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Ipswich Town 1-1 Cardiff City

Sol Bamba
Sol Bamba tussled with Cardiff manager Neil Warnock after being sent off against Ipswich

Cardiff's Sol Bamba was involved in a confrontation with manager Neil Warnock after being sent off during their Championship draw at Ipswich.

Bamba was dismissed for his angry reaction to a tackle, and confronted the referee and fourth official.

Warnock attempted to restrain him as he approached the touchline and, after words were exchanged between the pair, Bamba pushed his manager's arm away.

Aron Gunnarsson gave Cardiff the lead, before Luke Varney equalised.

The draw did neither side any favours - the Welsh side remain in the bottom three and Ipswich slip to 17th.

Gunnarsson was the key for the visitors throughout the first half, hitting the post with a half-volley early on before testing Bialkowski with a driven shot from distance.

He eventually made the breakthrough seven minutes before half-time, pouncing when Bartosz Bialkowski dropped the ball from a corner.

But it was just seven minutes after the break when Varney scored for a second successive game at Portman Road, converting Adam Webster's pull-back from 12 yards.

After Bamba was sent off, following a tackle by Jonathan Douglas, it was Cardiff who had the best chance, only for Luke Chambers' superb block to deny Bruno Ecuele Manga.

Sol Bamba
Sol Bamba confronted Ipswich forward David McGoldrick before being sent off at Portman Road
Sol Bamba
After being dismissed, Bamba appeared to argue with the fourth official before pushing away manager Neil Warnock

Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy: "I am disappointed we didn't create more chances after the sending off. The game was going nowhere and the sending off probably affected us more than them.

"Cardiff then sat back and it was difficult to play through them. I think the fear of actually losing against 10 men can get into players' heads and Cardiff are no mugs, by any stretch of the imagination.

"I have seen players lose it, and I have lost it myself, but never on the fourth official.

"It probably was a foul but you can't condone what he did - he thoroughly deserved to be sent off."

Line-ups

Ipswich

  • 33Bialkowski
  • 4ChambersBooked at 90mins
  • 15Webster
  • 6Berra
  • 3Knudsen
  • 18WardSubstituted forSearsat 71'minutes
  • 8Skuse
  • 22DouglasSubstituted forBishopat 79'minutes
  • 27LawrenceBooked at 37mins
  • 10McGoldrick
  • 12VarneySubstituted forPitmanat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Gerken
  • 7Bishop
  • 11Pitman
  • 17Bru
  • 20Sears
  • 21Williams
  • 29Emmanuel

Cardiff

  • 21Amos
  • 16ConnollyBooked at 27mins
  • 4Morrison
  • 14BambaBooked at 70mins
  • 2Peltier
  • 24K HarrisSubstituted forNooneat 56'minutes
  • 17GunnarssonBooked at 87mins
  • 7Whittingham
  • 3BennettSubstituted forPilkingtonat 56'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 33HoilettBooked at 90mins
  • 19LambertSubstituted forEcuele Mangaat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Ecuele Manga
  • 8Ralls
  • 11Noone
  • 13Pilkington
  • 15Richardson
  • 26Zohore
  • 30Wilson
Referee:
James Adcock
Attendance:
15,042

Match Stats

Home TeamIpswichAway TeamCardiff
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home11
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Ipswich Town 1, Cardiff City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ipswich Town 1, Cardiff City 1.

Attempt missed. Craig Noone (Cardiff City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Bruno Ecuele Manga (Cardiff City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Anthony Pilkington with a headed pass.

Attempt saved. Sean Morrison (Cardiff City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Peter Whittingham with a cross.

Booking

Junior Hoilett (Cardiff City) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Cole Skuse.

Attempt blocked. Peter Whittingham (Cardiff City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town).

Anthony Pilkington (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Booking

Anthony Pilkington (Cardiff City) is shown the yellow card.

Delay in match Lee Peltier (Cardiff City) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Aron Gunnarsson (Cardiff City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Teddy Bishop (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Aron Gunnarsson (Cardiff City).

Attempt missed. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Freddie Sears.

Foul by Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town).

Craig Noone (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Teddy Bishop replaces Jonathan Douglas.

Foul by Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town).

Anthony Pilkington (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Anthony Pilkington (Cardiff City) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Junior Hoilett with a cross.

Offside, Cardiff City. Ben Amos tries a through ball, but Anthony Pilkington is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Cardiff City. Bruno Ecuele Manga replaces Rickie Lambert.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Brett Pitman replaces Luke Varney.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Freddie Sears replaces Grant Ward.

Dismissal

Sol Bamba (Cardiff City) is shown the red card.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Sol Bamba (Cardiff City) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Craig Noone (Cardiff City) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Offside, Cardiff City. Peter Whittingham tries a through ball, but Craig Noone is caught offside.

Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Bartosz Bialkowski.

Attempt missed. Grant Ward (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tom Lawrence.

Attempt missed. Rickie Lambert (Cardiff City) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left. Assisted by Aron Gunnarsson with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Junior Hoilett (Cardiff City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Anthony Pilkington.

Substitution

Substitution, Cardiff City. Anthony Pilkington replaces Joe Bennett.

Substitution

Substitution, Cardiff City. Craig Noone replaces Kadeem Harris.

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