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MATCH FACTS: CARDIFF CITY VS IPSWICH TOWN

20 October 2014


Cardiff City vs Ipswich Town
Venue: Cardiff City Stadium
Date: Tuesday 21st October 2014, 7.45pm KO

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Cardiff City host Mick McCarthy's Ipswich Town on Tuesday evening. City enter this match full of confidence, following a debut win for Russell Slade as manager against previously unbeaten Nottingham Forest on Saturday. Ipswich are currently occupying sixth position within the Sky Bet Championship, four points ahead of City and four points off the summit. 

Tickets for this match are still available. Please call 0845 345 1400 or buy tickets online now

MATCH FACTS
  • Cardiff City have never beaten Ipswich Town by more than one goal 
  • Town come into this match unbeaten in eight matches
  • The Tractor Boys are yet to be defeated at Cardiff City Stadium
  • Russell Slade's side were the first side to defeat Nottingham Forest this season, proving records are made to be broken

KEY OPPOSITION PLAYER: David McGoldrick
Former Nottingham Forest and Southampton striker McGoldrick has become a crucial part of Mick McCarthy's team since returning from long-term injury. The powerful forward has scored four goals already this term, including a special curled free-kick against Blackburn Rovers on Saturday. Certainly a player for the City defence to look out for. 

ONE TO WATCH: Jonathan Williams
A Wales international, many Cardiff City fans will already be aware of the threats Jonathan Williams can cause. The on-loan Crystal Palace man rejoined Ipswich for a second loan spell at the end of September and has already made three appearances for Mick McCarthy's side over the past few weeks. A tenacious midfielder, Williams could be a thorn in the side of the hosts on Tuesday evening.

RECENT FORM (ALL COMPETITIONS)

Cardiff City: DLWDLW

Last time out: Cardiff City 2-1 Nottingham Forest - Saturday 18th November 2014, Sky Bet Championship
Cardiff City ended Nottingham Forest’s long unbeaten run in Russell Slade’s first game as manager, thanks to first half goals from Federico Macheda and Peter Whittingham at Cardiff City Stadium. Britt Assombalonga pulled one back as Forest rallied late on, but City held on to claim all three points.

Cardiff City: Marshall, Brayford, S Morrison, Ecuele Manga, Ralls, Pilkington, Gunnarsson (Adeyemi) (Daehli), Whittingham, Noone, Le Fondre, Macheda (Jones). Subs Not Used: Moore, Maynard, Gabbidon, John.  

Ipswich Town:WWWDDD

Last time out: Ipswich Town 1-1 Blackburn Rovers – Saturday 18th November 2014, Sky Bet Championship
Ipswich Town were held to their third draw in a row as Ben Marshall’s stoppage-time free-kick saved a point for ten-man Blackburn. This Portman Road clash was a tale of two free-kicks, as the Tractor Boys had previously taken the lead via a setpiece; Ipswich’s David McGoldrick curled in the opener. 

Ipswich Town: Gerken, Parr, Smith, Berra, Mings, Bru (Anderson), Skuse, Williams (Tabb), Sammon, McGoldrick, Hunt (Ambrose). Subs Not Used: Bialkowski, Bajner, Henshall, Clarke. 

LAST COMPETITIVE MEETING

2012/13: Saturday 12th January 2013, Championship: Cardiff City 0-0 Ipswich Town
Cardiff City were held to a goalless draw by Ipswich Town on Saturday afternoon in horrendous weather conditions at Cardiff City Stadium. Aron Gunnarsson had the best opportunity of the match midway through the second half only to see his bullet header scale the crossbar. For Ipswich, substitute Frank Nouble may have grabbed an away victory in second half stoppage time had he better directed his cross-goal effort.

Cardiff City: Marshall, Taylor, Hudson, Turner, Connolly, Whittingham, Conway (Helguson), Noone (Smith), Gunnarsson, Gestede (Mason), Bellamy. Subs Not Used: Lewis, McNaughton, Cowie, Kim Bo-Kyung.

Ipswich Town: Loach, Cresswell, Chambers, Smith, Orr, Edwards, N'daw, Martin (Nouble), Hyam, McGoldrick (Murphy), Mclean (Chopra). Subs Not Used: Lee-Barrett, Hewitt, Kisnorbo, Drury.

Tickets for this match are still available. Please call 0845 345 1400 or buy tickets online now


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