Welsh joy for Ipswich

CARDIFF CITY 2 IPSWICH TOWN 3Joe Royle's Ipswich Town travelled triumphantly from their foreign trip having collected their fourth away First Division victory of the season.

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Joe Royle's Ipswich Town travelled triumphantly from their foreign trip having collected their fourth away First Division victory of the season.

They won deservedly enough in the Welsh capital after controlling the first 58 minutes but then a penalty decision brought Cardiff back into the match.

The Bluebirds raised their game and Ipswich conceded another goal having been put under considerable pressure.

But they also added to their first half brace and their many fans crossed the Severn Estuary in great spirits as their team had climbed back into the top six.

Tommy Miller replaced the injured Jim Magilton just before converting a 28th minute penalty and Georges Santos scored his first goal for the club following a corner five minutes later.

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Fabian Wilnis was then the only outfield player not to have found the net this season.

Ipswich were rampant and the home fans stunned. But this changed when the referee considered Tony Vidmar had been fouled – Richard Naylor or Shefki Kuqi looked possibly culprits – and Robert Earnshaw crashed home the penalty.

Chris Bart-Williams stretched the Ipswich lead again in the 82nd minute for his second of the season but a headed effort from Peter Thorne four minutes later ensured a fitting lively finale to a memorable game.

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