Crystal Palace 3 Ipswich Town 2
CRYSTAL PALACE cast their financial troubles to one side to leave a damaging dent on Ipswich's push for automatic promotion from Division One. Palace, who went into administration last week, served up an exhilarating second-half display to stretch their unbeaten home run to 15 League games.
Palace, unbeaten at home since Sept 12, fell behind inside 10 minutes when goalkeeper Kevin Miller totally misjudged a long free-kick from Mark Venus. The ball bounced up over the hapless Miller and David Johnson won the race to head his 13th goal of the season.
Palace's industry was largely misplaced against Ipswich's well-oiled defence, but they rocked the visitors with a classic one-two either side of half-time.
First Hayden Mullins rose to direct in Jamie Smith's cross as the interval loomed. Then, within 40 seconds of the restart, Clinton Morrison headed a second after Richard Wright had saved at close range from Fan Zhiyi.
Ipswich levelled on 64 minutes when Johnson's cross picked out Jamie Clapham to score with a flying header, but Palace were finding the gaps and Morrison squeezed home the winner in the 72nd minute.