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Ipswich Town 1-1 Fulham

Moussa Dembele
Fulham forward Moussa Dembele has drawn interest from Tottenham

Jonas Knudsen's injury-time equaliser earned Ipswich a point against Fulham to give them an outside chance of reaching the Championship play-offs.

Moussa Dembele's 17th league goal of the season, from Scott Parker's cross, gave Fulham the lead.

But the hosts responded to remain eight points behind sixth-placed Sheffield Wednesday with three games left.

Fulham have all but secured their Championship safety, remaining nine points clear of third-bottom MK Dons.

The Whites, who recovered from a 5-0 defeat by Brighton on Friday, are 16 goals better off than Karl Robinson's side, who kept their slim hopes alive with a goalless draw at Hillsborough.

Left-back Knudsen's first Ipswich goal came after a poor display from Mick McCarthy's side, who did not register a shot on target until the 74th minute.

Fulham created more of the entertainment, as Ryan Tunnicliffe had a shot saved, Dembele shot wildly over from close range and Shaun Hutchinson's header was brilliantly tipped over by Bartosz Bialkowski.

Dembele ended the gloom but after home fans ironically cheered a shot towards goal late on, the breakthrough finally came in stoppage time when David McGoldrick cleverly played in Freddie Sears and his low cross was rifled in by Knudsen.

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy:

"We got a result at the end but it was always a hard game and not one that will live long in the memory.

"They made it very hard for us, they slowed it down, got men behind the ball and they have some good quality.

"It looked like real end-of-season fare, which was a shame as I didn't set out that way."

Fulham head coach Slavisa Jokanovic:

"I am disappointed by the late goal but I believe we deserved to win and keep a clean sheet.

"I am satisfied with the fighting spirit and how my team tried to win the game.

"We need to keep trying until the end of the season and finish the competition in style."

Line-ups

Ipswich

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 33Bialkowski
  • 4Chambers
  • 5SmithBooked at 90mins
  • 6Berra
  • 3Knudsen
  • 12Feeney
  • 8Skuse
  • 22DouglasSubstituted forMcGoldrickat 55'minutes
  • 20Sears
  • 41DozzellSubstituted forBruat 54'minutes
  • 11Pitman

Substitutes

  • 1Gerken
  • 10McGoldrick
  • 17Bru
  • 19Hyam
  • 30Kenlock
  • 37Digby
  • 44Foley

Fulham

Formation 4-1-3-2

  • 1Bettinelli
  • 5Stearman
  • 4Hutchinson
  • 33Burn
  • 13Ream
  • 8ParkerBooked at 86minsSubstituted forBairdat 88'minutes
  • 19Tunnicliffe
  • 31Ince
  • 21ChristensenSubstituted forFredericksat 70'minutes
  • 25Dembele
  • 44McCormackSubstituted forCairneyat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Garbutt
  • 7Fredericks
  • 9Smith
  • 10Cairney
  • 16Woodrow
  • 22Baird
  • 24Lonergan
Referee:
Paul Tierney
Attendance:
16,953

Match Stats

Home TeamIpswichAway TeamFulham
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home8
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home7
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Ipswich Town 1, Fulham 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Ipswich Town 1, Fulham 1.

  3. Booking

    Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town).

  5. Post update

    Moussa Dembele (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) header from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Freddie Sears with a cross.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Ipswich Town 1, Fulham 1. Jonas Knudsen (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Freddie Sears.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Shaun Hutchinson.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Marcus Bettinelli.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kevin Bru.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Fulham. Chris Baird replaces Scott Parker.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Bru (Ipswich Town).

  13. Post update

    Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Hand ball by David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town).

  15. Booking

    Scott Parker (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

    Kevin Bru (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Scott Parker (Fulham).

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Kevin Bru (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Fulham. Tom Cairney replaces Ross McCormack.

  20. Post update

    Liam Feeney (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Middlesbrough43268960283286
2Burnley432315567353284
3Brighton432315567392884
4Hull4222101060312976
5Derby432113964402476
6Sheff Wed431816961421970
7Cardiff431616115346764
8Ipswich431614134949062
9Birmingham431612154945460
10Preston431416134242058
11Leeds431415144653-757
12QPR431317135252056
13Brentford42168186063-356
14Wolves431314165056-653
15Reading431312184953-451
16Huddersfield431311195760-350
17Blackburn431115174043-348
18Nottm Forest431115173744-748
19Fulham431115176473-948
20Rotherham43139215265-1348
21Bristol City431212194868-2048
22MK Dons43912223560-2539
23Charlton43813223773-3637
24Bolton43415243978-3927
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