Saturday 14 February 2015, 3:00pm at Craven Cottage, London
Fulham FC
Fulham
1
McCormack 74'
Ipswich Town
Ipswich Town
2
Murphy 5', 45'

74' Goal

Ross McCormack

89' Yellow Card

Ryan Tunnicliffe Card was given for a foul

64' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Cauley Woodrow
Off:Lasse Vigen Christensen

68' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Bryan Ruiz
Off:Hugo Rodallega

85' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Patrick Roberts
Off:Alexander Kacaniklic

5' Goal

Daryl Murphy
Assist by Jay Tabb

45' Goal

Daryl Murphy

59' Yellow Card

Christophe Berra Card was given for a foul

80' Yellow Card

Kevin Bru Card was given for a foul

83' Yellow Card

Cole Skuse Card was given for a foul

45'+1 Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Jonathan Parr
Off:Jay Tabb

68' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Noel Hunt
Off:Freddie Sears

76' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Paul Anderson
Off:Teddy Bishop

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Ross McCormack’s second-half goal proved to be no more than a consolation as Fulham were beaten at home.

Ross McCormack’s second-half goal proved to be no more than a consolation as Daryl Murphy’s brace earned promotion-chasing Ipswich Town the three points.

Murphy put Town ahead early on, heading home Jay Tabb’s corner. And the in-form striker, leading scorer in the Sky Bet Championship, doubled his tally just before the break.

Fulham improved after the restart and pulled one back with 16 minutes left through McCormack but Ipswich, backed by more than 4,000 away fans, held on to return to Suffolk with a vital win.

Kit Symons made two changes to the side that lost 3-1 at Bolton Wanderers on Tuesday with Jazz Richards and Scott Parker coming in for Jack Grimmer and Seko Fofano, who dropped down to the bench. There was also a place amongst the substitutes for Bryan Ruiz following the collapse of his loan move to Levante. Symons also tinkered with his preferred diamond formation. Parker and former Ipswich loanee Ryan Tunnicliffe sat just in front of the back four, with Lasse Vigen Christensen and Alexander Kačaniklić providing some width.

Freddie Sears saw a shot saved low down by Marcus Bettinelli in the opening 60 seconds and Fulham didn’t heed the warning signs as the Tractor Boys took the lead in the fifth minute. Murphy met Tabb’s corner and headed towards goal with his effort squirming past Bettinelli before Kostas Stafylidis - standing on the line - could only turn his attempted clearance into the net.

Fulham were struggling to get a foothold in the game but some nice football almost teed up Richards in the 15th minute only for the right-back to miss his kick.

Kačaniklić then saw optimistic penalty claims turned away in the 21st minute after tumbling under a challenge from Luke Chambers. Fulham were beginning to improve, albeit without testing Bartosz Bialkowski.

When they did finally force the Ipswich keeper into action, he did well to tip Kačaniklić’s low drive around his near post in the 33rd minute.

With Fulham on top, they almost gifted Ipswich a second when Parker’s clearance cannoned off Stafylidis and into the path of Sears whose shot was saved by the legs of Bettinelli. Moments later Bettinelli did well to hold onto Sears’ half-volley after a cross from the left had found its way past a crowd of bodies and through to the Ipswich striker.

With the half-time interval imminent, Ipswich increased their lead. A cross into the area from the left found Murphy lurking unmarked to the right of the six-yard box. He took a touch before curling a shot beyond Bettinelli and into the far corner.

Tunnicliffe put an effort well over from the edge of the box in the opening stages of the second half and a diving header from Hugo Rodallega was off target as he stretched to meet Christensen’s clipped delivery.

Christophe Berra went into the book in the 59th minute for pulling back Kačaniklić as the Swede embarked on a run towards goal and McCormack put the resulting free-kick into the Hammersmith End.

Fulham made their first change of the game in the 64th minute, Cauley Woodrow coming on for Christensen. Soon after Rodallega made way for Ruiz.

Kačaniklić almost got on the end of a lovely pass over the top by Shaun Hutchinson, but Berra scrambled the ball behind. Fulham, though, reduced the arrears in the 74th minute. Stafylidis scuffed his cross but Tommy Smith completely missed his clearance and McCormack slid his shot beyond Bialkowski.

Fulham’s tails were suddenly up. Kačaniklić turned on the edge of the box but shot over. Kevin Bru was booked for catching Stafylidis in the 80th minute, before Fulham somehow kept Ipswich out. After Bettinelli could only push out a cross, Tyrone Mings’ shot was cleared off the line by Stafylidis, with the Fulham keeper then saving Murphy’s close-range effort to deny the striker a hat-trick and keep the Whites in it.

Fulham’s final substitution came in the 85th minute as Patrick Roberts came on for Kačaniklić, before Tunnicliffe received a yellow card for a poor tackle on Mings.

Both teams had to play out the last couple of minutes with 10 men as Hutchinson and Town substitute Stephen Hunt needed treatment following a nasty clash of heads. Fulham pumped a few long balls forward in search of a late leveller but it wasn’t to be and the defeat saw the Whites slip down to 19th place in the table.

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Saturday 14 February 2015
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 19,816

Referee: Mark Haywood

Fulham

Line-up: Bettinelli; Richards, Hutchinson, Bodurov, Stafylidis; Parker; Christensen (Woodrow 64'), Tunnicliffe; Kacaniklic (Roberts 85'); Rodallega (Ruiz 68'), McCormack

Unused substitutes: Kiraly, Burn, Grimmer, Fofana

Manager: Kit Symons

Ipswich Town

Line-up: Bialkowski; Chambers, Smith, Berra, Mings; Teddy Bishop (Anderson 76'), Skuse, Bru, Tabb (Parr 45'); Sears (Noel Hunt 68'), Murphy

Unused substitutes: Kenny, Clarke, Stephen Hunt, Connolly

Manager: Mick McCarthy

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 A.F.C. Bournemouth 31 59
2 Middlesbrough 30 59
3 Derby County 30 58
4 Ipswich Town 31 57
5 Watford 31 56
6 Norwich City 31 53
7 Brentford 31 52
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 31 48
9 Blackburn Rovers 30 42
10 Nottingham Forest 31 41
11 Sheffield Wednesday 31 40
12 Leeds United 31 38
13 Birmingham City 30 38
14 Huddersfield Town 31 38
15 Bolton Wanderers 31 37
16 Reading 30 37
17 Cardiff City 30 36
18 Charlton Athletic 31 36
19 Fulham 31 35
20 Rotherham United 30 33
21 Brighton and Hove Albion 31 31
22 Millwall 31 30
23 Wigan Athletic 30 22
24 Blackpool 31 21
Goals
1
2
Total Shots
13
15
Shots On Target
1
9
Passing Accuracy
72%
58%
Fouls
8
13
Corners
5
6
Offsides
1
1
Bookings
1
3
Sending Offs
0
0
Fulham (4-4-2 (Diamond))
  • 40Marcus Bettinelli
  • 29Ashley Richards
  • 4Shaun Hutchinson
  • 6Nikolay Bodurov
  • 3Konstantinos Stafylidis
  • 8Scott Parker
  • 21Lasse Vigen Christensen
  • 19Ryan Tunnicliffe
  • 11Alexander Kacaniklic
  • 20Hugo Rodallega
  • 44Ross McCormack
Substitutes
  • 1Gabor Kiraly
  • 33Dan Burn
  • 37Jack Grimmer
  • 12Seko Fofana
  • 14Patrick Roberts
  • 10Bryan Ruiz
  • 16Cauley Woodrow
Manager
  • Kit Symons
Ipswich Town (4-4-2)
  • 33Bartosz Bialkowski
  • 4Luke Chambers
  • 5Tommy Smith
  • 6Christophe Berra
  • 3Tyrone Mings
  • 27Teddy Bishop
  • 8Cole Skuse
  • 17Kevin Bru
  • 18Jay Tabb
  • 20Freddie Sears
  • 9Daryl Murphy
Substitutes
  • 35Paddy Kenny
  • 2Jonathan Parr
  • 28Matthew Clarke
  • 11Paul Anderson
  • 12Stephen Hunt
  • 24Dylan Connolly
  • 16Noel Hunt
Manager
  • Mick McCarthy
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, Fulham 1, Ipswich Town 2.
  • 90'+9' Second Half ends, Fulham 1, Ipswich Town 2.
  • 90'+7' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 90'+6' Noel Hunt went off injured after Ipswich Town had used all subs.
  • 90'+5' Shaun Hutchinson went off injured after Fulham had used all subs.
  • 90'+3' Delay in match Shaun Hutchinson (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 90'+3' Delay in match Noel Hunt (Ipswich Town) because of an injury.
  • 90'+2' Attempt blocked. Ross McCormack (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Tunnicliffe.
  • 90'+1' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Luke Chambers.
  • 89' Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 89' Foul by Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham).
  • 89' Tyrone Mings (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 87' Hand ball by Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town).
  • 85' Substitution, Fulham. Patrick Roberts replaces Alexander Kacaniklic.
  • 85' Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 85' Foul by Noel Hunt (Ipswich Town).
  • 83' Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 83' Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 83' Foul by Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town).
  • 82' Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Nikolay Bodurov.
  • 82' Attempt saved. Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.
  • 82' Attempt blocked. Tyrone Mings (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 81' Foul by Shaun Hutchinson (Fulham).
  • 81' Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 81' Attempt missed. Scott Parker (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a set piece situation.
  • 80' Kevin Bru (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 80' Konstantinos Stafylidis (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 80' Foul by Kevin Bru (Ipswich Town).
  • 78' Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 78' Foul by Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town).
  • 76' Substitution, Ipswich Town. Paul Anderson replaces Teddy Bishop.
  • 76' Attempt missed. Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Ryan Tunnicliffe.
  • 75' Foul by Cauley Woodrow (Fulham).
  • 75' Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 75' Attempt blocked. Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Alexander Kacaniklic.
  • 74' Goal! Fulham 1, Ipswich Town 2. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal.
  • 73' Attempt saved. Teddy Bishop (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Jonathan Parr.
  • 70' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Kevin Bru.
  • 70' Attempt blocked. Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Shaun Hutchinson.
  • 70' Scott Parker (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 70' Foul by Noel Hunt (Ipswich Town).
  • 68' Substitution, Fulham. Bryan Ruiz replaces Hugo Rodallega.
  • 68' Substitution, Ipswich Town. Noel Hunt replaces Freddie Sears.
  • 67' Foul by Cauley Woodrow (Fulham).
  • 67' Jonathan Parr (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 66' Marcus Bettinelli (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 66' Dangerous play by Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town).
  • 66' Attempt saved. Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Teddy Bishop with a cross.
  • 65' Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Konstantinos Stafylidis.
  • 64' Substitution, Fulham. Cauley Woodrow replaces Lasse Vigen Christensen.
  • 63' Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 63' Foul by Kevin Bru (Ipswich Town).
  • 61' Offside, Ipswich Town. Luke Chambers tries a through ball, but Daryl Murphy is caught offside.
  • 61' Foul by Hugo Rodallega (Fulham).
  • 61' Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 60' Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.
  • 59' Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 59' Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 59' Foul by Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town).
  • 57' Attempt missed. Jonathan Parr (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
  • 56' Attempt missed. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) header from very close range is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Lasse Vigen Christensen.
  • 48' Foul by Ross McCormack (Fulham).
  • 48' Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 47' Attempt missed. Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.
  • 46' Attempt blocked. Scott Parker (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • Second Half begins Fulham 0, Ipswich Town 2.
  • 45'+3' First Half ends, Fulham 0, Ipswich Town 2.
  • 45'+1' Substitution, Ipswich Town. Jonathan Parr replaces Jay Tabb because of an injury.
  • 45' Goal! Fulham 0, Ipswich Town 2. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner.
  • 41' Foul by Hugo Rodallega (Fulham).
  • 41' Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 41' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 39' Delay in match Ashley Richards (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 39' Delay in match Jay Tabb (Ipswich Town) because of an injury.
  • 39' Attempt blocked. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tyrone Mings with a cross.
  • 38' Attempt saved. Teddy Bishop (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Freddie Sears.
  • 37' Nikolay Bodurov (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 37' Foul by Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town).
  • 37' Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Scott Parker.
  • 36' Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Marcus Bettinelli.
  • 36' Attempt saved. Freddie Sears (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 34' Attempt missed. Scott Parker (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high following a corner.
  • 34' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Kevin Bru.
  • 33' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Bartosz Bialkowski.
  • 33' Attempt missed. Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ashley Richards.
  • 31' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Luke Chambers.
  • 30' Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 30' Foul by Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town).
  • 30' Attempt missed. Teddy Bishop (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.
  • 30' Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Nikolay Bodurov.
  • 25' Attempt blocked. Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lasse Vigen Christensen.
  • 20' Attempt missed. Freddie Sears (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kevin Bru.
  • 16' Foul by Scott Parker (Fulham).
  • 16' Jay Tabb (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 13' Offside, Fulham. Marcus Bettinelli tries a through ball, but Lasse Vigen Christensen is caught offside.
  • 10' Attempt blocked. Freddie Sears (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jay Tabb with a headed pass.
  • 9' Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 9' Foul by Kevin Bru (Ipswich Town).
  • 5' Goal! Fulham 0, Ipswich Town 1. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jay Tabb with a cross following a corner.
  • 4' Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Shaun Hutchinson.
  • 4' Attempt missed. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from long range on the left misses to the right. Assisted by Jay Tabb.
  • 2' Foul by Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town).
  • 2' Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 1' Attempt saved. Freddie Sears (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Daryl Murphy.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.