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.

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.

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.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Ipswich

  • 13 Stockdale
  • 03 Cresswell Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 05 Delaney (Ingimarsson - 48' )
  • 25 Collins
  • 06 Leadbitter
  • 07 Edwards
  • 08 Bowyer Booked
  • 09 E'-Thomas
  • 15 Andrews
  • 21 Bullard (Chopra - 60' )
  • 18 Ellington (Scotland - 60' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Lee-Barrett
  • 04 Ingimarsson
  • 26 Wabara
  • 10 Chopra
  • 14 Scotland

Crystal Palace

  • 01 Speroni
  • 02 Clyne
  • 03 Wright
  • 05 McCarthy
  • 06 Gardner
  • 08 Dikgacoi Booked (Williams - 74' )
  • 15 Jedinak
  • 04 Parr
  • 11 Scannell (Easter - 88' )
  • 16 Zaha
  • 17 Murray

Substitutes

  • 34 Price
  • 38 Ramage
  • 20 Williams
  • 28 O'Keefe
  • 19 Easter
Ref: Phillips
Att: 24,763

Match Stats

Shots

7 14

On target

4 9

Corners

4 7

Fouls

12 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:05 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +3:34

The official flags Glenn Murray offside. David Stockdale restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +2:27

Direct free kick taken by Patrick McCarthy.

90:00 +2:27 Booking

Booking Lee Bowyer receives a caution.

90:00 +2:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Williams by Lee Bowyer.

90:00 +1:42 Dismissal

Dismissal Aaron Cresswell is shown a red card.

90:00 +0:11

Foul by Patrick McCarthy on Michael Chopra, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by David Stockdale.

89:09

Jason Scotland gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mile Jedinak. Julian Speroni takes the direct free kick.

88:32

Corner taken left-footed by Aaron Cresswell, clearance by Anthony Gardner.

87:20 Substitution

Substitution Sean Scannell leaves the field to be replaced by Jermaine Easter.

87:05

Shot from just outside the area by Glenn Murray goes over the bar.

86:28

The ball is sent over by Carlos Edwards, Nathaniel Clyne makes a save.

85:40

The ball is swung over by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, save by Julian Speroni.

84:48

Centre by Glenn Murray, Danny Collins makes a clearance.

82:02

Michael Chopra fouled by Patrick McCarthy, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas from left wing, save by Julian Speroni.

80:58

The ball is sent over by Aaron Cresswell, save by Julian Speroni.

78:33

Keith Andrews has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

76:59

Foul by Aaron Cresswell on Wilfried Zaha, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Mile Jedinak from right channel.

75:17

Foul by Wilfried Zaha on Lee Bowyer, free kick awarded. Aaron Cresswell crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Wilfried Zaha.

74:52

The ball is swung over by Jonathan Williams, David Stockdale makes a save.

73:09

Corner taken right-footed by Sean Scannell from the left by-line, Lee Bowyer makes a clearance.

73:09 Substitution

Substitution Jonathan Williams is brought on as a substitute for Kagisho Dikgacoi.

71:58

Michael Chopra takes a shot. Blocked by Nathaniel Clyne.

70:43

Keith Andrews delivers the ball, Patrick McCarthy makes a clearance.

70:30

The ball is swung over by Kagisho Dikgacoi, clearance by Ivar Ingimarsson.

69:04

Unfair challenge on Lee Bowyer by Wilfried Zaha results in a free kick. David Stockdale takes the free kick.

64:11

A cross is delivered by Sean Scannell, Jason Scotland gets a block in.

63:38

Sean Scannell takes a shot. Grant Leadbitter gets a block in. Corner taken short by Sean Scannell.

62:02

Sean Scannell takes a shot. Save made by David Stockdale. Corner taken right-footed by Sean Scannell from the left by-line, clearance by Keith Andrews.

59:11 Substitution

Substitution Jason Scotland on for Nathan Ellington.

59:11 Substitution

Substitution (Ipswich) makes a substitution, with Michael Chopra coming on for Jimmy Bullard.

57:54

Foul by Jimmy Bullard on Mile Jedinak, free kick awarded. Mile Jedinak shoots direct from the free kick, save made by David Stockdale.

56:10

The ball is crossed by Jonathan Parr, save by David Stockdale.

55:32

Wilfried Zaha sends in a cross, Mile Jedinak takes a shot. Save made by David Stockdale.

54:02

Assist on the goal came from Sean Scannell.

54:02 Goal scored

Goal! - Patrick McCarthy - Ipswich 0 - 1 C Palace Patrick McCarthy scores a goal from just outside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Ipswich 0-1 Crystal Palace.

53:59

A cross is delivered by Sean Scannell,

53:10

Glenn Murray fouled by Danny Collins, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Sean Scannell.

51:52

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Julian Speroni.

51:31

The ball is crossed by Keith Andrews, Mile Jedinak gets a block in.

49:25

The ball is crossed by Jonathan Parr, Glenn Murray has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar.

48:47

The ball is sent over by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, clearance by Jonathan Parr.

47:24 Substitution

Substitution Ivar Ingimarsson comes on in place of Damien Delaney.

46:30

Centre by Aaron Cresswell, Julian Speroni makes a save.

45:37

Effort on goal by Carlos Edwards from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +1:07 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

44:34

Centre by Jonathan Parr, save by David Stockdale.

43:45

Unfair challenge on Wilfried Zaha by Lee Bowyer results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sean Scannell from right wing, Grant Leadbitter manages to make a clearance.

43:30

Sean Scannell delivers the ball, Damien Delaney makes a clearance.

42:09

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas takes a shot. Julian Speroni makes a save. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jimmy Bullard.

40:45

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Sean Scannell from the right by-line, Glenn Murray takes a shot. Damien Delaney gets a block in.

40:10

Nathan Ellington concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Parr. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sean Scannell, Danny Collins manages to make a clearance.

38:13

Kagisho Dikgacoi takes a shot. Blocked by Keith Andrews. Short corner taken by Sean Scannell from the right by-line.

37:10

Wilfried Zaha produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

35:51

Jimmy Bullard takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Glenn Murray manages to make a clearance.

35:00

Free kick awarded for a foul by Anthony Gardner on Nathan Ellington. Jimmy Bullard takes the free kick.

31:49

Corner taken by Jimmy Bullard from the right by-line, clearance by Patrick McCarthy.

31:13

Direct free kick taken by David Stockdale.

31:13 Booking

Booking Kagisho Dikgacoi goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

31:05

Kagisho Dikgacoi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Bowyer.

30:44

Jonathan Parr takes a shot. Blocked by Damien Delaney.

29:28

Free kick crossed right-footed by Sean Scannell.

29:28 Booking

Booking The referee books Aaron Cresswell for unsporting behaviour.

29:12

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Wilfried Zaha by Aaron Cresswell.

27:29

Damien Delaney takes a shot. Blocked by Anthony Gardner.

25:26

Glenn Murray is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Danny Collins.

23:38

Aaron Cresswell delivers the ball, clearance by Patrick McCarthy.

21:49

The ball is delivered by Carlos Edwards, Header by Lee Bowyer from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

19:59

Glenn Murray is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Keith Andrews takes the direct free kick.

16:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mile Jedinak by Keith Andrews. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Mile Jedinak.

15:53

Outswinging corner taken by Sean Scannell from the right by-line, Grant Leadbitter manages to make a clearance.

15:17

Keith Andrews takes a shot. Blocked by Anthony Gardner.

14:38

Effort from long range by Sean Scannell goes wide right of the target.

13:43

Wilfried Zaha delivers the ball, Effort from 20 yards by Kagisho Dikgacoi. Aaron Cresswell makes a clearance.

11:03

Aaron Cresswell fouled by Wilfried Zaha, the ref awards a free kick. Damien Delaney restarts play with the free kick.

10:24

Glenn Murray gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Collins. Direct free kick taken by Danny Collins.

7:30

Wilfried Zaha crosses the ball.

7:17

Nathan Ellington gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony Gardner. Direct free kick taken by Julian Speroni.

6:15

Shot from 12 yards by Anthony Gardner. Blocked by Nathan Ellington.

6:08

Aaron Cresswell crosses the ball.

5:46

Nathaniel Clyne sends in a cross, clearance made by Jimmy Bullard.

4:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Keith Andrews by Glenn Murray. Carlos Edwards takes the direct free kick.

2:50

Nathan Ellington gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Patrick McCarthy. Direct free kick taken by Patrick McCarthy.

1:46

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas delivers the ball.

1:03

Centre by Wilfried Zaha, clearance by Damien Delaney. Corner from the left by-line taken by Sean Scannell, clearance by Lee Bowyer.

0:40

Foul by Danny Collins on Glenn Murray, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Nathaniel Clyne.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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