Nov 6, 2012 at 8pm UK at ‚ÄčSelhurst Park
Crystal Palace
5-0
IpswichIpswich Town
Bolasie (24'), Murray (50' pen., 55' pen., 63'), Moritz (90')
Dikgacoi (32'), Zaha (81')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Reo-Coker (49')

Half-Time Report: Crystal Palace edge Ipswich Town by Yannick Bolasie goal

Blackpool manager Ian Holloway
© PA Photos
Crystal Palace take a 1-0 lead into the half-time break over Ipswich Town as Ian Holloway tries to secure his first victory since taking charge at Selhurst Park.

Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway will be the happier of the new coaches at Selhurst Park after his side took the lead over Ipswich Town through Yannick Bolasie.

Mick McCarthy's Tractor Boys were able to hold off Palace in the early stages of the contest by pushing their defenders up the pitch and preventing Holloway's team from finding a rhythm.

Despite a composed start, Palace showed their first signs of intent through Owen Garvan, who struck the ball towards the net but it just went wide to the left of the posts.

The breakthrough came courtesy of a shot from inside the box by Bolasie, which blasted into the top-right corner of the goal.

Palace went into the break with one yellow card after Kagisho Dikgacoi was cautioned for unsporting behaviour after he brought down Aaron Cresswell in the final third.

The closest Ipswich came to finding an equaliser was through DJ Campbell, who tried a shot towards goal in the final 10 minutes of the half but it was gathered by Julian Speroni.

Mick McCarthy smiles before ipswich take on Birmingham
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