aerial duels
0
0
Duel over the possession of the ball where a player wins the ball
0
0
Pass forwards
0
0
Successful dribbles
0
0
Sum of all a players ball events
0
0
Accurate passes
0
0
Key passes
0
0
Player intercepts a pass
0
0
Goalkeeper saves
0
0
Goalkeeper catches a cross
0
0
  • Match ends, Ipswich Town 2, Fulham 1.
  • 90'+5' Second Half ends, Ipswich Town 2, Fulham 1.
  • 90'+1' Attempt missed. Moussa Dembele (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Thomas Eisfeld with a cross following a corner.
  • 90' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Tommy Smith.
  • 90' Attempt blocked. Tim Hoogland (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Thomas Eisfeld with a cross.
  • 90' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Christophe Berra.
  • 89' Attempt blocked. Patrick Roberts (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Cauley Woodrow.
  • 88' Attempt missed. Patrick Roberts (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Thomas Eisfeld.
  • 87' Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 86' Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 86' Foul by Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town).
  • 86' Goal! Ipswich Town 2, Fulham 1. Tim Hoogland (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Patrick Roberts.
  • 85' Attempt saved. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jay Tabb.
  • 85' Foul by Patrick Roberts (Fulham).
  • 85' Jay Tabb (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 85' Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Nikolay Bodurov.
  • 82' Attempt blocked. Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) header from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Konstantinos Stafylidis with a cross.
  • 82' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 82' Substitution, Ipswich Town. Kevin Bru replaces Luke Hyam because of an injury.
  • 82' Delay in match Luke Hyam (Ipswich Town) because of an injury.
  • 81' Tyrone Mings (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 81' Patrick Roberts (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 81' Foul by Tyrone Mings (Ipswich Town).
  • 79' Attempt missed. Anthony Wordsworth (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Luke Chambers with a cross.
  • 78' Foul by Nikolay Bodurov (Fulham).
  • 78' Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 77' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Luke Chambers.
  • 76' Hand ball by Cauley Woodrow (Fulham).
  • 75' Attempt missed. Moussa Dembele (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Tim Hoogland.
  • 74' Offside, Ipswich Town. Anthony Wordsworth tries a through ball, but Daryl Murphy is caught offside.
  • 74' Substitution, Fulham. Patrick Roberts replaces Shaun Hutchinson.
  • 73' Tim Hoogland (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 73' Foul by Jay Tabb (Ipswich Town).
  • 72' Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Konstantinos Stafylidis.
  • 70' Substitution, Ipswich Town. Anthony Wordsworth replaces Cole Skuse.
  • 69' Attempt saved. Jay Tabb (Ipswich Town) header from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
  • 68' Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Jesse Joronen.
  • 68' Foul by Tim Hoogland (Fulham).
  • 68' David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 65' Foul by Scott Parker (Fulham).
  • 65' Tyrone Mings (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 61' Goal! Ipswich Town 2, Fulham 0. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.
  • 60' Attempt missed. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.
  • 59' Foul by Cauley Woodrow (Fulham).
  • 59' Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 57' Substitution, Fulham. Cauley Woodrow replaces Ross McCormack.
  • 56' Foul by Tim Hoogland (Fulham).
  • 56' Jay Tabb (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 55' Nikolay Bodurov (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 55' Foul by Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town).
  • 51' Attempt missed. Konstantinos Stafylidis (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
  • 49' Attempt blocked. Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Daryl Murphy.
  • 48' Attempt missed. Elliott Hewitt (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Luke Hyam.
  • 47' Attempt blocked. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Daryl Murphy with a headed pass.
  • 46' Thomas Eisfeld (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 46' Foul by Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town).
  • Second Half begins Ipswich Town 1, Fulham 0.
  • 45' Substitution, Fulham. Thomas Eisfeld replaces Chris David.
  • 45'+2' First Half ends, Ipswich Town 1, Fulham 0.
  • 45'+1' Hand ball by Elliott Hewitt (Ipswich Town).
  • 44' Substitution, Ipswich Town. David McGoldrick replaces Balint Bajner.
  • 43' Attempt missed. Chris David (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Moussa Dembele with a headed pass.
  • 41' Ross McCormack (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 41' Foul by Tyrone Mings (Ipswich Town).
  • 37' Luke Hyam (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card.
  • 36' Attempt blocked. Chris David (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tim Hoogland.
  • 35' Foul by Tim Hoogland (Fulham).
  • 35' Jay Tabb (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 34' Attempt missed. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Tyrone Mings.
  • 33' Chris David (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 33' Foul by Luke Hyam (Ipswich Town).
  • 32' Goal! Ipswich Town 1, Fulham 0. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Luke Hyam following a fast break.
  • 31' Attempt missed. Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Elliott Hewitt.
  • 28' Chris David (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 28' Foul by Tyrone Mings (Ipswich Town).
  • 25' Attempt saved. Moussa Dembele (Fulham) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the bottom left corner.
  • 25' Attempt saved. Chris David (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Scott Parker.
  • 24' Ross McCormack (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 24' Foul by Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town).
  • 22' Scott Parker (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 22' Foul by Tyrone Mings (Ipswich Town).
  • 20' Ross McCormack (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 20' Foul by Elliott Hewitt (Ipswich Town).
  • 17' Attempt missed. Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
  • 13' Chris David (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 13' Foul by Tyrone Mings (Ipswich Town).
  • 12' Scott Parker (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 12' Foul by Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town).
  • 10' Attempt missed. Chris David (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Tim Hoogland following a fast break.
  • 7' Offside, Fulham. Shaun Hutchinson tries a through ball, but Ross McCormack is caught offside.
  • 5' Attempt missed. Luke Hyam (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.
  • 5' Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Jesse Joronen.
  • 5' Attempt saved. Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Tyrone Mings with a cross.
  • 4' Foul by Cameron Burgess (Fulham).
  • 4' Balint Bajner (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 1' Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Jesse Joronen.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.