Oct 6, 2012 at 5.20pm UK at ​Portman Road
IpswichIpswich Town
CardiffCardiff City
Campbell (45')
Drury (42')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Helguson (63', 88')

Result: Ipswich Town 1-2 Cardiff City

Heidar Helguson
© PA Photos
Heidar Helguson scores twice to pile more misery on Ipswich and send Cardiff back to the top of the Championship.

Heidar Helguson netted twice in the second half to snatch Cardiff City a victory at Ipswich Town this evening.

The home side were the dominant force in the opening 45 but Cardiff had the first chance when Mark Hudson was left unmarked at a free kick but couldn't divert goalwards.

New Ipswich loan signing DJ Campbell squandered a chance to put Ipswich ahead before Jay Emmanuel-Thomas stung the palms of David Marshall with a rasping effort from distance.

Daryl Murphy's header from two yards then bounced onto the frame of the goal before Campbell put Ipswich ahead in stoppage time at the end of the first half.

Lee Martin cut in from the left and floated over a cross that evaded everyone before striking Campbell clearly on the hand but he was not penalised.

Paul Jewell's men had the chance to double the lead 10 minutes into the second period but Emmanuel-Thomas blazed over after beating the Cardiff defence.

High-flying Cardiff began to turn the screw midway through the second period and they found an equaliser when Ipswich keeper Scott Loach spilled a cross and Helguson poked home from a yard.

Helguson scored the winner three minutes from time by meeting a deep cross unmarked at the back post.

He then almost handed Ipswich a late equaliser by inadvertently heading against his crossbar.

Cardiff go back to the top of the Championship while Ipswich stay rooted in the bottom three.

Paul Jewell
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