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Fulham thrash 10 men Ipswich - Match Report Cham Md 26

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Match Report

Ipswich Town (0) 4-1 (1) Fulham

Championship Match Day 26 1718 at Craven Cottage

Tuesday 2nd January 2018    KO: 19:45

Referee: Keith Stroud (Hampshire)

Ryan Sessegnon
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Ryan Sessegnon
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An astonishing comeback from Fulham saw them score four goals in seven minutes to defeat 10-man Ipswich 4-1.

Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic gave a start to Aboubakar Kamara who came off the bench to score twice at Hull and he was again on target with a brace against Ipswich.

Fulham started well and Ryan Fredericks crossed low across the Ipswich goal after two minutes, but Kamara failed to connect to the delivery.

The home side were in the ascendancy, and Ipswich goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski had to get down low to save a tight-angled shot from Kamara with 12 minutes gone.

Fulham striker Aboubakar Kamara
Fulham striker
Aboubakar Kamara
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Ipswich offered little, and they were tested again when Oliver Norwood fired a free-kick from 25 yards just over the crossbar after 24 minutes.

With the rain at Craven Cottage resulting in a slick surface, the visitors had their first half-chance after 33 minutes when Martyn Waghorn collected a cross and turned, only to blast his effort well over the crossbar.

Fulham were forced into an early change 10 minutes before the break when Floyd Ayite limped off, to be replaced by Neeskens Kebano.

Kamara once again just failed to get onto a testing delivery into the box after Kebano created the chance.

Match Stats Fulham Ipswich
Goals (0)4 1 (1)
Scorers R Sessegnon 69 Garner 45
  Kamara 72
  Sessegnon 74
  Kamara 76
Goal attempts 25 3
On target 8 1
Shooting Accuracy 32% 33%
Possession 76% 24%
Passes 677 210
Pass Success 88% 68%
Crosses 9 7
Crosses Success 0% 14%
Corners 8 2
Tackles 19 9
Tackles Success 63% 44%
Saves 0 4
Fouls 17 10
Offsides 1 4
Yellows 3 4
Reds 0 1
source: SkySports
Ipswich were forced into a substitution just before the break when Grant Ward was replaced by Freddie Sears.

The visitors took the lead totally against the run of play right on half-time when Joe Garner netted for the second game in a row after heading home a Waghorn free-kick.

Fulham came out in the second half on the front foot and were given an advantage when Jordan Spence was red-carded with 54 minutes gone after barging into Kamara off the ball.

The game was turned on its head in the most dramatic of fashions in less than 10 minutes with the hosts running rampant against the Ipswich defence.

With 21 minutes remaining a lucky miscue off Kebano fell into the path of Ryan Sessegnon who fired home from close range.

Three minutes later Kamara gave Fulham the lead after a deflection fell kindly to him in the box.

The turnaround was completed after 74 minutes when Sessegnon slotted home a cross into the box, before Kamara added a second with a solo run into the area two minutes later.

Fulham: Bettinelli, Fredericks, Odoi, Ream, R Sessegnon (Soares 87'), Cairney, Norwood, Johansen, Ojo (Piazon 65), Kamara, Ayité (Kebano 34)

Unused substitutes: Button, Kalas, McDonald, Rui Fonte

Sessegnon 69 (header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Neeskens Kebano.)
Kamara 72 (left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Oliver Norwood.)
Sessegnon 74 (left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tom Cairney.)
Kamara 76 (right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ryan Sessegnon.)

Booked: Ream (58,f), Piazon (67,sim), Kebano (90+5,arg)

Ipswich Town Bialkowski, Spence, Chambers, Smith, Knudsen, Connolly (Hyam 82), Skuse, Ward (Sears 44), Waghorn, Celina (Iorfa 57), Garner

Unused substitutes: Crowe, Kenlock, Bru, McGoldrick

Garner 45 (header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Martyn Waghorn with a cross following a set piece situation.)

Booked: Connolly (49,f), Garner (90+1,f), Waghorn (90+5,f), Chambers (90+6,d),

Sent Off: Spence (54,vc),

Referee: Keith Stroud (Hampshire)

Attendance: 17,415

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