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Fulham 1-2 Ipswich Town

Ipswich striker Daryl Murphy
Ipswich's former Sunderland and Celtic striker Daryl Murphy is enjoying his most prolific season

Striker Daryl Murphy scored twice to take his tally for the season to 21 as Ipswich moved to within two points of the automatic promotion spots.

The in-form striker, 31, headed Ipswich in front from a fifth-minute Jay Tabb corner and then curled in another to make it 2-0 just before half-time.

Ross McCormack tapped in his 12th goal of the season 16 minutes from time as Fulham threatened a comeback.

But Christophe Berra almost added a third for Ipswich.

With Championship leaders Bournemouth only drawing and Middlesbrough and Derby both in FA Cup action, Ipswich capitalised with a first away win in three attempts.

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Murphy made it three goals in four games as his header sneaked past Fulham keeper Marcus Bettinelli and just inside the far post.

But Bettinelli had no chance when Murphy doubled the visitors' lead in the final minute of the first half, collecting a pass from Tyrone Mings before calmly locating the bottom corner.

Fulham improved after the break with Hugo Rodallega heading just over the bar before they were gifted a goal.

Ipswich defender Tommy Smith failed to deal with a cross from Konstantinos Stafylidis and McCormack was left with a simple finish from eight yards out to claim his 12th goal of the season.

However, Fulham were unable to build on that and Berra was denied another goal for Ipswich by a goal-line clearance from Stafylidis as the Cottagers' winless run stretched to six games.

Line-ups

Fulham

  • 40Bettinelli
  • 29Richards
  • 4Hutchinson
  • 6Bodurov
  • 3Stafylidis
  • 8Parker
  • 21ChristensenSubstituted forWoodrowat 64'minutes
  • 19TunnicliffeBooked at 89mins
  • 11KacaniklicSubstituted forRobertsat 85'minutes
  • 44McCormack
  • 20RodallegaSubstituted forRuizat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Kiraly
  • 10Ruiz
  • 12Fofana
  • 14Roberts
  • 16Woodrow
  • 33Burn
  • 37Grimmer

Ipswich

  • 33Bialkowski
  • 4Chambers
  • 5Smith
  • 6BerraBooked at 59mins
  • 3Mings
  • 27BishopSubstituted forAndersonat 76'minutes
  • 8SkuseBooked at 83mins
  • 17BruBooked at 80mins
  • 18TabbSubstituted forParrat 45+1'minutes
  • 20SearsSubstituted forHuntat 68'minutes
  • 9Murphy

Substitutes

  • 2Parr
  • 11Anderson
  • 12Hunt
  • 16Hunt
  • 24Connolly
  • 28Clarke
  • 35Kenny
Referee:
Mark Haywood
Attendance:
19,816

Match Stats

Home TeamFulhamAway TeamIpswich
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home13
Away15
Shots on Target
Home1
Away9
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Fulham 1, Ipswich Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fulham 1, Ipswich Town 2.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Noel Hunt went off injured after Ipswich Town had used all subs.

Shaun Hutchinson went off injured after Fulham had used all subs.

Delay in match Shaun Hutchinson (Fulham) because of an injury.

Delay in match Noel Hunt (Ipswich Town) because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Ross McCormack (Fulham) with an attempt from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Tunnicliffe.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Luke Chambers.

Booking

Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham).

Tyrone Mings (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hand ball by Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Patrick Roberts replaces Alexander Kacaniklic.

Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Noel Hunt (Ipswich Town).

Booking

Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town).

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Nikolay Bodurov.

Attempt blocked. Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Tyrone Mings (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Shaun Hutchinson (Fulham).

Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Scott Parker (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a set piece situation.

Booking

Kevin Bru (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Konstantinos Stafylidis (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kevin Bru (Ipswich Town).

Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Paul Anderson replaces Teddy Bishop.

Attempt missed. Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Ryan Tunnicliffe.

Foul by Cauley Woodrow (Fulham).

Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Alexander Kacaniklic.

Goal!

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.

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.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Kevin Bru.

Attempt blocked. Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Shaun Hutchinson.

Scott Parker (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bournemouth31178665323359
2Middlesbrough30178548202859
3Derby30177658283058
4Ipswich31169650311957
5Watford31175963372656
6Norwich31158859362353
7Brentford31164114642452
8Wolves3113993840-248
9Blackburn30119104040042
10Nottm Forest311011104746141
11Sheff Wed3191392328-540
12Leeds31108133340-738
13Birmingham30911103241-938
14Huddersfield31108134153-1238
15Bolton31107144048-837
16Reading30107133545-1037
17Cardiff3099123743-636
18Charlton3171593141-1036
19Fulham31105164455-1135
20Rotherham30712112938-933
21Brighton31613123239-731
22Millwall3179152848-2030
23Wigan30410162742-1522
24Blackpool3149182760-3321
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