Ipswich 0-1 Crystal Palace

Paddy McCarthy scored the only goal of the game as Crystal Palace ended 10-man Ipswich Town's six-game unbeaten run.

The Eagles skipper was in the right place at the right time to toe-poke a low cross from Sean Scannell into the roof of the net.

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas went close for the home side, bringing a superb save out of Julian Speroni.

Scannell could have added a second before Aaron Cresswell was sent off for Ipswich, after two bookable offences.

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The win moves Palace up to third in the Championship and they started the game the brighter.

Wilfried Zaha raced away down the right and fired in a dangerous cross, which Damien Delaney deflected just wide of the far post.

Glenn Murray saw a shot cleared by Delaney before the home side had their best chance of the game.

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Emmanuel-Thomas fired in a shot from the edge of the box that was tipped over the bar by Speroni.

The breakthrough came on 55 minutes when Ipswich failed to clear a free-kick from Scannell. He whipped in a low cross which McCarthy stabbed home.

Emmanuel-Thomas bought another good save out of Speroni with time running out, when his free-kick was tipped over the bar.

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