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Fulham 4-1 Ipswich Town

Ipswich defender Jordan Spence was shown a red card for a foul on Fulham's Aboubakar Kamara
Jordan Spence's first career red card proved the turning point at Craven Cottage

Fulham scored four times in seven second-half minutes to come from behind and beat 10-man Ipswich Town.

Ipswich took the lead when Joe Garner glanced in Martyn Waghorn's free-kick.

After Jordan Spence was sent off for a foul on Aboubakar Kamara, Ryan Sessegnon pounced on Neeskens Kebano's mis-hit shot to equalise.

Kamara reacted first to a deflection and added another with a solo run, while Tom Cairney set up Sessegnon for his second in between.

Both teams went into the game in mid-table on 36 points and Fulham, who have now won six of their past nine matches, closed the gap on the play-off places to four points and leapfrogged Ipswich into 10th.

The Cottagers, who have not lost at home since a 2-0 defeat by Bristol City on 31 October, had plenty of chances in the first half but were wasteful in front of goal, with Kamara just failing to divert Kebano's cross into an empty net.

However, Spence's first career sending off changed the momentum of the game and the hosts scored four goals in the final 21 minutes to condemn Ipswich to their third defeat in four matches.

Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic told BBC Radio London:

"We played good football, we scored four goals in seven minutes but we could have scored many goals in the first 45 minutes. We created many chances and found no benefit.

"After Ipswich went down to one player less it was even easier for us, but we deserved this. When we played 11 against 11 my team played better. Its been one of the important performances from my team this season.

"After one shot they had the advantage, we don't need that, we need to score first, to concentrate and show the quality."

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy told BBC Radio Suffolk:

"They are a very good side and move the ball particularly well, but they were getting more frustrated.

"That result would not happen if we had all of our players on the pitch.

"It all got a bit too much for us then and they picked holes in it - and we can't do much to stop it."

Line-ups

Fulham

  • 1Bettinelli
  • 2Fredericks
  • 4Odoi
  • 13ReamBooked at 58mins
  • 3R SessegnonSubstituted forSoares Alvesat 87'minutes
  • 10Cairney
  • 16Norwood
  • 8Johansen
  • 19OjoSubstituted forPiazonat 65'minutesBooked at 67mins
  • 47Kamara
  • 11AyitéSubstituted forKebanoat 34'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 5Soares Alves
  • 6McDonald
  • 7Kebano
  • 9da Rocha Fonte
  • 20Piazon
  • 26Kalas
  • 27Button

Ipswich

  • 33Bialkowski
  • 12SpenceBooked at 54mins
  • 4ChambersBooked at 90mins
  • 5Smith
  • 3Knudsen
  • 16ConnollyBooked at 49minsSubstituted forHyamat 82'minutes
  • 8Skuse
  • 18WardSubstituted forSearsat 44'minutes
  • 9WaghornBooked at 90mins
  • 11CelinaSubstituted forIorfaat 57'minutes
  • 14GarnerBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 2Iorfa
  • 10McGoldrick
  • 19Hyam
  • 20Sears
  • 24Crowe
  • 28Bru
  • 30Kenlock
Referee:
Keith Stroud
Attendance:
17,415

Match Stats

Home TeamFulhamAway TeamIpswich
Possession
Home76%
Away24%
Shots
Home25
Away3
Shots on Target
Home8
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home17
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Fulham 4, Ipswich Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fulham 4, Ipswich Town 1.

Booking

Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Neeskens Kebano (Fulham).

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

Booking

Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Martyn Waghorn (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Martyn Waghorn (Ipswich Town).

Attempt missed. Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Oliver Norwood.

Foul by Stefan Johansen (Fulham).

Freddie Sears (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Joe Garner (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Joe Garner (Ipswich Town).

Attempt blocked. Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Cairney.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Tommy Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Rafa Soares replaces Ryan Sessegnon.

Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).

Joe Garner (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Neeskens Kebano.

Attempt missed. Jonas Knudsen (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Luke Hyam replaces Callum Connolly.

Delay in match Stefan Johansen (Fulham) because of an injury.

Foul by Neeskens Kebano (Fulham).

Callum Connolly (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Bartosz Bialkowski.

Attempt saved. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Fulham 4, Ipswich Town 1. Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ryan Sessegnon.

Goal!

Goal! Fulham 3, Ipswich Town 1. Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tom Cairney.

Offside, Ipswich Town. Jonas Knudsen tries a through ball, but Joe Garner is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Fulham 2, Ipswich Town 1. Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Oliver Norwood.

Attempt blocked. Oliver Norwood (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Luke Chambers.

Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jonas Knudsen (Ipswich Town).

Goal!

Goal! Fulham 1, Ipswich Town 1. Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Neeskens Kebano.

Booking

Lucas Piazon (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.

Lucas Piazon (Fulham) has gone down, but that's a dive.

goal

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