EFL Cup - Second Round
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Crystal Palace 2-1 Ipswich Town

James McArthur
James McArthur scored two late goals to seal the win for Crystal Palace

James McArthur scored twice as Crystal Palace beat Ipswich in the EFL Cup to give boss Frank de Boer his first win.

Palace had struggled to break down the much-changed Ipswich side until McArthur's driving run and curling finish made it 1-0 after 76 minutes.

Jason Lokilo smashed the post before McArthur found the top corner from just inside the area to double the lead.

Manchester City loanee Bersant Celina scored a consolation for Ipswich with a close-range finish in added time.

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy made 11 changes to his side who have won all four of their opening league fixtures and the young Tractor Boys did well to keep their Premier League opposition at bay for the majority of the tie.

When their defences were breached, goalkeeper Dean Gerken was on hand to keep the hosts out, making excellent stops from Yohan Cabaye, Sullay Kaikai and Lokilo to frustrate the home crowd.

However, it was McArthur who eventually made the difference, finding the top corner with two excellent finishes with either foot.

The lively Celina halved the deficit from Ben Morris' cross, but Palace held on to give former Ajax manager De Boer his maiden win.

Line-ups

Crystal Palace

  • 1Speroni
  • 34Kelly
  • 6DannSubstituted forFosu-Mensahat 45'minutes
  • 2Ward
  • 3van AanholtSubstituted forTownsendat 57'minutes
  • 42Puncheon
  • 7Cabaye
  • 18McArthur
  • 15Schlupp
  • 28Lokilo
  • 25KaikaiSubstituted forLee Chung-yongat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Milivojevic
  • 5Tomkins
  • 10Townsend
  • 13Hennessey
  • 14Lee Chung-yong
  • 17Benteke
  • 24Fosu-Mensah

Ipswich

  • 1Gerken
  • 39Woolfenden
  • 43Fowler
  • 38Webber
  • 22NydamSubstituted forSmithat 81'minutes
  • 21DownesBooked at 56mins
  • 37McDonnell
  • 17Rowe
  • 42McLoughlinSubstituted forPattersonat 81'minutes
  • 11Celina
  • 34FolamiSubstituted forMorrisat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 24Crowe
  • 35Morris
  • 36Patterson
  • 40Smith
  • 41McKendry
Referee:
Andy Davies
Attendance:
9,837

Match Stats

Home TeamCrystal PalaceAway TeamIpswich
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home21
Away5
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home10
Away1
Fouls
Home7
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Crystal Palace 2, Ipswich Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crystal Palace 2, Ipswich Town 1.

Attempt missed. Monty Patterson (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Bersant Celina with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Lee Chung-yong (Crystal Palace).

Luke Woolfenden (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Crystal Palace 2, Ipswich Town 1. Bersant Celina (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ben Morris.

Timothy Fosu-Mensah (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Monty Patterson (Ipswich Town).

Attempt blocked. Monty Patterson (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Bersant Celina.

Attempt saved. Joel Ward (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Andros Townsend.

Goal!

Goal! Crystal Palace 2, Ipswich Town 0. James McArthur (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Jeffrey Schlupp.

Jason Eyenga Lokilo (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Adam McDonnell (Ipswich Town).

Attempt blocked. Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Dean Gerken.

Attempt saved. James McArthur (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Jason Eyenga Lokilo.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Chris Smith replaces Tristan Nydam.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Monty Patterson replaces Shane McLoughlin.

Jason Eyenga Lokilo (Crystal Palace) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the left side of the box. Assisted by James McArthur.

Attempt missed. Martin Kelly (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jason Eyenga Lokilo with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Dean Gerken.

Attempt saved. Jason Eyenga Lokilo (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Crystal Palace 1, Ipswich Town 0. James McArthur (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jason Eyenga Lokilo.

Substitution

Substitution, Crystal Palace. Lee Chung-yong replaces Sullay Kaikai.

Attempt missed. Sullay Kaikai (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jason Puncheon.

Attempt blocked. Sullay Kaikai (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by James McArthur.

Foul by Sullay Kaikai (Crystal Palace).

Flynn Downes (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Yohan Cabaye (Crystal Palace).

Shane McLoughlin (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Jason Eyenga Lokilo (Crystal Palace) because of an injury.

Foul by Timothy Fosu-Mensah (Crystal Palace).

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

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Shane McLoughlin.

Attempt blocked. Yohan Cabaye (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Tristan Nydam.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Ben Morris replaces Ben Folami.

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Luke Woolfenden.

Attempt missed. Yohan Cabaye (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Sullay Kaikai.

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